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Westcott Pocketbox Round - 8.5"

B&H # NAPP13HBVJD
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You Pay: $19.90
Product Highlights
  • Softens Direct Flash
  • Use on or off Camera
  • Defeats Redeye
  • Ideal for Fill Light

The Westcott PocketBox Round - 8.5" is an ideal solution for a multitude of problems inherent in on-camera flash use. The PocketBox Round sets up in seconds and is compatible with any shoe-type flash, whether you're using it on or off camera. First and foremost, it eliminates the harsh shadows produced with direct flash, especially when the flash is the main source of light. Since the light is diffused, redeye is minimized and contrast softened. The shape of the box produces round catchlights in the eyes of your subject for a natural look in portraiture. The PocketBox Round features a silver interior to maximize your flash's output, as well as a removable diffusion panel for even output.

Size 8.5" (21.6 cm) diameter
Shape Round
Compatibility Any small flash
Removable Front Face No
Removable Interior Baffle Yes
Accepts Grids No
Requires Speed Ring No
Dimensions 8.5" (21.6 cm) diameter x 1.0" (2.54 cm) depth
Weight 0.2 lb (0.09 kg)
Westcott Pocketbox Round - 8.5"
  • Carry Case
  • 1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    WestcottPocketbox Round - 8.5"
     
    4.2

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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      (1)

    88%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (8)
    • Attaches securely (3)
    • Durable (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      great idea but needs to be perfected

      The idea is great, a small foldup softbox. The problem is that the metal spokes tend to weaken and when extended the softbox is somewhat flimsy. The picture in the illustration is great...Read complete review

      The idea is great, a small foldup softbox. The problem is that the metal spokes tend to weaken and when extended the softbox is somewhat flimsy. The picture in the illustration is great and that is what the pocketbox looks like when first opened, but it does not retain the shape for very long.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      curt@curtd.com

      Yes, it softens light, but not much and with great reduction in power.

      Yes, it softens light, but not much and with great reduction in power.

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      4.0

      great idea but needs to be perfected

      By chaim01

      from jerusalem, israel

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Flimsy

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Indoors
      • Night Time
      • Portraits

      Comments about Westcott Pocketbox Round - 8.5":

      The idea is great, a small foldup softbox. The problem is that the metal spokes tend to weaken and when extended the softbox is somewhat flimsy. The picture in the illustration is great and that is what the pocketbox looks like when first opened, but it does not retain the shape for very long.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Just exactly what I need

      By Ren

      from Torrance, California

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Better Than Plastic
      • Lightweight
      • Portable
      • Reasonably priced

      Cons

      • Flimsy

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Westcott Pocketbox Round - 8.5":

      The most convenient unobtrusive modifier that's a snap to set up. The device is so light but very effective in use and storage since it lays flat and almost weghtless that fits in almost all camera bag.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Just right!!

      By Outlaw

      from Savannah GA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Westcott Pocketbox Round - 8.5":

        Easy light diffusion
        Portable
        Easy to use

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        • No

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        5.0

        Love it!

        By Ga shooter

        from Georgia

        Comments about Westcott Pocketbox Round - 8.5":

        Perfect for when the flash is on a bracket with the camera for handholding but works great with the flash on a light stand, too. I push it in close for lovely diffused light. Makes nice, natural-looking round catch lights. Just wish I'd bought the kit cause I'll be getting more.

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        4.0

        Easy to bring on any occasion

        By Heiberg

        from California

        Comments about Westcott Pocketbox Round - 8.5":

        Portable and makes nice soft light.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Works great!

        By senya212

        from Denver, CO

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Fill Flash
          • Night Photography
          • Portraits

          Comments about Westcott Pocketbox Round - 8.5":

          I use this PocketBox with my SB700. It creates a nice even light. Design is a little bit flimsy, but it does the job.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Exactly what he needed

          By Alerign

          from N.L., Mex.

          Verified Buyer

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            Cons

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                Comments about Westcott Pocketbox Round - 8.5":

                Helpful

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                4.0

                simple effective light modification

                By David

                from Charlotte, NC

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Easy To Use
                • Light Modification
                • Lightweight
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • Blocks Ir Receiver
                • Limits To Manual Mode
                • Slow Recycling
                • Weak Output

                Best Uses

                • Fill Flash
                • Night Photography
                • One-light Portraiture
                • Portraits

                Comments about Westcott Pocketbox Round - 8.5":

                The Pocketbox Round fits over my speedlights to soften the light, broaden it, and provide nice round catchlights in subjects' eyes. I suppose it would be possible to use multiple units on multiple speedlights but I have not tried that.

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                • No

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                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                curt@curtd.com

                By Curt D

                from Washington, MO

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Securely
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Too Diffused

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Westcott Pocketbox Round - 8.5":

                  Yes, it softens light, but not much and with great reduction in power.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Perfect!

                  By ignitedphoto

                  from Howell, MI

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Securely
                  • Durable
                  • Good Color Value
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Westcott Pocketbox Round - 8.5":

                    I prefer to use our 32x40 softbox and studio lights...but when those are to cumbersome these are perfect!!

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                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Perfectly portable

                    By D.Bell

                    from Atlanta

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attaches Securely
                    • Durable
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Westcott Pocketbox Round - 8.5":

                      Was glad too see it didn't narrow the beam of light too much

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                      • No

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