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ChimeraSuper Pro Plus Softbox, White - Small
 
4.6

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

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90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (8)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Long-lasting (6)
  • Good color value (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • General purpose (5)
  • Indoors (4)
  • Portraits (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (7), Photo enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

As Expected

There are some brands that you can always count on in the world of professional photography. After 40+ years of buying and using professional gear I've learned who I can turn to and for...Read complete review

There are some brands that you can always count on in the world of professional photography. After 40+ years of buying and using professional gear I've learned who I can turn to and for lighting controls, Chimera is at the top of my list.

I bought this item for table-top photographs of gallery quality, fine art and functional pottery and crafts. I use it in a workshop I teach for artists too so they can learn some the tricks of the trade for producing great images of their work using a single light source and some bounce cards. The images are used for their archival records, web galleries and submissions to enter juried craft shows.

Chimera products are always high quality and well made for their purpose and this one is no exception producing beautiful, soft and even light.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Nice quality softbox

I use it both with a speedring that allows speedlite attachment and with a quick release elinchrom ring with my Quadra head. Quality of light is great. Back of box is wide open and...Read complete review

I use it both with a speedring that allows speedlite attachment and with a quick release elinchrom ring with my Quadra head. Quality of light is great. Back of box is wide open and closes around head with Velcro. Much more Velcro so needed for a good seal. Strange design. You'll notice in accessories they sell what resemble clothes pins. I guess that's to substitute for not having enough Velcro.

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5.0

An essential lighting tool.

By shotfive

from NYC

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Lightweight
  • Long-Lasting

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Super Pro Plus Softbox, White - Small:

      Great soft box, used primarily for portraits and occasional still life. Predictable light quality, rugged build and easy to set up/tear down. An essential lighting tool.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      As Expected

      By Rod

      from Dallas, TX

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Long-Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Portraits
        • TableTop

        Comments about Super Pro Plus Softbox, White - Small:

        There are some brands that you can always count on in the world of professional photography. After 40+ years of buying and using professional gear I've learned who I can turn to and for lighting controls, Chimera is at the top of my list.

        I bought this item for table-top photographs of gallery quality, fine art and functional pottery and crafts. I use it in a workshop I teach for artists too so they can learn some the tricks of the trade for producing great images of their work using a single light source and some bounce cards. The images are used for their archival records, web galleries and submissions to enter juried craft shows.

        Chimera products are always high quality and well made for their purpose and this one is no exception producing beautiful, soft and even light.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        good value

        By Feral Fox

        from Seattle, WA

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Good Color Value
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use

          Comments about Super Pro Plus Softbox, White - Small:

          I use this on location for small products. Build quality good, tho some velcro tabs are off-center - doesn't affect functionality. The diffusers that are supplied are quite dense, so be prepared to pump a lot more light through it. Very versatile with two positions for internal diffuser combinations. Possible to combine 3 diffusers when utilizing all the velcro tab positions - 2 internal, 1 external - but the combined weight of them is just at the limit of the wands' holding strength. Beefier wands would be an improvement.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Nice quality softbox

          By Mdjak

          from Westchester county, NY

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Good Color Value
          • Long-Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Indoors
            • Low Light
            • Outdoors
            • Portraits

            Comments about Super Pro Plus Softbox, White - Small:

            I use it both with a speedring that allows speedlite attachment and with a quick release elinchrom ring with my Quadra head. Quality of light is great. Back of box is wide open and closes around head with Velcro. Much more Velcro so needed for a good seal. Strange design. You'll notice in accessories they sell what resemble clothes pins. I guess that's to substitute for not having enough Velcro.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Perfect solution for location Still Life

            By Knott

            from Chicago

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Lightweight
            • Long-Lasting

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors

              Comments about Super Pro Plus Softbox, White - Small:

              I shoot table top on location and thought this would be a good to have for shooting a dish, smaller still life...etc

              I use this all the time, and love it with a 40 grid,

              Worth every penny. Works great with Speedlights as well.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Super Pro Plus Softbox - Chimera

              By Green Screen Man

              from NH

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors
                • Portraits

                Comments about Super Pro Plus Softbox, White - Small:

                Well made and works well. Chimera tech support folks are here in the USA and are great to work! Highly recommend.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Poor fit and finish

                By Andy

                from Houston

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Super Pro Plus Softbox, White - Small:

                I use this for small pet portraits, still life
                and on a remote flash for small shy birds.

                The size of the box and the quality of light it
                produced with my Einstien's was very good. Subjects were rendered very life like.

                The fit of the front and internal diffusers were shoddy, the back opening would not close light
                tight, lots of leaking there. The box it's self
                when open stays wrinkled and saggy. Not what I have come to expect from Chimera.

                But all these nits can be worked around to get
                the unique Chimera light. However why pay Chimera
                prices and have to improvise.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Quick and easy

                By Pappy

                from New York City

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attach Securely
                • Durable
                • Good Color Value
                • Long-Lasting

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Indoors
                  • Low Light

                  Comments about Super Pro Plus Softbox, White - Small:

                  Perfect for on-the-go strobe kit shoots in tight spaces. I shoot artwork in multiple locations per day in varied locations and this gear never lets me down. Fast set-up and break-down.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Great Softbox

                  By Susie

                  from Knoxville, TN

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Artificial Lighting
                    • Portraits
                    • Strobe Lighting
                    • Weddings

                    Comments about Super Pro Plus Softbox, Silver - Small:

                    Very portable softbox yet large enough to do the job.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Excellent Softbox

                    By Juan Perfecto

                    from San Pedro Cholula, Puebla, Mexico

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Long-Lasting

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use

                      Comments about Super Pro Plus Softbox, White - Small:

                      Fast and easy setup. Good white balance "right out of the box". Heavy duty construction which means that it should last a long time.

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