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Impact Umbrella - Beaded Silver - 43"

B&H # IMU43SB Mfr # S3543
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You Pay: $34.95

This is a 43" umbrella with a beaded silver reflective surface. It will intensify and slightly soften the light output of a strobe or constant light fixture.

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.

Softens and broadens the light output of any strobe of medium wattage constant light.
Open Diameter 43" (109 cm)
Closed Length 28.3" (71.8 cm)
Impact Umbrella - Beaded Silver - 43"
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    ImpactUmbrella - Beaded Silver - 43"
     
    3.9

    (based on 14 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    83%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good color value (6)
    • Lightweight (5)
    • Durable (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors (7)
      • General purpose (5)
      • Portraits (5)
      • Outdoors (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (9)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photography student (3), Pro photographer (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great background soft effect!!!

      I just bought it to increase my background light.
      I use to light the background with 4 40" white umbrellas, on 4 500W Hensel flash heads, but as I moved to...Read complete review

      I just bought it to increase my background light.
      I use to light the background with 4 40" white umbrellas, on 4 500W Hensel flash heads, but as I moved to Medium Format system it demands more power to maintain the same DOF in ISO 50.

      So as a solution, I've tested all my umbrellas on the background to see if anyone would give me more power with the same white soft effect... and this Impact Umbrella does that, great deal. With the change I can increase my background light in 1 stop, so it's much cheaper than changing all my 4 heads...

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Stay away from this one!

      Stay away from this one. Boy why Didn't I read the reviews? Because I was driven by price. One guy said it broke after a couple of uses.

      I...Read complete review

      Stay away from this one. Boy why Didn't I read the reviews? Because I was driven by price. One guy said it broke after a couple of uses.

      I opened it and it broke!

      Reviewed by 14 customers

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      4.0

      Good Buy

      By Matt the Aspiring Photographer

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Good Color Value
      • Good lighting
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Flimsy

      Best Uses

      • Indoors
      • Portraits

      Comments about Impact Umbrella - Beaded Silver - 43":

      This umbrella reflects light from my speed light very well; the light dispersal is great. I have used it a couple of times and so far it has held up.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Excellent choice

      By Alex the tiquito

      from New York

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Night Time

        Comments about Impact Umbrella - Beaded Silver - 43":

        For several shots with flash

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Excellent results

        By Marie

        from Pullman, WA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Durable
        • Good Color Value
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Portraits

          Comments about Impact Umbrella - Beaded Silver - 43":

          Sturdy, well-made, no imperfections in manufacturing. Throws nice light.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Well built

          By rustyuglythings

          from DeForest WI

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Securely
          • Durable
          • Good Color Value
          • Long-Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Indoors
            • Low Light
            • Portraits

            Comments about Impact Umbrella - Beaded Silver - 43":

            Well built and sturdy.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            3.0

            Good build but post is weak

            By bishophoto

            from San Diego, CA

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Impact Umbrella - Beaded Silver - 43":

                  The umbrella portion and silver reflector portion of this umbrella would earn it a five star ranking. Both seam heavy-duty and well constructed. The downside is the center post which is very light weight and already bent from a weekend of use. Simply attaching this to the light stand and finger tightening the screw to secure the umbrella in place caused the post to dent. I haven't had that with any of my other umbrellas. That being said, I'm very happy with the cost, size and quality of light distribution for this umbrella.

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                  4.0

                  GREAT PRODUCT

                  By Photo Girl

                  from Wyckoff, NJ

                  About Me Photography Student

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use
                    • Indoors
                    • Outdoors

                    Comments about Impact Umbrella - Beaded Silver - 43":

                    This is an essential if you want to add pop and glamour to your images.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Works for me !

                    By danori

                    from MA

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use
                        • Indoors
                        • Low Light
                        • Night Time
                        • Outdoors
                        • Special Events

                        Comments about Impact Umbrella - Beaded Silver - 43":

                        You get out as much light as you put in or so it seems Surely more than with a white reflective surface and it is as you'd expect a sharper reflection. It's not for soft lighting but rather when you need the most light that you can reflect.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Great background soft effect!!!

                        By Cezär Motta

                        from Florianópolis, SC - Brazil

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attach Securely
                        • Good Color Value
                        • Powerful

                        Cons

                        • Weak

                        Best Uses

                        • Background lighting
                        • General Use
                        • Indoors

                        Comments about Impact Umbrella - Beaded Silver - 43":

                        I just bought it to increase my background light.
                        I use to light the background with 4 40" white umbrellas, on 4 500W Hensel flash heads, but as I moved to Medium Format system it demands more power to maintain the same DOF in ISO 50.

                        So as a solution, I've tested all my umbrellas on the background to see if anyone would give me more power with the same white soft effect... and this Impact Umbrella does that, great deal. With the change I can increase my background light in 1 stop, so it's much cheaper than changing all my 4 heads...

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        Share this review

                         
                        4.0

                        Does the job

                        By Jose Alvarez

                        from North Charleston, SC

                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Portraits
                          • Studio

                          Comments about Impact Umbrella - Beaded Silver - 43":

                          Usefull indoor and outdoors.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Good

                          By Nick

                          from columbus, ohio

                          About Me Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday use
                            • Portraits
                            • Studio
                            • Traveling

                            Comments about Impact Umbrella - Beaded Silver - 43":

                            Cheap and sturdy but it doesn't have a translucent option. Silver only.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Very Good Product!

                            By Caleb

                            from Missouri

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Attach Securely
                            • Good Color Value
                            • Long-Lasting

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • General Use
                              • Indoors
                              • Outdoors

                              Comments about Impact Umbrella - Beaded Silver - 43":

                              I've read reviews on this umbrella and other Impact umbrellas and some said it broke very easily, or right when they took it out of the package. I take very good care of my equipment, and if you take care of this umbrella, it will not brake.

                              I think this umbrella is great.

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                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              1.0

                              Stay away from this one!

                              By Louis

                              from Philadelphia

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                • Flimsy

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Impact Umbrella - Beaded Silver - 43":

                                  Stay away from this one. Boy why Didn't I read the reviews? Because I was driven by price. One guy said it broke after a couple of uses.

                                  I opened it and it broke!

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                                  1.0

                                  It didnt last long

                                  By Monica

                                  from Virginia

                                  Pros

                                  • Good Color Value

                                  Cons

                                  • Weak

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Indoors

                                  Comments about Impact Umbrella - Beaded Silver - 43":

                                  I only used this umbrella for a couple of sessions. It was great while it lasted but it didnt take long for it to break.

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                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Good Reflector

                                  By himike

                                  from Honolulu

                                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Opaque

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Impact Umbrella - Beaded Silver - 43":

                                      Heavy material, nicely opaque, little light leakage through its black back. Good reflectivity. The thick material makes it seem a bit heavy for the small diameter shaft.

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