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 48" Rapid Box Switch Octa-L Softbox with Profoto Insert is a good choice for full length portraiture, fashion, or large sets. The very large surface area of the softbox makes it a candidate for single light shooting and gives its output a wraparound quality and a painterly look 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 all Profoto full-size flash heads. A carry case is included for storage and transport.
- Includes Profoto Insert
- For Speedlights and Strobes
- 13 Inserts for Different Brands
- Removable Inner Baffle & Front Diffuser
Westcott Switch Octa-L Overview
Westcott Switch Octa-L Specs
|Item Type||48" Softbox (8-Sided Octagon Shape)|
|Light Compatibility||Includes Speed Ring with Profoto Mount|
|Quick Open Type||Umbrella Style|
|Accepts Grids||Yes (Not Included)|
|Removable Front Face||Yes|
|Interior Baffle||Yes, Removable|
|Dimensions||ø: 48 x H: 23.75" / ø: 121.9 x H: 60.33 cm (Open)|
|Weight||2.9 lb / 1.32 kg|
|Package Weight||5.21 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||39.5 x 6.4 x 6.4"|
Westcott Switch Octa-L Reviews
Quick and easy set up with the Westcott Rapid Box Octa-Large. Works great. The large box is great for full length portraits.
Love this light - high quality, easy to open, and produces soft light.
Great quality softbox; well made and easy to set up and put away. Seems just as good as the Profoto counterpart but a little less expensive. It's going to be a main part of my kit for years.
fast shipping great light output!
Makes Beautiful Soft Light
This Octa makes big, beautiful light for excellent portraits! A must-have for portrait photographers.
My favorite softbox for COB lights
I'm a filmmaker and I frequently use a 300DMKII for interviews and commercials. Westcott makes my favorite softboxes for Aputure COB fixtures. These setup so much quicker than any other option--including Aputure's own Light Dome II. And the two-layer diffusion creates a really nice key light that is much more natural looking than the Light Dome II. This is a great size for an indoor key light--big enough for a soft source, but not too big for a standard 8 or 10 foot ceiling. Kinda pricey by the time you add the grid, but worth it for me.
Great and sturdy product
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