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Impact Umbrella - White - 45"

B&H # IMU45W Mfr # UBW45
You Pay: $14.95

This is an Impact 45" White Reflective Umbrella. 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.

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.

Suggested use: 2 - 3 person head-and-shoulders shot, or 3 x 4' product setup.

Open Diameter 45" (114 cm)
Closed Length 29.8" (75.5 cm)
Impact Umbrella - White - 45"
  • 1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    ImpactUmbrella - White - 45"
     
    4.4

    (based on 34 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (15)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (16)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (19)
    • Lightweight (13)
    • Easy to use (10)
    • Attach securely (9)
    • Good color value (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors (17)
      • Portraits (13)
      • General purpose (11)
      • Studio (5)
      • Everyday (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Professional (7), Photo enthusiast (6), Pro photographer (5), Enthusiast (4), Semi-professional (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (8)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Seems quite decent

      This came with a kit (160 w/s monolight & light stand)

      It's a typical low cost white umbrella with a clear plastic case.

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      This came with a kit (160 w/s monolight & light stand)

      It's a typical low cost white umbrella with a clear plastic case.

      For home use or learning (as I am) about studio lighting it's quite adequate. I doubt it would stand up to serious commercial use but that is not it's purpose. For what it is, it works well. By the time you wear it out you'll probably know exactly what you need in the way of professional gear.

      The kit lets you start experimenting without worrying about buying other things.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Strobist Fun!

      Not the greatest shoot-thru, but not the worst. Certainly one of the least expensive, and it's light (weight-wise) too!


      Great for diffusing/directing strobe lights.

      Not the greatest shoot-thru, but not the worst. Certainly one of the least expensive, and it's light (weight-wise) too!


      Great for diffusing/directing strobe lights.

      Reviewed by 34 customers

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      5.0

      Basic Value

      By Steve

      from Rochester, NY

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Portraits

        Comments about Impact Umbrella - White - 45":

        If there was a better quality umbrella than this one that cost five times as much, I'd still buy this one. Sure, we use sandbags and are careful, but on windy days and in tight quarters where things get bumped, these things are the first to go.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Good quality, lightweight

        By Cathy Heinz

        from Florida

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Indoors
          • Portraits

          Comments about Impact Umbrella - White - 45":

          Nice umberella, well made. I go through these things like crazy so I expect them to only last a few months. So far, so good with this one. Has a button strap to keep it closed up. You would be surprized how many do not!

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          • No

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          4.0

          Great umbrella for the price

          By Dumeril Seven

          from Houston, TX

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Securely
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Indoors
            • Low Light
            • Portraits
            • Studio

            Comments about Impact Umbrella - White - 45":

            You can spend more money to get heavier duty build, but unless you're a pro using lighting everyday, I don't see much point in it. The Impact umbrella has adequate build quality at a very inexpensive price and I'm confident I can get years of use out of it by just being reasonable careful with it. And I don't mean babying it; I just mean don't abuse it. Functionally, it works like any other umbrella: shine a light through it or off of it, and it gives a pretty, soft light.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            3.0

            Reasonable Umbrella

            By Tropical Focus

            from St. John, VI

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Works well

            Cons

            • Flimsy

            Best Uses

            • Indoors

            Comments about Impact Umbrella - White - 45":

            I use umbrellas on an almost daily basis and they get a lot of use and abuse. I tend to replace them every 8 months to a year since they break down in some aspect, i.e., the metal tips fall off and then have to fold the fabric over the metal ends which punctures the fabric, the metal skeleton gets stressed and bends, etc.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            5.0

            Good Choice

            By BZ

            from Stewartstown, PA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Price

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Portraits

              Comments about Impact Umbrella - White - 45":

              Credible and just right for the budget minded.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Seems quite decent

              By Michael

              from Ajax, Ontario, Canada

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good value

              Cons

              • none yet

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Indoors
              • Training

              Comments about Impact Umbrella - White - 45":

              This came with a kit (160 w/s monolight & light stand)

              It's a typical low cost white umbrella with a clear plastic case.

              For home use or learning (as I am) about studio lighting it's quite adequate. I doubt it would stand up to serious commercial use but that is not it's purpose. For what it is, it works well. By the time you wear it out you'll probably know exactly what you need in the way of professional gear.

              The kit lets you start experimenting without worrying about buying other things.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              3.0

              It's OK.

              By Tom S.

              from Youngstown, Ohio

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Color Value

              Cons

              • Flimsy
              • Weak

              Best Uses

              • Indoors

              Comments about Impact Umbrella - White - 45":

              It works, and it's cheap. While I was detaching it from my elinchrom strobe the retaining clip on the shaft of the umbrella broke off. I guess it was my own fault for putting added pressure on it while pulling the umbrella, but I didn't expect it to break that easily.

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              • No

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              5.0

              great umbrella

              By Ken

              from Arkansas

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attach Securely
              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Indoors

                Comments about Impact Umbrella - White - 45":

                sturdy and big

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Very nice umbrella!

                By kingmamaof2

                from Texarkana, TX

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attach Securely
                • Durable
                • Good Color Value

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors

                  Comments about Impact Umbrella - White - 45":

                  Very nice umbrella, appears to be very durable. I'm happy with this purchase.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Not bad at all.

                  By spills

                  from Texas

                  About Me Semi-Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Even Illumination
                  • Good output
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Portraits
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Impact Umbrella - White - 45":

                    This umbrella while being relatively inexpensive performed quite well as a main-light for a wedding I had to recently shoot.

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                    5.0

                    Works great

                    By Nosamk

                    from Winston Salem, NC

                    About Me Semi-Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Impact Umbrella - White - 45":

                      Bought this to use for outdoor portraits. So far so good - time will tell how it holds up. It seems fairly sturdy and well built.

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                      4.0

                      Just as described

                      By fireman

                      from Basehor, KS

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                      • Not Durable

                      Best Uses

                      • Home
                      • Portraits
                      • Studio

                      Comments about Impact Umbrella - White - 45":

                      Its an umbrella. It does as it should. The shaft is not very strong, so I wouldnt tighten down super hard when mounting to your stand. Puts out a good amount of light.

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                      5.0

                      Great product for price

                      By Arty

                      from NY

                      About Me Semi-Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home
                        • Portraits
                        • Studio

                        Comments about Impact Umbrella - White - 45":

                        I love this umbrella. Doesn't cost too much and is very useful. I don't have any more expensive ones to compare it to, but I found it to cover my needs.

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                        5.0

                        Inexpensible & good quality

                        By Betty Boop

                        from New Jersey

                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Impact Umbrella - White - 45":

                          I have purchased umbrellas somewhere else before at about the same price but they cannot be compared with this one I got from B&H. The quality of this 45" is pretty good. It diffuses and soften the light. I use it for children portraits.

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                          5.0

                          MUST HAVE FOR PORTRAITS

                          By CHRISMDAY

                          from NEW JERSEY

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday use
                            • Home
                            • Macro Photography
                            • Portraits
                            • Studio
                            • Traveling

                            Comments about Impact Umbrella - White - 45":

                            WORKS GREAT WITH MY 580EX II. MUST HAVE TO PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHERS!

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                            4.0

                            Umbrella separated, but works great!

                            By Lori

                            from Hellertown, PA

                            About Me Semi-Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • Not Durable

                            Best Uses

                            • Portraits

                            Comments about Impact Umbrella - White - 45":

                            the umbrella works great, it just separated easily from the screw in mounts. Once you open it up and tighten, everything is fine, and for the price I would definitely recommend.

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                            5.0

                            More than a rain shield

                            By The Boss's go-to worker bee

                            from Olympia, WA

                            About Me Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday use
                              • Portraits
                              • Studio
                              • Traveling

                              Comments about Impact Umbrella - White - 45":

                              We use SPEEDOTRON studio lights with digital equipment and shooting through the white umbrellas makes a rather soft look without big softboxes. We do a large amount of location work and bouncing or shooting through doubles thier utility.

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                              4.0

                              Umbrella Review

                              By Alan

                              from Hartsdale, NY

                              About Me Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Everyday use

                                Comments about Impact Umbrella - White - 45":

                                Have not yet had a chance to use it yet because it came with a package on a strobe I bought. It appears to be a nice umbrella if you are just getting started

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                                4.0

                                Reflects and diffuses light

                                By Dan

                                from Boston

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Indoors

                                    Comments about Impact Umbrella - White - 45":

                                    Flash pops into the umbrella. Umbrella reflects the light back onto the subject. That's what I bought it for. Construction and durability appear to be satisfactory.

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                                    4.0

                                    Big Umbrella...

                                    By Rodo Video and Photography

                                    from Lock Haven, PA

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • General Use
                                        • Indoors
                                        • Outdoors
                                        • Special Events

                                        Comments about Impact Umbrella - White - 45":

                                        The bigger the umbrella the softer the light/shadows. This has worked great with my Nikon speedlights via the CLS that Nikon uses.

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