Westcott 40° Fabric Grid for the Apollo Strip

Westcott 40° Fabric Grid for the Apollo Strip

Westcott 40° Fabric Grid for the Apollo Strip

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  • Attaches in Seconds
  • Narrows Beam Spread
  • Folds Flat for Storage
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This is a Westcott 40° Fabric Grid for the Apollo Strip. 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: 817967024730
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Westcott 40° Fabric Grid for the Apollo Strip
  • Storage Sack
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Westcott 2473 specs

    Material 100% nylon
    Beam Angle 40°
    Dimensions Open: 16 x 30 x 1.25" / 40.6 x 76.2 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 Info
    Package Weight 0.55 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 19.7 x 5.9 x 2.3"

    Westcott 2473 reviews

    40° Fabric Grid for the Apollo Strip is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 15.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from You must learn control! Right off the bat, I love the control Apollo's Strip box provides. This adds even more control. It produces truly beautiful rim light, and works as a dramatic main light. I have lots of plans for it, which strikes me as the mark of a good modifier. When using it, be sure to set the diffusion panel as deep into the box as possible. That will create room for the fastening strips on the grid and make it much easier to install. This grid gets 4/5 because I can't vouch for the durability yet. I have no reason to suspect it will be poor, since my Apollo products are all holding up well. It's also a little expensive, but it's a labor-instensive product, and in my opinion, worth it.
    Date published: 2014-12-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth the price... I purchased the grid to use with a still life project I am involved in.Its amazing that something so simple can make such a big difference in a lighting situation. The construction is great and it packs away into a super small package. I really think that Westcott should package them with all their soft boxes, but it isn't terribly expensive. I will probably be buying grids for all my modifiers now...
    Date published: 2016-12-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Essential I can't imagine using any soft box without having the option of a grid and this one does what it should. Light and easy to use. Even comes with a carry bag - unlike the Apollo soft box it's made for.
    Date published: 2012-07-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great light control I have become a grid fanatic over the last year or so. This grid makes keeping unwanted light off the background easy. I love the look of light ON the subj while keeping it off everything else.
    Date published: 2012-12-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Accessory for Apollo Strip The 40 degree grid gives me great light control for the Apollo strip. This attaches easily to the strip box, and folds down nicely to fit into the included storage bag.
    Date published: 2013-02-25
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Adequate, glad mine was free. Came with Apollo box as a kit. Works well, prevents light spill. kind of cumbersome tho and doesn't sit well at first. I might try washing it to soften it up.
    Date published: 2016-12-23
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Must This is a must have if you use the Apollo Strip! Doesn't take up much room in my bag and is very easy to install when needed.
    Date published: 2015-11-04
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Does the job Well made, does the job. Very pricey for what they are though, like all Westcott Apollo stuff...
    Date published: 2015-02-17
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