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Westcott5-in-1 Reflector Disc - 40.5"
 
4.1

(based on 58 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (18)
  • Durable (17)
  • Easy to set up (14)
  • Good color value (11)
  • Attach securely (10)

Cons

  • Flimsy (5)
  • Weak (3)

Best Uses

  • Indoors (24)
  • Outdoors (23)
  • General purpose (20)
  • Portraits (17)
  • Photography (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (26), Pro photographer (11), Photo enthusiast (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (46)

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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2.0

stand doesn't work well

By csm

from south carolina

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Doesn't attach securely
  • Flimsy
  • Weak

Best Uses

  • Outdoors
  • Portraits

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

the stand does not secure great. It keeps slouching over and won't stand up great on it's own.

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5.0

Highly Recommend

By Canuck Photog

from Ontario, Canada

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attaches Securely
  • Durable
  • Good Color Value
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General Use
    • Indoors
    • Portraits

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

    The stand and arm are sturdy and well made with good quality parts. the reflectors are made of quality material and should stand up for a long time. The diffuser is covered by a zip off reversible, double sided reflectors. Therefore the 5 in 1 = diffusion + white, gold, silver and black reflectors. The instructional video is excellent additional value.

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    3.0

    Good reflector, acceptable tripod, poor arm...

    By Oscar

    from Puerto Rico

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Economic
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Weak Arm

    Best Uses

    • Indoors
    • Portraits

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

    One can work very well with the reflector disc. The tripod is strong enough to work with it. But, the arm can barely hold itself! it doesn't have a counterweight so, if you need to extend the arm you will need sand bags to keep it standing. For the price is not a bad option. But you have to keep in mind those things...

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    5.0

    Great starter kit

    By JPaul loves Canon

    from Nashua, NH

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Indoors
      • Outdoors
      • Portraits

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

      I recently began wanting to play more with light in my photography. This kit was recommended to me, and I've been quite pleased with it. It is very easy to set up and adjust. The discs are light enough to be quite mobile. The stand doesn't collapse to a very small size, and therefore does not lend itself to travel. Works very well indoors and outdoors, with people and objects.

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      3.0

      Good reflector, ok stand.

      By Crbrelativity

      from Washington dc

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

      The reflector is a standard design and works will. The stand is a bit cheap and I had to take it apart and remove some washers to let the locking handle work better. Still not absolutely firm when holding up the reflector. I might modify it with some rubber to make it grip harder. Not unhappy for the money, but not impressed by any stretch of the imagination.

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      4.0

      A great purchase

      By Dustmon

      from Gilbert, az

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

      Affordable, versatile, and essential to great pics.

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      4.0

      Nice setup for the price

      By 3bikes

      from Okemos, MI

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Indoors
        • Portraits

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

        Works well for my purposes. The stand is more substantial than I was expecting. Have not attempted to use this outside. 4 stars due to the reflector zippers being difficult to use, have to bend the reflector frame down/away from the zipper when closing otherwise the zipper does not move.

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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

            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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