What is the FocusDiffuser?

What is the FocusDiffuser?

The MagBox 24'' Octa FocusDiffuser controls light like a grid, but also focuses light like a lens, all while keeping it super soft. Inside the FocusDiffuser, micro-structures alter the angle of light in a 40-degree beam angle, softly redirecting light forward and causing less spill.

The FocusDiffuser actually increases the effective light output of your light, just like a fresnel lens! Our popular MagBeam introduced spotlight-like control and light intensity in a small modifier, and now the FocusDiffuser gives you the same increase in effective light output potential in a larger modifier.

The FocusDiffuser is compatible with both our origional MagBox 24'' Octa AND our newer MagBox Pro 24 Octa, because we believe that forward/backward compatibility is king.

Better control of soft light

What MagMod’s MagGrid 2 is to bare speedlights, the FocusDiffuser is to softboxes. It limits spill to give you the control you need to work more efficiently and save time in post. Create beautiful soft light and place it exactly where you want it.

Easier than a fabric grid

With an old-style softbox, your options for controlling light were limited to a fragile fabric grid that attached with annoying, noisy Velcro. Lame-sauce! The FocusDiffuser attaches to our MagBoxes in one second—quickly, quietly and easily—because, ya know, magnets are awesome. And when you’re done with it, you can roll it up neatly and store it safely inside our Small MagBox Case.

It's THAT easy...

Up to 700% more light

When compared to traditional softboxes, the MagBox Pro with a FocusDiffuser is up to 2.8 stops brighter. It gives you the softness you’d expect with the control and precision of a grid, all while increasing the total light on your subject by up to 700% when compared to other competing softboxes.



The FocusDiffuser is no gimmick—the micro-structures focus light with beautiful softness, giving you a higher effective output to help you shoot in challenging situations with just speedlites!


To create the image above, Trevor Dayley used the MagBox 24'' Octa, the FocusDiffuser, and two AD200 speedlights.

As you can see in the behind-the-scenes shot, the model is standing in full, crazy bright Arizona summer midday sunlight. You can see her shadow cast on the wall behind her. The shadows of the tree branches, which end up in the final image, were also all created by the high angle of the sun.

Trevor used the FocusDiffuser and two AD200s on high power to cancel out the sun and put soft light on the model. It would have been impossible to make this image with portable flashes without the FocusDiffuser. He would have needed a studio strobe to overpower the sun.

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