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48" Easy Open Deep Parabolic Softbox with Chopstick Focusing System MKII
48" Easy Open Deep Parabolic Softbox with Chopstick Focusing System MKII

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Regular Price: $455.00
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Product Code: RB-120P-CHOPSTICK-II

Choose your Speedring (Required)

Einstein,Alien Bees (all Paul. C. Buff),Balcar
Profoto Clamp Type [Add $25.00]

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The RiceBowl deep parabolic softbox provides beautiful wraparound light. The Cheetah Chopstick is a light focusing system that will allow you to use one softbox to produce hard, focused light or soft, evenly spread light or anything in between. Combine the two and you get an amazingly flexible light shaping tool.

With the Chopstick, you can move your light forward and back to change the focus of the light while also adjusting the contrast and specularity of the resulting light output. Use the light "bare bulb" to get the most spread from the light, regardless of the position of the light inside the box. The design of the chopstick places the light facing inward directly at the center of the softbox. This produces a symmetrical light output based on the shape of the softbox.

The Easy Open design of the RiceBowl means the softbox can be setup in about 20 seconds. Adding the Chopstick just takes a few seconds more. The softbox is opened from the rear, so the inner and outer diffuser can be left in place when breaking the softbox down. We do recommend removing the grid to prevent damage to the grid when storing. Note: The Chopstick is typically used without any diffusers or grid in place.

These softboxes are lined with reflective silver material for maximum output. The 16 rod design ensures softbox the maintains a parabolic shape to focus the light. Every softbox comes with an inner diffuser, an outer diffuser and a grid. The inner diffuser has a two stop center panel to eliminate hot spots. Unlike most other softboxes on the market, the RiceBowl comes with a 4x4x4cm grid which is designed to control the spread of the light and create a natural vignette.

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Chopstick Features:
  • Mounting arm with "easy-twist" knob making adjusting the light at varying position within the modifier a snap.
  • Adjustment knob located on the back of the soft box, making it easy to adjust light while seeing the effect it has
  • Hook at the end of the mounting arm to attach a sandbag for more stability. Sandbag is not included.
  • Sturdy aluminum construction.
By using different combinations of diffusers (or no diffusion) and the grid or the chopstick, you can produce a wide array of lighting styles.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The Chopstick system has two mounts. The first mount is where the softbox attaches. This a female Bowen mount. This cannot be changed. The RiceBowl in this combo will come with the Bowen mount so it can connect to the Chopstick. The second mount is where the light attaches to the Chopstick - we call this the birdcage. There are four options for this mount - Bowen, Balcar (Paul C Buff), Elinchrom and Profoto. When you are choosing the Speed Ring option when ordering this combo, this second mount - the one where the light attaches - is the one you are choosing. This is extremely important, do not order the Chopstick and expect to mount a softbox to it that does not have a Bowen mount - it will not work. If you want to also be able to use the RiceBowl with a non-Bowen mount light, you must order a separate speedring insert that will work with that light. You can find the speed ring inserts here.

If you want to be able to use different brands of light with the Chopstick, we have additional birdcages
Get an extra Birdcage for your Chopstick Here

If you want to use the softbox without the Chopstick with a non-Bowen light, we have additional speed rings.
Get an extra Speed Ring for your RiceBowl Here

The RiceBowl 120 is 28" to 30" deep depending on your speed ring and weighs 5.8lbs (weight includes softbox, speedring, grid and two diffusers). The Chopstick will fit in the carry bag that comes with the RB-120P. It will not fit in the carry bag for the RB-90P. The Chopstick weighs 5.2 lbs.

Average Rating: Average Rating: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 33 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Professional Parabolic Softbox April 7, 2019
Reviewer: Ulysses from NY United States  
There is no question that CheetahStand ha offered some of THE best values in high-quality products available at an easy-to-sell price point. This time with the RB-120P + Chopstick II they have outdone themselves. I’ve owned several of the CheetahStand RiceBowl series over the years, and this is their best one yet. Manufacturing quality seems higher, and tolerances seem tighter. Yet the device is simply made and should be easy to maintain. It seems as durable as ever, and should sustain a fall in the unlikely event that this happens.

I was even more impressed by the workmanship of the Chopstick II. Crafted out of aluminum, it is solid, has enough weight to instill confidence for mounting your strobe, while being lightweight enough to make it easy to install and use.

I cannot wait to put this awesome new set of tools to work! Thank you, Edward Tang and CheetahStand Team, for doing it yet again!

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 RiceBowl April 3, 2019
Reviewer: chris hope from New Britain, CT United States  
High quality softbox. Best I've ever used. Easy to setup and take down. Glad I purchased it..highly recommended

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5 of 5 Outstanding Value December 9, 2018
Reviewer: Robert ONeill from San Jose, CA United States  
Love this Softbox. Quick to set up once you understand the best way to do it. Cheetahstand is a genuine find. And the quality is much better than the Godox. Price is excellent too. My highest recommendation!

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5 of 5 RB 90 April 18, 2018
Reviewer: Earl Baugh from Davenport, IA United States  
Beautiful looking modifier good light

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5 of 5 Gorgeous light February 6, 2018
Reviewer: Daniel Karanikis from Coconut Creek, FL United States  
Perfect modifier for portraits, high build quality, easy to set up.

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