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Lastolite 40" Umbrella (White Translucent)

B&H # LAU45T Mfr # LL LU4507
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Product Highlights
  • Bounce or Shoot Through

This is a Lastolite 40" Umbrella (White Translucent). Umbrellas soften, broaden, and diminish the light output of any tungsten or flash light source. Umbrellas with a white interior will soften and weaken light more than an umbrella with a silver lining. A white umbrella without a black backing may also be used as a makeshift softbox, although the use of the light will not be as efficient as with a lightbox.

Choosing umbrella size is determined by the size of the subject, and the strength of the light supply being used. Choosing an umbrella surface is as subjective as choosing a paint and brush.

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Lastolite 40" Umbrella (White Translucent)
 
4.8

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (10)
  • Good color value (6)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Reliable (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors (8)
    • Portraits (7)
    • General purpose (6)
    • Low light (4)
    • Studio (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (7)
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    Reviewed by 13 customers

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    5.0

    Awesome Tool

    By Nestmac

    from Puerto Rico

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Durable
    • Good Color Value
    • Lightweight
    • Long-Lasting
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Indoors
      • Low Light
      • Outdoors
      • Portraits
      • Shooting Thru
      • Special Events

      Comments about Lastolite 40" Umbrella (White Translucent):

      This is a great umbrella for any situation. I bought this to replace mine heavily used Photoflex ones and I found that this Lastolite have a better reflection and contrast than the other ones that I was using. I usually don't use the umbrellas for shooting thru but I used this one and the results were amazing, very evenly lighting with my SB-700, almost like a 36 inch soft box. I'm planing to buy a couple more. Easily you can use it for a 4 to 5 person group portrait.

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      5.0

      Good construction umbrella

      By Georgia from Colorado

      from Lyons, CO

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Good Color Value
      • Lightweight
      • Long-Lasting
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Indoors
        • Low Light
        • Night Time
        • Outdoors
        • Portraits
        • Special Events

        Comments about Lastolite 40" Umbrella (White Translucent):

        I own several umbrellas but feel this one is constructed better. Great light modifier. Cannot do without one in your equipment bag.

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        5.0

        I need another one just like it!

        By Debbie

        from Kendallville, IN

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attach Securely
        • Durable
        • Good Color Value

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Indoors

          Comments about Lastolite 40" Umbrella (White Translucent):

          I can light several people with one light.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great Umbrella

          By Nosamk

          from Seattle, WA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Good Color Value

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Indoors
            • Low Light

            Comments about Lastolite 40" Umbrella (White Translucent):

            I have a 36" Impact and personally I like this Lastolite a bit better. Seems to be built better and has a nicer quality of light.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Soft light

            By Max

            from Tampa, FL

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to set up
            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors
              • Portraits

              Comments about Lastolite 40" Umbrella (White Translucent):

              I gave this five stars because of value. I'm sure there are better solutions out there, but this met my need for softer portrait light, easy to set up and adjust, and reasonably sturdy. I wouldn't use it in strong wind, but I got mine primarily indoor shots of family and friends. It's great for that, and makes a HUGE difference over Speedlite light modifiers like the StoFen, etc., although I use them for more portable applications.

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              5.0

              great value

              By simon

              from Bern Switzerland

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors

                Comments about Lastolite 40" Umbrella (White Translucent):

                nice finish, the tip of the shaft is reinforced, so you won't break it even if you tighten the locking screw very firmly. very good for the price.

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                5.0

                Lastolite is GOOD STUFF

                By the shifter

                from seattle,wa

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attach Securely
                • Durable
                • Good Color Value

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Indoors
                  • Outdoors

                  Comments about Lastolite 40" Umbrella (White Translucent):

                  Produces easy light, right of the bat used it to do portraits of a man and his extensive sunglass collection. Awesome results.

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                  5.0

                  Sturdy - Neutral color balance

                  By Bill

                  from Indianapolis, IN

                  About Me Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use
                    • Portraits
                    • Studio
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Lastolite 40" Umbrella (White Translucent):

                    I use the umbrella on location at weddings and other events. It provides a soft, even, neutral color balanced light. (I have used others that are not neutral and change the color of my light making it difficult to get matched pictures). It is well made, but as with most umbrellas it can be bent if you're not careful.

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                    4.0

                    Does the job!

                    By Patrick

                    from Westland, MI

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Portraits
                      • Studio
                      • Traveling
                      • Weddings

                      Comments about Lastolite 40" Umbrella (White Translucent):

                      I use this for on-location shoots, portraits and formal wedding shots. It works to diffuse the light as advertised, but as with any umbrella, you must handle with care.

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                      5.0

                      Love them!

                      By Bill

                      from San Jose, CA

                      About Me Semi-Professional

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Portraits
                        • Studio

                        Comments about Lastolite 40" Umbrella (White Translucent):

                        Used primarily for on site wedding and portrait work. Great soft light results. Much more durable than expected. Had to repair bent parts after a big wind gust toppled the light stand. Still works great!

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                        4.0

                        Great, soft light

                        By toddw

                        from Illinois

                        About Me Semi-Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Portraits
                          • Studio
                          • Traveling

                          Comments about Lastolite 40" Umbrella (White Translucent):

                          I use this for portraits, gives a great soft light. The umbrella is pretty sturdy. I've had light stands fall over from a height of 10 to 12 feet and have it hold up. I've also bent ribs on the umbrella, and had to bend them back. Sturdy as umbrellas get. Case it come in better than most.

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                          5.0

                          Works well for a "shoot-through" umbrell

                          By Randy

                          from Bremerton, WA

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attach Securely
                          • Good Color Value

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • General Use
                            • Indoors
                            • Low Light
                            • Special Events

                            Comments about Lastolite 40" Umbrella (White Translucent):

                            I like the shoot through style better than bounce. It is softer and can get closer to the subject.
                            I put a solid aluminum rod into the hollow handle to strengthen and extend the length of the shaft.

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Great umbrella for the price

                            By Helodrvr

                            from Sparta, TN

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy to set up
                            • Well Made

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Portable portraiture
                              • Product photography

                              Comments about Lastolite 40" Umbrella (White Translucent):

                              I use this as a portable softbox for product lighting and portraiture. It is lightweight but very well made. A great, durable umbrella for the price.

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