MagMod at it again, this time with softboxes

ahsanford

Particular Member
Aug 16, 2012
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FYI:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/spencerboerup/magbox-magshoe-magringrevolutionary-new-softbox-sy

Seems like a lot of clever little touches here, but I have no idea how unmet a need this is -- I'm an available light guy.

- A
 

Zeidora

EOS 7D MK II
Feb 15, 2015
668
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The most interesting part is the ability to use it both with studio strobes (Buff etc.) as well as speedlights. The implication that a speedlight (or even two) could equal a studio-strobe is quaint. The light focuser (or whatever it called) is more akin to a grid than a diffusor. Not sure exactly what it is, but may be a white grid, as opposed to a black grid. Completely different looks and applications. Not sure I trust the sturdiness of the pistol grip thingy.

File under "interesting", but no need to put any money down now.
 

dcm

Good or bad - it's not the gear.
Apr 18, 2013
699
12
I've been happy with the MagBounce, MagGrid, MagGel, MagSphere, and MagBeam I use with my 430 EX IIs. Did the kickstarter for most.

First reaction to this one is cool, but a bit pricey. And it will also cost me a couple of RT speedlites (not that I wasn't headed that direction anyway. If I did more portraiture, particularly on the go, I might bite. But I already have a 24" softbox which has served me well. For now I can wait.
 

mihazero

EOS M50
Jul 22, 2011
37
2
I have seen this product and me personaly wasnt impressed. Before Godox AD200 this would be amazing thing, but nowdays 1 AD200 is both strobe and speedlite, does all that this magmod modifier does, but cheaper and better, because you can use S-bracket to attach other modifiers like real softbox umbrellas and list goes on and on. Also keep in mind that AD200 with s- bracket, lightstand and godox modifier (either softbox, octabox, umbrella or even beauty dish) is actually cheaper then single 600EX or SB910.

Now im not brand bound or Godox fanboi, but im talking from price and practicality standpoint.

Magmod is too late and also really expensive for what its offering.