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mpage Silver Member Nikonian since 29th Jun 2004Sat 24-Aug-13 02:47 AM
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"On-Camera Softbox for SB-910"
Sat 24-Aug-13 11:35 PM by JonK

San Jose, US
          

I just got a Nikon SB-910 Speedlight and would like to get a good on-camera softbox for it. What are the best choices for this?

-Mark-

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JonK Moderator Awarded for his high level skills and in-depth knowledge in various areas, such as Wildlife, Landscape and Stage Photography Nikonian since 03rd Jul 2004Sat 24-Aug-13 11:34 PM
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#1. "RE: On-Camera Softbox for SB-910"
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New York, US
          

I have three portable softboxes, all by Lumiquest:

• For easy-and-I-carry-at-all-times, the 5"x7" Lumiquest Softbox that fits in my pocket but is still ten times the surface area of the speedlight head

• For more serious use, the 8" x 9" Lumiquest Softbox III, 20 times the surface area of the speedlight head. I use this for even candids.

• And then there's the 10"x14" Lumiquest Softbox LPt. I use this with using stands and bigger soft boxes and umbrellas.

Lumiquest has a How To Choose page. And while I like Lumiquest, you might want to look at Lastolite, too.

Jon Kandel
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mpage Silver Member Nikonian since 29th Jun 2004Sun 25-Aug-13 01:40 AM
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Sun 25-Aug-13 02:10 AM by mpage

San Jose, US
          

Thanks Jon.

Do you use the self-adhesive Velcro or do you use the optional UltraStrap?

-Mark-

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JonK Moderator Awarded for his high level skills and in-depth knowledge in various areas, such as Wildlife, Landscape and Stage Photography Nikonian since 03rd Jul 2004Sun 25-Aug-13 02:35 AM
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#3. "RE: On-Camera Softbox for SB-910"
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New York, US
          

Some years ago I used the self-adhesive velcro. No issue there, though it looks a bit weird when there is nothing attached. For the past few years I've used either the strap from Lumiquest or a similar one from Honl (I have some of his accessories). The strap works quite well.

Jon Kandel
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ctadin Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2008Sun 25-Aug-13 01:24 PM
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#4. "RE: On-Camera Softbox for SB-910"
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Sun 25-Aug-13 01:29 PM by ctadin

St Louis, US
          

Mark,
If you ever decide you want to buy a Portable Softbox, I'm very happy with Lastolite's EZBox Softbox. They do make an shoe mounted softbox, but I've never used it before, only their EZBox.

http://www.lastolite.us/softboxes

Cheryl

  

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Luke_Miller Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Apr 2006Sun 25-Aug-13 01:49 PM
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#5. "RE: On-Camera Softbox for SB-910"
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Rural Virginia, US
          

Here is what I use. Technically not a softbox, but functions the same. No Velcro required.

http://graslon.com/shop/graslon-prodigy-flat-flash-diffuser/

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www.peppermill-multimedia.com

  

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PSAGuy Silver Member Nikonian since 04th Nov 2008Tue 27-Aug-13 06:41 PM
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#9. "RE: On-Camera Softbox for SB-910"
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Lake Elmo, US
          

Interesting item but I was wondering if the mirrored surface is a gimmick or if in your opinion it really provides benefit. The reason I ask is it appears the flash head is pointed directly ahead, and thus the huge majority of light would pass thru the diffuser head without seeing the mirror.

Like I said though, it is a very interesting looking product.

Rick

  

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Luke_Miller Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Apr 2006Mon 02-Sep-13 02:40 PM
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#10. "RE: On-Camera Softbox for SB-910"
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Mon 02-Sep-13 03:12 PM by Luke_Miller

Rural Virginia, US
          

Sorry for the late response - I missed seeing your post.

The Graslon is very effective in my experience. There is an internal mirror positioned directly in front of the flash head that redirects the light back to the larger mirror that makes up the body of the unit. Which then reflects the light back towards the front panel. I took a self portrait of the Graslon in a mirror and the white panel was uniformly illuminated without hot spots.

Here is a fill flash shot of a backlighted subject taken using using it.

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ctadin Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2008Mon 02-Sep-13 03:53 PM
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#11. "RE: On-Camera Softbox for SB-910"
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St Louis, US
          

Luke,
What a lovely photo, nicely lit.

Cheryl

  

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PSAGuy Silver Member Nikonian since 04th Nov 2008Mon 02-Sep-13 04:19 PM
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#12. "RE: On-Camera Softbox for SB-910"
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Mon 02-Sep-13 04:20 PM by PSAGuy

Lake Elmo, US
          

Hi Luke.....Oh....That makes sense !! I did not see that front mirror. Looks nice in the result. I am always looking for better light modifiers and this one looks intriguing !! Thanks again for the reply.

  

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mpage Silver Member Nikonian since 29th Jun 2004Mon 26-Aug-13 02:08 AM
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#6. "RE: On-Camera Softbox for SB-910"
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Mon 26-Aug-13 02:10 AM by mpage

San Jose, US
          

Thanks everyone for the information. The LumiQuest Web site has videos demonstrating each product. I decided to go with two LumiQuest bundles:

LumiQuest Location / Portrait Kit

http://store.lumiquest.com/lumiquest-location-portrait-kit/

- SoftBox III
- Snoot XTR
- FXtra
- UltraStrap

LumiQuest ProMax System with UltraStrap

http://store.lumiquest.com/lumiquest-promax-system-with-ultrastrap/

- 80-20 ceiling bounce
- UltraStrap

There is an additional 15 percent discount for the month of August with free shipping. The total came to $133 for both bundles. During checkout you need to put "August" in the coupon field to claim the discount.

-Mark-

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JonK Moderator Awarded for his high level skills and in-depth knowledge in various areas, such as Wildlife, Landscape and Stage Photography Nikonian since 03rd Jul 2004Mon 26-Aug-13 02:13 AM
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#7. "RE: On-Camera Softbox for SB-910"
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New York, US
          

You'll like both!

Jon Kandel
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John Macmillan Silver Member Nikonian since 27th Dec 2005Wed 11-Sep-13 04:53 PM
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#13. "RE: On-Camera Softbox for SB-910"
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Port Coquitlam, CA
          

How is the LumiQuest Location / Portrait Kit working out for you? I ordered one for myself so I'm just waitng for it to arrive.

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mpage Silver Member Nikonian since 29th Jun 2004Thu 12-Sep-13 01:24 AM
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#14. "RE: On-Camera Softbox for SB-910"
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Thu 12-Sep-13 01:35 AM by mpage

San Jose, US
          

John,

I like the SoftBox III. It works well. I have not used the filters or the Snoot XTR yet.

I also got the Custom Brackets CB Folding-TA Flash-Rotating Bracket with Arca Swiss Quick Release Clamp. I had been using a Stroboframe and it worked well, but the CB Folding-TA works much better on every point. It is more expensive though, $107 to $35.

1. Folds up for easy storage.
2. Guides to keep speedlight straight when mounted.
3. Arca-Swiss Quick Release Clamp.
4. Can mount on a Arca-Swiss style tripod.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/920165-REG/custom_brackets_cb_folding_ta_cb_folding_bracket_ta.html/BI/4775/KBID/5289/

I also got the CK-500 Arca-Swiss Plate Conversion Kit for $28.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Ntt=ck-500&N=0&InitialSearch=yes&sts=ma&Top+Nav-Search=

With it you can mount the bracket and camera on a tripod with a Arca-Swill type head.


-Mark-

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DavidN4 Silver Member Nikonian since 09th Nov 2011Mon 26-Aug-13 01:43 PM
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#8. "RE: On-Camera Softbox for SB-910"
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Johns Creek, US
          

I'm using the Rouge Flashbennder with the diffusion panel. At 11x10, it is as big as I feel I need on a SB-800, and it really seems to give a nice big light source.

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