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    When people say they took a picture using their "softbox", do they mean the big box things that are on stands (like in a studio) or something that attaches to their flash?? Thanks.
     
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    Ok seriously. It can be both. A softbox is just a light modifier. They are made for both studio strobes and portable strobes. Just depends on what they are using.
     
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    I promise I googled it before I asked the question. I hate to bother you all with questions I can answer with a simple search, but even after "googling" mostly what I found were the large studio type soft boxes, but I've been noticing that some people will say "here are some pictures I took with my new soft box" but it doesn't look like they are necessarily in a "studio". More like a picture in their kitchen, etc. I DID see a "mini soft box" for attaching on the camera flash (I THINK that was what it was for) and I was curious if people just say "here are some pictures I took with my new soft box" and this is really what they are talking about. Thanks anyway for your reply.
     
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    the softboxes that people used on here are mostly DIY and they show how it came out. It was probably used with it off camera (I wouldn't want a softbox on top of my camera ;D)
     
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    That's what I was thinking! It is obnoxious enough to have the grip and big 'ol camera, but add a grey L-series lens, external flash and a SOFT BOX!! Seems kind of ridiculous, but when I see the pictures where people say they use a soft box and they look like they aren't in a studio, I am imagining this sight. Ok, they are probably just trying out their newly created DIY large softbox.

    If any of you DO use an on-camera soft box and want to let me know that I'm all wrong in my vision of how this looks, please chime in.
     

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