Best reflector for photography: 5 top models tested and rated

PhotoPlus - Help Me Buy feature on photographic reflectors. 4 March 2014.

Best reflectors for photography: 05 Westcott 50cm 6-in-1 Reflector Kit

Price: £75

This Westcott 6-in-1 50cm (20in) kit offers just about every lighting option you could want, with one-stop and a two-stop diffusion panels, and two reversible covers offering a choice of gold, sunlight (gold/silver), silver and black.

The size of this kit makes it ideal for both close-up and half-body portraits, and also for product photography.

The two panels enable you to both diffuse and reflect light using the same kit, making it the most versatile kit we tested, but this also means the reflector takes up more room, and is heavier, than the other kits.

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Pros: Rounded corners prevent the reflector rolling away when propped up; highly versatile

Cons: It’s heavier than the other kits on test, and not as easily portable

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