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Westcott24x24" Soft Box with Bowens S-Type Adapter Ring
 
3.1

(based on 10 reviews)

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33%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (5)
  • Attaches securely (3)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

  • Flimsy (3)

Best Uses

  • General purpose (5)
  • Portraits (5)
  • Indoors (3)
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    • Pro photographer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9)

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

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.

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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.

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    • 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.

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    • 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.

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      • 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

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        • 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

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          • 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.

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              • 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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