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Considering the number of various speedlite softbox available on the market, choosing the best one is a pretty tough task. Hundreds of manufacturers release new speedlite softbox every year to compete for your money. To make your choice a little bit easier, we decided to create this list of the TOP best speedlite softbox (and the extended TOP-30 list).

Look for the TOP list below, where you can find the best speedlite softbox available in this year. Every speedlite softbox from this list can be bought on the marketplace.

List of 8 Best Speedlite Softbox of 2018

Name and Features Image Rating Details
1. Neewer 32 Inches 80 Centimeters Octagonal Softbox (Editor’s Choice)
A softbox when being spread and like an umbrella when being folded.
Neewer 32 Inches 80 Centimeters Octagonal Softbox
5.0
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2. Neewer Photo Studio Multifunctional 32×32 80x80cm Softbox (Most Unique Design)
The remarkable s-type speedlite mount presented by neewer would let you enjoy your filming in studios and indoors.
Neewer Photo Studio Multifunctional 32x32 80x80cm Softbox
4.8
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3. Neewer Professional Protable Off-camera Flash Softbox
Softbox-built-in four-side light reflectors which are perfect for concentrating light.
Neewer Professional Protable Off-camera Flash Softbox
4.3
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4. Neewer Collapsible 24×24 Inches 60×60 Centimeters Softbox
It can be connected to s-type bracket or bowens elinchrom mount base.
Neewer Collapsible 24x24 Inches 60x60 Centimeters Softbox
4.0
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5. Neewer 30×30 80cmx80cm Octagon Umbrella Speedlite Softbox (Best Classic Design)
An internal & an external diffuser (both removable) for versatility in refining the hard/soft ratio of flash light.
Neewer 30x30 80cmx80cm Octagon Umbrella Speedlite Softbox
3.8
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6. Neewer Photo Studio 47 Inches 120 Centimeters Octagonal Umbrella Type Speedlite Softbox
The umbrella body made of high-density nylon material, high reflective.
Neewer Photo Studio 47 Inches 120 Centimeters Octagonal Umbrella Type Speedlite Softbox
3.5
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7. Powerextra 32 80cm Collapsible Octagon Softbox
Portable when folded like an umbrella, the folded length is 60cm.
Powerextra 32 80cm Collapsible Octagon Softbox
3.5
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8. Neewer 55 140cm Octagon Umbrella Speedlite Softbox
Softbox is easily assembled using the softbox “skin”, four flex rods and a speed ring for the flash head.
Neewer 55 140cm Octagon Umbrella Speedlite Softbox
3.3
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№ 1. Neewer 32 Inches 80 Centimeters Octagonal Softbox with S-type Bracket Holder (with Bowens Mount) and Carrying Bag for Speedlite Studio Flash Monolight, Portrait and Product Photography
 

Ease of use
5/5
 

Materials
5/5
 

Construction
5/5
 

Price
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
5.0
Neewer 90091742 2.25 pounds
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Bowens mount design: standard bowens mount fits for most studio flash speedlites, softboxes, reflectors, beauty dishes, etc. S-type bracket holder: improved version of l-type and t-type speedlite mounts, no pre-assembly or post-disassembly; offer horizontal and vertical mounting via firm clamp; small size and light weight provide great convenience. Kit includes: 32×32 inches/ 80×80 centimeters octagonal softbox; s-type flash speedlite bracket mount; front cover; softbox carrying bag (note: flash and light stand are not included. Octagonal softbox: a softbox when being spread and like an umbrella when being folded; made of high-density nylon material, highly reflective.

Convenience: comes with a black carrying bag for storage, easy to carry it around.

 

 
Top Pros
S-type bracket holder
Bowens mount design
Kit includes
Octagonal softbox
Top Cons
You should not experience any problems with it.
 

 

 
№ 2. Neewer Photo Studio Multifunctional 32×32 80x80cm Softbox with S-type Speedlite Flash Bracket Mount and Carrying Case for Portrait Or Product Photography
 

Ease of use
5/5
 

Materials
4/5
 

Construction
5/5
 

Price
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.8
Neewer 10074141 12.6 x 4.9 x 9.8 inches 3.24 pounds
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Here presents new-style neewer s type speedlite mount bracket to facilitate your shooting/filming. Installation: quick and direct use (no pre-assembly & post-disassembly). The remarkable s-type speedlite mount presented by neewer would let you enjoy your filming in studios and indoors. Bowens mount design facilitates most studio flash accessories, e. Softboxes, reflectors, beauty dishes, etc.

 

 
Top Pros
Here presents new-style neewer s type speedlite mount bracket
Bowens mount design facilitates most studio flash accessories
Top Cons
Can only be used by one person at a time.
 

 

 
№ 3. Neewer Professional Protable Off-camera Flash Softbox and Stand Kit for Nikon Sb900 Sb800 Sb600, Canon 580exii 580ex 430exii 430ex, Neewer Tt860, Tt850, Tt560, Yongnuo, Nissin, Pentax, Olympus and Other Speedlite with Universal Hotshoe, Includes: 24×24 60x60cm Speedlite Softbox + L-shaped Bracket and Flash Ring + Outer White Cover + 9ft 260cm Photo Studio Light Tripod Stand + Carrying Case
 

Ease of use
3/5
 

Materials
4/5
 

Construction
5/5
 

Price
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.3
Neewer Neewer 4 x 11 x 35.5 inches 6.39 pounds
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Softbox-built-in four-side light reflectors which are perfect for concentrating light. Softbox-matching 24″ x 24″/60x60cm white cover that is adjustable to soften flashes and remove shadows, thereby improving image quality. Kit includes: 24″x24″/60x60cm softbox + 9ft/260cm light stand + carring case; compatible with: most flashes with a hotshoe nikon sb8 sb6 sb8dx sb28dx canon 58exii 58ex 55ex 54ez 43exii 43ex pentax af54fgz af36fgz olympus f5r f5 f36r f36 nissin di866 di622 di466 sigma 53dg 5dg minolta 4af 28af. The light stand supports all major brands of photo equipment such as reflector, softbox, different lights, umbrella, background, etc.

The light stand also of light weight and can be folded into a small size, making it portable and easy to store after use.

 

 
Top Pros
The light st
The light st
Kit includes
Softbox-built-in four-side light reflectors which are perfect
Softbox-matching 24″ x 24″/60x60cm white cover
Top Cons
It is inconvenient.
 

What is the optimal warranty period for speedlite softbox?

Usually, the two-year long warranty period is more than enough for a good speedlite softbox. Even the best speedlite softbox lose their quality with time. We think that replacing them with a new product is much better than paying extra money for the lifetime warranty.

 

 
№ 4. Neewer Collapsible 24×24 Inches 60×60 Centimeters Softbox with S-type Bracket Mount for Speedlite Studio Flash Monolight, Portrait and Product Photography
 

Ease of use
5/5
 

Materials
2/5
 

Construction
4/5
 

Price
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.0
Neewer 90091753 2.6 pounds
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Kit includes: s-type softbox, s-type bracket holder; suitable for photography speedlites studio flash monolight. Unique and reliable speedlite mounting method: the speedlite can be clamped firmly into the mount both horizontally and vertically; firm clamp between 2 pieces of soft plastic, no pressure nor metal scratch to your speedlite. S-type bracket holder: great combination of l-type and t-type speedlite mounts and get improvement from them, compatible with the functions of various types of brackets; bowens mount design facilitates most studio flash accessories, such as softboxes, reflectors, beauty dishes and so on. 2 white diffusers: included 2 inner and outer white diffusers can meet your different demand of light effect; designed with silver reflective internal and black back side; no hot spots or concentric circles; provides great light that is very even.

S-type softbox: it can be connected to s-type bracket or bowens elinchrom mount base; using this softbox can soft the highlights and improve visual effects; it is foldable and easy to carry.

 

 
Top Pros
S-type softbox
2 white diffusers
Kit includes
S-type bracket holder
Top Cons
Cannot be used as a universal product.
 

What do I have to do to receive a refund for a speedlite softbox?

You can contact a customer support agent of marketplace and ask about a refund for your speedlite softbox. If you received a broken or wrong speedlite softbox, you should not have any problems with getting a replacement or refund. To avoid such situations, we recommend you to thoroughly read the description of a speedlite softbox before making a purchase.

 

 
№ 5. Neewer 30×30 80cmx80cm Octagon Umbrella Speedlite Softbox with Bowens Mount Speedring for Nikon, Canon, Sony, Pentax, Olympus, Panasonic Lumix, Neewer Speedring Flash and Other Small Strobe Flashes
 

Ease of use
5/5
 

Materials
4/5
 

Construction
3/5
 

Price
3/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.8
Neewer 10079161 27.6 x 9.4 x 3.5 inches 2.1 pounds
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An internal & an external diffuser (both removable) for versatility in refining the hard/soft ratio of flash light. With standard size bowens speed mounts, this hiqh quality softbox fits right in any studio. Softbox is easily assembled using the softbox “skin”, four flex rods and a speed ring for the flash head. The large size of the softbox makes it desirable for fashion photography, portraits and medium to large sized product shots.

 

 
Top Pros
An internal & an external diffuser
30″x30″ softbox equipped
Softbox is easily assembled using
With standard size bowens speed mounts
The large size
Top Cons
May be too heavy for some people.
 

 

 
№ 6. Neewer Photo Studio 47 Inches 120 Centimeters Octagonal Umbrella Type Speedlite Softbox with Honeycomb Grid and Carrying Case for Portrait, Lighting Studio Product Photography and Video Shooting
 

Ease of use
2/5
 

Materials
4/5
 

Construction
4/5
 

Price
4/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.5
Neewer 10089100 3 pounds
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The light diffusion surface diameter is 47 inches/120 centimeters; wide range of applications; suitable for portrait or product photography. You can use a standard umbrella flash bracket to accept the umbrella pole through the bracket and allow for a range of motion to the light movement. The umbrella body made of high-density nylon material, high reflective; it is a soft box when being spread and like an umbrella when being folded; easy to use. Grid is used on a softbox to control light spill and tighten the total coverage area, which can be particularly helpful in tight shooting environment.

Soften and diffuse light in a more balanced way; create an even lighting that allows you to capture picture-perfect shots; comes with a carrying case for you to transport and store conveniently; note: light stand, flash holder and strobe light are not included.

 

 
Top Pros
You can use a standard umbrella flash bracket
Grid is used on a softbox
The umbrella body made
Top Cons
Lacks many useful features.
 

 

 
№ 7. Powerextra 32 80cm Collapsible Octagon Softbox Speedlight Umbrella Softbox Studio Flash Octagonal Speedlite with Carrying Bag for Portrait and Product Photography
 

Ease of use
5/5
 

Materials
3/5
 

Construction
4/5
 

Price
2/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.5
Powerextra 4331906989 29 x 7 x 3 inches 12 ounces
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The soft box is made of nylon fabric with high reflective silver inner layer, increase light efficiency. Portable when folded like an umbrella, the folded length is 60cm. The softbox frame is made of durable material, which ensures stable excellent performance. Diameter 32″/80cm, provide perfect uniform light source for portrait and product photography. Easy assemble with the zippered design on the bottom and velcro fasten tape on the edge.

 

 
Top Pros
Easy assemble
Diameter 32″/80cm
Portable when folded like an umbrella
The soft box is made
The softbox frame is made
Top Cons
The price is not exceptionally high, but there are many cheaper options.
 

 

 
№ 8. Neewer 55 140cm Octagon Umbrella Speedlite Softbox for Nikon, Canon, Sony, Pentax, Olympus, Panasonic Lumix Flash Light, with Bowens Mount Speedring
 

Ease of use
4/5
 

Materials
4/5
 

Construction
2/5
 

Price
3/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.3
Neewer 10070201 27.6 x 9.4 x 3.5 inches 4.92 pounds
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Softbox is easily assembled using the softbox “skin”, four flex rods and a speed ring for the flash head. The large size of the softbox makes it desirable for fashion photography, portraits and medium to large sized product shots. An internal & an external diffuser (both removable) for versatility in refining the hard/soft ratio of flash light. With standard size bowens speed mounts, this hiqh quality softbox fits right in any studio.

 

 
Top Pros
The large size
An internal & an external diffuser
With standard size bowens speed mounts
Softbox is easily assembled using
Top Cons
It is very hard to store because of the big size.
 

What is the average warranty period for a speedlite softbox?

We recommend you to purchase speedlite softbox from manufacturers with customer-friendly warranty policy. Reliable brands offer speedlite softbox that come with at least the two-year long warranty period. Buy their products to forget about any possible problems.

Is buying speedlite softbox online risky?

Why would be buying a speedlite softbox online dangerous? marketplace is nearly always on the buyer’s side during the conflicts resolution. Getting a refund is very easy and only takes a couple of hours. You and your money are completely safe — there is no need to worry. Try to order a speedlite softbox from our rating list yourself — this website is very convenient thanks to myriads of user reviews, so you will definitely like it.

How much should you spend to get a decent speedlite softbox?

You should not make your choice based on the price of a speedlite softbox. You will not make a mistake by buying the most expensive speedlite softbox on the market, if you can afford it. However, you may never need a half of its functions. We recommend you to take a look at the speedlite softbox from the average price segment. It is quite possible that they will cover all of your needs. At the same time, you will save a bit of your hard-earned money.

What to check before buying a new speedlite softbox?

The simplest way to check a speedlite softbox before buying it is visit the marketplace. Browsing speedlite softbox on this marketplace is very simple! You can find any model you want and see its pics, specifications, and read reviews made by unbiased people from all over the world. Use their experience to choose the very best speedlite softbox.

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