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Westcott5-in-1 Reflector Disc - 40.5"
 
4.1

(based on 51 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (15)
  • Easy to set up (14)
  • Lightweight (14)
  • Attach securely (10)
  • Good color value (10)

Cons

  • Flimsy (4)

Best Uses

  • Outdoors (21)
  • Indoors (20)
  • General purpose (17)
  • Photography (13)
  • Portraits (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (23), Pro photographer (10), Photo enthusiast (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (41)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good reflector, okay stand

In my opinion, there is not a huge difference between reflectors. This one is great. I love that it is so easily converted. It is the perfect size for just about all of...Read complete review

In my opinion, there is not a huge difference between reflectors. This one is great. I love that it is so easily converted. It is the perfect size for just about all of my uses (portrait and wedding work). I use it alone more than half the time. The stand is a little flimsy, but it works fine.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Decent Reflector for the price

Good.
- Flexible, good range of colors, good deal for the price.

Bad.
- Zippers are not good quality and they tend to jam.
- The arm joint...Read complete review

Good.
- Flexible, good range of colors, good deal for the price.

Bad.
- Zippers are not good quality and they tend to jam.
- The arm joint didn't have enough strength to keep the arm up and it wouldn't tighten anymore. It required some rigging and disassembling of the joint, moving couple of washers around until I got it to work.

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3.0

Not bad for the price!

By Matt

from Phoenix, AZ

About Me Photography Student

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Color Value

Cons

  • Weak Construction

Best Uses

  • Indoors
  • Outdoors
  • Portraits

Comments about Westcott 5-in-1 Reflector Disc - 40.5":

I purchased this product a while ago and although the reflector works fine, the stand is pretty cheap construction. The stand fell over once and part of the plastic cracked making it hard to extend up. I use gaff tape to secure it. Aside from that, the stand is not the sturdiest so I would recommend sandbags to keep it grounded. As for the reflector itself, it works good! The white fill side doesn't work as well as a fill card I've noticed. However, you can't go wrong with having a 5-in-1 reflector. I would purchase it separately and buy a more sturdy stand or, if it's in the budget, hire an assistant. I still recommend this kit especially if you don't have a large budget and need something for outdoor photography. Just be careful with the stand.

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5.0

Simple and easy

By Jon

from Las Vegas

Comments about Westcott 5-in-1 Reflector Disc - 40.5":

Great size for the portrait photos I take, and very compact.

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4.0

Good Value

By ERO

from Philadelphia, PA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Westcott 5-in-1 Reflector Disc - 40.5":

For the money, this is excellent. Needs some weight on the base for stability. Versatile. Might well buy another of these.

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3.0

Nice results - quality could be better

By racebg

from nevada city, ca

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Set Up
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Short Lifespan

Best Uses

  • Artificial Lighting

Comments about Westcott 5-in-1 Reflector Disc - 40.5":

Use for indoor/outdoor shooting. I like the variety and the results. The zipper is made cheaply and can take long time to take on and off. I've only used it a couple of times and it feels like it's going to break any minute. I would think that if the whole point is to switch back and forth with the different options they would make a better zipper.

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4.0

great product!

By FIlmHeather

from Denver, CO

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Lightweight
  • Reliable

Cons

  • Lightweight

Best Uses

  • Documentary Videography

Comments about Westcott 5-in-1 Reflector Disc - 40.5":

The reflector disk is enormous! I have not had a chance to use the stand yet, but I do think you'd want to use a weight on top of the tripod, especially outside, since the reflector disk is so big.

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5.0

A great value! Very versatile!

By Sean Kelly

from Taos, NM

About Me Pro Photographer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Lightweight
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Photography
    • Portraits

    Comments about Westcott 5-in-1 Reflector Disc - 40.5":

    I was pleasantly surprised how heavy duty the stand and support arm are. (I probably shouldn't be, since I've owned Westcott products before, and they are always top quality). The reflectors are easy to change, and I love that you can use the main circle to diffuse direct sunlight!

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    4.0

    Works for my shooting

    By 7DMike

    from Omaha, NE

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Photography
      • Portraits
      • Strobe Lighting

      Comments about Westcott 5-in-1 Reflector Disc - 40.5":

      This will come in handy as a second set of hands when I am busy shooting without an assistant. Only time will tell how long the hardware lasts but worth the price of the product for sure!

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      3.0

      MUST buy a weight for the stand!

      By Dstorm

      from Joplin, MO

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • It Flies

      Best Uses

      • Artificial Lighting
      • Photography
      • Video

      Comments about Westcott 5-in-1 Reflector Disc - 40.5":

      Make ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY CERTAIN that you get a counterbalance to go with this, because if there's the slightest breeze, this baby is a sail. There are a LOT cheaper reflector kits out there, which I discovered afterward, but if you're a one-man show like I am, having the stand with this is worth a premium. Very helpful for outdoor photo and video shoots!

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      4.0

      good

      By Red

      from richmond ky

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Westcott 5-in-1 Reflector Disc - 40.5":

            Easy to use! Love it!

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            4.0

            Necessary if you lack assistants.

            By SFQ Photos

            from Nashville, Tennessee, USA

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Zipper Sticks

            Best Uses

            • Photography

            Comments about Westcott 5-in-1 Reflector Disc - 40.5":

            Great product for low budget photographers. The Zipper sticks a bit though and I have the feeling it will wear out fairly quickly compared to some other brands I've used.

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            5.0

            Awesome Kit - No carrying case

            By Kaoss Studios

            from Sarnia, Ontario

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Artificial Lighting
              • Portraits

              Comments about Westcott 5-in-1 Reflector Disc - 40.5":

              Having the stand to replace an assistant in some cases is beneficial. The stand itself does require weights to hold it down. Love the flexibility of this product and the size of the disc is perfect and compact. I wish this item came with a carrying case.

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              5.0

              Found exactly what I needed

              By photo enthusiast

              from Irvine, CA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Artificial Lighting
                • Photography

                Comments about Westcott 5-in-1 Reflector Disc - 40.5":

                I do photoshoots and shoot videos. The reflector helps me manage the lighting that I want to achieve with what I'm doing. I love the kit because it allows me to have it stsanding, or I can hold it myself depending on what I need it for.

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                3.0

                Reflector

                By Shuckey

                from Kentucky

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Easy To Set Up

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Artificial Lighting
                  • Photography
                  • Portraits
                  • Strobe Lighting

                  Comments about Westcott 5-in-1 Reflector Disc - 40.5":

                  This reflector is great for the price. I have had no complaints on the reflector. Good size, good quality.

                  The stand in this kit is a little bit disappointing. The stand is not air cushioned. The stand/arm are a little heavy. The lock knobs are really small. It feels as though you have to over tighten the locks to keep the stand/reflector arm from shifting. But it does perform fine. Usually, once you have the reflector set, you won't have to change it much.

                  This kit is a fantastic first reflector/stand buy.

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                  3.0

                  good investment for the price!

                  By Canadian boy

                  from Charlottetown, PEI Canada

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Artificial Lighting
                    • Photography
                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Westcott 5-in-1 Reflector Disc - 40.5":

                    i use it for indoor and outdoor photography. good solid kit for the price. reflector holders could be better. would recommend to anyone wanting to add a reflector to their studio.

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                    2.0

                    5-in-1 Reflector Disc - 40.5" by Westcot

                    By photo grapher fun nc

                    from NC

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Unreliable

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Westcott 5-in-1 Reflector Disc - 40.5":

                        This product is easily transported and light weight. It is not a good quality item. It falls over and it is hard to get the reflector to stay on the arm. Cannot get the arm to hold up the reflector-- it constantly falls and hits the ground. You will need someone to hold the reflector, if possibly, or, if you are a solo photography, I would suggest just purchasing the reflector and making your own device to hold the item.

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                        4.0

                        Good Value

                        By Gizmo

                        from Phoenix, AZ

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Artificial Lighting
                          • Photography
                          • Portraits
                          • Strobe Lighting
                          • Weddings

                          Comments about Westcott 5-in-1 Reflector Disc - 40.5":

                          I'll use this in portraiture and pet photography. A good product that works as advertised. Easy to set-up and use. Some of the fittings are a little flimsy.

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                          4.0

                          Worth the money

                          By Mikey

                          from Vancouver, CA

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Short Lifespan

                          Best Uses

                          • Artificial Lighting
                          • Photography
                          • Portraits
                          • Strobe Lighting

                          Comments about Westcott 5-in-1 Reflector Disc - 40.5":

                          I think overall the kit works really well. You might need sand bags while positioning it at certain angels, but that's totally reasonable. The Stand and arm's quality is good. the clamps grab the reflector tightly. I'm pretty happy with it.

                          The 5-1 reflector is a also made with good quality materials and flexible. zipper is good doesn't catch.

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                          5.0

                          I would buy this product again

                          By Philippe

                          from Houston

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent
                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Artificial Lighting
                            • Photography
                            • Portraits
                            • Strobe Lighting
                            • Weddings

                            Comments about Westcott 5-in-1 Reflector Disc - 40.5":

                            I bought a 5 in one reflector in [@] at 148 $ without any review. The thing [...] looks very fragile. After watching my error on the floor I ordered fron B&H the 5 in 1 from Wescott. Actually is a kit[...]sturdy stand, dvd, the arm which rotate on ball head can be put in any position. You just miss a sand bag for outdoor photography. I recommend this item.

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                            5.0

                            Fantastic Reflector kit

                            By Lmaq

                            from Mackay, Qld, Australia

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • Haven't found any yet

                            Best Uses

                            • Artificial Lighting
                            • Photography
                            • Portraits
                            • Videography

                            Comments about Westcott 5-in-1 Reflector Disc - 40.5":

                            We are using this product for inside and outside production. The reflectors have really enhanced our productions and video work. It has given us more control and flexibility over the type of light we are working with. It's compact and folds away, so storage for this kit is easy to find, it's great.

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                            4.0

                            Worked really well for me...

                            By Photography by Gerald

                            from Cartersville GA

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent
                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • Stand flimsy

                            Best Uses

                            • Photography
                            • Portraits
                            • Strobe Lighting
                            • Weddings

                            Comments about Westcott 5-in-1 Reflector Disc - 40.5":

                            I tried to use the stand with the reflector inside and it was kind of shaky fully extended. I purchased the reflector to use outside and I knew the stand would not work for what I wanted it for with even a slight wind but lucky for me it was a big shoot and I had an assistant to hold it for me. It worked fine and if I had it to do all over again I would purchase it all over again. I will be able to use the stand indoors :)

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