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Photoflex 45" White Satin Umbrella

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Photoflex 45" White Satin Umbrella

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Use this simple, white satin umbrella to bounce a strobe light source, or to shoot light through. Both methods will soften and broaden the light output.

This umbrella is intended for use with flash sources. Prolonged use with constant, or modeling light sources over 250W will eventually result in discoloration or scorching.

This size is perfect for a 1-2 person head, or head-to-waist shot, or a 4x6 ft product setup.

The translucent white satin material is color balanced to all Photoflex soft boxes, panels and discs.
Photoflex 45" White Satin Umbrella
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    Photoflex45" White Satin Umbrella
     
    4.8

    (based on 22 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (18)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (15)
    • Reliable (14)
    • Consistent (9)
    • Easy to set up (9)
    • Easy to setup (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Strobe lighting (16)
      • Photography (15)
      • Portraits (15)
      • Artificial lighting (12)
      • Weddings (7)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (7), Photo enthusiast (6), Pro photographer (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (13)

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      5.0

      A Perfect umbrella

      By No longer latent

      from Middle of Nowhere

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Color Quality
      • Size
      • Value

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Photography
        • Portraits
        • Strobe Lighting
        • Weddings

        Comments about Photoflex 45" White Satin Umbrella:

        For the price point this is a perfect umbrella. I've spent more and gotten less. Quality build and excellent color. As a shoot through this is perfect. You CANNOT go wrong with this umbrella. If you can only buy one, buy this one.

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        5.0

        Very Well Constructed

        By Aiden Valentine

        from Southaven, MS

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Artificial Lighting
          • Videos

          Comments about Photoflex 45" White Satin Umbrella:

          I bought this umbrella to use in my video studio, to upgrade from my old, uber-cheap Cowboy Studio kit. All I can say is WOW, I'm completely impressed! The fabric on the umbrella is super soft, and very shiny, it diffuses the light across it evenly. If you're on the fence about buying this, I say go for it! You will not regret it!The metal rod seems very strong and not likely to get dented by screw-type umbrella holders. Unlike my Cowboy Studio umbrella rod which more-or-less seemed like play-doh in comparison.I use this as a bounce umbrella and it works very well at it! I was so impressed by this umbrella that I purchased (2) 45" white convertible umbrella a week later to replace my other two umbrellas.

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          5.0

          Great Value!

          By Mike B.

          from Greenville, SC

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Artificial Lighting
            • Photography
            • Portraits
            • Strobe Lighting

            Comments about Photoflex 45" White Satin Umbrella:

            Looks like it is well made.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great Product, Great Price

            By Alex

            from Sacramento, CA

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Artificial Lighting
              • Photography
              • Portraits
              • Strobe Lighting
              • Weddings

              Comments about Photoflex 45" White Satin Umbrella:

              I am very happy with my purchase from B & H Photo once again! I can always count on these reviews in guiding me which products I should purchase, so I decided to give back to the community by leaving a review. This umbrella is a great shoot through umbrella! The construction of it is an A+ for sure and it is built with high quality materials. I use a SB-900 with it, and it produces great diffused lighting! With this price, don't think twice!

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              5.0

              Excellent quality

              By Noel

              from Napa, CA

              Comments about Photoflex 45" White Satin Umbrella:

              This umbrella feels and looks high quality. I can't ask for much more.

              It's a bit heavy for my rinks-dink travel stand. But, that's a small quibble.

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              5.0

              Well Made

              By Rooster

              from Greensburg, PA

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Artificial Lighting
                • Photography
                • Portraits
                • Strobe Lighting
                • Weddings

                Comments about Photoflex 45" White Satin Umbrella:

                This is a very well constructed umbrella, why pay more...

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                • No

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                4.0

                Good quality- I would buy another

                By MKG

                from NH

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Artificial Lighting
                    • Photography
                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Photoflex 45" White Satin Umbrella:

                    Photo flex holds up to its reputation of being good quality at a reasonable cost. I would buy another from them

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Excellent

                    By Gus

                    from New York, NY

                    Comments about Photoflex 45" White Satin Umbrella:

                    Great umbrella. I prefer the results from the white shoot through, so I got this one instead of the convertible one with the black cover, and I don't have to worry about removing the black cover, which is very nice. Regarding whether to purchase a 45" vs 60", I have used them both, and the 45" for me was just as good as the 60" for a full view of a group of 3 people on a couch. I could not tell any significant difference in the photos (as a novice). However, the 60" is really huge for indoors and it's heavy and makes your light stand less stable even if you have a great light stand. I highly recommend this umbrella.

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                    5.0

                    Great workhorse umbrellas

                    By adventure_photo

                    from Vail, CO

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Architecture
                      • Artificial Lighting
                      • Photography
                      • Portraits
                      • Strobe Lighting
                      • Weddings

                      Comments about Photoflex 45" White Satin Umbrella:

                      Durable, good size, portable, good color rendition.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Very happy

                      By derrickh

                      from quinnesec, MI

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Photography
                        • Portraits
                        • Strobe Lighting
                        • Weddings

                        Comments about Photoflex 45" White Satin Umbrella:

                        For the price you cant go wrong. Works very well for my portraits.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Still Have A Studio

                        By Photo Weenie

                        from Wisconsin

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Photography
                          • Portraits
                          • Strobe Lighting

                          Comments about Photoflex 45" White Satin Umbrella:

                          They are the ones I have been looking for. Great service as always.
                          They work great..

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Nice even light

                          By Don

                          from Georgetown, TX

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent
                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Artificial Lighting
                            • Photography
                            • Portraits
                            • Strobe Lighting
                            • Weddings

                            Comments about Photoflex 45" White Satin Umbrella:

                            Use with my Canon 580 EXII and 430 EXII speed lights and they produce nice even light.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Its a winner

                            By His Majesty

                            from California

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent
                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Artificial Lighting
                              • Photography
                              • Portraits
                              • Strobe Lighting

                              Comments about Photoflex 45" White Satin Umbrella:

                              When used as a shoot throught, light is perfectly diffused for a natural white lighting. I love the white fiber glass ribs.

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                              5.0

                              Exceeds expectations

                              By Shartwell

                              from Reading, PA

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Photography
                                • Portraits
                                • Strobe Lighting
                                • Weddings

                                Comments about Photoflex 45" White Satin Umbrella:

                                I use the umbrella for outdoor portraits and it provides good lighting. It's very sturdy with the plastics spokes-it's fallen twice already when I forgot to put sandbags on my stand, yet it still works well and has no damage. I've only used it as a shoot through umbrella, and it creatrs nice soft light. The only thing I wish is that it compressed better for traveling, the main shaft does not collapse to get shorter. Well made product.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                A fine umbrella

                                By KnightRT

                                from Atlanta, GA

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy Setup
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Strobe Lighting

                                  Comments about Photoflex 45" White Satin Umbrella:

                                  The umbrella works fine for reflective or shoot-through photography. The interior has a bit of a sheen to it. Quality is high. The metal center rod has a solid tip. The rod itself may well be solid, and seems sturdy enough. The small screws that comprise lesser umbrella mounts will put small dings in it, however.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Good Solid Umbrella

                                  By Bob in NC

                                  from Hickory, North Carolina

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Consistent
                                  • Easy Setup
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Artificial Lighting
                                    • Photography
                                    • Portraits
                                    • Strobe Lighting

                                    Comments about Photoflex 45" White Satin Umbrella:

                                    Sturdy, smooth, and have a good large arc. I have been very happy with my Photoflex umbrellas and so when I purchased a new Alien Bee I added another one to my kit. I shoot my light thru these for soft portable light. These umbrellas have a solid shaft that is very sturdy and dies not crush after repeatedly clamped into place. I hope I have to wait a long time before this unit crashes down to the ground, but this new style has flexible (plastic?) spokes which look like they are able to take much more abuse than the metal ones of the past. Good solid unit, more than fair price.

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                                    5.0

                                    Great Umbrellas

                                    By CameraBug

                                    from Vancouver, Canada

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Consistent
                                    • Easy Setup
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Artificial Lighting
                                      • Portraits
                                      • Strobe Lighting

                                      Comments about Photoflex 45" White Satin Umbrella:

                                      Cheap and reliable. My last 2 umbrellas lasted 2 years. Would have last longer if it wasn't for the fact that they keep getting blown over when shooting outdoors.

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                                      4.0

                                      Great umbrella for the price

                                      By Ray

                                      from Las Vegas

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy Setup
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Artificial Lighting
                                        • Photography
                                        • Portraits
                                        • Strobe Lighting

                                        Comments about Photoflex 45" White Satin Umbrella:

                                        Can't beat it for the price.
                                        It looks like it will hold up well.
                                        It give a nice even diffusion.

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                                        5.0

                                        Great size !!!

                                        By Juanito

                                        from Mount Vernon, NY

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy Setup
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Reliable

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Artificial Lighting
                                          • Photography
                                          • Portraits
                                          • Strobe Lighting

                                          Comments about Photoflex 45" White Satin Umbrella:

                                          perfect size.... but you can go bigger depending on what your needs are. Photoflex construction of products is awesome and sturdy !!!

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                                          5.0

                                          "cheap" umbrella?

                                          By sonicpenguin

                                          from austin, tx

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Consistent
                                          • Easy Setup
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Reliable

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Strobe Lighting

                                            Comments about Photoflex 45" White Satin Umbrella:

                                            Wish that I had experience with others, but as this is my first umbrella, I exhausted hours of research on reviews from here as well as Flickr. Glad I opted for this one. A lot of reviewers classify this as a "cheap" umbrella--yes, in price--but, not in quality. I'm really impressed with the Photoflex build quality and weight of fabric. I could see this item lasting a lifetime. Unbelievable value.

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