Westcott Apollo Speedlight Set

Westcott Apollo Speedlight Set

Westcott Apollo Speedlight Set

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Westcott Apollo Speedlight Set

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  • 28" Apollo Umbrella Style Softbox
  • Shoe Mount Umbrella Bracket

Westcott Apollo Overview

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This is a Westcott Apollo Speedlite Kit based on the 28" Apollo umbrella style softbox. The 28" Apollo light modifier allows you to scrim or control the light more readily and allows for 104° of light spread. Built on an umbrella frame, this unit requires no adapter ring and opens and closes just like a standard umbrella, allowing for quick set up and tear down. Pairing this unit with Westcott's #5015 Shoe Mount Umbrella Bracket offers an ideal set up for speedlites. Insert your shoe-mount flash directly inside the Apollo, rotating the head of the speedlite towards the back of the Apollo, and achieve an indirect (evenly distributed) beautiful light source.

Provides 104° of light spread
For use with shoe mount flash heads
Bracket enables mounting to your light stand and tilting of the assembly
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Westcott Apollo Specs

Size 28 x 28" (70 x 70cm)
Shape Square
Compatibility Flash only
Removable Face Yes
Removable Baffle No
Accepts Grids Yes
Requires Speed Ring No
Packaging Info
Package Weight 2.35 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 39.0 x 4.2 x 4.2"

Westcott Apollo Reviews

Apollo Speedlight Set is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 183.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding light quality A few things to take notice of. Some reviewers are concerned about the material. To me it feels the same as sail cloth. Though sail cloth is a thin light material it is quite strong. A few mention the inability to rotate the softbox down, however that is quite easy to remedy. Use a 5/8 inch in diameter twelve inch long dowel. Put a umbrella holder on the stand, place the dowel in it then place the included umbrella holder on the top, place the flash on the top of the umbrella holder, connect the softbox. Using the bottom umbrella holder you are now able to rotate the softbox down. If you need a lower tilt you may use a longer dowel. Cool huh.
Date published: 2010-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Product I am a professional photographer who does a lot of on location shoots. I like to travel light yet have all the tools I need to get that shot. I carry several speedlights, umbrellas, lightstands, softboxes and now the Apollo 28 softbox. I am amazed with the portability, fast set up time and the amazing soft light it gives. This product in conjunction with the new grid is awesome tool to have and sets up in seconds. The Apollo features like the extra large fins (edges) allow you to feather the light and keep the light from spilling where you don't want it. I will be buying the larger 50 next so I can put 3 speedlights inside for some amazing Sunset portraiture.
Date published: 2013-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Most Portable Softbox ever! I purchased this Westcott Apollo softbox a few weeks ago and since have not done a single shoot without it. It is perfect for lighting 1-3 people and the light that it emits when I am using my SB800 is beautiful and perfectly soft. It is very compact, and folds up just like an umbrella, so traveling with it is very convenient. Also, only the side and bottom flaps un-velcro from the frame, so changing flash settings is a breeze and you have no way of loosing the diffuser sheet. Also, not having to buy any speed-rings, or other flash bracket adapters was a total plus. I would recommend this product to everyone who uses speed lights to light their subjects.
Date published: 2009-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product at a great price This softbox is a staple in my location work. It's built very well with nice bottom access zippers that allow it to be placed over your flashhead with plenty of room to maneuver. Because of the umbrella shaft mount it's a snap to set up and take down. The front diffuser panel is velcro on three sides and permanently attached at the top which means you aren't going to misplace it. This softbox is designed for rear-mounting of the flash (aims to the back of the softbox) and as result the light it emits is exceptionally soft, even and lovely.
Date published: 2008-10-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty close.... Great item. Fast to setup, easy to use. Missed 3 things. They use a hollow shaft (may collapse over time) and it mostly fits into my Photoflex bag. The only thing the Apollo came with was the plastic bag & big card box. Would have been nice to have a bag that it was stored/transported in. Also, I detest the clamp on the plastic (flash)foot mount. I would rather not risk breaking off the plastic flash foot wing. It would have been nice of them to take care of these 3 things. Other than that, it is a great tool for field use (literally!) with great silver lining. Only had it for a week or so, not a lot of use - time will tell durability.
Date published: 2011-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast Deployment The Apollo Speedlight Set has extended the use of my Canon Speedlites in photojournalistic and editorial settings, in addition to client shoots and wedding shoots enhancing the quality of my work. I am glad Westcott added the hotshot adapter for light stands. The system is highly deployable and transports with ease, making a one man job more feasible. I only wish that Westcott had included a travel case as carrying the Apollo can be awkward if its not deployed.
Date published: 2012-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Portable Soft Light This is honestly one of the best photography purchases I've ever made. The box isn't too big and isn't too small. Its designed especially for speedlights so it's great for us strobists. As with a lot of people I heard about this softbox on the OneLight dvd by Zack Arias. This box works well both indoors and outdoors. Probably best used with only 1-2 subjects at a time, after all it is powered by a speedlight. The only issues I have with it is having to open it up everytime to make adjustments, the stitching on the velcro already seems a little weak and this creates more wear and tear. A side access zipper might have worked better. Also the X zipper hole for the lightstand can limit your tilt angle a bit. See some of my example shots here@
Date published: 2010-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well worth the money! I use my Apollo 28 softbox for portraiture. This is my first softbox, and I now know how so many people make great portraits. It has increased my desire to learn more about lighting, now that I see such great potential. It is made well, very easy to setup, and use. The only 2 things I don't like is you can't really TILT it very much while it is on a light stand. Just get an assistant to help tilting while on the light stand. The other problem, is I think a zipper method would be a better way to take the white cover off and on versus the velcro that they use.
Date published: 2009-12-25
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question

Will this work in remote/commander mode (Nikon/SB910) or will I need a sync cable?
Asked by: Robert P.
According to Westcott, the Remote mode for the Nikon SB-910 will still respond to the Commander even when the flash is installed into the softbox
Answered by: Kirk R.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

packaging size ?
Asked by: Anonymous
Sorry for the delay, I just found the box for Apollo Grid. The box is 17 x 6 x 2.5 .
Answered by: GREGORY A.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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