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Westcott 43" Apollo Orb Speedlite Kit

BH #WEAOSLK • MFR #2340
Westcott 43" Apollo Orb Speedlite Kit
Key Features
  • Includes 43" Apollo Orb Softbox
  • 8.0' Light Stand
  • Stand Mount with Shoe
The Westcott 43" Apollo Orb Speedlite Kit is a great way to turn your studio strobe, speedlite, or hot light (up to 500W) into the perfect light source for portraiture.
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Westcott Apollo Orb Overview

The Westcott 43" Apollo Orb Speedlite Kit is a great way to turn your studio strobe, speedlite, or hot light (up to 500W) into the perfect light source for portraiture.

Wescott's Apollo Orb is the first octagonal softbox that works without an adapter ring. The compact softbox simply opens like an umbrella. Place your flash inside, attach the included diffusion panel and you're ready to shoot. The Orb has a deeper profile which evenly projects the light source for maximum output while creating round, natural catchlights in the eyes. For even more directional control and to prevent lens flare, you can recess the diffuser closer to the light than its standard position. The kit includes the Orb an 8.0' light stand and a stand mount with shoe mount for speedlites.

UPC: 017967023409

Westcott Apollo Orb Specs

Key Specs
Item Type
43" Softbox (8-Sided Octagon Shape)
Interior Color
Silver
Light Compatibility
Includes Bracket/Speed Ring with Shoe Mount/Speedlight Flash Mount
Accepts Grids
Yes (Not Included)
Interior Color
Silver
Light Compatibility
Includes Bracket/Speed Ring with Shoe Mount/Speedlight Flash Mount
Quick Open Type
Umbrella Style
Accepts Grids
Yes (Not Included)
Maximum Wattage
500 W
Removable Front Face
Yes
Dimensions
ø: 43.5 x H: 25" / ø: 1.1 x H: 0.6 m
Packaging Info
Package Weight
4.35 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
36 x 6.4 x 4"

Westcott Apollo Orb Reviews

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What is needed to mount TWO flash units (Canon ...

What is needed to mount TWO flash units (Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT) inside of this softbox?
Asked by: MATT
You can mount multiple flash in the Apollo Orb using one of these BH #MABTFJM.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2022-12-09

How would you light a subject from above since ...

How would you light a subject from above since the slot is on the side?
Asked by: Mary
In order to light a subject from the side a end-user would need a c-stand. Please review the following item. Impact Turtle Base C-Stand Kit (10.75', Chrome) BH #IMLSCT40MK • MFR #LS-CT40MK https://bhpho.to/3X374MJ
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2023-02-06

Are you able to adjust the angle of the Octabox?

Are you able to adjust the angle of the Octabox?
Asked by: Wyatt
There is an opening on the bottom of the Orb softbox that allows you to tilt. If you want an extreme tilt of the modifier, we recommend using a mini-boom arm.
Answered by: FJ Westcott
Date published: 2019-09-23

Hello, is one speedlight (relative to the size of ...

Hello, is one speedlight (relative to the size of he softbox) enough to do a half-body to full-body shot? Also another question, 1 speedlight is it enough for a group photo of 3-5 people? Thanks in advance
Asked by: mcmc
Thanks for your questions. Both answers rely on the amount of ambient lighting. Most modern speedlights produce about 75 watt seconds of power output. To create a half body shot, your 43" Apollo Orb should be 3-4 feet away from your subject, which a speedlight should supply enough power for this situation (may not work in full sun). For a full body shot, your 43" Apollo Orb should be 6-7 feet away from your subject (may require cloudy environment or indoor setting). For a group of 3-5 people your 43" Apollo Orb should be 8-10 feet away from your subjects and a speedlight will not do a great job unless you're in a cloudy environment or indoor setting. The great feature about the 43" Apollo Orb is that it's built on an umbrella mount so it can be used on speedlights, and also more powerful strobes for those times that you need more light output.
Answered by: FJ Westcott
Date published: 2023-01-28

question

I have a Nikon SB-910.... would I be use this just using a remote flash on a commando mode with my built in flash?
Asked by: Anonymous
The material of the Westcott 43 Apollo Orb Speedlite Kit does allow infrared light to enter the unit, so a Nikon DSLR camera with a built-in flash that has wireless Commander capabilities can trigger the Nikon SB-910 Speedlight Flash inside the Apollo Orb. However, do note that range may be limited, and you may have to vary the position of the softbox setup for best results.
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

To everyone who bought this set up How good of a stand is it ? Does it hold up?
Asked by: Michael
The Westcott Light Stand (Black, 8'), B&H # WE8LS, is a good light stand. It has a load capacity of 5.5 lb / 2.5 kg, and is more than strong enough for usage with the above softbox and a standard hot shoe flash. The Westcott Light Stand (Black, 8') has a 4.5 star rating from 83 reviews from customers who have purchased the light stand. You may view the reviews on our website for information about the light stand.
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Can you use 500w hot lights with the Orb or only strobe lighting?
Asked by: Darrell
Westcott indicates the Westcott 43 Apollo Orb has a maximum wattage rating of 300W.
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2023-01-28

question

I was wondering what the dimensions of the Orb are when it's folded for transport. Thank you.
Asked by: Anonymous
While Westcott does not indicate the 43 Apollo Orb's closed length, the measurements of the shipping box the Orb is shipped within from Westcott measures 39.0 x 3.2 x 3.2 . As the Orb is inside the shipping box (and is collapsed for shipment), I would state it would be physically slightly smaller than the box measurements, and can be used as an approximation for the unit's collapsed size.
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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