Phottix have release new larger versions of the very popular Easy-Up Softboxes. The Easy-Up pop open quickly without the need for a speedring or rods etc, making them ideal for location work, mounting hotshoe flashes or portable studio lights.
Adding to the current popular 60x90cm and 80cm Octa, Phottix have released the new – Extra Large Octa Easy-Up Umbrella Softbox with Grid (120 cm / 43″),
and also the new square – Phottix Easy-Up Umbrella Softbox with Grid (90x90cm, 35×35″).
The new Easy-Up softboxes are shown above mounted on a full size boom arm. I’m excited about the 90 x 90cm version though as its a nice large size for locational work without being too unwieldy, and also fits nicely on the very compact and lightweight Phottix 16″ Multi Boom.
The Multi Boom is designed to conveniently mount one or more hotshoe flashes, and allow easy tilt movement of the Easy-Up style softboxes without the need for a larger heavy full size boom. Folded together these provide a nice compact location kit, which is fast to set up and very convenient to use.
The popular original 70 x 70cm (28″) Easy-Up softbox is shown mounted on the 16″ Multi Boom above. But the new 90 x 90cm offers considerably more size and diffuser surface are, making it a lot more versatile for lighting a larger are, or more than one person etc when needed.
The 90cm is not too big and unwieldy to use outside on location easily, and makes the most out of the 16″ Multi Boom, so its are really nice option to have.
Price and Availability –
The Phottix 16″ Multi Boom is $69.99 and available in the USA and Worldwide.