GLOW – NEW ParaPop 28″ – Great Deals!



Following on from the great RoveLight deals, and to celebrate the release of the new Glow ParaPop 28″ modifiers, Adorama have another great offer exclusive to Flash Havoc readers only!

The new Glow ParaPop 28″ parabolic softboxes pop open quickly on location, making them an ideal combination with the new RoveLights, speedlites, or the great Witstro / StreakLights etc.

GLOW ParaPop 28"


Again these discounts are for one week only, so you will need to be quick. (Expires the 14th of September 2014).

This is a pre-order deal, and the ParaPops should start shipping from Monday the 15th of September 2014.


ParaPop 28″ – Speedlight Bracket   – Reg.  $249.95    – Now $209.95

ParaPop 28″ – Bowens Mount          – Reg. $259.95    – Now $219.95

ParaPop 28″ – Elinchrom Mount       – Reg. $259.95    – Now $219.95

ParaPop 28″ – Alien Bees Mount      – Reg. $259.95    – Now $219.95

ParaPop 28″ – FlashPoint Mount      – Reg. $249.95    – Now $219.95


To access these exclusive deals you will need to enter the coupon code FHPARAPOPR at checkout, and directly after clicking through the links above. Offer expires the 14th of September 2014.


With 12 external rods, the ParaPop’s would have to be one of the nicest compact modifiers available (and not to mention practical). They pop open quickly, and close at the press of a couple of buttons. –


GLOW ParaPop 28


The ParaPop 28″ are available with a speedlight coldshoe mount (which will also accommodate the Witstro / Streaklight 180 & 360) –

GLOW ParaPop 28


Or with a choice of speedring inserts to attach directly to studio strobes –


GLOW ParaPop 28"


If you would like to use both speedlites (or Witstro / Streaklight) and studio lights with the same ParaPop, then a speedring version ParaPop, and speedlight bracket for Bowens or Elinchrom mount may be an option. (Provided you have Bowens or Elinchrom mount studio lights).

Thanks again to Adorama for providing another discount offer for the ParaPop 28″. These are great looking modifiers, and with a relatively high cost price I know its hard to find discounts on these anywhere otherwise.

Please see the links at the top of the post for ordering.


  1. Mike Devlin 5 years ago

    Is there anywhere in Europe or Scandinavia that have these ??

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 5 years ago

      Hi Mike,

      I’m not too sure, they are based on the SMDV Diffuser 70, which are mainly available directly from Korea, and some US sellers.

      So you may be able to search around for the SMDV, though they could possibly be available under other brand names as well.

      The ParaPop 28″ are just new to the Adorama Glow house brand. So they have fast local support for US buyers now at least.

      I don’t think you will find these prices under any brand though, even with the extra shipping (though I understand duties etc can add up as well).

      • Mike Devlin 5 years ago

        Thanks…. As Alexander states below… It is available in the EU 🙂


    • Alexander Loff 5 years ago

      In Europe you can buy it from

  2. Earle 5 years ago

    Very cool that they’re doing speedring versions! That was one of the limitations of the original SMDV box, that it only worked with speed lights.

  3. Andrew 5 years ago

    This is exactly the smdv rebranded

    I can use my smdv ( bought as microbox ) wirh speedlite , bowens mount and godox witstro
    So , no big deal , you can use adaptores to attach and problem solved

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 5 years ago

      Hi Andrew,

      Do you mean you’re swapping the Bowens speedring for the speedlite bracket supplied with the softbox?

      I’m thinking now that the Godox brackets are quite good for mounting the Witstro, that just using a Bowens mount speedring, and Godox bracket like this would be good with the Witstro (and speedlites etc).

  4. Amir 5 years ago

    $60+ for shipping to Canada. Adorama folks must be out of their minds. B&H charges $10-20 for most orders (courier shipping) and it arrives in 2 days.

  5. Amir 5 years ago

    Oh, and they also do not allow the promo code at checkout:

    “Gift certificates may not be redeemed for international orders”

    Double fail for Adorama! 🙂

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 5 years ago

      Hi Amir,

      Yes using the promo code any international orders will need to be processed manually.

      If anyone would like to do this just drop me a message on the contact page and I can give you the details.

      • Amir 5 years ago

        Thanks Elv! I may be interested to give it a try.

  6. Todd 5 years ago


    I too have to mention that this is Adorama’s version of the SMDV. Good Stuff though.

    Question, If I were to get the “Bowens” mount option, could I use my Phottix HS Speed Mount II to mount and use my speedlight?

    This will give me flexible options in case I ever have to use a studio strobe with a Bowens mount.

    Take Care – Todd

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 5 years ago

      Hi Todd,

      Thanks, yes you could use a Bowen’s mount speedlite bracket like the Phottix HS Speed Mount II to mount speedlites to the regular Bowen’s mount ParaPop.

      I just noticed Adorama have also listed the speedrings separately now as well. So we also have the option of going with the ParaPop with included Glow speedlite bracket, and purchasing a Bowens etc speedring insert separately.

      There is only a few small screws to remove to replace the inserts or bracket from the ParaPop. Though I still don’t think that would be practical to do too often. So the Bowens mount speedlite brackets would generally make it easier to switch quickly between speedlites and studio lights.

  7. Amir 5 years ago

    Still considering this for on-location work. What is the real advantage of this over something like K90 or Fotodiox EZ-pro umbrella softboxes though?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 5 years ago

      If you’re using speedlites at all (or even the Witstro) there are no obstructions in front of the flash tube with the ParaPop like the umbrella frame softboxes have. So particularly for speedlites there will be a decent power advantage to start with.

      These are meant to be parabolic shape reflectors, so without the diffusion panels the light should come out in a fairly parallel narrow beam. I don’t know how much you can take from that though, as that all varies with the position of the flash tube. With the front diffuser panels in place they are claiming a very even light output across the face of the softbox.

      But really I think the main reason people are going to buy these is simply because of the nice design. They are obviously modeled off the larger Breis Parabolics etc with external ribs, which are about as nice as modifiers get.

      And they have just about everything going for them practically, except possibly a grid option at this point.

      If you’re after something larger the umbrella softboxes may be the way to go still. A larger option again is obviously the next thing thing they will need, though 28″ is very manageable, and likely the most popular portable option anyway.

      • Amir 5 years ago

        Thanks a lot for the detailed explanation. I can definitely see the benefit if used with speedlites but I feel like it’s not that crucial with barebulb flashes like the Witstro or strobes (majority of my usage). I still like the lightweight design and will probably order it to try.

  8. Gordon 5 years ago

    Here is an Adapter for the SMDV Boxes so you can use WitStro Flashes.

    Best Regards

  9. Ken 5 years ago

    Hopefully Adorama will have the same deal again as they did with Rovelight.

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