Photek Softlighter Hot Shoe Diffuser Kit (46")

Photek Softlighter Hot Shoe Diffuser Kit (46")

Photek Softlighter Hot Shoe Diffuser Kit (46")

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Photek Softlighter Hot Shoe Diffuser Kit (46")

Photek Softlighter Hot Shoe Diffuser Kit (46")

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Product Highlights

  • Studio-Quality Light From Small Flash
  • Umbrella, Diffuser, Adapter Included
  • Gold & Silver Discs for Color Control
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If you're looking for better light using your on-camera flash, Photek's Softlighter Hot Shoe Diffuser Kit (46") fits the bill: you get a 46" umbrella with a white interior and black removable cover, a diffuser panel with an opening for a hot shoe flash (not included) and the umbrella shaft, a set of touch fastener tabs for the flash head, a hot shoe umbrella/light stand adapter with an adjustable hot shoe locking plate for mounting the flash/umbrella to a stand, and a set of silver and gold discs for modifying the color of the light. This setup gives you a broad, soft studio-quality light using only a battery-powered "on-camera" flash.

Studio-quality light from small flash
Umbrella, diffuser, adapter, and touch fastener tabs included
UPC: 811761011248
In the Box
Photek Softlighter Hot Shoe Diffuser Kit (46")
  • OP Series Umbrella (White Interior and Removable Black Cover)
  • Diffuser Panel
  • Set of Silver/Gold Light Discs
  • Set of Touch Fastener Tabs
  • Soft Case
  • Shoe Mount Umbrella Adapter
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    Photek HSD-50K specs

    Size 46.0" / 116.8 cm
    Interior White
    Exterior Black
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.65 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 30.1 x 3.6 x 3.5"

    Photek HSD-50K reviews

    Softlighter Hot Shoe Diffuser Kit (46") is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 14.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Versatile producing great light. This is the crown jewel of my streamlined kit. I only have gear that is easy to setup and tear down (No soft boxes allowed!) Although this is my most complex piece of kit, I still can't get over how much one can do with it. From regular bounce umbrella to shoot-thru, to brolly box, to pseudo-octo box and the option of having silver, gold, black (gold reversed) reflector inserts. I will never run out of uses for this thing. It is the best quality umbrella I own (vs. photoflex and impact) - as soon as I took it out of the kit the built quality was apparent. Comes with a great speedlight hotshoe/umbrella adapter as well. I'm buying more!
    Date published: 2012-05-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from can,t believe I shoot without it before When I setup my new umbrella,instantly after first shot I had to change name umbrellafor soft box.It cover so perfectly and soft my model,that all problems was gone in 1/125 of sec.Very easy and quick instalation made my new tool very mobile.I hate feel wind and cold,and lose time with my equipment on the location,so always I take time to make find out only the best and more reliable staff with me.BH they know that I am not easy,but if I get what I need,I always can,t stop to buy.Its my main light,and all around I fill up with rapid box,26hecto,and also two hear,and strip box from the same Westcott rapid box serii.All this pieces perfectly fit in my bag,and very fast go out...
    Date published: 2013-05-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant product that creates beautiful light In love with the photek softlighter diffuser kit!! Gorgeous light, easy to set up, high quality. This is a great solution for beautiful, portable lighting for anyone using off-camera flash. I thought I would need to purchase a strobe and modifiers etc., but this is working perfectly for me (I don't need a higher sync speed at the moment) and saved me a lot of trouble and money.
    Date published: 2017-08-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product for better looking photography. The Softlighter diffuser 46kit is a high quality, light weight, quick and easy to setup. Very reasonable price for a product that increases the light quality of a small hotshoe flash or LED light source.
    Date published: 2017-10-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice diffuser Easy to use. Nice and light-weight but could see how any significant wind would topple and damage this. will have to invest in something to stabilize it. Nice results in diffusing speed light
    Date published: 2013-04-25
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Beautiful light This is a very nice light modifier. So simple to set up and use. The only thing I don't like is the seam down the middle and the way you can see it in the catch lights.
    Date published: 2016-04-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice diffuser for a good price I use this product for portrait photography. This item is easy to setup and is versatile. Being able to use it as an umbrella reflector and a diffuser is awesome.
    Date published: 2013-04-08
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don't be fooled As many photographers will agree, shooting in the field can be difficult, especially if you use cumbersome lighting equipment like umbrellas and reflectors, and you don't have anyone to help you. I did some online research and realized the Softlighter satisfied many of my needs. It included a convertible umbrella (with removable black backing to allow me to shoot through it), and most importantly, boasted a diffuser with an offset hole to allow me to use a wireless speedlight so I wouldn't have to lug any additional lighting equipment than I needed to. The problem is that the diffuser offset opening from the advertised photo is not what comes in the package (see attached photo). The actual opening is centered and surrounded by elastic fabric that reminds me of a sock. The only way to take advantage of the diffuser is to somehow mount the speedlight inside the umbrella, which does not allow for easy access to the speedlight to change settings, thereby negating the benefit of using this kit. I explained this to the folks at B&H who were shocked to hear about it and very helpful in helping me piece together a different (and cheaper) alternative, albeit, without the diffuser I was hoping to get. They assured me that this was not a fluke and that all of the units they had in stock had the same type of centered diffuser. Otherwise, the parts of the kit are well-constructed and sturdy. I was disappointed to have to return it, but it didn't suit my needs.
    Date published: 2016-02-23
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