Digital photography - http://karedigital.com

Chimera Softbox - Lighting and




   Chimera Softbox - 63 items found  View more items

Chimera Softbox - Bookshelf


144 pages

Mastering Flash Photography, A Course in Basic to Advanced Lighting Techniques

Creator: Susan McCartney | Photography - 1997-10-01

I use Chimera softboxes. These are well-priced and sturdy, and diffuse light evenly. They come in on-cam- era, mini, ... I find them to be the easiest softboxes to assemble and take apart. In addition, the Chimera softboxes collapse and ...

Publisher: Amphoto



128 pages

Children's Portrait Photography Handbook

Creator: Bill Hurter | Photography - 2007-05-28

Photographer Brian Shindle uses a big 4x6-foot softbox and a secondary 2x4-foot softbox to wash his small clients in a soft directional light. Stacy Bratton also uses soft large light — primarily a 72x54-inch Chimera softbox with an ...

Publisher: Amherst Media

About this book
Packed with practical techniques that both inform and inspire, this professional guidebook to photographing babies, small children, and teenagers presents new strategies to maximize client cooperation and ensure smooth sessions. The entire child-based photographic process is addressed, including proper equipment selection, physical and behavioral controls for young subjects, working with black-and-white exposures, assessing raw versus JPEG modes, and evaluating digital exposures by determining over- and underexposure metering. Chapters devoted to mastering studio lighting—from direct and diffused lighting tactics to employing the use of umbrellas and softboxes—as well as working in sunlight and twilight environments is also featured.



432 pages

Speedliter's Handbook, Learning to Craft Light with Canon Speedlites

Creator: Syl Arena, Michael Murphy | Photography - 2010-12-19

Remember to spin the Speedlite so that the slave sensor faces the master. It also holds the Cheetah Beauty Dish described on page 198. Chimera Speedlite Speed Ring—I've used Chimera softboxes with my studio strobes for over 15 years.

Publisher: Peachpit Press

About this book
This is the eBook version of the printed book. Getting your Canon Speedlite to produce the light you need can be a real challenge. For those new to flash photography—or for anyone who has previously given up out of frustration—Speedliter’s Handbook is a revelation. Photographer Syl Arena takes you on a journey that begins with an exploration of light and color, moves through a comprehensive discussion of the Canon Speedlite family and all of the accessories and equipment available to the Speedliter, then settles down to crafting great light in one photo shoot after another. Whether you want to create a classical portrait, shoot an event, or simply add a little fill light to a product shot, Speedliter’s Handbook shows you how.A fantastic in-depth resource illustrated with over 500 images, Speedliter’s Handbook covers:how to see the various characteristics and properties of light itself, as well as the differences between how your camera sees versus how you seeall the buttons and dials of the entire Canon Speedlite familythe basics of on-camera flash…and the necessity of getting your flash off the camerahow to beautifully balance flash with the existing ambient lightall the equipment necessary for great Speedlite shotshow to get amazing shots with just one Speedlitehow and when to use E-TTL versus manual flashthe use of color gels to balance color, as well as create dramatic effectshow to tame the sun—or any really bright light—with hi-speed syncand much, much moreWhether you’re shooting portraits, events, or sports, Speedliter’s Handbook is an essential resource that teaches you how to craft the light you need for any type of shot you want.


Lighting and Studio Directory

ChimeraHome - Chimera
Learn glamour photography from Chimera Visionary Jarmo Pohjaniemi and a very talented group creatives in Santorini Greece.

Chimera Video Pro Plus 1 Softbox - B&H Photo Video
Buy Chimera Video Pro Plus 1 Softbox - Small features Hot Lights or Flash. Review Chimera Softboxes, Softboxes & Umbrellas

Chimera Super Pro Plus XXS Softbox Review
The job of the Chimera Super Pro Plus XXS Softbox is to create soft light. The softbox is composed of a black fabric exterior, 2 translucent white baffles (one inside ...

Chimera Octa 2 Collapsible Beauty Dish (24") 6010 B&H Photo
Buy Chimera Octa 2 Collapsible Beauty Dish (24") features Lightweight, Transportable, Use with or without Front Screen. Review Chimera Softboxes, Softboxes & Umbrellas

Home Page | Chimera Imaging Solutions
© Chimera Imaging Solutions. ToTop


ADVANCED PRODUCT FINDER

    Don't see what you're looking for?

Editor's picks

  • Chimera

    Chimera 1135 Super Pro Plus Softbox, White - Medium- 36x48in.

    Photography (Chimera)

    Rating (1 reviews):
    (5.0/5)
    Chimera

    works great..

    0 5/5 Sonalii Alcantara - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Chimera 1135 Super Pro Plus Softbox, White - Medium- 36x48in. (Electronics) Just as described.. works great... thank you 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 20, 2015
    List Price: $115.00
    5 Year Warranty
    Black Storage bag for Softbox, Difusion Screen and Poles
    1 f-stop Front Diffusion Cloth
    Poles
    Interior Baffle


  • Chimera

    Chimera Octa 2 Collapsible Beauty Dish (24 In.)

    Photography (Chimera)
    List Price: $299.00
    Price: $262.00
    You Save: $37.00 (12%)

    A Center Bounce Disc
    Octa Plus Front Screen
    Chimera Octa 2 Collapsible Beauty Dish (24’)
    24’ Collapsible, Folding Octa 2 Beauty Dish body
    Pre-curved Stainless Steel Poles


  • Fotodiox Inc.

    Fotodiox Pro 24"x80" Softbox PLUS Grid / Eggcrate for Studio Strobe / Flash with Soft Diffuser and Dedicated Speedring, for THE NEW PAUL C. BUFF EINSTEIN E640 Strobe / Flash Light

    Photography (Fotodiox Inc.)
    List Price: $129.95
    Price: $119.99
    You Save: $9.96 (8%)


  • Visico

    Octagonal Softbox Soft Box 95cm & Honeycomb Grid for Hensel EHT Flash

    Photography (Visico)

    Includes Honeycomb Grid
    Includes internal baffle (diffuser)
    Interior surfaces are silver.
    Fits Hensel Basic Series, Contra Series, EH Porty Series, EH Flash Series, Expert Series, Integra Series & Richter Monolights.
    Metal speed ring.


  • Chimera

    Chimera 20" Lantern Light Bank w/Skirt

    Photography (Chimera)
    List Price: $275.00
    Price: $241.00
    You Save: $34.00 (12%)

    Size: 20 Inch
    Depth: 16" / 40cm
    Front Dimensions: inches 20 diag./ cm 50 diag.
    Maximum Wattage: 650


  • Chimera

    Chimera Super Pro Plus Shallow Bank Softbox with Silver Interior, Medium 36" x 48"

    Photography (Chimera)
    List Price: $410.00
    Price: $338.00
    You Save: $72.00 (18%)

    Depth: 16" / 41cm
    Weight:
    Dimensions: 36 X 48" / 90 X 120cm


  • Chimera

    Chimera OB2 PRO Kit

    Photography (Chimera)

    Rating (3 reviews):
    (4.6/5)
    Chimera

    Utility at its best

    0 5/5 Brian Jones (Canada) - See all my reviews, January 27, 2013

    directional wrap around light(even better with grid) 7

    Pros1. Dish is made with heavy nylon material2. Pre bent , metal rods with blunt tips3. Speedring is made of solid aluminum with aluminum bracket to hold flash head, metal screws attaches bracket to speedring (no plastic here)4. White disk reflector and diffuser are included.5. carry case is also included , looks to be made of similar material as softbox.6. Soft,directional wrap around light(even better with grid)7. Works soo good with Canon 600 ex RT .cons;1. (Only) somewhat pricey compared to others.You can get a cheaper brand and hope for the best or get a Chimera and get gorgeous light and a unit that can last a long time. I've been using Chimeras for ten years (mostly location shoots) and have withstood many a drop (children playing close to light stands, beach breezes, inebriated party guests...) these guys are made to be used by pros and I can why. It's small enough that, I take one and a portable stand... 5/5 mostdangerous city in the usa El Paso (El Paso, TX) - See all my reviews This review is from: Chimera OB2 PRO Kit (Camera) Pros1. Dish is made with heavy nylon material2. Pre bent , metal rods with blunt tips3. Speedring is made of solid aluminum with aluminum bracket to hold flash head, metal screws attaches bracket to speedring (no plastic here)4. White disk reflector and diffuser are included.5. carry case is also included , looks to be made of similar material as softbox.6. Soft,directional wrap around light(even better with grid)7. Works soo good with Canon 600 ex RT .cons;1. (Only) somewhat pricey compared to others.You can get a cheaper brand and hope for the best or get a Chimera and get gorgeous light and a unit that can last a long time. I've been using Chimeras for ten years (mostly location shoots) and have withstood many a drop (children playing close to light stands, beach breezes, inebriated party guests...) these guys are made to be used by pros and I can why. It's small enough that, I take one and a portable stand... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 12, 2014

    It could have been a 5 star but

    0 4/5 Ali Roustai (Santa Barbara, CA) - See all my reviews, May 18, 2013
    List Price: $399.00
    Price: $350.00
    You Save: $49.00 (12%)
    Octa 2 Collapsible Beauty Dish (24’)
    5 Year Manufacturer’s Warranty
    Adjustable Versi Bracket Octa Speed Ring


  • ILED

    ILED Softbox Diffuser for 1024 1000 LED Video Panel Lights

    Photography (ILED)

    Rating (6 reviews):
    (4.7/5)
    ILED

    Perfect accessory at a fraction of the cost

    0 5/5 bboru (Boston, MA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: ILED Softbox Diffuser for 1024 1000 LED Video Panel Lights (Electronics) I have been searching for a softbox/diffuser for my Fancier 1000 LED light. Un-diffused, the light is really harsh, and, like many LED lights, subjects cast 1000 shadows form each of the tiny LED light sources. The only thing I found so far was Chimera's LED softbox, but it cost $385!!! Sorry Chimera, I have a great respect for your products, and have used many of them, but that is a total gouge.The ILED unit slips around the extended barndoors of the light, and the front baffle secures to the sides via velcro fasteners. The only thing I would have liked to see is a velcro or elastic strap setup to secure the box itself to the light. Other than that, it's perfect for 1/10th the cost of the Chimera. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 28, 2014

    Just what the doctor ordered

    0 5/5 John Peters - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: ILED Softbox Diffuser for 1024 1000 LED Video Panel Lights (Electronics) A slip on diffuser that's worked great. Has a Velcro attachment in the center on each side which would be needed outside with the wind or if facing lights mostly downwards. I haven't added any Velcro to my barn doors as of yet. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 15, 2014

    Finally - an affordable soft box solution for LED panels

    My director only wanted soft boxes on set - no LEDS - they were too harsh. I wanted LEDs - they are more portable and take up less room. They can also run on batteries - soft boxes can't - they're wired. I looked for a soft box for LED panels and the ones I found from major manufacturers were simply too expensive. So I decided to try these and I'm so glad I did. They attach to my LED panels in seconds. However, keep in mind these are sleeves that slip over the LED's barn doors.Your LED panel must have barn doors to support the sleeves and keep them in a square shape. And it helps to cover your barn doors in aluminum foil before you put these on - this makes the whole set up brighter. Once you've done that (and slipped on the diffusion cover), the LED panels are considerably softer - although not as much as an actual soft box. But the trade off is worth it - this setup will fit in places where soft boxes won't - and it's much more portable.Now my Director is fine with LEDs... 4/5 EDWARD A WRIGHT - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: ILED Softbox Diffuser for 1024 1000 LED Video Panel Lights (Electronics) My director only wanted soft boxes on set - no LEDS - they were too harsh. I wanted LEDs - they are more portable and take up less room. They can also run on batteries - soft boxes can't - they're wired. I looked for a soft box for LED panels and the ones I found from major manufacturers were simply too expensive. So I decided to try these and I'm so glad I did. They attach to my LED panels in seconds. However, keep in mind these are sleeves that slip over the LED's barn doors.Your LED panel must have barn doors to support the sleeves and keep them in a square shape. And it helps to cover your barn doors in aluminum foil before you put these on - this makes the whole set up brighter. Once you've done that (and slipped on the diffusion cover), the LED panels are considerably softer - although not as much as an actual soft box. But the trade off is worth it - this setup will fit in places where soft boxes won't - and it's much more portable.Now my Director is fine with LEDs... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , July 15, 2014
    Customized for Our 1024 LED Panel Light
    Also compatible with some popular 1000 LED Video Lights
    Light-weight and easy to set up
    It's also compatible with Fotodiox and Ikan 1024/1000 LED Lights


  • Fotodiox Inc.

    Fotodiox Pro 48"x72" Softbox PLUS Grid / Eggcrate for Studio Strobe / Flash with Soft Diffuser and Dedicated Speedring, for Photogenic Studio Max III 160, 320, Powerlight PL1250, PL1250DR, PL1200DRUV, PL2500DRUV, PL625DR, PL624DRC, PL1250DRC, Solair 500, 1000 Strobe Flash Light

    Photography (Fotodiox Inc.)
    List Price: $149.95
    Price: $141.97
    You Save: $7.98 (5%)

    Fotodiox Pro grade softbox features interchangeable standard speedrings, and dedicated egg-crate for professional work. This kit includes dedicated speedring, and 50 degree (2"x2"x1.5") Grid.
    Fotodiox Pro grade softbox features interchangeable standard speedrings, and dedicated egg-crate for professional work. This kit includes dedicated speedring, and 50 degree (2"x2"x1.5") Grid.
    Fotodiox Pro grade softbox features interchangeable standard speedrings, and dedicated egg-crate for professional work. This kit includes dedicated speedring, and 50 degree (2"x2"x1.5") Grid.
    Fotodiox Pro grade softbox features interchangeable standard speedrings, and dedicated egg-crate for professional work. This kit includes dedicated speedring, and 50 degree (2"x2"x1.5") Grid.
    Fotodiox Pro grade softbox features interchangeable standard speedrings, and dedicated egg-crate for professional work. This kit includes dedicated speedring, and 50 degree (2"x2"x1.5") Grid.


  • Fotodiox Inc.

    Fotodiox Pro 48"x72" Softbox PLUS Grid / Eggcrate for Studio Strobe / Flash with Soft Diffuser and Dedicated Speedring, for, for Bowens Gemini Standard, Classica Powerpack, R Series, Rx Series, and Pro Series Strobe Flash Light

    Photography (Fotodiox Inc.)

    Rating (2 reviews):
    (5.0/5)
    Fotodiox Inc.

    Wow!

    0 5/5 Tony Stark - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Fotodiox Pro 48"x72" Softbox PLUS Grid / Eggcrate for Studio Strobe / Flash with Soft Diffuser and Dedicated Speedring, for, for Bowens Gemini Standard, Classica Powerpack, R Series, Rx Series, and Pro Series Strobe Flash Light (Electronics) As a professional photographer I am simply blown away by these soft boxes. The quality of construction on them is as good or BETTER than the name brand equipment that I normally use. I went to buy a new softbox and grid and the manufacturer of my lights wanted over $1000 more than this. I figured since it was 1/10 the cost of the other it was worth a shot. I am overly amazed by the quality of these soft boxes. One thing I will note is that they are deeper than their counterparts. This softbox is approx. 2' deep so if you have a small amount of space you shouldn't be looking at a 4'x6' softbox to begin with. I have already bought the 5' octobox and was equally impressed. Needless to say I will be buying up everything they make. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 15, 2013

    Can you say AWESOME!

    If you know anything about studio photography, you'll know that the main rule is this: the bigger the light source, the softer the light. This is a HUGE light source, and it leads to very nice, soft light!It's surprisingly easy to put together (but not actually easy), and it's pretty decent quality -- typical of Fotodiox. Perhaps not the highest quality materials, but definitely an awesome value.What do you need such a big softbox for? You can use this as a wall that the model stands in front of. You can side light the entire length of a model's body. Horizontally, you can light a family evenly. The main use I have for it is to light the model head on, instead of from the side. When I raise it as high as I can in my studio, it's still not very high. When my head and shoulders get in the way of this softbox, it doesn't matter because there's plenty of light to wrap around me perfectly!Some drawbacks: it really is HUGE! And deep. Because of... 5/5 Julian Velasco (USA) - See all my reviews, April 8, 2013
    List Price: $149.95
    Price: $141.97
    You Save: $7.98 (5%)


Lighting and Studio