Founded by a DoP

Finest Lightshaping Gear since 2008 - 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.

Stefan Karle, Founder and CEO of DoPchoice

Memberships and Supporters of DoPchoice

Stefan Karle is also member of the BVK – the German Society of Cinematographers and DoPchoice also sponsors IMAGO – the European Federation of Cinematographers. The patent application for our Grids was funded by SIGNO and DoPchoice was kindly supported by EXIST – a program of the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi).

Ultra compatible SNAPBAG® Mounting

Our RABBIT-EARS® allow soft boxes to be mounted firmly in under three minutes. This new fastening system replaces the heavy and cumbersome speed ring standard for mounting DoPchoice’s SNAPBAG® soft boxes on lighting fixtures. They are available in five form-factors for Medium, 3’, 5’ or 7’ octagonal soft boxes.

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Re-design of the softbox

SNAPBAGS® 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.

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Revolutionary SNAPframes

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.

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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.

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