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Chopstick Reflective Focusing System MKII
Chopstick Reflective Focusing System MKII

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Choose your Speedring (Required)

Einstein,Alien Bees (all Paul. C. Buff),Balcar
Profoto Clamp Type [Add $27.00]

Take your creativity to the next level. 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.

You can move your light forward and back with the Chopstick 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.

  • 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 without opening the box.
  • Hook at the end of the mounting arm to attach a sandbag for more stability. Sandbag is not included.
  • Sturdy aluminum construction.
Do not support more than 8 lb light when fully extended.

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. All softboxes that are to be mounted to the Chopstick must have a Bowen mount. The second mount is where the light attaches to the Chopstick. 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 the Chopstick, 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.

NOTE: This item works with most softboxes with a Bowen mount. The inside of the softbox must be completely open. There cannot be any obstructions that would come in contact with the rod or the cage that hold the flash. See example photos showing the Chopstick being used with the Godox P90H and Godox P120L softboxes.

If you want to use your Chopstick with different brands of lights, you can order separate cages to hold other lights. These are called Birdcages and can be found here:

Average Rating: Average Rating: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 16 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Chopstick Reflective Focusing System - Einstein January 1, 2021
Reviewer: Anthony Terlizzi from Hayward, CA United States  
The chopstick works great. Bar travel is nice and smooth, simple locking system and the other nice bit is the Einstein ring lets the Buff locking device engage fully.

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5 of 5 Chopstick Focusing System June 19, 2020
Reviewer: Allen Baxter from Boise, ID United States  
This is a very well thought out engineered system that is very well made. Very easy to install and an excellent value for the money. Although I do not use my light in a reflective focusing mode (bird cage) at all times, I am using the boom arm all the time. This tool allows you to get multiple lighting effects from the same softbox/light combination so it really extends the versatility of what you already have. Works best with 36 in and larger softboxes.

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4 of 5 Chopstick Mark II April 16, 2019
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from US  
With the RB-90p & RB-120p, "= the poor man's Para 88/Para 133", lol. Received it in good condition; very sturdy, seems well made. Haven't used it yet.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Must have February 6, 2018
Reviewer: Daniel Karanikis from Coconut Creek, FL United States  
Only enhances the already amazing quality of light from the RiceBowl. An elegant solution where other brands fall short.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 February 6, 2018
Reviewer: Rob Wolf from Johnstown, PA United States  
Works awesome with my RB-120!!  Also used with another brand of larger parabolic reflector after filing their rod ends down to fit the Cheetah size; works great for that too

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