Phottix have release the new Luna range of quick folding Beauty Dish and Softboxes.
The Luna modifiers use strong and resilient white fiberglass rods, and snap open very quickly using a series of hinged framework between each pair of rods. No tedious or difficult assembly of separate rods and speedring as regular octoboxes usually require.
The Luna Beauty Dish version is approximately 70cm (or 28″) in diameter, and can be used as a regular softbox as well by attaching the included front diffuser cover.
The Luna Softbox version is 110cm (or 43″) in diameter, and works on the same principal as the the beauty dish design.
An internal reflector disk and white heat proof interior fabric will create soft even coverage inside the softbox, without the need for a second fabric diffuser panel inside the sofbox.
Both Luna Softboxes and Beauty Dishes come standard with a Bowens-compatible mount, which can also be used with the Phottix HS Speed Mount and hot shoe flashes like the Phottix Mitros. Compatible mounts for Elinchrom, Profoto and Balcar are also available, and can be easily swapped over, making the Luna series compatible with many popular studio lights.
Most regular design octoboxes around this size are only 90cm (or 36″), and the next size up is a much larger 1500 (or 60″), so the 110cm offers a very practical mid size option, which I know a lot of people have been looking for. With the quick pop open set up, the Luna looks to be an ideal octobox for location work.
Price and Availability –
The Lunar Folding Beauty Dish and Softbox are available now from around $69 –