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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent softbox set!, April 25, 2012
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My two softboxes arrived earlier today. The setup was simple enough to where I'd probably find it an insult to stumble upon an instruction sheet. One of the softboxes came assembled in a diamond configuration as opposed to a square; essentially rotated 45 deg. This gave me a chance to become better acquainted with the construction of the "umbrella" mechanism, which I must say is quite impressive at any price point.

Each softbox is held to its swivel base with a pair of mounting rings. Those come apart after removing eight screws from each; very solid, well thought out, and easy to service. All I had to do was to remove the reflector, disassemble the back ring, rotate it to the desired position, and re-assemble it. The whole procedure took less than 5 minutes, again, with no instructions to speak of.

The light output from these is very nicely diffused, creating very soft shadows. Give the lamps about 10-20 seconds to reach their full brightness. Since they use standard sockets, the CFLs can always be replaced with LED bulbs, as long as you can find some with omnidirectional light scatter (since light uniformity depends greatly on how much of it bounces off the reflector.)

All in all, I feel like I've gotten my money's worth and then some, especially considering the lack of difference in the look, feel, and performance between these and far more expensive softboxes.
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Initial post: Nov 30, 2012 6:32:00 AM PST
Greeko76 says:
Can you put higher watt bulbs in these? Any particular bulb you recommend?
thx
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