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Westcott Rapid Box Switch Octa Speedlite Kit with Deflector Plate (26")

BH #WE2035 • MFR #2035
Westcott Rapid Box Switch Octa Speedlite Kit with Deflector Plate (26")
Key Features
  • Switch Speedlite Insert, Deflector Plate
  • 8' Light Stand
  • Umbrella-Like Setup, Soft Even Light
  • Quick Setup and Teardown
This Rapid Box Switch Octa Speedlite Kit with Deflector Plate (26") from Westcott includes everything you need to shoot one-light portraits except the speedlight itself. A one-stop diffusion panel is included, as is a deflector plate. When the deflector plate is in place it mimics the light of a large beauty dish, adding versatility to your lighting options. A Switch Speedlite Insert and an 8' light stand is included to hold your octa box and speedlight in place.
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Westcott Octa 26" Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Westcott Rapid Box Switch Octa-S Softbox (26")
  • 3Westcott Rapid Box Switch / Beauty Dish Switch Insert for Speedlites Speedlites
  • 4Westcott Deflector Plate for Rapid Box
  • 5Westcott Light Stand (Black, 8')

This Rapid Box Switch Octa Speedlite Kit with Deflector Plate (26") from Westcott includes everything you need to shoot one-light portraits except the speedlight itself. A one-stop diffusion panel is included, as is a deflector plate. When the deflector plate is in place it mimics the light of a large beauty dish, adding versatility to your lighting options. A Switch Speedlite Insert and an 8' light stand is included to hold your octa box and speedlight in place.

Westcott Rapid Box Switch Octa-S Softbox (26")

As the name "Switch" hints, Westcott has introduced a line of softboxes designed for setup and rapid swapping out of different brands of strobes and speedlights in seconds. The 26" Rapid Box Switch Octa-S Softbox is a good choice for use in the studio or on location for portraits, fashion, or corporate work. The large surface area of the softbox gives its output a wraparound quality especially when used close up. Another benefit is the reflection of natural-looking catchlights in your subject's eyes. As indicated in the name, the softbox has a basic ring to hold it together, but instead of full speed rings, 13 "inserts" are available and are required for a speedlight or specific brand of strobe. The quick release thumb-lock on the Rapid Box Switch ensures the security of your light. Besides the benefit of speed, the softbox is structurally sound with durable metal framework, heat-resistant fabric, and a reflective silver interior that maximizes your light source's output. The Rapid Box Switch Octa's diffusion material has also been thoroughly tested and found to be neutral, ensuring a true rendition of color. A carry case is included for storage and transport.

UPC: 812735028132

Westcott Rapid Box Switch / Beauty Dish Switch Insert for Speedlites Speedlites

As the name "Switch" hints, Westcott has introduced a line of softboxes designed for the rapid setup and swapping out of different brands of strobes and speedlights in seconds. This Rapid Box Switch / Beauty Dish Switch Insert for Speedlites Speedlites is one of thirteen all-metal inserts available for different brands of flash heads. Instead of using a full dedicated speedring, this insert slides quickly into your Switch's rear tabs and secures in place with the Switch's thumb lock.

UPC: 812735028309

Westcott Deflector Plate for Rapid Box

The Westcott Deflector Plate is designed for use with the Rapid Box. You can change the output of light by installing this lightweight, all-metal, reflective plate. It easily fits into the Rapid Box carry case and is compatible with the Rapid Box Octa, Octa Mini, and Rapid Box Strip softboxes.

UPC: 817967004589

Westcott Light Stand (Black, 8')

This black-finished, 8' Westcott Light Stand is made of lightweight, aluminum alloy with sure-twist section locks. It is an ideal stand for a travel kit with small light fixtures.

3-Section stand.
Will support up to 5.5 lb of lights with accessories.
UPC: 817967099080

Westcott Rapid Box Switch Octa-S Softbox (26") Specs

Item Type26" Softbox (8-Sided Octagon Shape)
Interior ColorSilver
Light CompatibilityRequires Bracket/Speed Ring (Not Included)
Quick Open TypeUmbrella Style
Accepts GridsYes (Not Included)
Removable Front FaceYes
Interior BaffleYes
Light Loss/GainNone
MaterialsAluminum, Fabric
Dimensionsø: 26 x H: 9.5" / ø: 66 x H: 24.1 cm (Open)
Weight1 lb / 0.45 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.4 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)21.05 x 6.2 x 6.05"

Westcott Rapid Box Switch / Beauty Dish Switch Insert for Speedlites Speedlites Specs

Material of ConstructionMetal
CompatibilitySpeedlites
Dimensions11 x 4.5 x 5.25" / 279 x 114 x 133 mm
Weight0.95 lb / 0.43 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.13 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.8 x 5.3 x 2.65"

Westcott Deflector Plate for Rapid Box Specs

Diameter5.5" (139.7 mm)
Weight0.20 lb (0.09 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.95 x 5.85 x 0.9"

Westcott Light Stand (Black, 8') Specs

Stand Type1 x General Purpose Stand
Maximum Working Height7.8' / 2.4 m
Minimum Working Height30.7" / 78 cm
Load Capacity5.5 lb / 2.5 kg
Closed Length26.2" / 66.5 cm
Mounting
Stand/Column Top Mount5/8" Stud with 1/4"-20 Male
Features
Accepts Second RiserNo
Air CushionedNo
Detachable BaseNo
Leveling LegNo
Reverse LegsNo
General
Footprint Diameter35.4" / 90 cm
FinishBlack
Weight2.2 lb / 1 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)27 x 3.5 x 3.5"

Westcott Octa 26" Reviews

Great Product

By Donald
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-05

The Westcott Rapid Box for Speedlite was recommended by an instructor. It's light weight and easy to transport. It does the job and may upgrade to the larger model as well.

Excellent softbox and rig

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-06

This is a terrific sofrbox kit. It replaces one I got several years ago. This is much easier to set up and take down. Does a great job softening light with a speedlite mounted in back

My first rapid box kit

By Christina
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-08

I have slowly built my small photography company over the last 15, this was by far my favorite light set up. Lightweight, simple setup and easy to use, wedding and large events no longer made me nervous because I knew I had the perfect lighting. some of my best portrait even though I now have the FJ400 which I love even more but now I am able to team these setups together and give my clients great quality shots!

Super fast and easy to setup and take down

By Daniel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-09

Worth it.

Just what I needed

By Matt
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-02-07

This was perfect for the modifier for my Speedlite. Purchased to help with some product photography for my day job. Very easy to set up and take down. Will definitely be purchasing another Westcott modifier soon.

huge disappointment and broken, as well

By Wendy
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-23

I was really excited to purchase this after attending the Joe McNally and Scott Kelby flash conference. Scott talked it up quite a bit. The first thing I did was to try to open the light stand. The plastic was connector was broken and came apart from the base. Completely unusable. I need to contact B&H tomorrow to see what I need to do. Next I tried to mount a flash on the speed light insert. In other flash inserts I've used, there are two parts that move closer together to hold the flash in place. These parts don't move -- so all that would hold the flash is one little screw, that even though I screwed it all the way in, didn't begin to hold the flash. Luckily I caught the flash as it fell. The only way to hold this on was to use the flashes own screw attachment. I may has well have had to tape it on for as much use as the screw and holder were. I finally was reasonably comfortable that I had secured my flash when I went to install the inner baffle. It turns out that, in small print, there is no inner baffle on the small octabox. As such, it's not a very soft light, and it has a hot spot. Yes -- the kit comes with a diffuser plate, but that says it's to make it into more of a beauty dish, which isn't flattering to older people. I was just looking for a soft, small, light modifier. It's not that small of a softbox -- 26. My 8.5 Joe McNally softbox has two.

Just what I was looking for!

By Alex
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-04

I wanted to expand my indoor flash photography and move beyond using bounce flash. This soft box got decent reviews, and the price was fair. So far, I am pleased with the build quality. The stand is sturdy enough for everyday use, and the locking adjustments work well. The ease of assembly was also great. I look forward to using this more.

Great speedlite kit

By Boris
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-14

Great speedlite kit. It has everything I need for a single flash system. Easy to setup and use

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