Westcott 43" Collapsible Umbrella Flash Kit #2332 with 8' Light Stand

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About Westcott

When portability matters, this kit delivers. Designed to fit into a backpack, the included 43" umbrella has a telescoping shaft, yet offers a full 43" spread. Collapsed size is only 14.5". The umbrella is made of a high-quality white diffusion material perfect for diffusing harsh light. In addition, a black removable cover is included.

When this cover is attached to the umbrella, it offers an ideal bounce light source for any style studio lighting. The included adjustable shoe mount fits a variety of off-camera flash units. All metal construction provides added strength. The included 8' lightstand is durable yet lightweight. Perfect for travel.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Lightweight (16),Easy to set up (9),Easy to use (7),Reliable (7),Consistent (4)
Cons:
Not durable (3)
Best Uses:
Portraits (10),Photography (6),Studio (5),Artificial lighting (4),Strobe lighting (4)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (6),Enthusiast (4),Semi-professional (3)

Westcott Features

  • Collapsed length of umbrella is only 14.5"
  • Use as a shoot-through or bounce light source
  • Adjustable shoe mount fits a variety of speedlites
  • Adjustable Shoe Mount is made of all metal construction
  • Included 8' stand is lightweight and durable

Westcott Specifications

Dimensions
36 x 6 x 6 inches
Weight
4.4 pounds
Mfr #
2332
SKU
WE43CUFK

Reviews about this item

Review Snapshot®

 
4

(based on 18 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Awesome first light modifier

This is my first light modifier and I am definitely hooked. This kit is very easy to use and should be the first stop for anyone moving the camera of flash with a modifier. I am definitely looking forward to adding more Westcott products to my bag as I progress.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Broke immediately

I purchased this to use for a small photo booth setup. Upon receiving the shipment, I opened the box and began to put the set together. As soon as I took off the black cover, I noticed the white umbrella had black residue on it from the cover. It really made the umbrella look dirty. Then after taking a few shots, I looked at the umbrella and noticed that an inside metal piece was broken. The kit had never fallen or anything! The only pro to this is that it was easy to setup and the stand seem...

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I purchased this to use for a small photo booth setup. Upon receiving the shipment, I opened the box and began to put the set together. As soon as I took off the black cover, I noticed the white umbrella had black residue on it from the cover. It really made the umbrella look dirty. Then after taking a few shots, I looked at the umbrella and noticed that an inside metal piece was broken. The kit had never fallen or anything! The only pro to this is that it was easy to setup and the stand seems to be durable. Tried calling today so that I can return it ... and get something different before the event I need it for in 6 days! Adorama customer service was closed. Lovely!

Reviewed by 18 customers

 
4.0

For the price...

By

from Northern CA

This is exactly what you would expect. It's not overly heavy duty but for the small investment it is more than adequate for what many will use it for. I set this up outdoors on an uneven ground and it worked great. The mechanisms all function as expected and with a little care in treating it as you would with any equipment, it should last.

 
4.0

Great value

By

from Butler, PA  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

I have been using this product for portait and product photography. As a non pro and for home use, I find that these light weight, compact stands and umbrellas work great. From the first time I set them up, wich is a cinch, they really made a huge difference in my photos. I woulld recommend them to hobby or occasional users.

 
4.0

Good Value

By

from Lafayette, CO  -  Semi-Professional

I use this with my Smith Victor light and my speedlights. Great diffuser setup for portraits etc.

 
4.0

like it

By

from Colorado  -  Semi-Professional

My only gripe is that the tightening for the flash mount is round. It makes it hard to get a good tight on and if you get that good and tight its hard to loosen it. A lever style would have been much more user friendly!

 
3.0

Liked 2 out of 3 of the kit components

By

from Billings, MT  -  Semi-Professional

Liked the aspect of buying a kit, but the umbrella would not stay open and kept coming apart. Will replace it with a sturdier model.

 
1.0

Broke immediately

By

from Pittsburgh, PA  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

I purchased this to use for a small photo booth setup. Upon receiving the shipment, I opened the box and began to put the set together. As soon as I took off the black cover, I noticed the white umbrella had black residue on it from the cover. It really made the umbrella look dirty. Then after taking a few shots, I looked at the umbrella and noticed that an inside metal piece was broken. The kit had never fallen or anything! The only pro to this is that it was easy to setup and the stand seems to be durable. Tried calling today so that I can return it ... and get something different before the event I need it for in 6 days! Adorama customer service was closed. Lovely!

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome first light modifier

By

from Kentucky  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

This is my first light modifier and I am definitely hooked. This kit is very easy to use and should be the first stop for anyone moving the camera of flash with a modifier. I am definitely looking forward to adding more Westcott products to my bag as I progress.

 
4.0

Good for initial home studio setup

By

from Fairfax, VA  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

I was actually surprised at the solid shaft of the umbrella. I wished though that removing the black panel was easier; I thought I'd rip the underlying white panel while twisting the screw on top of the umbrella. Also the locking mechanism for the umbrella adapter should be improved. I'll probably try the Manfrotto adapters since it seems easier to tighten/loosen the umbrella with a screw handle which this one did not have; just a plain screw which was hard on the hands.

 
5.0

Adorama does it again!

By

from Los Angeles, CA  -  Professional

I bought this umbrella kit for studio photography. It was a wise investment. In fact, I'm about to purchase 2 more. Very easy to use, adjustable, durable and lightweight and it softens light beautifully!

 
4.0

great for the price

By

from Vermont  -  Photo Enthusiast

for my uses as an enthusiast, with a low level of demand on the equipment, it's perfect. for someone who is using it repeatedly and often, it might not last very long...especially if frequently removing and replacing the black cover...

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Questions about this item:

Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
ZACHARIE B  It had everything I was looking for, a simple all around soft fill speedlite flash. Collapsible and easy to carry. Will get taken away in a moderate wind.
donna jean m  does this work with the nikon sb-700 flash?
CLARENCE W  Donna Jean, As long as you have the ability to remotely fire your SB-700 flash, the Westcotts should work. I use an SU-800 to trigger 2 SB-900 flash units. Hope this helps.
Shopper  are these three pieces offered individually. And if so what are the part numbers to them?
NILS D  Don't know but I'm sure the components can be found somewhere by somebody. But here it is a kit and I think you get a price break for it. I use it just every so often, and for that it works fine.
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