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WestcottOctabank Softbox for Flash Only - 5'
 
4.6

(based on 7 reviews)

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors (5)
    • General purpose (4)
    • Portraits (4)
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      • Was this a gift?:
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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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          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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              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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