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Westcott 40 Degree Fabric Grid for the 43" Apollo Orb

B&H # WE2472 MFR # 2472
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Expected availability: Mid March 2015

Product Highlights

  • Lowers Contrast & Directs Beam
  • Attaches in Seconds
  • Great for Window Light Effects
  • Narrows Beam Spread
  • Folds Flat for Storage
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This is a Westcott 40° Fabric Grid for the 43" Apollo Orb softbox. The grid narrows the beam spread from your Apollo softbox to control spill light, softens contrast and add directionality to this soft source. The large surface area and unique shape of the orb allows wrap-around light effects, while the grid helps to prevent contamination of your carefully lit background. It attaches to the recessed front through the use of hook and loop tape.

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 an included 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: 43 x 43 x 1.25" (109.2 x 109.2 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 43" Apollo Orb
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  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Westcott40 Degree Fabric Grid for the 43" Apollo Orb
     
    4.5

    (based on 19 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Attaches securely (12)
    • Lightweight (11)
    • Durable (9)
    • Long-lasting (5)
    • Good color value (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors (12)
      • Portraits (12)
      • General purpose (6)
      • Outdoors (6)
      • Night time (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (10), Pro photographer (4)
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      5.0

      Wouldn't buy soft box without it!!

      By vqview

      from miami, fl

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Good Color Value
      • Lightweight
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Indoors
        • Portraits

        Comments about Westcott 40 Degree Fabric Grid for the 43" Apollo Orb:

        I like to use my grid to form a dramatic light on my subject. I do a lot of fitness shots and it really brings out the power and force the athletes are trying to convey.

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        4.0

        Very worth it!

        By AntLab

        from Tampa, FL

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Color Value
        • Lightweight
        • Powerful

        Cons

        • Flimsy And Delicate

        Best Uses

        • Flimsy And Delicate
        • General Use
        • Indoors
        • Night Time
        • Portraits

        Comments about Westcott 40 Degree Fabric Grid for the 43" Apollo Orb:

        Love this product and the light it produces. Works best with diffuser for bright soft light, and the sold separate honeycomb grid that focuses the light into a circular style pattern.

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        5.0

        Great control of light!

        By July Castle

        from Las Vegas

        Comments about Westcott 40 Degree Fabric Grid for the 43" Apollo Orb:

        Super portable and it installs in a minute. Great for light spills and placing the light right on the subject.

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        5.0

        Essential Add-on for Apollo Orb

        By Ron P

        from Hilo, HI

        Comments about Westcott 40 Degree Fabric Grid for the 43" Apollo Orb:

        The grid makes this modifier a versatile light source for almost any style of light you can imagine. Easy to install or remove for added functionality. Easily stows away when not in use and weighs next to nothing.

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        4.0

        Heavy Material but Controls Light

        By SB13

        from Arcata, CA

        About Me Photography Student

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • On Location

            Comments about Westcott 40 Degree Fabric Grid for the 43" Apollo Orb:

            The thing about grids is always their astonishing cost. This grid isn't too expensive for its size, or its nice level of focused control (40 degrees). Goodness knows, I have dropped much much more for my Profoto grids. But the way that Westcott achieves this "reasonable" price is by using a relatively heavy and inexpensive fabric.

            You know those Re-use Re-cycle tote bags that get handed out at store openings, or you can buy in the checkout lane at your local grocer? That fabric, which is a kind of thin pressed spun-woven felt, is what's used to make this grid. It gets the job done, but compared to the lightweight fine silken ribbon of a high-end grid, it weighs a ton and allows a small amount of light to spill sideways. So that's the trade-off.

            Also, there's only a small strip of velcro along the outer perimeter, which I think contributes to the lack of structure of the grid. I'm not too stoked about the sag this adds to my Apollo Orb, but other than that, the grid does exactly what it's supposed to do. And it works well. It's worth mentioning: the stitching on the Westcott product line continues to improve over time. Cheers!

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            4.0

            It's a Grid!

            By mushuhardy

            from Albany, NY

            Comments about Westcott 40 Degree Fabric Grid for the 43" Apollo Orb:

            The grid does what is designed to do...control the direction of light and control light spill. My only complaint is that it weighs down the top of the Apollo and makes it sag, which is probably more of an indictment of the Apollo than the grid.

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            5.0

            Great Grid-ness

            By Richie

            from Ringoes, NJ

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Securely
            • Durable
            • Long-Lasting

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors
              • Outdoors
              • Portraits
              • Side Lighting
              • Studio

              Comments about Westcott 40 Degree Fabric Grid for the 43" Apollo Orb:

              First I must say I have had a Wescott Apollo Orb for over a year now and love it so much I purchased a second and bought grids for both. With the grids on I use them for side lighting and because the Orbs are wide I use nylon fabric to cut the down to how much light I need. The grids are nicely made as all my Wescott products are.

              They will add a little (not much) weight to your light stand so if you weren't using a sandbag (and you should always) you will now.

              I have to say for side lighting these grids are so much more affordable than grids for strip boxes. With a little fabric to cut the light you can easily turn Orbs into 12x36 stip lights.

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              5.0

              Must have addition to the Orb

              By Trish

              from WA State

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Securely
              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Portraits
                • Special Events

                Comments about Westcott 40 Degree Fabric Grid for the 43" Apollo Orb:

                Does exactly what it's meant to do. This is a must have addition to the Apollo Orb.

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                5.0

                This Grid For The Win

                By Keen

                from Monterey Park, CA

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors
                  • Outdoors
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Westcott 40 Degree Fabric Grid for the 43" Apollo Orb:

                  This Grid accentuates the Orb's ability to control and diffuse light. After using the unit several times I find that the Grid seems to be of higher grade material than the Orb unit itself. I observed how the orb seemed to struggle under the weight of the grid.

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                  4.0

                  Almost too heavy for the Orb

                  By Moore Photo Indy

                  from indianapolis

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Securely
                  • Durable

                  Cons

                  • Almost Too Heavy For Orb

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors

                  Comments about Westcott 40 Degree Fabric Grid for the 43" Apollo Orb:

                  while the orb's setup is super simple. its lightweight construction almost doesn't hold up the grid. I would say the grid is actually constructed better than the umbrella. came in a nice storage bag. although I can;t figure how to fold it back up to get in there again.

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                  5.0

                  40 Degree Fabric Grid for the 43" Apollo

                  By John I

                  from New York City, NY

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Securely
                  • Durable
                  • Great Affects
                  • Lightweight
                  • Long-Lasting
                  • Sexy

                  Cons

                  • A little pricy

                  Best Uses

                  • Back Drop Changes
                  • Indoors
                  • Modeling
                  • Portraits
                  • Still Life

                  Comments about Westcott 40 Degree Fabric Grid for the 43" Apollo Orb:

                  I use the 43" Orb and Grid in a studio shooting still life and Models. I like the dramatic affects I get when I manipulate the light around my subject and background, I am happy I purchased the Ord and the grid and also a beauty dish to top it all off. I use a PhotoFlex 650 Mono light along with a couple of Canon 580EXII speedlites, some Pocket Wizard III's firing from a Canon 5D Mk 3. Great buy!
                  John I

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                  4.0

                  Overpriced, but works great

                  By Eric

                  from Maryland

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Securely
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Expensive
                  • Flimsy
                  • Large

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Westcott 40 Degree Fabric Grid for the 43" Apollo Orb:

                  Fits the apollo orb perfectly and helps to control the light spill. It's light weight, but doesn't fold up particularly small, and is a bit flimsy for the price.

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                  5.0

                  Easy to Use & Great Results!

                  By KMPS

                  from Dallas, TX

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Securely
                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight
                  • Long-Lasting

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Westcott 40 Degree Fabric Grid for the 43" Apollo Orb:

                    This grid works fantastically as a way to focus the light from the 43" Westcott Orb. I love using the grid to focus the light on hair. Wonderful results!

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                    5.0

                    Essential upgrade for the Orb

                    By PeteJones

                    from Vancouver, BC

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Indoors
                      • Outdoors
                      • Portraits
                      • Special Events

                      Comments about Westcott 40 Degree Fabric Grid for the 43" Apollo Orb:

                      I use it when I want to narrow the degree of light on a subject (typically men and/or women with narrow, defined faces). Comes on and off with ease.
                      little fussy at the corners until you get the hang of it and the carrying case's opening is a bit narrow.

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                      4.0

                      Low-price modifier

                      By ijyoung

                      from Brooklyn, NY

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Securely
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Westcott 40 Degree Fabric Grid for the 43" Apollo Orb:

                        Velcros into place and comes with a carrying case, which is a bonus.

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                        5.0

                        Affordable awesomeness

                        By Aha Concepts

                        from Rockville, MD

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attaches Securely
                        • Durable
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Westcott 40 Degree Fabric Grid for the 43" Apollo Orb:

                            Does what a grid supposed to do, but at an affordable price. The Apollo Orb itself is not so expensive either compared to other octaboxes.

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                            4.0

                            Does what it's supposed to

                            By tKomaru

                            from New York, NY

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoors
                              • Portraits

                              Comments about Westcott 40 Degree Fabric Grid for the 43" Apollo Orb:

                              waited quite a while to get this. Photos look quite nice with this.

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                              4.0

                              Expensive but works

                              By Sycotek

                              from Perth Western Australia

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                              • Expensive

                              Best Uses

                              • General Use

                              Comments about Westcott 40 Degree Fabric Grid for the 43" Apollo Orb:

                              Too expensive for what it is

                              But it works

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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              Does what it's supposed to do

                              By Steve

                              from Trabuco Canyon, CA

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attaches Securely
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Indoors
                                • Outdoors
                                • Portraits

                                Comments about Westcott 40 Degree Fabric Grid for the 43" Apollo Orb:

                                The 40 degree grid does a good job of controlling light spill, which is what it is designed to do. It attaches easily to the Orb, as the velcro tape is wide enough to accommodate both the diffusion cloth as well as the grid. The only problem I've encountered is the fact that flash settings cannot be changed easily with the grid cloth attached, requiring instead that the flash be reached from underneath, through the zippered slots in the Orb. You probably cannot see the flash LCD under these conditions. Of course, if your flash supports commands from the camera or selected radio triggers (e.g. Radio Poppers), this isn't an issue.

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