SMDV BRiHT ZOOM BOUNCE – System Announced

SMDV ZOOM BOUNCE 100

 

SMDV have announced the BRiHT Zoom Bounce 100, focusable reflector system, compatible with their BRiHT-360 cordless TTL strobes.

Taking inspiration from the original Briese focusable parabolic reflectors, the BRiHT Zoom Bounce system mounts the strobe unit remotely outside, and to the rear of, the reflector (unlike the indirect mount Broncolor Para etc).

This provides a much more balanced configuration when mounted on a light stand, which should further complement the very lightweight and portable nature of the SMDV fast pop open reflector system.

 

SMDV ZOOM BOUNCE 100

 

The BRiHT Zoom Bounce arm simply mounts in between the BRiHT-360 strobe and it’s original plug-in flash tube.

A reflector plate can also then be added, which also cleverly provides a built-in LED modelling light.

 

SMDV ZOOM BOUNCE 100

 

The sliding arm allows the position of the flash tube to be adjusted inside the reflector, which effectively changes the size and spread of the light source.

So the one modifier can provide a range of lighting effects, from a small hard light source, to larger diffused light.

 

SMDV ZOOM BOUNCE 140

 

The BRiHT Zoom Bounce system is initially available with a 100cm diameter collapsible reflector.

Though the Zoom Bounce arm should also mount into any of the existing SMDV Alpha Speedbox’s (currently available up to 110cm diameter).

Though images also hint to a larger 140cm version likely to come.

 

SMDV ZOOM BOUNCE 140

SMDV ZOOM BOUNCE 100

 

SMDV ZOOM BOUNCE 100

 

SMDV ZOOM BOUNCE 100

 

PRICE AND AVAILABILITY 

 

The SMDV BRiHT Zoom Bounce 100 appear to be available from some European retailers already, from around 540 Euro (Approx $640 USD).

Keep an eye on SMDV USA for availability and pricing in the USA.

 

SMDV – Website

SMDV – USA

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8 Comments
  1. John Wilson 1 week ago

    Looks like something out of a Bond villain’s cave 🙂

  2. Steve 1 week ago

    Looks like everyone is copying the Broncolor design

  3. roman 1 week ago

    I’d be interested in just the softbox part with a regular speedring (without the Briht system) since it’s much deeper than regular SMDV softboxes.

    • Jeffrey 6 days ago

      I agree

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 5 days ago

      Yes I was thinking the same thing about the 140cm version as well. I think the 110cm is the largest Speedbox they have available otherwise. Hopefully these are more of a true parabolic shape now as well.

      The zoom bracket currently only works with the BRiHT strobe, so there would be a much larger market for the Speedboxes alone.

      Also even for people after the zoom bracket, it would be much better value if they provided inner and outer diffuser panels (and an option grid) so these could be used as regular softboxes as well. That helps make set ups like the Parabolix good value.

  4. Mark Kitaoka 1 week ago

    I’ll have to try one of these. Great design.

  5. Mark 6 days ago

    Very clever design.
    Adds usability while avoiding patent issues.

    The only issue for me is that on location I am often stuck with very little room. This thing needs real estate.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 5 days ago

      Hi Mark,

      Funny you should say that, as these actually appeared around a year ago, though originally with yellow stripes and called the Zoom Focus. I don’t know, though I’m guessing SMDV may have quite possibly run into patent issues with Briese, because they are back now without “Focus” in the name, or the yellow stripes.

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