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Bessel vs Lastolite Speedlite Softbox

A or B? Which image was shot with a £12.99 modifier and which with a £64.95 modifier?

I use both the Bessel 30cm round pop-up speedlite flash modifier & a Lastolite Joe McNally Ezybox Speed-Lite 2 Plus - both have their place in my lighting kit.




There are physical differences between the flash modifiers, but the light output is very similar. The Bessel bounces the light inside the modifier, whilst the Lastolite uses double diffused direct flash.
 Lastolite Joe McNally Ezybox Speed-Lite 2 Plus
 Bessel 30cm Round Flash Gun Diffuser
There differences in build quality and fitting to the flash head - the Lastolite Ezybox is well made with a clever screw locking strap, whereas the Bessel 30cm is lightweight man-made textile with a fiddly hook & loop strap fixing.

Pack down carry size is surprisingly different! Consequently the Lastolite is not something I carry in my EDC (Every Day Carry) camera bag. The square shape do offer control in the studio and there's also a egg crate ava…

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