Date Added: Saturday 09 January, 2010
CL-SPSB600 LED 600 Speed Softbox Kit
by Ryan Mitchell
For the money I really like the softbox. It's fast to put up and tear down and for me is much easier than a traditional softbox/speedring combo. I've never found the quality of the softbox to be lacking - the fabric on the "retention" side of the cloth is strong enough to slip over the outside portion of the speed ring - not the whole thing - you're only supposed to slip it over the round metal pieces. It holds just fine and slips right over the light after putting it together.
I personally don't use the small 2nd-stage carrying case - it's about the size of a small ball and I'd rather have the 1st stage carrying case that's thinner and flat that I can stack on top of other stuff, plus carries the eggcrate, two scrims, and the speedring inside anyway. Folding into the 2nd stage is just like folding a car sunshield - no degree required.
Personally I like the design and when I buy another of these lights, I'll buy another of these softboxes. Pretty much a no-brainer for the money...
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]