UPDATE – Bowens and Comet mount versions are now available as well for $368 with shipping.
Indirect mount parabolic modifiers are not particularly common in any case, though what really sets the new CononMK versions apart is the quick release speedring allowing the softbox rods to be quickly snapped open and closed.
As well as a unique strobe mounting bracket option which connects to the base of the strobe rather than the accessory mount.
The indirect mount parabolic modifier houses the strobe head completely inside, and facing the rear of the softbox. So all light is first bounce of the walls of the softbox before being directed out the front.
And its possible then to adjust the position of the strobe head in the parabolic curve, providing a wider or more concentrated light pattern.
A key feature of the new CononMK deep parabolic softboxes is the quick release speedring. Allowing all 16 metal rods to be quickly snapped open and closed, without the often tricky and time consuming task of assembling a 16 sided softbox from individual parts.
The deep parabolic softbox comes with its own light stand swivel attached.
At this stage the CononMK deep parabolic modifiers are designed primarily to mount directly to CononMK strobe units, like the recent K4T and I6T EX TTL strobes, using a similar mount to their own removable swivel.
Though being a simple L bracket mount design, with some DIY it would likely be possible to mount a regular 5/8″ stud to the L bracket instead, and mount a regular strobe to that stud.
This may also require some extension of the L bracket though, to position the particular strobe level with the center of the softbox.
The strobe mounting post is also hollow, and provides a opening to thread the the CononMK battery pack cord neatly through, for external mounting of the battery pack.
The CononMK deep parabolic modifiers provide the option of both internal and external removable diffusion panels, quickly attached with velcro.
And in addition to the currently available L bracket mounting versions, CononMK will also soon be releasing another version of the deep parabolic modifier which mounts the strobe directly via the accessory mount.
Again these are designed primarily for the CononMK strobes at this stage, so they provide a Comet style mount.
UPDATE – Bowens mount versions are now available from CononMK as well. Please see the second image below.
And CononMK also now offer Bowens mount versions.
Once the deep parabolic modifier has been quickly collapses down a neat carry bag is also provided for transport.
The 90cm (36″) diameter version is 80cm (32″) deep, and weighs between 3.5 and 4.5 kg.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
The later Bowens or Comet mount version CononMK deep parabolic modifiers are available now from the CononMk Ebay store for $368 for the 120cm version (shipping included).