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WestcottRapid Box Strip - 10x24"
 
4.6

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (13)
  • Durable (11)
  • Attaches securely (5)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Long-lasting (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Portraits (11)
  • General purpose (8)
  • Indoors (5)
  • Outdoors (5)
  • Fill flash (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (8), Semi-pro photographer (4), Photo enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (15)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Fast, practical, good results

Really happy with this. Because it's so small, it needs to be quite close order to be effective — just out of frame. But that's okay, because I don't have much...Read complete review

Really happy with this. Because it's so small, it needs to be quite close order to be effective — just out of frame. But that's okay, because I don't have much space to work in anyway. I use this with radio-trigger flashes and the results are great.In another review, someone suggests that the interior support mechanism causes several stops to be lost. There's probably a little loss, but I'm not sure it's all that. Obviously, any diffuser is going to cause a reduction in power.One thing I learned is that the diffuser is so small that your flash isn't very far back, and it can end up too focused. Make sure you flip down your flash's built-in wide-angle panel, or else use a sto-fen style push on diffuser. (See the photo I'm attaching.)A tip: make sure you flip your flash's wide-angle diffuser down, and Only downside is that the price seems a little gratuitous — but I'm confident that I'll be using this for enough years that it's not a big deal.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great idea, poor execution.

The device inside that holds the arms in the correct shape effectively blocks the majority of the light coming from the speedlight. I love the effect of a small strip light, but you easily...Read complete review

The device inside that holds the arms in the correct shape effectively blocks the majority of the light coming from the speedlight. I love the effect of a small strip light, but you easily lose a good 2 stops of light from it, if not more.

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5.0

I Love My Westcott Rapid box Strip

By Anthony Calleja Photography

from Honolulu, Hawaii

Verified Buyer

Comments about Westcott Rapid Box Strip - 10x24":

Great Product! I use my Rapid Box Strip for a hair light. I highly recommend the Westcott Brand

 
4.0

Part of my mobile lighting kit

By Chromosoul

from Baltimore, Maryland

Verified Buyer

Comments about Westcott Rapid Box Strip - 10x24":

Nice and portable. Seems durable enough to last a while as long as you're not extremely rough with it. A little costly... the accessories bring the cost way up: grid, reflector plate. I'll be getting a second one though but only because in the end they pay for themselves after a few jobs. They look nice and are fairly easy to setup. 4 stars because of cost...could be a little cheaper.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Easy to transport, set up, and very durable strip box

By Nina

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Westcott Rapid Box Strip - 10x24":

I will be using this in addition to the Rapid Box units I already have (octo and strip box kit). They are so easy to set up and are very durable. It's so convenient to be able to control the speedlight settings or change batteries from the outside without having to rip off the diffuser.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A decent modifier

By Jack

from Undisclosed

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Site Member

Comments about Westcott Rapid Box Strip - 10x24":

I just got my stip box and octabox today. The compact size when folded up and stored in their cases is amazing. Setup is fast and easy and I can't wait to try them outdoors. they should be great for travel as I am about to find out. 
The diffuser panel attaches easily with only two small Velcro patches in the middle of the long sides and a wrap-around fit over the edge of the box. It secures well and looks like it will stay in breezy conditions.
I too wish the reflector was included as I ordered it at the same time, but found that it was out of stock and I won't get it before my trip.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I have three.

By Keith

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Westcott Rapid Box Strip - 10x24":

Great for edge lighting and for background lighting.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Well made

By Dave

from Houston

Verified Buyer

Comments about Westcott Rapid Box Strip - 10x24":

Very well constructed compared to other softboxes I have purchased. The bracket that holds the flash is very solid, and it was all easy to put together. The only negative is the price, especially given that you have the buy the metal deflector separately. It should be included since it seems essential and the price is high enough that it should cover it.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nicely made, but a little small

By Eleanor

from Undisclosed

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Comments about Westcott Rapid Box Strip - 10x24":

If you are doing a lot more up close photos, this work just fine, but light fall off is significant if you are doing full body shots.  I need a longer one.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Quick set up-production inconsistent

By ElleMD

from Undisclosed

Comments about Westcott Rapid Box Strip - 10x24":

I bought 2 of these, one as a part of the Rapid Box 2 light kit and one separate so I could have two strip boxes. It is very easy to set up, it is a bit expensive especially when you add the grid--$99 yikes! However for portability I think it is a good investment. Good quality construction on the nylon part. On of the units the speedring took some effort to turn and seemed a bit more warped. Hoping that will ease up over time and with consistent use. Also get the deflector dish for this to reduce hotspots. Should have come with it but it didn't. Be prepared to pay over almost $300 for the whole kit and caboodle for just one of these.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Top Quality

By Dave

from VA

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Comments about Westcott Rapid Box Strip - 10x24":

Fantastic quality and folds up really small. I added the deflector plate onto mine as well.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great compact strip box for locations

By ws

from Athens, GA

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Portraits

    Comments about Westcott Rapid Box Strip - 10x24":

    I've used the Rapid Box Octa for location shoots for years, but decided I needed more control for hair light and side light uses so thought I'd try this little strip box. It folds up and packs exactly like the Octa box and is exactly the size I was looking for as a hair light. The universal flash bracket is very solid and works well, and the the overall construction of the box (materials, ribs, apex) is excellent. I expect it to last many years. My only quibble is that the single shoot-through diffuser leaves a bit of a hot spot in the center, but adding a Sto-Fen Omni-Bounce or equivalent diffuser to the flash spreads it out very nicely without a lot of light loss. Highly recommended accessory.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great Product!

    By Nick S

    from Orlando, FL

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use

      Comments about Westcott Rapid Box Strip - 10x24":

      I have a lot of wescott's product. For professional use, I find the build quality lacking a little, that being said, it's mobile, sets up easily, has good light quality. For the money, I wish it were a touch more sturdy.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Rapid

      By mattyt

      from Fredericksburg, Va

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Fill Flash

        Comments about Westcott Rapid Box Strip - 10x24":

        I needed a strip box and love the "rapid" set up b/c I am almost always on location for a wedding or portrait session and do not have time to move around and set up all the time. The construction of the box is good but have to purchase the diffusion plate separately is pretty annoying. I knew that going in so I wasn't caught off guard. Overall it's a very good system

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Portable and easy to use

        By Andrew

        from Los Angeles, CA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Fill Flash
          • Portraits

          Comments about Westcott Rapid Box Strip - 10x24":

          Works great as a kicker light, and it's easy to set up and put away. The only complaint I have is that the bracket's build quality isn't as good as the one that came with the rapid box octa I bought a year ago. I don't know if the quality dipped or if they've always been different. Other than that, it's great at what it does.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Great Strip light

          By MikeH

          from North Carolina

          Comments about Westcott Rapid Box Strip - 10x24":

          Just what I needed for a kicker!

           
          5.0

          Great Product!

          By bbarnes

          from knoxville TN

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Fill Flash
            • General Use
            • Night Photography
            • Photojournalism
            • Portraits

            Comments about Westcott Rapid Box Strip - 10x24":

            I would recommend all the rapid box products I now have all the small ones and love them;

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            AMAZING

            By realities

            from asheville, nc

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Westcott Rapid Box Strip - 10x24":

              This strip provides the perfect light for my wedding and portrait business.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              So sturdy

              By lisa the photographer

              from boston, ma

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Securely
              • Durable
              • Lightweight
              • Long-Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Portraits

                Comments about Westcott Rapid Box Strip - 10x24":

                I am working on building a portable light set and already have the Westcott Octabox and decided to make this one my second modifier. They are so sturdy and well built. So easy to set up and break down and the size is reasonable. With the beauty dish reflector, it's just perfect for my needs.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Great unit

                By Zacantphoto

                from Sydney Australia

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Securely
                • Durable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Expensive

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Westcott Rapid Box Strip - 10x24":

                Easy to fold away, small and light... just what I need

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Awesome modifier

                By Michael

                from Houston, Tx

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Indoors
                  • Outdoors
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Westcott Rapid Box Strip - 10x24":

                  Westcott has made some awesome products with these Rapid Box products. I use the 20" octa and the strip for all my headshot sessions. So fast and easy to setup and tear down.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Amazing Again!

                  By snapshot1

                  from Durham NC

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Westcott Rapid Box Strip - 10x24":

                    Didn't expect for the rapid box to be this Good!!! Not disappointed at all. Quick, easy access and setup time!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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