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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Portable and effective diffuser
May look a bit flimsey but it folds down easily for transport in anything but the smallest camera bag and when attached to the flash it works fine.
Published on 11 Nov 2011 by Le Wrat

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Poor design, OK results
OK, first off, it works great as a small softbox that fits in the camera bag with ease. Sadly the problem is assembling it. Its gotten to the point where I don't use it as it just takes too long threading the thing together, every time I want to use it. Then reversing the process to put it away. Its just poorly designed.
Published 19 months ago by Kevin


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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Poor design, OK results, 5 Mar 2013
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OK, first off, it works great as a small softbox that fits in the camera bag with ease. Sadly the problem is assembling it. Its gotten to the point where I don't use it as it just takes too long threading the thing together, every time I want to use it. Then reversing the process to put it away. Its just poorly designed.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Portable and effective diffuser, 11 Nov 2011
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May look a bit flimsey but it folds down easily for transport in anything but the smallest camera bag and when attached to the flash it works fine.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great idea, 25 April 2012
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The mini soft box is a great idea, it's cheap so dont expect it to be top of the range kit, however it is far better than straight flash on you subject. Overall I am very pleased with my flash accessory. Martin McC
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great for gigs, 10 Feb 2012
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This was bought for me as a present and, although initially I couldn't see the point, I've found it very useful when shooting bands in very low-light situations in dimly lit pubs and clubs. It also doesn't disturb the audience or performers as much as a full flash. Used on a Canon 550D with a Nissin flash gun.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Put one in your camera bag, 30 Nov 2011
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Folds flat which makes it very easy to slip inside your camera bag and is easily "assembled" and attached to your flashgun.

Diffuses the flash nicely giving (imo) a more pleasing portrait image than without. For the price, totally worth having.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars on flash softox, 2 Mar 2011
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This little soft box is great, easy to put on and works great, delighted with it, and would recommend it to anyone,
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars total rubbish, 24 Aug 2013
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I've bought literally hundreds of items online but I've never felt the need to review an item before - straight out of the packet - started threading the strap and one of the loops tore off - please avoid people
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Pants product, 12 Aug 2013
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Falls to pieces whilst using it... Not made very well and does not really do its job. Stick to the diffuser on your flash or change the power of your flash to compensate for this crappy soft box..
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A pretty good soft box but a bit small, 4 Jan 2011
This review is from: Opteka SB-1 Mini Universal Studio Soft Box Flash Diffuser for Canon EOS, Nikon, Olympus, Pentax, Sony, Sigma, & Other External Flash Units (Camera)
This is a good soft box, creating nice soft light but is quite small so makes little difference (other than just diffusing) if the flash is not very close to the subject. I have had some good results with small subjects such as a hamster but recommend a larger soft box for bigger subjects.

It comes with a good quality rubber band that fits around the head of the flash gun and uses a Velcro belt to tighten onto this providing a reasonable fitting.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 100% great, 12 Sep 2013
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This is my second purchase of this item and brought it coz i was so impressed with the first one (which I still have and use) that i thought it would be a sound idea to have one on both of my off the camera flashes. easy to fit and effective at close and long range​
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