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WestcottOctabank Softbox for Flash Only - 7'
 
5.0

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      5.0

      Get your own sun!

      By John

      from Norway

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Full Length Studio Work
      • Indoors
      • Portraits

      Comments about Westcott Octabank Softbox for Flash Only - 7':

      It's heavy. It's massive. It's all the light you ever wanted.

      Douible diffusors and the reflective inside that wescott does so well makes this monster softbox give very even light all the way out to the edges.

      Very sturdy build but a little on the heavy side. Easy to assemble, and disassemble. The bracket that attaches the speedring to the stands and the elbow that comes with the box is just genious.

      Would not recommend this for use outside as the area that can catch wind on this thing is pretty huge.

      Good value for money!
      (PS: Don't forget to order the speedring!)

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      5.0

      Awesome Light Modifier

      By Rab

      from Bozeman, MT

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attach Securely
      • Good Color Value

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Indoors
        • Low Light
        • Night Time
        • Outdoors

        Comments about Westcott Octabank Softbox for Flash Only - 7':

        I use the Westcott Octabank for studio and outdoor portraits with Alien Bee strobes.

        What's great:
        - Gentle soft light and wide coverage for groups
        - Price was right compared to Elinchrome etc.
        - Fairly easy set-up. Don't over-do it on the rods though.
        - Came with a tilt adapter for the light stand. Nice touch.

        Not so great:
        - 7' is big. If you take this outside be ready to manage it appropriately.

        ** Note- You will have to buy the appropriate speed ring to fit your brand of strobes separately- budget appropriately.

        Also- you'll want to mount this on a heavy duty light stand or c-stand. I use a heavy duty stand with wheels and a 15# sandbag on it. Better safe then sorry.

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        5.0

        Really heavy and massive...

        By Daniel

        from Austin TX

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Good Color Value
        • Long-Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Low Light
          • Night Time
          • Outdoors
          • Special Events

          Comments about Westcott Octabank Softbox for Flash Only - 7':

          You better have a strong lock on your lighting if you plan on using this. I had it attached to Elinchrom D-lite-4 kit and i tightened it so much that i was afraid to tighten it more for fear of snapping some piece of mounting hardware. It would NOT stand up... Obviously this is more of a failure with my lights vs the Octa... but one does not work with out the other.

          Light quality is fantastic. Its basically portable window light on a cloudy day. Soft diffused shadows, even tonality of light. Beautiful light modifier.

          Excellent build quality.

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