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Westcott24x24" Soft Box with Bowens S-Type Adapter Ring
 
3.5

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

45%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (7)
  • Attaches securely (5)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

  • Flimsy (3)

Best Uses

  • General purpose (7)
  • Portraits (7)
  • Indoors (6)
  • Outdoors (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (5), Photo enthusiast (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great for Speedlite

I got this 24-inch Westscott softbox to use with an Interfit Strobies XS-Bracket (also bought from B&H). The Westscott softbox came with a Bowens S-type adapter, which fits perfectly on...Read complete review

I got this 24-inch Westscott softbox to use with an Interfit Strobies XS-Bracket (also bought from B&H). The Westscott softbox came with a Bowens S-type adapter, which fits perfectly on the XS bracket. The combination balances well on even a small lightstand and is light enough to be handheld easily. I used them together to take a fun, quick portrait of my grandson outdoors on a cloudy, dull day. The 24-inch size seems about right for head shots using a speedlite like my Canon 580EX II. I watched one Youtube video on assembling a slightly different Westscott softbox and was able to unbox and assemble this one in about 10 minutes. The quality is good; not pro-level, but not flimsy at all. For the small price, a good value. Exceeded my expectations.

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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.

Reviewed by 13 customers

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5.0

Great for Speedlite

By Geof

from St. Louis, MO

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attaches Securely
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General Use
    • Indoors
    • Outdoors
    • Portraits

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

    I got this 24-inch Westscott softbox to use with an Interfit Strobies XS-Bracket (also bought from B&H). The Westscott softbox came with a Bowens S-type adapter, which fits perfectly on the XS bracket. The combination balances well on even a small lightstand and is light enough to be handheld easily. I used them together to take a fun, quick portrait of my grandson outdoors on a cloudy, dull day. The 24-inch size seems about right for head shots using a speedlite like my Canon 580EX II. I watched one Youtube video on assembling a slightly different Westscott softbox and was able to unbox and assemble this one in about 10 minutes. The quality is good; not pro-level, but not flimsy at all. For the small price, a good value. Exceeded my expectations.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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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.

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          • 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.

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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.

            • 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.

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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

                • 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

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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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