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Impact Umbrella - White - 30"

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Impact Umbrella - White - 30"

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This is an Impact 30" 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: 1 or 2 person head shot.

Open Diameter 30" (76 cm)
Closed Length 20.5" (52 cm)
Shaft Diameter 8 mm
Impact Umbrella - White - 30"
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    ImpactUmbrella - White - 30"
     
    4.3

    (based on 19 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good color value (9)
    • Lightweight (8)
    • Durable (6)
    • Attaches securely (4)
    • Attach securely (4)

    Cons

    • Flimsy (3)

    Best Uses

    • Indoors (12)
    • General purpose (8)
    • Portraits (6)
    • Low light (5)
    • Night time (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (13)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (5), Pro photographer (4), Photo enthusiast (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Good value

    Great for simple lighting set ups on location - I like these because they are short and easy to take with me, and used as shoot-thru umbrellas, yield fairly good results.
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    Great for simple lighting set ups on location - I like these because they are short and easy to take with me, and used as shoot-thru umbrellas, yield fairly good results.

    They seem to be very cheaply made though, since they are well, cheap. I haven't had trouble with mine, but they do not have the solid professional feel of my westcott umbrellas, for example. On the flip side I'm not nearly as concerned about them getting damaged on location, since they aren't a huge investment.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    bit flimsy

    It's cheap and it does the job.
    but it's a bit flimsy,
    if buy again, i will go for photoflex...

    It's cheap and it does the job.
    but it's a bit flimsy,
    if buy again, i will go for photoflex...

    Reviewed by 19 customers

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    4.0

    Impact Umbrella - White - 30"

    By ruti

    from LA.CA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Color Value
    • Lightweight
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Night Time
      • Portraits

      Comments about Impact Umbrella - White - 30":

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

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Great portable umbrella

      By John

      from Woodbury NJ

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Good Color Value
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Indoors
        • Portraits

        Comments about Impact Umbrella - White - 30":

        Great to carry for easy setup when doing headshots.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        seems stronger tha I expected

        By KZ

        from Boston MA

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Good Color Value
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Portraits

          Comments about Impact Umbrella - White - 30":

          I use the umbrella for portaits with sb800 light going thru the umbrella. Works great! It is better made than I expected. The center post is capped or solid metal (cant't tell) all my other umbrellas are hollow at the end. Seems as strong or stronger than ones I've had for 20 years.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great value for the money

          By Victoria

          from Sussex, New Jersey

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Securely
          • Good value
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Art Photography
            • Indoors

            Comments about Impact Umbrella - White - 30":

            I purchased this reflective umbrella to use it in my art studio as an accessory to photograph my paintings. There is usually a lot of glare on the surface of the canvas this handy little tool is useful to fix this issue.
            Easy to use with my floodlight stands which I also purchased from B&H.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Great little modifier

            By Jesse Castro

            from Guam

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Securely
            • Durable
            • Good Color Value
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Indoors
              • Outdoors
              • Portraits

              Comments about Impact Umbrella - White - 30":

              This is a fairly compact umbrella that folds up nicely. I am a bit concerned about the smaller pieces of aluminum parts, but then again it's small bits of aluminum. Just have to be careful is all. The screen itself feels and looks nice and produces a great softening of the light source. Can't ask for much more.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Lightweight simple to use Bounce Light S

              By Akula

              from Greenville, SC

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Securely
              • Good Color Value
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Indoors
                • Low Light
                • Portraits

                Comments about Impact Umbrella - White - 30":

                I use these primarily with Lowel Tota lights.

                Less garish than OEM and aftermarket silver umbrellas, I really love the soft, wide light provided.

                Also, they are nothing if not breathtakingly cheap!

                I strongly suggest these as an addition to your lighting package.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Big and cheap

                By Sherwinat0r

                from San Diego, CA

                Comments about Impact Umbrella - White - 30":

                Bought this in late 2009 and it's still alive. Lasts a long time as long as you take care of it. It's a huge umbrella.

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                5.0

                Well made value

                By Bill D

                from Palm Springs, CA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Good Color Value
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Portraits
                  • Product lighting

                  Comments about Impact Umbrella - White - 30":

                  This 30" umbrella is well made and a good addition to any studio lighting system, especially one with a tight budget. I also have the 45" version of this umbrella and it represents an even better bargain for those looking to light a larger area. The 30" size is definitely more compact if space is at a premium.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  compact and accurate

                  By joshuablackwilkins

                  from east nashville

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Affordable
                  • Attach Securely
                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Good Color Value
                  • Long-Lasting
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use
                    • Indoors
                    • Low Light
                    • Night Time
                    • Special Events
                    • With 70W CFL bulbs

                    Comments about Impact Umbrella - White - 30":

                    I use these with Impact porcelain socket lamps and a 70W CFL bulb. Very nice throw and balance

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    good value

                    By TN

                    from KY

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Impact Umbrella - White - 30":

                    Light weight design, but I expected that for the price. I needed smaller umbrellas for my room because I'm tight on space and these work well.

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                    4.0

                    Nice little umbrella

                    By DLewis

                    from Knoxville, TN

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attach Securely

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors
                      • Low Light
                      • Night Time

                      Comments about Impact Umbrella - White - 30":

                      This purchase is part of my early exploration into studio lighting. The price is reasonable and it gives me the ability to light posed pictures in my home. The quality is very good. I can see that it will be handy for other things I might try.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      It is good solutions for small spaces.

                      By Sergio

                      from Hampton,VA

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Color Value

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use
                        • Indoors
                        • Special Events

                        Comments about Impact Umbrella - White - 30":

                        Is a cheaper solution small pictures and travel.

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                        5.0

                        affordable umbrellas

                        By T.J.

                        from NY

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attach Securely
                        • Durable
                        • Good Color Value
                        • Long-Lasting

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Impact Umbrella - White - 30":

                          I use these with my Lowell Omni Action Lighting kit. and they work great to direct, spread and soften light to really make scenes pop. I like them a lot.

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                          5.0

                          Simple and Great

                          By Dr. Rick

                          from Portland, OR

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoors

                              Comments about Impact Umbrella - White - 30":

                              I needed 30" to widen my frame in a small studio. Prior I was using two 38". It's amazing what an additional 16" makes, but I am still getting the light diffusion I need.

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                              • No

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                              3.0

                              Not for the rain, but for rainy days

                              By Flrhcarr

                              from Washington, State

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attach Securely

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • General Use
                                • Indoors
                                • Low Light
                                • Special Events

                                Comments about Impact Umbrella - White - 30":

                                A good umbrella overall. Reflects the light well enough. A bit too thin, but that could be just how this one is. I needed a quick umbrella for a shoot & this one works fine.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                1.0

                                Broke the second time I opened it

                                By Mike

                                from Princeton, NJ

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                  • Flimsy
                                  • Weak

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Impact Umbrella - White - 30":

                                    Cheap piece of equipment, for a cheap price. Opened this thing up for the second time ever, the locking mechanism broke and now it wont stay open! I'm going to try and DIY-it with a cotter pin, its not even worth the postage sending back for an exchange.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Umbrella - White - 30" by Impact

                                    By I don't have a nickname.

                                    from Upstate NY

                                    About Me Semi-Professional

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Macro Photography

                                      Comments about Impact Umbrella - White - 30":

                                      Great little umbrella, good quality, but best of all the price was right!!!

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Good value

                                      By Sarah E.

                                      from Georgetown, TX

                                      About Me Professional

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Compact
                                      • inexpensive

                                      Cons

                                      • Flimsy

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Indoors
                                      • Lighting
                                      • Studio

                                      Comments about Impact Umbrella - White - 30":

                                      Great for simple lighting set ups on location - I like these because they are short and easy to take with me, and used as shoot-thru umbrellas, yield fairly good results.

                                      They seem to be very cheaply made though, since they are well, cheap. I haven't had trouble with mine, but they do not have the solid professional feel of my westcott umbrellas, for example. On the flip side I'm not nearly as concerned about them getting damaged on location, since they aren't a huge investment.

                                        • Similar:
                                        • Westcott 46" soft silver umbrella, Photek Softliter 56"

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                                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        2.0

                                        bit flimsy

                                        By KKL

                                        from Toronto

                                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Cheap
                                        • Does its job well

                                        Cons

                                        • Flimsy
                                        • Weak

                                        Best Uses

                                        • General Use
                                        • Indoors

                                        Comments about Impact Umbrella - White - 30":

                                        It's cheap and it does the job.
                                        but it's a bit flimsy,
                                        if buy again, i will go for photoflex...

                                        Share this review

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