Softbox rectangular or round to photograph paintings?

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GinoLupino Forum Member • Posts: 79
Softbox rectangular or round to photograph paintings?

Hello,

I use to photograph ancient paintings and until now I used reflective umbrellas.

I've read that softbox have a softer light and a more controlled beam of light without spills of light.

As I always shoot outside, in churces and museums, and it's difficult to reach them by car, weight, volumes and a fast setup are important.

So I decided to buy this line of Phottix: raja fast set up (basically they open like umbrellas)

I would like to get started (to try) with a small one like this rectangular one (60x90 cm) http://www.phottix.com/index.php/it/phottix-raja-quick-folding-softbox-60x90cm-24-x35.html

or an octagon (65 cm) http://www.phottix.com/index.php/it/phottix-raja-quick-folding-octa-softbox-65cm-105cm.html

I will welcome every advice you could give me.

Thank you

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