The Profold range assembles/collapses instantly, just like an umbrella, and is the perfect solution for photographers on the move as well as for people who need to put their equipment away after use.
Each of our Profold softboxes has a highly reflective surface that creates the maximum amount of light possible. The taut action of he folding mechanism ensures that the light is bounced around perfectly within the softbox, creating very even light distribution.
The inner diffuser, shown on the right, is set back into the perfect position, where it scrambles and diffuses the light even more before it reaches the outer diffuser.
The outer diffuser is recessed and this all important recess prevents light from going where it isn't wanted, and also allows a honeycomb grid to be fitted - the honeycomb grid is perfect for preventing unwanted spread of light, and also for avoiding flare when the softbox is used for backlighting or rimlighting.
Every Lencarta Profold softbox has a very strong folding mechanism and the walls of the softbox material are extra thick, which prevents light from the flash from penetrating it and causing flare, unlike the material used in cheaper softboxes.
Each of our Profold Softboxes is made in the same way,with solid steel construction and uses the same top quality wall and diffusion materials. For a softbox to perform well, it needs to be deep, so that the light from the flash head can bounce off of the reflective walls properly, and end up with perfectly even light distribution by the time it reaches the diffusers, and the diffusers need to be made of thick material that diffuses the light properly, and this simply doesn't happen with cheap softboxes that have not been expertly designed and specified.
There are other important features, found on our ProFold range, too. Both diffusers are highly resistent to yellowing with age,
and they can be wiped clean if needed. The opening mechanism includes a deflector plate, this restricts the light in the centre of the softbox and directs it towards the softbox walls, which creates extremely even and consistent light quality across the entire front diffuser. This deflector completely prevents the hotspots found on other softboxes. And the deflector does even more than this, because it allows either the inner or outer diffuser, or even both diffusers, to be removed from the softbox without creating a hotspot, and of course this makes the ProFold a much more versatile tool for creative photographers.
And good softbox design isn't just about the light that goes forward, it is also about preventing light from escaping from the sides and rear of the softbox, where it is very likely to cause lens flare, reduce the contrast of your shots and spill unwanted light onto reflective surfaces such as the ceiling and walls. So, our Profold Softbox range has extra thick walls and, as the photo on the right shows, also has heavy duty fastening flaps at the rear to stop light leakage.
And the front diffuser is deeply recessed, this allows a honeycomb grid to be fitted if required and