This Octa puts out some super awesome light. This beat of an Octa lets you defuse the light three times before the light comes out. This bad boy comes with a deflector to soften the lightweight out of the gate. The Rotalux comes with an internal and external diffuser to soften then light even more to create a cloud like softness that would make the Snuggle bear jealous. If you want to create some beauty dish like lighting or direct and harsh this guy will make your dreams come true. Diffuse it once twice or third times a charm.
This guy came into my hands when I purchase a D-Lite 4 second hand. I was on Craigslist and happen to come across this package deal. It retails for about 1000 for two D-Lites but I got for $500.00. This guy works fine with the Elinchrom Quadra or ELB400 perfectly as long as you have the adapter. The D-Lite also comes with its own deflector and diffuser so you can soften it up more have some great direct strong directional light. The soft box comes with the EL speed ring and rods are designed to give good stability and quick assembly. It has a flush-front diffuser that measures 26 x 26" (66 x 66 cm).
This little guy is extremely quick to set up and teardown. I have the luxury of beautiful light anywhere I need it. What I love about this product is that it sets up much like an Alien Bee. You open it up push the ring to the stem that sits on the inside of this and bam your ready to go. This had been my go-to for my fitness shoots with my Elinchrom ELB400 I can move quickly and set up for another shot extremely quick. It gives me so much liberty to move from one station to the next. I plan on experimenting with other jobs very soon. I love testing my equipment to see what i can create.