Westcott 301 Photo Basics 40-Inch 5-in-1 Reflector perfect for video, product shots and B&W photography. It contains a translucent white disc that produces an even, neutral-colored bounce light that works beautifully as a fill light source. The cover consists of the following colors: Silver, which increases the specular highlights and yields a high-contrast image. Gold for a natural, golden fill that is great for sunsets or indoor portraits, and black to block light or can be used to subtract light. The Westcott 301 Photo Basics 40-Inch 5-in-1 Reflector has Round Shape, 40.5″ (1 m) Size Open, Size Collapsed: 1/3 open size and weighs 2 lbs (0.9 kg).
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Westcott 301 Photo Basics 40-Inch 5-in-1 Reflector User Reviews
Great product, does everything I need
“Let’s face it, this is a reflector. It really does everything I could ask out of it. It is solid and well made. The slip is easily reversed and I noticed no problems with the zipper, as I had read in other comments. I say that this is a very nice product. The reflectors give a nice bounce and the diffuser works great outdoors, or even as diffusion in front of my studio lights. I think this is a great price and I would recommend it.” – By Ryan Koehler
Good product for the $
“I read several reviews before purchasing this reflector and was concerned with the issue of the zipper being difficult to use. But I did purchase it because of need and the amount of funds I had available at the time. I’ve used it a couple times so far and the product itself works great. The zipper is a bit troublesome but only on the gold side for me. Truly though, it’s a minor nuisance for the convenience of having the 5-in-1 and the easy travel. “ – By A. Kiernan
Great product except for the zipper
“Great light reflector after you get the darn zipper to work. The zipper is constantly getting caught or stuck. Great price and value for the lighting element so it’s worth the money. Just know you WILL have hassles with it.” – By Robert J. Gallagher
Does what it says
“The zipper IS kind of weird but pretty much all 5-in-1 reflectors are a little fussy when it comes to sliding the different reflectors in and this is not something you can do when you’re in a hurry. you need a place to lay down the reflector and slide in the middle part and close the zipper. If this is a problem for you, it might be better to buy dedicated reflectors or a 2-in-1 type thing, but overall if you’re on a budget, this product works well if you are patient.” – By Sir Coogs A Lot
A workhorse! Great
“Good-Great and very usefull. I have put it to work in every single of my photo shoots. Bad-The zipper. Worked great at first then after some use it would get caught on the lining almost tore it. Before I figures out a trick (I’ll tell you in the following section) I could only zip it up part of the way…” – By DC Photo
Best item I have purchased for photography needs thus far
“It is made very well, has all the colors I will ever need in one reflector, and stores into a small little case. I haven’t had any problems with the zipper so far, and know I won’t because you have to expect that something like this will take a little getting used to changing out! I would definitely recommend this to any of my friends, and the cost can’t be beat! If you are hesitant about buying this reflector, don’t be! It is fantastic!” – By M. Bryner
Wonderful product at the right price
“This is exactly what I’ve been looking for. Nice, lightweight and easy to work with. I couldn’t be more pleased. After about a month of usage, I have not had a problem with the zipper. I have treated my zipper according to its surroundings, with a light touch for the light weight fabric, and my reflector kit is in fine working order. For the price, you can’t beat this deal…” – By J. Benavidez
Great Light Shaping Tool
“Honestly, if you are looking to get better results from natural lighting or even add some fill light from a strobe, you can’t go wrong with the Westcott 301 Photo Basics 40 inch 5-in-1 Reflector. The fact that it’s 5 in one gives you a lot of options. My personal favorites are the silver reflector and the diffuser. This is a perfect tool for shaping light without spending a lot of money. This is a absolutely great price. I would actually buy two if you are serious about your photography. The Westcott Reflector is a great for both working pros and novices alike…” – By Brian D. Rodgers Jr.
Great Reflector at a Great Price
“I bought this reflector because it had a great price tag to go with it and it had interchangeable reflector colors. This has been a gem in my photo accessory bag. It collapses down easily to a small size which makes it easy to carry around. It is light weight and seems sturdy… The reflector is a fairly good size and I generally use it to reflect light on the upper body of one or two people. If you are looking to light more than that, then you will probably need something bigger. This is a great place to start learning about and playing around with reflecting light without spending a ton of money.” – By kbradfie
“Wow, I’ve been doing photography for about 4 years now and can’t believe I’ve waited this long to buy a reflector. I use the gold reflector when I’m taking portrait photos outside and it makes a huge difference!! I like the size of it as well, not too big and not too small. The photo of it in Amazon makes it look oval but it’s not, it’s a circle (nothing wrong with that, just thought I’d mention it). “ – By Health For Life
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Westcott 301 Photo Basics 40-Inch 5-in-1 Reflector Features & Specifications
The Photo Basics 5-in-1 Collapsible Reflector Kit is versatile in the field and in the studio, providing shadow-lightening detail in your subject, using available, or studio lighting. It contains a translucent white disc, which is perfect for softening direct sunlight, or lights without diffusion. Use the removable, reversible zippered slipcover to reflect light into shadow areas of your subject. The cover consists of the following colors: silver, gold, white and black.
This 42″ reflector is perfect for 3/4 length portraits, and medium still-life setups. It folds down to 1/3 its open size, and comes with a carry case. We suggest the purchase of a pivoting arm and stand, to hold the disc where needed — especially if you are working without an assistant.
* Silver increases the specular highlights and yields a high-contrast image. Its perfect for video, product shots and B&W photography.
* Gold produces a natural, golden fill that is great for sunsets or indoor portraits.
* White produces an even, neutral-colored bounce light that works beautifully as a fill light source
* Black is used as a flag to block light or can be used to subtract light
* Translucent fabric is used to diffuse light, producing a broad light source and a soft, wraparound effect
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