So is it Octabox?, or Octobox? Well, it IS named after an octagon.... but for some reason, Photoflex has named this modifier the OctoDome. It could be why this particular piece is no longer being made.
One thing s for certain, this SEVEN FOOT modifier is HUGE!
With 14' ceilings in the Baltimore Studio Space, that means that we could get second one and stack them, perhaps?
Anatomy of an Octabox - Like all good modifiers, this guy has got an internal baffle. This acts as the first stop that light leaving the flashtube encounters. Some light will blast right through, the rest will bounce back to the silver lined interior, again, pushing it forward.
The front panel is 35sq ft of rip stop nylon that further softens the light leaving the source.
A deep lip allows for more finite control over the edge of the throw. Feather it, cut it, or attach a the eggcrate grid for a much tighter bream.
This monster of a modifier is luckily on a wheeled stand, so it moves around easier than you think! A big thanks to Studio Member John M. for bringing a piece of his former studio (literally) to his new Studio Home in Baltimore.