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Westcott5-in-1 Reflector Disc - 40.5" (1 m)
 
4.6

(based on 217 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (145)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (59)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (113)
  • Lightweight (69)
  • Good color value (62)
  • Easy to use (46)
  • Long-lasting (28)

Cons

  • Flimsy (7)
  • Zipper (4)
  • Poor design (3)
  • Weak (3)

Best Uses

  • Outdoors (112)
  • General purpose (84)
  • Indoors (74)
  • Portraits (66)
  • Low light (39)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (61), Photo enthusiast (37), Pro photographer (30), Semi-professional (21), Casual photographer (13)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (143), Yes (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Works well

The Westcott reflector does everything it’s designed to do. I use it mainly in the field as its large enough to actually block the sun when needed. Smaller reflectors simply...Read complete review

The Westcott reflector does everything it’s designed to do. I use it mainly in the field as its large enough to actually block the sun when needed. Smaller reflectors simply can’t perform this aspect as well as larger reflectors. If you are used to smaller reflectors you will be amazed at how much more light this will produce so there may be a short learning curve. When not in use, folded and placed in the bag / pouch it takes up very little space.

The zipper works well on mine though I read reviews from a couple of reviewers prior to deciding to purchase who stated that they experienced zipper issues with theirs. My only though after actually using mine is that the shell is reversible and as such the tab on the zipper works from both sides of the zipper head, traveling on the bracket or bar from side to side. Possibly the zipper tab had slid to the inside? In any case, zippers can at times be or become defective after repeated use but mine works fine. Just be sure that when you fold the reflector up to put in the bag / pouch that the fabric is positioned toward the inside of the reflector so it doesn’t get caught in the zipper as that will cause problems.

The only negative on using a reflector of this size on location is wind. Don’t forget to take your smaller reflectors along if it’s a windy day as you may get tired of fighting with it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great except for zipper

Good size for working outdoors - big enough to get soft light, but not so big that you'll fly away on a windy day. Many kits don't include black, and I'm glad this...Read complete review

Good size for working outdoors - big enough to get soft light, but not so big that you'll fly away on a windy day. Many kits don't include black, and I'm glad this one does because there are times where a gobo is necessary and it's one less item I need to bring along. The down side, though, is the zipper for the reflector panels. I treat things very delicately, and after only three color changes, the zipper got stuck, and then actually broke. So, get a few little clips as well for when the zipper breaks.

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5.0

Works Well

By SBPhotoShoot

from Santa BArbara, CA

Verified Buyer

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

Well made

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5.0

Love it

By Lana

from CA

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

Nice set.

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4.0

very nice well built

By jaboston

from boston

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors
      • Outdoors

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

      perfect for indoors and outdoor usage

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Awesome 5-in-1 Reflector, Build quality is great.

      By John Jr.

      from Fairview Height ILL

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use

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

        Westcott made some great product.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Works well if handled properly

        By Brian

        from Lubbock, TX

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Flimsy

        Best Uses

        • Indoors
        • Low Light
        • Outdoors
        • Portraits

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

        Have experience with a few different brands of these 5 in 1 reflectors. This particular Westcott model feels a bit flimsier than some, but it still works as intended. You just need to be sure to use the zipper carefully and not use clamps that will damage this guy if you're attaching to any kind of stand. If you take good care of this thing, it'll get you the results you're after.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great First Reflector

        By Jeff W

        from Chicago, IL

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Outdoors
          • Portraits

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

          This is my first reflector, but the size is awesome. I have found myself using as a background in some situations for product shots as well as a reflector outdoors. It fold up small enough I can almost fit it entirely into the "laptop" portion of the Think Tank Street Walker HD. I am still able to slide it in, just can't zip the compartment up completely but thats how I walk around with it.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Great All-In-One

          By Bill A

          from San Diego, CA

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Good Color Value
          • Lightweight
          • Long-Lasting
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Indoors
            • Outdoors
            • Portraits
            • Special Events

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

            It's the Swiss Army Knife of light manipulation!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            great reflector!

            By phylm

            from San diego

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

            overall exactly as described and I have had no problems with the zipper. just take your time with it. nice and reflective and the 5 in 1 is perfect when you're on a budget.

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            5.0

            Great Reflector

            By Jacob James

            from Simpsonville SC

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

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

            Bought this at work since I've loved my own at home. Awesome!

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            5.0

            Versatile

            By XPI

            from Phoenix, AZ

            About Me Photography Student

            Verified Buyer

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

            Easy to use both inside and outside..

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            nice product

            By shari

            from bay area,ca

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                works great

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                3.0

                It's a reflector....

                By Jason

                from Texas

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

                5 in 1.... Replacement for my old rag of a reflector that has no further use but as a sun shade for the car. Decently built, zipper could be more robust. Feel like it will give out before the reflector will. Time will tell if it holds up.

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                5.0

                It does what its supposed to do.

                By Larry

                from Lisle. IL

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Good Color Value
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors
                  • Low Light
                  • Portraits

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

                  This is my first reflector, couldn't be happier with the product and size. Be sure to view YouTube Videos on how to collapse, definitely a challenge for the rookie!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Perfect

                  By Rachel st

                  from

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

                  Great as a reflector or as diffuser for the harsh texas sun. Love it.

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                  4.0

                  An excellent natural lighting companion!

                  By Sarah in the Mile High City

                  from Denver, CO

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use
                    • Indoors
                    • Low Light
                    • Outdoors
                    • Portraits

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

                    I am a photographer who has mainly been doing food photography in natural lighting situations. The Westcott reflector disc is an excellent companion on these shoots when you need a little extra light bouncing off the dish you're shooting. Compact and lightweight, too. Highly recommended!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Simple and cost effective

                    By AudreyMM

                    from Douglassville, PA

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

                    For the price this seems to be a good pick. Time will tell how all of the fabric and zipper components hold up.

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                    4.0

                    Great Reflectors

                    By Tony

                    from Vienna, VA

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

                    Versatile and can be taken anywhere. I am very happy with them.

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                    5.0

                    Great reflector!

                    By Chris

                    from Richmond, Va

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

                    I use this reflector for home studio and outdoor portraits. Great tool if you don't have portable lights or a speed light.

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                    5.0

                    Versatile, Durable, Reflector set

                    By Corporate Video Producer

                    from Cleveland, OH

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Indoors
                      • Outdoors

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

                      I use this primarily as a reflector (not so much for diffusion). It works great outdoors using the sun as the light source, and just as good indoors with production lighting. Buying a reflector with 5 surfaces to choose from is a no-brainer. The quality is also top-notch. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a reflector set.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Awesome!!

                      By Matty

                      from Staten Island , ny

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

                      Lightweight and compact with this 5 in 1 so versatile highly recommended for any level photographer!

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