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Very Nice Quality,
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This review is from: SMDV DIFF60 Speedbox Diffuser-60 - Professional 24-Inch Rigid Quick Folding Hexagonal Softbox for Speedlight Flash (Black) (Electronics)
I also own both the SMDV DIFF 50 & 60. The quality is very good but there are some very minor differences between the two.
1. The included bags differ in branding. One says Diffuser 50 SMDV the other says Speedlite Speed Box. Being picky - I would like the branding to be the same. I would like the the other to say Diffuser 60 SMDV. It may help when you have an assistant who isn't totally familiar with your gear.
2. The mounts for the flash, though close to being the same are different. Again, not a big deal, but when placing the softboxes back in their bags one folds flatter.
Both nylon panels in the front are about the same size and I would prefer the 60 for the extra 2 inches but I prefer the 50's depth, it is not as deep. There is about a 5 inch difference in depth from front to back between the two. I would have to do some real world testing to see if this will affect which one I would prefer. So far, in my house setting, I am not seeing a difference. Possibly when I shoot a wedding in a large venue I will then be able to.
My initial recommendation as of now would be a buy. It didn't receive a 5 star rating due to the subtle difference that I myself don't appreciate.
Use this all the time now. I prefer it over the shoot-thru umbrella system I was using. Light works as expected in the situations I used it in - weddings, family and senior portraiture.
I use this with the Canon 600 RT's and the only thing that is a deterrent is that the 600RT doesn't fit thru the opening if I have on the filter holder Canon provides. I have to mount the flash then reach in from the side and mount the filter holder. Inconvenient, but I generally keep the flash mounted all day so I only have to add/remove the filter at the start/end of the shoot.
Would definitely purchase again.