Westcott has enhanced the already popular Apollo product line by building the frame with fiberglass ribs. The fiberglass ribs provides added durability for those on-location situations and windy days!
Apollo are constructed using an umbrella frame. No speed rings are needed, just use the umbrella receptacle on your light. Easy opening and closing means easy set-up and takedown. The square or rectangular shape allows you to scrim or control the light more readily. For direct diffusion, position the light facing the white diffuser panel. The light will have a bright center with a soft edge. The distance of the light to the diffuser panel will govern the brightness of the center of the light. For indirect diffusion, mount the Apollo with the light facing towards the back of the light modifier. With the light in this position, light will bounce off the silver metalized back of the unit and produce a more uniform, softer light.
Reviewed by 4 customers
Great little soft-box, and 16 inch somehow is much bigger than is sounds.
Easy setting it up but can't tilt up and down too much due to the limited opening space for the light stand. Wish it comes with the storage pouch. Has nothing to tie and store. They can just make the velcro like the umbrella so that it won't open it in the lightstand bag. One big disappointment.
Like the first reviewer, I thought the box was too small for the Nikon SB800 flash. Actually it is the perfect size if you mount the flash on a stand and stick it through the back zipper UNDER the softbox umbrella shaft.Trying to mount it on the umbrella shaft like the instructions say does not work.
It is a quality product but I purchased it to use with my off camera Nikon SB-800 mounted on an adjustable mount. Unfortunately the size of the flash and the length of the mount make it too long for this umbrella style mount. I plan to keep it because it will fit on a standard flash head for hair light or a very specific lighting application.