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Westcott Micro Apollo Softbox - 5 x 8" (13 x 20cm)

You Pay: $29.90
Product Highlights
  • For On-Camera Flashes

The Westcott 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.

Superior Construction
The Westcott Mirco Apollo has translucent material constructed of ripstop nylon, instead of plastic which easily rips and shortens the lifespan of the product.
Superior Light Gathering
The Westcott Micro Apollo has a highly-reflective silver surface upon the inner surfaces of the side panels to maximize your flash's power.
Size 5 x 8" (13 x 20 cm)
Shape Extra small rectangle
Compatibility On-camera shoe, or handle-mount flash
Removable Face No
Removable Baffle No
Accepts Grids No
Requires Speed Ring Not Applicable
Westcott Micro Apollo Softbox - 5 x 8" (13 x 20cm)
  • Collapsible Frame
  • Piece Hook Tape
  • Diffuser
  • One Year Manufacturer's Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    WestcottMicro Apollo Softbox - 5 x 8" (13 x 20cm)
     
    4.2

    (based on 83 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (39)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (30)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (3)

    92%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Attach securely (30)
    • Durable (29)
    • Easy to setup (24)
    • Good color value (14)
    • Efficient (13)

    Cons

    • Flimsy (4)

    Best Uses

    • Indoors (35)
    • General purpose (32)
    • Outdoor events / games (31)
    • Low light (27)
    • Outdoors (20)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (25), Experienced (17), Photo enthusiast (16), Professional (5), Pro photographer (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (16)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Use it all the time with SB-900

    Did not like this on the SB-600 due to the small size of the flash. With the SB-900 this softbox is excellent. Direct flash no problem (I leave the Nikon diffuser...Read complete review

    Did not like this on the SB-600 due to the small size of the flash. With the SB-900 this softbox is excellent. Direct flash no problem (I leave the Nikon diffuser on) and really softens bounce flash for wide shots.

    Folds completely flat goes everywhere. I used it in the delivery room when my last son was born. Great results. This will definitely go with me wherever I travel. Fits perfectly in those outer bag pockets that you never quite know what to put in them.

    I mount using a Honl speedstrap around the speedlight. The assembly will move around if you push on it but it has never fallen off on me. Make the metal mounting tabs a little bigger (to accommodate a larger patch of velcro) and this is 5 stars.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Don't bother on a Nikon SB-800 or SB-900

    I'm sure this works well from a lighting point of view but you will never get the chance since it won't mount properly. Here' why...
    The velcro mounts on the softbox are...Read complete review

    I'm sure this works well from a lighting point of view but you will never get the chance since it won't mount properly. Here' why...
    The velcro mounts on the softbox are planer but the sides of the speedflashes are angled. If "<" represents the angled sides of the flash (exaggerated, of course) and "|" represents the planar surface of one of the two metal tabs with preinstalled velcro, you can see that there will be only one linear flimsy velcro connection on either side of the speedflash...
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    The softbox sags under its own weight. I've chosen to keep the softbox with plans to design a better mount.

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    5.0

    Nice accessory

    By TedB

    from Columbus, OH

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy Setup

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Macro

      Comments about Westcott Micro Apollo Softbox - 5 x 8" (13 x 20cm):

      Bought this for macro flash work. Didn't notice tremendous difference from Sto-Fen, Gary Fong modifiers that I already own. Needed to attach velcro strips (included) to flash unit. Make sure you position velcro back from front of flash enough to allow Sto-Fen to still fit.

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      3.0

      Could Be Better

      By TvFilmaker

      from Chicago

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Low Cost

      Cons

      • No Egg Crate
      • No Heat Vents
      • No Removable Diffuser
      • Only One Density Diffuser

      Best Uses

      • Professional Camera Aks

      Comments about Westcott Micro Apollo Softbox - 5 x 8" (13 x 20cm):

      I use this with a TorchLED on-camera light, which has a hard quality without the light modifier, so this item is a 'must have'. The problems with this item is the single built in diffuser (heavy/thick) and no egg-crate. Certainly it would be a bit more expensive to add these items, but if the single built-in diffuser gets soiled, the entire item is useless. The lack of an egg-crate leaves the unit with only on mode, wide. The unit could also use air vents to prevent heat build up.

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      5.0

      Good Light Diffusor

      By David Marano

      from Huntington Beach, CA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy Setup
      • Efficient

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events

        Comments about Westcott Micro Apollo Softbox - 5 x 8" (13 x 20cm):

        I use the softbox for weddings on my Canon 430 ex II. It gives off great lighting. I'm very happy with the results.

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        5.0

        Good addition for Switronix Torch LED

        By Lumen

        from Atlanta GA

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy Setup
        • Light weight
        • Packs Into Small Space
        • Softens Nicely

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Westcott Micro Apollo Softbox - 5 x 8" (13 x 20cm):

            Mounts easily to Switronix Torch LED. Makes it a very soft light. It does cut output by a large amount. Wish it had interchangeable fronts with less dense diffusion.

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            5.0

            Nice softbox

            By PJP

            from New York, NY

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Bright

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Photography

              Comments about Westcott Micro Apollo Softbox - 5 x 8" (13 x 20cm):

              Good product, but too small for my needs.

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              3.0

              I would buy this product again!

              By Marissa

              from Arkansas

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy Setup
              • Efficient

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Events

                Comments about Westcott Micro Apollo Softbox - 5 x 8" (13 x 20cm):

                I love this! Definetly helps in harsh light.

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                5.0

                Gives light like a full sized Softbox!

                By Debi

                from Penrose, Colorado

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Bright
                • Easy Setup
                • Efficient
                • Long Beam Throw

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Westcott Micro Apollo Softbox - 5 x 8" (13 x 20cm):

                    This little work horse connects directly to your speed light. It is sturdy unlike so many of this type of product. Recommended to me by my friend. I am glad I took her advice and bought it!

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                    5.0

                    Very happy with this purchase!

                    By Amy behind the lense

                    from Tri- Cities, WA

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy Setup
                    • Efficient
                    • Long Beam Throw

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Westcott Micro Apollo Softbox - 5 x 8" (13 x 20cm):

                        I love the soft light this puts out, especially in low light conditions. I used this at a wedding reception, and was very happy with the results.

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                        5.0

                        My review with the Micro Apollo Softbox

                        By Kid Jaz

                        from Tacoma, WA

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy Setup
                        • Efficient
                        • Long Beam Throw

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Events
                          • Home Studio
                          • Performances

                          Comments about Westcott Micro Apollo Softbox - 5 x 8" (13 x 20cm):

                          My gear that is being used with the Micro Apollo Softbox is a Nikon D7000, with a Nikon Sb700 Speedflash. I use this combination so i can get those great portrait shots that i do. I have used this for nearly a week and it turns out great, better than the diffuser that is on the flash. it cover's a lot of area then i expected. I paid for what i get and i am glad i purchased this. My photo's all look great!

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                          4.0

                          Great in a pinch

                          By A Product Shooter

                          from New York

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Bright

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home Studio

                            Comments about Westcott Micro Apollo Softbox - 5 x 8" (13 x 20cm):

                            There's not much to say about it: what you see is what you get. The metal frame is sturdy, but I'm not sure I'd recommend it for anything more than studio use. You're better off with something more rigid if you need to move.

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                            2.0

                            Not Westcott's Best

                            By Mark of Excellence

                            from Syracuse, NY

                            About Me Experienced

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Quality Materials

                            Cons

                            • Awkward In Use
                            • Difficult to mount

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Westcott Micro Apollo Softbox - 5 x 8" (13 x 20cm):

                              I'm invested in several Westcott products that I endorse without reservation, but the Micro Apollo Softbox has proved a mixed blessing. It can give you good results but it's a Rube Goldberg contraption that's frustrating to mount on a speedlight and awkward to use in the field. I'm not at liberty to recommend competitors here, so I'll just suggest that you continue to count on Westcott for quality lighting gear - as I do - but shop around some more for your camera mounted softbox.

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                              5.0

                              Great Produce

                              By BSutherland

                              from Ontario, Canada

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy Setup

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Westcott Micro Apollo Softbox - 5 x 8" (13 x 20cm):

                                  This works wonderfully, Just used it at a night wedding with off camera flash..and I love the results I got.

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                                  5.0

                                  Great Accessory

                                  By Judie

                                  from New York, NY

                                  About Me Experienced

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy Setup
                                  • Efficient

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Westcott Micro Apollo Softbox - 5 x 8" (13 x 20cm):

                                      Easy to use soft light diffuser.

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                                      4.0

                                      Well-built, compact modifier!

                                      By Ryan

                                      from New York City

                                      About Me Experienced

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy Setup

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Portraits

                                        Comments about Westcott Micro Apollo Softbox - 5 x 8" (13 x 20cm):

                                        Bought this in place of a similar Vello model and am very impressed. Construction quality is good with an internal metal frame that makes placing/removing the softbox from your flash fairly easy.

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                                        4.0

                                        Great product

                                        By Aspenrod23

                                        from Columbus, OH

                                        About Me Experienced

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy Setup
                                        • Efficient

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Events
                                          • Home Studio

                                          Comments about Westcott Micro Apollo Softbox - 5 x 8" (13 x 20cm):

                                          Diffuses light very well on my Nikon SB-900. Scott Kelby recommended a great product for my wedding photography. Pretty stable on the flash. I was reluctant to put the adhesive Velcro on my flash unit, but if I need to remove it, it should come off w/ nail polish remover when that time comes.

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                                          3.0

                                          Useful tool

                                          By Human Light Stand

                                          from Kona, HI

                                          About Me Professional Musician

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy Setup
                                          • Efficient
                                          • Small

                                          Cons

                                          • Weak

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Events

                                          Comments about Westcott Micro Apollo Softbox - 5 x 8" (13 x 20cm):

                                          I happen to also be a professional musician but I think they sent me the wrong review form. I purchased this piece of photography gear for use in our photography business. I was fairly underwhelmed by the Micro Apollo. It looked much cooler in pictures. The quality of the fabric, sewing and wire frame is merely adequate and far from first rate. With frequent use, extra care will be needed to keep it from wearing and tearing.

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                                          5.0

                                          Micro Apollo great for receptions

                                          By kato

                                          from St. Louis, MO

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy Setup

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Westcott Micro Apollo Softbox - 5 x 8" (13 x 20cm):

                                              Softens light for reception/event-style photography. I prefer it to bounce and most diffusers--it is very evenly distributed.

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                                              3.0

                                              You can prob. build one yourself

                                              By yghawkeye

                                              from Folsom CA

                                              About Me Experienced

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy Setup

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Westcott Micro Apollo Softbox - 5 x 8" (13 x 20cm):

                                                  It's a pretty good quality product.
                                                  I've used it for some macro photography and the light diffusion is great.
                                                  It uses velcro to attach to the side of the flash body (which means you have to stick the other side of the velcro on your flash).

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Works great

                                                  By tmparent

                                                  from louisiana

                                                  About Me Novice

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Easy Setup

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Poitrait photography

                                                    Comments about Westcott Micro Apollo Softbox - 5 x 8" (13 x 20cm):

                                                    really softens the light from the flash

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Great Product

                                                    By rebegre

                                                    from Rota, Spain

                                                    About Me Experienced

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Bright
                                                    • Easy Setup
                                                    • Efficient
                                                    • Long Beam Throw

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Events
                                                      • Kicker Light

                                                      Comments about Westcott Micro Apollo Softbox - 5 x 8" (13 x 20cm):

                                                      This is so easy to use and I love how small it is. I use this in the moment when I need to soften my flash and get a shot quickly. It fits into my b-hobo kelly moore bag it is so small along with my camera, flash, and extra lens.
                                                      There are no lips to contain the edges of the light with this little soft box so make note of that, but believe me it isn't a bad thing you just need to know that it has limitations just like a soft box with an edge.

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