The HalfDome is a softbox that provides fill, hair, or main light, and can be used in traditional and digital photography as well as video and film
The HalfDome features a long, narrow shape along with a wider rear profile that allows fitting with Photoflex's OctoConnector line of softbox adapters, or Connector FV adapters. The interior comes in either soft white or silver. Soft white is suitable for a wide variety of traditional and digital photography uses. Silver is designed specifically for film and video applications.
HalfDome provides a focused highlight that adds volume and drama to any subject.The unique shape permits use as a hair light for multiple subjects, and a fill light with no over-spill onto the background. As a foreground light, the low profile makes it easy to shoot over. The internal baffle eliminates hotspots to create even, natural lighting. The baffle and front diffusion face can be removed easily, allowing a change from soft diffusion to sharp contrast without adjusting the setup. The proprietary Duracloth fabric's thick exterior ensures no loss of light or energy. And the company's QRC (Quick-Release Corners) make setup and teardown a snap
For use in traditional and digital photography, the Photoflex OctoConnector fits the HalfDome to most major strobe-lighting fixtures as well as to the Photoflex Starlite 3200, a tungsten light that provides soft, even, natural-looking continuous light. OctoConnectors are made of heavy-duty, heat-resistant cast aluminum, offering superior quality as well as durability. More than a dozen connectors range in retail price from $49.95 to $149.95, less expensive than most other brands.
For film and video applications, the Photoflex Connector FV fits the HalfDome to continuous lighting fixtures such as the Photoflex Starlite 3200. Fitting most lighting heads, the rugged Connector FV is all-metal, and will not break, melt, or warp.
40-degree Softbox Grid
The mouth of the HalfDome has been recessed so that Photoflex's 40-degree Softbox Grid can be added to provide precise control of light spread. The grid directs the light source, and keeps light from spilling onto a backdrop, floor, or ceiling. Unlike comparable products, the grid retains its shape indefinitely because every point of the nylon-webbed fabric is individually hand-sewn. Lightweight and portable, the grid responds well to daily setups and takedowns both on location and in the studio. A carry bag is provided for easy transport and storage.