Westcott 16 x 30" Apollo Strip Speedlite Kit

Westcott 16 x 30" Apollo Strip Speedlite Kit

Westcott 16 x 30" Apollo Strip Speedlite Kit

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  • 8.0' Light Stand
  • Stand Mount with Shoe
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  • 1Description

The Westcott 16 x 30" Apollo Strip 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 or product work. The kit includes the Strip, an 8.0' light stand, and a stand mount with shoe mount for speedlites.

  • Adjustable Shoe Mount Umbrella Bracket

    This Westcott Adjustable Shoe Mount Umbrella Bracket is a spare or replacement for that which is included with the Mini Apollo Flash kit. The mount allows the flash to be affixed to a standard light stand and shoot into the Mini Apollo or other brands of umbrellas.

    UPC: 017967050153
  • 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
  • Apollo Strip 16 x 30" (40.6 x 76.2 cm)

    The narrow profile of Wescott's 16 x 30" Apollo Strip makes it an ideal rim, hair light or accent light. The recessed front edge of the box provides a degree of directionality while the output remains soft and flattering. 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.

    UPC: 017967023379
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  • 1-Year Manufacturer's Warranty
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • 1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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  • 1Description
  • Adjustable Shoe Mount Umbrella Bracket
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.2 x 3.6 x 0.5"
  • Light Stand (Black, 8')
    Load Capacity 5.5 lb / 2.5 kg
    Mounting Options 1/4"-20 Male Thread
    5/8" Stud
    Maximum Working Height 7.8' / 2.4 m
    Minimum Working Height 30.7" / 78.0 cm
    Collapsed Height 26.2" / 66.5 cm
    Footprint Diameter 35.4" / 90 cm
    Air Cushioned No
    Detachable Base No
    Leveling Leg No
    Reverse Legs No
    Finish Black
    Weight 2.2 lb / 1.0 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 27.0 x 3.5 x 3.5"
  • Apollo Strip 16 x 30" (40.6 x 76.2 cm)
    Shape Strip
    Interior Silver
    Requires Speed Ring No
    Accepts Grids Yes
    Maximum Wattage 250 W
    Removable Front Face Yes
    Rectangular Dimensions W: 16.0 x H: 30.0 x D: 23.5" / W: 40.6 x H: 76.2 x D: 59.7 cm
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 36.0 x 3.0 x 3.0"

Westcott Apollo Strip reviews

16 x 30" Apollo Strip Speedlite Kit is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 15.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Can't recommend this modifier Anyone would love this strip box if they set it up and left it where it was without having to break it down and set it up again. It's light, affordable, and very easy to set up. The reality though is that this is something you would buy specifically for portability. In 2 shoots, I broke 2 of these boxes simply by try to set them up. Both times the zipper was caught on another piece of fabric and when the box was expanded, the flimsy ribbing (which expand out like an umbrella) bent and can't be fixed or replaced. Both are in the garbage. Only buy boxes with round metal or fibreglass poles and not with stamped metal and you will be fine.
Date published: 2013-06-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Quality control issues A great idea and actually seemed very well made. The ribs are strong and flexible and don't feel they'll break if blown over by wind. Very impressed on first use - soft lighting with a great deal of control. However, on my 2nd shoot the umbrella didn't want to stay open and kept on closing. There's a problem with the catch not being stiff enough. Strategic placement of thin cardboard to support the catch is a fiddly solution but it's better than paying UPS to send it back. Next time, I'll consider the cheaper Chinese made products...
Date published: 2013-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for lighting with speedlights Great for lighting with speedlights. Comes with everything you need to get lighting except the speedlight. Great size for 3/4 length and torso portraits also works very nicely for product shots. I love how affordable and speedlight-friendly they are. The umbrella adapters that come with these kits are also very useful as they will take any size speedlight hotshoe. The setup is very lightweight and portable. The softbox itself folds into a closed umbrella. The only drawback I can find is that it is very difficult to see what my speedlight and radio slave settings are at the same time as there is only a side and bottom zipper opening. But this is my fault, if I labeled the slave units before putting them in I wouldn't have to look at them to remember what they are set at.
Date published: 2012-07-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Rim/Hair Light I bought this to accentuate my softboxes I already have (24 and 48 Octo). I've used it a few times already. If you've used any Westcott softboxes setup and use is the same. It really came in handy shooting macro shots of some model cars where I got even light in a tight spot. The other major use has been as a hair light for portraits. The few cons I've noticed are the same as all my softboxes that fold. The umbrellas require a way to store them so the size can be a concern. Especially if you have three or more. It's not a big deal for me, because I have a dedicated bag for modifiers, but it could be an issue if you carry them around loose. Overall, quick and easy to setup. Makes soft, beautiful light. Removable diffuser panel is nice. Folds up for storage.
Date published: 2016-03-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great value Excellent strip bank for speedlights. As with all Westcott Apollo modifiers, the umbrella construction feels a bit on the flimsy side, but if you are primarily using this in the studio, you should have no problems with this. The kit with the stand and umbrella adapter is a great value.
Date published: 2013-02-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great light at a low cost Goes up in seconds. Light is nice and soft. Knocking off one start as there was a screw missing for the flash / brolly bracket (!) luckily I have better quality brackes already than the one suppiled, so I just threw the westcott one in the trash, but still quite disapointing.
Date published: 2014-07-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Apollo Strip Apollo strip is great. In a word, easy. The only recomendation I could have to make the product even better is to have a better locking mechanism to grip the umbrella mount in better. Still, I have ordered another one so have no dramas reccomending the product.
Date published: 2012-05-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Product Nice Product easy to use , compact and strong strip box. light defuser not much of quality like the 60X60 Apollo soft box light stand nice, building quality is not made to last for long.
Date published: 2013-04-18
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