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Westcott Photo Basics Softbox - 36x48" (91x122cm)

B&H # WESBPB3648S Mfr # 788
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Product Highlights
  • Silver Interior

This is a Westcott Photo Basics Softbox. Its front diffuser measures 36 x 48" (91 x 122cm). It gathers, intensifies, and softens the light emitted from your flash head or monolight. A Speed Ring Adapter is required and must be purchased separately. Additionally - the front panel is removable.

Use this size for a three- four person portrait or a full-length portrait of one-two children.
Two heat vents keep internal temperature under control
Inner baffle adds diffusion.
Size 36 x 48" (91 x 122cm)
Shape Rectangle
Compatibility Flash
Removable Front Face Yes
Removable Interior Baffle Yes
Accepts Grids Not Specified by Manufacturer
Requires Speed Ring Not included
Westcott Photo Basics Softbox - 36x48" (91x122cm)
  • Inner Baffle
  • Carry Sack
  • One Year Manufacturer's Warranty
  • Note:Speed Ring Adapter not included

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    WestcottPhoto Basics Softbox - 36x48" (91x122cm)
     
    4.4

    (based on 16 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    87%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (11)
    • Attach securely (8)
    • Good color value (8)
    • Long-lasting (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors (13)
      • General purpose (9)
      • Low light (6)
      • Outdoors (6)
      • Outdoor events / games (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (14)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (12)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Softbox for Speedlight

      I use this in my home studio and the overall soft light that I can achieve is amazing! My SB-900 works wonderful and the manual control allows me to adjust the output for...Read complete review

      I use this in my home studio and the overall soft light that I can achieve is amazing! My SB-900 works wonderful and the manual control allows me to adjust the output for the shoot. I really love everything about this softbox including the easy of assembly. The plate attaches easily and the ring that holds it allows me to just leave the softbox on the ring or take it off. It's a bit stiff at first, but with use it holds up and is easier to get in and out of the ring. I recommend this for anyone that needs a good soft diffused light for portraits or even to take on location.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Good light, weak construction

      Fairly easy to set up, but I have never considered a softbox that difficult to put together. Before I purchased my first one the reviews had me scared to try one. I can...Read complete review

      Fairly easy to set up, but I have never considered a softbox that difficult to put together. Before I purchased my first one the reviews had me scared to try one. I can get this one ready in less than 5 minutes. That being said the corners on this softbox are very weak. During the third time I was putting this together one of the rods went through the fabric. I was not struggling to put it together. It just ripped under normal assembly. I ended up using a sewing machine and some scraps of strong denim to reinforce the corners. Since then it has worked very well.

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      3.0

      Big soft light source

      By adent

      from Greenwood, IN

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Color Value

      Cons

      • Flimsy
      • Weak

      Best Uses

      • Indoors
      • Portraits

      Comments about Westcott Photo Basics Softbox - 36x48" (91x122cm):

      Gives good light. Had to reinforce corners. One ripped out third time it was assembled. Wouldn't order unless you can use a sewing machine. Price is decent though.

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      • No

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      3.0

      Good light, weak construction

      By adent

      from Greenwood, IN

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Good even light

      Cons

      • Flimsy
      • Weak

      Best Uses

      • Indoors
      • Portraits

      Comments about Westcott Photo Basics Softbox - 36x48" (91x122cm):

      Fairly easy to set up, but I have never considered a softbox that difficult to put together. Before I purchased my first one the reviews had me scared to try one. I can get this one ready in less than 5 minutes. That being said the corners on this softbox are very weak. During the third time I was putting this together one of the rods went through the fabric. I was not struggling to put it together. It just ripped under normal assembly. I ended up using a sewing machine and some scraps of strong denim to reinforce the corners. Since then it has worked very well.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Good Basic softbox

      By Photo taking fool

      from Seattle, WA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attach Securely
      • Durable
      • Good Color Value
      • Long-Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Westcott Photo Basics Softbox - 36x48" (91x122cm):

        I'm using it as one of my softboxes for my travel kit for when I leave the studio. Nice basic softbox. A little hard putting it together when on site but I'm nit picking.

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        • No

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        3.0

        Good Value

        By Digital Photogrpaher

        from New York

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Color Value

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use

          Comments about Westcott Photo Basics Softbox - 36x48" (91x122cm):

          Excellent value for a basic softbox. It was a little difficult to assemble but once completed worked fine.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great Softbox

          By Len

          from Olympia, WA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to assemble
          • Nice construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors
            • Low Light

            Comments about Westcott Photo Basics Softbox - 36x48" (91x122cm):

            Just received the softbox and used it for one shoot so far. Construction is great with sewn ends for the rods. The diffuser does come off as does the inside diffuser so setup up is very easy. Don't forget to order speed ring.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Softbox for Speedlight

            By Noelle

            from Knoxville, TN

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attach Securely
            • Durable
            • Long-Lasting

            Cons

            • Stiff at first

            Best Uses

            • Indoors
            • Outdoors
            • Portraits

            Comments about Westcott Photo Basics Softbox - 36x48" (91x122cm):

            I use this in my home studio and the overall soft light that I can achieve is amazing! My SB-900 works wonderful and the manual control allows me to adjust the output for the shoot. I really love everything about this softbox including the easy of assembly. The plate attaches easily and the ring that holds it allows me to just leave the softbox on the ring or take it off. It's a bit stiff at first, but with use it holds up and is easier to get in and out of the ring. I recommend this for anyone that needs a good soft diffused light for portraits or even to take on location.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Good softbox for the money

            By TDub

            from San Antonio, TX

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Great Value

            Cons

            • Deep
            • Weak Rod Ends

            Best Uses

            • General Use

            Comments about Westcott Photo Basics Softbox - 36x48" (91x122cm):

            Overall, very pleased with the product. Great value for the money and nice, big soft light. Only gripe I had and why I docked one star was that the tips of the metal rod ends can crack off leaving a sharp tip that could damage the softbox when assembling it. Also the breathing flaps on the sides were creased over out of the box so they don't close completely and let some light out. Not a big deal.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Great Value - Nice Quality for Price

            By Barry D

            from Denver, CO

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Nice Lighting

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Studio

              Comments about Westcott Photo Basics Softbox - 36x48" (91x122cm):

              I am building a small studio and this softbox has upped my lighting quality in a big way. The softbox is bigger than i anticipated, but in my case the bigger the better. Easy to assemble although the directions are not the best you can figure it out yourself. Don't recommend as a "portable" softbox since it is so large and may be a hassle to break down and assemble on site.

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              4.0

              weak corners

              By CBT23Photo

              from Norwalk ca

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attach Securely
              • Durable
              • Good Color Value
              • Long-Lasting
              • Powerful

              Cons

              • Weak corners

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Westcott Photo Basics Softbox - 36x48" (91x122cm):

              buy some webbing and sew on the corners will last longer i recommend only if you are willing to fix the corners to be stronger

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              • No

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              5.0

              Light Shaping at a Great Price

              By cdilisio

              from San Jose, CA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy to set up
              • Good Color Value
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Indoors
                • Portraits

                Comments about Westcott Photo Basics Softbox - 36x48" (91x122cm):

                Purchased this soft box given the price. What the heck if it didn't work it was inexpensive. It is lightweight, but well made. What you would expect from Westcott. I've used it now numerous times its relatively easy to set up and take down. If you need a big soft box and don't want to spend $$$ get this its great!

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great quality - very reasonable price

                By [@]

                from Hartford, CT

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attach Securely
                • Durable
                • Good Color Value

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Indoors
                  • Low Light
                  • Outdoors

                  Comments about Westcott Photo Basics Softbox - 36x48" (91x122cm):

                  I use this softbox along with the 24x32 for my studio portrait work. I put them on my Speedotron flashes and have more than enough light for full body portraits. The 36x48 was easier to assemble than the smaller softbox and can be done by one person, although an extra set of hands can make the job go a bit faster.

                  I highly recommend this for anyone looking for a rugged yet reasonably priced softbox.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Has Removable Front Face

                  By Steve

                  from Colorado Springs, CO

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use
                    • Indoors

                    Comments about Westcott Photo Basics Softbox - 36x48" (91x122cm):

                    Great double diffused softbox at a great price. I think one of the main differences between this and some of the more expensive ones of this size is the amount of heat it can handle. The instructions that came with it say not to put a light over 500w in it. I'm using it with speedlights and it works great! Another thing worth noting is it has a removable fromt face. The B&H specifications say it does not, but it is attached by velcro and can be removed.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great, affordable softbox

                    By Judy to the Left

                    from Los Angeles, CA

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attach Securely
                    • Durable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Westcott Photo Basics Softbox - 36x48" (91x122cm):

                      Great soft lighting at an affordable price. Fairly easy to assemble and folds down to a size that makes it easy to travel with. Definitely surprised with the quality considering the low price.

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                      5.0

                      I will buy this produce again

                      By One eyed J

                      from Ontario, Canada

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attach Securely
                      • Durable
                      • Good Color Value
                      • Long-Lasting

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use
                        • Indoors
                        • Outdoors
                        • Special Events

                        Comments about Westcott Photo Basics Softbox - 36x48" (91x122cm):

                        I've used this softbox a few times now, and love it. It gives me the perfect soft light I've been looking for, for a long time now. I use alien bee lights and already had a speed ring and it worked flawlessly. I was pleasantly surprised that even though this is an inexpensive softbox it is a good solid durable product. I even have plans on ordering another one soon. I would definitely recommend this product for anyone looking for a good quality softbox at a great price.

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                        5.0

                        I would buy this product again!!!

                        By Photo Girl

                        from Missouri

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attach Securely
                        • Durable
                        • Good Color Value

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors
                          • Low Light
                          • Special Events
                          • Studio

                          Comments about Westcott Photo Basics Softbox - 36x48" (91x122cm):

                          I have been waiting to get a softbox. My main light had been an umbrella light so I was excited to get the softbox. It was everything I hoped it was going to be. The type of light it puts off is great.

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                          5.0

                          Great product

                          By Naiffer

                          from Delaware

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attach Securely
                          • Durable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors

                            Comments about Westcott Photo Basics Softbox - 36x48" (91x122cm):

                            I got this product to do full body portrait, it provides great soft light and great fall off on full body portraits.
                            The product es very well constructed, very steady rods system. Great acquisition for your light modifiers, remember it does not come with speedring

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