I got three of these for a few buck a piece (after shipping) and after using them for a few weeks now, I'm really happy with them. You're not going to get the same results from these as you would from an octo-light or even from a larger soft box. For what they are, though, they get the job done.
The best part about them is their size. Since they're so small it's easy to throw one or two of them in your camera bag and have with you whenever you have a flash.
I was worried about light slipping out of the gaps in the sides of the box, but I haven't had any problems with that, and I really like that it came with two ways of mounting it to a flash; a Velcro strap and a nifty rubber-band thing.
The downside: The quality of the material isn't great. It's plastic-ee and I'm convinced I'm going to rip them, accidentally, at some point. For me the high points outweigh the drawbacks.
If you're looking at these online and reading the reviews, just buy...
I like that this works really good and that I didn't spend a whole lot of money for it. It's pretty easy to fold and put away, but the only thing that bothers me (sometimes) is that the velcro strap can be a trickier than I'd like, when putting around the back end. This is not a deal breaker and I'm just being picky about it. I'm probably going to order another one since now I've got another flash I just bought and I'm going to use this, sometimes, instead of using umbrellas. I would recommend this item if you don't want to spend more money on the other more expensive ones that seem to do the same thing.
It was about what I expected; just some thin plastic with a little of Velcro, but they couldn't even get that right. I should have known when I saw several people complain about the Velcro breaking that there was a problem. I assumed that they had just received a bad issue. It's now apparent they have a systemic/process problem. They use a "Hot Stamp" process to connect two different pieces of Velcro. This method DOES NOT completely bond the two section - and never will if they don't fix their method.
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