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Impact Convertible Umbrella - White Satin with Removable Black Backing - 30"

B&H # IMU30BW Mfr # UBBW30
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You Pay: $14.95

This is an Impact 30" 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 person head shot, or a 2x3 ft product setup.

Backing may be removed half way, providing a unique combination of light bounced from different surfaces.
Open Diameter 30" (76 cm)
Closed Length 20.5" (52 cm)
Impact Convertible Umbrella - White Satin with Removable Black Backing - 30"
  • 1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    Impact30" Convertible Umbrella
     
    4.6

    (based on 16 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Attach securely (5)
    • Durable (5)
    • Lightweight (5)
    • Good color value (4)
    • Attaches securely (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General purpose (9)
      • Indoors (6)
      • Low light (5)
      • Portraits (5)
      • Outdoors (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (5), Semi-pro photographer (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (11)

      Reviewed by 16 customers

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      4.0

      Good, Sturdy, Well Built Umbrella

      By Kevin Moran

      from Atlanta, GA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Small Light Range Only

      Best Uses

      • Portraits
      • Small Products

      Comments about Impact 30" Convertible Umbrella:

      This is a good, sturdy, well built umbrella and works well for its intended use - probably best used for individual head/shoulders portraits and small product shoots. A 30" umbrella is probably not well suited for shooting larger groups or big products simply because it can't throw enough light. But for smaller scenarios, this umbrella works well.

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      • No

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      5.0

      A+++++++++++

      By Jar

      from Tennessee

      Comments about Impact 30" Convertible Umbrella:

      Awesome product with great quality !

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      5.0

      dag

      By dagf

      from nyc

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use

        Comments about Impact 30" Convertible Umbrella:

        it is tarrific

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Does the job

        By Bill

        from Paris, France

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors
          • Low Light
          • Portraits

          Comments about Impact 30" Convertible Umbrella:

          I used it to add light for a trio of classical musicians in a church setting, and it softened my halogen source nicely. I had hoped the fill would be more pronounced but that depends of course on how powerful the light source is to begin with.
          Depending on how well I am able to keep the light/stand/umbrella set-up from becoming too noticeable I plan to continue using it on a regular basis.

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          • No

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          5.0

          for a rainy day it isn't

          By usteel

          from near Philly, PA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Impact 30" Convertible Umbrella:

                Does a fine job of softening the rather harsh light from a flash and widening the narrow light from flashes as well. This product when used properly gives a great soft and pleasing glow to a portrait or object being photographed.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Not a bad product

                By David

                from El Paso, TX

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Price

                Cons

                • Construction

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Low Light
                • Outdoors
                • Portraits

                Comments about Impact 30" Convertible Umbrella:

                Not the best product on the market, you get what you pay for, but functional, does the job. The black cover is not the easiest thing to put back on... but you can't really beat it for the price!

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                • No

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                5.0

                Nice Soft Light

                By Kurt

                from Pittsburgh, PA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Color Value

                Cons

                • Flimsy

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Low Light

                Comments about Impact 30" Convertible Umbrella:

                I bought this to use for pictures of my kids. My Canon 430EX was giving off a very harsh flash, and I bought this to help soften and give a more natural light. I like shooting with the flash behind the umbrella and going through the white material - gives a great soft effect.

                Note that I'd recommend the stand and bracketing to go with this so you don't have to hold it.

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                5.0

                Works like a charm

                By maknbacon

                from Rancho Cucamonga, CA

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attach Securely
                • Durable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Indoors
                  • Outdoors

                  Comments about Impact 30" Convertible Umbrella:

                  This is a bit small but since I'm using it outdoors it catches less wind. I started putting lots of weights on my stands which also helps....a lot. Love the fact I can peel off the cover and shoot through it.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Nice little umbrella

                  By protorom

                  from Chicago, IL

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Impact 30" Convertible Umbrella:

                        I have bought these for use in my home studio. Great little sized umbrellas. I love that I can remove the black covering when I need to. Quality seems really good.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Good product!

                        By Dave the portrait guy

                        from Dallas, TX

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attach Securely
                        • Compact
                        • Good Price Value
                        • Portability
                        • Softer light

                        Cons

                        • Light more contrasty

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use
                        • Indoors
                        • Outdoors

                        Comments about Impact 30" Convertible Umbrella:

                        First off I'd like to say that I love ordering at BH. [...] the product always comes as described.I needed a compact umbrella with the possibillity to convert it to a shoot throug to bring along on an upcoming Europe trip as part of my mini studio.And that's exactly what this product is. Its build quality for the price is above average and when handled with care you should get more than your money's worth.This umbrella is sort of a dichotomy, it is small in size so it's incredibly portable which is why I bought it but do to it's small size you loose a bit of softness in the photos but depending on your creative skills you can still get a very acceptable amount of softness in your portraits, a lot more than using direct, on camera flash. I have tested it in various setups indoor and outdoors and I'm very impressed with it's ability to light up a subject outdoors as well which was also a requirement for me.All in all, a good product to have for it's very affordable price.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Multifunction

                        By wushi

                        from Maputo, Mozambique

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attach Securely
                        • Durable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • General Use

                          Comments about Impact 30" Convertible Umbrella:

                          Easy to remove the black cover.
                          I'm a newbie to photography so I don't have a standard to compare it too. For me, it does the job

                          It's a bit smaller than I thought it would be (I use metric measures and didn't calculate very well ) So I ordered a 43'' right after

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Exactly what I was looking for.

                          By Sam

                          from Mississauga,Ontario

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Portraits

                            Comments about Impact 30" Convertible Umbrella:

                            I'm a Canadian customer and when I found exactly what I wanted for a third of the price I would pay in a local store,I was extatic.[...] I was very happy with the purchase.Thank you for the best internet transaction I've ever done.S.Fisher

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Works Great!

                            By AZ Photographer

                            from Phoenix, AZ

                            About Me Semi-Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Portraits
                              • Traveling

                              Comments about Impact 30" Convertible Umbrella:

                              Great for its size and portability on a 6' light stand with remote hotshoe flash.

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                              4.0

                              A little small but reliable

                              By Nick

                              from Shelbyville, IL

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attach Securely
                              • Good Color Value
                              • Powerful

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                Comments about Impact 30" Convertible Umbrella:

                                I use these umbrellas for weddings and they wrk fine. The are a little small which can be fixed by where the lights with the umbrellas are placed.

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                                5.0

                                Works well

                                By Tom

                                from Ann Arbor, MI

                                About Me Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attach Securely
                                • Durable
                                • Good Color Value

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • General Use
                                  • Indoors
                                  • Low Light

                                  Comments about Impact 30" Convertible Umbrella:

                                  I use this with an Impact grip and it works very well, the removable cover is great.

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                                  4.0

                                  functional

                                  By Skip

                                  from Tabernacle, NJ

                                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • multi-use

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • General Use
                                    • Indoors

                                    Comments about Impact 30" Convertible Umbrella:

                                    one unit can work in a number of modes, saving weight, space and cost. The black shade is easily attached or dettached.

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