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VelloMini Softbox
 
4.3

(based on 237 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (129)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (74)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (164)
  • Lightweight (157)
  • Packs small / compresses (118)
  • Reliable (65)
  • Compact (53)

Cons

  • Poor quality (13)
  • Flimsy construction (9)
  • Unreliable (7)
  • Difficult to use (4)
  • Heavy / bulky (4)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (142)
  • Weddings (96)
  • Travel (40)
  • Landscape/scenery (17)
  • Wildlife photos (17)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (77), Photo enthusiast (50), Pro photographer (37), Casual photographer (12), Photography student (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (174), Yes (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Close-up Lighting Tool

When doing close-up photography and you need additional soft lighting, what can you use. There are a number of products made but among the best is the Vello Mini Softbox! It slides over...Read complete review

When doing close-up photography and you need additional soft lighting, what can you use. There are a number of products made but among the best is the Vello Mini Softbox! It slides over your flash and does exactly what it says it will do. Provides a soft light without adding any weight or combersome to your camera.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

It's Okay

I haven't had to many chances to use this, but the few times I have it put out decent results. The biggest complaint I have it that the softbox doesn't have a strap around...Read complete review

I haven't had to many chances to use this, but the few times I have it put out decent results. The biggest complaint I have it that the softbox doesn't have a strap around the back to hold the box in place. Right now it's ok since it's brand new, but I can fore see the box slipping off in the future. Personally I'd just get the bounce dome and save the [$] you'd spend on this for an umbrella kit for your flash.

Reviewed by 237 customers

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4.0

Nice job

By Indigomyst

from Undisclosed

Comments about Vello Mini Softbox:

It was a little snug over my Yongnuo YN-600ex rt II, but worked well in a pinch.

 
4.0

small and portable

By Steve

from Undisclosed

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Comments about Vello Mini Softbox:

Works as stated

 
5.0

I would buy this product again.

By Jim brown

from Usa

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vello Mini Softbox:

Yet to use. But looks functional.

 
5.0

Great light modifier

By Bmello

from Shawnee, Kansas

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vello Mini Softbox:

I've seen lots of mixed reviews but for the size and price this really works well. I've found that utilizing this with a partial bounce from a ceiling works really well together.

I will say that this works best with some distance between you and your subject. I use an 85mm portrait lens and that is about the perfect distance for this box. If I was shooting with a wider angle and was much closer I think a wider box would work better

 
5.0

Works well and doesn't cost a fortune

By CameraNut

from Rochester NY

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vello Mini Softbox:

The Vello mini soft box I use with the external flash I bought at B&H and it will work with most brands out there. It softens the light and reduces shadows.

 
3.0

I will buy the bigger size

By Hatya

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vello Mini Softbox:

For me, it was too small. But the quality is absolutely great. It is good for shooting small objects but not people! In general it is a great product.

 
5.0

Does the job

By Derek

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vello Mini Softbox:

A little smaller then expected, but works nice!

 
5.0

Small and Easy to Use

By Leslie

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vello Mini Softbox:

I like this size soft box for family photos. It attaches easily to the flash and gives me the results I expected.

 
5.0

Does the trick

By RDV

from New York, NY

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vello Mini Softbox:

Works perfectly and as expected. Used it while shooting a 2 hour event and the photos came out great.

 
5.0

Great fit

By James

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vello Mini Softbox:

Great fit, good for the money

 
4.0

Compactable

By David

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vello Mini Softbox:

Works fine. Collapsible.

 
5.0

Works great!

By Terrance

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vello Mini Softbox:

Works great!

 
5.0

Easy to use soft box

By Leslie

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vello Mini Softbox:

excellent light weight, portable soft box --easy to put on and adjust

 
5.0

I would buy this product again.

By Armando

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vello Mini Softbox:

Produces a nice soft white diffused image.

 
5.0

Works great!

By Robert

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vello Mini Softbox:

Does the trick! Fits nicely in a bag when not using.

 
4.0

Well worth purchasing the mini softbox

By Grant

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vello Mini Softbox:

Of course large softboxes are great but when you are moving around this is a really nice option to smooth the light from your flash

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great speed light accessory

By Terence

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vello Mini Softbox:

Great device, better then any bounce system. Other method is to bounce off walls when appropriate.

 
5.0

I very handy softbox for flash.

By PhotoFrank

from Va.

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vello Mini Softbox:

This is one handy little softbox that is well made and folds flat to fit just about anywhere. Works like a charm and is very well suited to either direct flash or bounce by removing or using the front closure.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Small but portable

By np1984

from Baltimore

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vello Mini Softbox:

Very small softbox so you may not get the diffusion needed, but it's portable and easy to use.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Soft Illumination

By NorCalPhoto

from Northern California

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vello Mini Softbox:

In terms of quality of light, ease of use, stability and cost, the Vello Mini Softbox performs. Used most recently for portrait and bridal work, it creates lovely soft light, especially in filtered situations. Nice improvement over my previous softbox; I especially like its size and the fact that it does not protrude the way many other similar products do. It is easy to attach and it stays put...two problems I have had with other softboxes. Overall, a super, yet simple choice in softboxes.

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