Founded by a DoP.

Developing for DoP needs.

Headquartered in Munich, Germany, DoPchoice has provided a fresh take on light refining accessories for the world’s top light fixtures since it’s founding in 2008 by Stefan Karle. The cinematographer/inventor has created and built lighting tools with more compact and lightweight designs, that are easier to use and faster to set-up—to meet the needs of gaffers, cinematographers and rental houses, worldwide.

Smartly engineered and meticulously sewn, Butterfly Grids feature the company’s hallmark instant set-up and work with most popular brands of lighting systems. They can be used to precisely direct the light with any softbox without sagging, in an area up to 20-ft x 20-ft.

DoPchoice’s proprietary Snap Technology, revolutionary self-tightening Snapframes and an innovative mounting system make a gaffer’s life easier by ensuring a taut fit when grids are used in a softbox or frame. Patented Snapgrids® utilize this technology for an all-in-one solution.

Snapbags® are a complete re-design of the softbox. They combine DoPchoice’s self-tightening solution with an instant snap-up softbox. No speed rings are needed, so less can go wrong. Tightening takes about 30 seconds. Patented Snapbags efficiently create soft light with no spill. They are designed for lighting an area up to 8ft by 8ft, and maximize the use of light without needing black flags to prevent spill. After work, all DoPchoice gear packs up in seconds.



Stefan Karle is member of the BVK – German Society of Cinematographers



DoPchoice is sponsor of the IMAGO – The European Federation of Cinematographers



The patent application for our Grids was funded by SIGNO.



DoPchoice was supported by exist
a program of the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi).


All rights reserved. (c) 2015

All prices are ex stock Munich excluded VAT. All specifications and prices are subject to change without prior notification.

US patent 8.014.654 + others pending
SNAPGRID®, SNAPBAG® and DoPchoice® are Trademarks of DoPchoice GmbH

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DoPchoice GmbH
Sitz: München

Registergericht: Amtsgericht München
Handelsregisternummer: HRB 176818
Geschäftsführer: Stefan Karle USt-Id Nr. DE 275882513



DoPchoice GmbH
Danklstr. 4 · 81371 München · Germany
Phone: +49 89 55261807 · Fax: +49 89 17927731