Westcott 40° Fabric Grid for the 28" Apollo

Westcott 40° Fabric Grid for the 28" Apollo

Westcott 40° Fabric Grid for the 28" Apollo

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  • Attaches in Seconds
  • Narrows Beam Spread
  • Folds Flat for Storage
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  • 1Description

This is a Westcott 40° Fabric Grid for the 28" Apollo. This grid narrows the beam spread from your Apollo softbox to control spill light, soften contrast, and add directionality to this soft source. It attaches to the recessed front through the use of hook-and-loop tape. A grid is an essential accessory for any lighting system.

Create Separation and Depth
Grids are made up of cells that control off axis light in four directions while maintaining the soft quality inherent in a large light source. Use as a portrait source to keep light off your background. Or use the grid's control qualities to turn the orb into a large hairlight for groups. You can even clip gels to it.
Eliminates Spill and Flare
As light is focused into a forward direction through use of a grid, it can help to eliminate spill light or lens flare
40° Spread of Light
The off axis portion of the light is controlled by the cell size. The cell size (measured in degrees) describes the maximum cutoff angle of the off axis light. A 40-degree grid is the most popular degree used
Light Loss
Light loss at the center axis is minimal at a distance of up to 3 to 4 times the diagonal dimension of the light source. On most models it is less than a 1/4 of stop of light
Perfect for Travel
Soft grids collapse down for easy transport and travel
Included Travel Case
Each unit comes with a soft nylon carry case
Easy Attachment
Grids easily attach through the use of hook-and-loop tape. When attaching, place your diffusion panel about 1/2 way in on the hook tape. This will leave enough room for the eggcrate to attach directly in front of the diffusion panel
Perfect Fit
Grid corners are left unattached in order to provide the perfect fit. This allows you to stretch the grid taught and avoid sagging or drooping
UPC: 817967024716
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Westcott 40° Fabric Grid for the 28" Apollo
  • Storage Sack
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Westcott 2471 specs

    Material 100% nylon
    Beam Angle 40°
    Dimensions Open: 28 x 28 x 1.25" / 71.1 x 71.1 x 3.1 cm
    Folded: 14 x 4.0 x 3.8" / 35.6 x 10.2 x 9.5 cm
    Weight 0.7 lb / 0.3 kg
    Packaging Infodtuedqvs
    Package Weight 0.7 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 19.6 x 6.0 x 2.2"

    Westcott 2471 reviews

    40° Fabric Grid for the 28" Apollo is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 28.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great Addition to the Westcott line! This additional accessory was the reason I finally made the decision to purchase the 28 Apollo. I waited and they answered! I am a Professional Photographer who likes to travel light yet have all the tools I need to create my visions on location. I use several Westcott umbrellas and now I have the Apollo 28 and this amazing grid to add to my arsenal. This product is durable, easy to install, attaches with a thick velcro surface and packs in it's own bag. The 40 Degree Grid does a fantastic job narrowing the light and preventing spill where you don't want it. I can't wait to purchase the 50 Apollo and Grid accessory as well. Westcott has done it again.
    Date published: 2013-06-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works well I unexpectedly discovered I had an older version of the Apollo softbox. This dictated that I install the velcro strips provided with the kit. I e-mailed the manufacturer for instructions, but they were pretty vague. I installed them myself, fully expecting that the strips would eventually come off. However, they seem to be pretty rigidly mounted - although the manufacturer did e-mail me back offering to sew them onto the softbox for me. Overall, the grid works well and comes in a nice case that is pretty compact. Construction of the grid seems to be pretty decent.
    Date published: 2012-08-28
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Old Apollo? NO WORRIES Previously, I commented about the issue of having an older apollo and this not working with it. I contacted Westcott and they said send it to us and we will add the velcro for you. I shipped it to them and they sent it back and all is good now! Take the time to contact them and let them fix it for you.
    Date published: 2013-01-29
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great grid, shoddy velcro As the instructions say, if you have a new (less than one year old) Apollo, you're good to go. The grid is great, and zips right into the existing velcro. If you have an older model that doesn't have the removable diffusion panel, they provide sticky-back velcro that you can add to your Apollo. Sounds great, but the supplied velcro is basically junk. It didn't stay on for more than a couple days. I'll have to replace it with better velcro, or actually sew it to the softbox on my own.
    Date published: 2012-08-20
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great Addition but not for older Apollo As other reviewers have said the supplied sticky velcro is essentially junk. I have a mobile flash setup using speedlights with radiopoppers and I had wanted a grid when I first purchased my Apollo set a few years ago. I was very happy to see the addition of a grid accessory. I added the velcro tape to softbox as instructed. I went out to a park with my kids to do some pics and test. Well the sun came out and heated up the glue and the grid just kept falling out each time I tried to stick it all back in. Each time it fell, it picked up dirt and mulch from the ground and I just threw away all the velcro in a trash can on my way home. Thank goodness I was testing it and not with a paying customer. I'm sure it will work well with a newer model softbox, but I will be sewing in my own velcro strips before I try it again.
    Date published: 2012-09-19
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not for old Apollo & no Velcro provided! As already said by other reviewers, this grid is not intended to work with the old Apollo 28. In my case no additional Velcro strips were provided with the grid: nothing in the box nor in the pouch, not even any instruction as other reviewers said: strange, but true. ;( Obviously I had to buy and sew the Velcro to the softbox... The grid works well, but Westcott should maybe pay more attention to these small but important details!
    Date published: 2013-01-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hit the Spot I own the Westcott 28 Apollo and needed to better control the light spill. I purchased this grid and it fit perfectly. The construction is solid. This grid arrives in a bag that seems sturdy enough. It does it's job and controls the light spill. It's well constructed and doesn't beak the bank. It folds up nicely and easily fits back into the bag for storage.
    Date published: 2015-11-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really helps direct the flash light I have an Apollo Medium soft box from Westcott which works great. I wanted to add a grid to allow more specific direction of the flash and this works like a charm. Good construction but with all grids, they can tear easily, so you need to be gentle when removing it from the soft box.
    Date published: 2015-04-13
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