FJ Westcott Omega 360 Reflector
There are multi-purpose reflectors and then there’s Westcott’s
new Omega 360. The 360, which was introduced at WPPI,
integrates a ring flash into a traditional reflector to produce a
main light and a backlight with a single light source. It features
a one-stop diffusion panel with interchangeable white, silver,
sunlight and black covers. It also has a removable, 13-inch
center disk so you can shoot through the center of the reflector.
The center disk attaches via Velcro so it’s easy to pop on or off.
You’ll get a suction cup hook for mounting the Omega 360 on
glass surfaces, plus a travel case.
BUYER’S GUIDE 2017
Thanks to its energy-efficient
design, the Joker-Zoom can deliver
the same output as a 4,000W
quartz fixture but only draws
a meager 10. 5 amps. It has
a faceted open-face style
reflector and is focusable
from 15 to 55 degrees.
It delivers 800W of
The beamer kit includes
the zoom beamer optical
accessory, a scrim bag, a
pair of double scrims and full
single scrims, plus a four-leaf
This umbrella boasts a new
locking mechanism that
Phottix says is simpler and
stronger than the prior
model’s. The spokes are
now made of fiberglass
for cleaner catch lights
and greater durability.
The reflective models
can be outfitted with
optional diffusers so they
can be transformed into
softboxes. The Reflective
umbrellas are available in 33-
and 47-inch sizes.
The successor to the battery-powered B1,
the B1X offers more flashes per charge (325
full-power pops) in a physically identical
battery. The modeling light performance has
also been improved to deliver 80 percent
more light output. Power is adjustable
over a nine-stop range with TTL metering
available through the company’s Air remote.