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Westcott Rapid Box Switch Octa-M Softbox with FJ400/Bowens Insert (36")

BH #WE25222530 • MFR #2522-2530
Westcott Rapid Box Switch Octa-M Softbox with FJ400/Bowens Insert (36")
Key Features
  • Includes FJ400/Bowens Insert
  • For Speedlights and Strobes
  • 13 Inserts for Different Brands
  • Removable Inner Baffle & Front Diffuser
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 with FJ400/Bowens Insert 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. This version of the softbox comes with an insert that fits FJ400 and Bowens flash heads. 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 with FJ400/Bowens Insert 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. This version of the softbox comes with an insert that fits FJ400 and Bowens flash heads. A carry case is included for storage and transport.

UPC: 810008710203

Westcott Switch Octa-M Specs

Item Type36" Softbox (8-Sided Octagon Shape)
Interior ColorSilver
Light CompatibilityIncludes Speed Ring with Bowens S Mount: For Westcott FJ400
Quick Open TypeUmbrella Style
Accepts GridsYes (Not Included)
Removable Front FaceYes
Interior BaffleYes, Removable
Light Loss/GainNone
MaterialsAluminum, Fabric
Dimensionsø: 36 x H: 17.75" / ø: 91.4 x H: 45.09 cm (Open)
Weight2.25 lb / 1.02 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.865 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)28.8 x 6.5 x 6.3"

Westcott Switch Octa-M Reviews

Switch between Speedlight and Elinchrom Quadra

By Kenneth
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-07

Slowly switching over to the Westcott Rapid Box Switch Softboxes. I bought Speedlight and Elinchrom Quadra Flash Heads adapters for two of Westcott Softboxes. Not quite as easy to switch mostly due to my fingers are getting old, but each adapter is well built and fits the light its was made for. The speed light adapter works for both my Canon and Quantum flashes. Makes setup time for portable studio much faster with my Elinchrom Quadra Flash Heads. Shooting in a breeze by the ocean was. Everything felt secure and performed quite well, on a mono pod that was easy for my assistant to move as directed. Only got a few shots with the light in frame as we moved for the next shot. There is a thumb screw to adjust how easy the softbox is to spin on the adapter and you can easily lock it down. One set of Softboxes that can pop open and fit securely to whichever flash I need to use for a given situation. No More "Speedrings" adapters and building softboxes that take so long to setup, well they will just stay at home assembled.

Love this with FJ400

By Diane
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-09

Easy to use and provides beautiful soft light.

Great product with solid customer experience

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-21

This was the first Westcott soft box I have purchased. When it arrived I tried to install the Rapid Box Switch Insert to the soft box without bending the metal of the switch insert. Due to a flaw, one of the three tabs prevented the switch insert from sitting flush on the back of the soft box. After a call to Westcott, the manufacturer replaced the product. The soft box works extremely will with my FJ400 strobes.

Beautiful light!!

By Kam
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-17

I will be purchasing a second one! I was blown away at the beautiful light this box disperses! I have umbrellas, then went to 24 beauty dishes and then this! This is my favorite and so great for on the go since it folds down so easy and put it its own little bag. Love it!

there was a defect

By Cyrus
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-06

the back ring had one of the tabs unfinished and there was metal protruding making it impossible to insert the fj400 insert. had to grind off.

Great quality and fair price

By Anton
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-15

Very easy to open and close. Great materials and light for its size. I'm happy with this softbox.

High quality great results

By Richard
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-06

The Westcott RB Switch Octa-M is a high-quality modifier that conveniently collapses down to a low profile, transportable size, and is easy to put up and take down. The Bowens adapter fits a little loose in the FJ400 but it is insignificant. This is a great purchase and a valuable tool.

Easy to Setup

By Eli
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-24

I got this for the Profoto B10X Plus. After looking at Profoto's offerings for softboxes/octaboxes, I didn't like the look of the speed ring style setup. It is very clumsy to setup. This thing snaps open in 2 seconds and works great. I just peal back a small portion of the front diffuser, reach my arm in, and push it open. Just as easy to close.

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