Profoto 5' RFi Octa Softbox

Profoto 5' RFi Octa Softbox

Profoto 5' RFi Octa Softbox

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  • Front and Inner Diffusers
  • Diffusers are Removable
  • Optional Adapters for Most Brands

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Profoto 254712 overview

  • 1Description

The Profoto RFi 5' Octa Softbox is an octagonal light-shaping tool that is ideally suited to groups, portraiture, fashion work, or any field that requires the unique wrap-around qualities of an 8-sided light source. This size makes it a good choice for location work and other work where lightness and compactness are of benefit. The RFi softboxes are compatible with more than 20 different flash brands through a wide range of speedring adapters. Note: Speedring is not included.

High-quality fabrics and reinforced seams, edges, and corners guarantee a long life time
Color-codes and touch-fastener attachments result in hassle-free assembly and disassembly
Soft grid is available as an optional accessory
Possible to use as a reflector by removing diffusers
In the Box
Profoto 5' RFi Octa Softbox
  • 8 x Support Rod
  • Inner Diffuser with Touch-Fastener Attachments
  • Front Diffuser with Touch-Fastener Attachments
  • Woven Transport Bag
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    Profoto 254712 specs

    Shape Octagon
    Interior Silver
    Requires Speed Ring Yes, Not Included
    Accepts Grids Yes
    Removable Front Face Yes
    Removable Interior Baffle Yes
    Circular Dimensions : 60.0 x D: 18.5" / : 150.0 x D: 47.0 cm
    Weight 6.6 lb / 3.0 kg
    Packaging Infotrbzzzaabqeutqaff
    Package Weight 6.45 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 38.4 x 9.5 x 2.5"

    Profoto 254712 reviews

    5' RFi Octa Softbox is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 39.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Five Feet of Love The 5' RFI Octa is a beautiful source. It's big enough to light a small room on it's own and it's great for portraits, especially nice with the grid. I also like to pull the diffusion off and use it like a big umbrella, but with the flashcube facing the subject. It has a harder effect, but with smaller and more open shadows. It's very nicely made compared to the photoflex/impact price range of soft boxes and not terribly more expensive. Other reviews mention it being difficult to set up, but I found that to be false. I have three different speed rings and it's easy with all of them. It is on the larger size, but it isn't as deep as something like a large chimera super, so it is a bit easier to handle.
    Date published: 2016-02-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from provides an excellent source of soft lighting. Used this on a couple wedding shoots and worked perfectly. I had to move a couple different locations for this assignment so to a save on assembly time at the sites I assembled the softbox and removed 4 splines from the speed ring on each side allowing me to move it quickly without complete disassembly allowing me to flatten it enough to move in my vehicle. I would say the only downside would be the assembly time. it took me about 20 min to assemble but time may improve as the receiving pockets break in a little and I get a little faster. I found the easiest way is to step a leg through the back to bend rods into the speed ring; once together It is an Awesome light source built to Profoto standards.
    Date published: 2016-10-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this modifier! The 5' RFi Octa Softbox is extremely easy to put together and the light it generates is beautiful. It is wonderful for head-shots as well as Bridal sessions in the studio. My suggestion is to always use it with a C-Stand as it does have a little weight to it.
    Date published: 2017-01-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Light Build quality, fit, and finish are all excellent as one would expect from Profoto. I really like the rhino hide texturized outer finish. It appears strong and durable. Contrary to what I've heard elsewhere, assembly was straight forward and quite manageable for one person. If you learned how to assemble a softbox correctly then you shouldn't have trouble with this one. Insert a rod into the speed ring; next, insert the opposing rod by pushing the outer end into a carpeted floor or against a wall corner (per Profoto's instructions) to bend the rod into fitting the speed ring; repeat. The process takes a bit a umph but is totally manageable indoors and by just one person. If you try to assemble a 5' Octa designed for indoor use on a windy beach or park, then expect trouble; you'll likely need an assistant. Disassembly is a bit harder as the tension on the rods is very strong. Maybe this will ease up as the new fabric stretches out over time. It's difficult to get a good grip on the ends of the smooth thin rods to pull out of the speed ring. I had to use pliers and a bit more umph to get the process going, but once the first two rods were out, the rest came easy. The inner and outer baffles are removable; you can use the Octa with one, both, or none. Using the optional 50 degree grid provides greater directional control over light spread. I love the versatility of this softbox!
    Date published: 2017-01-23
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid Quality I bought this after refusing to buy another company's umbrella for the 4th time, even though I loved it, I just needed something that is rugged and dependable. This is definitely that. The light quality is big and beautiful. All parts are well made, though I wish the inner diffuser attached via clips like it does on the newer portable beauty dish. Instead it's just velcro tabs. It is a bit tough to wrestle together and it does take more time than I'd like to set up. You get what you pay for and this is fantastic.
    Date published: 2016-06-08
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from great, but stiff at start It feels just as sturdy as the top line profoto 5' octa. We'll see in the long run. I almost sent it back at firsrt, wondering why 2 of the velcros in the back were not closing. I check around the rods, and they were all the way in the octa, but two of them were actually 1/4in off out of the speedring. Pushing harder all the way in made the trick. It's really precisely built.
    Date published: 2014-02-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Quality and terrific modifier I use the 5' octa for headshots to small families and asa window type source for product work. The profoto 5' octa is well built and produces a beautiful light quality. The materials are top notch and the light quality is equal to the predecessor, at a significant savings. Difficult to tell a difference in quality of build and light between the two. Until Profoto with a well built collapsable, this unit will serve me well.
    Date published: 2013-07-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing light quality The 5' RFi Octa Softbox by Profoto is the best softbox I've ever used! It's a bit tricky to assemble and disassemble but after the first two or three tries you get the hang of it and can put it together in less than 10 minutes. I use it in combination with Profoto RFi Speedlight Speedring and two Canon 600EX-RT speedlites. It gives consistently amazing results! Keep in mind that this thing is HUGE but folds down to unbelievably small size and can be stored easily. I absolutely love it!!
    Date published: 2016-05-24
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