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Speedlite light shaper that really delivers! And for a reasonable price too!
on September 23, 2014
I have used speedlites for years but never have been happy with the quality of the modifiers available to shape those little lights. I have become quite spoiled by studio lighting equipment as the softboxes mount securely to studio strobes and work so well. I have really tired of bringing studio lighting on location and decided to try out this Rapid Box to see if I could really make a speedlite look like a "big light" easily and with portability. I am very impressed so far with the build quality of this tool. The mounting is very solid and I expect that it will last long into the future. The light quality is very nice for such a small size light shaper. I am very pleased and I recommend the item fully. I do use a Stofen diffuser on the Canon 580 EX to assure complete and even coverage across the entire front panel of the softbox and I can tell you that it does fill the front panel evenly with light as I verified this with my Sekonic flash meter while shooting the flash in manual settings. The difference is no more that .2 of a stop from center to outer most edge.
My last comment is this. I see that ProFoto is offering a speedlite speedring to adapt speedlites to their RFI line of softboxes. I am sure the quality of that bracket is excellent but this kit costs less complete than their bracket on its own PLUS this unit collapses and sets-up again in seconds. I cannot find anything bad to say about this excellent tool. I'm so glad I picked one up and I plan to buy at least one more.