The first ever light modifier I bought was a Deep Octa 100 cm. I love it, and I use it all the time. But, even if it is quick to open it up and fold it, it is never as fast as mounting an umbrella. When I work on personal projects, it’s not an issue, but when documenting a wedding, time is incredibly precious.
The Best of 2 Worlds
Yes, umbrellas are not meant to be extremely directional, especially not the translucent ones. It’s important to understand that both. Traditional umbrellas and softboxes are excellent tools, but both have a different use.
The Ultimate All-Around Light Shaper
Now, we finally have what I would call the perfect all-around light shaper that can be set up in a pinch while offering an extraordinary and versatile quality of light at an affordable price.
It’s the Deep Umbrella.