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WestcottRapid Box - 20" Octa Mini Softbox
 
4.9

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (23)
  • Easy to use (17)
  • Durable (14)
  • Packs small / compresses (7)
  • Attaches securely (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • General purpose (16)
  • Portraits (15)
  • Fill flash (8)
  • Weddings (7)
  • Family photos (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (13), Semi-pro photographer (11)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (24)

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5.0

Rapid Box

By RalphyLove

from Philadelphia PA

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Pack
  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Westcott Rapid Box - 20" Octa Mini Softbox:

    on my recent purchase of the 20" Rapid box I find it to be an extremely useful tool. It is simple and quick to set up on the fly and produces excellent light.
    My only regret is not getting a bigger size!

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    • No

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    4.0

    Great Little Octobox

    By Nikki R.

    from Princeton, IN

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Pack
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Travel
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Westcott Rapid Box - 20" Octa Mini Softbox:

      I purchased this octobox because the only other one I own is a massive 47", and is not great for using indoors. This one is just about the perfect size for shooting in small spaces, and is a cinch to set up. I do think I would prefer the 26" if given a choice between the two, but this little mini 20" soft box still works just fine.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Pefect Speedlight Softbox

      By kittydare

      from Boston, MA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Pack
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Westcott Rapid Box - 20" Octa Mini Softbox:

          When traveling light on portrait shoots this softbox provides perfectly diffused light of course but whats best is how compact it packs and how easy it is to set up. Use it all the time

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          • No

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          5.0

          Step up your game!

          By MarieC

          from San Jose, CA

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Pack
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Westcott Rapid Box - 20" Octa Mini Softbox:

            This little powerful tool will turn your flash into a magic light! It delivers amazing quality and soft light. I use it for every wedding I shoot. It has really changed my technique and shoot quality. This is my second one...I bought for my assistant. It's amazing.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Nice for tight locations

            By Paul

            from Indiana

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Westcott Rapid Box - 20" Octa Mini Softbox:

              Nice little soft box. I got the inner diffusion ring and used the outer diffusion cover to soften the light as much as possible.

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              5.0

              Beats any softbox/umbrealla system I have ever used.

              By Sacgarz

              from Yosemite CA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Pack
              • Easy to Use
              • Reliable
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Portraits
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Westcott Rapid Box - 20" Octa Mini Softbox:

              I use this of course for indoor and outdoor portraits. The construction quality vs cost is amazing. Very sturdy and compact. I have two, a 32 and 20 mini. I use them together in a two flash setup but when its windy I use just the 20 in. and even at this size the light quality is wonderful. I cant really say anything bad about this product. It does what it says it does at a high level and is constructed quite well.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Rapid Box Mini - It changed the way I use light

              By Brady Kenniston

              from Michigan

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Doesn't Blow Away
              • Easy To Pack
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

              • Clamp Can Slip

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Portraits
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Westcott Rapid Box - 20" Octa Mini Softbox:

              As a sports and portrait photographer, a lot of my days end up having to shoot a lit portrait with only speedlights and with this, one light is enough. I've shot models to dramatic portraits of athletes with the Rapid Box and the quality of light, especially with the beauty dish attachment, is incredible. It took my harsh YN568EX and made it the most beautiful soft light even with it only being 20" across. I would absolutely recommend this to anyone looking for high end and mostly affordable modifier.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Soft Even Light

              By bestphototoday

              from Southampton, NY

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Pack
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Travel
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Westcott Rapid Box - 20" Octa Mini Softbox:

                Durableproduct with fast set-up.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great product!

                By KurtN

                from Montreal,CA

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Securely
                • Durable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Indoors
                  • Outdoors
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Westcott Rapid Box - 20" Octa Mini Softbox:

                  This was bought as a B&H kit and included the deflector which is a must. I find it strange that they should sell this box without it. This info aside, the product is awesome. Only disappointment is that it can't be used with my EF-X20 due to the adapter and design. It's truly meant for large speedlites such as my 600EX-RT. The idea behind this purchase was to create a mini portable kit for portrait photography and guess what? It does the job superbly. As a soft box it won't blow away like an umbrella. It's very much like a beauty dish and renders great catch lights. Assembles in seconds, very sturdy and folds away like an umbrella. Great product!

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Versatile Softbox

                  By TFPhotography

                  from South Windsor, CT

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use
                    • Indoors
                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Westcott Rapid Box - 20" Octa Mini Softbox:

                    Easy to use. Covers many setting and applications. You must have the reflector disc for best use.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Love love

                    By GratitudePhotographer

                    from Tampa FL

                    Comments about Westcott Rapid Box - 20" Octa Mini Softbox:

                    I have had this on my ToBuy list for a while. I am so happy with it!!!

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                    5.0

                    Awesome!!!

                    By Dave Donovan Photography

                    from San Francisco, CA

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attaches Securely
                    • Durable
                    • Good Color Value
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Indoors
                      • Night Time
                      • Special Events

                      Comments about Westcott Rapid Box - 20" Octa Mini Softbox:

                      I used this last weekend on a wedding attached to a monopod (light stick). It was fast and easy to set-up and performed just like I anticipated. It is just the right size, yet durable and light enough for weddings.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Fantastic Product...!

                      By Bill Mahon Photo

                      from Sacramento, Ca

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Securely
                      • Durable
                      • Good Color Value
                      • Lightweight
                      • Long-Lasting
                      • Powerful

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use
                        • Indoors
                        • Low Light
                        • Night Time
                        • Outdoors
                        • Perfect For Editorial Wrk
                        • Portraits
                        • Special Events

                        Comments about Westcott Rapid Box - 20" Octa Mini Softbox:

                        Best one I have purchased, ever. Built very well, easy to use. I will purchase 2 more...!

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Great Softbox

                        By Brian Joseph

                        from Long Island New York

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attaches Securely
                        • Durable
                        • Lightweight
                        • Long-Lasting
                        • Powerful

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • General Use
                          • Indoors
                          • Low Light
                          • Night Time
                          • Outdoors
                          • Portraits
                          • Special Events

                          Comments about Westcott Rapid Box - 20" Octa Mini Softbox:

                          Fantastic little soft box.. sets up in about a minute.... Works as advertised..

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Great Little Octabox

                          By K.L. Jeffrey

                          from Vancouver, WA

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attaches Securely
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • General Use
                            • Portraits

                            Comments about Westcott Rapid Box - 20" Octa Mini Softbox:

                            Light weight, easy to setup and tear down, does what it should; I can't really think of anything I don't like about this octabox. I suppose it would be nice if I could attach a grid (it doesn't seem like it lends itselt to that), but beyond that, it's great!

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Great softbox

                            By Peter

                            from Fremont, Ca.

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Fill Flash
                              • General Use
                              • Portraits

                              Comments about Westcott Rapid Box - 20" Octa Mini Softbox:

                              great product and well buid and easy setup.
                              it's amazing light out put with canon 580EX II with reflector plate make an beauty dish effect.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Stunning light!

                              By Joe

                              from Orlando, FL

                              Comments about Westcott Rapid Box - 20" Octa Mini Softbox:

                              It's amazing how beautiful the light is coming out of this little guy. Easy to set up, this beauty light is addicting to use.

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                              4.0

                              Rapid Box - 20" Octa Mini Softbox by Wes

                              By Mike2112

                              from Austin TX

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Versatile

                              Cons

                              • Not Really Durable

                              Best Uses

                              • Fill Flash
                              • General Use

                              Comments about Westcott Rapid Box - 20" Octa Mini Softbox:

                              This is a great portable softbox for the advance to semi pro photographer. It's very convenient and when you need a softbox this is handy enough to carry around. This softbox work just about any kind of stand, and is very lightweight. only thing i did not like about it was that I had you use seem tape to cover the ends to keep the frame from poking thru the softbox cover.

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                              5.0

                              AMAZING!!!

                              By Sneaky Russian

                              from New York

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Great Light
                              • Lightweight
                              • Sturdy

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Westcott Rapid Box - 20" Octa Mini Softbox:

                                  This Octa Box is worth every $. Extremely great light, very solid, have to use with the Deflector, to make an Beauty Dish effect. I use it for photoshoots out door, in door, but mainly for Nightclub Photography.
                                  !!!YOU HAVE TO BUY IT!!!

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                                  5.0

                                  Great value for the price

                                  By Serge

                                  from Quebec city , Canada

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Versatile

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • General Use
                                    • Night Photography
                                    • Photojournalism

                                    Comments about Westcott Rapid Box - 20" Octa Mini Softbox:

                                    Set this thing up in seconds and you're good to go. Light weight and portable,very usefull when having to move your equipment around frequently.

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