The convenience of an umbrella meets the control of a softbox. Built on an umbrella frame, the Apollo light modifier sets up in seconds. Just add a flash to this complete kit that sets up in seconds.
The Apollo has been perfected over the last 20 years. Now shipping standard with a removable diffusion panel and recessed front edge for the ultimate in light control. The umbrella frame is constructed using solid metal. With the wide recessed edge, the Apollo provides 104-degrees of light spread allowing control of where exactly the light falls.
Face the light forward through the white diffusion front for specular highlights. Specular highlights will provide a "hot spot" on your subject with a greater fall off from highlights to shadows.
For a softer and more even light, bounce your speedlite off the back of the Apollo. The end result is your subject being very evenly light with just a gradual fall off from highlight to shadow. This is the same affect as using a softbox with the internal baffle and outer diffusion panel both in place. Fabrics are pure in color so the color temperature going into the fabric is the same color temperature coming back out.
This kit ships complete with a lightweight (yet extremely durable) 8' light stand. The extra wide leg spread provides stability when used outdoors. The included adjustable shoe mount bracket fits virtually all style speedlites. All-metal construction provides years of quality. The Apollo will read TTL through the white diffusion front in most situations.