Westcott Photo Basics 24" x 32" Softbox with Silver Interior.

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For limited time only, save 57.22% on the Westcott Photo Basics 24x32in Softbox, Silver Interior dropping from 69.90 to 29.90 and Shipping is free! . Bonus: No sales tax either, unless you live in New York or New Jersey.

This is a Westcott Photo Basics Softbox. Its front diffuser measures 24 x 32" (61 x 81cm). It gathers, intensifies and softens the light emitted from your flash head or monolight.

Westcott Features

  • Use this size for a two-three person portrait.
  • Two heat vents keep internal temperature under control
  • Inner baffle adds diffusion.

Westcott Specifications

Size
24 x 32" (61 x 81cm)
Shape
Rectangle
Compatibility
Flash
Removable Front Face
No
Removable Interior Baffle
Yes
Required Speed Ring
Not included
Warranty
Westcott Warranty

Reviews about this item

Reviewed by 3 customers

 
1.0

WAY too hard to put together

By

from Seattle, WA  -  Pro Photographer

I just received this and have to agree with a previous reviewer that this thing is impossible to put together on a speedring. The price is great, but if it isn't usable, then what good is a bargain? I probably won't bother returning it since the cost to return wouldn't be worth it. The rods are definitely too long and after much straining and pushing, I cannot get the 4th rod into a speedring hole. So disappointing. Great idea, poor execution.

 
5.0

An Excellent Softbox

By

from Providence, RI  -  Semi-pro Photographer

This is an excellent softbox. The very first time I put it into my speedring it was a little tight, but since then it's been nothing but a pleasure to work with. I have it paired with a Flashpoint M320 strobe and couldn't be happier.

 
2.0

Difficult assembly & poor fit

By

from Northern Virginia, USA  -  Photo Enthusiast

Note: this is the first softbox that I have bought new, but it is not the first that I have assembled or used. I have used Westcott-brand softboxes in the studio. My expectations are based on experience using their name-brand product line. First assembly of this Photo Basics unit was VERY difficult and frustrating. No instructions are included. User provides own speedring, so lacking instructions, it is not clear if the assembly problems result from differences in speed ring size or from product part size. I suspect the product itself, as generic speedring sizes appear to be relatively standard. Due to lack of instructions, figuring out which holes to use (you have to use holes for a square even though this is a rectangle) was trial and error. I experienced repeated failures installing the rods - falling out, popping out. Dangerous as hell if one hits you in the eye, so BE CAREFUL. The rod bases do NOT stay in standard speed ring socket holes. They are way too small - and yes, I did have the large end in the right place! By accident I found that I had to install one, then compress it to force in the second on the same side, then compress those as I bent and forced in the third rod, and so on. Problem is the rods are hard to hold when subjected to pressure; and the base is not large enough to stay in standard speed ring socket holes. Assembly ended up being a 2 person job, which is impractical for a photographer in many field situations. Velcro seams at the back are too short/small to join up - between 1-2 inch more fabric is needed to close the back of the box. The edges don't even touch, not to mention close, on my unit. A reviewer on the Photo Basics strip softbox says the rods look like they are 1/2 inch too long. I agree re this size unit - maybe as much as 1 inch in this case. I left my unit up to stretch for a week. Will see if it is easier to assemble. Part of the reason I left it up is that dis-assembly was so hard that I gave up. This does not look like an item that I can use in the field. Should be ok for amateur studio work, but I could not assemble it without a clean floor to press the unit against; and it is too large to carry around assembled. I could not imagine assembling and dis-assembling this unit on other than an occasional basis. Too difficult. I hope that it holds up to repeated assembly and dis-assembly cycles. Only time will tell. Fabric seems to be sturdy, although given the stress created by the rods, I am surprised that no reinforcement is provided on the corner pockets. While I understand that this is not one of Westcott's premier name brand units, I did expect it to be easy to use because the target market will be relative newcomers to studio work, people who do not have assistants to help, and people who don't have tons of prior experience with the ins and outs of softboxes.

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Shopper  can i buy a stand too?
EDWARD P  The stand is not included. It takes a standard light stand.
Shopper  I am looking for the westcott soft box 24x32 that i can use with a speedlight such as the Nikon SB800 or 900?
Andrew R  To use a nearly any softbox with a shoe mounted flash (like a Nikon SB900) you would need an adapter (similar to the unit found here: http://www.adorama.com/FASRSHO.html ) and the appropriate matching speed ring to mount it.
Shopper  Does it include the stand? If not what stand is recommended.
EDWARD P  If the picture on-line shows a stand, then it is included. I like the soft box but I have had some problems with the stand -- one of the sections will not hold when you friction-tighten it. I have another stand from Westcott and it is perfect.
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