Hi all. Yesterday I received a ring softbox from AliExpress for tiktokers, youtubers and instagrammers, so I suggest you take a closer look at it. By the way, now there is a sale on AliExpress, so you can buy additional smart home devices at a discount, as I did. Also, on Telegram channel TechnoReview interesting technical devices, novelties from Xiaomi and discounts on them appear even faster, so subscribe to be the first to know about everything. Go.
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The device is affixed in a regular blue cardboard box with a huge amount of text in English. Also on the box there is an image of the softbox itself.
Inside is the device itself, which is packed in a pimply bag. There is also a holder with a hinge for attaching the softbox to a tripod. The hinge allows you to adjust the angle and rotation of the device, directing the light in the desired direction. The fixation of the hinge is carried out in a simple way, namely, by tightening the control bolt.
The softbox itself has a diameter of 240 millimeters. You can also find softboxes with a large ring diameter. The design of the device is as simple as possible. The case contains LEDs, which are covered with a white matte diffuser. At the bottom is a standard threaded socket for mounting. An incomprehensible solution is that the power cable is located almost next to the mounting socket, which makes it very inconvenient to screw it to the platform on a tripod. Moreover, the cable is bent at the base, which can render it unusable.
The softbox is connected to a power source via a standard USB connector. It is most convenient to power the device from an external battery and not lead the cable to the outlet. This will be especially useful if you need to shoot a certain part of the material or simply quickly prepare a filming location.
There is a control panel on the cable, through which you can adjust the brightness and range of the glow. So, you can set warm and cold light. The gradation of brightness is also very pleased. It can be adjusted in 10 levels.
Below is a photo with examples of lighting at maximum and minimum brightness with a cold and warm glow. The luminous flux in this case varies from 250 to 5300 lux.
Below you can see examples of shooting with the additional lighting turned off and, accordingly, turned on. It is worth noting that the ring softbox is mainly designed for the light source to come directly from the camera itself.
That is why it has such a design. However, this does not mean that it cannot be used as a source, which will be located on the side.
As a result, we can say that this kind of softbox can be used not only for tiktokers, but also for shooting content for a YouTube channel. Of the minuses, one can note the high cost with the simplicity of the design and the strange solution with the cable output. At the same time, it will not work to assemble one on your own, like a regular softbox, so in general I do not regret this purchase and I hope that it will help to slightly improve the picture quality. Don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube and Telegram channel. There, information about new products from Xiaomi and not only appears the fastest. Thank you all for your attention. Bye.