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

(based on 57 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (47)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (34)
  • Good color value (25)
  • Long-lasting (15)
  • Lightweight (13)
  • Good power output (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Outdoors (29)
  • Indoors (25)
  • General purpose (23)
  • Portraits (19)
  • Low light (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (14), Semi-pro photographer (13), Photo enthusiast (7), Semi-professional (7), Casual photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (31)

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

Amazing!

By J. Nicole

from Midland, TX

Verified Buyer

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

This is so perfect for shooting portraits when the light you're working with needs a little help!

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5.0

I would recommend this product to anyone looking

By Jan

from Kawkawlin, MI

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Lightweight
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Photography
    • Portraits
    • Weddings

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

    Using this 6-in-1 Illuminator Reflector Kit to manipulate lighting for my photography. Very nice quality product, was very impressed, when I opened it up. Been having a blast using it.

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    5.0

    Great Options & Quality

    By CircusPix

    from New York

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

    Great reflector and love that I have two reflectors in one. Very well made.

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    5.0

    Couldn't be happier

    By Victor

    from New York Citu

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

    So I owe a 6x4 one and wanted somethings little smaller and easier to transport and stored and I simply couldn't be happier basically you get 2 big enough for most uses and easy to fold good quality reflectors

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    5.0

    I would buy this product again.

    By NataliZ

    from Staten Island

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up

    Cons

    • Inconsistent Output

    Best Uses

    • Photography

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

    I like it, its little bit larger then i expected but working good.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Great and affordable

    By Heather (student)

    from Scottsville, KY

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

    Received quickly and was easy to set up and use. I used a lighting stand to hold up at the height that I need for the school project

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    5.0

    Perfect size

    By Tom

    from Nashville

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Photography
      • Portraits

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

      This is just the right size for doing outdoor family portraits. Using the reflectors and/or the diffusers

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      5.0

      Necessary for outdoor portraits

      By Memom

      from LaGrange GA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Photography
        • Portraits

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

        well made
        good size, not too big, not too small
        easy to work with

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        • No

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        5.0

        Cool accessory!

        By Davy B

        from Bartlett, IL

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

            This will get you spotted as it is pretty large and not seen with basic amateurs :-) It folds nicely into a compact case with handle. I like the choice of metallic colors but also the white diffuser to soften the light. When used for portrait, It opens the shadows more than I'd have thought, and provides a color toning (choose the one you like). So this accessory seems pretty essential to me. It however requires an assistant unless you use a remote & tripod to shoot a pre-framed subject :-)

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            5.0

            Great size and quality

            By Julia

            from Wichita Falls texas

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

            Love all the versatility this piece has to offer. Also love that the one stop reflector can be used by itself giving you the option of having two reflectors. Happy with my purchase!

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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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                      • No

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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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