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WestcottOctabank Softbox for Flash Only - 5'
 
4.6

(based on 7 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attaches securely (5)
  • Durable (5)
  • Good color value (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Indoors (5)
  • General purpose (4)
  • Portraits (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

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4.0

EXcellent Wrap around soft light

By Jrios

from Virginia

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attaches Securely
  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors
    • Portraits

    Comments about Westcott Octabank Softbox for Flash Only - 5':

    The Wescott 5' Octabank gives you great wrap around soft light . Not difficult to assemble, once you get the hang of it. i would have given it 5 stars but the clips to attach the internal baffle are not strong enough. i've had 4 of them break so far. Ive resorted to using safety Pins. i m going to write Wescott about replacing this part

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    5.0

    Fantastic

    By B-House

    from LA, CA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use

      Comments about Westcott Octabank Softbox for Flash Only - 5':

      This 5' Octa works great and is very well made. It is made form a strong fabric that won't tear and comes with a nice carrying case. The only downside is it doesn't come with any spare poles.

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      5.0

      Great soft light

      By Lightmark

      from New Hampshire

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Portraits

        Comments about Westcott Octabank Softbox for Flash Only - 5':

        Used for small group, and fashion portraits. Great light. Strong construction, as with most of the Westcott products I own.

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        • No

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        4.0

        My radical Octobox

        By Phoppopp

        from Little rock arkansas

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Indoors
          • Portraits

          Comments about Westcott Octabank Softbox for Flash Only - 5':

          I've read up on the Octobox and the way it evenly lights a subject. Now I've had a chance to see for my self and I am definately pleased with the softness of the light that is fast on my subject while retaining a nice amount of shadows.

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          5.0

          Westcott 5' Octabank Softbox

          By Syncityphotography

          from Las Vegas

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Securely
          • Good Color Value

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors
            • Portraits

            Comments about Westcott Octabank Softbox for Flash Only - 5':

            Excellent Product. Even smooth light distribution

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            • No

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            4.0

            beautiful light

            By jkh5000

            from South Carolina

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Indoors
                • Outdoors

                Comments about Westcott Octabank Softbox for Flash Only - 5':

                The Octabank produces beautiful light. Not difficult to setup and the provided tilt adapter keeps the weight off the strobe. Seems durable so far. Used it outdoors to light a family of 4 with no problems.

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                5.0

                Perfect for headshot/portraits

                By Z-A

                from Los Angeles

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Westcott Octabank Softbox for Flash Only - 5':

                  If you're a headshot/portrait/lifestyle/editorial photographer and don't own an Octabank Softbox, BUY ONE!

                  It will push your photos to the next level. I was researching all the different types and brands of softboxes. I landed on the Westcott 5' Octabank and I am so glad I did! You can't beat the price. It was far less than some of their competitors. And like you, I always think if the price is cheaper, than am I buying a "cheaper" product? Well, in this case: NO! The construction and build quality is superior. It is made to withstand the elements of indoor and outdoor photography. I'm not saying to hop a plane and run into the Amazon Jungle with this thing, but normal use will be no problem.

                  I am a fan of Westcott Softboxes and Reflectors.

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