review: Lastolite Ezybox 24×24 softbox
Until recently I’ve been using a softbox setup with speedlights that is very sturdy, but can take a few minutes to set up. Several photographers have recommended I check out the Lastolite Ezybox. So I took the plunge, and got the Lastolite Hot Shoe EZYBOX Softbox Kit (24″x24″) (B&H).
Lastolite has a range of other Softboxes (B&H) as well. All just as easy to use.
The speedring simply clips into position. The setup is very simple, although we’ll have to see how durable it will be. The softbox and clamps and speedring all fits into a surprisingly compact zippered bag.
Details for the images:
1/250 @ f5.6 @ 200 ISO for both images.
I used wireless TTL flash for the entire session. My on-camera / master speedlight’s output was disabled, only firing the slave flash held with the softbox.
Flash exposure compensation: 1st image, -0.3EV // 2nd image, -1EV
Nikon D3; Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 AF-S II (B&H); Nikon 24-70mm f2.8 AF-S (B&H)
brass stud to attach softbox to monopod (B&H)
Here is the link if you’d like to order the Lastolite Hot Shoe EZYBOX Softbox Kit (24″x24″) (B&H)
This Tilt-Head w/ Spigot (B&H) is a handy addition to any Lastolite softbox because it allows the softbox to be tilted forward (or up). It also has a hole for an umbrella in case you decide a shoot-through or bounce umbrella is a better option.
Since the PocketWizard flash triggers elevate the speedlight too high for the regular bracket (or lollipop) holding the actual softbox, you will need the Lastolite hotshoe mark2 bracket (B&H) to bring the flash and trigger to the correct height for the throat of the softbox.
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