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Impact Umbrella Bracket

B&H # IMBSM Mfr # 3117
You Pay: $17.99

Not compatible w/Nikon SB-900. As an alternative, please see BH # IMUB

Product Highlights
  • Standard Fixed Shoe Mount
  • Umbrella Receptacle
  • 2 Adapter Studs
  • Tilt and Swivel Action

The Impact Shoe Mount Umbrella Bracket is a versatile bracket that will fit on almost any light stand. It includes two removable, reversible studs to adapt to light stands with top studs smaller than the standard 5/8". This bracket tilts and swivels to make aiming the light or flash easy. It also includes a cold shoe mount, which will accept virtually any shoe-mount flash unit (except Minolta/Sony).

Note! Not compatible w/Nikon SB-900. As an alternative, please see BH # IMUB.

Two Removable Studs
The provided studs can be removed from the interior of the bracket by totally loosening the wing knobs and letting them slide out. These studs can be used to mount the bracket to a 1/4"-20 (standard) and 3/8" threaded stand or tripod tops. One stud is used for the flash shoe. The shoe may be unscrewed from this stud.
Top Swivel Section
Identified by the small round umbrella socket and locking knob
Bottom Section
Contains the locking swivel lever
Vertical Or Horizontal Use
Once the stud is removed, the bracket may be mounted vertically, or horizontally out from the top of almost any stand with a 5/8" (Baby) top.
Impact Umbrella Bracket
  • Reversible Male Stud with 1/4"-20 & 3/8" Screw Thread
  • Reversible Female Stud with 1/4"-20 & 3/8" Female Thread
  • Shoe Mount
  • 1-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    ImpactUmbrella Bracket
     
    4.4

    (based on 206 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (104)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (80)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (17)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (119)
    • Easy to set up (108)
    • Reliable (99)
    • Consistent (62)
    • Easy to setup (33)

    Cons

    • Unreliable (5)
    • Short lifespan (3)

    Best Uses

    • Portraits (118)
    • Artificial lighting (111)
    • Photography (111)
    • Strobe lighting (110)
    • Weddings (49)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (75), Pro photographer (43), Photo enthusiast (38), Casual photographer (10)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (162)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Umbrella Bracket by Impact

    Easy to use. Set up the first time and used a speed light on location with no problems at all.

    Easy to use. Set up the first time and used a speed light on location with no problems at all.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Doesn't hold my SB600 securely

    I'm using this bracket on a tripod, to hold an SB600 and a 60" softlighter. It works great for the softlighter, and seems to be fine with the tripod, but it...Read complete review

    I'm using this bracket on a tripod, to hold an SB600 and a 60" softlighter. It works great for the softlighter, and seems to be fine with the tripod, but it does NOT hold my SB600 nicely. There's no hole for the pin that would keep it in place on the camera, and the bracket's set screw doesn't hit in the right place to hold the speedlight firmly. If it's at much of a slant, it's at risk of falling out. (did once!) I just about sent it back, but have kludged it with a piece of cardboard.

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    4.0

    Sturdy & simple

    By iamluisochoa

    from Miami, FL

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Strudy

    Cons

    • Difficult To Tighten Show

    Best Uses

    • Artificial Lighting
    • Photography
    • Portraits
    • Strobe Lighting

    Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

    I use this for a basic strobe and umbrella set-up. It seems fairly study and reliable. the only thing hat worries me is the tightening screw on the shoe is very small and hard to tighten with your fingers.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Great Little Bracket

    By GlennOfStuart

    from Stuart, FL

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Artificial Lighting
      • Strobe Lighting

      Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

      This bracket was a throw-in with a softbox that I bought. It's a super little bracket and a very nice surprise.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Nice Umbrella Bracket

      By Shelley

      from Carrollton, TX

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Reliable

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Artificial Lighting
      • Photography
      • Portraits
      • Special Events
      • Weddings

      Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

      This item came with the Impact Quikbox Softbox (24 x 24) Kit. However, even though I purchased it with a Nikon SB-910 Speedlight, the unit that was shipped does not work with SB-900s or SB-910s. I have worked with B&H to swap this out for the Impact Umbrella Mount that will work with my flash. Note: if you buy it with the kit, though, the cold shoe mount and bracket you need is in the softbox case (front pocket). I think this item is included in the kit to give you the tilt and swivel capabilities for the softbox. But, since I may use this with another stand and umbrella I have, I need for the cold shoe to work with my flash.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Good affordable umbrella bracket

      By Patrick

      from Ontario, Canada

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

            Very easy to set up. More important though is that the umbrella is held at an angle relative to the flash direction. As a result the light hits the centre of the umbrella instead of its border.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Good value for money

            By Patrick

            from Canada

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Artificial Lighting
              • Photography
              • Portraits

              Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

              There is not much to say except that it's cheap and does the job well. What I really like about it is that the umbrella is at an angle relative to the flash. This angle will point the flash toward the middle of the umbrella rather than on the outside of it.

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              • No

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              3.0

              Bracket

              By Hank

              from Rohnert Park CA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Artificial Lighting
                • Photography
                • Strobe Lighting

                Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

                Would not readily fit on the Impact air Cushion Light Stand purchased at the same time. I machined a spacer for the top of the light stand to allow the bracket install. The bracket is well made and works well.

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                • No

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                4.0

                For the speedlight and umbrella shooter

                By The photo guy from Arkansas

                from Fayetteville, AR

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Carry
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                • Small Hotshoe Bolt

                Best Uses

                • Artificial Lighting
                • Photography
                • Portraits
                • Speedlight

                Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

                Wether you plan to shoot with speedlights or umbrellas, this relatively inexpensive bracket makes things so much easier. For entry or semi-pro photographers, it does the job without breaking the bank.

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                • No

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                4.0

                sturdy, lighter bracket

                By jstill

                from Boston

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Artificial Lighting
                  • Strobe Lighting

                  Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

                  versatile and lightweight addition to location kit; Lighter than manfrotto version but just as sturdy for my needs.

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                  • No

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                  3.0

                  Works great to hold flashes

                  By JK

                  from Omaha

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

                    Holds the flash well and provides good articulation to set up the light.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    good for the price

                    By Jay Jay

                    from Paris, France

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

                    construction is not so sturdy, but ok for my use.
                    The upper hole is not perfectly round (a kind of oval) which is very useful to lock something smaller than standard 5/8". For example a flag or a cutter

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                    4.0

                    Would buy again!

                    By Drew

                    from Montreal

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

                          As I am just starting out with off camera flash setups, this was purchased to mount to an existing camera tripod (not a lighting stand) and hold an umbrella and flash. Works perfectly and has good construction. Sometimes of the connections need to be made quite tight when using the adapter posts, but other than that it works beautifully.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Slick Item

                          By Michael Anthony's Photography

                          from Minneapolis, MN

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent
                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Artificial Lighting
                            • Photography
                            • Portraits
                            • Weddings

                            Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

                            After ordering this item I wondered if I bought the appropriate product but thought I'd decide after it arrived. I was pleasantly surprised. Simple to use it had a connector for a light stand, slot for an umbrella, and the mount fit my flash perfectly. The product is adjustable and can hold the weight of the umbrella without a problem. I began using it within minutes of its arrival. I now wish I had bought two of them.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Very Versatile

                            By WCartistDad

                            from Chicago, IL

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent
                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

                              Love this bracket. Was originally for my secondary speedlite but I love it so much that it became my main bracket. Worth it!

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Well Made

                              By Middy

                              from Ann Arbor, Mi

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent
                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable
                              • Very Nice Feel To Them
                              • Well made

                              Cons

                              • None

                              Best Uses

                              • Artificial Lighting
                              • Flash Strobe Use
                              • Photography
                              • Portraits
                              • Strobe Lighting

                              Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

                              I wanted to buy a separate head to hold my flash and umbrella because I didn't want cheap ones that came with some light stands. These were inexpensive and are so well made, I was surprised when they arrived. Very pleased with this purchase.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Great Quality

                              By Sleep Pic

                              from NYC

                              Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

                              Works very well. Would buy more of these.

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                              3.0

                              Not bad...

                              By sieon

                              from Philadelphia

                              Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

                              Good value for the money

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                              5.0

                              Easy to use

                              By poppy

                              from Greenville, SC

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Portraits

                                Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

                                Easy to use

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                5.0

                                really nice

                                By Danny

                                from Oregon

                                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 Impact Umbrella Bracket:

                                  For the price its really good and last for ever.
                                  dont have to worry about it brakeing, build well.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Nice Hardware

                                  By GMC262

                                  from Washington DC area

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Consistent
                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Artificial Lighting
                                    • Photography
                                    • Portraits
                                    • Weddings

                                    Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

                                    Seems well made and functioned flawlessly during a recent outdoor shoot.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    4.0

                                    Umbrella bracket

                                    By Cheval Blanc

                                    from Tennessee

                                    Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

                                    Got a pair of these for some strobist work. Clamp and hold very well, adapters came with it to fit multiple attachments. Works great, so much better that cheap versions I have checked out.

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