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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14 Comments
  1. John Wilson 2 months ago

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

  2. Steve 2 months ago

    Looks like everyone is copying the Broncolor design

  3. roman 2 months 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 2 months ago

      I agree

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 2 months 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 2 months ago

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

  5. Mark 2 months 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 2 months 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.

  6. david 1 month ago

    Does anyone know what the specifications for the softbox are (depth and weight)?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 1 month ago

      Hi David,

      I’m not sure on that yet, though I think I saw Legio Photo have a Zoom Bounce 100 there, so it may be worth checking with them at this stage.

  7. giodominice 1 month ago

    Any chance an AD200 or AD360 could be used with this? Or could it be modified to do so fairly easily? The bulbs appear to have the same pins.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 1 month ago

      Hi giodominice,

      I don’t have the BRiHT-360 yet, though I’m pretty sure I read somewhere that the bulb used has a different pin configuration to the Godox strobes.

      They have a different modifier mount as well, so it wouldn’t be easy to attach the Godox strobe either.

      I did ask Flashpoint quite some time ago if they could look into possibly doing a Glow version of this for the Godox / Flashpoint strobes. I’ll have to check back on that, though I can understand if SMDV want to just keep this for their own strobes.

    • LegioPhoto 2 weeks ago

      A few things to be aware of:
      1. Bulbs for Godox AD200 is not interchangeable with AD360. The pins are of different size.
      2. The bulbs for Godox AD360 and SMDV BRiHT are similar. But they are slightly of different spec.
      3. So, theoretically, Godox AD360 could be used with SMDV Zoom Bounce. But the Godox AD360 will not support the LED light. Perhaps more importantly, the mount will not be as secure as BRiHT since BRiHT is also held in place by a locking collar … which is not available for AD360. But it’s an interesting thought. We might give it a try.
      J

  8. Andy schulz 3 weeks ago

    A more powerful flash is that possible to mount ? If you shoot MF digital 360 watts are not that high ? A 600 watts version ? Or yes a standalone version possible with any flash company ?

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