This softbox simply unfolds for an easy and quick setup. There are no rods. This 20x20" softbox is designed to be used with almost any speedlite, greatly improving the quality of the light and thus the picture. The mounting hardware is fully adjustable allowing the flash to mount with the head inside the softbox giving maximum use of the softbox. An included cowl attaches to the softbox via hook and loop fasteners and a drawstring to help prevent light from escaping out the back. The design of the mounting braket allows full verticle tilting of the softbox for maximum creative control. There is also an optional extension pole (RS-3110) so an assistant can handhold the unit instead of mounting it to a stand.