Xlite Shallow Octa Softboxes are a game changer when it comes to creating a unique, natural-looking light. Unlike traditional square or rectangular softboxes, the octa shape creates a natural, round catch light in your subject's eyes, which is ideal for portraiture and fashion photography. Additionally, the lack of a long, straight edge on the octa creates a wrapping effect that opens up shadows and creates a gradual gradient from highlight to shadow, resulting in a more natural-looking image not easily replicated with traditional softboxes. Octa softboxes are typically used as a main light or as a soft fill light indoors or out, making them an incredibly versatile lighting modifier.
When shooting on location, time is of the essence, and the Xlite Shallow Octa Softboxes deliver. They fold down like a regular umbrella, but expand straight into an octa softbox for instant use, saving you time compared to traditional softboxes that require rods and speed rings for assembly. The recessed front diffuser allows for more precise positioning and feathering of light, ensuring that you get the perfect shot every time. The included removable grid and mask give you greater control over light spill in situations where accuracy is essential, further enhancing the versatility of this amazing lighting modifier.