Saying Goodbye to my Lumiquest Softbox III

Written by: Glyn Dewis

Published: October 27, 2015

Category: General

Photographed using my Anytime Anywhere kit, this is a portrait of ‘Paul’ taken in our local pub last weekend…


Using what I call my Invisible Black Background technique to darken down the scene to black I then lit Paul using the Phottix Mitros+ Flash and the Rogue Flashbender 2 Softbox; a modifier that is fast becoming my favourite not just because of it’s size and portability but because of it’s strength.

Up until fairly recently I was making great use of the Lumiquest 3 Softbox but unfortunately after just a few short weeks it’s beginning to look a little worse for wear. Sure I can use some gaffer tape or such like to get it back up and running, but for a piece of kit to last this long and costing nearly £50 is a bit disappointing:


Anyway I’d be intrigued to hear if any of you folks that have maybe been using the Lumiquest for a while have experienced the same or maybe this is just a one-off.

Catch you later,

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  1. CarlChapel

    When I got mine I was disappointed to see how it was constructed so I’ve babied it by putting it back in it’s box and carrying it around to shoots. I think it is more trouble than it’s worth and am disappointed by what happened to yours. Your Rogue solution looks to be the way to go thanks for pointing us toward it!

    • Glyn Dewis

      No problem and yeah the Rogue is a great piece of kit.

  2. Leslie Streeter Staas

    Sorry this is a couple months late but just saw this. LumiQuest products are (and have been since 1987), guaranteed for life and while we hate to see one split, it does happen on occasion. Shoot us an email at and we’ll send you a new one.


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