Octa Softbox Umbrella Style | Octa Light Modifier with Quick Unfolding Time for Speedlite and Porta

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The importance of softboxes in photography cannot be stressed enough. They are real photo enhancers and make a huge difference if used in the right way. Octa softboxes in umbrella format commonly known as umbrella reflectors or umbrella softbox are mainly used with speedlights and speedlight photography.

To make them more functional companies around the world manufacture them in different shapes such as square, rectangle, and octagon. There are various types of enclosures such as hexagonal, round, and parabolic that can be paired with the softboxes for variation in light projection. 

As mentioned above each shape modifies the softbox light emitted from the bulb in a different way. For instance, Octagonal softboxes which are also famous by the name umbrella softboxes are used for their widely scattered soft light. The light produced from an octagon softbox looks more natural and catches the light in the eyes of the subjects. It is possible to use an octa softbox as the main light for portrait photography. Due to this, octa softboxes rule the domain of wedding and fashion photography. 

The Godox octa umbrella softbox for speedlight is known to be the best softbox for portraits. The quality and advantages they offer are simply amazing. Most octa boxes are made from professional reflective fabric coupled with precise color temperature that has been tailored to meet all kinds of expectations.

These softboxes are constructed on a hard skeleton and have been designed to provide maximum support to the softbox. The diffusers used in Godox Umbrella Octa Softbox are created in a way to make the light more even, exquisite, gentle, and suitable for different kinds of studio flash shooting. 

Its umbrella-like skeleton makes it easier to fold and install. Another prime benefit of an octa softbox is, you can use it as a portable softbox and carry it around with ease. Godox softbox is known for its deep softbox design that provides extra light concentration. 

What are the different sizes of Octs Umbrella Softbox for Speedlights?

Besides the portability factor the sizes of Octa softboxes can have a major influence on the photos. The different sizes of the octa softbox enables it to produce different levels of light. Here how they can make a difference. 

18-inch Octabox: 

The 18-inch Octabox produces harsher light and needs a softer ambient light to produce optimal softbox photos. 

38-inch Octabox: 

It strikes the balance between the harshest and widest light. However, it is best suitable for highlighting the top features of a subject. 

60-inch Octabox: 

It is the biggest of all studio softbox umbrella lighting and due to its size the softbox is able to produce widespread beam which makes the subject appear picturesque and versatile.