The convenience of an umbrella meets the control of a softbox. Built on an umbrella frame, the Apollo light modifiers set up in seconds. No additional parts and pieces to lug around as these units simply open up just like an umbrella and set up in seconds making them perfect for any on-location photographer. While most softboxes require expensive and heavy adapter rings to properly set up, these units simply fit into the umbrella receptacle found on virtually all style studio lights.
The Apollo light modifier is a perfect pair with speedlites offering soft box control with the set up ease of an umbrella. An optional 5015 Shoe Mount bracket is required to mount the speedlite and Apollo onto a light stand with full tilting capability. No need for an adapter ring as virtually all style studio lights come standard with an umbrella receptacle to attach the Apollo light modifier.
The included shoe mount bracket is adjustable providing a perfect fit with your speedlite. All-metal construction provides the ultimate in quality and mount the included adjustable shoe mount bracket directly to any standard 5/8" light stand. Lock into place by tightening the turn knob. No plastic to easily break on our shoe mount bracket as the tilt locking washer is constructed from solid metal. Compare this to many plastic washers more commonly found on market.
Grids are made up of cells that control off axis light in four directions while maintaining the soft quality inherent in a large light source. They allow you to create separation and depth such as a hair light where you want to control just the light going onto the hair in order to separate it from the background. As light is focused into a forward direction through use of a grid, it can help to eliminate spill light or lens flare.
The off axis portion of the light is controlled by the cell size. The cell size (measured in degrees) describes the maximum cutoff angle of the off axis light. A 40-degree grid is the most popular degree used. Light loss at the center axis is minimal at a distance 3 to 4 times the diagonal dimension of the light source. On most models it is less than a 1/4 a stop of light.
Apollo Grids are soft and collapse down for easy transport and travel. Each unit comes with an included nylon carry case.
Grids easily attach through the use of hook and loop tape. When attaching, place your diffusion panel about 1/2 way in on the hook tape. This will leave enough room for the egg crate to attach directly in front of the diffusion panel. Grid corners are left unattached in order to provide the perfect fit. This allows you to stretch the grid taut and avoid sagging or drooping.
|US Patent No. :||US D686,772 S|
|Care Instructions:||Spot clean with mild (non bleach) soap, air dry.|
|Item Length:||28.00 in. / 71.12 cm|
|Item Width:||24.00 in. / 60.96 cm|
|Item Height:||28.00 in. / 71.12 cm|
|Item Weight:||1.1 lbs. / 0.5 kg|
|Shipping Length:||38.00 in. / 96.52 cm|
|Shipping Width:||4.00 in. / 10.16 cm|
|Shipping Height:||4.00 in. / 10.16 cm|
|Shipping Weight:||2.4 lbs. / 1.1 kg|
|Materials:||Fiberglass, Nylon, Steel|
|Mount Type:||Quick Collapse|
|Compatibility:||Speed Light, Studio Lights|
|Collapsed Length:||90.20 in. / 229.11 cm|
|Collapsed Width:||7.60 in. / 19.30 cm|