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Photogenic Umbrella, White - 45" with Removable Black Cover

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This is a Photogenic 45" Umbrella with Removable Black Cover. This size is suitable for a two - three person head and shoulders portrait.

Umbrellas soften, broaden, and diminish the light output of any tungsten or flash light source. Umbrellas with a white interior 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.

Photogenic Umbrella, White - 45" with Removable Black Cover
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    PhotogenicUmbrella, White - 45" with Removable Black Cover
     
    4.4

    (based on 17 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (11)
    • Reliable (10)
    • Consistent (7)
    • Easy to setup (6)
    • Easy to set up (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Photography (14)
      • Portraits (12)
      • Strobe lighting (9)
      • Artificial lighting (6)
      • Weddings (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (6), Semi-pro photographer (5), Photo enthusiast (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (6)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great balance between value and function

      I will use this umbrella on location and in the studio. This umbrella is very well suited for my portable lighting system that uses up to 4 SB-600's mounted on a custom...Read complete review

      I will use this umbrella on location and in the studio. This umbrella is very well suited for my portable lighting system that uses up to 4 SB-600's mounted on a custom bracket and its larger size evenly lights a group of 5-6 subjects. Shooting through it produces soft and even light distribution for a head and shoulder portrait, but it will decrease light sharply by 2 or 3 stops making it suitable for only one subject. Its construction is very good with a sturdy frame and a moderately heavy fabric for an umbrella. I would like to have seen a cover provided by the manufacturer to make it better for portable use.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Big Brella

      This is a large umbrella. I shoot videography and wanted to use this with my Lowel Omni lights. However, the umbrella is too large for these lights. The silver is different than other...Read complete review

      This is a large umbrella. I shoot videography and wanted to use this with my Lowel Omni lights. However, the umbrella is too large for these lights. The silver is different than other silver umbrellas, seems like a matte flimsy finish. Removing the black cover is awkward and cumbersome.

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      5.0

      Fiberglass Rods make the difference

      By NW NJ Wedding Photographer

      from Franklin, NJ

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Photography
        • Portraits
        • Weddings

        Comments about Photogenic Umbrella, White - 45" with Removable Black Cover:

        I've owned other brands of umbrellas that had the metal rods, and they don't hold in any bit of wind. After taking a few falls at weddings, they became bent out of shape, and I decided it was time to get something more reasonably priced yet with solid build quality. These were just what I needed!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Umbrella

        By Fotobiz

        from Chicago, IL

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Lightweight
        • Made Well
        • Reliable

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Photography
        • Portraits
        • Strobe Lighting
        • Weddings

        Comments about Photogenic Umbrella, White - 45" with Removable Black Cover:

        This is a nice umbrella with a white reflective interior and removable black cover. I used it this past weekend without the black cover and shot my flash through the umbrella to defuse my light source. Worked great.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great Lightweight Umbrella

        By Ben

        from Pittsburgh, PA

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Photography
          • Portraits
          • Strobe Lighting
          • Weddings

          Comments about Photogenic Umbrella, White - 45" with Removable Black Cover:

          It is a great umbrella for off site shooting. Lights 2 people very well with a off camera flash.

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          4.0

          Great shoot thru or reflector umbrella

          By Charlie

          from Schenectady, New York

          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 Photogenic Umbrella, White - 45" with Removable Black Cover:

            I like the Photogenic 45" white umbrella. The inside is silver, even though it is listed as a white umbrella. It reflects a lot of light when used as a reflector umbrella. Even though it is silver inside you can still shoot thru it, but you will lose 2-3 stops of light when used that way. The umbrella has a black removable cover.

            My only beef is the cheap clear plastic case it came in. The first time I tried to put the umbrella back in the case the whole thing fell apart. The top flap ripped off & the bottom end tore right thru. It is not a big deal. I like the umbrella itself a lot, but still they could have used better or thicker material & given you something usefull to keep it clean. I still recommend it because it can be used as a good reflector umbrella or a shoot thru umbrella but the case is next to useless. You will need to fix it with tape the first time you use it.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Great Product!

            By Erin

            from Oklahoma

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Photography
              • Portraits

              Comments about Photogenic Umbrella, White - 45" with Removable Black Cover:

              Works great and easy to move around. It's a little bulky but that's what i needed it for, to stand strong in windy situations.

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              • No

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              5.0

              My first umbrella

              By abe402

              from Richmond, Ky

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Artificial Lighting
                • Photography
                • Portraits
                • Strobe Lighting

                Comments about Photogenic Umbrella, White - 45" with Removable Black Cover:

                The inside is a white silver finish and the black backing comes off easily. This is my first umbrella and I do not have extensive knowledge on all the different umbrellas but I can say that I like this one. It is not too big and definitely not small. Excellent product.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Works as intended

                By kl

                from Fairfax, VA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Easy Setup
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Artificial Lighting
                  • Photography
                  • Portraits
                  • Strobe Lighting

                  Comments about Photogenic Umbrella, White - 45" with Removable Black Cover:

                  Works like it should.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Almost All Things Considered

                  By Tom

                  from Albany, NY

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Easy Setup
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Photography

                    Comments about Photogenic Umbrella, White - 45" with Removable Black Cover:

                    [...] It doesn't really work as a shoot through umbrella as the inside is silver. Otherwise the quality was very good. The price was great. It works as a reflective umbrella and it does that well.

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                    5.0

                    I own two and would buy more

                    By EMG

                    from Baltimore, MD

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy Setup
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Artificial Lighting
                      • Photography
                      • Portraits
                      • Strobe Lighting

                      Comments about Photogenic Umbrella, White - 45" with Removable Black Cover:

                      I use this umbrella for shoot-through as well as to bounce light off it for big groups. The backing comes off and can be put back on easily. Nice soft spead light

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                      5.0

                      I would buy this product over and over

                      By wesley

                      from atlanta, GA

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Easy Setup
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Artificial Lighting
                        • Photography
                        • Portraits
                        • Weddings

                        Comments about Photogenic Umbrella, White - 45" with Removable Black Cover:

                        It gives me great variety of light, it's amazing.

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        Big Brella

                        By 3VEES

                        from Detroit, MI

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Artificial Lighting
                            • Photography
                            • Portraits
                            • Strobe Lighting

                            Comments about Photogenic Umbrella, White - 45" with Removable Black Cover:

                            This is a large umbrella. I shoot videography and wanted to use this with my Lowel Omni lights. However, the umbrella is too large for these lights. The silver is different than other silver umbrellas, seems like a matte flimsy finish. Removing the black cover is awkward and cumbersome.

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                            4.0

                            Soft shoot through

                            By E Greengart

                            from Baltimore, MD

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent
                            • Easy Setup
                            • Inexpensive
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Photography
                              • Portraits

                              Comments about Photogenic Umbrella, White - 45" with Removable Black Cover:

                              I use this primarily as a shoot through umbrella with my sb-800 and am very pleased with it. it is cheap and works well. be aware that in reality it is somewhere between a white and silver color even though the description says it is white.

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                              5.0

                              Nice umbrella

                              By AIminiS10

                              from Harrisburg, PA

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent
                              • Easy Setup
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Photography
                                • Portraits
                                • Strobe Lighting

                                Comments about Photogenic Umbrella, White - 45" with Removable Black Cover:

                                This converitble umbrella works in all situations. You can use it as a shoot through or as a bounce. I have used it a few times now and have had no problems. It does a very nice job.

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                                3.0

                                Not bad for price

                                By Normann Photo

                                from Sturgeon Bay, WI

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Photography
                                    • Strobe Lighting

                                    Comments about Photogenic Umbrella, White - 45" with Removable Black Cover:

                                    Well, it is an umbrella. Nothing surprising about it.Taking the black cover off is a bit of a pain, have to unscrew the cap on the end [...] Its cheap and works.

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                                    4.0

                                    Good umbrella

                                    By Wisertime2000

                                    from Durham NC

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Comments about Photogenic Umbrella, White - 45" with Removable Black Cover:

                                    I bought this to replace a white umbrella I broke. Its sturdy and does the job. I thought the ad was confusing and I was told it was white, but is actually silver inside, but thats ok, because I like it. I have not tried it as a shoot thought yet.

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                                    5.0

                                    very good investment

                                    By Didimio

                                    from Aguadilla, PR

                                    About Me Professional

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • General Use
                                        • Indoors
                                        • Low Light
                                        • Special Events

                                        Comments about Photogenic Umbrella, White - 45" with Removable Black Cover:

                                        Much cheaper than a soft box and very easy to use and very efficient at softening the light

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                                        (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        4.0

                                        Great balance between value and function

                                        By Eljea

                                        from Boston, MA

                                        About Me Professional

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Highly reflective
                                        • Sturdy spine attachments

                                        Cons

                                        • Cover not provided

                                        Best Uses

                                        • General Use

                                        Comments about Photogenic Umbrella, White - 45" with Removable Black Cover:

                                        I will use this umbrella on location and in the studio. This umbrella is very well suited for my portable lighting system that uses up to 4 SB-600's mounted on a custom bracket and its larger size evenly lights a group of 5-6 subjects. Shooting through it produces soft and even light distribution for a head and shoulder portrait, but it will decrease light sharply by 2 or 3 stops making it suitable for only one subject. Its construction is very good with a sturdy frame and a moderately heavy fabric for an umbrella. I would like to have seen a cover provided by the manufacturer to make it better for portable use.

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