Mirrorless cameras and high-power speedlights have reduced the size of gear, just like they promised. But the softbox still remains the largest piece and takes up a lot of space. Vincent Palma and Vilhelm von Platen wanted to change this, so they created Sundisc. It’s a light, compact and ultra-portable reversible softbox that fits in your camera bag and that you can carry everywhere. You can attach it directly to your speedlight, and it also doubles as a reflector with both warm and cool light.
Sundisc is light and compact, and you can quickly fold it and pop it in your camera bag (even the small one). At the same time, it provides great lighting that you couldn’t achieve without a softbox. It allows you to change color temperature as well. You should unzip it, flip it, and zip again.
This foldable softbox folds and unfolds like a reflector, so it’s ready for shooting in seconds. There are similar solutions like this one, but it’s smaller in size and doesn’t provide two types of light. When it unfolds, it’s 60cm in diameter, and totally flat. You can push the speedlight into a pocket inside, and you’re ready to shoot.
The main idea of Sundisc is to deliver professional quality in a small and light package. Considering the versatility, ease of use and portability, this can indeed help you reduce the size of the gear you use on the set.
As for the price, you can get your Sundisc on Kickstarter for $47, or 2 pieces for $72. It ships anywhere in the world, and it’s expected to become available in September 2017. If you’d like to find out more and back the project, head over to their Kickstarter campaign and select your reward.