There is photography gear that is worth every dollar you pay for it. Westcott 26'' Octa Rapid Box Speedlight Kit was one of those amazing purchases. It included: the 26 inch softbox, a deflector plate and 8 ft light stand (not a heavy duty one). From the moment I got it, I'd been carrying it around with me all the time: portrait sessions, engagements, weddings, you name it. It's everything a photographer needs for a one light set-up minus the need to break the bank. The only con, would be the relative instability of a light stand on location, but oh well, a couple of sandbags - crisis averted.