The perfect blend of studio quality with the portability of an umbrella! The GoMo Box allows you to take studio-quality softness anywhere you go!
The 36” Octa is the flagship of our GoMo line of boxes. It’s great for individual portraits and groups alike, and the octagon shape creates pleasing catchlights in your subject’s eyes. It’s perfect for senior portraits, weddings, family portraits, headshots, children’s portraits, and more.
What makes the GoMo Box special?
Like many of you, I like the portability of an umbrella-style softbox, but I hate the cheap, flimsy construction of the “standard” umbrella boxes on the market. I asked myself, “Why can’t we have the quality, durable construction of a studio-style softbox combined with the ease and portability of an umbrella?” Well, now we can.
Designed for outside. Great for the studio as well.
The GoMo Box features a durable cordura outer layer with a tough, pebbled reflective inner layer – just like you will find on studio softboxes often costing hundreds of dollars more. But it’s what’s inside that really makes this box super cool. We’ve taken the umbrella concept and put it on a strict diet of steroids! From a thick center post to beefy umbrella spines to a protective cage for your barebulb strobes, the GoMo is one tough hombre. We’ve even added a special little detail: a cotter pin to secure your opened box so it won’t release and collapse when you jostle it around as you move your gear on location. It’s a small thing, but it shows the level of detail we’ve put into the GoMo. Then, we finish the GoMo off with an inner removable baffle and a recessed outer diffusion fabric that creates soft, non-specular, beautiful lighting. Each GoMo Box also comes with a removable honeycomb/eggcrate grid to help to create direct but soft lighting effects.
The color temperature on the entire GoMo line is just a bit cooler than many studio-only softboxes. On purpose. The GoMo series is designed to work better with open blue sky, shade, overcast and similar lighting, and because of that, you do not get a stark color temperature difference that you might see with a softbox that is rated at 5600k. We have found that rating your GoMo box at 6700K works well, but it depends on the color temperature of the ambient light, the mix with ambient light, the color temperature your strobe shoots at, your style, client skintones, and so on.
Popular Bowens Mount (plus other mount options)
The Bowens mount on the back is designed to work with any strobes that accept Bowens mount modifiers.In addition, your GoMo softbox can be converted to work with the Alien Bee/Einstein/Buff series of lights, as well as Elinchrom and Profoto. There is an extra charge for the new mount and service. The Buff and Elinchrom conversion is $20 and the Profoto conversion is $45 due to the more expensive mount. Add this request to your online order and we will send you an email with an invoice for the additional cost.
Use it everywhere.
While the GoMo was designed to be the perfect softbox for location work, we’re really shortchanging it by labeling it as a “location” box. It really can be the “do anything box” for your studio. Give it a whirl and you will see why!
How easy is it to set up? Let Gary Box show you!
- Size and configuration: 36” Octa
- Collapsed size: 26”L x 6”W
- Weight: 5lbs
- Accessories: Nylon drawstring bag included
The video below shows the 48" octa, but the construction and setup are identical. Just the size is different.