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Westcott Photo Basics Stripbox - 17x50" (43x127cm)

B&H # WESBPB1750S Mfr # 789
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Product Highlights
  • Silver Interior

This is a Westcott Photo Basics Stripbox. Its front diffuser measures 17 x 50" (43 x 127cm). 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 hair or edge-light.
Two heat vents keep internal temperature under control
Inner baffle adds diffusion.
Size 17 x 50" (43 x 127cm)
Shape Narrow Rectangle
Compatibility Flash
Removable Front Face Yes
Removable Interior Baffle Yes
Accepts Grids No
Requires Speed Ring Not included
Westcott Photo Basics Stripbox - 17x50" (43x127cm)
  • Inner Baffle
  • Carry Sack
  • One Year Manufacturer's Warranty
  • Note:Speed Ring Adapter not included

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    WestcottPhoto Basics Stripbox - 17x50" (43x127cm)
     
    3.9

    (based on 21 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    81%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Attach securely (12)
    • Durable (11)
    • Good color value (11)
    • Long-lasting (4)
    • Good price / value (3)

    Cons

    • Flimsy (3)

    Best Uses

    • Indoors (14)
    • General purpose (13)
    • Low light (5)
    • Outdoors (5)
    • Night time (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (9), Semi-pro photographer (9)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (11)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great box!

    Great little box for the price. It's no Chimera, but the build is about on par with Photoflex and I'm sure it'll last me a few years. It doesn't specify, but it does...Read complete review

    Great little box for the price. It's no Chimera, but the build is about on par with Photoflex and I'm sure it'll last me a few years. It doesn't specify, but it does accept grids. It fits on any standard speedring.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Don't waste your time

    You get what you pay for.

    Impossible to assemble without extra hands, and even then, once assembled the rods broke through the fabric, requiring gaffers tape to hold te thing...Read complete review

    You get what you pay for.

    Impossible to assemble without extra hands, and even then, once assembled the rods broke through the fabric, requiring gaffers tape to hold te thing together. Quality of light was okay, wouldn't really trust them to do anything too important though.

    I would pass on this and go with something a little more expensive (ie better) next time.

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    3.0

    painful

    By lhalcong

    from Miami, Florida

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Westcott Photo Basics Stripbox - 17x50" (43x127cm):

        in a word: Painful. You will need a lot of patience and dedication to mount and even more dismount this stripbox. It does not have the little velcro strips you can rip open to get the rods off. You got to manuever and bend to get them out. It made me upset and it takes precious time to do this. If that doesnt botther you, then nothing else wrong with it. Price is good and quality of light is Ok. it seems strong and resistent otherwise. I just dont recommend it based on the problem described above. Other than that, I would recomend it for the price.

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        2.0

        You get what you pay for.

        By Krokokid

        from Los Angeles

        About Me Pro Photographer

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          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Westcott Photo Basics Stripbox - 17x50" (43x127cm):

              You get what you pay for. The box is not easy to assemble. I use in with an Elinchrom light and the fabric barely makes it to the speedring. Once assembled the results with this soft box are ok.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Good 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

                Comments about Westcott Photo Basics Stripbox - 17x50" (43x127cm):

                This is used in my travel kit. It has good color and great defusion. does the job I need it to do with out any issues

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Nice Strip Box

                By Csick

                from Edison, NJ

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attach Securely
                • Durable
                • Good Color Value

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Full Length Portrait
                  • Indoors
                  • Low Light

                  Comments about Westcott Photo Basics Stripbox - 17x50" (43x127cm):

                  I use this strip box for full length portrait lighting. Gives off nice even light, easily assembled (as easy as any softbox), and does exactly what I bought it for. Good construction, Quality Materials.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Great Stripbox for the money

                  By Steve

                  from Madison, WI

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attach Securely

                  Cons

                  • Flimsy

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use

                  Comments about Westcott Photo Basics Stripbox - 17x50" (43x127cm):

                  Not durable if you are going to use it all the time but great light modifier if you are only using it sometimes, great value for the money!

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                  4.0

                  "No regrets for this purchase!"

                  By Bob

                  from Pittsburgh, PA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attach Securely
                  • Durable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors

                    Comments about Westcott Photo Basics Stripbox - 17x50" (43x127cm):

                    Works great with my White Lightnings. Produces an even, soft light.

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                    • No

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                    3.0

                    Great Value

                    By Digital Photographer

                    from New York

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Color Value

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use

                      Comments about Westcott Photo Basics Stripbox - 17x50" (43x127cm):

                      I used the product for full length photos

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                      • No

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                      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Requires a speedring to use

                      By Wheaton Wolf

                      from Chicago, IL

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attach Securely

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors

                        Comments about Westcott Photo Basics Stripbox - 17x50" (43x127cm):

                        I purchased one because of the incredible value, not realizing that as is it is completely useless without a speed ring, sold seperately. That bumped the total cost up into the range of the other softboxes that include them.

                        However, once equipped with the proper speed ring, setup was relatively easy, taking about 15 minutes each, and the output was very nice.

                        I am using two of these to light a green backdrop for live chromakey photos, and these are just the ticket.

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                        • No

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                        2.0

                        Good enough.

                        By John

                        from Oslo, Norway

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attach Securely
                        • Durable
                        • Long-Lasting

                        Cons

                        • Flimsy
                        • Way too heavy

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors
                        • Studio use

                        Comments about Westcott Photo Basics Stripbox - 17x50" (43x127cm):

                        A little flimsy, and does not hold shape around the edges very well. The rods are rather thick and the canvas is also very thick. All this combined with the heavy speed ring makes it rather heavy on my Elinchrom D-Lite. Wish they made these a lot lighter, as the current weight is making me nervous for breaking my strobes off at the clamp base. However the light from these are very good. And the boxes are quite deep making light easy to control.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        PERFECT SHAPE

                        By Truman D

                        from Ecuador

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Powerful

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Westcott Photo Basics Stripbox - 17x50" (43x127cm):

                          The best soft light indoors - outdoors, easy to use.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes

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                          3.0

                          good choice

                          By Bircak

                          from São Paulo, SP

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attach Securely
                          • Solid

                          Cons

                          • Not too easy to handle

                          Best Uses

                          • General Use
                          • Indoors
                          • Low Light

                          Comments about Westcott Photo Basics Stripbox - 17x50" (43x127cm):

                          Nice material, but i had problems with the sewing.
                          Great results with my Elinchrom.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          "Good Light, good product !"

                          By Luiz Berenguer

                          from São Paulo, Brasil

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Good Color Value

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • General Use
                            • Indoors
                            • Outdoors

                            Comments about Westcott Photo Basics Stripbox - 17x50" (43x127cm):

                            Great light for portraits. Difuse light.

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                            5.0

                            Stripbox and 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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • General Use
                              • Indoors
                              • Portraits

                              Comments about Westcott Photo Basics Stripbox - 17x50" (43x127cm):

                              Wonderful price and good build quality. Westcott is a great company with quality products. Its easy to set-up and take-down. Produces good light quality using my Lumedynes. Great for hair-light, side-light use.

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                              • No

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                              1.0

                              Don't waste your time

                              By Spencer H.

                              from Colorado

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Cheap

                              Cons

                              • Flimsy

                              Best Uses

                              • General Use

                              Comments about Westcott Photo Basics Stripbox - 17x50" (43x127cm):

                              You get what you pay for.

                              Impossible to assemble without extra hands, and even then, once assembled the rods broke through the fabric, requiring gaffers tape to hold te thing together. Quality of light was okay, wouldn't really trust them to do anything too important though.

                              I would pass on this and go with something a little more expensive (ie better) next time.

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                              • No

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Good Softbox

                              By photogal

                              from Colorado Springs, CO

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Great Size
                              • inexpensive

                              Cons

                              • Doesn't attach securly

                              Best Uses

                              • Fill light
                              • General Use
                              • Hair light

                              Comments about Westcott Photo Basics Stripbox - 17x50" (43x127cm):

                              This is a nice narrow softbox that we use as a hair light. It's the perfect size for that or for a fill light. The size is great. The top for the box doesn't velcro as nicely together onto the light head as do other Wescott boxes (seems a little small for the head we use it on) but works okay.

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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              A good box for the money!

                              By Jason

                              from Dallas, TX

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • General Use

                                Comments about Westcott Photo Basics Stripbox - 17x50" (43x127cm):

                                Don't expect this softbox to be like the other brands at three and four times the price. If you are wanting the best, you'll need to pay for it. However, at the dirt-cheap price you can buy these for, they definitely give you a great value! They appear to be durable, and they work well in the studio.

                                The light quality is good. I haven't given them a critical test yet, but they definitely work well for side lighting people on a dark background. This stripbox would still be a good deal at twice the price.

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                                5.0

                                Great product for the price!

                                By Aggiecowboy24

                                from San Antonio, TX

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Affordable
                                • Attach Securely
                                • Good Color Value
                                • Quick Assembly

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Indoors

                                  Comments about Westcott Photo Basics Stripbox - 17x50" (43x127cm):

                                  I own a newly started photography company and as many of you know it isn't cheap but products like this one allow me to be more versatile and just as imaginative as the big companies. It is the right size for horizon backdrop lighting as well as for large family and stand-up portraits. It offers the right ammount of light dispersion for soft lighting and the price is amazing considering similar products are more than $100. The only drawback is that there are no real intructions for assembly or care but if you email the company they will give you the info. I had a smaller softbox of the same brand that the pole ripped through because I put it in backwards. Overall this is definitely a top pick for anyone not quite ready to drop $200 on a stripbox.

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                                  4.0

                                  Good For The Price

                                  By Rolyphot

                                  from Miami Florida

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attach Securely
                                  • Good Color Value
                                  • Good price value

                                  Cons

                                  • Difficult To Ensenble
                                  • No Instructions

                                  Best Uses

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

                                  Comments about Westcott Photo Basics Stripbox - 17x50" (43x127cm):

                                  Very nice and it performs what is suppose to. Difficult to ensemble and no instructions provided, other than that, good for the money paid

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                                  4.0

                                  Works as advertised

                                  By Minhestrone

                                  from Southern California

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attach Securely
                                  • Durable
                                  • Good Color Value

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • General Use
                                    • Indoors

                                    Comments about Westcott Photo Basics Stripbox - 17x50" (43x127cm):

                                    I am still a beginner when it comes to studio lighting so I don't think I can give the very best review but I will try. I specialize in landscapes, portraits and weddings.

                                    Assembly was somewhat difficult, it took me 20mins. BUT that's because I had a hard time with my speed ring and bending the rods in place.

                                    Actual functionality:

                                    I am using the Profoto Acute 2 1200 and attached to those heads the lighting is soft, accurate and gives a nice catch light.

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                                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Rim Light

                                    By Len

                                    from Chester, NY

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attach Securely
                                    • Good Color Value

                                    Cons

                                    • NONE

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Child Portraiture
                                    • Indoors

                                    Comments about Westcott Photo Basics Stripbox - 17x50" (43x127cm):

                                    Great soft box for rim light and/or key light for small children.

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