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Westcott24x24" Soft Box with Bowens S-Type Adapter Ring
 
3.3

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (3)

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    (3)

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    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (2)

40%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (6)
  • Attaches securely (4)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

  • Flimsy (3)

Best Uses

  • General purpose (6)
  • Portraits (6)
  • Indoors (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (5), Photo enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good purchase for the price

Used as a portable flash solution with Bowens to Speedlight adapter. Softens flash well, about 2 stops lost with both diffusers in place, and the hot spot typical of these inexpensive light shapers...Read complete review

Used as a portable flash solution with Bowens to Speedlight adapter. Softens flash well, about 2 stops lost with both diffusers in place, and the hot spot typical of these inexpensive light shapers is not actually bad. My only complaint is that the front diffuser is flush with the front of the box making any directionality difficult. Really this is only slightly more directional than a shoot-through umbrella.
In terms of quality it is Westcott and thus better quality than generic but not quite as good as their higher end gear.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Does not compare to other Westcott produ

This box is cheap, and it is designed to be cheap. It does the basics: bundles light, connects to your strobes, and allows softening. However, the struts bend much more easily,...Read complete review

This box is cheap, and it is designed to be cheap. It does the basics: bundles light, connects to your strobes, and allows softening. However, the struts bend much more easily, an the characteristic "velcro lip" at the front of other Westcott soft boxes is not there (which would allow you to mold the light a bit better). I have only used this product for a week, so I can't speak to it's longevity. However, I doubt it will last as long as my other Westcott boxes, some of which I've been using for 12 years.

If you are ok with these shortcomings, it's an ok investment.

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4.0

Good product, hard set up

By Howie

from Idaho

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors

      Comments about Westcott 24x24" Soft Box with Bowens S-Type Adapter Ring:

      The product is working well, but set-up was a pain. I felt like I was going to end up breaking the metal supports. I had to look up a video on youtube to make sure I was doing it correctly.

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      5.0

      great price

      By JC

      from DC

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Good Color Value
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Westcott 24x24" Soft Box with Bowens S-Type Adapter Ring:

        Exactly what I expected.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Will do the job

        By Rebecca

        from Melbourne, Australia

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good value
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Difficult to disassemble
        • Might Wear Easily

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Portraits

        Comments about Westcott 24x24" Soft Box with Bowens S-Type Adapter Ring:

        The softbox seems fine, I haven't really tested it out yet. It's a bit tricky to disassemble and I think it may get damaged in the long run. The one slightly annoying thing that wasn't listed is that the softbox rods are smaller than the usual 9mm rods (approximately 5mm) which means that the speedrings that come with it can't be used for other softboxes - so if you're buying another softbox like I did you won't be able to use this speedring.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Nice design

        By Eddyattoronto

        from Toronto, Canada

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Long-Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Indoors
          • Portraits

          Comments about Westcott 24x24" Soft Box with Bowens S-Type Adapter Ring:

          Nice design and easy to assemble. Good value for money too as it was on sale!!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          3.0

          Flimsy

          By Deedee

          from Philly

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Flimsy

          Best Uses

          • Portraits

          Comments about Westcott 24x24" Soft Box with Bowens S-Type Adapter Ring:

          Being completely inexperienced with soft boxes I have to say that it is more flimsy than expected, and the front diffuser makes a huge fold when fully assembled. I guess it works for the purpose, and if you dont have to move it around a lot it might be ok. I had to exchange the adapter ring to fit my strobe.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          3.0

          Does not compare to other Westcott produ

          By hubertk

          from Cincinnati, OH

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Weak

          Best Uses

          • Indoors

          Comments about Westcott 24x24" Soft Box with Bowens S-Type Adapter Ring:

          This box is cheap, and it is designed to be cheap. It does the basics: bundles light, connects to your strobes, and allows softening. However, the struts bend much more easily, an the characteristic "velcro lip" at the front of other Westcott soft boxes is not there (which would allow you to mold the light a bit better). I have only used this product for a week, so I can't speak to it's longevity. However, I doubt it will last as long as my other Westcott boxes, some of which I've been using for 12 years.

          If you are ok with these shortcomings, it's an ok investment.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Good purchase for the price

          By Klausalan

          from San Francisco, CA

          About Me Photography Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Securely
          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Outdoors
            • Portraits
            • Special Events

            Comments about Westcott 24x24" Soft Box with Bowens S-Type Adapter Ring:

            Used as a portable flash solution with Bowens to Speedlight adapter. Softens flash well, about 2 stops lost with both diffusers in place, and the hot spot typical of these inexpensive light shapers is not actually bad. My only complaint is that the front diffuser is flush with the front of the box making any directionality difficult. Really this is only slightly more directional than a shoot-through umbrella.
            In terms of quality it is Westcott and thus better quality than generic but not quite as good as their higher end gear.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            I bought 2 and am very happy with them

            By Jim

            from Brea,CA

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Indoors
              • Low Light

              Comments about Westcott 24x24" Soft Box with Bowens S-Type Adapter Ring:

              I use these for product Photo and still life

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              2.0

              No

              By WLC

              from Florida

              Comments about Westcott 24x24" Soft Box with Bowens S-Type Adapter Ring:

              No instructions and missing pieces. Considering returning it if I didn't need it for a shoot this weekend! Ugh!

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Frustrating to set up

              By Jeff

              from Cincinnati

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Flimsy

                Best Uses

                • General Use

                Comments about Westcott 24x24" Soft Box with Bowens S-Type Adapter Ring:

                Very difficult to set up. I decided to return it

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                3.0

                A relatively good softbox.

                By Kalwin

                from Grand Prairie, TX

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use
                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Westcott 24x24" Soft Box with Bowens S-Type Adapter Ring:

                    Studio lighting. Rods stay in pockets better than some other products.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Poor quality-would not buy again

                    By Steve

                    from San Diego, CA

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Flimsy

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Westcott 24x24" Soft Box with Bowens S-Type Adapter Ring:

                        Poor quality
                        No instructions
                        Will be returning
                        Not like any Westcott product I have ever purchased

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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