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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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$129.90

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

ShapeOctagon
Interior ColorSilver
Requires Speed RingSpeed Ring Not Required
Accepts GridsYes
Maximum Wattage500 W
Removable Front FaceYes
Quick Open TypeUmbrella Style
Circular Dimensionsø: 43.5 x D: 25.0" / ø: 1.1 x D: 0.6 m
Packaging Info
Package Weight5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)36 x 6.4 x 4"
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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: 2021-02-20

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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
I think it would work as long as your SB-910 flash sensor can see the signal from built in flash. Sorry but I use Canon equipment.
Answered by: keith p.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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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

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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: 2020-01-23

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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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I know you can use a speedlight with the Westcott 43. To use it with the speedlight, you need an adapter of t some type? I you don't need a ring.
Asked by: Michael P.
You need a hot shoe bracket with a umbrella hole to mount the ORB, you do not need a ring.
Answered by: Ronald J.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Is the Diffusion Cloth Washable or can it be cleaned when it gets dusty when we travel ans shoot a lot ? Or Does Wescott Provide a separate cleaning solution to remove it safely without damaging the quality of the product ? This question also applies to the wescott diffusion reflectors !
Asked by: Nicholas J.
You can clean it up easily with a wet cloth :)
Answered by: Jostin L.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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