Testing New Gear: Westcott 26'' Octa Rapid Box

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.