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

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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)
Shaft Diameter 8 mm
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 271 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (178)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (80)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (132)
    • Lightweight (101)
    • Good color value (78)
    • Attach securely (52)
    • Attaches securely (46)

    Cons

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

    Best Uses

    • Indoors (140)
    • General purpose (115)
    • Portraits (113)
    • Low light (68)
    • Outdoor events / games (64)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (166)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (83), Photo enthusiast (45), Pro photographer (45), 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.

    Reviewed by 271 customers

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    5.0

    Cheap but good

    By MariuS

    from Los Angeles

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

    Cheap and good product

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    4.0

    All around great umbrella

    By Stills man

    from Hollywood, CA

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Economical
    • Good size

    Cons

    • Weak Frame

    Best Uses

    • Portraits

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

    A great umbrella for single person medium close-ups. For the price can't be beat.
    The only con is that the ribs are not heavy duty, if this baby falls when open, toss it and get a new one.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Great umbrella

    By zarconiphoto

    from Washington, DC

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Durable
    • Good Color Value
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors
      • Portraits

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

      Not a very complicated device, but it works.

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      • No

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      3.0

      can't wait use it

      By Kevin

      from Washington dc

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

      Haven't used it yet but was wondering why the rod is so short but I'm sure it'll do the job .

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      5.0

      Very Good Quality Product

      By Jay

      from Central New York

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

      Great quality for the price.

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      5.0

      Gets the job done.

      By ProfessorX31

      from Laurel, MD

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors
        • Low Light
        • Portraits

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

        I use this product for some studio and event work and its great for group photos and lighting dark rooms during events.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great umbrella

        By pinkyspix

        from san diego

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

        I have trusted this brand for years. Love this umbrella and happy with the fact that the black layer is removable and still easy to put back on. I use these umbrellas in both my studios.

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        5.0

        Simple, easy and inexpensive

        By Jim G.

        from Pennsylvania

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Color Value

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors

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

          This is so easy to use and versatile given the black backing.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Works as it should

          By solman

          from New Jersey

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Indoors
            • Portraits
            • Special Events

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

            I have used this on a boom as a tshoot through. I use it to take pictures of items for sale on various web sites. Also used this with the black cover to take some shots of flowers indoors. I am new to off camera flash but so far I am enjoying the concept and this umbrella seems to work fine.

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            • No

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            4.0

            NICE UMBRELLA

            By ruti

            from LA.CA

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Color Value
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Portraits

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

              Use it for shooting portraits and more
              It has a light weight
              And strong fabric
              Relatively inexpensive

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              • No

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              4.0

              Quite satisfactory.

              By wayjeff

              from wayjeff

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Securely
              • Good Color Value
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors
                • Portraits

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

                This umbrella keeps me very dry in even the strongest of rain storms. And it works good for photos too. .....

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great product

                By Matt

                from Texas

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

                I bout this umbrella to connect to a shoe mount adapter so I could mount to the top of my IPad Makayomo movie maker case to do home inspections in the rain. Works great!

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                5.0

                just what i was needing

                By twilite318

                from louisiana

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

                great product. not over priced. and its 2 in 1

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                5.0

                Well Worth the Money

                By Brumz

                from Danville, IL

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Indoors
                  • Low Light
                  • Portraits

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

                  I was able to use this product for a motorcycle shoot shortly after purchase. Worked great! No complaints at all.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Best Bang for my Buck !

                  By Tootsie

                  from Chicago, IL

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight
                  • Long-Lasting

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Portraits

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

                    Quick, Easy, Clean setup for portrait work. When you don't have time too set up soft boxes, clients were very happy, with the easy of the job, from setup to take down.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great for the price

                    By PW Brower

                    from Grand Rapids, MI

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                          I needed 4 of these and was looking at an option that was 3x the price. My shoot was 224 people in a gymnasium for the schools 100 year anniversary. It was a one time shoot and it had to be right. I am not made of money. I also am not afraid to invest money in something that will be used. The strobes are 600ws strobes on 10ft light stands. The outside lights at 100% the inside 2 were -1 stop. ISO 200, f9, 1/160. The light meter read 90% light contribution. A 10-24 lens was used. I was set at ease after the umbrellas arrived. The quality was great, they had a solid steel main shaft, steel bows,and I saw no problems with the stitching. Sure, the fiberglass bows would be nice. I just needed it for this project and the few and far between that require these in the future. I'm a softbox user. If you need 1 or 2 of these..umbrellas are cheap, get what you want. I needed 4 to throw light everywhere. These worked perfect and will be used for years to come.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Worth The Money

                          By zeedot1

                          from Ventura, Ca

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

                          It's Compact and durable. I use it all the time.

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                          5.0

                          Great Umbrella

                          By Lt Colonel

                          from Raleigh, NC

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • inexpensive
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors
                            • Macro
                            • Portraits

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

                            Great quality, light weight, and convertible. Works great with a speedlite.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Great Umbrella

                            By John

                            from Woodbury NJ

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attaches Securely
                            • Durable
                            • Good Color Value
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • General Use
                              • Indoors
                              • Portraits

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

                              It's a well made umbrella for a decent price.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              diffuser

                              By Chris

                              from Columbus, GA

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

                              Love it's ability to be used as both a reflector and a diffuser. Works really well.

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