Lastolite Joe Mcnally 24" White Ezybox Hotshoe, Small Flash Diffuser

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About Lastolite

The Joe McNally Ezybox Hotshoe is a new addition to our highly acclaimed softbox range for battery operated flash guns.

Unlike our existing range of Ezybox Hotshoe softboxes, the Joe McNally version features a white interior rather than silver which offers a slightly softer creamier level of diffusion.

As with our other softboxes this version features two removable diffusion layers and is compatibles with our softbox accessories such as Grids and the Creative MaskStrips.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Easy to use (18),Lightweight (16),Durable (10),Consistent output (8),Packs small / compresses (5),Strong construction (5),Reliable (4),Versatile (3)
Best Uses:
Portraits (13),Fill flash (8),General purpose (6),Night photography (3),Weddings (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Semi-pro photographer (10),Photo enthusiast (5),Pro photographer (4)

Reviews about this item

Review Snapshot®

 
4.8

(based on 20 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

A real review from a non starry eyed fan

Not knocking Joe McNally he is a great nice guy "he really is" but by the reviews its clear who are buying and reviewing this modifier. The unit is well built and sturdy and breaks down compact as well as fast to do so. The only problem with the unit is a major one that all the newbie starry eyed fanboys of seminar and forum readers do not realize is this. The box is designed to be used with a hotshoe flash pointing directly like a spot light right out the front of the diffusion panels. Those...

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Not knocking Joe McNally he is a great nice guy "he really is" but by the reviews its clear who are buying and reviewing this modifier. The unit is well built and sturdy and breaks down compact as well as fast to do so. The only problem with the unit is a major one that all the newbie starry eyed fanboys of seminar and forum readers do not realize is this. The box is designed to be used with a hotshoe flash pointing directly like a spot light right out the front of the diffusion panels. Those above stating that "The white interior make the light very soft etc" clearly can not see that the interior color of white has little to do with soft quality light on this modifier. Its the diffusion panels. This unit design is flawed by trying to use a hotshoe flash pointed directly right now the front. A soft box works with a "BARE" tube flash so that the bare tube light bounces all around inside the box off those white walls before it goes out the front panels. The sad part about this modifier its designed to be used not with a bare tube. So you really are not getting a softbox quality light your getting a shoot thru umbrella look. The 2nd baffle or diffusion panel is the thing that saves the day by somewhat knocking down that harsh direct light of a pocket flash. But the downside to that is it is sucking up a good 1stop of light or more in order to do it! Which is a issue when most are already taxing the weak power output of pocket flashes already. Every 1stop of light is crucial especially when shooting outdoors and competing with daylight exposures. To really get a TRUE softbox quality of light you would need to use a Omni Diffuser of sorts to make the hotshoe flash someone what of a bare tube head but then again there goes another 3/4 of a stop of light! This set up is best used for those really being forced to travel lite. Or to use for a compact back up setup to always carry with you for "Just In case" mini studio lighting when you would not have a full blown softbox set up with you. Dont believe what I am saying just take a look at any quality softbox used for the last 25 years they all have speedrings to be used with "Bare tube" heads. Look at any product photographers studio set up with softboxes they have used bare tube heads almost every time.

Reviewed by 20 customers

 
5.0

Love it!

By

from Virginia  -  Semi-pro Photographer

It took forever for this to arrive from adorama but I stuck it out and didn't cancel the order. I LOVE IT! When I shot with it and showed the pics to friend they exclaimed "wow" about the quality of light. They aren't photographers but even they can see something was much different then my umbrella light. The light is just beautiful.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Fantastic Build quality

By

from San Francisco, CA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I won't be using umbrellas anymore, after using this I've realized how much better a softbox is. The build quality is amazing. The one thing I don't like is that when it folds up, it's too big to stuff into a normal sized luggage. It's just a bit too square.

 
4.0

Nice light with white background

By

from WA

Nice softer light and has a built in Velcro strip for adding an optional grid. The bag is much larger than the original ezybox circle bag but I guess it will last longer

 
5.0

Got to have for on site portraits

By

from libertyville il  -  Photo Enthusiast

great packability, easy up and down, durable construction

 
5.0

Does the trick

By

from MA  -  Photo Enthusiast

Good Product, sturdy and easy to set up and store. Very nice soft light for Portraits.

 
5.0

Lightweight, Easy Setup, Amazing Results

By

from Delaware  -  Photo Enthusiast

Joe McNally Ezybox is the easiest softbox to set up. Very easy to pack and carry around too. This product transformed my photography and gave me very nice results. I would recommend to anybody anyday. Worth every penny.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Keeping food on Joe McNally' table

By

from Davie, FL  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Fairly expensive compared to my other soft boxes, but this is the only one compatible to my speedlights. Really easy to set up and take down. Lightweight and I can travel with it. I bought two of them and they can both fit in one carrying case. Ideal for location shoots where you don't want to lug around heavy strobes and softboxes. I can be packed up and gone in a fraction of the time.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I Would Buy This Product Again and Again

By

from Chester Springs, PA  -  Pro Photographer

This is a very nice softbox that Joe McNally had Lastolite make for him. The white interior makes for a softer light, which is not as contrasty. I like it better than the original Lastolite Easybox that was lined in Silver. The Softbox is easy to set up and pack up afterwards. The lighting is great for portraits, small groups, and family photos. I would definately reconmend this to anyone.

(13 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

A real review from a non starry eyed fan

By

from California  -  Photo Enthusiast

Not knocking Joe McNally he is a great nice guy "he really is" but by the reviews its clear who are buying and reviewing this modifier. The unit is well built and sturdy and breaks down compact as well as fast to do so. The only problem with the unit is a major one that all the newbie starry eyed fanboys of seminar and forum readers do not realize is this. The box is designed to be used with a hotshoe flash pointing directly like a spot light right out the front of the diffusion panels. Those above stating that "The white interior make the light very soft etc" clearly can not see that the interior color of white has little to do with soft quality light on this modifier. Its the diffusion panels. This unit design is flawed by trying to use a hotshoe flash pointed directly right now the front. A soft box works with a "BARE" tube flash so that the bare tube light bounces all around inside the box off those white walls before it goes out the front panels. The sad part about this modifier its designed to be used not with a bare tube. So you really are not getting a softbox quality light your getting a shoot thru umbrella look. The 2nd baffle or diffusion panel is the thing that saves the day by somewhat knocking down that harsh direct light of a pocket flash. But the downside to that is it is sucking up a good 1stop of light or more in order to do it! Which is a issue when most are already taxing the weak power output of pocket flashes already. Every 1stop of light is crucial especially when shooting outdoors and competing with daylight exposures. To really get a TRUE softbox quality of light you would need to use a Omni Diffuser of sorts to make the hotshoe flash someone what of a bare tube head but then again there goes another 3/4 of a stop of light! This set up is best used for those really being forced to travel lite. Or to use for a compact back up setup to always carry with you for "Just In case" mini studio lighting when you would not have a full blown softbox set up with you. Dont believe what I am saying just take a look at any quality softbox used for the last 25 years they all have speedrings to be used with "Bare tube" heads. Look at any product photographers studio set up with softboxes they have used bare tube heads almost every time.

 
5.0

soft light

By

from Wash DC  -  Pro Photographer

I'm impressed that a softbox this small can provide such a beautiful soft light. It's a smooth and very pleasing light. Softbox is sturdy, well designed, and easy to assemble and use. I haven't taken it apart yet as it goes in the car assembled.

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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
MARK R  One good reason for using this product is that it is endorsed by Joe McNally. The white interior also provides a great soft light and in the right situation is as good as any studio light. Built well too!
Shopper  Hi can this be used with a Nikon SB-900?
RALPH C  I use it with a SB-910...not sure if there is any structual difference the the sb-900
P K  If I am using the Phottix Strato II wireless Nikon receiver, sold by Adorama, can I use this with this kit? I should have everything necessary with the kit right? I just want to know if I need an additional piece to use it with the wireless receiver.
RICHARD L  The Photix and the wireless receiver will work fine.
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