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Westcott Illuminator Collapsible Reflector - 42" Square - Silver/White

B&H # WEIR42SW Mfr # 1403
You Pay: $49.90

Compact, lightweight and convenient to carry.

When open, it's a flat square. No disassembly is required to close the reflector. It effortlessly folds to a small, hand-held circle one third of its original size.

High-carbon steel frame is riveted, to stand up to use.

Shape Rounded square
Size Open 42" (107cm)
Size Collapsed 1/3 of working size
Front Surface Silver
Back Surface White

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Westcott42" Silver/White Reflector
 
4.7

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (13)
  • Good color value (6)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Good power output (3)
  • Long-lasting (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Outdoors (7)
    • General purpose (6)
    • Indoors (3)
    • Portraits (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (8), Semi-pro photographer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (10)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Westcott Silver/White Reflector

    This is just the right size to take on location and outdoor shoots and adds a nice, even fill light with the white side. The silver side is a little more specular but also...Read complete review

    This is just the right size to take on location and outdoor shoots and adds a nice, even fill light with the white side. The silver side is a little more specular but also fills nicely.

    Overall it is well made, folds easily and fits nicely into its case for total portability. I'd typically use a larger reflector for fills in the studio but this could be useful in the studio as well.

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    good reflector

    Very bright reflective white side. Just enough texture on the silver side to reduce hot spots from imperfections. It does not lay flat like my round collapsible reflectors--warped shape affects the...Read complete review

    Very bright reflective white side. Just enough texture on the silver side to reduce hot spots from imperfections. It does not lay flat like my round collapsible reflectors--warped shape affects the reflection--especially on silver side. I like that you can lean the square shape against something without it rolling, but would prefer the consistency of a flat reflective surface. I would give it five stars if not for the warp. I checked another 42 inch Wescott out--same issue, though my 32 inch square Wescott does lay flat. (Leaving the 42 inch reflector unfolded overnight seems to flatten it, but storing it folded again restores the warped shape.)

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    5.0

    reflector

    By Jim

    from vermont

    Comments about Westcott 42" Silver/White Reflector:

    Great addition to my photography equipment. Very easy to use and carry with you.

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    3.0

    good reflector

    By Norm

    from Atlanta

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Color Value
    • Lightweight
    • Rounded Square Shape

    Cons

    • Slightly Warped
    • Warped Not Flat

    Best Uses

    • General Use

    Comments about Westcott 42" Silver/White Reflector:

    Very bright reflective white side. Just enough texture on the silver side to reduce hot spots from imperfections. It does not lay flat like my round collapsible reflectors--warped shape affects the reflection--especially on silver side. I like that you can lean the square shape against something without it rolling, but would prefer the consistency of a flat reflective surface. I would give it five stars if not for the warp. I checked another 42 inch Wescott out--same issue, though my 32 inch square Wescott does lay flat. (Leaving the 42 inch reflector unfolded overnight seems to flatten it, but storing it folded again restores the warped shape.)

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    4.0

    Great Soft Side Fill

    By Hardcore Harley

    from Arkansas

    About Me Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Film And Video

      Comments about Westcott 42" Silver/White Reflector:

      I'm moving more to using a bounce as a soft side fill on most of my film & video shoots. I purchased this particular reflector because I have a client who consistently requests a 42" reflector as a side fill. I like the folding reflectors because of ease of transport and storage in a smaller home studio. I have two other 30" Wescott bounces I purchased 10 years ago that are in regular service and they still look brand new.

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      5.0

      Good Investment!!!

      By Edjim

      from New York City

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Macro Photography
        • Portraits
        • Studio

        Comments about Westcott 42" Silver/White Reflector:

        Very good and adequate size. It is kind of a puzzle to put it back in the storage bag but what the hell.

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        5.0

        Very Good Quality

        By jlawr

        from Dallas, TX, USA

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

        • Bulky

        Best Uses

        • Macro Photography
        • Portraits
        • Studio

        Comments about Westcott 42" Silver/White Reflector:

        Super strong. Great soft reflectance. Worth the money

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Finally...

        By David E

        from Minneapolis

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Good Color Value
        • Lightweight
        • Powerful

        Cons

        • NONE

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Westcott 42" Silver/White Reflector:

        I've purchased many collapsible backgrounds, diffusers and reflectors and they're never completely flat when opened. I've always assumed I'd have to live this until now. This product is perfect for maximizing reflected light and works like a light-mirror on the silver side. Kudos!

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        • No

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        5.0

        Exactly what I needed

        By Jennifer

        from Atlanta

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Outdoors

          Comments about Westcott 42" Silver/White Reflector:

          This reflector is large, with silver on one side and white on the other. Its perfect for natural light photography.
          Its hard to figure out how to fold back. I resorted to a youtube video to figure it out, but after being told once, its easy to do.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Great Product

          By ggg

          from New York, NY

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Westcott 42" Silver/White Reflector:

                Reflector was used for my wife's photography business. Easy to open and close, did the job. Would recommend to others.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great Reflector

                By Bgbm from Clermont

                from Clermont,FL

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Westcott 42" Silver/White Reflector:

                    Works great,I am using it with the Westcott Td6 spider lights.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    5.0

                    Flatness is the key!

                    By Bouncer

                    from Virginia

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Good Color Value
                    • Long-Lasting

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Outdoors

                      Comments about Westcott 42" Silver/White Reflector:

                      When open, its flat. So the bounce is even, especially on the silver side where the refection is more noticeable. like the handle loop on the case and the reflector itself. Durable thick frame.

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                      5.0

                      Super solid

                      By mooreoth

                      from Los Angeles

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Long-Lasting

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Outdoors

                        Comments about Westcott 42" Silver/White Reflector:

                        Super solid piece of gear. Feels like it'll last a lifetime.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

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                        5.0

                        Happy with Reflector

                        By Rachel

                        from Naples FL

                        Verified Buyer

                        Comments about Westcott 42" Silver/White Reflector:

                        Easy to fold, not cumbersome, lightweight.

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                        5.0

                        Handy

                        By tm.photo

                        from Ozarks

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Good Color Value

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Westcott 42" Silver/White Reflector:

                            Gives great fill when I don't have the means to carry along my big Lastolite Skylite panel. Compact and easy to fold into its pouch. Super lightweight and seems durable enough.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Westcott Silver/White Reflector

                            By Bob

                            from New Hampshire

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Good Color Value

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • General Use
                              • Indoors
                              • Outdoors

                              Comments about Westcott 42" Silver/White Reflector:

                              This is just the right size to take on location and outdoor shoots and adds a nice, even fill light with the white side. The silver side is a little more specular but also fills nicely.

                              Overall it is well made, folds easily and fits nicely into its case for total portability. I'd typically use a larger reflector for fills in the studio but this could be useful in the studio as well.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Fantastic

                              By Winnie

                              from Old Greenwich, CT

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Indoors
                                • Low Light
                                • Outdoors
                                • Special Events

                                Comments about Westcott 42" Silver/White Reflector:

                                I lost my last reflector and just bought this one. I love the square over round because it will stay in place if propping against tripod or chair.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Very stable

                                By Ambient light is best

                                from N Virginia

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attach Securely
                                • Durable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • General Use
                                  • Outdoors

                                  Comments about Westcott 42" Silver/White Reflector:

                                  Nice medium size for my assistant. I always reach for ambient light reflectors before I grab any stobes. When opened its nice and tight. The steel frame is very thick so if you're using the silver side the reflection is even, since it gets flat. The white side is a little weak though, I wish it reflected a bit more. The silver side is fine. The cover is nice and compact. Good buy.

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                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  Good size

                                  By James Jau

                                  from Savannah, GA

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Comments about Westcott 42" Silver/White Reflector:

                                  Great size reflector. Great for location shoots. Small enough when collapse.

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                                  5.0

                                  Better than the rest

                                  By RenaeL

                                  from Sacramento CA

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Powerful

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • General Use

                                    Comments about Westcott 42" Silver/White Reflector:

                                    I have used many different brand reflectors and I really love this westcott one. Worth the extra couple bucks to buy this one!

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