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About Flashpoint

For limited time only, save 33.00% on the kit dropping from $149.95 to $99.95 when you buy this item at Adorama.com.

The Flashpoint PZ series Soft Box comes in various sizes. The patented easy set-up and tear down zipper which is easier to assemble & disassemble. All softboxes come with baffle, rescessed front and carry bag.
• A Speed ring is needed to attach soft box to your light unit. Search our site for the correct ring.

Summary of Customer Reviews

(6)
Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Durable (3),Lightweight (3)
Best Uses:
Portraits (3),Studio (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Semi-professional (3)

Flashpoint Features

  • Flashpoint newest innovation is the PZ Series Soft Box.

    The price for the PZ System is only slightly more. The time savings and ease of use is well worth the difference, as the quick set up of softboxes becomes as easy as using a zipper.

Reviews about this item

Review Snapshot®

 
3.3

(based on 6 reviews)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

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  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Product

All right folks, I am firm believer in putting things in context that would best help people like me. I am relatively new to studio lighting and decided to transition to a softbox. The product took a little getting used to, but once I overcame my fear of breaking it, I was able to put it together. It does take a little effort to put together though, but once you get it, its like riding a bike, you never forget it. Once together it feels firm and definitely not flimsy. But most importantly, th...

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All right folks, I am firm believer in putting things in context that would best help people like me. I am relatively new to studio lighting and decided to transition to a softbox. The product took a little getting used to, but once I overcame my fear of breaking it, I was able to put it together. It does take a little effort to put together though, but once you get it, its like riding a bike, you never forget it. Once together it feels firm and definitely not flimsy. But most importantly, the lighting quality is great!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Poorly designed and constructed

I had high hopes for this product, especially given the great video review by Mark Wallace on Adorama TV. I purchased this product in large part on Mark's recommendation. As promising as the concept is, the major design flaw as alluded to by Mark and one of the reviewers here is the difficulty in assembling the EIGHT rods into the corresponding Flashpoint speed ring. I found this task impossible to accomplish. The problem is that the metal rods are too rigid to allow them to be bent and place...

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I had high hopes for this product, especially given the great video review by Mark Wallace on Adorama TV. I purchased this product in large part on Mark's recommendation. As promising as the concept is, the major design flaw as alluded to by Mark and one of the reviewers here is the difficulty in assembling the EIGHT rods into the corresponding Flashpoint speed ring. I found this task impossible to accomplish. The problem is that the metal rods are too rigid to allow them to be bent and placed into all eight positions, and the angles at which the rods must be inserted into the speed ring with respect to the soft box loops are incongruent, meaning the angles do not match, forcing you to have to bend the rods at odd and, quite frankly, unnatural and physically uncomfortable angles to force them in, which was the critical step that stopped me in my tracks. What a hassel! Not worth the time or the stress! Honestly, these soft boxes would be easier to assemble if the rods were constructed from a more bendable form of metal, or even plastic or rubber. I congratulate those who were able to defy the Laws of Physics and assemble this product, because the lighting performance looks like a real winner - provided you can assemble it. I returned mine and will be searching for an alternative that contains FOUR rods max that would allow easier assembly.

Reviewed by 6 customers

 
4.0

Great Octabox

By

from Quito, Ecuador  -  Pro Photographer

• Great soft light • Easy zipper setup • Double diffuser

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Assembly is VERY difficult

By

from Sacramento, CA  -  Semi-Professional

This is a really great product once you are able to assemble it. With that said, this has got to be the most difficult photography equipment I have ever put together. It took me and my whole family to assemble it. A total of 4 people. I'm a young and strong guy... For those people who have put this together all by yourselves, good job on such a hard feat. I never take this apart. I leave it as-is. It would literally take me forever if I had to re-assemble this octabox. The good outweighs the bad, though. The lighting is superb. The assembly is a pain in the neck... literally. Adorama, it would really be helpful to us if you made video tutorials on how to properly assemble your products. Just my 2 cents.

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Poorly designed and constructed

By

from San Diego, CA  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

I had high hopes for this product, especially given the great video review by Mark Wallace on Adorama TV. I purchased this product in large part on Mark's recommendation. As promising as the concept is, the major design flaw as alluded to by Mark and one of the reviewers here is the difficulty in assembling the EIGHT rods into the corresponding Flashpoint speed ring. I found this task impossible to accomplish. The problem is that the metal rods are too rigid to allow them to be bent and placed into all eight positions, and the angles at which the rods must be inserted into the speed ring with respect to the soft box loops are incongruent, meaning the angles do not match, forcing you to have to bend the rods at odd and, quite frankly, unnatural and physically uncomfortable angles to force them in, which was the critical step that stopped me in my tracks. What a hassel! Not worth the time or the stress! Honestly, these soft boxes would be easier to assemble if the rods were constructed from a more bendable form of metal, or even plastic or rubber. I congratulate those who were able to defy the Laws of Physics and assemble this product, because the lighting performance looks like a real winner - provided you can assemble it. I returned mine and will be searching for an alternative that contains FOUR rods max that would allow easier assembly.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Works well

By

from Dallas TX  -  Semi-Professional

This is a nice soft box. The first time you put it together can be difficult, but it gets easier. It packs up into a little bag.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great value, great light quality

By

from San Jose, CA  -  Semi-Professional

First time assembly can be a chore, but after that, the rods a bit easier to deal with. Not easy to set up outdoors if you want to keep it clean, best to set up before a location shoot. Predictable light fall off and feathers well. Nice catchlights. The worst thing is there are no guides for the rods, just a loop and a pocket for the rods to reside, and during assembly they can pop out of the pocket (x8 rods) which can become quite annoying when in a time crunch. My solution was to gaffer tape the rods to their respected places and to leave them there even in storage. Total set up and break down time saver.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Product

By

from Eastern, NC  -  Semi-pro Photographer

All right folks, I am firm believer in putting things in context that would best help people like me. I am relatively new to studio lighting and decided to transition to a softbox. The product took a little getting used to, but once I overcame my fear of breaking it, I was able to put it together. It does take a little effort to put together though, but once you get it, its like riding a bike, you never forget it. Once together it feels firm and definitely not flimsy. But most importantly, the lighting quality is great!

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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
RODERICK B  Lightweight, easy to assemble, works best with portrait photography utilizing Flashpoint Model ll monolight
Shopper  Hey is there a Eggcrate Grid for this soft box??
MIKE G  It did not come with one but one might be available.
Dan D  Can I use the Flashpoint PZ Octobox or softboxs with a Nikon speedlight? If so what speedring or hardware do I need with it? I am looking for a cheaper solution to Photoflex 3 octo. These seems perfect.
PHILIP S  If you can I don't know how to do it. These are made for Adorama's Flashpoint II moonlights. They work perfectly. I know you can buy other speed rings, but I wouldn't know which one to buy or how to get the speeding working on a tripod with the flash. I suggest you call Adorama and press the number for their lighting professionals. They are very helpful and full of great tips.
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