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WestcottSpiderlite TD6 Daylight 36 x 48" Shallow Softbox Kit (120V)
 
4.6

(based on 13 reviews)

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Pros

  • Good power output (8)
  • Good color value (6)
  • Attaches securely (5)
  • Durable (5)
  • Lightweight (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Portraits (10)
    • Indoors (8)
    • General purpose (4)
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    4.0

    My clients love it!!!!!

    By Chatdeb

    from Phoenix, AZ

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Too Focused

    Best Uses

    • Indoors
    • Portraits

    Comments about Westcott Spiderlite TD6 Daylight 36 x 48" Shallow Softbox Kit (120V):

    Been using White Lightning slave units for the past 12 years and taking nothing away from them (they are great) both my clients and I love the continuous daylight unit. Certainly helps with those that are prone to blinks when the slave units would go off and because of that my clients know there is no sudden flash coming so they are more relaxed as well.

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    4.0

    Beautiful soft light!

    By Ken Goodwin

    from Washington NJ

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors
      • Low Light
      • Portraits

      Comments about Westcott Spiderlite TD6 Daylight 36 x 48" Shallow Softbox Kit (120V):

      I first saw this light in use at the Photoshop World Expo in Las Vegas a couple weeks ago. I was very impressed. I had to have one for my home studio. It was very easy to set up, nicely protected in the packaging, and Wow! First time turning it on it was as if a whole new world of lighting had opened up for me. Very nice soft light, and pretty much what you see in your subject before shooting is what you get on camera. I use this sometimes by itself and sometimes in combination with a strobe. Wonderful continuous light! I may just pick up another one. Now if only it were battery powered.....If it were, I would have given 5 stars.

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      5.0

      I would buy this product again!

      By CB

      from West Hartford, CT

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Good Color Value
      • Lightweight
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors
        • Portraits

        Comments about Westcott Spiderlite TD6 Daylight 36 x 48" Shallow Softbox Kit (120V):

        I use this product photographing babies and adults. It has a beautiful, soft light that is adjustable in intensity and easy to set up and break down. Previously, my strobes and their soft boxes were dangerous to take down because of the way the rods were practically spring loaded and very difficult to remove. I was always in fear of losing an eye. Not so with this soft box.
        I'm not sure if they have a case for this product that would allow me to transport it w/o taking each bulb from the fixture, but if they did and it was reasonable I would definitely purchase that as well!

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        5.0

        Top Quality Light Setup

        By CountItJoyPhoto

        from Huntsville, AL

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Good Color Value

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Indoors
          • Low Light
          • Night Time
          • Portraits

          Comments about Westcott Spiderlite TD6 Daylight 36 x 48" Shallow Softbox Kit (120V):

          This light was exactly what I was looking for. Supplemental lighting for my natural light studio. Perfectly balance for daylight. Able to be modified for different intensities of light. Beautiful, large light source. It's basically a mobile window. Such a great addition to my studio. Will definitely expand my creative horizons.

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          4.0

          Good Studio Light

          By winnie

          from Atlanta,Ga

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          Pros

          • Good Color Value
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Portraits

            Comments about Westcott Spiderlite TD6 Daylight 36 x 48" Shallow Softbox Kit (120V):

            It works so well with taking portrait pictures.
            Especially baby pictures.

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            5.0

            Fantastic Light

            By DJD

            from New York, NY

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Long-Lasting
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Indoors
              • Portraits

              Comments about Westcott Spiderlite TD6 Daylight 36 x 48" Shallow Softbox Kit (120V):

              This light is exactly what I needed. The 6 bulbs give great output and the softbox diffuses it for a nice soft source. It's extremely high quality and well-made.

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              4.0

              Love the product

              By AndiJ

              from Burlington, NJ

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Securely
              • Good Color Value
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Indoors

                Comments about Westcott Spiderlite TD6 Daylight 36 x 48" Shallow Softbox Kit (120V):

                Simple to assemble, Variety of lighting. Gives me just what lighting i was looking for.

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                5.0

                Brighter than anticipated, good ISO

                By lb

                from ohio

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Easy To Use
                • Fast Recycling
                • Lightweight
                • Powerful Output
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • Not Interchangeable

                Best Uses

                • Portraits

                Comments about Westcott Spiderlite TD6 Daylight 36 x 48" Shallow Softbox Kit (120V):

                I was suprised that I could get a 5.6 aperature 400 iso and 200 shutter in a dark room with 1 light so no worries about using this for newborns. Prolly great for kids too as was told not good for kids because of motion but that is a good speed I could push it with two lights being continuous no worries :)

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                5.0

                Now my favorite constant light

                By John urphotos

                from Little Neck NY

                Comments about Westcott Spiderlite TD6 Daylight 36 x 48" Shallow Softbox Kit (120V):

                This is absolutely my favorite constant light now. Powerful (for a constant light source), 3 output modes, and a nice sized softbox to go along with it. I already tested this against product shots and it works great!! I'm assuming it'll come up with nice results on a portrait. Not as portable as the ice light but more powerful and a more even spread of light

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                5.0

                Highly reccommended product

                By Photopro

                from West tennessee

                Comments about Westcott Spiderlite TD6 Daylight 36 x 48" Shallow Softbox Kit (120V):

                Exceptional light quality and build quality, easy to use and very nice features. Highly reccommend these products for indoor studios.

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                5.0

                Amazing difference!

                By Natalia

                from Parkland, Florida

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Easy To Use
                • Powerful Output
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • Bulky
                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Portraits

                Comments about Westcott Spiderlite TD6 Daylight 36 x 48" Shallow Softbox Kit (120V):

                I bought this light to use it as a constant light in my studio opposed to strobes. Mainly using it as a fill light. Love the results! When purchasing this light, consider buying a carrying gear for it.

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                5.0

                TD6 Spiderlite Review - after 1 session

                By kteichrowphoto

                from Bend, Oregon

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Securely
                • Easy setup
                • Good Color Value
                • Powerful

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors
                  • Portraits
                  • Video

                  Comments about Westcott Spiderlite TD6 Daylight 36 x 48" Shallow Softbox Kit (120V):

                  I've only used for one session so far - and it was a short video production (I typically shoot stills), and all I can say is:

                  The heavens parted... the sun came out... and the angels sang! (cue the orchestral swell of music...)

                  I can't wait to use it in my regular photo sessions as well as teaching applications. WYSIWYG light + yummy quality = happy girl.

                  Was easy to set up - I'll typically use in combination with natural window light in my studio, as well as during basic photography classes that I teach.

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                  4.0

                  Yes, I would buy this again.

                  By Gary

                  from Smithfield, VA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Securely
                  • Constant Light Source
                  • Durable
                  • Flicker Free video light
                  • Good Color Value
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use
                    • Indoors
                    • Portraits
                    • Product photography
                    • Video

                    Comments about Westcott Spiderlite TD6 Daylight 36 x 48" Shallow Softbox Kit (120V):

                    OK, have only had this for a week now, but can say that I am impressed. The light is pure, soft, cool, and daylight balanced.. and what you see, is what you get - takes all the guessing away regarding how shadows fall, etc. And, unlike strobes... this works for both stills and video.. very well. Glad I got the shallow softbox as it works well in small spaces. The only downside is that there is a bit of a "hotspot" in the center. Wish there was baffle, but in truth, it has not been a problem with any shooting. Softbox is large enough to give a truely soft and beautiful light. So, what is the downside... not much, except that the bulbs have to be removed from the head for takedown/transport... and since they are both expensive and breakable - caution is the word.. but its not insurmountable. I got the Deluxe carry case as well and it does a great job of providing room for stands, soft box, reflectors and bulbs. So far, I am a happy camper!

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