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Westcott30" Silver/Black Reflector
 
4.6

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (11)

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    (8)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (11)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Good color value (4)
  • Reliable (4)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Outdoors (8)
  • General purpose (6)
  • Indoors (5)
  • Portraits (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (4), Semi-pro photographer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

Reviewed by 19 customers

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5.0

Nice Reflector

By TomL

from Piscataway NJ

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Set Up
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Artificial Lighting
    • Photography
    • Portraits

    Comments about 30" Silver/White Reflector:

    After watching a Clay Blackmore video on portrait photography I decided to try the Westcott reflector. I see what Clay was talking about in adding that small amount of reflected light to the shadow side of the face certainly makes a difference. The reflector itself folds up neatly and the compact size is a nice addition to my 50" reflector. you pay a bit more for the Westcott name but I am finding the quality is there over some of the off brands

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    • No

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    5.0

    Very Handy

    By Terry

    from St. Augustine Florida

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

    • Remembering Where Put It

    Best Uses

    • Flowers
    • Photography
    • Portraits

    Comments about 30" Silver/Black Reflector:

    Use the black side for a background when shooting orchids in a greenhouse. I use the silver sde as a reflector when shooting orchids with a tripod and a remote shutter. It throws a good beam of light from 20'.

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    • No

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    4.0

    good reflector

    By Norm

    from Atlanta

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Color Value
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Indoors
      • Outdoors
      • Portraits

      Comments about 30" Silver/White Reflector:

      Very pure bright white, though a little shiny rather than matt. Very slightly textured silver. The black border eats up some of the reflector, so the reflective surface is 27 inches rather than 30. On a small reflector, this starts threatens to be signifigant

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      4.0

      Does what it's designed to do...reflect

      By Brian

      from Detroit, MI

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about 30" Silver/White Reflector:

      I bought this reflector because another brand I bought had a "white" side that was more of a gray color. I understand that can come in handy when dealing with people that have very pale skin. The Westcott reflector's white side is not completely white either (are any?) but it is close and throws off noticeably more light than my other one. The silver side is great and is almost like having an actual light when bouncing sunlight. I also like that the fabric loop that's attached to the perimeter is big enough to fit your hand through and will keep it from blowing out your hands in high winds. I haven't had it that long so I can't attest too much to it's durability but it seems well built.

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      4.0

      Perfect size for solo use

      By Mike

      from Cleveland

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Outdoors

          Comments about 30" Silver/White Reflector:

          I also have the 6' by 4' reflector, but in many instances that one is just too big and unwieldy even for assistants to handle outdoors. This 30" version is a great alternative for solo use, or for attaching to the Westcott Illuminator Arm. Folds down extremely small so it travels well. Don't freak once you get it out and can't fold it again. I use the "taco method". Bring diagonal corners together, and twist.

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          4.0

          As adverstised.

          By In-car guy

          from Savannah, GA

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about 30" Silver/Black Reflector:

          Works well, and is super easy to fold up. Reflects light just like it supposed to do.

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          • No

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          5.0

          perfect for on the go

          By PhotoFan74

          from Charles Town, WV

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Good Color Value

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Indoors
            • Outdoors

            Comments about 30" Silver/White Reflector:

            I bought the 6 in one kit by westcott and it did not have a white reflector, I bought this one and fit it in the same bag with the others, true I have two silvers now, but its a good thing, I really like these for the size of reflection and portability.

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            5.0

            Great one hand reflector

            By HiMike

            from Honolulu, HI

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Brilliant Silver

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Outdoors

              Comments about 30" Silver/White Reflector:

              In case 12 inches diameter. Open the reflector area minus the wide black binding tape is a rounded square 27 inches on a side. The silver side is brilliant silver and almost mirror like. Large loop of strap for a hand hold on the top edge. Mine even had an instructional DVD stuffed inside.

              Well made and just about right for holding in one hand while holding the camera in the other if you have to work alone. Good for blocking wind shooting flowers down on the ground where you can brace it against the ground and your shoulder. Silver side makes it nearly opaque so no good as a diffuser.

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              5.0

              Just what I needed!

              By Mark - Imagesofwildlife[@]

              from Vienna, Virginia

              About Me Semi-Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape Photography
                • Macro Photography

                Comments about 30" Silver/Black Reflector:

                I have a blue/white reflector but that gave off too much reflection when I needed a black background or needed to deflect a reflection - the silver back reflection is just what I needed -the black highlights the subject or the silver the light where I need it. The bag is typical Westcott workmanship - great, and the 30" is a great size for field work.

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                5.0

                great reflector

                By DavidM

                from Boise, ID

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Beauty shots
                  • Small spaces

                  Comments about 30" Silver/White Reflector:

                  Great size for 1/4 to 1/2 length beauty light setups and in smaller working spaces. Well made. Too small for full length shots, but I have larger reflectors for that.

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                  5.0

                  Nice

                  By Amit

                  from Abu Dhabi, UAE

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Long-Lasting

                  Cons

                  • No Grip

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Indoors
                  • Outdoors

                  Comments about 30" Silver/White Reflector:

                  Nice quality and well built.

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                  4.0

                  Very Nice Reflector

                  By Jim

                  from Virginia

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors
                    • Outdoors

                    Comments about 30" Silver/White Reflector:

                    Received this as a additional item in a kit so I was not expecting too much. It's very nice and would be worth paying full price.

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                    5.0

                    Thinking about buying another!

                    By zackary7

                    from Spruce Pine, NC

                    About Me Semi-Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Portraits
                      • Studio

                      Comments about 30" Silver/Gold Reflector:

                      I love this reflector. Great for on location portraits. Its works very well and its so compact! I'm thinking about buying another one so I can have two!

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                      5.0

                      wow what a difference!

                      By Dave

                      from Toledo

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Long-Lasting

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use

                        Comments about 30" Silver/White Reflector:

                        No one would have convinced me that using a reflector would make that big a difference but it does. I am also glad to see the product came from my home town in Toledo. Funny to go all the way to NY to buy a product from the city I live in. I like the durability of the reflector. Some brands are flimsy and zippers break quickly. This is built to last.

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                        4.0

                        I would by this product again.

                        By Photo Girl

                        from Missouri

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attach Securely
                        • Durable
                        • Good Color Value

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors
                          • Low Light
                          • Outdoors

                          Comments about 30" Silver/White Reflector:

                          The quality of the reflector is great. Can't wait to get a chance to use it more. Worth the money.

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                          5.0

                          It reflects!

                          By cmazzoli

                          from coatesville pa

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday use
                            • Landscape Photography
                            • Macro Photography
                            • Portraits
                            • Studio
                            • Traveling

                            Comments about 30" Silver/Gold Reflector:

                            I use this to reflect light, it works great. It folds up very compact and is very light weight. it does a great job reflecting light back onto your subject, just make sure you get a stand if you dont have a partner to hold it!

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                            4.0

                            Much sturdier than I expected

                            By Chuck

                            from Phoenix, AZ

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • High Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about 30" Silver/White Reflector:

                                Nice disks, much sturdier frame than I expected.

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                                4.0

                                Greast Results Without the Fuss

                                By [@]richalot

                                from Orlando, FL

                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Comments about 30" Silver/White Reflector:

                                Gives great results with minimal fuss. Easy to fold/unfold and works well with my Wescott lights, which it was included with. I wish it had a gold and black side to go along with the silver and white, but beggars can't be choosers.

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                                5.0

                                Great Refelector

                                By Bezdigmoog

                                from Glendale, CA

                                About Me Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attach Securely
                                • Durable
                                • Good Color Value
                                • Long-Lasting
                                • Powerful

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • General Use
                                  • Outdoors
                                  • Special Events

                                  Comments about 30" Silver/Black Reflector:

                                  This is the second one I've bought, since my assistant lost the first one.
                                  I've never been disappointed with any Westcott products. I find the square shape more useful than the circular ones made by photoflex. Also love using the black side as a negative fill.

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