10 Best Softbox For Outdoor Photography – Tested By Expert

In the quest to tidy, softbox for outdoor photography can make the difference between an organized home and one heaped with mismatched boxes in the closets and garage.

Consumers have been using storage boxes to organize nearly every part of their lives: In homes, on the farm, at warehouses, and even for travel. Over the years, many users have bought numerous brands and styles of storage containers for different applications. Some have served faithfully for decades in storage sheds, while some were only good for a year before cracking.

The best softbox for outdoor photography can lead to smarter living in your home. With a functional aesthetic, storage bins can declutter and organize. To find the ideal softbox for outdoor photography available, we conducted hours of research and evaluated product models on durability, size, type of plastic, closures, and price.

Top 10 Bestsoftbox for outdoor photography : Editor’s Choice

 

List of 10 Best softbox for outdoor photography: Selected and Tested by Experts

1. Neewer 31.5 inches /80 Centimeters Portable Octagonal Umbrella Softbox for Studio Flash, Speedlite, with White Diffuser and Carrying Bag for Portrait Product Photography (Black/Blue)

Features :

  • WIDE OPENING: The light diffusion surface diameter is 31.5 inches /80 centimeters, with wide range of applications, suitable for portrait or product photography
  • FOLDABLE: It is a softbox when being spread and like a folded umbrella when being folded, easy to use
  • HIGH REFLECTIVE: The umbrella body is made of high-density nylon material and proved to be high reflective; The inner side of the soft box is silver coated to maximize reflection effect
  • STURDY: Double metal frame, light and solid; Blue bordure makes it look fancy
  • COMPATIBILITY: Can be used with speedlite flashes and some studio flash lights with umbrella hole, such as Nikon SB-800,SB-900,Canon 430EX, Canon 580EX, Vivita, Sony, Pentax, Olympus, Yongnuo, Neewer and Other Flash; Note: Light stand, flash holder mount and flash are NOT included

Additional Info :

Color Black+Blue
Item Dimensions
Weight 0.874375

2. Neewer LED Softbox Lighting Kit: 20×28 inches Softbox, 48W Dimmable 2-Color Temperature LED Light Head with Battery Compartment and Light Stand for Indoor/Outdoor Photography (Battery Not Included)

Features :

  • KIT INCLUDES: (2)Photo Studio Softbox with 48W Dimmable LED Light Head, (2)Aluminum Alloy Light Stand, (2)Power Adapter with US Plug, (1)Large Carrying Bag; Perfect to use in portrait photography, live show, YouTube video shooting, home studio, outdoor shooting, etc
  • 2-COLOR 48W DIMMABLE LEDLIGHT HEAD: 48W Dimmable LED Bulbs with 2 Color Temperature (3200K and 5600K); The brightness (from 1%-100%) can be adjusted easily by knobs on the back; The Built-in cooling fan of the Led Light Head improves the dissipation of heat while in operation; LED lamp holder can adapt to different shooting needs to adjust 180 degrees
  • UPGRADED 2-POWER OPTIONS: It is designed to be powered by the AC power adapter or NP-F550/970 Li-ion batteries, so it is more convenient to provide lighting flexibly or outdoor photography (Note: The battery is Not included)
  • STUDIO SOFTBOX: White diffuser included can soften the harsh light source and enhance the skin tone in portrait photographyic, giving you better even lighting, help your photography casting even lighting
  • LIGHT STAND: Adjustable height ranges from 31 inches/79 centimeters to 74 inches/188 centimeters; Pretty stable 3-leg stage design and its solid locking system make sure all your stuff in safe when in use; Easy to fold in and set up

Additional Info :

Color 48W LED/w Battery Compartment

3. GODOX 32″/ 80cm Umbrella Octagon Portable Softbox Reflector for Studio Photography Speedlite Flash

Features :

  • The light Umbrella Octagon diffusion surface is 32″/ 80cm, with wide range of applications, suitable for portrait or product photography.
  • Can be used with flashes and some studio flash lights with umbrella hole.Note:the softbox no bowens mount.
  • High quality flash diffuser, minimize light loss and maximize light spread.
  • With zipper opening, easy to install the soft box with the stand.
  • It is a soft box when being spread and like an umbrella when being folded, easy to use.

4. Neewer Vision 4 Powered Outdoor Studio Flash Strobe (1000 Full Power Flashes) with Softbox, Light Stand and Cleaning Kit for Video Location Photography Product ID: 5

Features :

  • PLEASE NOTE: Vision 4 only supports M, Multi, 2.4G wireless remote; DO NOT support TTL, HSS Mode; This flash kit is perfect for convenient cordless location shooting
  • VISION4 STUDIO FLASH: High GN60,German Engineered 300W flash includes a wireless trigger; Built-in 2.4G Receiver with 8 Channels; Extremely short flash duration: from 1/1000 to 1/10000 seconds. 6 steps of power adjustment( 1/64 to 1/1)
  • OCTAGONAL SOFTBOX: Made of high-density nylon material, double metal frame, light and solid; The light diffusion surface diameter is 32 inches/80 centimeters, with wide range of applications, suitable for portrait or product photography
  • LIGHT STAND: Made of corrosion-resistant metal, giving it exceptional strength for heavy duty work, pretty sturdy for your shooting; 3-6.5 feet/92-200 centimeters Adjustable height to meet your various demands
  • MICROFIBER CLEANING CLOTH: Includes 1 Pair of Anti-static Gloves, Lens Brush, Microfiber Cleaning Cloth; Lightweight, gentle, and convenient, leaves zero scratches, streaks or marks; Sweeping away particles or debris without scratching the lens

5. Neewer Vision 4 300W Li-ion Battery Powered Outdoor Studio Flash Strobe (1000 Full Power Flashes with 2.4G System, Trigger Included), Bowens Mount with Softbox Kit for Video Location Photography

Features :

  • KIT INCLUDES: (1)VISION4 Monolight with 2.4G System(Trigger and Li-ion Battery Included); This flash kit is perfect for convenient battery cordless location shooting
  • PLEASE NOTE: Vision 4 only supports M, Multi, 2.4G wireless remote; DO NOT support TTL, HSS Mode; Extremely short flash duration: from 1/1000 to 1/10000 seconds. 6 steps of power adjustment( 1/64 to 1/1)
  • VISION4 STUDIO FLASH: High GN60,German Engineered 300W flash includes a wireless trigger; Built-in 2.4G Receiver with 8 Channels; Extremely short flash duration: from 1/1000 to 1/10000 seconds. 6 steps of power adjustment( 1/64 to 1/1); Large capacity lithium battery pack to provide 700 Full Power flashes and fast recycle time( 0.01-2.5 seconds)
  • With 7800mAh Li-ion battery, extremely short flash duration and high Gn60, this German engineered 300W flash Meets all location shooting demands Whether shoot fast-moving objects or shoot in different lighting environments
  • 13W energy-saving LED Modeling lamp. Stable color temperature at 5600±200K over the entire power range; Compatible with Canon Nikon Panasonic Olympus Pentax with Standard Hot Shoe and Sony Camera with New Mi Hot Shoe like Sony A7 A7S/A7SII A7II A6000 A6300 A6500

Additional Info :

Color Silver

6. Bestshoot 24″ Portable Photo Studio Shooting Tent Light Box Cube Diffusion Softbox Tent with 4 Colors Backdrops (Red Dark Blue Black White) for Table Top Indoor Outdoor Photography

Features :

  • Easy operation, this shoot tent pop out into flat once you take it out from the carry bag, pull the two sides out then it stands as the photo. Hang the backdrops on, you can shoot. Easy to work with 3 point liglht kit (buy separately)
  • This Light Box Made from translucent light diffusing white nylon fabric, detachable front door cover with slit for camera lens
  • It has a large removable front opening to allow for easy studio images in your home or office
  • It filters the light and eliminates reflections and shadows completely., designed to produce consistent

7. Neewer 600W Battery Powered Outdoor Studio Flash Strobe Lighting Kit:(2)VISION4 Monolight with 2.4G System,(2)Translucent White Umbrella,(2)Rectangular Softbox for Video Shooting Location Photography

Features :

  • Kit Includes: (2)VISION4 Studio Flash(Li-ion Battery Included), (2)Wireless Trigger, (2)Rectangular Softbox, (2)Translucent White Umbrella; This flash kit is perfect for convenient battery cordless location shooting
  • Vision4 Studio Flash: High GN60,German Engineered 300W flash includes a wireless trigger; Built-in 2.4G Receiver with 8 Channels; Extremely short flash duration: from 1/1000 to 1/10000 seconds. 6 steps of power adjustment( 1/64 to 1/1); Large capacity lithium battery pack to provide 1000 Full Power flashes and fast recycle time( 0.01-2.5 seconds)
  • Rectangular Softbox: Removable internal and external diffusers for versatility in refining the hard and soft ratio of flash light; Standard size Bowens speed mounts, fits for the 300w 400W 600w 800W 1000w studio flash
  • Translucent White Umbrella: Can be used either as a shoot through or bounce light to reduce shadows and produce an even, soft, low contrast light over a relatively large area
  • Perfect Strobe Lighting Kit: Such a strobe lighting kit can help you achieve much more perfect effect when you are shooting, brings you more conveniences and amazing shooting experiences

Additional Info :

Color White

8. Bi-Color LED Video Light, GVM 100W Photography Lighting with Bowens Mount, APP Control System, Lantern Softbox Video Lighting Kit for YouTube Outdoor Studio, Dimmable 3200K-5600K, CRI 97+

Features :

  • 【APP Intelligent Control System】The video light equipped with Mobile App control system, download the app “GVMEasily” on mobile phone, and connect the WIFI “GVM_LED”, and the password is “gvm_admin”, easy to control the accurate color and temperature, effective for your video shooting.
  • 【Master and Slave Modes】 You could set one light as the master mode and other GVM lights as slave mode, it is convenient to control all lights with the master one. Then master mode need to connect the WIFI if you would like to use the mobile APP to control all lights.
  • 【Excellent Heat Dissipation】The light with a built-in silent fan cooling system, effectively improve heat dissipation in complex shooting environments overheating, for better protect the COB lamp bead, extend long life of the light.
  • 【Lantern Softbox with Uniform light】GVM Lantern can be installed to use in several seconds. As filmmakers, you will be able to produce soft light wherever your shoot with the Lantern Softbox.
  • 【Bi-color Temperature & Step-less Adjustment】The color rendering index of the light G100W model is 97+ and the TLCI is 97+, is an indicator of advanced accuracy in rendering color. The bi-color 3200K to 5600K, and brightness from 10% to 100% can provide you the real and vivid pictures effects.

Additional Info :

Release Date 2020-10-08T00:00:01Z

9. HPUSN Softbox Photography Lighting Kit 30″X30″ Professional Continuous Lighting System Photo Studio Equipment with 2pcs E27 Socket 5400K Bulbs for Portraits Advertising Shooting YouTube Video

Features :

  • High Quality Material: Made of collapsible nylon cover and proved to be high reflective; With silver particle inner baffle and 2 white diffuser, help your photography by softening the flash light and casting even lighting.
  • 210°Rotatable Head & Adjustable Stand: The studio softbox has an independent locking knob, which can be rotated 210° to adapt to different angles. The light frame is made of high-quality aluminum and the top is equipped with a 1/4 screw installation. The three-section column design can shrink to 82 cm and extend to 191 cm.
  • Energy Efficient Bulbs: With a standard E27 socket, 2 x 85W CFL bulbs supplied are equal to the 800W incandescent bulb in total to save energy up to 80% and last approx. 8000 hours, with 5400K color temperature, bulbs produce balanced pure white daylight lighting and continuous uniform light, providing a good photographic environment.
  • Suitable for Various Photography: This upgraded version of the softbox is very suitable for use in the studio. Whether it is portrait shooting, fashion photo shooting, children photo shooting or still life photo shooting, this softbox can easily create perfect lighting effects for indoor shooting, making the photos more attractive.
  • Lifetime Warranty: Any questions, please send us a message. We will reply to you within 24 hours. If the product doesn’t meet your satisfaction, you can let us know first and we will solve it well for you.

Additional Info :

Color Black

10. Flash Diffuser Light Softbox 6×5” by Altura Photo (Universal, Collapsible with Storage Pouch) for Canon, Yongnuo and Nikon Speedlight

Additional Info :

Item Dimensions
Height 1
Width 6
Length 10
Weight 0.15

How to choose the best softbox for outdoor photography: Important features to consider

Materials: Polyethylene vs. polypropylene – Low-density polyethylene (stamped on the bottom as LDPE, recycling group number four) is more flexible than stiff, cheap polypropylene (recycling group five), so it won’t crack as easily if you drop a loaded bin on the garage floor. It also won’t become brittle at freezing temperatures the way polypropylene does.

Each material has some advantages. Polypropylene can be made see-through, and it’s much more heat resistant — all the way up to boiling temperatures. LDPE is always tougher, but it gets very soft at temperatures above 110 degrees Fahrenheit and melts in boiling water. Our testers have seen far more polypropylene bins fail in long-term storage, especially in cold climates, but in a baking-hot attic, you’d want to be very careful about how much weight is stacked on an LDPE bin.

Latching lids – A flip-up latch will hold your bin closed even if you over-stuff it, which is handy for things like bulky sweaters and puffy blankets. If you put too much strain on latches, though, they’re prone to pop out of the mounting holes. Those holes also mean an entry point for moisture and insects.

A waterproof seal – If you just need a bin to shed rain, almost any will do: with one exception, the lids we tested to cover the edge of the bin, which means water will roll off without getting inside. A totally sealed lid (like our top pick) will also keep out humidity, though damp items can mildew quickly if you’re not careful about what you put in the bin.

Stackable designs – Nearly any bin can stand on top of another, but some designs are able to neatly mix and match small and large bins while creating a topple-resistant tower.

Single-size lids – If you’re building a collection of storage containers to fully organize your life, it can be handy to have bins with same-size openings. This usually means you can stack and nest different sizes as well as share lids between them. Usually, there will be at least two sizes in a series of containers with a common lid and footprint size, with the difference in volume made up by height.

What to Look for in a Plastic Storage Bin

Capacity

“Pre-sort items you want to organize into categories for containment,” says Marci McAvoy, professional organizer and founder of Marci McAvoy Home Organization. After pre-sorting, consider the storage bin’s capacity. Measure what you need to store and the space where it will live.

“There’s nothing worse than buying a bunch of bins and getting home and realizing that your space is too narrow for the bin you chose, or maybe you didn’t realize that your shelves couldn’t be adjusted for height,” says McAvoy.

Plastic storage tubs list the capacity in quarts or gallons, and some may also include the weight limit. If you’re shopping online, you can get a sense of what a bin can hold by looking at both product photos and images posted by shoppers, which are often the most helpful.

Material and Design

Rigid plastic materials are less likely to buckle when filled with extremely heavy items. These are sometimes labeled as high-density bins. “A bin like this tends to be more expensive because it is really durable, keeps dust and critters out, and is airtight,” says McAvoy.

If you’re storing bins vertically, look for a stackable style (these usually have recessed lids), since this will help the bins stay stable and maximize your storage space from top to bottom. Note that some storage bins are narrower at the bottom and wider on top, so they can nest when they’re empty. This is a helpful feature, but if you are lining these up on shelves horizontally, you may have wasted space between them.

Lid Closure Type

Storage bin lids can be attached or removable. The attached lids might be on a single set of hinges, or they may split down the middle and interlock. When the lid is integrated into the design, you’re less likely to lose track of it, but McAvoy warns that sometimes these can break, rendering the entire bin unusable.

McAvoy prefers removable lids with side snaps and latches. If you live with small children, you might need to opt for more secure closures. If you love color-coding, consider lids that come in different colors. Others might opt for clear lids so they can easily see the contents.

 

FAQ
  • When is the best time to buy plastic storage bins?

    Plastic bins often go on sale in January or February, when retailers try to capitalize on customers’ resolutions to get organized. Containers in colors like red and green maybe even more deeply discounted at this time.

  • How should you label plastic storage bins?

    There are almost as many labeling options as there are plastic containers. If you want flexibility, stick to erasable options such as removable chalkboard or whiteboard labels, and use either chalk paint or dry-erase markers. Label bin clips work well on the handles of open bins, and can also be used with dry-erase markers or Sharpies. Some people opt to simply write directly on clear bins, or buy pre-printed stickers. If you want your label to be permanent, use a marker like a Sharpie or an acrylic paint pen.

  • How can you hide plastic storage bins in your home?

    If you’re looking to hide storage bins in your home, one option is to buy larger, more attractive containers made from materials like wood or rattan, and fit the plastic boxes inside. This works best for items you don’t need frequently. You could also use fabric, washi tape, drawer liner paper, spray paint, and stencils to decorate the exterior of plastic storage bins. If you really don’t want to see them, opt for under-bed storage containers.

  • Can you recycle plastic storage bins?

    Check the number on the container as well as your area’s recycling rules. Many storage containers are made of polypropylene (labeled 5 or PP), and although this can be recycled, not all localities currently do this curbside, but some may accept them at transfer stations. You may be able to recycle polypropylene storage bins through a recycling company like TerraCycle. Try searching “specialty recycling company” and then the name of your town and state. Acrylic can be difficult to recycle, but some specialized facilities may accept it1. Products containing BPA cannot be recycled.2

    If you can’t easily recycle your old bins, try posting them on a local swap group such as Buy Nothing or Freecycle, or using them for other home projects, such as building a terrarium or mini greenhouse. If they’re clean and in good condition, you can also donate them.

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