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Westcott Bob and Dawn Davis Perfect Pair Kit

B&H # WEHASL2K MFR # 2028
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Product Highlights

  • 45" Round Halo Softbox
  • 28 x 28" Medium Apollo Softbox
  • 40 Degree Grid for 28" Apollo
  • 8' Light Stand x2
  • Adjustable Shoe Mount Brackets x2
  • Carrying Case with Strap
  • No Speed Ring Required
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You Pay: $299.90

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The Westcott Bob and Dawn Davis Perfect Pair Kit is a quick, easy way to provide main and fill light in the studio or the field for weddings or other on-the run events.

The unique design of the included 28 x 28" Apollo allows it to open and close like an umbrella; no speed ring is needed. A 40 degree grid is included for control of the output. The 45" Round Halo softbox has the same fast setup design but with a round shape that creates ideal, natural catchlights in the subject's eyes. Two Adjustable Shoe Mount Brackets are included to hold the softboxes and accommodate your flash heads. Two lightweight 8.0' light stands complete the kit.

For complete specs on the items included in this kit please click on the links below:

45" Round Apollo Softbox
28 x 28" Medium Apollo Softbox
40 Degree Grid for 28" Apollo Softbox
Adjustable Shoe Mount Umbrella Bracket
8.0' Light Stand

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WestcottBob and Dawn Davis Perfect Pair Kit
 
4.3

(based on 4 reviews)

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Pros

  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General purpose (3)
    • Portraits (3)
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    4.0

    Good, portable kit.

    By JeffS

    from Cincinnati, OH

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Westcott Bob and Dawn Davis Perfect Pair Kit:

      This works great for on-location work. Compact and portable.

      Halo... pros:
      - Very quick to set up.
      - It is basically, just a shoot through umbrella, but the cover avoids the flare you'd get when the flash is close to the subject.
      - Can easily reach the flash to adjust it with the Halo on it.

      Halo... cons:
      - I have to modify the Halo with sticky-back Velcro to get it to stick to the sides of the flash so the back of the flash is exposed to easily adjust it.
      - Since it is a shoot-through umbrella, and the flash faces the subject, the light doesn't spread out as much as the Apollo, which bounces the light. It's much brighter in the center of the frame than the edges.

      Apollo... pros:
      - Light spreads out nicely without as much of a hot spot in the center, because the flash is bounced off the rear of the Apollo.
      - The fabric grid makes it a nice background highlight light.

      Apollo... cons:
      - Not nearly as quick to set up as the Halo.
      - You can't easily reach the flash. You have to tear off part of the recessed front and grid to reach the flash.

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      3.0

      Cumbersome

      By MTPhoto

      from Fredericksburg, Va

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Flimsy

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Portraits

      Comments about Westcott Bob and Dawn Davis Perfect Pair Kit:

      I purchased this set last year and have had mixed results. The set up, when actually in use, works quite well. However, the design has some flaws including very weak stands that break easily. Neither piece fits all that well once mounted on the stands and do not line up properly with the provided holes. I have also had two stands break on me. Granted, 1 fell over and snapped and the other, which I purchased to replace the first, broke for no reason at all. If you buy this kit be prepared to upgrade your stands. The replacement or current stands are even weaker than thrones that came with the set when I originally bought it and scare me when placing my Canon 600 Ex Rt's on them at receptions. Overall I would suggest saving a few more dollars and getting the rapid box set for easier install though I cannot speak for the stands.

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      5.0

      Bob does not disappoint

      By LWM Photography

      from Wichita KS

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Indoors
        • Low Light
        • Portraits
        • Special Events

        Comments about Westcott Bob and Dawn Davis Perfect Pair Kit:

        So far I have used the apollo with a canon 430EXii flash with beautiful results. I couldn't recommend this set more, but keep in mind if you use this set, line of sight can be iffy, you will need a transceiver, I would recommend the Cactus V6, which has worked flawless with my flashes.

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        5.0

        Great Setup!

        By Jordan

        from Mesa, AZ

        Comments about Westcott Bob and Dawn Davis Perfect Pair Kit:

        Love this perfect pair, it makes it feasible to walk somewhere on a shoot, very very portable. Good luck trying to find a comparable setup for this price!

        It smells funny, but I just aired it out.

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