Our octagonal softboxes (“octaboxes”) provide a soft, diffused output that evenly covers your subject with a gorgeous wash of light. The interior is a highly reflective silver surface that bounces the light evenly through the translucent white front diffusion panel. Each box additionally arrives with a second internal baffle for double-diffusion, attaching inside the box to create even softer results.
Each foldable box is crafted with an opaque black exterior shell having a recessed front lip where the white diffusion panel attaches. This recessed lip helps minimize lens flare and is additionally designed to hold a grid (grids sold separately, available for each foldable softbox, octabox and stripbox).
Our softboxes and octaboxes offer the soft lighting effect that you love without the hassle of construction and setup time. With simple and quick umbrella-like construction, each softbox and octabox arrives with the speedring and frame poles already attached - to form the box, you will simply slide and lock the poles into place, then attach your front diffusion panel. The design saves you time in your studio and allows you to take your softboxes and octaboxes on location.
We offer three rectangular softboxes, a narrow rectangular stripbox and two octagonal softboxes ("octaboxes") in various sizes depending on your subject and coverage needs. The octaboxes differ from the softboxes only in shape, as the octagonal shape delivers a more rounded throw, producing a round catch light.
||24" wide x 36" tall
||32" wide x 40" tall
||30" wide x 60" tall
||10" wide x 36" tall
- the assembled frame (with speedring attached)
- the outer shell (black exterior, silver interior)
- the translucent white front diffusion panel
- a second, optional internal diffusion panel
- softbox/octabox assembly instructions
Each softbox and octabox arrives with the speedring (already attached to the frame) for faceplate attachment. The boxes can be used with all Paul C. Buff™ standard flash units and flash heads, including the Einstein™ units, AlienBees™ units, Zeus™ heads (Z2500SH and Z2500BTH) and White Lightning™ units (both the current X-Series line and the retired UltraZAP™ and Ultra™ lines). The boxes are not compatible with the AlienBees™ ABR800 Ringflash, the Zeus™ Ringmaster head, or the retired WL Series™ (5,000 and 10,000) units.
When using a softbox or octabox with a flash unit, we recommend the use of our heavier duty 13-foot light stands or another comparable stand. The footprint of the light stand should be opened wide to help balance the setup and sandbags or other weights may be necessary for use with the larger boxes.
We offer 40º fabric grids for each softbox, octabox and stripbox with a corresponding grid size for each individual box. The grids attach with velcro on the recessed front lip of each box.