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WestcottRapid Box Strip - 10x24"
 
4.2

(based on 5 reviews)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (4)
  • Lightweight (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Portraits (3)
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    4.0

    Works Great

    By Bear

    from Staten Island N.Y.

    Comments about Westcott Rapid Box Strip - 10x24":

    Works as advertised and is great when used with hotshoe flash units

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    5.0

    Fast, practical, good results

    By Matthew

    from Somerville, MA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Pros

    • Fast
    • Lightweight
    • Portable
    • Sturdy

    Cons

    • Pricey

    Best Uses

    • Constrained Space
    • Portraits

    Comments about Westcott Rapid Box Strip - 10x24":

    Really happy with this. Because it's so small, it needs to be quite close order to be effective — just out of frame. But that's okay, because I don't have much space to work in anyway. I use this with radio-trigger flashes and the results are great.In another review, someone suggests that the interior support mechanism causes several stops to be lost. There's probably a little loss, but I'm not sure it's all that. Obviously, any diffuser is going to cause a reduction in power.One thing I learned is that the diffuser is so small that your flash isn't very far back, and it can end up too focused. Make sure you flip down your flash's built-in wide-angle panel, or else use a sto-fen style push on diffuser. (See the photo I'm attaching.)A tip: make sure you flip your flash's wide-angle diffuser down, and Only downside is that the price seems a little gratuitous — but I'm confident that I'll be using this for enough years that it's not a big deal.

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    5.0

    travel size

    By Cawley Photography

    from Bayard, NE

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Long-Lasting

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Indoors
      • Low Light
      • Night Time
      • Outdoors
      • Portraits
      • Special Events

      Comments about Westcott Rapid Box Strip - 10x24":

      Just got this and love it. Quick set up. There was no hassle with having to put the bracing in, it is already done just have to adjust the support in back and snap into place. The size is nicely compact and the travel bag makes it easy to carry and to put away.

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      4.0

      A convenient little softbox

      By Christian

      from Boston, MA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Long-Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Outdoors
        • Portraits

        Comments about Westcott Rapid Box Strip - 10x24":

        This is a great little soft box for on location photography or indoors with a small space. I admit, the dimensions are clearly defined but it still seemed smaller than I anticipated. But it does the job and creates beautiful soft light. I use this along with the Octa rapid box for my outdoor portraits. Octa is my key, and stripbox is my rim or kicker light. I am sure you could find something cheaper but I was ok with paying up for a quality and easy to open soft box.

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        3.0

        Great idea, poor execution.

        By KFerg

        from New York, NY

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Weak Output

        Best Uses

        • Fill Flash

        Comments about Westcott Rapid Box Strip - 10x24":

        The device inside that holds the arms in the correct shape effectively blocks the majority of the light coming from the speedlight. I love the effect of a small strip light, but you easily lose a good 2 stops of light from it, if not more.

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