Flashpoint SoftBox, 70 watt Fluorescent Light Unit with Built in 19.5x27.5" Silver Soft Box, with AC Plug and Spiral Fluorescent 5500K Bulb (translates into 350watt) Bundle - with Light Stand

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  • SoftBox Fluorescent Unit
  • 7.2' Air Cushioned Light Stand

About Flashpoint SoftBox

This Flashpoint SoftBox Bundle comes with: and Shipping is free! .

• This 20" x 27" softbox is easy to assemble, just snap the hardware into place. No rods to struggle with, no speed rings to align with the rods. The unit comes with an 70 watt flicker-free fluorescent, spiral bulb, and is rated at 5500 degrees Kelvin; that is, it is daylight balanced. 70 watts in fluorescents translates into 350 watts of light output.

This long lasting "cool" light emits very little heat and can stay on all day long without a problem.

The Flashpoint unit can be used with Digital Cameras or Camcorders and is great for shooting portraits, or still life.

And, when you're done (after removing the bulb) the unit folds together easily like an umbrella.

The Flashpoint SoftBox is commonly used for General purpose, Indoors and more.The Flashpoint SoftBox is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast among others.The Flashpoint SoftBox is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Flashpoint SoftBox: Durable, Good color value and Good power output

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Durable (32),Good color value (30),Lightweight (23),Good power output (19),Attach securely (18),Long-lasting (13),Attaches securely (10),Easy to use (6),Cheap (3),Consistent output (3)
Cons:
Flimsy (8),Weak (4)
Best Uses:
Indoors (42),General purpose (35),Low light (22),Portraits (13),Outdoor events / games (8),Night time (4),Outdoors (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Semi-pro photographer (26),Photo enthusiast (18),Pro photographer (15),Casual photographer (9)

Flashpoint SoftBox Features

  • A complete softbox light unit built around a fluorescent light unit

Flashpoint SoftBox Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.2

(based on 70 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Famtastic value!

I just got two of these today and I am totally impressed. The stands are very sturdy and the softboxes are larger than I expected (a good thing). Light output is fantastic. I had been using some fluorescents in 12-inch reflectors but I can tell already these are going to be many times better. This is an amazing value. If there's a negative, it's only that set-up takes a little bit of time. You have to expand the softbox, install the bulb, attach the diffuser, then attach all to the stand. Not...

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I just got two of these today and I am totally impressed. The stands are very sturdy and the softboxes are larger than I expected (a good thing). Light output is fantastic. I had been using some fluorescents in 12-inch reflectors but I can tell already these are going to be many times better. This is an amazing value. If there's a negative, it's only that set-up takes a little bit of time. You have to expand the softbox, install the bulb, attach the diffuser, then attach all to the stand. Not difficult, but it means a bit of work if you move them from one location to another (as I often do between towns and/or buildings). Still, the fact that they do break down is a good thing and the parts don't take up a lot of room in the collapsed state. The reflector comes with a nice case although there's no case for the stands. Bulbs will need to be stored in their protective styrofoam boxes as well. If you need some soft, diffused, light for product photography, these are just terrific! Highly recommended.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Cheap, Arrive Broken

Ordered this. I liked the softbox, it was fairly bright and easy to assemble. The stands, however -- first one arrived broken, I told Adorama and they gamely sent me another. It took over a week for the second one to arrive, and once it did it was also broken. Cheap plastic components must snap easily during shipping. I asked to be simply refunded the difference between this bundle and the sell-alone light stand and they say no, they expect me to send back both the softbox and one of the two ...

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Ordered this. I liked the softbox, it was fairly bright and easy to assemble. The stands, however -- first one arrived broken, I told Adorama and they gamely sent me another. It took over a week for the second one to arrive, and once it did it was also broken. Cheap plastic components must snap easily during shipping. I asked to be simply refunded the difference between this bundle and the sell-alone light stand and they say no, they expect me to send back both the softbox and one of the two broken tripods -- though I discarded the softbox packaging because I liked it. This has been a terrible shopping experience, my first with Adorama, and sure to be my last.

Reviewed by 70 customers

 
5.0

I used it in fashion photography.

By

from Mayaguez, Puerto Rico  -  Pro Photographer

The great thing of this light is the white balance you get shooting in daylight mode on your camera settings. Is wonderful. Is a cool light to work with. and is inexpensive. I recommended it for all your studio work.

 
4.0

The design has changed

By

from Granby, CT  -  Photo Enthusiast

I had purchased one of these a couple years ago and decided to pick up another to replace the umbrella I was using. The construction doesn't seem to be as good as the older version. Little harder to open too -- the center ring gets hung up more on the socket for the bulb. They've also changed how the white fabric fits. On the old one it wrapped around the outside of the unit's front -- kind of like a fitted sheet. On the new one it works more like other softboxes where it velcros to the inside. The new design I think will give a little more defined edge to the light. I actually like having one of each though I'm sure the difference will be subtle. These don't put out a lot of light. You're going to probably have to raise the ISO depending on your use. All that said, for the price, it's still a very good deal and lets you get into studio lighting extremely affordably. I'm just a "dad with a camera" and use my setup with my family for Christmas card pictures and shoot headshots of the local high school drama club for their performances. A couple lights like this, some seamless paper and software like Portrait Professional can give you some remarkably good results.

 
4.0

Flashpoint Softbox - Easy Setup

By

from Asheville NC  -  Photo Enthusiast

Currently use the softbox to provide even lighting while painting artwork on easel. Thought it would serve as a portrait light also, but even with this bulb it is not bright enough (at least with the diffuser in place) to be anything but a fill light -- other ambient light will be needed. Color of light is definitely cooler-white than halogen but not the ghostly green of normal fluorescent. Very easy setup. Would prefer a way to mount the softbox horizontally -- you will need another adapeter to do that. You will also need an extension cord - the cord supplied barely reaches the bottom of the stand. Also, the light-switch is located inches from the softbox -- hard to reach if the box is mounted on a taller stand. It's a reasonable value. I may try a brighter bulb.

 
5.0

It works great

By

from Dallas Texas  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I added this to my studio to light my sculptures. It meets all of my expectations.....The florescent bulbs sure are tons better that those old blue incandescent ones that burned out so quickly.

 
5.0

Great for beginners!

By

from Florida  -  Casual Photographer

I received this product in perfect condition. I had no trouble putting it together (although I thought I was going to break it when you have to push that circle thing back onto where the bulb goes! but Ive gotten the hang of how to do it). The stand is very sturdy and it produces wonderful, soft light. I will be buying another this week to complete my studio!

 
5.0

I simply love it.

By

from Scottsville, VA.  -  Semi-pro Photographer

It is wonderful...light weight, easily portable, easy to set up...and works for full body shots.

 
5.0

Basic, but functional

By

from Vancouver, Canada  -  Photo Enthusiast

Excellent value for the money. Not rugged construction (you get what you pay for). Not meant to travel from site to site. The light modifier is fine & the fluorescent light bulb delivers what it claims to. Not for pros. I would purchase another, as it will stay put for my uses.

 
4.0

Very Nice for Price

By

from Oswego, IL  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Used a couple for supplemental light in product video shoot. Worked great in some tight quarters without getting hot.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Cheap, Arrive Broken

By

from Los Angeles, CA  -  Photo Enthusiast

Ordered this. I liked the softbox, it was fairly bright and easy to assemble. The stands, however -- first one arrived broken, I told Adorama and they gamely sent me another. It took over a week for the second one to arrive, and once it did it was also broken. Cheap plastic components must snap easily during shipping. I asked to be simply refunded the difference between this bundle and the sell-alone light stand and they say no, they expect me to send back both the softbox and one of the two broken tripods -- though I discarded the softbox packaging because I liked it. This has been a terrible shopping experience, my first with Adorama, and sure to be my last.

 
4.0

Serves Purpose

By

from Chandler, AZ  -  Casual Photographer

I use this product to photograph jewelry. Would like the clamp to be able to change positions so that there is no need for another clamp

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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
Pat S  This setup was recommended by Jim Lawson, the photographer for Lapidary Journal, in his video "How to Take Photos of Your Jewelry". Taking photos out in the open will be far superior to using a light box... I think.
meropi t  what is the voltage 120 or 240 ?
REBECCA B  120......
MK C  I've been using this softbox with my DSLR to photograph jewelry, and I'm getting a lot of horizontal banding in the photos. After a lot of research, I've learned that the problem is the fluorescent light source not working well with my camera's shutter speed or ISO setting. Has anyone else encountered this issue? If so, were you able to resolve it?
CHRISTY C  I also photograph jewelry with my Daslr using the softbox but haven't had this issue. If you are on a tripod, try setting your shutter speed to close faster (not sure what you are using now), ISO should be comfortable at 100. The only thing I can suggest is the angle relationship between the camera and distance between the two pieces of equipment. There is a great video and i think a you tube pertaining to this by Jim Lawson. Hope that helps, Christy
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