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B&H Photo Video Apollo Speedlight Set

B&H # NAPPZDUTV
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You Pay: $98.99
Product Highlights
  • 28" Apollo Umbrella Style Softbox
  • Shoe Mount Umbrella Bracket

This is a Westcott Apollo Speedlite Kit based on the 28" Apollo umbrella style softbox. The 28" Apollo light modifier allows you to scrim or control the light more readily and allows for 104° of light spread. Built on an umbrella frame, this unit requires no adapter ring and opens and closes just like a standard umbrella, allowing for quick set up and tear down. Pairing this unit with Westcott's #5015 Shoe Mount Umbrella Bracket offers an ideal set up for speedlites. Insert your shoe-mount flash directly inside the Apollo, rotating the head of the speedlite towards the back of the Apollo, and achieve an indirect (evenly distributed) beautiful light source.

Provides 104° of light spread
For use with shoe mount flash heads
Bracket enables mounting to your light stand and tilting of the assembly
Size 28 x 28" (70 x 70cm)
Shape Square
Compatibility Flash only
Removable Face Yes
Removable Baffle No
Accepts Grids Yes
Requires Speed Ring No
B&H Photo Video Apollo Speedlight Set
  • Apollo Softbox with Recessed Front (28 x 28")
  • Adjustable Shoe Mount Umbrella Bracket
  • One Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    WestcottApollo Speedlight Set
     
    4.4

    (based on 178 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (94)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (68)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (147)
    • Reliable (71)
    • Easy to set up (68)
    • Consistent (40)
    • Easy to use (36)

    Cons

    • Short lifespan (7)
    • Flimsy (5)
    • Not durable (4)
    • Unreliable (4)

    Best Uses

    • Portraits (138)
    • Photography (75)
    • Strobe lighting (55)
    • Artificial lighting (46)
    • Weddings (40)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (99), Yes (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (63), Pro photographer (37), Photo enthusiast (20), Semi-professional (19), Enthusiast (15)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Fast Deployment

    The Apollo Speedlight Set has extended the use of my Canon Speedlites in photojournalistic and editorial settings, in addition to client shoots and wedding shoots — enhancing the quality of my...Read complete review

    The Apollo Speedlight Set has extended the use of my Canon Speedlites in photojournalistic and editorial settings, in addition to client shoots and wedding shoots — enhancing the quality of my work. I am glad Westcott added the hotshot adapter for light stands. The system is highly deployable and transports with ease, making a one man job more feasible. I only wish that Westcott had included a travel case as carrying the Apollo can be awkward if its not deployed.

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    i would not recommend this products

    i recently purchased and then returned the speedlight kit. what i did not light was the design of it...if you need to change the settings of your flash you have to reach...Read complete review

    i recently purchased and then returned the speedlight kit. what i did not light was the design of it...if you need to change the settings of your flash you have to reach in and practically dissemble the unit to change flash settings or know your flash settings/buttons so well that you can reach in and do it without looking at the flash. i also didn't like that you could not adjust/pivot the softbox much. if you want to angle it down at the subject the shaft of the umbrella pretty much prevents you from being able to do this...also, it's not super easy to "open" the umbrella - the shaft kept wanting to slip out of place...i ended up getting a no name brand softbox at a local store...the flash is mounted to ring bracket such that the flash is "outside" the softbox and you can EASILY change & see your buttons/settings...i do everything manual and it's important that i can quickly and easily dial up and down the strength of the flash settings... and the replacement softbox i bought is *truly* portable...it folds down like a 5in1 reflector and fits in a pouch with a zipper that's not much bigger than a fanny pack...so for location work and quick and easy assemble and flexibility there are definitely better options on the market...

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    4.0

    good light source

    By Images On The Fly

    from British Columbia, Canada

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Photography
      • Portraits
      • Weddings

      Comments about Westcott Apollo Speedlight Set:

      For the money this is not a bad setup and it works like a charm.

      The only draw-back, as mentioned by others, is the zipper-entry for the light stand. The zipper is constructed as such that tilting the softbox on the stand is limited.

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      3.0

      good but could be sturdier

      By sil the shooter

      from miami, fl

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • A little flimsy

      Best Uses

      • Photography
      • Portraits
      • Strobe Lighting

      Comments about Westcott Apollo Speedlight Set:

      These softboxes are super portable and useful for on location shooting but they really could be built a little bit sturdier.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Nice softbox and umbrella clamp

      By blue fox

      from dallas - fort worth, texas, usa

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Photography
        • Portraits

        Comments about Westcott Apollo Speedlight Set:

        I'm actually using this softbox with a reversed 160 LED light in my home studio. Due to space requirements, I'm trying to soften my light without resorting to independent diffusion panels. This softbox is working for me. I'm actually surprised a how much softer the light becomes before installing the built-in diffuser panel. And with the diffuser installed, he light is softened even more.

        This one has worked well enough that I'm going to get a second one.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Incredible support by FJWestcott

        By Hieneken

        from Salt Lake City UT

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Artificial Lighting
          • Commercial
          • Photography
          • Portraits
          • Product
          • Sports
          • Strobe Lighting
          • Weddings

          Comments about Westcott Apollo Speedlight Set:

          Perfect for studio or run 'n gun field work. Love the ease of use, quick setup, quality of light, and versatility. I use these with everything from speedlights, mono's, and spiderlites. The newer (fiberglass) versions are even more dynamic with the ability to add a grid and are also more durable.

          On top of being a quality product, FJWestcott blew my expectations away when I sent my old Apollo's in for modification (retrofit) to work with their 40 degree grids. All I can say is, what an amazing customer experience. I've got several of their products (umbrellas, backdrops, and more than a few apollo products), and now they've got a loyal FJWestcott customer for life. I feel obligated to share with others not because of the personal service treatment, but to reassure anyone considering their products that they firmly stand behind their offerings and provide unbelievable service/support. Save yourself the time and hassle and just go FJWestcott. Kudos to their team for the exceptional customer treatment.

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          4.0

          Good for quick shoots

          By mmhood

          from Maryland

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Photography
            • Portraits
            • Strobe Lighting

            Comments about Westcott Apollo Speedlight Set:

            I use it for portraits mainly.
            Easy to set up soft pleasing light with control on spill.
            piviting it up and down is limited with just a basic umbrella holder.

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            4.0

            Great starter kit!

            By Tuc8

            from Tucson, az

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Artificial Lighting
              • Photography
              • Portraits

              Comments about Westcott Apollo Speedlight Set:

              I recently purchased this kit for a street photography project I'm working on.
              The light produced fulfills my vision. The light box is durable and sets up in less than a minute. Great value!

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              5.0

              Fantastic Product

              By SAndrade Images

              from San Diego, Ca

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • Tilting Limitation

              Best Uses

              • Artificial Lighting
              • Photography
              • Portraits
              • Strobe Lighting
              • Weddings

              Comments about Westcott Apollo Speedlight Set:

              I am a professional photographer who does a lot of on location shoots. I like to travel light yet have all the tools I need to get that shot. I carry several speedlights, umbrellas, lightstands, softboxes and now the Apollo 28" softbox. I am amazed with the portability, fast set up time and the amazing soft light it gives. This product in conjunction with the new grid is awesome tool to have and sets up in seconds. The Apollo features like the extra large fins (edges) allow you to feather the light and keep the light from spilling where you don't want it. I will be buying the larger 50" next so I can put 3 speedlights inside for some amazing Sunset portraiture.

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              4.0

              Love it!

              By Hope Ann Photography

              from Colorado Springs, CO

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Short Lifespan

              Best Uses

              • Artificial Lighting
              • Photography
              • Portraits
              • Strobe Lighting
              • Weddings

              Comments about Westcott Apollo Speedlight Set:

              I have always used an Apollo speedlight for my portrait sessions since it adds some great light quality where ever I chose to shoot! I quickly bought a new one when it got stepped on during a posing class! I love the new design without the metal in the umbrella so if it does fall over or get stepped on... I may be able to still save it ;) The umbrella gives off beautiful soft light and works amazing with my speedlight!

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              5.0

              Great addition for your speedlite

              By SGTRUE

              from Tucson, AZ

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Artificial Lighting
                • Photography
                • Portraits

                Comments about Westcott Apollo Speedlight Set:

                I wanted a soft box, which was portable for outside shots. This is a perfect addition to your speedlite for adding fill-light to those outside portraits. I have a Canon 600ex-rt and I was pleased with the combined results.

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                5.0

                Extremely portable with great results!

                By 7IG

                from London, ON

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Artificial Lighting
                  • Photography
                  • Strobe Lighting

                  Comments about Westcott Apollo Speedlight Set:

                  As a professional interiors photographer I use multiple off-camera flash (speedlights) on a daily basis - I usually bounce my lights off walls or reflectors and I sometimes use basic modifiers like shoot through umbrellas. Recently I was asked to shoot a large corporate headshot session for a major university. With that said, I wanted to purchase some softboxes to use with my flashes. I wanted something that was easy to transport, easy to setup and something that provided nice soft light. After much research I decided on the Apollo softboxes and strips. After shooting 50+ headshots using a 4 light setup I can say that they delivered the results I was after! The only concern I have is when the boxes are tilted the flash gets very close to the back which makes the light a little harder - to overcome this I simply put a Stofen diffuser on each flash and the light was big and soft. Sure it costs me a stop of light but it's worth it! Bottom line; if you need a softbox that's easy on your wallet and big on results pick up some Apollo's!!

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                  4.0

                  Simple setup for simple soft lighting

                  By Shutterbuff

                  from Cleveland, Ohio

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                  • No carrying case

                  Best Uses

                  • Artificial Lighting
                  • Photography
                  • Portraits
                  • Strobe Lighting
                  • Weddings

                  Comments about Westcott Apollo Speedlight Set:

                  Great for studeo and on sight lighting

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great Displacement of Light

                  By P-rock

                  from Eastern Shore of VA

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                  • Adjustablity

                  Best Uses

                  • Photography
                  • Portraits
                  • Weddings

                  Comments about Westcott Apollo Speedlight Set:

                  I use this set up 9 times out of 10 just because it makes me moble!!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  5.0

                  Excellent for portraits

                  By bwilder10h

                  from Cincinnati, Ohio

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Photography
                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Westcott Apollo Speedlight Set:

                    Unfortunately the product I received the first time around was broken (the shaft in the center was broken clean in two - no fault of B&H and they replaced it without question) but I was able to test it out and compared to the basic Westcott satin white 32" umbrellas, this produces wonderful, even, soft light portraits with a speedlight. It folds up just like an umbrella after the diffuser panel is removed (velcro) and is suits my needs for a highly portable softbox in the field.

                    I do highly recommend a sand bag to hold your stands down when outdoors.

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                    5.0

                    Very versitle modifier

                    By APPhotography

                    from Atlanta

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Artificial Lighting
                      • Photography
                      • Portraits
                      • Strobe Lighting

                      Comments about Westcott Apollo Speedlight Set:

                      Light, portable, easy to setup, an inexpensive (relatively). I'd like to see a version with composite ribs, but I have never had any problems with the metal ones. Great for strobist work!

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                      4.0

                      Great quality for the price.

                      By Michael Montreal

                      from Montreal, Canada

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Artificial Lighting
                        • Photography
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Westcott Apollo Speedlight Set:

                        Though I am happy with this softbox. I find it tedious to remove the front baffle (every single time) to adjust settings when I shoot on manual mode with my flash.
                        Also, the way it's designed, it's not easy to tilt the softbox.

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                        5.0

                        Great for location work

                        By Viva

                        from San Francisco, CA

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Photography
                          • Portraits
                          • Strobe Lighting

                          Comments about Westcott Apollo Speedlight Set:

                          I wish this came with little sleeve but its still a great item.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          A softbox that sets up like an umbrella

                          By Evad

                          from Layton UT

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • None

                          Best Uses

                          • Photography
                          • Portraits
                          • Strobe Lighting

                          Comments about Westcott Apollo Speedlight Set:

                          Soft Box quality for speed lights

                          Easy set up

                          Great for Portraiture

                          Fantastic innovative set up design

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Fast Deployment

                          By Enoch

                          from Bowling Green, OH

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Storage

                          Best Uses

                          • Artificial Lighting
                          • Photography
                          • Portraits
                          • Strobe Lighting
                          • Weddings

                          Comments about Westcott Apollo Speedlight Set:

                          The Apollo Speedlight Set has extended the use of my Canon Speedlites in photojournalistic and editorial settings, in addition to client shoots and wedding shoots — enhancing the quality of my work. I am glad Westcott added the hotshot adapter for light stands. The system is highly deployable and transports with ease, making a one man job more feasible. I only wish that Westcott had included a travel case as carrying the Apollo can be awkward if its not deployed.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          A versatile tool

                          By Music Man5

                          from Normal, IL

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent
                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Photography
                            • Portraits
                            • Strobe Lighting

                            Comments about Westcott Apollo Speedlight Set:

                            I occasionally shoot portraits on location but I live in an area that is usually windy. So umbrellas are impossible to use. I'd tried another brands 24x24 softbox but using a Flextt5 on it was impossible so I sold it.

                            Then I saw a video of someone using the Apollo 28" and it looked interesting so I did some research.

                            So far I like it alot. I have not used it enough to determine how durable it is but I will only use it a couple of times a year.

                            The quality of output is excellent using my 580EXII with it. The 580 and the Flextt5 fit easily inside. The whole thing can be set up in a minute.

                            Very cool. Thanks Westcott for this product and to B&H for the great pricing and service.

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                            4.0

                            Good alternative to the Lastolite EZ Box

                            By kwally11

                            from Windsor, CO

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • flexible
                            • Lightweight
                            • Nice even light

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Photography
                              • Strobe Lighting
                              • Weddings

                              Comments about Westcott Apollo Speedlight Set:

                              Cheaper than the Lastolight EX Box and capable of handling a tri flash bracket. Doesn't setup as quickly as the EZ Box, but it is also able to be used by a studio strobe.

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