How to Mount a Rotalux Softbox?

In this simple video tutorial, Gnigami elucidates the belief that the sophisticated Rotalux light-shapers are rather difficult to set-up.


  • Place your softbox on the ground (speed-ring down), allowing the soft box to naturally open up.
  • Use the palm of your hand to press the tension rod down, whilst maintaining the locking ring to the ground.
  • Pinch the rounded ferrule and slide it into the locking ring housing. Repeat for all tension rods.
  • Place the soft box on the ground (speed-ring up) and twist light fixture into place.
  • Mount your fitted fixture onto the light stand.


  • Reverse the diffusion material process and place the softbox on the ground, facing down.
  • Remove light fixture from the speed ring.
  • Flip the softbox so that the interior is facing up, and place back on the ground.
  • Brace the locking ring with one hand, press down on the tension rods to release the tension at the ferrule housing on the locking ring.
  • Pinch ferrule and pull out while pressing down on the rod. Repeat for all tension rods.


  • ** Note that Rotalux carry case is not included and has to be bought separately

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