Monday, July 18, 2011
Modifier Monday: Opteka SB-110 Universal Gel Softbox
Ever need an extra $10 or so to qualify for free shipping on Amazon? I did early one Christmas shopping season so I threw one of these in my cart. I think they were on sale for around $8 or $9. It's something I probably wouldn't have considered otherwise, but I must say I'm glad I did. As a softbox, it's small and really only good for a head shot in a pinch, but as a gel holder it's great. Throw some color on a wall, inside a car, into a room... The gels are a thick polymer and hold up well. They slide in and out with ease. Now if you're trying to color match a fluorescent tube or incandescent bulb this may not be the tool for you. But for fun, creative shoots this is a nice item to have in the bag. Easy on the pocket, takes up very little space in your bag. Click on the image to get more details.