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Westcott Recessed Mega JS Apollo (50 x 50")

BH #WEAJS • MFR #2348
Westcott Recessed Mega JS Apollo (50 x 50")
Key Features
  • Largest in Apollo Line
  • Recessed Front Edge
  • Fits Virtually Any Studio Light
  • No Adapter Ring Required
The Westcott Recessed Mega JS Apollo (50 x 50") is a softbox based on an umbrella frame. It needs no speed ring to attach it to a studio flash head. Simply open it, and slide the shaft into the umbrella receptor on the flash head. You can also use the Mega JS Apollo with your on-camera flash by purchasing Westcott's 5015 Shoe Mount Bracket (BH# WESMMA).
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Westcott Mega JS Apollo Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Perfect Paired
  • 3Perfect on Location
  • 4No Adapter Ring Required
  • 5Perfectly Paired with Speedlights
  • 6104 Degree Light Spread
  • 7Pure Color
  • 8Recessed Edge

The Westcott Recessed Mega JS Apollo (50 x 50") is a softbox based on an umbrella frame. It needs no speed ring to attach it to a studio flash head. Simply open it, and slide the shaft into the umbrella receptor on the flash head. You can also use the Mega JS Apollo with your on-camera flash by purchasing Westcott's 5015 Shoe Mount Bracket (BH# WESMMA).

Perfect Paired
The convenience of an umbrella meets the control of a softbox. Built on an umbrella frame, the Apollo light modifiers set up in seconds.
Perfect on Location
No additional parts and pieces to lug around as these units simply open up just like an umbrella and set up in seconds making them perfect for any on-location photographer.
No Adapter Ring Required
Most softboxes require expensive and heavy adapter rings to properly set up. Built on an umbrella frame, these units simply pop open like an umbrella and fit into the umbrella receptacle found on virtually all style "studio" lights.
Perfectly Paired with Speedlights
The Apollo light modifier is a perfect pair with speedlights offering soft box control with the set up ease of an umbrella. An optional 5015 Shoe Mount bracket is required to mount the speedlights and Apollo onto a light stand with full tilting capability.
104 Degree Light Spread
The larger the light source, the softer the light. That is certainly the case with this extra-large 50" JS Apollo. Perfect for portraits and couples, this unit also offers a recessed edge allow better control of light.
Pure Color
Fabrics are pure in color so the color temperature going into the fabric is the same color temperature coming back out.
Recessed Edge
The large recessed edge provides even greater light control allowing feathering of light to see exactly where the light is starting and stopping.
UPC: 817967023481

Westcott Mega JS Apollo Specs

Item Type50 x 50" Softbox (Square Shape)
Interior ColorSilver
Light CompatibilityUmbrella Shaft
Quick Open TypeUmbrella Style
Accepts GridsYes (Not Included)
Maximum Wattage300 W
Removable Front FaceYes
Interior BaffleYes
Dimensions50 x 50" / 127 x 127 cm
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.8 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)50 x 5 x 5"

Westcott Mega JS Apollo Reviews

SUPER SOFT lighting!

By Eddie
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-17

There's no doubt that this softbox is huge and very hard to maneuver around, but the diffused light is wonderful! Keep in mind depending on how you plan to shoot, you might need more powerful strobes. I have 2 x 200ws strobes in there and it seems to work well. Not sure if speedlights will cut it, unless you plan to shoot high ISO, or very larger f-stops.

Easy to set up

By Stephanie
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-18

This was incredibly easy to set up and store back in its bag. I can't wait to use it for my next studio session

Wells well

By Caiolinn
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-12

It's big and gives a nice soft light and surprisingly my sandbags keep it in place in a breeze.

Good

By Tony
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-09

So far I’ve enjoyed using the Westcott time. Everything works as it should. My only current issue is the zipper doesn’t completely zip up after you place your flash. But doesn’t seem to cause an issue and seems to still work fine.

Perfect for newborn photography setup

By Lucy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-08

I received the item and set it up a few days later, worked perfectly and is very light weight so easy to move around the room. My entire order from BH photo was shipped in a day or so after online ordering and I received it within a week which was fantastic considering they were shipping to Newfoundland Canada!

Terrible product

By chinwe
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-09

very flimsy. i did not even get to use it as soon as i opened it it was broken.

Awesome products!

By Erma
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-19

meet my expectations!

Excellent softbox

By Jean
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-20

The beauty of this softbox is that it's very large thus producing very soft flattering light, it's light, easy to setup and bring along, and most of all, the softbox is designed so that the flash lit inside and it reflects a bounced light.

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Can I ask why this is not compatible with Elinchrom Flashes?
Asked by: Anonymous
This softbox uses a thicker umbrella shaft which does not fit in the 7mm slot of an of Elinchrom flash head.
Answered by: Kirk R.
Date published: 2018-08-27

Can be used for groups? How many people?

Can be used for groups? How many people?
Asked by: Gilberto
There are a lot of factors involved. Distance of light to group, arrangement of the group, what type of light is in the box, camera settings and level of expectations are all important. Experimentation is usually the best bet to figure out how many it can cover in your circumstance, but it can range from 1 to 20+.
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What flash do you recommend with this softbox? Thanks (working with newborn)
Asked by: Alexandra C.
I use the Alien Bee 400 with this soft box, works great.
Answered by: Joanne M.
Date published: 2018-08-27

I have Novatron M 500 monolights. My sessions ...

I have Novatron M 500 monolights. My sessions takes around 2 to 3 hours. The modeling lights are on the whole time. Will this overheat the box?
Asked by: Sue
This softbox is fine for modeling lamps that are 250 watts or below.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2019-01-17

The pole of the umbrella is too big for the flash ...

The pole of the umbrella is too big for the flash bracket that i have. What bracket can i get? I need the pole to go all the way thru
Asked by: Anonymous
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Is there a way to buy a replacement for the white/sheer front piece of the soft box? I lots mine.
Asked by: Erin O.
We do not carry a replacement front diffuser for the Westcott Mega JS Apollo (50x50).You need to contact Westcott for that directly, <a href= http://bit.ly/1vjhOag target= _blank >http://bit.ly/1vjhOag.</a>
Answered by: Robert K.
Date published: 2018-08-27

The tube of the westscott softbox is too thick ...

The tube of the westscott softbox is too thick for my flash bracket mount. What bracket can i get that would fit this? Thanks.
Asked by: Anonymous
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