A while back we made a little rant towards Westcott's Apollo. We were upset that using the Apollo (one of my favorite lighting modifiers) as not light stand friendly and required a Boom, a C stand or a VAL to be easily positioned.
The main issue is that with an umbrella softbox the lightstand is entering the middle of the modifiers, basically locking its angle against the stand to be exactly 90 degrees.
This is true not just for the Apollo, but also for other umbrella like modifiers like the Softlighter II from Photek (reviewed here).
Well, Phottix has been listening and have released a new flash bracket which seems to be the off camera dream bracket the Multi Boom 16" Flash Bracket. Click to continue ›