• Login
  • No products in the cart.

DIY Stripbox for Speedlights

This topic contains 17 replies, has 11 voices, and was last updated by  Andrey Mikhaylov 4 months, 3 weeks ago.

This topic contains 17 replies, has 11 voices, and was last updated by  Andrey Mikhaylov 4 months, 3 weeks ago.

  • #42237
    Andrey Mikhaylov
    Participant

    Hi.

    I decided to make some kind of stripbox for Canon’s speedlight since I don’t have any studio strobe.

    So here it is. It has straightforward construction. I took only few photos, but you can see that the shape of this DIY stripbox looks nice. Also it creates slim smooth rimlight on the side if you shoot some kind of dark bottles and glass.

    Old box from TV was used as frame. I used Savage translum plastic as diffusion panel. I put tracing paper on inner sides of stripbox.

    IMG_9565_res

  • #42238
    charles sweigart
    Participant

    Andrew,

    Very innovative project and good design. How did you attach to strobe?

  • #42243
    Andrey Mikhaylov
    Participant

    charles sweigart said
    Andrew,

    Very innovative project and good design. How did you attach to strobe?

    Thanks charles! I just covered mount of stripbox by tape and that’s it. Mount has same size as head of strobe. Maybe eventually it will be wide, but I’m not going to use it in long period.

  • #42246
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Hey Andrew, 

    great project! Thanks for sharing! :-)

    The testphotos are pretty awesome as well!

    Have you submitted it to DIYphotography.net already? I think they might be pretty interested in this :-)

  • #42254
    Andrey Mikhaylov
    Participant

    Flo said
    Hey Andrew, 

     

    great project! Thanks for sharing! :-)

    The testphotos are pretty awesome as well!

    Have you submitted it to DIYphotography.net already? I think they might be pretty interested in this :-)

     

    Hi Flo.

    Not yet, thanks for the link. I’ll try to post it there.

  • #43768
    stephen
    Participant

    Awesome diy skills – i got to try this out for my speedlights before i invest in some rather expensive lasotolite fold away versions.

  • #43798
    Andrey Mikhaylov
    Participant

    stephen said 
    Awesome diy skills – i got to try this out for my speedlights before i invest in some rather expensive lasotolite fold away versions.

    Thanks! But be careful with thickness of cardboard. It suppose to be thin. otherwise speedlight’s head may damaged by heavy pieces of cardboards.

  • #43928
    Alex Koloskov
    Keymaster

    Awesome Andrew, thank you for putting this together. I’ve moved this topic to DIY forum. 

    The Lighting magician

  • #43936
    Alex Koloskov
    Keymaster

    Forgot to add: You need to make sure that inside this stripbox is white.. really white, otherwise it will add yellowish color tint from a reflection of box’s paper .

    The Lighting magician

  • #61967
    Ron Atchley
    Participant

    I think this is really great. But color will be an issue from the warm tone of the cardboard box.

    I think you could use white foam core instead of cardboard. Or use black foamcore on the outside and white on the inside.

    I think I will give this a try myself.

    Thanks for the post.

    Ron A
    Ron Atchley Photography

    Attachments:
    You must be logged in to view attached files.
  • #146263
    Curro Narváez
    Participant

    Thank you so much for share. I´ll try to build it.

    • #146362
      Andrey Mikhaylov
      Participant

      You’re welcome, Curro! Don’t forget to share your result please.

  • #154080
    Santosh Kulkarni
    Participant

    Hello Andrey,

    Thanks very much for sharing it. I don’t have stripe box and I do have speedlight. I will try to share to prepare a stripe box using your idea and post my result on Photigy forum.

    Thanks very much.
    -Santosh

    • #154799
      Andrey Mikhaylov
      Participant

      Cool that you found it helpful! Please put it your DIY stripbox here, also it would be nice to see your images.

  • #191001
    Kurt Moore
    Moderator

    I have built a couple of DIY softboxes over the years. I built them out of White foam core board, I’ve also lined the inside with alum foil.

  • #212243
    Linda Mandy
    Participant

    Wow that is very good
    Thank you

    Linda J

  • #465240
    DSP
    Participant

    That’s really great! Thanks for sharing with all of us! :)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

Who’s Online

Profile picture of Darlene Y

Icons meaning

Free_32 Free Tutorial

Pro_32 Pro Club

Basic_32 Studio basics

Course Reviews

Photigy Recommended Gear

Photigy Suggested gear for product photographers
Copyright © Photigy Studio Photography All Rights Reserved
HOLIDAY SALE: 35% OFF YOUR ENTIRE PURCHASE!  Shop Now
X