Decahexagon softbox buying advice please?

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DaveHutch Senior Member • Posts: 1,992
Decahexagon softbox buying advice please?

Hi all, I recently started buying some kit for a home studio and started with a couple of 32" Neewer soft boxes. All well and good but I'd also like a larger, rounder main source.

My shortlist is as follows:

Selens 105cm umbrella softbox

Pixapro 105cm umbrella softbox

Neewer 120cm deep umbrella softbox

As I'm using Godox Ving V860II flashguns, I know I don't need or want parabolic so that's fine.
I can see the Pixapro has a small deflector dish which might help even out the light in terms of hotspots but I see it also only attaches the internal diffuser at 8 points instead of 16?
The Selens looks a bit shallower and has no deflector plate
The Neewer is a bit larger and appears much deeper, but still not parabolic of course.

My question is, should I avoid any of these for any particular reason and are they all suitable for my flashguns, using my S-type Speedlite Flash Brackets?

Do any of them have a particular advantage in terms of performance and flexibility? I would want o experiment with various setups in terms of internal/external diffusers.

I think my room should be able to take any of them fairly comfortably.

Any advice appreciated.

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