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Westcott5-in-1 Reflector Disc - 40.5"
 
4.1

(based on 54 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 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

  • Indoors (21)
  • Outdoors (21)
  • General purpose (18)
  • Photography (13)
  • Portraits (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (24), Pro photographer (10), Photo enthusiast (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (42)

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

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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    • No

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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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