Saturday, June 26, 2010

New Honl Softbox!

David Honl from Honl Photo has released a new softbox for speedlights called the Traveller8!  Its a small softbox with about an 8" diameter on the face, folds down very easily, and produces a pretty soft light when its used in close.

This softbox is similar to the Lumiquest SBIII except that its round, which will produce nice, round catchlights and doesn't have the extra diffusion in the face like the SBIII does.  However, if you have a built in diffuser on your speedlight, you can simply flip that down to better diffuse the light in the Traveller8.

Below is a short video on how to set up the Traveller8.  I haven't used this yet, but am planning on putting it through its paces soon.  I love the fact that its small, has a nice diffusion face on it, and fits my speedlights.

Also, check out this awesome review using the Traveller8 by David Hobby of the Strobist blog.


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