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Elinchrom Varistar Umbrella-Softbox Kit - 41"

B&H # ELVSUSBK41Q MFR # EL 26382
Elinchrom Varistar Umbrella-Softbox Kit - 41"

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  • Reflector, 41" Umbrella

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The Elinchrom Varistar umbrella and reflector is a multi-purpose light source...wide angle, even and soft. The kit includes the #26164 wide-angle reflector and the 41" umbrella/softbox. The 41" Varistar is ideal for industrial and portrait use. It is easy to assemble and is lightweight.

UPC: 719821187639
Packaging Info
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 25.5 x 10.5 x 3.0"
Elinchrom Varistar Umbrella-Softbox Kit - 41"
  • 9.5" Wide Angle Reflector for Elinchrom
  • 41" Varistar Umbrella
  • One Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    ElinchromVaristar Umbrella-Softbox Kit - 41"
     
    4.1

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    86%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (7)
    • Easy to set up (5)
    • Reliable (4)
    • Consistent (3)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Portraits (7)
    • Photography (6)
    • Strobe lighting (4)
    • Artificial lighting (3)
    • Weddings (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (4), Semi-pro photographer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (8)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Very soft light for faces and portraits

    I use it primarily for fill light in combination with a soft box on Rembrandt scheme, the result is excellent, the shadows are soft and the skin tone is very smooth. I use...Read complete review

    I use it primarily for fill light in combination with a soft box on Rembrandt scheme, the result is excellent, the shadows are soft and the skin tone is very smooth. I use a golden deflector

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not the quality I expected

    I purchased the Elinchrom Ranger RX Speed AS 1100 Watt/Second Kit for $[$]. I have been completely satisfied with all other Elinchrom products that I own. This however misses the mark. ...Read complete review

    I purchased the Elinchrom Ranger RX Speed AS 1100 Watt/Second Kit for $[$]. I have been completely satisfied with all other Elinchrom products that I own. This however misses the mark. The spring loaded stopper clip broke the second time I opened the umbrella. After some research I found that this seems to be a common complaint with this product. I called both B&H and Elinchrom to see if I could return it for credit towards the purchase of a Midi Octa soft box. I was disappointed to find out that because it was purchased as part of a kit that I could only return the umbrella, or the entire kit. So, now I have a umbrella that I'm afraid is going to have the same problem.

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    5.0

    WOW.

    By tbergphoto

    from Dallas

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Photography
      • Portraits
      • Strobe Lighting

      Comments about Elinchrom Varistar Umbrella-Softbox Kit - 41":

      Wanted beauty-dish type light for women's portraiture and just love the soft soft clean light I get with this kit on my elinchrom monolight. Very easy, very portable even light.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Great light modifier

      By Tom

      from Toronto

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Photography
        • Portraits

        Comments about Elinchrom Varistar Umbrella-Softbox Kit - 41":

        I bought this for my Elinchrom 500. It's very very fast to open up and install which is what I wanted as opposed to assembling something more complicated. So far I don't see anything not great about this. Some quick initial shots show a great soft light from this.

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        2.0

        Not the quality I expected

        By TysonSugi

        from Ogden, Utah

        About Me Pro Photographer

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Poorly Constructed
          • Short Lifespan
          • Unreliable

          Best Uses

            Comments about Elinchrom Varistar Umbrella-Softbox Kit - 41":

            I purchased the Elinchrom Ranger RX Speed AS 1100 Watt/Second Kit for $[$]. I have been completely satisfied with all other Elinchrom products that I own. This however misses the mark. The spring loaded stopper clip broke the second time I opened the umbrella. After some research I found that this seems to be a common complaint with this product. I called both B&H and Elinchrom to see if I could return it for credit towards the purchase of a Midi Octa soft box. I was disappointed to find out that because it was purchased as part of a kit that I could only return the umbrella, or the entire kit. So, now I have a umbrella that I'm afraid is going to have the same problem.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Good location umbrella

            By Ivan- Melbourne Photographer

            from Melbourne Australia

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Artificial Lighting
              • Photography
              • Portraits
              • Strobe Lighting
              • Weddings

              Comments about Elinchrom Varistar Umbrella-Softbox Kit - 41":

              spreads well and is easy to put together. Only issue is it's made for the elinchrom head with dish . I can also use it to get really close to the subject.

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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Beware, resolved

              By Autodigit

              from MIchigan

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Artificial Lighting
                  • Photography
                  • Portraits
                  • Strobe Lighting
                  • Versatile light modifier

                  Comments about Elinchrom Varistar Umbrella-Softbox Kit - 41":

                  Initialy returned to Elinchrom for broken trigger. Eli' promptly replaced the product. Excellent customer service, great light modifier.

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                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  Very nice even light, but beware!

                  By Autodigit

                  from Michigan

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Excelent broadeven light
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Unreliable
                  • Wont stay open

                  Best Uses

                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Elinchrom Varistar Umbrella-Softbox Kit - 41":

                  Very nice even and broad light. Great for small groups and has excellent shadow softening. Have only it used it twice and the spring loaded retainer on the shaft that keeps the canopy open will no longer do its job. I had to jam a paper clip into the shaft slot to keep the canopy open. Hopefully Elinchrom will repair or replace.

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                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  pretty nice soft light!

                  By matgay

                  from hb

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Comments about Elinchrom Varistar Umbrella-Softbox Kit - 41":

                  nicest even white that is this compact.

                  nice quality material. the outside is a nice matte white material. the backside is all black, while the inside back is a more reflective matte white. i was surprised, expected the inside backing to be black but it is white. silver would have made it more efficient but double whites would be a softer more even lighting. there is also a reflector cone that is also white.

                  these are a little strangely made because the umbrella zipper closing is evenly spaced / centered. while elinchrom lights are not even, they have the umbrella mounting offcentered to the bottom. to use these with the quadras, you need adapters to fit the regular mount reflectors.

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                  5.0

                  Great light

                  By map

                  from Sherman, TX

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Photography

                    Comments about Elinchrom Varistar Umbrella-Softbox Kit - 41":

                    This rocks good quality of light

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Very soft light for faces and portraits

                    By JERR

                    from Caracas, VEN

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Portraits
                      • Weddings

                      Comments about Elinchrom Varistar Umbrella-Softbox Kit - 41":

                      I use it primarily for fill light in combination with a soft box on Rembrandt scheme, the result is excellent, the shadows are soft and the skin tone is very smooth. I use a golden deflector

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      inexpensive alternate to a softbox

                      By Jason Kuffer

                      from New York, NY

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Easy Setup
                      • Inexpensive
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Artificial Lighting
                        • Photography
                        • Portraits
                        • Strobe Lighting
                        • Weddings

                        Comments about Elinchrom Varistar Umbrella-Softbox Kit - 41":

                        awesome for the price. well put together. nice soft quality light. My only wish the inside back was silver. Also, reflector included is white, not silver as pictured.

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