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Impact Umbrella - White - 45"

B&H # IMU45W Mfr # UBW45
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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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    4.4

    (based on 36 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (17)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (16)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (21)
    • Lightweight (15)
    • Easy to use (10)
    • Attach securely (9)
    • Good color value (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors (17)
      • Portraits (15)
      • General purpose (11)
      • Studio (5)
      • Everyday (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Professional (7), Pro photographer (7), Photo enthusiast (6), Enthusiast (4), Semi-professional (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (10)

      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.

      For home...Read complete review

      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 36 customers

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      5.0

      Worked Great

      By karen

      from Durango, CO

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Low Light
        • Night Time
        • Outdoors
        • Portraits
        • Special Events

        Comments about Impact Umbrella - White - 45":

        I had been using Westcott umbrellas, but the last four broke pretty easily and quickly. I decided to give these Impact umbrellas a try. Now, I've only used them once at a wedding so far, but it was windy and the umbrella held up great. We'll see how long it lasts.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Shoot through Good

        By Perple Mudd

        from Alabama

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Good Color Value
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Portraits
          • Special Events

          Comments about Impact Umbrella - White - 45":

          This umbrella is used for my light weight portable mobile studio, when I need an off camera flash AC power. Used doing graduation quick Cap & Gown and diploma pictures as well as in guest speaker receiving lines. The Impact 45" Umbrella gives quality softly diffused light for outstanding photos.

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          • No

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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.

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                • 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.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • 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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