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105cm (41") 16-Sided Easy-Open Rice-Bowl Softbox with Silver Interior

SKU: ZZ2108


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Good - Used but in good condition, may be missing items and show slight signs of wear and tear but in good working order. May have worn, soiled or missing packaging. (No Deflector Dish / Loose Stiching at Backing Button Area - See Images)

The PIXAPRO 105cm (41”) 16-rod Easy-Open Rice Bowl softbox, is a convenient, easy-to-use light modifier, which can be used as either a traditional softbox, or as a collapsible beauty dish. The softbox mounts to the front of your studio flash strobe, or your studio LED COB light, to produce soft, yet focused lighting, without sacrificing too much intensity. This softbox features an umbrella-like easy-open mechanism, which enables it to be set up and ready for use in a few seconds, perfect for use on location or in the studio. It features a highly reflective interior, to maximise light-efficiency, whilst producing natural-looking lighting, with pleasing fall-off. This softbox is considered a workhorse amongst many working Wedding, Portrait, Lifestyle, Commercial, Beauty, Fashion, Food, Product, and macro photographers

Backing Material

The 105cm umbrella Rice Bowl softbox features a highly reflective interior lining, which enables the light to bounce around easily, for maximum light efficiency. It has a black exterior material to prevent light leakage.

Two Layers of Diffusion

The 105cm Rice Bowl softbox features two layers of diffusion, made from high-grade nylon, with a special fine grid design for durability. The diffusers are “Discolouration Free”, which means that you do not have to worry about the softbox affecting the colour temperature of your lighting. The diffusers can either be used one at a time or together, giving you full control of the specularity of your light.

Deflector Dish

The 105cm Rice Bowl Softbox comes with a removable Deflector-Dish, which enables you to use the 105cm Rice bowl as a beauty dish. Perfect for times when you are looking for lighting with more specularity. It also helps prevent hot spots, when used in conjunction with both Diffusion layers.

Build quality

The 105cm softbox is made from durable high-quality rods, inserted into hardwearing nylon material which ensures that it is up to the job of enduring professional use in the field.

Easy-Access design

The backing material, features press-studs near the mounting ring, allowing for easy access to your flash, strobe or speedlite without having to remove the front diffusion. It also makes installing the softbox a lot easier.

Hexadecagonal Shape

Unlike traditional Octaboxes, the 105cm Rice Bowl Softbox features 16 rods which gives it a much rounder appearance. This produces pleasing round catchlights in the eyes of your subject, to emulate natural light sources such as the Sun. Especially desirable for portraits and commercial photography, as well as being useful for a fill or key light.

Deeper parabolic design

Unlike traditional Octaboxes, the Rice Bowl softbox uses a parabolic design, which focuses the light more effectively compared to tradition Octaboxes, allowing the light to travel over longer distances.


This softbox has been designed to increase the effective size of your light source, which produces softer shadow transitions, for more pleasing and flattering results. The diffusion layers help to reduce specularity, which prevents blown-out highlights. The deflector dish is designed to reduce hotspots for more homogenous lighting.

Quick set up

The 105cm Rice Bowl Softbox features an umbrella-like opening mechanism, which enables you to quickly and effortlessly set-up your softbox in less than a minute. This is particularly well-suited shooting in outdoor locations, or when shooting at venues where you have limited set-up and packing-away times use.

Additional Accessories available

A Honeycomb Grid is also available (not included), which effortlessly attaches to the front of the softbox with Velcro. The honeycomb grid narrows the spread of light, allowing you to focus the light on your subject, without it spilling onto the background.

Quality canvas carry bag

The 105cm Rice Bowl softbox comes in a high-Quality Canvas carrying bag, which is great for portability, enabling you to easily carry your softbox wherever you need to go, whether it’s on location or in-studio. 

The softbox is considered the workhorse to a photographer’s equipment arsenal, providing a soft, even, natural-looking light. With an easy-open mechanism, it is great for almost any shooting situation whether you shoot still life, portrait, landscape, commercial, fashion, food, product or macro photography, ideal for the travelling mobile on-location photographer

PLEASE NOTE: This listing is for the softbox only and does not include a light. HONEYCOMB GRID CAN BE PURCHASED SEPARATELY.


  • Produces Soft-Focused Lighting
  • Umbrella-Like opening mechanism for quick easy setup
  • Ideal for the mobile photographer
  • Strong-Sturdy Frame
  • Highly Reflective interior to maximise light-efficiency
  • Two layers of diffusion
  • Suitable for both indoor and outdoor use
  • Supplied with a High-Quality carry case for easy transportation

What’s In the Box

  • 1x 105cm Softbox
  • 1x Inner Diffuser
  • 1x Outer Diffuser
  • 1x Speedring
  • 1x Carry Case


Softbox Diameter105cm
ShapeHexadecagon (16 Sided)
Interior ColourSilver
Layers of Diffusion2

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