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    wow! thanks for all the info, looks like others found this question useful too
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    What do you plan on shooting? Lighting for people is very different than lighting a still life so the soft boxes can be very different. Also there are many alternatives to softboxes besides umbrellas. You can just as easily hang a roll of diffusion material and aim a reflectored light through it, or if you're shooting full figure you can bounce strobe heads off panels of 4x8' white foamcore, etc. Many methods are possible.
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    I like to make a frame with oil painters stretchers, then cover that with Roscolux or Tuffspun. It makes a nice diffusion panel, and I like to be able to adjust the distance between the light source and the diffusion, thereby getting softer/harder lighting as needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBrunner View Post
    Yes, in some cases, but more so I feel to provide maximum surface area with shallow depth, the main point of a soft box being to increase the physical size of the light source, so the "highlight" is larger than the subject, and the light wraps the subject evenly from a greater arc of angles. What we call soft light could also be called large light. Not about intensity, but size.
    Excellent analysis, seconded.

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    I use an octagonal softbox which gives round-looking catchlight to the eyes which I prefer to the rectangular ones.
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    Can some of you recommend a softbox brand which is good for portrait/fashion shoots? Is some brand significantly better? I use Photoflex 120x80cm (it give me possibilities to use gold and silver inserts), but have not try other brands yet.
    Thank you Martin

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