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

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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.

UPC: 817967014038
Shape Rounded square
Size Open 42" (107cm)
Size Collapsed 1/3 of working size
Front Surface Silver
Back Surface White
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 16.0 x 16.0 x 1.1"

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Westcott42" Silver/White Reflector
 
4.7

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (14)
  • Good color value (7)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Good power output (3)
  • Long-lasting (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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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4.0

Good quality & effective

By Teddy

from Ann Arbor, MI

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors
    • Outdoors
    • Portraits

    Comments about 42" Silver/White Reflector:

    This reflector appears to be well made and versatile. The square shape prevents it from rolling around when using it without assistance. My only small complaint is that it has a very slight 'warp' to it when open - though not enough to cause issues.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    5.0

    Great reflector

    By MikeH

    from NC

    Comments about 42" Silver/White Reflector:

    Very well made reflector.

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    4.0

    Amazing product!

    By Rosie

    from New Jersey

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Color Value
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Flimsy

    Best Uses

      Comments about 42" Silver/White Reflector:

      not only is it a great reflector it also works amazing for diffusing out the strong sun!
      overall a great product though it is a little flimsy...

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      5.0

      reflector

      By Jim

      from vermont

      Comments about 42" Silver/White Reflector:

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

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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 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 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 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 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 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 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

            Comments about 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.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • 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 42" Silver/White Reflector:

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

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                • 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 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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                  • No

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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 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 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 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.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • 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 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 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 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 42" Silver/White Reflector:

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

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