Westcott Apollo Strip Softbox Kit (12 x 36") 2366
- Narrow 12" x 36" softbox is an ideal rim, accent, or hair light
- Includes softbox with case, 1-stop diffusion panel, and egg crate grid with case
- Compatible with portable flashes, studio strobes, and constant lights
- Opens like an umbrella for quick setup and compact storage
- Durable and lightweight fibreglass framework for years of use
- Mounts with a standard umbrella receptacle with no Speedring required
- Can be mounted vertically or horizontally
- Highly reflective silver interior maximizes light output
- Grid precisely directs light and controls light spill and lens flare
- A Perfect Hair Light or Rim Light
The Apollo Strip is designed with a narrow profile and recessed edge for focusing your light source on a defined area. This rectangular modifier produces a soft light source and makes an ideal rim, accent, or hair light. The strip features two built-in zippered entry points that allow for mounting in a vertical or horizontal position. Includes 12" x 36" Apollo Strip softbox, full-stop diffusion panel, 40-degree egg crate grid, and case.
Simple to Setup and Use Anywhere
The convenience of an umbrella meets the control of a softbox. Built on a durable fibreglass frame, this lightweight softbox opens and closes like an umbrella for quick setup and tear-down. Apollo softboxes mount to a variety of lights using a standard umbrella receptacle. No speedrings or adapters required! These lightweight modifiers are perfect for both on-location and studio photography.
For Portable Flashes and Studio Strobes
Do you shoot with both a speedlight and strobe? Thanks to the Apollo’s versatile umbrella shaft, these modifiers can be instantly paired with both types of off-camera flashes. With these softboxes, you won’t be confined to using a single lighting style or forced into buying various modifiers.
Dual Stand Mounting Options
Apollo softboxes allow you to achieve direct or indirect lighting with the same modifier. By directing your light toward the diffusion front, you’ll create drastic highlights with a subtle hot spot. Positioning your light towards the back of Apollo creates an even spread of light with softer shadows. The inside of the Apollo sofbox is made with highly-reflective silver fabric that maximizes light output for any situation
The Original Umbrella Softbox, Reimagined
Since being invented by Westcott in 1985, Apollo umbrella-style softboxes have been enhanced based upon customer requests. The latest Apollo design features a recessed edge, flexible fibreglass frame, and removable outer diffusion panel for added versatility.
Uncompromising Light Control
This 40-degree egg crate grid narrows the light spread from your Apollo softbox to control spill light and add directionality. It quickly attaches to the Apollo’s recessed front using the built-in hook-and-loop fastener. A grid is a popular choice for photographers and filmmakers for precise light control with limited loss of light.
Create Separation and Depth
By allowing you to perfectly focus your light source on a defined area, grids are the essential accessory for your hair light or rim light. When modified with a grid and softbox, your light can illuminate your subject from behind without light spilling onto your backdrop to gain stunning dimension and depth in your portraiture.
Westcott 40-degree egg crate grids easily attach to the front of your softbox with ultra-durable hook-and-loop fastener. Apollo softboxes are designed with a recessed edge, giving you the ability to use your diffusion panel and 40-degree grid simultaneously. These soft, compact grids collapse down for storage in an included carry bag.
The Science Behind a 40-Degree Grid
Grids are made up of cells that control off-axis light in 4 directions while still maintaining the soft quality you want from a large light source. By focusing light through a grid, you eliminate both light spill and lens flare simultaneously for precise illumination.