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  • Light Modifier
  • Recessed Front Edge
  • No Adapter Ring Required
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  • Light Modifier
  • Recessed Front Edge
  • No Adapter Ring Required
  • Umbrella Frame
  • For Use with Speedlites
  • Sets Up in Seconds
  • Perfect paired:
  • The convenience of an umbrella meets the control of a softbox
  • Built on an umbrella frame, the Apollo light modifiers set up in seconds
  • Perfect for on location:
  • No additional parts and pieces to lug around as these units simply open up just like an umbrella and set up in seconds making them perfect for any on-location photographer
  • No adapter ring required:
  • Most softboxes require expensive and heavy adapter rings to properly set up
  • Built on an umbrella frame, these units simply pop open like an umbrella and fit into the umbrella receptacle found on virtually all style studio lights
  • Perfectly paired with speedlites:
  • The Apollo light modifier is a perfect pair with speedlites offering soft box control with the set up ease of an umbrella
  • An optional 5015 Shoe Mount bracket (Sold Separately) is required to mount the speedlite and Apollo onto a light stand with full tilting capability
  • Fits virtually all compact studio lights:
  • No need for an adapter ring as virtually all style studio lights come standard with an umbrella receptacle to attach the Apollo light modifier
  • 104-degree light spread:
  • The larger the light source, the softer the light
  • That is certainly the case with this extra large 50" JS Apollo
  • Perfect for portraits and couples, this unit also offers a recessed edge allow better control of light
  • Specular highlights:
  • Face the light forward through the white diffusion front for specular highlights
  • Specular highlights will provide a "hot spot" on your subject with a greater fall off from highlights to shadows
  • Pure colour:
  • Fabrics are pure in colour so the colour temperature going into the fabric is the same colour temperature coming back out
  • Recessed edge:
  • The large recessed edge provides even greater light control allowing feathering of light to see exactly where the light is starting and stopping
  • Width: 49.0" (124.5 cm)
  • Length: 49.0" (124.5 cm)
  • Depth: 31.0" (78.7 cm)
  • Weight: 4.0 lbs. (1.8 kg)
  • Material: Solid steel with Aluminum swedged shaft
  • Max Wattage: 500
  • Mount: Umbrella receptacle
  • (1) 50" Mega JS Apollo

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  • *****
  • A more accurate review....

  • February 19, 2014
  • By: Ron

After reading the last review I'd like to clarify a couple of things. First is you can use a traditional strobe inside of the Apollo 50" and secondly at least as far as Nikon systems using the title system triggered with the hot shoe on say a D7000 or D700 works just fine with my sb600's and my sb900 speed light. I do own pocket wizards but they are not necessary indoors so London as you are within about 10 to 12 feet of the speed light. The speed lights are 100% inside the Apollo and zipped up tight. No problems what so ever. I should also say for the price and convenience this is a killer solution for big soft portrait light. I've had mine for over two years now and have had no problems with it at all.

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  • *****
  • Good product - needs a better description

  • November 13, 2012
  • By: Doc

When you first see the web content, it's not clear if this is a traditional speedring softbox as one might expect, and knowing that Westcott does excellent softboxes. It's not a speedring softbox. The Apollo designation, in this case means it is built on an umbrella frame. This keeps the cost down and the recessed front panel is great if you want to feather your light, but like all Apollos it puts your Speedlight inside the box making remote control impossible without expensive radio systems or cumbersome cables. Please update the description so it clearly states this is a speedlight solution, not a studio flash solution.

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  • (1) 50" Mega JS Apollo
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