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Foldable Stripboxes

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Foldable Stripbox

  • foldable rectangular stripbox
  • available in 10" x 36" size
  • available in giant 14" x 60" size
  • simple and quick umbrella-like construction
  • arrives with the speedring attached
  • for use with Paul C. Buff units only
  • translucent white front diffusion panel included
  • optional second internal diffusion panel included
  • 60-Day Absolute Satisfaction Guarantee
  • 1-Year Factory Warranty
Note: The Giant Stripbox utilizes a lighter, thinner material for easier handling and less stress on supporting equipment. However, due to the nature of the fabric, some light will be visible through the sides of the strip box. The level of light passing through the side of the strip box is at least 6 stops lower than the levels coming through the front of the softbox, and it should not affect the image or exposure.

Our narrow rectangular softbox (the “stripbox”) provides a soft, diffused output with more controlled, even coverage. 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.

Softbox Size Depth Collapsed Length Weight
FSB2436 24" wide x 36" tall 18" 26" 5 pounds
FSB3240 32" wide x 40" tall 18" 30" 5 pounds
FSB3060 30" wide x 60" tall 29" 44" 7 pounds
FSB1036 10" wide x 36" tall 16" 23" 4 pounds
FSB1460 14" wide x 60" tall 23" 39.125" 4 pounds
FOB35 35" diameter 15.5" 24" 5 pounds
FOB47 47" diameter 20" 29" 6 pounds

Included
  • 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
  • a nylon storage bag
  • softbox/octabox assembly instructions
Flash Units: 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, retired 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 retired Zeus™ ringflash head, or the retired WL Series™ (5,000 and 10,000) units.

Light Stands: 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.

Grids: 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.