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Photogenic Two Umbrella and Stand Kit

B&H # PH4USK Mfr # 926621
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Product Highlights
  • Two 45" Eclipse Umbrellas, Mounts
  • Air Cushioned Light Stands, Kit Case

The Photogenic Four Piece Umbrella and Stand Kit is based on the 45" Eclipse umbrellas. Each has a removable black backing and an extra white satin panel added during construction. The result is the elimination of the reflection of the metal frame of the umbrella in the eyes of your subject, or on highly reflective surfaces, such as chrome or brass.

The Talon line of light stands from Photogenic are a combination of design quality and practicality, achieving superior stability and longer service life even under constant, rigorous use. This kit has two of these aluminum stands. Air cushioning gently lowers the light, preventing damage to light fixtures and fingers when section locks have not been properly tightened.

The UM-4 is a lightweight but sturdy polycarbonate light and umbrella mount. It swivels and tilts, and includes 5/8" and 1/4"-20 screw mounts.

The case is constructed of Cordura nylon, includes 16 Touch Fastener straps sewn into the interior to keep everything in place, and has two large, external zippered pockets for toting additional accessories.
The case measures 44 x 15 x 5.5" (112 x 38 x 14cm). A polyurethane padding is built into the outer covering and special plastic liners come attached inside to protect equipment from rough handling.
Removable black cover on umbrellas allows your light source to "shoot-through", for a more direct light.
Optional casters are available for the light stands.
Minimum Height 36" (91cm)
Maximum Height 8' (2.4 m)
Closed Length 26" (66cm)
Footprint Diameter 36" (91cm)
Weight Each Light Stand: 2.4 lbs (1kg)
Case: 3 lbs (1.4kg)
Maximum Load Not specified by manufacturer
Attachment Size 5/8" male stud
Accepts Wheels Yes- (TALS13C)
Air Cushioned Yes
Photogenic Two Umbrella and Stand Kit
  • 2 x EC45BC Eclipse 45" White Flat-Panel Umbrella
  • 2 x Air Cushioned Light Stand - 8'
  • 2 x SMLUM58
  • Case (OB42)
  • 1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty on Light Stands, Bracket, Case
  • 30 Day Manufacturer's Warranty on Umbrellas
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    PhotogenicTwo Umbrella and Stand Kit
     
    4.7

    (based on 31 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (21)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (19)
    • Reliable (12)
    • Easy to set up (11)
    • Durable (9)
    • Consistent (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portraits (23)
      • Photography (12)
      • Artificial lighting (9)
      • Strobe lighting (8)
      • Studio (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (8), Semi-pro photographer (8), Enthusiast (4), Professional (3), Semi-professional (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      5.0

      Great Value.

      By Jim

      from Southern CA

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Artificial Lighting
        • Photography
        • Portraits
        • Strobe Lighting

        Comments about Photogenic Two Umbrella and Stand Kit:

        This kit is perfect. Well made, sturdy, and good value. The stands are very well made, as well as the adjustable mounts for the umbrellas and speed lights. I use them with my Nikon system and the whole set up only takes a couple of minutes. A bonus is that the black covers on the umbrellas are removable, so you can shoot through them if you want a different quality of light than the bounce. Great product kit.

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        5.0

        Excellent Combo

        By Chas

        from Hillsboro, Ohio

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Photography
          • Portraits
          • Product
          • Strobe Lighting

          Comments about Photogenic Two Umbrella and Stand Kit:

          I use these stands and umbrellas with my speedlites to illuminate portraits in my home and they work great.

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          5.0

          Very portable!

          By Anchored Memories

          from South Jersey

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Photography
            • Portraits
            • Weddings

            Comments about Photogenic Two Umbrella and Stand Kit:

            love love love! this is great for just starting out! i use it right now for inside photography portraits and it works great! my two flashes work with my camera (once you get the settings to work with one another) It is very easy to set up and it comes in a great carry case! Yes, people have said that when you close up the umbrellas don't line up perfectly with the layers--but I'm pretty sure as you continue to treat it with care and keep it in a safe place it will always do its job!

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            5.0

            Great starter kit

            By AndrewTM

            from Ottawa

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Artificial Lighting
              • Photography
              • Portraits

              Comments about Photogenic Two Umbrella and Stand Kit:

              I was very pleased with the overall quality of the set. The bag itself is almost worth the price of admission. It's got room a plenty for other gear/stands that you may already have. It looks good and seems to be very well made.

              This is my first light kit so I really don't have much to compare it to but thus far I have been very satisfied with the results!

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              5.0

              Great Starter Kit

              By Mop

              from Vicksburg, MS

              About Me Photography Student

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Portraits

                Comments about Photogenic Two Umbrella and Stand Kit:

                Very well made product, especially for the price. Light weight and portable. Once you get use to set up, it takes no time to start shooting. Wish it had come with hot shoe mounts for speedlights but all you need is the speedlight foot to screw on top and you're good to go.

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                4.0

                great starter kit

                By TPhotographer

                from Washington, DC

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Artificial Lighting
                  • Photography
                  • Portraits
                  • Strobe Lighting

                  Comments about Photogenic Two Umbrella and Stand Kit:

                  I have started doing portrait photography. I use these umbrellas with my flashes supplemented with a reflector and I have all the light I need. They may not be the highest quality, but for the cost they are a bargain. The poles only extend to eight feet, which is sufficient in most cases but it would be nice if they extended to ten feet. Also, the bag has plenty of space for extra gear and was unexpectedly a very nice addition.

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                  5.0

                  WOW!!! 100% happy!!!

                  By Spider

                  from Harford Co. Maryland

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Artificial Lighting
                    • Photography
                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Photogenic Two Umbrella and Stand Kit:

                    Just starting out in off camera flash photography. Wanted something to learn lighting with. Quality is very high for what you pay for. As stated...no cold shoe adaptor so order the Stroboframe 300-SHO. Had everything assembled in less then 10 min and taking test shots with Nikon's CLS. This will help you take your photography to the next level. Carrying case seems very large and really decent quality. 100% happy with purchase...way to go B&H!!!

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                    5.0

                    You'll be glad you purchased.

                    By HawkIDad

                    from Des Moines, IA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Artificial Lighting
                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Photogenic Two Umbrella and Stand Kit:

                    I've been shooting sports now for several years and have recently decided to get in to portrait photography. I purchased this set to handle my first off camera lights and am very pleased with what I've been able to do so far - adding indirect light sources to the subjects that I'm shooting and softening the light hitting the subject. Extremely well made and easy to setup. One word of caution - with the size of the umbrella, you will want to use sandbags to stabilize the legs. I had read this in an article about lighting and was glad that I had the sandbags at hand - once setup on the posts extending from the stand to the floor, it is rock solid. You will not regret this purchase.

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                    5.0

                    Decent umbrella kit

                    By Jacobian

                    from Houston, TX

                    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 Two Umbrella and Stand Kit:

                      Great on the go kit. I keep it in my car for shoots where professional grade lighting is not practical. I give it 5 stars as a travel kit but 3 stars as a studio kit (great for novice photographers).

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                      4.0

                      Great beginner setup

                      By TheChefs

                      from Sydney, Australia

                      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 Two Umbrella and Stand Kit:

                        This is a good and solid beginner kit, with few minor issues. I've to say I really like the build quality of the stands and umbrella. My few minor issues are with the design of the umbrella brackets. The brackets are made from plastic and as such you have to be careful when tightening any of the screws. Especially umbrella. Otherwise you will risk stripping the threads on it.

                        Otherwise I'm very happy with the purchase and it looks like it will last a long time, as long as I take care with the brackets.

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                        5.0

                        very nice

                        By bjohnstone 1

                        from san francisco CA

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Photogenic Two Umbrella and Stand Kit:

                          was surprised the quality was very good, the case is great comes with straps and clear vinyl to hold the umbrellas, but it is 15 inches longer than the longest piece in the kit

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                          4.0

                          First umbrella set.

                          By NCM

                          from New Brunswick, Canada

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent
                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Photography
                            • Portraits
                            • Weddings

                            Comments about Photogenic Two Umbrella and Stand Kit:

                            Overall I am very please with this product. The build quality seems to be very good. The product is very compact, but the carrying case sees somewhat oversized. I do wish the screw didn't simply run up against the umbrella handle, as it destroys the finish on the handle.

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                            4.0

                            Great kit for the $

                            By Ruska

                            from Barrie, ON. Canada

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy Setup
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Photogenic Two Umbrella and Stand Kit:

                              Easy to setup and great quality for the price. The umbrellas are nice and big too

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                              5.0

                              Superb starter kit / Needs shoe mounts

                              By Kriekira

                              from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy Setup
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Artificial Lighting
                                • Photography
                                • Portraits
                                • Strobe Lighting

                                Comments about Photogenic Two Umbrella and Stand Kit:

                                I use this with strobes for in-studio shooting. Quality is excellent for the price. As others have noted, does NOT come with cold shoe mounts -- buy them if you need them. Nothing to add that other reviewers haven't emphasized. Versatile (shoot through or bounce), ribs don't show, stands are stable and easy to adjust and better quality than I expected. Bag is huge -- plan on stuffing it with other useful things if you are porting these to a shoot.

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                                5.0

                                Very Nice Starter Set

                                By Jeff

                                from Maryland

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy Setup
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Photography
                                  • Portraits
                                  • Strobe Lighting

                                  Comments about Photogenic Two Umbrella and Stand Kit:

                                  I bought this kit to start as a budding strobist and do some portrait work. I was very pleased with the kit upon arrival. The packing was great and everything was in perfect condition. The stands seem to be of very good quality with smooth action and dampened motion. The umbrellas are very nice with the covered ribs and the black cover goes off and back on easily. The adapters are plastic but seem like they will last a long time provided they are not abused. The bag is especially nice with room and tiedowns for additional stands and umbrellas. It also has the added touch of color stitching for the company name. The bundled price is very good compared to putting the pieces together.

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                                  5.0

                                  Great Value!

                                  By ThomG

                                  from Coeur d'Alene, ID

                                  About Me Semi-Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Home
                                    • Portraits
                                    • Studio
                                    • Traveling

                                    Comments about Photogenic Two Umbrella and Stand Kit:

                                    I am a photo enthusiast trying to break into the professional realm and was looking for a lighting stand kit that was inexpensive. I was a bit apprehensive because it is usually true that 'you get what you pay for," but in this instance I've got to say that I believe you get quite a bit more than you pay for with this kit.
                                    The stands and tall, lightweight and stable, though I will use a sandbag, or anchor, on the base when I use them out of doors.
                                    the umbrellas are large and versatile, allowing you to use them as a reflector, or to shoot through.
                                    And the case is roomy, sturdy and appears durable.

                                    If there is any negative, it is the umbrella holder design; it requires a bit more figuring out to use effectively.

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                                    5.0

                                    As Expected

                                    By Douglas

                                    from Mobile, AL

                                    About Me Professional

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Portraits
                                      • Traveling

                                      Comments about Photogenic Two Umbrella and Stand Kit:

                                      I use these stands and umbrellas for shoe mount flashes in case I need to set lights quickly. The stands are durable, the umbrellas diffuse the light well, and the case is sturdy. The stands and umbrellas mount to the side of the inside of the case.

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                                      5.0

                                      Excellent beginner kit for OCF

                                      By Photog B

                                      from Central NJ

                                      About Me Semi-Professional

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Home
                                        • Portraits
                                        • Studio

                                        Comments about Photogenic Two Umbrella and Stand Kit:

                                        Great first set for those getting into off camera flash. Black cover easy to remove for shoot through. Assembled it wrong the first time but figured it out eventually (make sure your flash points towards center of umbrella). Greatly improves quality of light outdoors where flash cant be bounced. Only negative is you have to buy the flash mount adapters seperately, which i think are way too over priced at b&h.

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                                        5.0

                                        Works like a charm!

                                        By TK

                                        from Bucyrus, OH

                                        About Me Semi-Professional

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Reliable

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Everyday use
                                          • Home
                                          • Portraits
                                          • Studio
                                          • Traveling

                                          Comments about Photogenic Two Umbrella and Stand Kit:

                                          Just used this kit this past weekend and it was very easy to use and nice!

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                                          4.0

                                          Great for a first umbrella kit

                                          By Halo

                                          from Portland, OR

                                          About Me Professional

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Lightweight

                                          Cons

                                          • No instructions

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Everyday use
                                          • Portraits
                                          • Traveling

                                          Comments about Photogenic Two Umbrella and Stand Kit:

                                          I use this with a 430ex and a 580ex canon speedlite, it works really great. It doesn't come with any instructions, so make sure you spend 15 minutes or so before going out to a shoot to get familiar with the set up, I was putting one of the heads on upside down at first and was getting really frustrated until I figured out the mistake. consider investing in a cheap light meter if you are going to use this for portraits to get the right exposure, and consider getting sand bags or something heavy to weight it down if you are going to use outdoors.

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