The octagonal shape is ideal when using the reflection method of light distribution. As a result, the Octa Bank gives remarkably even illumination - within 1/3 f/stop - across the entire 6ft plus diameter. It can be used very close to your subject for soft, even wrap-around lighting effects, and its light efficiency allows even the smallest compact units to give impressive exposure readings. Elinchrom light banks are optically matched to Elinchrom heads, providing unsurpassed evenness and efficiency in a large size. The Octa is also supplied with a durable carrying case for protection and portability.
Elinchrom Octa Light Bank for Flash Only - 74" (187cm)
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is an excellent huge soft light source. I only use it in studio because of it's size, but I once took it on location and used it outdoors and I really loved the results. But it is too much of a pain to set up and close down to bring on location. In the studio it is a light modifier I could no longer do without. This thing is like using a cheat code in a game. You just simply can't screw the light up.
I use mine with the Elinchrom Style RX600. I also purchased the remote control for the strobe so I don't have to keep opening up the octa to adjust my light settings. I also purchased a Manfroto stand with sliding bar to support this thing. Oh and you need at least three sand bags to keep this thing from falling over.
This is a beautiful light source. I hear a lot about how even it is, who cares? Really? Even? What difference would a little variation make, seriously.
What is great about this box is the fantastic smooth quality of the light, the easy fast setup, and the great durability and design. I have used it on hundreds of shoots most on location and it looks great, travels well, and holds up well to repeated setup, tear-down and travel. This is my favorite piece of lighting gear, period.
Throws a beautiful round catchlight.
I also have profoto large umbrellas and while they are interesting, this is just a much better design.
It seems like a lot of money, but this box works great on everything and is totally worth the price. TOTALLY WORTH IT!
I love this soft box! It provides such beautiful, even light. If you take a light meter, and run it across the front of the diffuser, the f-stop will barely change across the whole face. The strobe faces the back of the reflector, and the design utilizes satellite technology to disperse the light evenly. It is so big you can even stand in front of it and shoot your subject, because the light will simply wrap around you, there will just be a tiny spot in the catch light where you were standing. So the catch light becomes an upside down U.
In spite of it's size, this is one of the few soft boxes I can actually put together myself. There is a handle at the back of the soft box, then you pull the ring in until the teeth match the holes. There is a release button on the back of the ring to to take it down. It comes with a carrying case, that it actually fits in.
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