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WestcottIlluminator Reflector Kit 6-in-1 - 42"
 
4.8

(based on 47 reviews)

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100%

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Pros

  • Durable (34)
  • Good color value (25)
  • Long-lasting (15)
  • Good power output (10)
  • Lightweight (10)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Outdoors (29)
    • Indoors (25)
    • General purpose (23)
    • Portraits (16)
    • Low light (14)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (13), Pro photographer (12), Semi-professional (7), Photo enthusiast (4), Casual photographer (3)
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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    This is the best bang for the buck!

    I've used many a reflector discs in my time. Decided to replace my old round discs with this Westcott. Man-Oh-Man this 6-in-1 kit is excellent. The workmanship is excellent!Firstly they...Read complete review

    I've used many a reflector discs in my time. Decided to replace my old round discs with this Westcott. Man-Oh-Man this 6-in-1 kit is excellent. The workmanship is excellent!Firstly they are square, so you are not always fighting with it to keep it still and aimed properly. Just lean it against a stand or tripod and its not going to move...while the round discs have a mind of their own and roll around all-over and require an a-clamp or three. The square shape will make shooting without an assistant much more productive.Secondly this kit has all that you need. It comes with TWO 42discs...one disc is a one-stop white diffuser and the other is a two-stop white diffuser. Both can be used as bounce also.Thirdly it comes with a cover that has Gold and Sliver on the outside and the reverse has Sunset (soft gold) and Black. This zips over one of the discs.B&H doesn't mention in the description but it does come with a carrying pouch.If you are looking for your first reflector disc this kit is just right. It's not too small where it's useless or it takes an assistant to aim it all day.I'm done with round reflectors in my life...its hip to be square!

    Problems Encountered: None!

    Previous Equivalent Items Owned: Many different brands of round discs.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Needs folding instructions

    They appear to be exactly what I hoped for but without folding instructions I found it difficult to get them folded back. Why wouldn't they put something as basic as that in there? I...Read complete review

    They appear to be exactly what I hoped for but without folding instructions I found it difficult to get them folded back. Why wouldn't they put something as basic as that in there? I can't even find instructions to do that anywhere on the internet.

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    5.0

    Very handy on location

    By Monsoon shooter

    from Surprise, AZ

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Portable
    • Small Package

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portraits

      Comments about Westcott Illuminator Reflector Kit 6-in-1 - 42":

      Works just great when I'm travelling light and need some quick tweaks to the ambient or added light.

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      5.0

      Great Quality, Versatility & Ease of Use

      By Nettybet

      from Mangum, OK

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Good Color Value
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Indoors
        • Low Light
        • Outdoors
        • Portraits

        Comments about Westcott Illuminator Reflector Kit 6-in-1 - 42":

        These reflectors are high quality and the perfect size for use in head shots and mid length portraits. Instructions that come with the set aid in quick reference and the ease in quick twist and restoring to their carrying case is wonderful!

        This variety set is all you need for any enviroment/location protrait shoot!

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        5.0

        great tool

        By mike

        from menlo park, ca

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Good Color Value
        • Lightweight
        • Long-Lasting
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors
          • Low Light
          • Outdoors
          • Portraits

          Comments about Westcott Illuminator Reflector Kit 6-in-1 - 42":

          great on location

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          5.0

          Great Product!

          By Gene Christian

          from Ketchikan, Alaska

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Securely
          • Durable
          • Good Color Value
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Westcott Illuminator Reflector Kit 6-in-1 - 42":

            I purchased this because I was asked to shoot some cabins and indoor spaces of a ship where the lighting was bad. Not only was I pleased but most importantly so was my client. The kit is lighweight and easy to carry. It's now part of my everyday gear.

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            5.0

            Yep, great as expected, well designed

            By EpicPhotography

            from Elizabethtown, PA

            About Me Pro Photographer

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Outdoors
              • Portraits
              • Special Events

              Comments about Westcott Illuminator Reflector Kit 6-in-1 - 42":

              I have been looking for a product like this. I am a professional and we do a lot of outdoor, on-location shooting. I try and keep it simple and not carry too much. This cuts out a lot and makes it easy to get the desired lighting. I am ver pleased. It's a must have for outdoor portait shooting.

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              5.0

              Great tool to have

              By Danielgg

              from Fresno,Ca

              About Me Getting Started

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

              • Had Hard Time Collapsing

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use
              • Home
              • Landscape Photography
              • Portraits

              Comments about Westcott Illuminator Reflector Kit 6-in-1 - 42":

              This has been a great tool to have to take outdoor photography.

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              5.0

              Great product, very versitile.

              By Whit

              from Philadelphia

              About Me Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use
                • Macro Photography
                • Portraits
                • Studio
                • Traveling

                Comments about Westcott Illuminator Reflector Kit 6-in-1 - 42":

                I've been using this line of reflectors over 20 years. This is larger than what I've used in the camera room up until now. Only drawback is the weight, but what do you expect with a 6 in 1 product.

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                5.0

                Lost the first one - buying another one!

                By Dan in GA

                from Dalton, GA

                About Me Semi-Professional

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Portraits
                  • Studio
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about Westcott Illuminator Reflector Kit 6-in-1 - 42":

                  This kit is very versatile. I misplaced mine and am back to order another one. I like the "rounded square" format. It is easier to balance or lean than a round one. I use it for blocking light, diffusion, and reflection. Great all-around accessory for indoor and outtoor situations.

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                  4.0

                  Huge reflector, do the job

                  By Fish

                  from New York, NY

                  About Me Semi-Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                  • Bulky

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape Photography
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Westcott Illuminator Reflector Kit 6-in-1 - 42":

                  Great reflector. I only gave them 4 stars because they are extremely big and sometimes keeping them organized is kind of a hassle.

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                  5.0

                  Syl Arena uses this one...

                  By Reid

                  from Charlotte, NC

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to store
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Rugged

                  Cons

                  • Not Owning One

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape Photography
                  • Macro Photography
                  • Portraits
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about Westcott Illuminator Reflector Kit 6-in-1 - 42":

                  I got this reflector at Syl Arena's recommendation on his blog and at his Speedliters Intensive seminar. I'm one of those people who doesn't have a lot of money to spend on gear, so I'm definitely not buying a cheap one that I'd have to buy again and wish I had gotten a good one. I have made that mistake my last time.

                  This reflector is really amazingly consturcted. The zippers are very heavy duty, and I don't feel like I have to treat them with kid gloves. I love that it comes with two diffuser panels at 1 stop and 2 stop diffusion strengths. This kit contains everything that I need and more. I am prepared now to continue to grow in my love of photography. No more using pieces of posterboard and having to be super careful with them.

                  Go ahead and buy it. Highly recommended!

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                  5.0

                  Perfect!

                  By Jim

                  from Bloomington, IN

                  About Me Semi-Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use
                    • Home
                    • Portraits
                    • Studio
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Westcott Illuminator Reflector Kit 6-in-1 - 42":

                    I use this for DSLR video--the size, build quality, and the rounded rectangular form are perfect. I love that this kit also has a diffuser. It is not hard to fold back up, just takes a bit of practice for the less spatially inclined. Start with your hands on opposite corners and twist the reflector. I'm right handled, so the way I twist, the unheld right corner folds over the top, making one of the outside circles, while my left hand continues the twist (so that my left arm looks like I'm checking a watch) and brings the rest inside. Difficult to explain in words, but I hope it helps.

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                    5.0

                    must have for outdoor portraits

                    By crop body guy

                    from USA

                    About Me Semi-Professional

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Westcott Illuminator Reflector Kit 6-in-1 - 42":

                      I use the two stop panel to tame "blotchy sunlight" on the subject's face. Haven't used the one-stop panel (as a diffuser) yet so mine is normally covered by the sunlight/black cover.

                      the reflectors are a great option, compliment or alternative to flash. I use sunlight and silver the most.

                      quality is top notch -- they fold up just like a windshield reflector; the frames are robust, the zippers are good quality and the fabric looks to be very high quality as well. I'm glad I spent the extra for a pro quality tool.

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                      5.0

                      great pro quality product.

                      By crop body guy

                      from US

                      About Me Semi-Professional

                      Pros

                      • High Quality Fabric
                      • High Quality Frames
                      • High Quality Zipper

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Portraits
                        • Studio
                        • Traveling

                        Comments about Westcott Illuminator Reflector Kit 6-in-1 - 42":

                        first - clarity as to what you get:
                        1. a 1-stop diffuser panel
                        2. a 2-stop diffuser panel
                        3. one reversable (sun/black, gold/silver) fabric slip cover that goes over one of panels

                        its a brilliant solution because one of the panels can be used as a diffuser while using the the other panel as a reflector with the slip cover. the other plus about this is that you get both a one-stop and a two-stop diffuser to accomodate different lighting situations.

                        the frame, fabric, and zippers are very high quality, and the panels are trivial to collapse. those who have trouble with this need to practice on an automobile windshield reflector.

                        very happy I spent the extra $$ on a pro quality solution instead of an occasional-use toy

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                        5.0

                        The perfect kit

                        By CARedHair

                        from Anaheim, CA

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Good Color Value
                        • Large but compact
                        • Lightweight
                        • Long-Lasting
                        • Powerful

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Westcott Illuminator Reflector Kit 6-in-1 - 42":

                          I am very happy with this reflector kit; it contains everything I need! I used to carry 2-3 different reflectors to have it all but with this, I only need this one. I might also add that it is the perfect size for a couple (I photograph weddings). Not only do I use it to reflect or diffuse sunlight but I also use it in the dark. I flash into the reflector and have the light bounce off to the subject, giving awesome light.

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                          4.0

                          Great product!

                          By Jason

                          from Atlanta, Ga

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Good Color Value
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Portraits

                            Comments about Westcott Illuminator Reflector Kit 6-in-1 - 42":

                            This item is exactly as described. Well made, durable, and a great addition to your gear. Can't believe the difference this makes in my photos, subject really pops and camera focusing issues are a thing of the past!

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                            5.0

                            Amazing reflector

                            By DallasClassic

                            from Dallas Texas

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Powerful

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Outdoors

                              Comments about Westcott Illuminator Reflector Kit 6-in-1 - 42":

                              I cannot image finding a more versitile refector than this one. It does everything you could possibly need and at a price point that won't kill your pocket book.

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                              5.0

                              Works Great!

                              By markie_d

                              from Edmonton, Alberta Canada

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Long-Lasting

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • General Use
                                • Indoors
                                • Outdoors

                                Comments about Westcott Illuminator Reflector Kit 6-in-1 - 42":

                                Well Made - Quality Product. Easy to use. Great Price

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                                5.0

                                Amazing

                                By Jen

                                from Rittman, Ohio

                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Good Color Value
                                • Long-Lasting
                                • Powerful

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Outdoors and indoors

                                  Comments about Westcott Illuminator Reflector Kit 6-in-1 - 42":

                                  use for Natural lighting

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                                  5.0

                                  Excellent product

                                  By ghirsch

                                  from Atlanta, GA

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • General Use
                                    • Indoors
                                    • Low Light
                                    • Outdoors
                                    • Special Events

                                    Comments about Westcott Illuminator Reflector Kit 6-in-1 - 42":

                                    I recently purchased the 6-in-1 reflector kit after the zipper broke on my Westcott Pro Basics 5-in-1 reflector. The 6-in-1 is definitely more expensive, and (so far) I haven't had any issues with zippers breaking. Gold/Silver reflectors are used for fill light, and what's nice about the 6-in-1 is that it also includes a diffusion panel, handy when you're trying to remove dappled sunlight from your images. If there is anything that makes me nuts, it's trying to get the thing back in the bag! You almost have to practice folding this beast, and I find that not thinking about how to fold it is often the best way to ensure you fold it correctly. Definitely watch a video tutorial on folding, prior to using...because it will frustrate you!! Finally, it's challenging to shoot and hold this reflector at the same time. You'll want to bring a friend or assistant to help you direct the light where you want it to go.

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                                    4.0

                                    Very Nice Reflector Kit

                                    By Les

                                    from Ephrata, PA

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Good Color Value

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Indoors
                                      • Low Light
                                      • Outdoors

                                      Comments about Westcott Illuminator Reflector Kit 6-in-1 - 42":

                                      I used a couple of these reflectors last weekend on a family and a HS senior photo shoot on a beach. The reflectors worked well. I especially like the gold/silver combination (sunlight) panel.
                                      The panels were easy to use and change on the frame. The zipper seems to be a good quality and the storage bag prevented me from getting everything all sandy. The rectangular shape allowed me to prop the relector against a tripod and not roll away. I had minimal problems in refolding the frame to fit in the storage bag, as it uses the same "pop-up" concept as other photography and camping equipment that I already own. The DVD included with the kit contains some very good information.

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