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Westcott 40 Degree Fabric Grid for the 28" Apollo

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  • Attaches in Seconds
  • Narrows Beam Spread
  • Folds Flat for Storage

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This is a Westcott 40° Fabric Grid for the 28" Apollo. This grid narrows the beam spread from your Apollo softbox to control spill light, soften contrast and add directionality to this soft source. It attaches to the recessed front through the use of hook and loop tape. A grid is an essential accessory for any lighting system.

Create Separation and Depth
Grids are made up of cells that control off axis light in four directions while maintaining the soft quality inherent in a large light source. Use as a portrait source to keep light off your background. Or use the grid's control qualities to turn the orb into a large hairlight for groups. You can even clip gels to it.
Eliminates Spill and Flare
As light is focused into a forward direction through use of a grid, it can help to eliminate spill light or lens flare
40 Degree Spread of Light.
The off axis portion of the light is controlled by the cell size. The cell size (measured in degrees) describes the maximum cutoff angle of the off axis light. A 40-degree grid is the most popular degree used
Light Loss
Light loss at the center axis is minimal at a distance of up to 3 to 4 times the diagonal dimension of the light source. On most models it is less than a 1/4 of stop of light
Perfect for Travel
Soft grids collapse down for easy transport and travel
Included Travel Case
Each unit comes with a soft nylon carry case
Easy Attachment
Grids easily attach through the use of hook and loop tape. When attaching, place your diffusion panel about 1/2 way in on the hook tape. This will leave enough room for the egg crate to attach directly in front of the diffusion panel
Perfect Fit
Grid corners are left unattached in order to provide the perfect fit. This allows you to stretch the grid taught and avoid sagging or drooping
Material 100% Nylon
Beam Angle 40 Degree
Dimensions Open: 28 x 28 x 1.25" (71.1 x 71.1 x 3.1 cm)
Folded: 14 x 4.0 x 3.8" (35.6 x 10.2 x 9.5 cm)
Weight 0.7 lb (0.3 kg)
Westcott 40 Degree Fabric Grid for the 28" Apollo
  • Storage Sack
  • 1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Westcott40 Degree Fabric Grid for the 28" Apollo
     
    4.3

    (based on 18 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    83%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (11)
    • Attaches securely (10)
    • Durable (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portraits (11)
      • Indoors (7)
      • Low light (5)
      • General purpose (4)
      • Night time (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (8), Photo enthusiast (4), Pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (15)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Works well

      I unexpectedly discovered I had an older version of the Apollo softbox. This dictated that I install the velcro strips provided with the kit. I e-mailed the manufacturer for instructions, but they were...Read complete review

      I unexpectedly discovered I had an older version of the Apollo softbox. This dictated that I install the velcro strips provided with the kit. I e-mailed the manufacturer for instructions, but they were pretty vague. I installed them myself, fully expecting that the strips would eventually come off. However, they seem to be pretty rigidly mounted - although the manufacturer did e-mail me back offering to sew them onto the softbox for me. Overall, the grid works well and comes in a nice case that is pretty compact. Construction of the grid seems to be pretty decent.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Great Addition but not for older Apollo

      As other reviewers have said the supplied sticky velcro is essentially junk.

      I have a mobile flash setup using speedlights with radiopoppers and I had wanted a grid when I first purchased...Read complete review

      As other reviewers have said the supplied sticky velcro is essentially junk.

      I have a mobile flash setup using speedlights with radiopoppers and I had wanted a grid when I first purchased my Apollo set a few years ago. I was very happy to see the addition of a grid accessory.

      I added the velcro tape to softbox as instructed. I went out to a park with my kids to do some pics and test. Well the sun came out and heated up the glue and the grid just kept falling out each time I tried to stick it all back in.

      Each time it fell, it picked up dirt and mulch from the ground and I just threw away all the velcro in a trash can on my way home. Thank goodness I was testing it and not with a paying customer.

      I'm sure it will work well with a newer model softbox, but I will be sewing in my own velcro strips before I try it again.

      Reviewed by 18 customers

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      5.0

      Really helps direct the flash light

      By rennisk

      from Los Gatos, CA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors
        • Low Light
        • Portraits

        Comments about Westcott 40 Degree Fabric Grid for the 28" Apollo:

        I have an Apollo Medium soft box from Westcott which works great. I wanted to add a grid to allow more specific direction of the flash and this works like a charm.

        Good construction but with all grids, they can tear easily, so you need to be gentle when removing it from the soft box.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Works as expected

        By Stuart B.

        from Greenwich, CT

        About Me Photography Student

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Long-Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Westcott 40 Degree Fabric Grid for the 28" Apollo:

            Can be placed on lip of softbox easily. Good directional control.

            Always amazed at how much these cost.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Well made , good design

            By Virginia Hoffman Photography

            from Sarasota, FL

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Portraits

              Comments about Westcott 40 Degree Fabric Grid for the 28" Apollo:

              A perfect companion to my 28 " Appollo, does exactly what I expected which is to provide a soft directional light. It is well constructed folds nicely, has perfect fit and is easily manipulated.
              I happily reccomend this item.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Control

              By Julycastle.com

              from Las vegas

              Comments about Westcott 40 Degree Fabric Grid for the 28" Apollo:

              You will always need grids if you're planing on controlling your light. These grids are well made for easy transport, I can ball it up in a bag and it comes out ok. B&H will always give you the best price on reliable brands.

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              5.0

              You have to Have it

              By Buddy

              from Bedford Texas

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Securely
              • Durable
              • Good Color Value
              • Lightweight
              • Long-Lasting
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Westcott 40 Degree Fabric Grid for the 28" Apollo:

                I sure didn't want to drop the $$ for this, but I sure am glad I sucked it up and bought this. The results are amazing. I have justified the cost by thinking about all the amazing pictures I will produce because of this simply yet amazing piece of material.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Great

                By Rose of Louisiana

                from Louisiana

                Comments about Westcott 40 Degree Fabric Grid for the 28" Apollo:

                If you love versatility in your soft box this is a must

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                5.0

                Nice Grid!

                By Carol

                from Roscoe, IL

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Securely
                • Durable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Westcott 40 Degree Fabric Grid for the 28" Apollo:

                  This product must have been updated since the last reviews - it is sturdy and the velcro is thick and well-secured. Great product!

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Useful accessory

                  By Nuke The Sun

                  from up in the sky

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Securely
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors

                    Comments about Westcott 40 Degree Fabric Grid for the 28" Apollo:

                    This just makes the Apollo softboxes much more useful. Nothing unusual, just a typical grid, seems well made. It comes with a storage bag.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    3.0

                    Useful addition to the softbox

                    By Paul C

                    from Boston

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attaches Securely
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Portraits
                      • Still Life

                      Comments about Westcott 40 Degree Fabric Grid for the 28" Apollo:

                      Easily attaches to the front of the softbox to narrow the beam. A useful light mod.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      3.0

                      So so

                      By Jriverspirit

                      from Minnesota

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Flimsy
                      • Kind Of Frustrating
                      • Tear At Seam

                      Best Uses

                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Westcott 40 Degree Fabric Grid for the 28" Apollo:

                      It's kind a a slow assembly and first time a removed the shield a seam tore.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      A Great Addition to the Westcott line!

                      By SAndrade Images

                      from San Diego

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Securely
                      • Durable
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Westcott 40 Degree Fabric Grid for the 28" Apollo:

                        This additional accessory was the reason I finally made the decision to purchase the 28" Apollo. I waited and they answered! I am a Professional Photographer who likes to travel light yet have all the tools I need to create my visions on location. I use several Westcott umbrellas and now I have the Apollo 28" and this amazing grid to add to my arsenal. This product is durable, easy to install, attaches with a thick velcro surface and packs in it's own bag. The 40 Degree Grid does a fantastic job narrowing the light and preventing spill where you don't want it. I can't wait to purchase the 50" Apollo and Grid accessory as well. Westcott has done it again.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Even More Control of Your Light

                        By Kurt

                        from Pittsburgh, PA

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        See all my reviews

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attaches Securely

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • General Use
                          • Indoors
                          • Low Light
                          • Night Time
                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Westcott 40 Degree Fabric Grid for the 28" Apollo:

                          While this softbox does have the recessed edge, this grid helps to control your light even more. It attaches by the velcro around the outside and it comes with a little bag to put it in (although it is somewhat a snug fit).

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                          • No

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Old Apollo? NO WORRIES

                          By kefoster

                          from Cibolo, TX

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Westcott 40 Degree Fabric Grid for the 28" Apollo:

                                Previously, I commented about the issue of having an older apollo and this not working with it. I contacted Westcott and they said send it to us and we will add the velcro for you. I shipped it to them and they sent it back and all is good now! Take the time to contact them and let them fix it for you.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • Yes

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                                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                2.0

                                Not for old Apollo & no Velcro provided!

                                By Gianma

                                from Lugano, Switzerland

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                  • No Velcro Provided

                                  Best Uses

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

                                  Comments about Westcott 40 Degree Fabric Grid for the 28" Apollo:

                                  As already said by other reviewers, this grid is not intended to work with the "old" Apollo 28".

                                  In my case no additional Velcro strips were provided with the grid: nothing in the box nor in the pouch, not even any instruction as other reviewers said: strange, but true. ;(
                                  Obviously I had to buy and sew the Velcro to the softbox...

                                  The grid works well, but Westcott should maybe pay more attention to these "small but important" details!

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  3.0

                                  Great Addition but not for older Apollo

                                  By Josh

                                  from Roanoke VA

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Pros

                                  • Great To Direct Light

                                  Cons

                                  • Velcro Upgrade Is A Joke

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Westcott 40 Degree Fabric Grid for the 28" Apollo:

                                    As other reviewers have said the supplied sticky velcro is essentially junk.

                                    I have a mobile flash setup using speedlights with radiopoppers and I had wanted a grid when I first purchased my Apollo set a few years ago. I was very happy to see the addition of a grid accessory.

                                    I added the velcro tape to softbox as instructed. I went out to a park with my kids to do some pics and test. Well the sun came out and heated up the glue and the grid just kept falling out each time I tried to stick it all back in.

                                    Each time it fell, it picked up dirt and mulch from the ground and I just threw away all the velcro in a trash can on my way home. Thank goodness I was testing it and not with a paying customer.

                                    I'm sure it will work well with a newer model softbox, but I will be sewing in my own velcro strips before I try it again.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

                                    Share this review

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Works well

                                    By Tundracamper

                                    from Southeast, US

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attaches Securely
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Portraits
                                      • Special Events

                                      Comments about Westcott 40 Degree Fabric Grid for the 28" Apollo:

                                      I unexpectedly discovered I had an older version of the Apollo softbox. This dictated that I install the velcro strips provided with the kit. I e-mailed the manufacturer for instructions, but they were pretty vague. I installed them myself, fully expecting that the strips would eventually come off. However, they seem to be pretty rigidly mounted - although the manufacturer did e-mail me back offering to sew them onto the softbox for me. Overall, the grid works well and comes in a nice case that is pretty compact. Construction of the grid seems to be pretty decent.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

                                      Share this review

                                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      3.0

                                      Great grid, shoddy velcro

                                      By Christopher Bersbach

                                      from San Luis Obispo, CA

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Portraits

                                          Comments about Westcott 40 Degree Fabric Grid for the 28" Apollo:

                                          As the instructions say, if you have a new (less than one year old) Apollo, you're good to go. The grid is great, and zips right into the existing velcro. If you have an older model that doesn't have the removable diffusion panel, they provide sticky-back velcro that you can add to your Apollo. Sounds great, but the supplied velcro is basically junk. It didn't stay on for more than a couple days. I'll have to replace it with better velcro, or actually sew it to the softbox on my own.

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                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          Must Have

                                          By Rowy

                                          from Canberra, Australia

                                          About Me Pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Attaches Securely
                                          • Lightweight

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Westcott 40 Degree Fabric Grid for the 28" Apollo:

                                              Most of my work seems to be in small rooms - this works great at keeping the light off walls (usually white) and focused on the talent.
                                              I couldn't imagine using soft boxes without a grid

                                              • Was this a gift?:
                                              • No

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