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Westcott Rapid Box Switch Octa-M Softbox (36")

BH #WE2522 • MFR #2522
Westcott Rapid Box Switch Octa-M Softbox (36")
Key Features
  • For Speedlights and Strobes
  • 13 Inserts for Different Brands
  • Removable Inner Baffle & Front Diffuser
  • Durable Metal Framework
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 36" Rapid Box Switch Octa-M Softbox is a good choice for use in the studio or on location for head and shoulders portraits, fashion, advertising, 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.
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Westcott Switch Octa-M Overview

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 36" Rapid Box Switch Octa-M Softbox is a good choice for use in the studio or on location for head and shoulders portraits, fashion, advertising, 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: 812735028149

Westcott Switch Octa-M Specs

Key Specs
Item Type
36" Softbox (8-Sided Octagon Shape)
Interior Color
Silver
Light Compatibility
Requires Bracket/Speed Ring (Not Included)
Accepts Grids
Yes (Not Included)
Interior Color
Silver
Light Compatibility
Requires Bracket/Speed Ring (Not Included)
Quick Open Type
Umbrella Style
Accepts Grids
Yes (Not Included)
Removable Front Face
Yes
Interior Baffle
Yes, Removable
Light Loss/Gain
No
Materials
Aluminum, Fabric
Dimensions
ø: 36 x H: 17.75" / ø: 91.4 x H: 45.09 cm (Open)
Weight
2.25 lb / 1.02 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
3.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
28.7 x 6.5 x 6.5"

Westcott Switch Octa-M Reviews

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What is the size of the 36" Octa-M when ...

What is the size of the 36" Octa-M when collapsed; length without insert and diameter?
Asked by: menno
Broken down the unit is 26x5 inches.
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2022-10-02

does this come with the stand ?

does this come with the stand ?
Asked by: Janelle
No!
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2019-07-18

Does this work with the aputure 120dii?

Does this work with the aputure 120dii?
Asked by: Tom
Yes it does. Doesn’t have a place to hold gels though.
Answered by: Choice
Date published: 2020-03-15

Attachment for canon speed lite?

Attachment for canon speed lite?
Asked by: rhonda
You can connect Canon (and others) directly to the Rapid Box switch using this single insert - https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1409692-REG/westcott_2541_rapid_box_switch.html
Answered by: FJ Westcott
Date published: 2023-01-10

is there a Westcott-branded honeycomb grid for ...

is there a Westcott-branded honeycomb grid for this XL? or would any 8-sided fit?
Asked by: Pip
The Westcott 40° Eggcrate Grid for Rapid Box Octa XL and Switch Octa-M B&H # WE2835 is the correct grid for this softbox. https://bhpho.to/2EzB3rj
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2023-10-09

Will my Profoto speed rings work with the switch ...

Will my Profoto speed rings work with the switch branded rapid box? Or do I have to purchase the Wescott speed ring to work with my Profoto strobes?
Asked by: richard
Hi Richard, You will need the Westcott Rapid Box Switch / Beauty Dish Switch Insert for Profoto Flash Heads. To view, click on the link below: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1409690-REG/westcott_2539_rapid_box_switch.html
Answered by: byron
Date published: 2020-10-01

is there a grid good the 43 inch rapid box ...

is there a grid good the 43 inch rapid box switch....... Kevin
Asked by: Kevin
Yes there is Westcott 40° Eggcrate Grid for Rapid Box Octa XL and Switch Octa-M B&H # WE2835
Answered by: vilson
Date published: 2021-02-24

Can the softbox be collapsed with the diffusion ...

Can the softbox be collapsed with the diffusion panels on?
Asked by: Ara
Yes it can
Answered by: FJ Westcott
Date published: 2022-01-31
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