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WestcottRapid Box Strip - 10x24"
 
4.5

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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93%

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

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.

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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.

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    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.

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      (3 of 3 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

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        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.

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          5.0

          Great Strip light

          By MikeH

          from North Carolina

          Comments about Westcott Rapid Box Strip - 10x24":

          Just what I needed for a kicker!

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          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;

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            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.

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              (1 of 1 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.

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                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

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                (1 of 1 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.

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                  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!

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                    4.0

                    Works Great

                    By Bear

                    from Staten Island N.Y.

                    Comments about Westcott Rapid Box Strip - 10x24":

                    Works as advertised and is great when used with hotshoe flash units

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                    (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Fast, practical, good results

                    By Matthew

                    from Somerville, MA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Pros

                    • Fast
                    • Lightweight
                    • Portable
                    • Sturdy

                    Cons

                    • Pricey

                    Best Uses

                    • Constrained Space
                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Westcott Rapid Box Strip - 10x24":

                    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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                    5.0

                    travel size

                    By Cawley Photography

                    from Bayard, NE

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Attaches Securely
                    • Durable
                    • Lightweight
                    • Long-Lasting

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Westcott Rapid Box Strip - 10x24":

                      Just got this and love it. Quick set up. There was no hassle with having to put the bracing in, it is already done just have to adjust the support in back and snap into place. The size is nicely compact and the travel bag makes it easy to carry and to put away.

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                      4.0

                      A convenient little softbox

                      By Christian

                      from Boston, MA

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Securely
                      • Durable
                      • Lightweight
                      • Long-Lasting

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Outdoors
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Westcott Rapid Box Strip - 10x24":

                        This is a great little soft box for on location photography or indoors with a small space. I admit, the dimensions are clearly defined but it still seemed smaller than I anticipated. But it does the job and creates beautiful soft light. I use this along with the Octa rapid box for my outdoor portraits. Octa is my key, and stripbox is my rim or kicker light. I am sure you could find something cheaper but I was ok with paying up for a quality and easy to open soft box.

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                        (3 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        Great idea, poor execution.

                        By KFerg

                        from New York, NY

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Weak Output

                        Best Uses

                        • Fill Flash

                        Comments about Westcott Rapid Box Strip - 10x24":

                        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.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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