You know how MagMod rolls: we make awesome photography easy with our line of magnetic, modular speedlight modifiers. More than 2 years in the making, the MagBox system is finally here to smash any obstacles that stood in your way of creating beautiful, soft light quickly and easily:
The MagShoe™, an ergonomic cold-shoe bracket you can operate with one hand.
The MagRing™, a magnetic speedring that makes attaching larger modifiers to smaller hot-shoe flashes super simple.
And The MagBox™, a radically awesome softbox that does what traditional softboxes can’t.
Creating soft light with speedlights or strobes just got a bazillion times easier.
Magnets inside the base of the MagBox make attachment fast, silent and super strong. Even if you tilt your softbox at a deep angle or (for some reason) shoot inside a wind tunnel, the MagBox and the MagRing are staying put.
EASY SETUP & TEAR DOWN
The MagBox is one solid piece. Pop it open with an easy, satisfying click. With magnets in the base, you can throw it onto your MagRing in a second. When you’re ready to remove the MagBox from the MagRing, simply press the Magnetic Field Disrupter (A.K.A. - the orange tab on top of the MagRing). Then fold up the MagBox; it collapses in one neat, portable piece and can be stored safely in the MagBox Case.
2 INNOVATIVE DIFFUSERS
We created a whole new way to modify your light, and it’s called the FocusDiffuser. The FocusDiffuser acts like grid and a lens combined, allowing you to control light spill and increase the effective light output. Just want soft light? Use our Fabric Diffuser. Embedded magnets in both diffusers make attaching them to your MagBox fast and easy.
HASSLE-FREE INTEGRATED GELS
Forget taping flimsy gel sheets to the outside of your softbox. Our rigid gels snap right into a built-in gel holder. You don’t even have to remove your diffuser to change gels! Use the MagBox's handy side zipper to access gels.
SPEEDLITE AND STROBE COMPATIBLE
The MagBox is the most versatile softbox ever, making it one super smart investment. Use the MagBox with 1 or 2 speedlights—any flash that has our patented MagGrip installed will work. Or use one of our adapters to mount your Profoto, Bowens, Elinchrom or Paul C. Buff strobe.
The calculated design of the MagBox 24 Octa distributes light evenly and without a hotspot on a single or multiple speedlites. Hence, the reason why this softbox is devoid of an internal baffle. It’s not necessary! The MagBox provides the cleanest light quality and highest effective output.
The MagBox, MagRing and MagShoe help you work smarter, better and faster so you can focus on doing your thing: creating awesome images and impressing your clients. So go ahead and try new techniques—even under busy shooting conditions. Changing your lighting on the fly has never been simpler.
MADE WITH THE MAGBOX
We gave the MagBox to 5 amazing wedding photographers, and they took it for a test drive. Here’s what they created with the MagBox on their first time out the gate.
The FocusDiffuser controls light like a grid, but also focuses light like a lens—all while keeping it super soft.
Inside the FocusDiffuser, micro-structures alter the angle of light in 40 or 20-degree beam angles, softly redirecting light forward and causing less spill.
The FocusDiffuser actually increases the effective light output of your light—just like a fresnel lens! Our popular MagBeam (launched 2 years ago here on Kickstarter), introduced spotlight-like control and light intensity in a small modifier, and now the FocusDiffuser gives you the same increase in effective light output potential in a larger modifier.
BETTER CONTROL OF SOFT LIGHT
What MagMod’s MagGrid is to bare speedlights, the FocusDiffuser is to softboxes. Create beautiful soft light and place it exactly where you want it. The FocusDiffuser limits spill to give you the control you need to work more efficiently and save time in post.
EASIER THAN A FABRIC GRID
With an old-style softbox, your options for controlling light were limited to a fragile fabric grid that attached with annoying, noisy velcro. Lamesauce! The FocusDiffuser attaches to the MagBox in one second—quickly, quietly and easily—because magnets. And when you’re done with it, you can roll it up neatly and store it safely inside our MagBox Case.
UP TO 700% MORE LIGHT
When compared to traditional softboxes, the MagBox with FocusDiffuser is up to 2.8 stops brighter. It gives you the softness you’d expect with the control and precision of a grid, all while increasing the total light on your subject by up to 700% when compared to other competing softboxes.
YA CAN'T DO THIS WITHOUT A FOCUSDIFFUSER.
To create the image below, Trevor Dayley used the MagBox 24 + FocusDiffuser and two AD200 speedlights.
As you can see in the behind-the-scenes shot, the model is standing in full, crazy bright Arizona summer midday sunlight. You can see her shadow cast on the wall behind her. The shadows of the tree branches, which end up in the final image, were also all created by the high angle of the sun.
Trevor used the FocusDiffuser and two AD200s on high power to cancel out the sun and put soft light on the model. It would have been impossible to make this image with portable flashes without the FocusDiffuser. Trevor would have needed a studio strobe to overpower the sun.
Just pop any flash that has a MagGrip, our patented universal flash mount, into the MagRing. Since the MagGrip works with pretty much any flash, you can use pretty much any speedlights you own inside your MagBox.
ON-CAMERA TO OFF IN 1 SECOND
Thanks to the freakishly strong neodymium magnets inside the MagGrip, speedlights attach securely to the MagRing—in literally 1 second. No special tools or locks required. The MagRing makes it easy to switch a speedlight from being on-camera to off-camera in a jiff.