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Westcott Rapid Box Switch Octa-S with Speedlite Insert

BH #WE25212541 • MFR #2521-2541
Westcott Rapid Box Switch Octa-S with Speedlite Insert
Key Features
  • For Speedlights and Strobes
  • Removable Front Diffuser
  • 13 Optional Inserts for Different Brands
  • Durable Metal Framework
Compatible with Speedlights or strobes, the Rapid Box Switch Octa-S from Westcott is designed for fast setup and swapping out of different brands of strobes and speedlights in seconds. This version of the Octa includes a Speedlite insert.
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Westcott Switch Octa-S Overview

Compatible with Speedlights or strobes, the Rapid Box Switch Octa-S from Westcott is designed for fast setup and swapping out of different brands of strobes and speedlights in seconds. This version of the Octa includes a Speedlite insert.

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

Key Specs
Item Type
26" 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
Light Loss/Gain
No
Materials
Aluminum, Fabric
Dimensions
ø: 26 x H: 9.5" / ø: 66 x H: 24.1 cm (Open)
Weight
1 lb / 0.45 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.4 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 Construction
Metal
Compatibility
Speedlites
Dimensions
11 x 4.5 x 5.25" / 279 x 114 x 133 mm
Weight
0.95 lb / 0.43 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.13 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
5.8 x 5.3 x 2.65"

Westcott Switch Octa-S Reviews

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Is the Speedlight insert that comes with this ...

Is the Speedlight insert that comes with this soft box compatible with the GodoxTT685F? Thanks.
Asked by: Robert
Yes, the Godox TT685F Thinklite TTL Flash would be compatible for use with the Westcott Rapid Box Switch Octa-S with Speedlite Insert.
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2020-10-29

is profoto round head fits in this?

is profoto round head fits in this?
Asked by: Muhammad
You will need this mount for a Profoto A1 https://bhpho.to/2B6eash.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2019-11-25

I'm confused. Does the bracket that holds the ...

I'm confused. Does the bracket that holds the flash as shown in the pictures come with this soft box? It is not listed in the What's Included list. Thanks.
Asked by: Robert
Yes. Please review the following item. Westcott Rapid Box Switch Octa-M Softbox with FJ400/Bowens Insert (36") BH #WE25222530 • MFR #2522-2530 https://bhpho.to/3329HZn
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2023-06-08

Will this soft box mount to a Godox S2 Bowen ...

Will this soft box mount to a Godox S2 Bowen Mount flash holder bracket?
Asked by: Dave
Yes. It's a perfect combo.
Answered by: Miron
Date published: 2020-09-25

Is this compatible with Paul C Buff Einstein ...

Is this compatible with Paul C Buff Einstein lights?
Asked by: Tonya
Yes, the following cookie insert is needed to adapt to Paul C buff units. Westcott Rapid Box Switch / Beauty Dish Switch Insert for Balcar and AlienBees Flash Heads BH #WE2531 • MFR #2531 https://bhpho.to/3SLP6hz
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2023-02-26

Can you expand it without removing the diffuser?

Can you expand it without removing the diffuser?
Asked by: Oleg
You must at least partially remove the diffuser to open or close the softbox.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2021-03-22

Is this soft box compatible with the wesctott ...

Is this soft box compatible with the wesctott FJ80 and FJ200?
Asked by: Kevin
Yes, the Rapid Box Switch Octa-S can be used on the FJ80 and FJ200. For the FJ200, you will need the Westcott Rapid Box Switch Insert for FJ200 Strobe, BH # WE2545. For the FJ80, you will need the Westcott Switch Insert for FJ80, Profoto A1, A1X, A10, Godox V1 Speedlights, BH # WE2544 https://bhpho.to/3rsOHF4 https://bhpho.to/3EgOIzd
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2021-12-01

Will the diffusion plate and eggcrate of the ...

Will the diffusion plate and eggcrate of the rapid box 26' (speedlight) work here? Bought strobes and want to replicate my setup without spending too much...
Asked by: Pascal
Yes, the rapid box and the rapid switch are the same size - all they changed was the back mounting plate receiver. The Diffusion and Eggcrate are the same. I own both the older rapid box and newer rapid box switch. I was also able to unscrew the back plate from the older rapid box and replace it with a new rapid box switch studio strobe insert when I changed from speed lights to studio mono lights. On the older boxes the strobe inserts are screwed in - on the newer switch boxes the strobe inserts pop on and off through a spring switch. The outside diameters of both the old and new strobe plates are the same size.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2020-02-15
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