Rated 5 out of
A Must Have for your portable studio"This softbox is a must have . first of all i use a speedlite as i'm new to photography. i watched a youtube video of backpackers studio and was blown away . it fold like an umbrella and doesnt require a speedring. its so portable and fast to set up when i'm on-location doing shoots I used this and it has great directed soft light and easy to move around. the only concern i had was its an umbrella style. the quality is great and you guys know buying from henreys is always a great exsperience . i'm gonna buy a warranty for it anyways . the price is well worth what your getting out of it .. makes my photography that much better .. i hope henrys sells one day the 50"" love henrys store and thier ebay store"
Date published: 2010-08-11
Rated 4 out of
Good Kit for a Beginner"I have had this kit for a few months now and have found it to be a great purchase to use with my Nikon Speedlights.
Its very easy to setup (even though no instructions were included). All you need to do is insert the rod into the supplied flash/umbrella mount and then slide the stand (not supplied) through the bottom hole and attach to the mount. Zipper the bottom closed and it's very secure (for indoors, not sure about wind outside). To access the mount/flash you just un-velcro the white cover and re-attach when necessary.
One tip, because if you purchased this kit you are more then likely a beginner, the flash points away from the opening, towards the back of the umbrella so it bounched off the silver reflector inside then through the white sheet for a more even spread of light. Again, because no instructions were included in the kit, this might have been somthing you were unaware of. Only online can you see how it should be mounted.
This is for speedlights only though, as you cannot adapt a speedring to this softbox to make it work with higher powered studio flash. Knowing that, All in all a great starter kit worth the money."