With flexible framework and instant umbrella-style setup, these modifiers are designed for busy photographers. Each Apollo and Halo softbox packs up quickly and can be thrown into any gear bag for effortless travel and storage.
Do you shoot with both types of off-camera flash? Thanks to the Apollo and Halo’s versatile umbrella shaft, these modifiers can be instantly paired with both speedlites and strobes. With these softboxes, you won’t be confined to using a single lighting style or forced into buying various modifiers.
Unlike most softboxes, these modifiers are constructed with an umbrella-style frame. Not only does this allow for the instant assembly, but it also allows for quick strobe mounting without bulky speedrings or adapters.
Since their introduction in 1985, these umbrella-style softboxes have been enhanced based upon consumer requests. The latest Apollo design features a recessed edge, flexible fiberglass frame, and removable outer diffusion panel.
Our diffusion panels are constructed with a premium, all-natural unbleached nylon fabric. Unlike processed diffusion fabrics, these diffusers will soften your light source without altering its color temperature.
By directing your light source toward the Apollo’s included diffusion front, you’ll create drastic highlights with a subtle hot spot. By directing your unit towards the back of Apollo, you’ll create an even spread of light with softer shadows. You can even pick up an optional 40-degree Egg Crate Grid for more light control options.
Apollo softboxes are manufactured with a highly-reflective silver interior for optimized light output. This output can be precisely focused by placing your light source as close or as far from the back of the Apollo to achieve the look you desire.
“The Apollo Orb's unique design takes what I love about umbrellas - soft as heck, easy to use light, easy setup, and softboxes - directional, controllable light, and combines them in a single modifier. Apollo softboxes are the only modifiers I bring with me any more.”
Austin Rogers, Fstoppers
“I have a new best friend...at least as far as speedlite modifiers go.”
Syl Arena, Pixsylated Blog
“It takes 60 seconds to have a lightstand setup, the Orb put on it, a speedlight set inside it, and the diffusion material added. Try doing that with a normal soft box. Its 43-inch design makes it big enough to give some lovely wrap-around light while also making it manageable for hauling around all day - even if you have a friend-sistant doing it.”
Austin Rogers, Fstoppers
“The Apollo really is an awesome modifier and a staple in my lighting kit, both for speedlights and bigger strobes. The biggest advantage is its portability. I shoot mainly on location and to be able to produce this quality of light from such a small package is wonderful. They produce a very soft and even light that I hadn’t seen before when using speedlights. That coupled with the added control of a softbox and the recessed front does wonders for eliminating spilled light allowing you to only light what you want. ”
Erik Valind, Top Pro Photographer
“In the field and in the studio, I love working with the Westcott Apollo. I pop my speedlite into the Apollo, and immediately have wireless softbox strobe capability. How cool is that! ”
Rick Sammon, Top Pro Elite Photographer
“We have used our fair share of cheap and flimsy light modifiers, but the Apollo felt strong and durable while still remaining lightweight. The frame is very sturdy and the soft box material is thick and of great quality.”
Sarah Nickerson, Canada Photo Convention Blog
“I use them on a majority of my shoots because I like the quality, control and ease of setup with them. I cherish them because they work with both my studio strobes as well as all my speedlights for my location work. And I absolutely LOVE them because unlike traditional softboxes that require speedrings, the Apollo opens and closes just like an umbrella.”
Sid Ceasar, Sid Ceasar Photography
“I can put one, or three speedlights in here to work indoors or outside. I love how it folds like an umbrella and travels with my light-stands perfectly.”
Justin van Leeuwen, Top Pro Photographer
“It's a great softbox. Well made. Very inexpensive. Two thumbs way up!”
Scott, Weekly Photo Tips Blog