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Smith-Victor 45W 45" White Umbrella

B&H # SMU45W Mfr # 670138
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You Pay: $20.95
Product Highlights
  • Heat Resistant
  • Shoot-through or bounce

This is Smith-Victor 45W 45" White Umbrella for softening and broadening a light source by bouncing the light source or shooting through it.

The heat-resistant material allows it to be used with hot lights or flash. This size is perfect for a 1-2 person head, or head-to-waist shot, or a 4 x 6' product setup.

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Smith-Victor45W 45" White Umbrella
 
4.6

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (11)
  • Lightweight (11)
  • Reliable (9)
  • Consistent (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Photography (10)
    • Portraits (10)
    • Artificial lighting (7)
    • Strobe lighting (7)
    • Weddings (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (6), Pro photographer (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (14)

    Reviewed by 14 customers

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    4.0

    works

    By archfotos

    from dc

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Lightweight
    • Translucent

    Cons

    • No bag
    • Sheath Tears Easily

    Best Uses

    • Continuous Lighting
    • Photography

    Comments about Smith-Victor 45W 45" White Umbrella:

    Seems like a solid umbrella I'll see how long it lasts. It does seem better built than my other cheapy translucent umbrellas. My one negative it doesn't come with a protective bag and the plastic sheath that it did come in has already torn

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    • No

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    4.0

    Good deal

    By TLove

    from Oklahoma City, OK

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Easy To Set Up

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Photography
      • Portraits

      Comments about Smith-Victor 45W 45" White Umbrella:

      Not often does a lower price mean a good deal but if I were you I'd consider this a good deal. This umbrella is well made and very sturdy. I've only done one portrait shoot with these. They worked well with multiple models side by side or singles because shooting through they dispersed light well, even relatively close to the subjects. They're of much better quality than some other umbrellas I've used. If needed, I'll definitely buy more. Remember umbrellas are not made to last forever but I think these will last for awhile and at this price I can purchase additional ones for backup.

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      • No

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      4.0

      decent product, decent price

      By mrnic23

      from Salt Lake City, UT

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Macro
        • Photography
        • Portraits
        • Strobe Lighting

        Comments about Smith-Victor 45W 45" White Umbrella:

        Diffuses strobe fairly well. Not as effective as a soft box but does the job. Easy to set up/take down. Inexpensive. Quality seems decent.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Nice Umbrella

        By Adrien

        from Boston, MA

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Artificial Lighting
          • Photography
          • Portraits
          • Strobe Lighting

          Comments about Smith-Victor 45W 45" White Umbrella:

          I have only had this umbrella for a few shoots, but it seems sturdy and well made.

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          • No

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          5.0

          I should have bought two

          By TimJayFitz

          from Akron, Ohio

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Smith-Victor 45W 45" White Umbrella:

            A well built shoot-through umbrella that I use for portraits with my Canon flashes. I bought this to replace my double-fold shoot-through that had become quite beat up. Single fold is the way to go and this one feels like it will last for years.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Good middle size

            By windpoint

            from Racine, WI

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Artificial Lighting
              • Photography
              • Portraits

              Comments about Smith-Victor 45W 45" White Umbrella:

              60" is just a little too big for my studio. This size fits the bill.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Perfect

              By Uhlecks

              from Okinawa, Japan

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Artificial Lighting
                • Strobe Lighting

                Comments about Smith-Victor 45W 45" White Umbrella:

                For the price, this thing is amazing! I had to modify my lights a bit because they did not come with the punch-out hole like most of the newer lights, but it's great. I love it and can't wait to use it again.

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                • No

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                5.0

                the best of the best

                By mosa

                from calexico

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Weddings

                  Comments about Smith-Victor 45W 45" White Umbrella:

                  i have used for wedding in interior or exterior works very good.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Consistent & Decent Quality

                  By MARISA

                  from CONNECTICUT

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Good price value
                  • Good quality
                  • Large
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Artificial Lighting
                    • Photography
                    • Portraits
                    • Strobe Lighting

                    Comments about Smith-Victor 45W 45" White Umbrella:

                    I bought 2 umbrellas, and unlike the other one that I just did a review on, this one is better quality. The Fabric is decent, it has metal support bars, not plastic support bars, good bounce, and good for diffusing light. Larger than I though which is good. I use is with the fast recycle Slave flash II which works great when I need artificial diffused light, or filler light.n Great for pet portraits if you dont want the animals to look too sharp. Gives softer light.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great Umbrella

                    By Max

                    from Birmingham, AL

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Smith-Victor 45W 45" White Umbrella:

                      Very sturdy well made product.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Soft lighting with continous lighting

                      By PS photo Tim

                      from palm springs, CA

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Smith-Victor 45W 45" White Umbrella:

                      I used the SM White Translucent Umbrella as a bounce with a 750 watt tungsten light. The results were a full soft light that work well for the one person portraits I shot.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Nice Umbrella

                      By MediaZoomHD

                      from Belleair, Fl

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Artificial Lighting
                        • Photography
                        • Portraits
                        • Strobe Lighting

                        Comments about Smith-Victor 45W 45" White Umbrella:

                        Easy to use and a nice size also. Shoot thru for a soft box effect without the added setup time.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Very well made umbrella!

                        By butterfly

                        from USA

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Easy Setup
                        • Lightweight
                        • Well made

                        Cons

                        • None

                        Best Uses

                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Smith-Victor 45W 45" White Umbrella:

                        This umbrella is very well made and works great as a shoot through.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Perfectly Fine

                        By Tony

                        from Bay Area

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Photography

                          Comments about Smith-Victor 45W 45" White Umbrella:

                          Not sure how you could screw up an umbrella, but this works fine. (Haven't tried it as a rain umbrella.)

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                          • No

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