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Westcott Speedlight Kit

B&H # WESLKY Mfr # 2201
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You Pay: $129.90
Product Highlights
  • Mini and Micro Apollo Softboxes
  • L-Bracket and Shoe Mount, Stand

The Westcott Speedlight Kit expands the use of your shoe mount flash. It consists of the Mini Apollo 16 x 16" (40 x 40cm), Micro Apollo 5 x 8" (13 x 20cm) on-camera softboxes, an "L" Bracket with flash shoe, and an 8' (2.4 m) light stand.

Micro Apollo

The Micro Apollo light modifier eliminates red-eye, brightens colors and softens harsh light from flash. The lightweight frame also functions as a gel holder. It is easy to install and remove and tucks away into a corner of a camera bag.

Mini Apollo

A larger version of the Micro, it requires the use of the "L" Bracket.

Note:Not compatible with Minolta/Sony flash shoes

Size Mini Apollo Face: 16 x 16" (40 x 40cm)
Micro Apollo Face: 5 x 8" (13 x 20cm)
Shape Mini Apollo Face: Square
Micro Apollo Face: Small Rectangle
Compatibility On-Camera flash
Removable Front Face No
Removable Interior Baffle No
Accepts Grids No
Requires Speed Ring Not Applicable

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WestcottSpeedlight Kit
 
3.5

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

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  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

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  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General purpose (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (4), Pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (4)

    Reviewed by 8 customers

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    5.0

    Great started kit!

    By Kaoss Studios

    from Sarnia, Ontario

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Lightweight
    • Sturdy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portraits

      Comments about Westcott Speedlight Kit:

      This is a great starter kit. The soft box 'mini appolo' is a little small but as done its job during indoor studio shoots and outdoor as well.

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      • No

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      4.0

      I would buy this again!

      By Mark

      from Orlando area, FL

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

      • L brcket to short wFlex

      Best Uses

      • Photography
      • Strobe Lighting
      • Weddings

      Comments about Westcott Speedlight Kit:

      I bought this to use with my 580EX II speedlight. I use in TTL mode with Pocketwizard Flex TT5 system. The enclosed L bracket to hold the 580ex II was too short with the Flex attached. After calling Westcott, (Great response and help) I bought a steal rod and created a new L bracket that was about an inch longer and it works great. So I have a lite weight softbox for my speedlight that will utilize TTL with my canon system!Great for weddings, etc. Very happy with results. I would rate 5 stars if Westcott would include a longer L bracket for this purpose.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Not real excited

      By Fotosuper star

      from Memphis tn

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Not easy to setup

        Best Uses

        • None

        Comments about Westcott Speedlight Kit:

        I got the kit when I should have only gotten the micro apollo I LOVE IT however the MINI APOLLO does not work with the sb800 flash you can not fit it under the bracket.. so I am having to try and find another way to utiliize it
        I dont know why they make the bracket so short..
        is alot of headache trying to figure it out so i do NOT RECOMMEND THE MINI APOLLO KIT

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        4.0

        Its a great tool for speedlights

        By Kenneth CMP

        from Columbia, SC

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Short Lifespan

        Best Uses

        • Photography
        • Portraits

        Comments about Westcott Speedlight Kit:

        I use it with my various speedlights (SB 600, 800, & 900) and it works great. It softens of the light far better than that diffuser and controls it better than a umbrella. I dont think that it will hold up with harsh use, but for a [$] its well worth it.

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        4.0

        Great kit for portraits

        By jordan

        from kansas city

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Good Color Value
        • Powerful

        Cons

        • Poor design of attachment

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Indoors
        • Low Light

        Comments about Westcott Speedlight Kit:

        I use this mostly for portraits and occasional product shoots and have found it to be a very versatile and useful kit. Setup is simple and fast, however there are a few small hardware elements I dislike such as the softbox attachment arm from the hot shoe stand mount. It is a bit loose and is continually loosening the piece that holds it in. The softbox always stays on the stand but the design seems to be lacking in that area. I also dislike the attachment of the micro apollo softbox to my speedlight. It's attached via velcro strips placed on the sides of the speedlight and given only one square centimeter of velcro surface, it tends to be loosely mounted on the flash unit and gives the feeling that it may fall off at any time however, the results produced by the softbox are excellent.

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        (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Not for me

        By crazymamala

        from Boulder

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Flimsy
          • Weak

          Best Uses

            Comments about Westcott Speedlight Kit:

            I don't really care for this softbox. The flash (I use a 580 EX II) is encased inside the box and relies on light deflected off the subject to trigger it. I would rather have the flash outside the box so that it can be triggered directly from my master flash. Also, the mount for the flash does not secure the flash securely.

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            3.0

            It's ok.

            By oldwolf

            from colorado springs, co

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Low Cost

            Cons

            • Too Focused

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Low Light
            • Night Time

            Comments about Westcott Speedlight Kit:

            The flash doesn't sit far enough away from the front of the soft box and you can't turn it around to bounce it off the inside.

            I think the other softboxes where the flash sits at the back of the box or is fed through the back of the box will give you a more diffuse, softer light.

            Overall it's not a bad portable softbox.

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            (2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            The Westcott Speedlight Kit is a bargin

            By camerainhand

            from Anderson,S.C.

            About Me Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Flimsy

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Special Events

              Comments about Westcott Speedlight Kit:

              It is light weight and easy to set up.

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