Bowens Lumiair Octobank (36")

Bowens Lumiair Octobank (36")

Bowens Lumiair Octobank (36")

B&H # BOBW1530 MFR # BW-1530

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Product Highlights

  • Reflective Interior
  • Shallow Construction
  • Removable Baffle and Front Face
  • No Hotspots
  • Basic Speed Ring and Bowens Insert
  • Carry Case
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This Bowens Lumiair Octobank (36") is one of the most popular softboxes in the line. The unique shape and large surface area of this softbox create a signature wrap-around light quality with natural catchlights in the eyes.

For years, Bowens has designed and manufactured the industry's finest range of professional softboxes and now draws on this considerable experience to create the pinnacle in softbox design: the Lumiair.

Precision tension ensures the straightest edges delivering the perfect cut-off for fashion and portrait work, while the optimum color calibration of the reflective interior surface together with shallow construction, offers the highest degree of light efficiency.

Add to this two layers of diffusion and you have a completely even spread of light - no more than 1/2 stop from center to edge, with no distracting hotspots. Each Lumiair softbox comes complete with a simple zip-up carry case to ensure safe and easy transportation to location shoots. Lumiair professional softboxes also include the main canopy, a rear cowl, front diffuser, internal diffuser and support rods.

Lumiair softboxes come with a 2-part speed ring - a basic ring accepts the rods and the included Bowens insert. There are also inserts available for most other flash head brands.

In the Box
Bowens Lumiair Octobank (36")
  • Main Canopy
  • Rear Cowl
  • Front Diffuser
  • Internal Diffuser
  • 8 x Support Rods
  • Replacement Speedring for Bowens Lumiair, Wafer Soft Boxes and Light Banks
  • S-type Adapter for Bowens and Wafer Softboxes
  • Carry Case
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    Bowens BW-1530 specs

    Shape Octagonal
    Compatibility Most major flash brands
    Removable Front Face Yes
    Removable Interior Baffle Yes
    Accepts Grids Yes
    Requires Speed Ring Yes
    Dimensions 35 x 35 x 16" (90 x 90 x 46.6 cm)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 4.4 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 37.0 x 9.0 x 3.0"

    Bowens BW-1530 reviews

    Lumiair Octobank (36") is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 11.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Light quality This came bundled as a special with my Bowens Monolights. Since I wanted to try an Octo anyways it was a no brainer. My first portraits with it came out great. The reflective interior along with the shape packs a punch but the double diffusion keeps it from being harsh. This will add rounder catchlights than a rectangular box and I cannot wait to try this light close to a face and allow the light to wrap around it. It is the most attractive light modifier I own as well. The graphics on the side coupled with the yellow piping make this look very attractive.
    Date published: 2013-07-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good, Robust Modifier This is a very well constructed and versatile piece of equipment. Quality is high and I'd fully expect it to last well. Assembles and disassembles easily. Silver lined, so due to its diameter and depth, produces quite a focused source, with limited spread and defined specular reflections. This means it's not generally applicable for product work, but good for portraiture, especially broad highlights. All in all, a very nice, competitively priced addition to a Bowens based studio kit.
    Date published: 2013-10-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from There's a Reason this Octo has 5 stars Buying a good soft box for your light is like buying a good lens for your camera body. You get what you pay for. You get an even distribution of light. NO hotspots.
    Date published: 2014-11-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Well Made Product The unit is very well built and has a quality look. The unit ships in a sturdy box and is easy to construct. I would probably not take it apart to transport so if you have a small car then maybe you would. I would recommend this to a friend. I am considering the purchase of the larger version.
    Date published: 2014-10-05
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from excellent I use the octobox for portraits, and outdoors for action shooting cyclists and mtn bikers. It does take a little longer to get together than an umbrella style octobox- but I'm fine with it as it does break down really small for carrying and a good assistant can build it and break it down pretty quick.
    Date published: 2015-06-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good product Easy to setup and work like it was intended to.Easy to store and setup when using the speed ring a must have to complement it. Yes I would recommend it.
    Date published: 2014-09-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Quality Nicely made and easy to put together. Looks like it will last a while - definitely a pro standard piece of kit. Does exactly what you'd expect it to.
    Date published: 2013-09-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from High quality Its perfect for product and portrait photography. It gives soft and equal light in the center and sides. Very well built and good looking !
    Date published: 2013-09-11
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