Rated 2 out of
Not so great."I purchased this to use with a 580EX2 and OC-E3 type off-camera cord. This configuration doesn't work very well for two reasons. The L-Bracket clears the top of the flash with about 1/4"" to spare without the off-cam cord with it, it doesn't. The second issue is that the recommended orientation of the flash is to have the flash facing forward (facing rear, the flash is partially blocked by the L bracket mounting block). This means you lose a lot of the diffusion from the soft box interior."
Date published: 2010-12-09
Rated 1 out of
Ross Chevalier from
Not the solution you want"On camera flash looks like crap. Off camera flash in a softbox is nearly always better. The problem with ALL the Apollo stuff is that the flash goes INSIDE the box. That means if you are using Nikon CLS or Canon Infrared control you are completely out of luck for wireless control.
As the other reviewer has stated, running a cable is a pain and the placement of the flash is so far off axis that the light pattern is not very nice.
They are convenient and portable, and if you could hit the focus point properly will do a decent job. They are inexpensive and have very competitively priced soft grids. If you already have an investment in radio control systems such as a TTL Hahnel or Phottix or Canon's 600 EX-RT system, these might be a decent choice, but for the money you are far better served by the much more agile Lastolite EZbox."