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03-31-2013, 11:27 PM   #1
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Big flash softbox

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I have a problem. I am trying to find on eBay a large sqare softbox or octabox, wich I want to use with multiple flash (let's say 3-4 flashes like YN 560). The only thing I found and the biggest is this 24"x36" Tri flash softbox Tri Flash Softbox for Nikon D70s D700 D300 D200 D100 D3S D3X P6000 D300S D3000 | eBay , but it is small... for my needs. I was thinking to find a bigger one, where the size is at least 50", better 60". But there is nothing like this there, or this is me who can't find it. Probably I should buy a big studio light softbox and adapt it to my needs. Maybe, but how to adapt? Can You help me to solve this problem? If I can adapt something, can You show me the pieces to complete the puzzle? Any other suggestions? Thanks in advance.

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50 inch Westcott - Light Modifiers - 50" Recessed Mega JS Apollo
They have more flavours Westcott - Light Modifiers - Halo Apollo
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They didn't had as many as they do now.
I've their smaller 28inch Apollo, it's well made and it looks still very good after 2 year so worth their money.

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The Phottix softboxes can all be adapted for wireless flash units:

Studio accessories

Honestly, with some work you can adapt just about any softbox to work with multiple flashes using adapters like these:

Amazon.com: Interfit Photographic STR145 Tri Shoe Adapter kit for Flash Units: Camera & Photo

Amazon.com: Flashpoint Quad Shoe Mount bracket: Camera & Photo

Chimera Speed Ring for Mounting Two Shoe-Mount Flashes 2785M B&H

Midwest Photo Exchange LumoPro Double Flash Bracket Speedring

This is one of those lighting problems where there are a variety of solutions on the market so if the links I provided aren't "perfect" for your needs you can probably find something that is after an hour or two of Google searches.
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Problem with the direct ones are that you're likely going to get an hotspot in the center, the ones firing to the back (indirect) are more equally lit but they do seem to be slightly less effective in terms of power.
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Anvh, there are also softboxes that have interior diffusion panels that soften/spread the light inside the softbox so that "direct" flashes don't create a harsh "hot spot" in the middle of the softbox.

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Elinchrom system we use have those inserts
With the Elinchrom you actually use 2 diffusers inside the softbox, first is a matte disc just in front of the flash, then the insert.
They also have an indirect version which is better though, more even light and maybe more effective as well hen the insert one.
We don't have enough funds to buy one and they are big and we want to be sort of mobile.

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Yes, yes. Finaly I almost see it. Now I see the elements I needed, now I know the keyword to search for in ebay. It becomes real. Thank You to all of You, guys.
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The 50" Apollo is probably the biggest one you can use w/ a speedlight...stick a stofen style diffuser on the flash and you'll get an even low amount of output

There's a time for speedlights and a time for studio strobes..if you want large, it's best done w/ studio strobes...
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We often use elinchrom quadra on location.

One deep octa 70cm as a beauty dish on the right on the model and one flash behind the pillar with 30cm softbox the light the hallway in the back.
This was outdoor btw.

I can point you out all the photoshop work as well.
Both doors are 50% fake, there was a poster on both of them and a poster on the wall, a security camera's and the electricity lines, bird poo, cigarettes buds.
Now lets start on the model... XD


I don't know what you want to light but often you can make it work with what you've most likely.

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how about a giant 75" parabolic umbrella?
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