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WestcottApollo Orb Duo Kit
 
4.6

(based on 7 reviews)

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Pros

  • Lightweight (6)
  • Durable (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Portraits (7)
    • Indoors (6)
    • General purpose (4)
    • Low light (4)
    • Night time (3)
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      • Was this a gift?:
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    4.0

    great kit for portraits, great price

    By nycfotos

    from NYC, NY

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Durable
    • Great price
    • Lightweight
    • Long-Lasting
    • Portable
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Flash Wremote Trigger
      • General Use
      • Good Size
      • Indoors
      • Low Light
      • Night Time
      • Outdoors
      • Portraits
      • Special Events
      • To Be Used With Flash Ttl

      Comments about Westcott Apollo Orb Duo Kit:

      used for portrait photography
      versatile
      great price at B&H, I saved about $100 on the same kit from a competitor online

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      5.0

      Happy I invested in this gear

      By Szeliga Imagery

      from Fort Lauderdale, Florida

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Westcott Apollo Orb Duo Kit:

          I bought this equipment to help me light my portrait and event work and I am very happy with the gear. The stands are sturdy and the light boxes work like I wanted them to do. I like the ease of setup and the carrying case helps me keep it and a couple other things conveniently packed away. I have no complaints about it so far, but I have only used it once on a shoot. I plan on using more soon to help me on a couple personal projects.

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          5.0

          Portable, Beautiful Soft Light

          By luciddreamz

          from Raleigh, NC

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Beatuful Light
          • Lightweight
          • Portable

          Cons

          • Flimsy

          Best Uses

          • Indoors
          • Portraits

          Comments about Westcott Apollo Orb Duo Kit:

          I bought this to take some new headshots of my wife for her acting resume along with a Westcott X-Drop. I also ordered a heavy duty Impact light stand and a Smith Victor MB150 boom arm so I could position the 43" Orb slightly above the subject as the keylight in a clamshell lighting scenario with the 28" softbox directly below for fill. The Apollo kit sets up quickly and easily and produces beautiful soft light. If you need a portable backdrop I strongly recommend buying the X-Drop to go with this. The included carrying case is definitely a welcome addition. I'll be bringing this kit into the office to help a few co-workers update their LinkedIn profiles.

          I used this with three Canon 600ex-rt's with a Canon ST-E3-RT wireless transmitter and it's a wonderful setup (a speedlight in each softbox plus one to light the backdrop). I use the 600ex-rt's and my camera in manual mode using a Sekonic 478D to adjust the power on the flash units and shoot tethered to my MacBook Pro with a 27" Apple Cinema display from a tripod using my Canon 6D with 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II. I'm also using an ExpoDisc to set the color balance. I remember reading Douglas Kirkland saying something like "Try to create the best photo you can in camera" - I guess I may have taken his advice too far :)

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          4.0

          So far - so good

          By Rossi

          from Texas

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Westcott Apollo Orb Duo Kit:

            I really like these units and the portability. I opted to use a heavier duty stand for these but outside of that they really make great light for my shoots so far. I typically mount the 43" Orb on a boom arm to make tilting it more flexible. 4 Stars primarily due to the lightweight stands that come with this kit.

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            5.0

            Impressed

            By Sheila

            from Kentucky

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Westcott Apollo Orb Duo Kit:

              I love the Apollo Orb Duo Kit! Very portable and easily assembles and disassembles into its nice carry case. Perfect for the photographer on the go!

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              5.0

              Great starter kit!

              By ASmith77

              from Holly Springs, NC

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Securely
              • Durable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Westcott Apollo Orb Duo Kit:

                Just used this set up for an event this weekend and it worked perfect. Took a couple minutes to set up, not as fast as a set up like the Rapid Box but still pretty quick. The set up is lightweight and with the travel bag it makes it great for on the go!

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                4.0

                I've found "the sweet light !"

                By Lensjockey

                from Cincinnati Ohio

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Color Value
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Flimsy

                Best Uses

                • Portraits

                Comments about Westcott Apollo Orb Duo Kit:

                This is the perfect location kit I can use for doing a few headshots or executive portraits on location using my speedlights when I don't need to lug out all the corded lights and deal with extension cords, finding a place to plug in, worrying about someone tripping over my cords, etc. They produce a beautiful soft even light . My only problem with this kit is the range of tilt that's possible once everything's set up. You pretty much have to leave them aiming straight out . Also, once a speedlight is sealed up inside, you need to keep pulling the velcro open on the diffusers to make adjustments . This isn't a problem , though , with my Lumedyne unit with a separate controlable power pack outside the softbox or orb.

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