The Cheetah Stand Easy Open Deep Parabolic Softboxis one of the most thoughtfully designed light modifiers. Multiple configurations means this softbox can produce anything from a hard, direct light source that accentuates your subject, to a beautifully softened source of light that envelopes your subject. These superbly efficient light modifiers utilize the impressive Easy-Open system for quick setup, convenient break down, and compact storage. Use with the beauty dish alone to create a hard source with a softer center. Use of combinations of the outer and inner diffusion material to go even farther to produce different levels of contrast, sharpness, and dimension. This kit includes the Chopstick Focusing System MKII to convert to a direct, focus-able light source. How to Use
The Easy Open Parabolic Bowl can be setup in a variety of configurations to produce exactly the light effect that you need.
Use the Cheetah Stand Exclusive Beauty Dish Attachment included with this package to produce a wrapped contrasty look which adds a more dramatic effect.
Use without diffusers or grid. The 18 sided shape produces high contrast with a beautiful, round catch light.
Use the inner diffuser only (with/without Beauty Dish) to produce soft light with a crisp edge.
Use the outer diffuser only (with/without Beauty Dish) to produce soft light with more distinct contrast.
Use both inner and outer diffuser (with/without Beauty Dish) to produce very soft light.
Use the included professional quality Eggcrate Grid (40 degree) to shape light, control spread and produce a natural vignette.
Use the Chopstick MKII focus rod to create a parabolic reflector to control the focus of the light.
Cheetah Stand Quick Open Softbox Features - The elegantly curved interior creates a soft silver reflector for a rear-mounted flash - The structure is sturdy, providing a consistent shape for even light output - 48" diameter opening measured from tip to tip - Rubberized covers on release levers are easy on the hands - Easy-Open, easy-close mechanism means the beauty dish takes minimal storage space and transports easily - Beauty Dish Plate included - Compatible with Cheetah Stand Chopstick MKII Reflective Focusing System - Portal for inserting electrical cord when using Reflective Focusing System Chopstick Focusing System MKII FeaturesMounting System The softbox in this kit comes with a Bowen mount attached to the back of the softbox. This is required to mount the softbox to the Chopstick Focusing System. Multiple speed ring options are available for attaching your light to the "bird cage" on the end of the Chopstick inside the softbox. When choosing a speed ring for this kit, you are choosing the speed ring for attaching your light to the Chopstick. Make sure you choose the correct speed ring for your light.
Speed Ring Options:
Bowen: Fits lights and accessories fitted with a Bowen S-Mount. Godox AD-B2 (Not the same as a Low Profile Bowens - see below) Einstein, AB, Balcar: Fit lights and accessories with a Balcar mount, which includes all lights produced by Paul C. Buff, Inc. Elinchrom: Fit lights and accessories with an Elinchrom-style mount. Profoto Clamp Type: Fits lights and accessories with a Profoto-style mount. This insert has a rubber clamp to mount the softbox to the light.
Speed Ring InserClick here for instructions on choosing your insert.Please see this VIDEOfor how to select Speedring for BirdCage
If your lights are not Bowen, and you would like to be able to attach them to the back of the softbox for direct lighting, you need to order a compatible speed ring as an add-on to your order. You can order extra speedring inserts for other lights you have. This softbox uses a speed ring insert with a 144mm flange.
If you have lights with a variety of mounting systems that you want to use inside the softbox on the end of the Chopstick, you can order additional "bird cages" to support those lights.
What's Included - Cheetah Stand 48" Easy Open Deep Parabolic Softbox with Bowen mount (see Mounting System above) - Inner Diffuser - Outer Diffuser - Eggcrate Grid - Beauty Dish - Zippered Carry Case for softbox - Chopstick MKII with your choice of speed ring
48" QPB Depth: When opened from front diffuser to where you mount your light or Chopstick is 29" When closed is 34"