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Westcott 28" Apollo with 8' Stand and Bracket Kit

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Westcott 28" Apollo with 8' Stand and Bracket Kit
Key Features
  • 28 x 28" Softbox
  • No Speed Ring Required
  • 8' Light Stand
  • Adjustable Shoe Mount Umbrella Bracket
The Wectcott 28" Apollo with 8' Stand and Bracket Kit is the quickest, easiest way to provide main or fill light in the studio, for weddings or other on-the run events.
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$129.90

Westcott Apollo 28" Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Westcott Apollo Softbox with Recessed Front and Grid (28 x 28")
  • 3Westcott Light Stand (Black, 8')
  • 4Westcott Adjustable Shoe Mount Umbrella Bracket

The Wectcott 28" Apollo with 8' Stand and Bracket Kit is the quickest, easiest way to provide main or fill light in the studio, for weddings or other on-the run events.

The unique design of the Apollo allows it to open and close like an umbrella; no speed ring is needed. An adjustable shoe mount umbrella bracket is included to hold the box and accommodate your flash. A lightweight 8' light stand completes the kit.

Westcott Apollo Softbox with Recessed Front and Grid (28 x 28")

The 28 x 28" Westcott Apollo Softbox with Recessed Front and Grid is a softbox based on an umbrella frame fabricated from fiberglass for added durability. It doesn't need a speed ring to attach it to a flash head. Simply open it, and slide the shaft into the umbrella receptor on the flash head or the umbrella swivel supporting your speedlite. The 28" Apollo can be used with a flash, fluorescent sources, or hot lights up to 300 watts.

UPC: 810008713068
Westcott Light Stand (Black, 8')

This black-finished, 8' Westcott Light Stand is made of lightweight, aluminum alloy with sure-twist section locks. It is an ideal stand for a travel kit with small light fixtures.

3-Section stand.
Will support up to 5.5 lb of lights with accessories.
UPC: 817967099080
Westcott Adjustable Shoe Mount Umbrella Bracket

This Westcott Adjustable Shoe Mount Umbrella Bracket is a must-have mounting solution for any photographer. With an array of built-in features and an all-metal design, life is much easier with a few of these lying around your studio. The adjustable shoe mount bracket is a must for any speedlite photographer, courtesy of a fully adjustable cold shoe mount that is compatible with virtually any speedlite.

Securely place your equipment on any light stand with this bracket's universal stand receptacle. Then, precisely position your light source and modifier with this bracket's useful built-in tilter. This bracket includes an umbrella receptacle for use with any standard photographic umbrella or umbrella-based softboxes. For added versatility, simply unscrew the bracket's cold shoe to reveal a 1/4"-20 threaded stud. This measurement is commonly found on a variety of photographic equipment, allowing you to mount compatible gear and tilt it to the desired position.

UPC: 017967050153

Westcott Apollo Softbox with Recessed Front and Grid (28 x 28") Specs

Item Type28 x 28" Softbox (Square Shape)
Interior ColorSilver
Light CompatibilityUmbrella Shaft
Quick Open TypeUmbrella Style
Accepts GridsYes (Included)
Maximum Wattage300 W (Cool Lights)
500 W (Hot Lights)
Removable Front FaceYes
Interior BaffleYes
Dimensions28 x 28" / 71 x 71 cm
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.8 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)39 x 3 x 2.8"

Westcott Light Stand (Black, 8') Specs

Stand Type1 x General Purpose Stand
Maximum Working Height7.8' / 2.4 m
Minimum Working Height30.7" / 78 cm
Load Capacity5.5 lb / 2.5 kg
Closed Length26.2" / 66.5 cm
Mounting
Stand/Column Top Mount5/8" Stud with 1/4"-20 Male
Features
Accepts Second RiserNo
Air CushionedNo
Detachable BaseNo
Leveling LegNo
Reverse LegsNo
General
Footprint Diameter35.4" / 90 cm
FinishBlack
Weight2.2 lb / 1 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)27 x 3.5 x 3.5"

Westcott Adjustable Shoe Mount Umbrella Bracket Specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight0.335 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.2 x 3.1 x 1.2"

Westcott Apollo 28" Reviews

Flimsy, not good, avoid

By Iliya
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-16

Very flimsy, got bent on second use. The umbrella shaft is really short and that forces the light all the way up into the box and leads to a very uneven side light distribution. The flashtube is practically touching the backside of the box. If you don't have radio controlled light, adjusting light output is a pain. Some triggers don't work well through the fabric, another problem and light won't function in slave mode. Adjusting direction is a pain, you have to constantly reach inside the box. The zippers meet in the middle instead of sliding fully across. This forces the bar to be straight in the middle of the box further limited any manipulation. The grid has a tiny thin strip of velcro, other grids I have are full thickness and stick great. This one constantly peeling off due to limited contact. Very cheaply made, fabric is super thin, again, I got other boxes to compare to. AVOID

Great idea, but serious flaw

By Charles
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2017-07-26

With one serious exception, this is a great design, particularly for use in location work. It folds up like an umbrella, making it easy to stow in a tripod bag. It also mounts like an umbrella, requiring no speedring to attach and carry. The flaw is the frailty of the supporting frame. It bends far too easily. I have bent at least three, seriously compromising their performance. Nevertheless, I continue to purchase these units when they break. The cost of replacement is outweighed, for me, by their usefullness.

Caution Very Fragile Bars inside

By David
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2017-06-02

Set this up at home when I got it - seemed to work fine. Took it on a shoot and set it up, first day on the job and it failed - one of the inside thin bars snapped. This was not rough use nor was it knocked over, it just snapped. They are very fragile. Handle with extreme care. My first and last Westcott product.

I would buy this product again.

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-05-22

Quick and easy to use with great results.

Perfect!

By Mauricio
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-04-03

Love the light this softbox produces. I'm using it for portraits.

This one works!...

By Rachelle
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-03-07

Westcott does it again w it's design! Construction is great, set up and take down is fast, and light from softbox is also great!

Disappointing, Avoid

By Iliya
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-05

1. It is flimsy, one side rods are already bent after only TWO uses indoors. 2. The umbrella stem is too short, it forces the light way up into the box, placing the flashtube very close to the back side of the box. 3. Which leads to a very uneven output of light. One side is very bright, another is darker since the flashtube is positioned off to one side and not in the center. 4. Side zippers only allow one central place for post, so if you are a little bit off center then won't close and light will leak out the side. They don't slide all the way from top to bottom, they meet in the middle and this forces you to place the pole at that spot. Does not allow for any variability. So you only have ONE position for this box with ONE direction. Very uni-functional, others allow multiple way to adjust. Save your money and buy something different.

Defect in construction

By Brian
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2018-12-19

I couldnt figure out why it wasnt staying open during shoots. The slightest bump and it popped close. I then saw that the umbrella spring button was aligned 90 degrees to the left from the slit that it goes into to lock.  I tried using pliers to move it and it doesnt move. I was simply opening it, and the spring mechanism loosely rests against the ridge, which is why it doesnt lock. Should not have passed QA.

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