If you were expecting a side-by-side head-to-head comparison of these modifiers, this review is not for you. Over the course of 10 or so years I have owned 6 different octaboxes made by Profoto, Elinchrom and Photoflex. I will discuss below why I changed horses midstream to arrive at where I am today and how I felt about using each modifier. Maybe it was the day that I banged it into an expensive light fixture… it was so big and I am so clumsy… lets just say it was a bad combination! Not because I knew it was going to be better, I just thought it would be superior because of the price and thought it would look more professional for those in the know.
Strip Banks/Egg boxes... will I really regret going cheap?
Chicago Photographer & Director of Photography | Elinchrom vs Profoto: Why I Own Four Octaboxes
I have a number of different Elinchrom light modifiers including various softboxes, octas and a beauty dish. Having spent a fortune however on kit there were just a couple more modifiers I wanted to add to the collection to complete it for now I have been on the search for a cheaper option. So anyone who know's a little more than me
Fstoppers Reviews the Elinchrom Indirect Litemotiv Softboxes
The Elinchrom Indirect softboxes are quite well known amongst fashion and commercial photographers. Especially the octa bank. Recently Elinchrom revised its indirect lineup and renamed it Indirect Litemotiv. I must admit, these are great light shapers, and I did not really want to give them back. I would not go this far, but they are very close.
The Rotalux is easy to set up, lightweight and unlike many other softboxes, fold down just like an umbrella and can be easily stored in the carrying bag. Please note the Speedring is not included and must be ordered separately. Rotalux Squareboxes are good for head and shoulder portraits, products or for use in smaller spaces.