Photek Softlighter Hot Shoe Diffuser Kit (46")

BH #PHHSD5000K • MFR #HSD-50K
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Photek Softlighter Hot Shoe Diffuser Kit (46")
Key Features
  • Studio-Quality Light From Small Flash
  • Umbrella, Diffuser, Adapter Included
  • Gold & Silver Discs for Color Control
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.
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Photek SoftLighter 46" Overview

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

Photek SoftLighter 46" Specs

Size46.0" / 116.8 cm
Interior ColorWhite
ExteriorBlack
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.65 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)30.1 x 3.6 x 3.5"
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Can this version also be used with monolights?
Asked by: Paolo
This is a standard Photek Softlighter umbrella, so it can still be switched between a monolight and a shoe mount flash.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2019-07-29

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Another question about the 46 softlighter... what light stand do you recommend using to support the weight of the light?
Asked by: Sharon
There are many light stands that are good to use with this set up.I have listed some below. But I do recommend if you use this outside to get a sand bag to help prevent it from blowing over in the wind.
Answered by: Robert K.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Why not use the sock version, will it not work with speed light? Also, hot shoe ? Shouldn't it be cold shoe ?
Asked by: John
The standard Photek SoftLighter Umbrella with Removable 8mm Shaft (46 ), B&H # PHSL5000FG (with the sock as you describe it), is designed for use with monolight fixtures, not hot shoe speedlights. The sock as you state is centered around the umbrella shaft, and as most all monolights and/or studio strobes typically have built-in umbrella shafts and are designed to rest close to the center umbrella shaft, the sock is designed to wrap around the monolight or studio strobe and can then be sealed with Velcro to prevent light from escaping.Hot shoe flashes are not designed to fit onto light stands; as their name indicates, they are designed to connect to the hot shoe on the top of your camera. As such, to use a hot shoe flash on a light stand, a stand adapter or an umbrella adapter is required. By design, the umbrella shaft receptacle is below the head of the hot shoe flash, which is much taller and has the head of the hot shoe speedlight anywhere from 6-9 inches above the center umbrella shaft. There is no way the standard Softlighter diffuser cover would work with a hot shoe speedlight flash. The Softlight Hot Shoe Diffuser kit has a long vertical slit with Velcro that allows the taller hot shoe flash and umbrella adapter to all sit inside the umbrella and to then be sealed for usage.The item is called the Photek Softlighter Hot Shoe Diffuser Kit as it is designed for hot shoe flashes. The name of the kit is not in reference to the shoe mount adapter on which the flash connects (which would be a cold shoe); it is in reference to the flash type for which it is designed.
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2018-08-28

If I used this with a Canon 600EX-RT ii ...

If I used this with a Canon 600EX-RT ii speedlite, how far from a couple would I be able to place it at sunset. Would it have enough power to be 8-10 feet away? Or does a single speedlite only work if you are using it close up to a model in the studio? Thanks
Asked by: tim
A Canon 600 EX-IIRT in this modifier will be capable of 8-10 feet in most cases shooting at sunset.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2019-06-06

Will the 8mm shaft work for the Profoto B1?

Will the 8mm shaft work for the Profoto B1?
Asked by: Dan
Yes
Answered by: Gareth
Date published: 2021-07-30

Will this SoftLighter work well with a Godox ...

Will this SoftLighter work well with a Godox AD200?
Asked by: Timothy
Yes they work together
Answered by: vilson
Date published: 2021-02-24

How many stops of light do you lose with the ...

How many stops of light do you lose with the diffuser on?
Asked by: SCOTT
About one
Answered by: Matt
Date published: 2021-09-01

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Will this work with the Interfit Honey Badger, which has a flange?
Asked by: Darryl
While you can use the umbrella with the Honey Badger monolight, the diffusion cover will not fit the outer flange of this light.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2019-08-08
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