Sundisc is a softbox that is totally flat

May 8, 2017

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

Sundisc is a softbox that is totally flat

May 8, 2017

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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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.

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10 responses to “Sundisc is a softbox that is totally flat”

  1. Dean Avatar
    Dean

    …contrary to this ads hype, simple physics says you’ll never get a soft even light from this…

  2. Colbe Wells Avatar
    Colbe Wells

    Jason Thompson

  3. Paul Richards Avatar
    Paul Richards

    old news, these have been around for a while

  4. Mike Aubrey Avatar
    Mike Aubrey

    Seems like it’d produce a strange light spread.

  5. Andrew Sharpe Avatar
    Andrew Sharpe

    All of the below comments may be true, but I’ve been asking them some questions about the “softbox” in relation to auto flash modes and the potential for the optical sensors to be hidden, and they have been very responsive. So, I’d urge you to go to the page and ask away. The guy who’s been responding to me is named Vincent A. Palma. I do think they should be given a chance to show what they’ve come up with.

  6. AsianReaper Avatar
    AsianReaper

    Get with the times use radio triggers … troglodytes

    1. Andrew Sharpe Avatar
      Andrew Sharpe

      What a pleasant, constructive comment! Hope to hear more from you.

      1. AsianReaper Avatar
        AsianReaper

        What a passive aggressive non sequitor .

        No matter what, this is for amatures or shooters on a budget and radio triggers are cheap as chips.

        1. Andrew Sharpe Avatar
          Andrew Sharpe

          Of course, you are aware that a simple “cheap as chips” radio trigger doesn’t control exposure (the length of the time the flash stays lit), it only controls when the flash fires. Unless you are talking about TTL radio triggers, and then they are not “cheap as chips”. But I’m glad you aren’t on a budget; this site (diyphotography.net) would indicate that quite a few of us are.

          1. AsianReaper Avatar
            AsianReaper

            Well , I reckon the shooter should understand exposure and how to set his flash without using TTL . And sadly this site is the only photography site that shows up in my apple news feed .. though there are a few gems amount the poorly written articles and how to’s written by people who show poorly lit / composed shots . oh well ..