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Strobepro Rapid Snap Octa Softbox (36" Small)

13 reviews

Game Changing Design

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.

Fastest, Easiest Setup Ever

Just fan out the rods, and snap the speedring mount together. That's it.

Huge Space Savings

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.

It's A Lean, Mean, Light Shaping Machine

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.

No Inner Mechanism

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.

Multiple Speedring Choices

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.

Your Time is Money

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. 

Why Use an Octa Softbox?

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 than a rectangular box, which could make it the better choice for outdoor use. The 36" size is a staple that can do a bit of everything, from headshots, to environmental portraits, to larger products. It provides some nice and soft light while not being too unwieldly in the elements or in smaller spaces.

Optional Honeycomb Grid

Add even more control by purchasing the optional 36" honeycomb grid.  Grids are awesome for preventing flare and directing light exactly where you want it.

Leave The Diffusers

Go ahead and leave your diffusers attached. They'll stay protected because there is no inner mechanism to snag it on.

Super Slim Carrying Case

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.

Inner Diffuser Included

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.

Easy to Gel

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 36" (90 cm)
Softbox Depth 15.5"
Softbox Dimensions Folded (with Bowens Speedring) 28x7x3"
Softbox Weight (with Bowens speedring and both diffusers) 2.1 lbs
Package Size 29.5x8x3.5"
Package Weight 3.5 lbs


-1 x Strobepro Rapid Snap Octa Softbox (36" Small)
-1 x Speedring (selected from the dropdown)
-1 x Inner Diffuser
-1 x Outer Diffuser
-1 x Carrying Bag


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    Jean-Marcel B.
    Canada Canada

    Rapid Snap Softbox Octa 36 in.

    High quality product and fast delivery to Trois-Rivières, QC. Thanks to the Strobepro Team‍♂️

    Robert S.
    Canada Canada

    Would buy another

    Love the new rapid softbox! Easy to carry it on location for headshots and quick to setup

    Stephane D.
    Canada Canada

    Wicked fast setup

    This is a game changer. Keep the baffles attached, simply open, and BANG you are ready to go. It’s faster than saying superkalifragilistikexpialigetisch. NOW the real game changer in when you have to setup multiple softboxes OR when using on video lights and changing locations constantly - super easy to tear down and carry along and re-setup in literally 2seconds.

    Kim R.
    Canada Canada


    Nice quality, so quick to assemble and use.

    David W.
    Canada Canada


    Great for mobile kits. Fast set-up and tear-down. Compact for packing and quality construction.