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Impact Convertible Umbrella - White Satin with Removable Black Backing - 45"

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This is an Impact 45" white satin umbrella with removable black backing. 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 softbox.

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 size is perfect for a 1 - 2 person half-length portrait, or a 3x4 ft product setup.

Backing may be removed half way, providing a unique combination of light bounced from different surfaces.
Open Diameter 45" (114 cm)
Closed Length 29.8" (75.5 cm)
Impact Convertible Umbrella - White Satin with Removable Black Backing - 45"
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    ImpactConvertible Umbrella - White Satin with Removable Black Backing - 45"
     
    4.6

    (based on 246 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (160)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (74)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (124)
    • Lightweight (91)
    • Good color value (72)
    • Attach securely (52)
    • Attaches securely (41)

    Cons

    • Flimsy (11)
    • Not durable (8)
    • Weak (4)

    Best Uses

    • Indoors (129)
    • General purpose (110)
    • Portraits (100)
    • Low light (64)
    • Outdoor events / games (62)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (152)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (74), Photo enthusiast (43), Pro photographer (41), Enthusiast (17), Semi-professional (17)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Awesome Light Reflection!!

    I give this product 5 stars because for the money - this product works amazing. Granted, so long as you have really good speedlites or strobes - this umbrella gives off vibrant and even...Read complete review

    I give this product 5 stars because for the money - this product works amazing. Granted, so long as you have really good speedlites or strobes - this umbrella gives off vibrant and even lighting for your subjects. I use this for portraits mainly. Attached some samples below. I used a Canon 5d Mk II and a Canon Speedlite 600ex with this bad boy and it worked great. Awesome investment - go for it.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Broken after 7 months of light usage

    The umbrella broke after 7 months of moderate use. The metal cap that is supposed to hold the umbrella to the shaft does not stay in place. It would pop off sending the cap...Read complete review

    The umbrella broke after 7 months of moderate use. The metal cap that is supposed to hold the umbrella to the shaft does not stay in place. It would pop off sending the cap flying into the air (and at the subject!). Once this happens, it can't be fixed or secured back into place.

    The umbrella was used lightly by non-professional (maybe twice a month).

    Bottom line: the construction is cheap. Better to invest slightly more money into a better brand. Impact stands and clamps are great, just not their umbrellas.

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    5.0

    Great modifier

    By Jessi

    from Woodland

    Comments about Impact Convertible Umbrella - White Satin with Removable Black Backing - 45":

    The umbrellas are a great, inexpensive, all purpose modifier. Good light and lots of versitility.

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    5.0

    I like it!

    By Picture Me Blu

    from Philadelphia

    Comments about Impact Convertible Umbrella - White Satin with Removable Black Backing - 45":

    This umbrella is everything I expected it to be. No complaints from me only satisfaction.

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    5.0

    Perfect size!

    By Jesse

    from Amarillo, TX

    Comments about Impact Convertible Umbrella - White Satin with Removable Black Backing - 45":

    I love this umbrella! It seems sturdy and it's a perfect size for me. I own 2 smaller umbrellas and wanted something bigger. This one fits the bill. Not too big and not too small. Thinking about ordering another one!

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    4.0

    Good, versatile light modifier.

    By EddieSNYC

    from New York, NY

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Durable
    • Good Color Value
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors
      • Low Light
      • Portraits

      Comments about Impact Convertible Umbrella - White Satin with Removable Black Backing - 45":

      I use this umbrella to bounce light and also as a softbox alternative with the black backing removed. It seems to be pretty durable, although I may reinforce the metal tips that hold the backing in place. I have used it in portrait work with good results and plan on trying it out with some product photos.

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      • No

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      5.0

      wonderful deal and easy to use

      By Greg

      from NJ

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Good Color Value
      • Lightweight
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Impact Convertible Umbrella - White Satin with Removable Black Backing - 45":

          use it in combination with a stand and speedlight, mostly as a shoot through, but obviously good to have the option to bounce it

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          • No

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          4.0

          Affordable Umbrela

          By AtomicPunk

          from Pittsburgh, PA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Impact Convertible Umbrella - White Satin with Removable Black Backing - 45":

            This is a great umbrella for the price. Great for moderate use. It looks like it will hold up well over time.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Amazing price for quality unbrellas.

            By Gepdk

            from U.S.

            Comments about Impact Convertible Umbrella - White Satin with Removable Black Backing - 45":

            Bought 2 of these to avoid renting for $ bucks per umbrella. Great quality and already paid for themselves.

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            5.0

            Great umbrella, great price

            By Greg

            from Boca Raton, FL

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors
              • Portraits

              Comments about Impact Convertible Umbrella - White Satin with Removable Black Backing - 45":

              Great lighting output for use in commercial and portrait work.

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              4.0

              Fine Umbrella for a Reasonable Price.

              By Jim

              from Catskill, NY

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Securely
              • Durable
              • Good Color Value
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use

                Comments about Impact Convertible Umbrella - White Satin with Removable Black Backing - 45":

                I purchased for a photo booth. I needed quick and easy light modification. I've since used it on location for outdoor portrait sessions.

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                • No

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                5.0

                easy to use, affordable, good quality

                By ting

                from mcallen, tx

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Securely
                • Durable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors
                  • Low Light
                  • Outdoors
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Impact Convertible Umbrella - White Satin with Removable Black Backing - 45":

                  durable , light and easy to use

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Great light modifier

                  By Benjamin Root

                  from Iowa, USA

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Securely
                  • Good Color Value
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Flimsy

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Impact Convertible Umbrella - White Satin with Removable Black Backing - 45":

                  Works well and has many uses. You can use it to bounce light back, shoot through, and to and extent, as a soft box. The umbrella is flimsy, so be careful

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great intro to off camera flash

                  By Karl Cummings Photography

                  from Anacortes, WA

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Value

                  Cons

                  • Handling Outdoors

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors
                  • Low Light
                  • Night Time
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Impact Convertible Umbrella - White Satin with Removable Black Backing - 45":

                  This was my first dip into off camera flash. The price and the convenience convinced me to purchase this over a softbox. Having been able to use it a few weeks now, I am a fan.

                  If you want more directed control of your light, shooting through this umbrella gives you fantastic results. If you desire more dispersed light, the black backing works great by allowing you to turn the umbrella 180 degrees and bounce the flash back towards your subject.

                  Only concern I've found is that being a larger umbrella, it can prove difficult to handle outdoors even with a soft breeze. But for the price point, the quality and usefullness cannot be beaten!

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                  5.0

                  Best bang for buck

                  By Silence

                  from Tri State and Westchester

                  Comments about Impact Convertible Umbrella - White Satin with Removable Black Backing - 45":

                  You get so many uses out of this umbrella: Reflective, shoot through, and even shade from harsh mid day sun. So it's like buying three products in one.

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                  5.0

                  Perfect for beginner or seasoned photogr

                  By Midnight Sky Photography

                  from West Chester, PA

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Securely
                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight
                  • Long-Lasting
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Impact Convertible Umbrella - White Satin with Removable Black Backing - 45":

                      Large diameter provides much softer light when using with strobe or flash. You can control how soft you want the flash with the removable black background.

                      Easy to set up easy to collapse. INcludes a velcro strap to keep closed.

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                      5.0

                      Great starter umbrella

                      By Iveelt

                      from Palisades Park, NU

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Securely
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use
                        • Indoors

                        Comments about Impact Convertible Umbrella - White Satin with Removable Black Backing - 45":

                        I use it to do still life photography and it is easy to use, large enough for any subject and the removable black backing is easy to remove and put back. You can shoot through it once you remove the backing and the results are great. If you are careful this umbrella will last you a long time.

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                        5.0

                        Great Value!

                        By Snaps

                        from Greenville, SC

                        Comments about Impact Convertible Umbrella - White Satin with Removable Black Backing - 45":

                        It is at least equal to my other umbrellas that cost twice as much. The black backing fits so well it doesn't appear removable, but easily comes off. A bargain!

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                        5.0

                        awesome umbrella

                        By Tunick Photo

                        from Tucson, AZ

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors
                          • Portraits
                          • Special Events

                          Comments about Impact Convertible Umbrella - White Satin with Removable Black Backing - 45":

                          These umbrellas work fantastic. With the black backing, the flash is dispersed exactly the way I like it. You can't beat the price either.

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                          5.0

                          Great value for money

                          By MinAZ

                          from Phoenix, AZ

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Portraits

                            Comments about Impact Convertible Umbrella - White Satin with Removable Black Backing - 45":

                            Good, working, umbrella with both reflector and shoot-through functionality. Definitely worth the money.

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Good Price

                            By cpharm86

                            from California, USA

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • General Use
                              • Indoors
                              • Outdoors
                              • Portraits

                              Comments about Impact Convertible Umbrella - White Satin with Removable Black Backing - 45":

                              Does the job for me with periodic use. Should you use everyday or very frequent perhaps you should look for something a little sturdier.

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                              5.0

                              Works as expected

                              By Awesomeafrican

                              from Laurel, MD

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attaches Securely
                              • Durable
                              • Good Color Value
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                Comments about Impact Convertible Umbrella - White Satin with Removable Black Backing - 45":

                                Bought this a second umbrella, performs as expected

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