The Strobepro Rapid Snap softboxes were designed with portability, weight, and speed in mind. It folds flat and sets up in a snap! Compared to umbrella-style softboxes, the Rapid Snap takes up half the space in your bag, weighs at least 25% less, and still sets up in seconds. These are the most versatile and portable softboxes on the market.
Just fan out the rods, and snap the speedring mount together. That's it.
The unique snap mechanism allows the speedring mount to fold in half while not in use. Its packaged size 50% thinner than our Rapid Pro softboxes! You can fit twice as many softboxes in your Ultimate Kit Bag, checked luggage or vehicle.
The new mechanism allows us to remove all the inner support structure found in our Rapid Pro softboxes, which saves about 25% of the total weight. Your assistant should complain 25% less about carrying them.
Without umbrella rods to get in the way, the Rapid Snap Softbox can be easily gelled, and you can depend on an unobstructed projection even when the inner diffuser is not in use.
The speedring is user changeable to any of the most popular strobe mounts. Bowens (Strobepro), Profoto, Elinchrom, Alien Bee (Einstein) and even Godox speedrings are available. Just loosen two screws and slide in the new speedring.
Please tell us you're not still using softboxes with detachable rods. The first time you snap the Strobepro Rapid Snap Series together, you'll be contemplating what other revelations you could have missed in your life.
The octagonal shape gives you a rounded catchlight in your portraits, which is typically said to look more natural. An octa also has a bit more structure when compared to a rectangular box, which could make it the better choice for outdoor use. The 24" Extra Small works great as a hair light, for headshots, for small product photography, or as a supplementary modifier wherever a pop of light is required.
Add even more control by purchasing the optional 24" honeycomb grid. Grids are awesome for preventing flare and directing light exactly where you want it.
Go ahead and leave your diffusers attached. They'll stay protected because there is no inner mechanism to snag it on.
The included carrying case is all new as well. It is flat with a zippered opening at one end. Just slide your softbox in, zip it up, and you're good to go.
Doubling up your diffusion ensures that light hits every part of the front diffuser as evenly as possible, but you can optionally remove the inner diffuser to squeeze out an extra stop.
We mentioned this already, but it deserves its own header. Since there's no inner mechanism to worry about, your creative or correction gels can be easily taped into place.
|Softbox Dimensions Open||24" (60 cm)|
|Softbox Dimensions Folded (with Bowens Speedring)||22x7x3"|
|Softbox Weight (with Bowens speedring and both diffusers)||1.5 lbs|
|Package Weight||2.9 lbs|
-1 x Strobepro Rapid Snap Octa Softbox (24" Extra Small)
-1 x Speedring (selected from the dropdown)
-1 x Inner Diffuser
-1 x Outer Diffuser
-1 x Carrying Bag
Excellent. SO easy to assemble on the go, on location, and to break down for travel and packing. Very well made. I’m impressed.
This is a great product works very well...hopefully I will pick up the other 2 sizes in the future...
I got this to use in outdoor sessions as it won’t catch the wind so much as my bigger softbox. I love how it snaps open. It feels really sturdy. The bag that came with it is a nice touch too. I highly recommend it.
Did I mention that it’s portable. Great for on-location portraits, coupled with a Godox AD200.