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Westcott Rapid Box 2 Light Kit with Deflector Plate

B&H # WE2036 Mfr # 2036
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Price: $454.57
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Offer ends: DEC 31 '14

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Product Highlights
  • 26" Rapid Box Octa
  • 10 x 24" Rapid Box Strip
  • 2x 8' Light Stands
  • Beauty Dish Deflector Plate
  • Gear Bag

The Rapid Box 2 Light Kit with Deflector Plate from Westcott is a wise choice for everything from products to portraiture. The kit contains a 26" Rapid Box Octa, 10 x 24" Rapid Box Strip, Beauty Dish Deflector Plate, two 8' light stands and a gear bag.

The 26" Rapid Box Octa lives up to its name by providing a soft quality of light for your shoe-mount flash while setting up and breaking down in a fraction of the time as most competitors. The box comes complete with a tilting 5/8" receiver stand mount/shoe mount/speed ring combo that disengages quickly from the box allowing it to close like an umbrella. The included deflector allows you to take the inner and front diffusers off and use the Octa like an open face beauty dish.

The 10 x 24" narrow, rectangular 10 x 24" Rapid Box Strip lends itself to use as a hairlight, backlight or rim light to separate the subject from the background. The long shape also creates elegant highlights on glassware and other reflective objects. The box comes complete with a tilting 5/8" receiver. The kit is rounded out by two 8' light stands and a gear bag to hold it all.

For complete specs on the items included in this kit please click on the links below:

26" Octa Softbox
10x24" Rapid Box Strip
Deflector Plate for Rapid Box
8' Light Stand

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WestcottRapid Box 2 Light Kit with Deflector Plate
 
4.9

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (12)
  • Durable (8)
  • Attaches securely (7)
  • Good color value (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Portraits (11)
    • General purpose (10)
    • Indoors (10)
    • Outdoors (9)
    • Outdoor events / games (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (5), Photo enthusiast (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (13)

    Reviewed by 14 customers

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    4.0

    Nice Kit; Minor Quality Control Issues

    By Brian

    from Seattle

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Westcott Rapid Box 2 Light Kit with Deflector Plate:

          Functionally, I think this is a pretty good kit, but I have only used it once so far, so my experience with it is not vast. But the first set of portrait photos came out very nicely, and I assume they will only get better as I gain some more familiarity with how best to use these softboxes. The set up is pretty easy and fast, but no instructions were included so I needed to go to the Westcott website to figure some things out. As far as I can tell, there are no set up instructions for this kit per se. (Deduct 1 point.) One of the softboxes had not been correctly assembled and it was askew on the mounting ring. (Deduct 1 point) Westcott support was very responsive, however, and after I sent them photos of the problem, they told me how I could quickly and easily fix the problem (Add 1 point). Lastly, one of the flash mounts arrived with a broken retaining screw. (Deduct 1 point) I am asking Westcott to send a replacement screw. Notwithstanding these minor glitches, I am pretty convinced that this purchase was very good value for the money.

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          5.0

          Easy set up & great quality!

          By casie24msu

          from sc

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Securely
          • Durable
          • Good Color Value
          • Lightweight
          • Long-Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Indoors
            • Low Light
            • Night Time
            • Outdoors
            • Portraits
            • Special Events

            Comments about Westcott Rapid Box 2 Light Kit with Deflector Plate:

            on location portraits
            easy and quick to set up/take down
            great quality

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            5.0

            Shoot better portraits

            By telefoto

            from Nashville, TN

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Securely
            • Durable
            • Lightweight
            • Portable
            • Well-made

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Indoors
              • Low Light
              • Portraits
              • Special Events

              Comments about Westcott Rapid Box 2 Light Kit with Deflector Plate:

              This is a handy, self-contained kit for producing more flattering, softer light for portraits with your speedlights. The Rapid Box Octa makes a very nice, soft main light and with the deflector makes a nice beauty dish.
              The Strip box gives a nice fill, rim, hair light and can also be used with the deflector. It all fits into one handy package with 2 light stands and 2 umbrella-style brackets.

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              5.0

              Happy Aussie Customer

              By Rod

              from Grovedale, Victoria, Australia.

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Indoors
                • Outdoors
                • Portraits
                • Special Events

                Comments about Westcott Rapid Box 2 Light Kit with Deflector Plate:

                Being a keen enthusiast finding a quality product to use like these Rapid Box 2 Light Kit with Deflector Plate by Westcott at price worth paying was exceptional they are well made and setup up is super fast I am so happy with them and the prompt reliable service from B&H into the bargain just made the whole experience of buying gear from outside the U.S.a real pleasure.

                I surely will buy products from them again. Well done.

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                5.0

                Compact Location Lighting

                By Rollo

                from Naples, FL

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Lightweight
                • Quick Setup

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors
                  • Outdoors
                  • Portraits
                  • Special Events

                  Comments about Westcott Rapid Box 2 Light Kit with Deflector Plate:

                  I use my Pocket Wizard setup with this kit. Quick setup. Great for portraits on location. lightweight and compact. Breaking down doesn't get much easier. And it fits easily back into the provided carrying case.

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                  5.0

                  Nothing but good things to say

                  By Marcus Edwards Photo

                  from Loveland, CO

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Securely
                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use
                    • Indoors
                    • Outdoors
                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Westcott Rapid Box 2 Light Kit with Deflector Plate:

                    I am a photographer that specializes in editorial, commercial, and wedding photojournalism. I work on location and typically I'm there to capture my clients work, working, or getting married. Time and space is typically limited.

                    Speedlites are a must for my line of work. I need something quick, small, and dependable.

                    These soft boxes are ideal for my line of work. I'm able to get in, set up very quickly, take up minimal space, and get the lighting dialed in for the shots I need.

                    PROS;
                    Very quick to setup
                    Quality material and construction
                    Lightweight
                    Produces beautiful light
                    Breaks down quickly

                    CONS:
                    None for me.

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                    5.0

                    Love these! Makes lighting on the go FUN

                    By Vibrant83

                    from New Jersey

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attaches Securely
                    • Durable
                    • Lightweight
                    • Powerful

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Night Time
                      • Outdoors
                      • Portraits
                      • Special Events

                      Comments about Westcott Rapid Box 2 Light Kit with Deflector Plate:

                      Setup for this set is quick and easy. Great portable lighting equipment for shoots, weddings, etc. I was skeptical using my SB600 with this set but they magnify light! LOVE them!! I also really love the packaging! The carry case is perfect!!

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                      4.0

                      Well designed

                      By greenguy

                      from NW Arkansas

                      About Me Photography Student

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good case
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use
                        • Outdoors

                        Comments about Westcott Rapid Box 2 Light Kit with Deflector Plate:

                        Quick to set up and works well.
                        Nice size for outdoor quick setups.

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                        5.0

                        Great Portable Portrait Studio Setup

                        By Marcus

                        from Wisconsin

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attaches Securely
                        • Durable
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • General Use
                          • Indoors
                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Westcott Rapid Box 2 Light Kit with Deflector Plate:

                          Nice build quality and quick and easy to setup. Makes a great addition to a Speedlight system.

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                          5.0

                          Great to go

                          By edbone

                          from Blue Bell, Pa

                          Comments about Westcott Rapid Box 2 Light Kit with Deflector Plate:

                          This set up works great with Nikon sb 800 and sb 900 flash heads with pocket wizard mini and tt5 can be set up and broken down in seconds. Great for portraits when time is short, nice even lighting! Good for shooting product layouts too not a lot of space needed! Very portable

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                          5.0

                          Light Weight Light Kit is a Heavyweight

                          By JJJJ

                          from Cranston, RI

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Good Color Value
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • General Use
                            • Indoors
                            • Outdoors
                            • Portraits

                            Comments about Westcott Rapid Box 2 Light Kit with Deflector Plate:

                            I was totally impressed how light weight and portable this kit was. It assembles and breaks down in a jiffy and allows you to take great photos on location without having to cart heavy strobes and cumbersome soft boxes.

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                            5.0

                            Great Location Light Kit

                            By Wmkphoto

                            from Greater Chicago land suburbs

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attaches Securely
                            • Beautiful Light
                            • Lightweight
                            • Portable
                            • Value

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • General Use
                              • Indoors
                              • Locations
                              • Outdoors
                              • Portraits
                              • Special Events
                              • Wedding

                              Comments about Westcott Rapid Box 2 Light Kit with Deflector Plate:

                              I gave this 5 stars cause I can't give 4.5 stars. This system is a well put together piece of kit. The stands are average but work very well with the 26" octa and small strip box. The 26" Octa provides an unbelievable soft even light when used with the middle deflector and outside diffuser. I can't say enough about it. I have not used it in any other way - so I can't say how it is but i'm thinking sort of like a portable beauty dish without the diffuser cover. The bracket is genius and works and carries well. The little strip box is perfect for a hair light, or a slick paramount lighting set up and of course for a 2 light portrait shot.
                              I wish the middle deflector stored while attached which is why it gets 4.5 stars. Speaking of the case....each softbox comes in a nice easy to carry case but they all fit inside the larger carry-all which zips up nice and holds both softboxes and the stands. All in all a great set up for on the go shooters who want that soft even light that blends so well with a nice ambient.

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                              5.0

                              Portable & Beautiful Light

                              By JJJJ

                              from Cranston, RI

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Good Color Value
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Indoors
                                • Portraits

                                Comments about Westcott Rapid Box 2 Light Kit with Deflector Plate:

                                Everything fits in one bag. It's easy to carry and lightweight. The faceplate in one of the lights disperses the light evenly throughout the soft box. A great alternative to carrying studio strobes and modifiers.

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                                5.0

                                Nice Speedlite kit!

                                By Steve in DFW

                                from Fort Worth,TX

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attaches Securely
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • General Use
                                  • Indoors
                                  • Outdoors
                                  • Portraits

                                  Comments about Westcott Rapid Box 2 Light Kit with Deflector Plate:

                                  It comes all ready to go. Case,2 Stands, all hardware and of course the 2 modifiers.
                                  The stands are decent and will hold the softboxes, i would not try to load up more than that. I found the stands to be a little sticky to open and close, but i guess you have to "break them in" a bit to smooth it out.
                                  I used it on a portrait shoot and it worked great. like i said grab and go is what this is for and the case is very nice and holds it all and you can put in extra clips and such.

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