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 Rapid Box Switch Softbox is well-suited for head and shoulders portraiture, fashion, or situations where larger modifiers won't fit. As indicated in the name, the softbox has a basic ring to hold it together, but instead of full speedrings, 13 "inserts" are available for a speedlight or 12 different brands of strobes. 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 Softbox'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. So, if you need a well-made softbox designed for versatility - switch!
- For Speedlights and Strobes
- 13 Inserts for Different Brands
- Durable Metal Framework
- Heat-Resistant Fabric
Westcott Switch 2x3 Overview
Westcott Switch 2x3 Specs
|Item Type||2 x 3' Softbox (Rectangular Shape)|
|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|
|Dimensions||32.5 x 24.5 x 18.25" / 82.5 x 62.2 x 46.36 cm (Open)|
|Weight||2.05 lb / 0.93 kg|
|Package Weight||3.45 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||29 x 6.8 x 6.5"|
Westcott Switch 2x3 Reviews
Rapid Boxes are the Best
Nothing beats a Rapid Box. Easy to set up and take down in minutes!
A few issues
Apart from being over priced one should note the front diffuser blocks a full stop of light. When paired with the Godox VL150 you don't get enough light in many situations. Getting a thinner diffuser is impossible because there are no spear parts! Really? Quit disappointing...
I do a lot of shoots on location, so I need to set up and tear down the softboxes each time. These pop open and are ready to go in under a minute, a huge time saver.
A Game Changer for Me!
Been a serious landscape photographer now for well over 10 years but I wanted to get more into portrait and still life photography. On my first test with the Rapid Box 2 x 3 paired with the Westcott FJ400, I was really impress and pleased with the results. To test lighting on a subject whenever I wanted to, I purchased an inexpensive manican head. The shot attached (using just the 1 light source with no reflectors for fill) was my first attempt using the FJ400 and 2 x 3 Rapid Box. By no means am I a pro at this but for a start I was fairly pleased. Will be doing my first 1-Light portrait shoot this weekend and I'm going in pretty confident with what I should expect for results. This is a game-changer for me!
Works like a charm
Setup is easy, breakdown just as easy. Inner baffle held securely in place. Very convenient and adequate lighting size for still life photography. Items comes in a very nice travel case. I would definitely buy again. No complaints from me.
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