Softbox for SB-600?

Discussion in 'General flash photography, lighting, and technique' started by Mart61, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. Mart61

    Mart61

    Dec 23, 2006
    Camberley, UK
    Hi guys

    I just bit the bullet and bought a second SB-600. I have a brolly and stand to go with one of the SB-600s and now I want to buy a softbox or some other form of light modifier for the second.

    Has anyone any recommendation that I could use that is easy to attach to the SB-600 and not too costly?

    Thanks

    Martin
     
  2. Hi, Martin! Check out the Alzo digital softbox. It small (15x15 inches), is easy to hook up with a speedlight, and only costs $63 including the mounting kit.

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    I did a quick search, and found Alzo Digital has an ebay UK store. They offer the softbox for a buy-it-now price of £31.45, but shipping is very expensive.

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ALZO-Softbox-...hZ018QQcategoryZ64354QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItem
     
  3. UF,

    Does the Alzo fold-up like the Lastolite ones (e.g with a twist)?
     
  4. I've never seen the Lastolite, but yes, the Alzo folds flat.
     
  5. If you don't need something big, I got a Micro Apollo 8" soft box with my SB-600 for around $35.
     
  6. Mart61

    Mart61

    Dec 23, 2006
    Camberley, UK
    Thanks for your input guys - certainly food for thought.

    Just a shame I don't live in the USA. Life would be so much easier (and cheaper?)

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  7. After folding flat, the lastolite does the twist and collapse thing like the reflectors. Is the Alzo like that?
     
  8. I don't think so, but I haven't flattened it since I bought it, so I can't tell you for sure that it can't.
     

  9. Thanks.
     
  10. Hi Frank -

    Will these fit Adorama's budget monolight (round, 4-5/8" diameter) or are they specifically for rectangular flashes like the speedlights?
     
  11. I don't know for sure, but I think they're designed for hammer style speedlights.
     
  12. Mart61

    Mart61

    Dec 23, 2006
    Camberley, UK
    If only I was in the USA...

    I was thinking that, perhaps, I could buy one of those food tent things for keeping bugs from your pies and doing a mod to it:

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  13. Following this thread, i ordered (from Switzerland) this softbox on Sept. 3rd and received it FOUR DAYS later ! Super fast delivery !

    It IS foldable, as it comes in a little flat bag (~16x16 inches), and very quicly unfolded and mounted on a tripod !

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    The hole at the back is 3.38 inches in diameter, so i reckon it must accept any kind of gun-flash !

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    A big Thank You ! to Frank to have found this ! It will be in my car all the time, as the larger 24x24" softboxes + Elinchrom flashes are really too bulky to live in the boot of the car !

    Cheers,
    J-P.
     
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  14. Mart61

    Mart61

    Dec 23, 2006
    Camberley, UK
    Hi J-P

    What was the total cost inc P&P?

    Martin
     
  15. 99.00 US $ !

    Cheers,
    J-P.
     
  16. Mart61

    Mart61

    Dec 23, 2006
    Camberley, UK
  17. I had a look at it, it seems good, BUT there isn't anything to hold your flash ! It would be great for "studio" flashes, since the 4 screws allo to lock it around the head of larger flashes, like Bowens, Elinchrom, etc...

    I have two of these larger softboxes that i use on my Elinchroms: great, but not very "portable... That's why i choose the Alzo one ! It fits my SB800 (or SB-80-DX in wireless slave mode) perfectly, it's not too big and i can easely carry it, with a light-stand.

    Cheers,
    J-P.
     
  18. Mart61

    Mart61

    Dec 23, 2006
    Camberley, UK