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

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Westcott Illuminator Collapsible Reflector - 42 Westcott Illuminator Collapsible Reflector - 42

You Pay: $49.90

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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 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

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

No 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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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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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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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!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • 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.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • 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 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.

                  • 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 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.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • 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

                            Share this review

                             
                            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.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • 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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                                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 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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