SMDV have released a new line of Alpha quick folding Speedboxes, now featuring heat resistant metal speedrings designed to accommodate studio strobes using hot modelling lights.
The Alpha Speedbox series also now have grids available for order (as many people had been hoping for).
The dodecagon (12 sided) Alpha Speedboxes are currently available in four different sizes 80cm, 90cm, 100cm, and 110cm.
Mounting adapters will be available for an expanding number of strobe mounts, including Alien Bees, Bowens, Elinchrom, and Profoto.
The SMDV Speedbox’s very clever patented speedring design allows the Speedbox to be quickly snapped open and folded just as quickly again.
There are numerous varieties of quick folding softboxes available now, though the SMDV Speedbox are one of the few which can truly be snapped open and closed in few seconds without having to remove and install diffuser panels etc.
There is a short video here from SMDV USA demonstrating how quickly and easily the Speedbox can be opened and closed –
The new Alpha steel and alloy speedrings are reportedly a little heavier than the previous plastic versions, though they are designed to be more versatile for use with studio strobes using hot modelling lights now, as well as some portable strobes as before.
SMDV have also added extra latches (one set of latches for each pair of rods) so that the rods can also be collapsed much easier now as well.
Metal mounting adapters are, or will be, available for an expanding number of mounts, currently including Alien Bees, Bowens, Elinchrom, and Profoto.
And last, but not least, the new Alpha version Speedboxes finally now have optional grids available for the first time.
Due to the intricate shape of the 12 sided Speedboxes grids have not been easy to produce, and are therefore currently hand made in Korea.
So expect initial grid prices and availability may reflect that.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
The SMDV Alpha Speedbox are available now from Legio Aerium on Amazon from $289.99 –
Please contact the seller for grid pricing and ordering.
SMDV – USA Website
SMDV – Korea Website
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