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Impact Umbrella - White Translucent (33")

B&H # IMU33T Mfr # S3233
You Pay: $9.95

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

This Impact 33" White Translucent Umbrella is suggested for use in head-and-shoulders portraits for one or two persons.

Open Diameter 33" (84 cm)
Closed Length 23" (58.4 cm)
Impact Umbrella - White Translucent (33")
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    ImpactWhite Translucent Umbrella (33")
     
    4.5

    (based on 93 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (53)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (33)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (44)
    • Attach securely (31)
    • Good color value (31)
    • Lightweight (27)
    • Long-lasting (12)

    Cons

    • Flimsy (6)
    • Weak (4)
    • Not durable (3)

    Best Uses

    • Indoors (59)
    • General purpose (49)
    • Low light (34)
    • Outdoors (26)
    • Portraits (24)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (43)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (28), Pro photographer (17), Photo enthusiast (12), Semi-professional (9), Professional (7)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Way better than I expected for the price

    So normally at this price I am expecting junk cause these things start at double the price and go up at most small camera outfits. This does the job it's supposed to do, and...Read complete review

    So normally at this price I am expecting junk cause these things start at double the price and go up at most small camera outfits. This does the job it's supposed to do, and can't complain about the construction. It is a lightweight umbrella. If you are going to try to bend it, then it bends end of story, light weight get it. I would not call it flimsy by a long shot. Overall impression, yeah I would buy this again in a heartbeat, and it takes nice soft shots with my Nikon speed-lights, and handles the warmth from my Ari Tungstens (from not too close) just fine.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Seems okay

    This came as part of a kit. It seems pretty cheap. It uses soft plastic bits to hold the umbrella's cloth onto the frame. It seems like in this case, a more sturdy...Read complete review

    This came as part of a kit. It seems pretty cheap. It uses soft plastic bits to hold the umbrella's cloth onto the frame. It seems like in this case, a more sturdy version from a reliable brand might not be all that much more expensive, but as an add on to a kit, it seems fine.

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    5.0

    Great Umbrella for the money!

    By Macnas99

    from Brevard, FL

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Indoors
      • Portraits
      • Special Events

      Comments about Impact White Translucent Umbrella (33"):

      For the money, it is pretty good quality. I go through them like crazy!

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      • No

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      5.0

      Light and works fine

      By Stevenper

      from Orlando florida

      Comments about Impact White Translucent Umbrella (33"):

      No it's not a five hundred dollar umbrella but it's light and easily handled on a monopod in my off hand. If it breaks I get a second one.

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      5.0

      like it!!

      By BikerSnaps

      from Southern US

      Comments about Impact White Translucent Umbrella (33"):

      I usually don't use umbrellas to defuse my lighting, but upon trying this product I now have a different opinion on it. The umbrella really defuses the light and gives me better control of my lighting. The umbrella is well made, very nicely priced. I will be using them in my studio lighting alot more I like. Thanks!!

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      4.0

      Buy many !

      By Carlos Gascon

      from San Miguel de Allende Mexico

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Weak

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Portraits
      • Special Events

      Comments about Impact White Translucent Umbrella (33"):

      Ideal for traveling light and group photos

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      • No

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      5.0

      great umbrella for tight spaces

      By d_hillphoto

      from South Portland, Maine

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Compact
      • Consistent
      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Indoors
        • Outdoors
        • Portraits

        Comments about Impact White Translucent Umbrella (33"):

        This is a great umbrella. It's on the smaller side, but my studio space is fairly limited, so that works for me, and you can't beat the price. I have only used this as a shoot through, not a reflector, so all my comments will be based on shoot through. I own three of these and in tests all three are very consistent. I have used them with a 400ws strobe, a Nikon SB-600, and a Vivitar SF-3000. With all three flashes I got nice, even, soft light. As with any umbrella they are easy to use and easy to store.

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        • No

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        5.0

        DME

        By DME

        from Spring Valley, NY

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Good Color Value

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Impact White Translucent Umbrella (33"):

            I gave this umbrella five stars for the quality. It is very well made.
            However I would rather go with a white REFLECTIVE umbrella as opposed to TRANSLUCENT because there is a hot spot in the center when shooting through the umbrella. A reflective umbrella also has a hotspot if you shoot through it, but it's a lot more diffused than a translucent umbrella.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Does the job

            By Pinholemaster

            from Westminster, MD

            About Me Pro Photographer

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            Pros

            • Attaches Securely
            • Durable
            • Good Color Value
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Indoors
              • Low Light
              • Outdoors
              • Portraits

              Comments about Impact White Translucent Umbrella (33"):

              Works great. Bought two. Complements all the other light modifying equipment one needs in a lighting kit. I use it with hot lights, small strobes and AC powered lighting systems.

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              5.0

              Great deal

              By Jblsckdub

              from East nashville

              Comments about Impact White Translucent Umbrella (33"):

              Excellent replacement umbrella. Works as it should and built well

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              5.0

              Great Product

              By SB

              from Washington, DC

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Night Time

                Comments about Impact White Translucent Umbrella (33"):

                This product works as intended to diffuse the light coming from the bulb. used it for a real estate shoot in a very dark home.

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                2.0

                Light kit with umbrellas

                By Olivia B

                from New York

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors

                  Comments about Impact White Translucent Umbrella (33"):

                  The umbrellas are themselves fine, but were combined with the light stands in a kit- unfortunately they don't fit the lights without removing the reflector. I ended up rigging a different support for the umbrellas but would rather not have needed an extra trip to the hardware store to retrofit.

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                  5.0

                  durable and good on the budget

                  By Cawley Photography

                  from Bayard, NE

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use
                    • Indoors
                    • Low Light
                    • Night Time
                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Impact White Translucent Umbrella (33"):

                    This product opens and locks easily and folds up and closes back in its sleeve cover fairly quick. This product is light weight and great for diffusing light with my flash. I would recommend this product to anyone on a budget and needing a medium size umbrella. I have only used this product in a studio setting have not tried outdoors yet due to our weather in my area.

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                    5.0

                    Umbrella s with no handle :)

                    By Market Woman

                    from NYC

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attaches Securely
                    • Durable
                    • Good Color Value
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Indoors
                      • Portraits
                      • Special Events

                      Comments about Impact White Translucent Umbrella (33"):

                      This seems to be a substantial piece of equipment.I am using it to light a maniquin wearing my jewelry designs. I loved the quality of the light..soft, bright, even, perfect.

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                      4.0

                      Great for the price umbrella

                      By Rubio

                      from Chappaqua, NY

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Color Value
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Not Rugged

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Impact White Translucent Umbrella (33"):

                      I'm using this for bird and squirrel "portraits" on the back deck. Just the right size. Not super durable but with careful use should last just fine.

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                      5.0

                      Umbrella is great.

                      By dnoonan

                      from Easley, SC

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Good Color Value
                      • Lightweight
                      • Long-Lasting

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use
                        • Indoors
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Impact White Translucent Umbrella (33"):

                        Business photography.
                        Great size, appears to be well made, feels rugged so it should last, nice heavy plastic bag for storing when not in use.

                        Wish it would have come with an attachment clip. Had to order separately.

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                        5.0

                        Gets the job done!

                        By esmalls

                        from new york city

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attaches Securely
                        • inexpensive
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • General Use
                          • Indoors

                          Comments about Impact White Translucent Umbrella (33"):

                          Economical little umbrella gets the job done as its intended to!

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          I would buy this product again and again

                          By JUAN MOSQUERA

                          from Cali, Colombia

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors
                            • Portraits

                            Comments about Impact White Translucent Umbrella (33"):

                            Excelent in lowel dp kit

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Nice Compact Umbrella

                            By Crystada

                            from Louisiana

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Good Color Value

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Impact White Translucent Umbrella (33"):

                                I use this with a off-camera flash setup, and it is perfect for the size. Nice distribution of light. Good color quality. Works well for cramped spaces.

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                                4.0

                                Worth it..

                                By avgearhead

                                from Boston, MA

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • General Use
                                  • Indoors
                                  • Low Light
                                  • Portraits

                                  Comments about Impact White Translucent Umbrella (33"):

                                  This is strange because they were sold with a lighting kit I bought. They came with a pair of impact wooden tungsten lights housings, two stands, and two bulbs. However, all were packed separately. These and the stands made the cost worth it alone! Cheap enough to use as a back up set, good enough to use everyday.

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                                  5.0

                                  Perfect Touch

                                  By Chip

                                  from St. Joseph, Mo

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

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                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Impact White Translucent Umbrella (33"):

                                        These umbrellas were part of a package and they aree a perfect match for the lamps they came with. The size is appropriate and the diffusion is spot on. Umbrellas perform as expected. An excellent value.

                                        Very satisfied with product.

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                                        4.0

                                        Works but fragile

                                        By EW

                                        from MT

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                        • Weak

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Indoors
                                        • Portraits

                                        Comments about Impact White Translucent Umbrella (33"):

                                        If you are a person that treats all your stuff with TLC then this will probably work just fine for you. I had the wind catch one mounted to a tripod and over it went, bending 2-3 of the supports. Fortunately I was able to bend them back in place and it has still worked for me. It does it's job but it is on the fragile side.

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