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Westcott Rapid Box 2 Light Kit with Deflector Plate

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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
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You Pay: $399.90

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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 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (14)
  • Durable (10)
  • Attaches securely (9)
  • Good color value (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Portraits (13)
    • Indoors (12)
    • Outdoors (11)
    • General purpose (10)
    • Outdoor events / games (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (5), Photo enthusiast (4), Semi-pro photographer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (15)

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    5.0

    I'm very impressed!

    By Gary

    from Willamette Valley, Oregon

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Durable
    • Easy setup
    • Lightweight
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • none found

    Best Uses

    • Indoors
    • Outdoors
    • Portraits

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

    I was using an older soft-box for my portrait photography, and saw a review on the Rapid Box 2 Light Kit. I broke down and spent the money to purchase this equipment... and I'm so glad I did!

    Easy and quick setup, awesome light (especially with the deflector plate that came with this kit), and the carrying case is padded and cary's everything (including the light stands).

    This is a no brainer. Get it!

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    5.0

    Wow... am I impressed!

    By gt-photog@

    from Willamette Valley, Oregon

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors
      • Outdoors
      • Portraits

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

      Just received my Westcott Rapid Box 2 Light Kit today. I couldn't believe the build quality, and how easy it is to put everything together. The padded carrying bag holds everything (including the light stands), with velcro belts to hold each separate light bag, so nothing moves around. I also found a sticker on the "Beauty Dish Defector", that shows you which side goes towards the speedlight. Can't wait to test everything out on a photo shoot.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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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