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Impact Collapsible Circular Reflector Disc - Silver/White - 42"

B&H # IMRD42SW MFR # R1642
Impact Collapsible Circular Reflector Disc - Silver/White - 42"

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You Pay: $29.90

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This Impact Collapsible Circular Reflector Disc is a versatile lighting tool for in the field and in the studio. It allows you to bring out the shadow detail in your subject, using available or studio lighting. In addition, the colored surface allows you to modify the color of your subject. Your choice of color -- silver or white -- will be determined by the lighting conditions, and your personal preference.

This 42" disc is suitable for a 3/4 length portrait, and a medium-size still-life setup. It folds down to 1/3 its open size, and comes with a storage sleeve. We suggest the purchase of a pivoting arm and stand, to hold the disc where needed -- especially if you are working without an assistant.

White produces an even, neutral-colored bounce light that works beautifully as a fill light source for both product shots and indoor/outdoor portraits.
Silver produces a contrasty light with an edge.
Shape Circular
Size Open 42" (106cm)
Size Collapsed 1/3 open size
Surfaces Silver, white reflective
Impact Collapsible Circular Reflector Disc - Silver/White - 42"
  • Storage Sleeve
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    ImpactCollapsible Circular Reflector Disc - Silver/White - 42"
     
    4.8

    (based on 55 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (44)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (33)
    • Reliable (22)
    • Easy to set up (21)
    • Durable (14)
    • Consistent (12)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portraits (27)
      • Photography (19)
      • Artificial lighting (15)
      • Strobe lighting (9)
      • Studio (7)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (26)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (12), Semi-pro photographer (11), Photo enthusiast (7), Semi-professional (4), Photography student (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      AMAZING PRODUCT!

      I was talked into get this by a fellow photographer and since then i have grown to love this tool. i mainly travel with a large amount of gear and lighting, but since i...Read complete review

      I was talked into get this by a fellow photographer and since then i have grown to love this tool. i mainly travel with a large amount of gear and lighting, but since i got this it makes the decision to leave all that and just take this a lot more compelling. It can also act as a 5th light for me which i really like. All in all this is a great product and i would suggest it to anyone who really wants to get light to hard to reach areas without bringing a lot of gear.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Flakes-- short-term solution only

      Less expensive than most refelctors but you get what you pay for. Had mine for about 2 years and not its beginning to flake.

      Not too bad if you know what...Read complete review

      Less expensive than most refelctors but you get what you pay for. Had mine for about 2 years and not its beginning to flake.

      Not too bad if you know what you're getting. Just keep in mind the reflector is a short term solution. With time the reflective-pain surface will eventually fade-- quickly.

      Also horrible is the flakes get *everywhere* including one in one of my kit lenses. It was a cheap lens thankfully, but I've thrown the reflector in the gargabe in order to save my 5Dii the same fate.

      Reviewed by 55 customers

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      4.0

      Great for the money

      By Paul

      from New Ulm, Minnesota

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Artificial Lighting
        • Photography
        • Portraits

        Comments about Impact Collapsible Circular Reflector Disc - Silver/White - 42":

        I am an amateur photography enthusiast interested in dabbling in many areas including portraits. This product has provided me with a great, cheap way to put the light just where I want it! I only wish it were more packable.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Indispendible

        By Dave C

        from kansas

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Portraits

          Comments about Impact Collapsible Circular Reflector Disc - Silver/White - 42":

          This is a simple piece of kit that has a million uses. In the short time I have had the disc I have used it as a reflector, a background and a primary light source when my model had her back to the sun. get one.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Love the silver!

          By Sara

          from Phoenix, AZ

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Portraits

            Comments about Impact Collapsible Circular Reflector Disc - Silver/White - 42":

            Really loving the silver instead of the usual gold you find in most reflectors! Gold is always just too warm. Wasn't sure how I'd feel, but I made the right choice.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Good product

            By Barbus

            from Harrisburg

            Comments about Impact Collapsible Circular Reflector Disc - Silver/White - 42":

            Easy opening. The size descent

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            5.0

            Collapsible Circular Reflector

            By JMo

            from Pittsburg, NH

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Can Get Scratched Easily

            Best Uses

            • Photography
            • Portraits
            • Strobe Lighting

            Comments about Impact Collapsible Circular Reflector Disc - Silver/White - 42":

            So far so good! The product is durable and does its purpose. It folds up quite easily (if you know what you're doing) The only thing I have noticed was that the silver side can easily be scratched.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Reflectors

            By Gusbus

            from Edinburg, Texas

            Comments about Impact Collapsible Circular Reflector Disc - Silver/White - 42":

            Best purchase I've ever made!

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            4.0

            Good product

            By Lexis

            from Washington, DC

            Comments about Impact Collapsible Circular Reflector Disc - Silver/White - 42":

            Nice size, folds up easily with a nice case

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            5.0

            Must have

            By Beth

            from NY

            Comments about Impact Collapsible Circular Reflector Disc - Silver/White - 42":

            Great companion when shooting indoors or outdoors. Sturdy, lightweight, multifunctional.

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            5.0

            Great Reflector

            By RG

            from South Carolina

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Artificial Lighting
              • Photography

              Comments about Impact Collapsible Circular Reflector Disc - Silver/White - 42":

              This reflector is great. Very easy to use and comes in a compact carry bag.

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              5.0

              Quality item

              By PKB

              from Montana

              Comments about Impact Collapsible Circular Reflector Disc - Silver/White - 42":

              I was pleasantly surprised at the high quality of this item for the price. It is exactly what I wanted and needed.

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              5.0

              huge difference with reflector disc

              By foothillsfaces

              from maryville tn

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Portraits

                Comments about Impact Collapsible Circular Reflector Disc - Silver/White - 42":

                this reflector disc makes all the difference when you are taking photos to make them look professional. everyone should have one in their gear for portraits.

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                5.0

                Perfect

                By Mary

                from Toledo Ohio

                Comments about Impact Collapsible Circular Reflector Disc - Silver/White - 42":

                Great size reflector for portraits!

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                4.0

                great way to avoid using flash

                By ssoapnotes

                from springfield nj

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Impact Collapsible Circular Reflector Disc - Silver/White - 42":

                    Took the reflector with me on vacation. I was able to have my kids turn away from the sun when taking a family beach picture. This way I didm't have the dark shadows on one side of their face and didn't have squinting eyes when facing the sun.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Ease of operation

                    By curve Adams

                    from Lexington 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 Impact Collapsible Circular Reflector Disc - Silver/White - 42":

                      Not to mention, it was easy on the wallet as well. the reflector opens and collapses with a breeze. the perfect size for what I need it for. works as well in the studio as outdoors. comes in a convenient carrying case.

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                      5.0

                      perfect great deal

                      By milo

                      from brooklyn, ny

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Impact Collapsible Circular Reflector Disc - Silver/White - 42":

                          I don't know if this could be more perfect. It does everything you would want from a white and silver reflector.
                          I use this reflector during interviews to bounce light from the "key" light add to act as a "fill" light. That way I can carry one less light around with me when doing interviews but still have great lighting. I find 42" to be a perfect size for this purpose, and white and silver to be useful because they both reflect the light source in about the same temperature. I use the white side for less light, and the silver side for stronger light. The reflector easily collapses down and fits into some bag that is included. The build quality is good, and I think this will last me a long time.

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                          4.0

                          As expected

                          By Doug H

                          from Evanston, IL

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Photography

                            Comments about Impact Collapsible Circular Reflector Disc - Silver/White - 42":

                            Just as I thought. Case is quite flimsy though

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Just look what you're looking for.

                            By Robert

                            from Anaheim, CA

                            About Me Photography Student

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Artificial Lighting
                                • Photography
                                • Portraits

                                Comments about Impact Collapsible Circular Reflector Disc - Silver/White - 42":

                                Overall I am very satisfied with this reflector. The quality of the material used is outstanding and feels like it will last. It is very easy to fold and will fit in the carrying case every time.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • Yes

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                                4.0

                                Great Product

                                By Myra

                                from South Jordan, Utah

                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Set Up

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Photography

                                  Comments about Impact Collapsible Circular Reflector Disc - Silver/White - 42":

                                  Will add to my photography experience

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • Yes

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                                  5.0

                                  Nice reflector

                                  By Kw Ghost Ship

                                  from Pittsburgh, PA

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Impact Collapsible Circular Reflector Disc - Silver/White - 42":

                                      Quality built, comes with a nice bag.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Best low budget reflector

                                      By Reeder

                                      from Washington, DC

                                      About Me Photography Student

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Set Up
                                      • Great light

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Portraits

                                        Comments about Impact Collapsible Circular Reflector Disc - Silver/White - 42":

                                        Does everything I expect. Creates great light. Very satisfied. A little large for a model to hold under their face. I'd suggest a smaller size if that's a reason for your purchase.

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