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WestcottuLite Octabox 500W Tungsten Kit
 
4.3

(based on 6 reviews)

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Cons

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Best Uses

  • Indoors (4)
  • Portraits (3)
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    • Semi-pro photographer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

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4.0

Withstands High Heat

By Joe Smokie

from Rockville, MD

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • decent value
  • Heat Resistance

Cons

  • No carrying case
  • Portability

Best Uses

  • Indoors
  • Low Light
  • Studio lighting
  • Video Lighting

Comments about Westcott uLite Octabox 500W Tungsten Kit:

Used to light video interviews. Powerful when used with a 500w tungsten bulb and the housing can withstand the high heat generated by that bulb.
Fairly easy to setup for use.
Overall it's a good value. It is only dinged one star because it doesn't come with a bag and the box would not withstand any attempt to use it as a carrying case. Also, the softbox material is a bit flimsy

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5.0

Great Kit!

By CCollins7

from Wiesbaden, Germany

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Powerful

Cons

  • Runs Hot

Best Uses

  • Indoors
  • Portraits

Comments about Westcott uLite Octabox 500W Tungsten Kit:

I've used this as a portable light. It has high wattage and isn't too heavy for me to tote along all by myself. I really love this!!

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5.0

soft bright light- fine price

By Danthenovelty

from Hyde park new York

Comments about Westcott uLite Octabox 500W Tungsten Kit:

I make music videos for youtubers with multi million subscribers and this light does the trick for super cheap - strongly recommend

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4.0

Excellent studio light on a budget

By RussRoc

from Greater Seattle Area

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attaches Securely
  • Good Color Value
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Disassemble

Best Uses

  • Indoors
  • Portraits

Comments about Westcott uLite Octabox 500W Tungsten Kit:

Excellent studio light

Not so great if you want to take it down a lot (you have to remove the light bulb to collapse the umbrella/octabox)

I would recommended, as long as you know it takes a bit to take down.

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4.0

Great starter light

By Chipster

from MN

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Comments about Westcott uLite Octabox 500W Tungsten Kit:

Though it has some plasticky feel to it, the light works very well. It has a flap on the top to let heat out during long shoots but no way to keep it open (easy fix, add another strip of velcro. Easy to put together.

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4.0

Future's So Bright, Gotta Wear Shades

By Lundegaard

from The Lower Hudson Valley

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Color Value
  • Lightweight
  • Powerful

Cons

  • Delicate

Best Uses

  • Indoors
  • Low Light
  • Night Time
  • Portraits

Comments about Westcott uLite Octabox 500W Tungsten Kit:

I needed a simple soft fill/eye light for studio work and POOF, Westcott comes through again. Tungsten bulbs are always close to my heart for how they treat skintone and for a small unit, this puppy packs a nice punch. I just wish is was a little more robust in terms of frame; I will try to avoid bringing this in the field until I have an assistant who isn't an ex-baggage handler at JFK. GREAT for studio work!

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