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Westcott Mini Apollo Flash Kit - consists of: 16x16" (40x40cm) Mini Apollo Softbox, Shoe Mount and "L" Bracket

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You Pay: $89.90

The Westcott Mini Apollo Flash Kit adapts your shoe-mount flash, enabling it to light your subjects with soft, even light. It was designed for your flash unit while it is mounted to a light stand. This kit includes a 16 x 16" (40 x 40 cm) Mini-Apollo Softbox, Hot Shoe Mount with an umbrella Bracket and an L-Mounting Bracket. The Shoe Mount allows you to attach the flash to a standard lightstand.

If your flash is tall and touching the top of the Apollo with just using the Shoe Mount, the L-Mounting Bracket allows you to mount the flash lower within the Apollo.
The Mini-Apollo mounts just like a standard umbrella and the silver interior allows for maximum light output.
Size 16 x 16" (40 x 40 cm)
Shape Small square
Compatibility Flash only
Removable Front Face Yes
Removable Interior Baffle No
Accepts Grids No
Requires Speed Ring Not Applicable
Westcott Mini Apollo Flash Kit - consists of: 16x16" (40x40cm) Mini Apollo Softbox, Shoe Mount and "L" Bracket
  • Mini Apollo Softbox for Flash Only - 16x16" (40x40cm)
  • Shoe Mount (5015)
  • "L" Bracket (8519)
  • One Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    WestcottMini Apollo Flash Kit
     
    3.6

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    64%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Photography (3)
      • Portraits (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Professional (3), Pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (4)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Works as advertised!

      I mount my Nikon SB-600, with the light facing into the Apollo mini, and it delivers great soft light. I prefer to use this indoors rather than shooting through a white translucent...Read complete review

      I mount my Nikon SB-600, with the light facing into the Apollo mini, and it delivers great soft light. I prefer to use this indoors rather than shooting through a white translucent umbrella because you don't get light spilling out in all directions.

      I have not had any problems angling the softbox up or down, and have been able to turn the flash on / off without opening the diffusion material by simply pressing on the material over the flash power button.

      My only complaint is that the front diffusion material could have been a little larger to allow it to more snugly fit around the inside of the softbox structure.

      It would have been nice to have included a pounch of some sort to carry the softbox, L-bracket and light stand adapter.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Works but cumbersome

      The quality of the diffused light is nice but this thing is a pain to use. It is not designed well at all. It is a pain to set up and the screw system...Read complete review

      The quality of the diffused light is nice but this thing is a pain to use. It is not designed well at all. It is a pain to set up and the screw system it uses comes loose requiring you to re-adjust constantly. Also, If you set it up like the directions state with the flash bulb forward, you will not get much diffused light. The light is just too close to the white fabric. You must set it up so the flash bounces of the back of the softbox to get any diffusion. I really doubt Westcott put much effort into the design of this thing.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Nice softbox at a reasonable price

      By Mike

      from Portland, OR

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Artificial Lighting
        • Photography

        Comments about Westcott Mini Apollo Flash Kit:

        This softbox produces nice soft light - expecially if the flash is mounted facing the back of the box, allowing the light to reflect around inside before hitting the diffusor in the front. Setup is very quick and easy.

        The internal umbrella structure does have two slight drawbacks: (1) the center umbrella pole extends all the way out to the diffusor and casts a slight shadow; (2) the center pole prevents a flash from being mounted in the center of the box, and makes it somewhat difficult to use a larger flash (such as the Nikon SB-900).

        All in all, this softbox is a good deal for the price.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Not for use with Pocket Wizards

        By jkj

        from LA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Photography
          • Portraits

          Comments about Westcott Mini Apollo Flash Kit:

          Does a nice job with the light, but the included bracket is to short with Pocket Wizard Flex attatched.
          Big Rubber bands solved the problem

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          SIze does matter!!!

          By Lee Scott

          from Fleming Island, FL

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Easy Setup
          • Just what I needed
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Artificial Lighting
            • Photography
            • Portraits
            • Still photography Indor

            Comments about Westcott Mini Apollo Flash Kit:

            Use of the product to compliment the larger 20x20 set I gave. The more compact set is easier to setup and breakdown (not to mention) move around

            Awesome product

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Great product

            By Photo101

            from Detroit, MI

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Pros

            • Easy Setup
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Westcott Mini Apollo Flash Kit:

                Small and Compact. Easy to travel with.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Too delicate to be useful

                By Kathleen

                from Brooklyn NY

                About Me Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Not Durable

                Best Uses

                • Studio
                • Traveling

                Comments about Westcott Mini Apollo Flash Kit:

                The box was missing a part, had to return and get another.

                great: size, portability.

                not great: not a solid product, still having trouble assembling it. Not sure how long it will last in the field.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Works as advertised!

                By DDRG

                from Chandler, AZ

                About Me Semi-Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Great light

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Portraits
                  • Studio

                  Comments about Westcott Mini Apollo Flash Kit:

                  I mount my Nikon SB-600, with the light facing into the Apollo mini, and it delivers great soft light. I prefer to use this indoors rather than shooting through a white translucent umbrella because you don't get light spilling out in all directions.

                  I have not had any problems angling the softbox up or down, and have been able to turn the flash on / off without opening the diffusion material by simply pressing on the material over the flash power button.

                  My only complaint is that the front diffusion material could have been a little larger to allow it to more snugly fit around the inside of the softbox structure.

                  It would have been nice to have included a pounch of some sort to carry the softbox, L-bracket and light stand adapter.

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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Small but Useful?

                  By Plato

                  from Boston MA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Special Events

                    Comments about Westcott Mini Apollo Flash Kit:

                    Using a shoe flash off camera requires some skill.
                    Westcott has tried to make this process simple. A 'L' shaped barcket adapter arm is the heart of their solution. Where they have errored is in the fine points of the 1/4x20 " bolts. They can not be tightened strongly enough. Also the scalling down of a larger design has greatly reduced it's light value. So, do not buy what I bought, but buy their larger model

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                    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Simple and Inexpensive

                    By Troy

                    from Bluffton, OH

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Value
                    • High Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Westcott Mini Apollo Flash Kit:

                        Great softbox for small flashes. Sets up quick and doesn't tale up much space.

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                        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Easy to use...good value

                        By gary-c

                        from Canada

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attach Securely
                        • Good Color Value
                        • Long-Lasting

                        Cons

                        • None found yet

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use
                        • Indoors
                        • Outdoors

                        Comments about Westcott Mini Apollo Flash Kit:

                        Use it with my speedlight. Setup is quick.

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                        (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        Works but cumbersome

                        By Wacky D

                        from Ky

                        About Me Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Small lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • General Use

                          Comments about Westcott Mini Apollo Flash Kit:

                          The quality of the diffused light is nice but this thing is a pain to use. It is not designed well at all. It is a pain to set up and the screw system it uses comes loose requiring you to re-adjust constantly. Also, If you set it up like the directions state with the flash bulb forward, you will not get much diffused light. The light is just too close to the white fabric. You must set it up so the flash bounces of the back of the softbox to get any diffusion. I really doubt Westcott put much effort into the design of this thing.

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                          (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          2.0

                          Definitely a poor substitute

                          By Nev

                          from Greensboro, NC

                          About Me Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Lightweight
                          • Quality of light produced

                          Cons

                          • Awkward mount
                          • Flimsy
                          • Poor Construction

                          Best Uses

                          • Outdoors

                          Comments about Westcott Mini Apollo Flash Kit:

                          I intended to use this softbox as a catch light on location and am sorely disappointed. Construction is flimsy, mounting the flash is awkward, and once mounted, you have to unzip the closure to access flash controls. It is difficult to direct the light inside the box because of the way it has to be mounted. It is light weight, and the light produced is nice and soft, but it is difficult to control because of the aforementioned issues. Not something I would purchase again or recommend.

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