Vello Fabric Softbox for Portable Flash (Medium)

Vello Fabric Softbox for Portable Flash (Medium)

Vello Fabric Softbox for Portable Flash (Medium)

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Product Highlights

  • Softens and Diffuses Light
  • Reduces Shadows and Hot Spots
  • Fits Most Portable Flash Units
  • Folds Flat for Easy Storage
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The Fabric Softbox for Portable Flash (Medium) from Vello is designed to improve the quality of the light from your shoe-mounted flash unit. It has a soft white fabric interior lining that diminishes the harsh effects that often result from using a shoe-mounted flash unit, delivering diffused light and soft shadows. It has windows which allow for extra fill light. Touch-tab fasteners are included for mounting the unit to your flash.

Window openings for fill light
Softens and diffuses flash light, producing soft, even illumination
Reduces harsh shadows and hot spots
Folds flat for easy storage
UPC: 847628029002
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Vello Fabric Softbox for Portable Flash (Medium)
  • Touch-Tab Fasteners
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    • 1Description
    Modifier Type Softbox
    Attachment Method Hook & Loop
    Dimensions H: 6.0 x W: 8.0" / H: 15.2 x W: 20.3 cm
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.25 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.2 x 6.3 x 0.7"
    Fabric Softbox for Portable Flash (Medium) is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 40.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works very well with cinch strap This is just the right size for me and works very well, with three things to consider. First, as others said, buy the cinch strap. Second, make sure the soft box is extended all the way, otherwise you lose most of its effect (see pictures). Last, in my case the soft box blocks the IR focus assist light of my Nikon flash. The easy solution is to turn that off and let the camera handle focus assist light. The patch in the middle of the softbox softens the direct light from the flash and seems to be perfect.
    Date published: 2015-01-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great softbox regardless of price. This softbox is everything it claims to be. Sturdy but lightweight, it attaches to my Canon 430EXII in seconds with the optional Cinch Strap. Gives off very soft lighting, and when used with my Vello above-the-camera flash bracket, shadows are not even noticeable. Folds flat and fits nicely in my camera bag. Very useful as a fill-in flash as well.
    Date published: 2014-03-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works great I use this for nightlife/event photography, in lower-light situations where there aren't as many competing light sources and thus having something like this makes it so that I'm not blinding everyone in the room with my flash going off. It also stays on my flash (I had to buy a vello cinch strap, which also works perfectly and is cheap).
    Date published: 2014-02-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Soft Light, Folds Up Nicely This thing does a great job at softening a flash, it makes it really look natural. It also folds up to a flat sheet very nicely to fit in my LowePro backpack. My only regret is that you have to stick velcro onto your flash for a secure mounting, but that's minor.
    Date published: 2012-09-05
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Needs to be redesigned doesn't hold it The softbox sounded good in the product description so I purchased one. It ships almost flat and when you attempt to open it up to use the sides buckle in (fabric doesn't stay in place). I tried to push the sides out to hold the shape and it collapses back down. It seems as though there should be a piece of wire in the sides to hold the shape. If you can get it to hold open, it does work just don't expect to be able to fold it flat to fit in a gear bag and have it pop back open to use.
    Date published: 2015-03-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good portable solution Product works as expected. This is a very solid option if you are on the go and need to pack light. I recently used the soft box for some corporate head shots and had great results.
    Date published: 2015-03-03
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from soft box This additional tool with my sb-700 really helps soften the light on my images...
    Date published: 2015-02-03
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fantastic add-on for a speedlight Diffuses, as promised. Fits well, though in hindsight I would've purchased the securing strap (sold separately) rather than having to apply velcro to my speedlight 600EX-RT. Then again, maybe it's better not to be carrying another thing in my bag. Would be nice if it fit over top of the gel holder. I haven't tried, but it's already quite snug. In fact I'm hoping the gel holder still fits given my placement of the velcro.
    Date published: 2014-02-02
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