Cheaper Alternative to Westcott 1x3 Rapid Box?

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Sailor Blue
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Re: Cheaper Alternative to Westcott 1x3 Rapid Box?

The major uses of a strip softbox are for hair or accent lights. If that is what you want then there are lots of those available.

I have a couple of 14"x6' strip softboxes I bought for a special shoot. I have fairly heavy duty light stands but I wouldn't trust those stands with one of these softboxes in any orientation except vertical with the bottom resting on the floor. They have gathered dust since the one time I needed them.

robertfel is also right about you needing practice. The best way to assemble or disassemble rod and speedring softboxes seems to vary with every softbox.

I think you should consider this umbrella opening strip softbox. It is a bit bulkier to transport because of the built-in speedring but opening one up and closing is is much simpler than it is with a rod and speedring softbox. It is also considerably less expensive than the Westcott.

Adorama - Glow EZ Lock 10x24" Quick Strip Softbox With Bowens Mount

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