Westcott Apollo Strip Softbox (16 x 30")

BH #WEAS • MFR #2337
Westcott Apollo Strip Softbox (16 x 30")
Key Features
  • Removable Front Diffusion Panel
  • Includes Fabric Grid
  • Built on an Umbrella Frame
  • Pairs Well with Speedlites
The narrow profile of Wescott's 16 x 30" Apollo Strip Softbox makes it an ideal rim, hair light or accent light. The recessed front edge of the box provides a degree of directionality that can be intensified with the included 40-degree fabric grid, which narrows the beam spread while eliminating spill light.
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Westcott Apollo Strip Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Narrow Profile
  • 3Dual Stand Mounting Options
  • 4Designed for On-The-Go Photographers
  • 5For Speedlites and Strobes
  • 6No Speedrings and Rods
  • 7Equipped with the Latest Technology
  • 8Premium Diffusion Fabric
  • 9Direct and Soften Light
  • 10Maximize Output
  • 11Uncompromising Light Control
  • 12The Hair Light Perfected with Grids
  • 13The Science Behind the 40-Degree Grid
  • 14Instant Placement
  • 15Ideal for Travel

The narrow profile of Wescott's 16 x 30" Apollo Strip Softbox makes it an ideal rim, hair light or accent light. The recessed front edge of the box provides a degree of directionality that can be intensified with the included 40-degree fabric grid, which narrows the beam spread while eliminating spill light.

The output remains soft and flattering with the type of control you'd normally get from a reflector. Alternatively, if you need a harder light simply remove the front diffuser. Since the Apollo Strip is built on an umbrella frame, it provides for quick setup and equally quick break-down. The Apollo Strip mounts vertically or horizontally to suit your subject.

Narrow Profile

The Apollo Strip was designed with a narrow 16 x 30" profile. This modifier is an ideal hair light or rim light, allowing you to focus your light source on a defined area. For even further light control, pair this modifier with the included fabric grid.

Dual Stand Mounting Options

The Apollo Strip features two built-in zippered entry points. These allow for precise mounting of your Apollo Strip, either horizontally or vertically. After mounting, this opening can be zipped tight around your stand to eliminate any spill light.

Designed for On-The-Go Photographers

With flexible framework and instant umbrella-style setup, this softbox is designed for busy photographers. Each Apollo softbox packs up quickly and can be thrown into any gear bag for effortless travel and storage.

For Speedlites and Strobes

Thanks to the Apollo's versatile umbrella shaft, this modifier can be instantly paired with both speedlites and strobes. With Apollo Strip, you won't be confined to using a single lighting style or forced into buying several modifiers.

No Speedrings and Rods

Unlike most softboxes, this modifier is constructed with an umbrella-style frame. Not only does this allow for the instant assembly, but it also allows for quick strobe mounting without bulky speedrings or adapters.

Equipped with the Latest Technology

Since their introduction in 1985, these umbrella-style softboxes have been enhanced based upon consumer requests. The latest Apollo design features a recessed edge, flexible fiberglass frame, and removable outer diffusion panel.

Premium Diffusion Fabric

Westcott diffusion panels are constructed with a premium, all-natural unbleached nylon fabric. Unlike processed diffusion fabrics, these diffusers will soften your light source without altering its color temperature.

Direct and Soften Light

By directing your light source toward the Apollo's included front diffuser, you'll create highlights with a subtle hot spot. By directing your unit towards the back of Apollo, you'll create an even spread of light with softer shadows.

Maximize Output

Apollo softboxes are manufactured with a highly-reflective silver interior for optimized light output.

Uncompromising Light Control

The included fabric grids are made up of cells that control off-axis light in 4 directions while still maintaining the soft quality you want from a large light source. By focusing light through a grid, you eliminate both light spill and lens flare simultaneously for precise illumination.

The Hair Light Perfected with Grids

By allowing you to precisely focus your light source on a defined area, grids are the essential accessory for your hair light or rim light. When modified with a grid and softbox, your light can illuminate your subject from behind without light spilling onto your backdrop to gain dimension and depth in your portraiture.

The Science Behind the 40-Degree Grid

A 40-degree grid is the most popular choice for photographers and filmmakers, allowing for precise light control with limited loss of light. Light loss at the center axis is minimal, even at a distance 3 to 4 times the diagonal of the softbox. This typically results in losing less than 1/4-stop.

Instant Placement

Westcott's 40-degree grids easily attaches to the front of the Apollo Strip with strong touch-fastener material thanks to the softbox's recessed edge. giving you the ability to use your diffusion panel and 40-degree grid simultaneously.

Ideal for Travel

The soft, compact grid collapses down instantly for streamlined travel and storage in its included bag.
UPC: 017967023379

Westcott Apollo Strip Specs

Interior ColorSilver
Requires Speed RingSpeed Ring Not Required
Accepts GridsYes
Maximum Wattage250 W
Removable Front FaceYes
Quick Open TypeUmbrella Style
Rectangular DimensionsW: 16.0 x H: 30.0 x D: 23.5" / W: 40.6 x H: 76.2 x D: 59.7 cm
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.65 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)36 x 3 x 3"
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The description says "...with the included ...

The description says "...with the included 40-degree fabric grid". Is the grid included?
Asked by: Lubo
According to Westcott, the 40 degree grid is included.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2021-01-19


what happens if one of the rods of the metal frame gets bent? is there a way to replace just the metal frame?
Asked by: Anonymous
hello can I know the exact length when closed.I must see if I enter into the bagthank you
Answered by: Davide R.
Date published: 2018-08-28


What is the Length of it collapsed trying to figure out it it will fit in my suitcase?
Asked by: David
It looks like about 2 ft when closed up...
Answered by: Rudy X.
Date published: 2018-08-28


does it come with traveling bag too?
Asked by: Wai Shun Wilson
Answered by: JOHN M.
Date published: 2018-08-28


Would this work nicely on the AD600 and AD200?
Asked by: Thanh D.
This Apollo strip will pair nicely with the AD200. I would suggest using it with the bare bulb in a rear facing position to maximize the spread of light in the modifier. Like the fit in the medium Apollo, the size of the AD600 and therefore the fit inside the box may not make it ideal unless you use the accessory H600b remote head for the strobe.
Answered by: Pete F. Westcott Expert
Date published: 2018-08-28


Are there any CFL fixtures that will work with this? Looking for this to pull double duty for stills as well as video. I know the D5 will fit in the orb, looking to put a continuous light in here as well.
Asked by: cody h.
The D5 will fit in this modifier as well as the 28 medium Apollo, but I would only recommend setting it up in the shoot through position and use 27w bulbs as opposed to the 50w bulbs. The profile of the 50w bulbs allows little room for air circulation between the bulb and the fabric in these two modifiers. A single Ulite head can also fit but only accommodates one bulb and CFLs of high wattage are generally lower in light quality.
Answered by: Pete F. Westcott Expert
Date published: 2018-08-28


does this come with a diffusion cloth?
Asked by: Dev G.
Yes, it comes with a removable front diffusion panel. (A 40-degree grid is available separately, also.)
Answered by: WILLIAM R.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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