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Photoflex Umbrella with Adjustable Frame - Hot Silver with Black Backing - 45"

You Pay: $39.95

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 lightbox.

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.

Fabrics are color balanced to all Photoflex soft boxes, panels and discs.
Adjust the shape of the highlight and the light coverage from round, to square to rectangular.
This size is perfect for a 1-2 person head, or head-to-waist shot, or a 4x6 ft product setup.
Photoflex Umbrella with Adjustable Frame - Hot Silver with Black Backing - 45"
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    PhotoflexUmbrella with Adjustable Frame-45"
     
    4.7

    (based on 23 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (18)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (10)
    • Attach securely (9)
    • Easy to set up (8)
    • Lightweight (8)
    • Consistent (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors (9)
      • Portraits (8)
      • Photography (7)
      • Strobe lighting (7)
      • Artificial lighting (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (9), Pro photographer (5), Photo enthusiast (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (10)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great Umbrella

      This is a very well made umbrella and is very easy to use. The components are very sturdy, and the reflective and backing cloths are heavy material that appears to be very durable....Read complete review

      This is a very well made umbrella and is very easy to use. The components are very sturdy, and the reflective and backing cloths are heavy material that appears to be very durable. The shape adjustments are very simple and it has velcro hold downs which aid in the configuration. Costs about the same as my old umbrellas, but is much more versatile and just as sturdy if not more. It is a very good buy.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Decent Umbrella Flimsy Plastic Support

      I got the umbrella 2 weeks ago, and was surprised to find that the support bars/things whatever you call them were plastic not metal! The material itself is good, but the plastic...Read complete review

      I got the umbrella 2 weeks ago, and was surprised to find that the support bars/things whatever you call them were plastic not metal! The material itself is good, but the plastic really made me frown on the quality on this. Portraits do the job, but I would have a back up umbrella if you are on location in case it breaks. I don't think that it will be dependable in the long run, unless you keep it open all the time on your stands.

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      5.0

      Great Umbrella for the Price

      By KTP

      from Kannapolis NC

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Portraits

        Comments about Photoflex Umbrella with Adjustable Frame-45":

        At this price point, you can't beat it. It's a perfect size to use one small strobe and shoot headshots to full length up to two people.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Sweet Umbrella

        By Ben Vegas

        from Las Vegas, NV

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        See all my reviews

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Artificial Lighting
          • Photography
          • Portraits
          • Strobe Lighting

          Comments about Photoflex Umbrella with Adjustable Frame-45":

          This product produces a large bright light spread thats good for full body portraits. I've tried it with a speedlite and a continuous light and it works with both, but brighter with the speedlite. The product is nicely built... The umbrella material seems durable, the shaft is metal and the ribs are flexible fiberglass so it should last a long time. You could probably use is as a rain umbrella if you wanted to. I'm just sayin'.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Photoflex Hot Silver 45"

          By OpusX

          from Bartlett, TN

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Artificial Lighting
            • Photography
            • Portraits
            • Strobe Lighting

            Comments about Photoflex Umbrella with Adjustable Frame-45":

            Excellent quality construction at a very reasonable price. This is my first umbrella and indeed impressed at the high quality level. Much more reasonable than a soft box.

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            • No

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            5.0

            photoflex 45" adjustable umbrella

            By jerome

            from Ottawa Canada

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Artificial Lighting
              • Photography
              • Portraits
              • Strobe Lighting

              Comments about Photoflex Umbrella with Adjustable Frame-45":

              great value ,good quality,adjustable frame easy to set-up,overall very good product

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              • No

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              (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Decent Umbrella Flimsy Plastic Support

              By Marisa

              from Connecticut

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Does the job
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Quality of fabric

              Cons

              • Cheaply Made
              • Plastic support bars
              • Unreliable

              Best Uses

              • 1 or 2 people portraits
              • Pet portraits
              • Photography
              • Portraits
              • Strobe Lighting

              Comments about Photoflex Umbrella with Adjustable Frame-45":

              I got the umbrella 2 weeks ago, and was surprised to find that the support bars/things whatever you call them were plastic not metal! The material itself is good, but the plastic really made me frown on the quality on this. Portraits do the job, but I would have a back up umbrella if you are on location in case it breaks. I don't think that it will be dependable in the long run, unless you keep it open all the time on your stands.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Good Stuff.............!

              By The photographer

              from Miami

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Artificial Lighting
                • Photography
                • Strobe Lighting
                • Weddings

                Comments about Photoflex Umbrella with Adjustable Frame-45":

                It's a perfect size to use one small strobe and shoot from headshots to full lenght.

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                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Umbrella

                By tkomaru

                from New York, NY

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Photography
                  • Portraits
                  • Strobe Lighting

                  Comments about Photoflex Umbrella with Adjustable Frame-45":

                  I used to use translucent ones before, but I love this kind better. It gives much softer light on the subject. Perfect size for the portrait and full body shot from distance.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great umbrellas

                  By aldo

                  from vermont

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Photoflex Umbrella with Adjustable Frame-45":

                        I've used many of these. Always great.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great Umbrella

                        By Ajax

                        from Cedar Park, TX

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Easy Setup
                        • Gives more options
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable
                        • The adjustable shape

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Photoflex Umbrella with Adjustable Frame-45":

                          I use this for shooting small groups with my strobe and it actually gives me almost 2 stops more light at 10ft.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Nice umbrella!

                          By Camera Girl 98

                          from Tennessee

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy Setup
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Artificial Lighting
                            • Photography
                            • Strobe Lighting

                            Comments about Photoflex Umbrella with Adjustable Frame-45":

                            This is my first umbrella so I wasn't sure what to expect. I am pretty pleased with it so far...it doesn't seem too flimsy and it folds up compactly.

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                            • No

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                            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Happy with this purchase.

                            By Joe the Limper

                            from Bartlesville, OK

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attach Securely
                            • Good Color Value

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoors
                              • Low Light
                              • Special Events

                              Comments about Photoflex Umbrella with Adjustable Frame-45":

                              In all honesty, I haven't had the opportunity to use this umbrella more than a couple of times since I bought it, but that's sufficient for me to decide that this one's a keeper. Price is very good. Now... it IS a light duty piece of equipment for studio or indoor location use only. But that's how and where I intend to use it, so no problems there.

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                              4.0

                              Works well...

                              By Zale

                              from Mountains of WV

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attach Securely
                              • Durable
                              • Good Color Value

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • General Use
                                • Indoors
                                • Low Light

                                Comments about Photoflex Umbrella with Adjustable Frame-45":

                                Works as it should. Being able to convert this to a (softbox) is laughable but, as a reflector it works quite nice. Build quality is very nice and it should hold up to some wear and tear.

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                                4.0

                                Works Great

                                By jon-e

                                from Florida

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attach Securely
                                • Durable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • General Use
                                  • Night Time

                                  Comments about Photoflex Umbrella with Adjustable Frame-45":

                                  Nicely priced umbrella that gets the job done.

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                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Great umbrella!

                                  By ThePhotogsBlog

                                  from Montreal

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attach Securely
                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy to set up
                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Good Color Value
                                  • Well-designed

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • General Use
                                    • Location photography

                                    Comments about Photoflex Umbrella with Adjustable Frame-45":

                                    I recently bought my first one of these, just to try them out. I bought it from B&H because they are hard to find in Montreal and about twice the price.

                                    I find this is a very neat product. Much of my work is done on location with just a couple of monolights and/or several portable flashes mounted off-camera. As I like to keep my location kit simple and light and quick to se up, I prefer using umbrellas to softboxes wherever possible.

                                    This Photoflex adjustable frame umbrella illuninates very well and is easy to adjust and set up. you can buy several for the cost and weight of a single softbox, and my location kits will henceforth have a few in each.

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                                    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Over a stop brighter than my Westcott

                                    By Geoff

                                    from Manassas, VA

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Reviewer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attach Securely
                                    • Durable
                                    • Long-Lasting
                                    • Powerful

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

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

                                      Comments about Photoflex Umbrella with Adjustable Frame-45":

                                      I did a side-by-side comparison between this umbrella and my 43" Westcott Soft Silver Collapsible Compact umbrella. I used a Sekonic L358 flash meter to measure both of them from the same distance (about 15-20 feet), using the same flash on the same stand. This umbrella gave a reading of f/6.3 @ ISO200, while the Westcott could only manage f/4. That means I have a stop and a third more light when using this umbrella - which is HUGE. It's solidly built, super shiny, and very efficient. If you shoot outdoor portraits, stop shopping for other umbrellas - save yourself a bunch of time and just buy these.

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                                      5.0

                                      Great umbrella with a sturdy build

                                      By Zac Wong

                                      from Chicago, Illinois

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Large

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • General Use

                                        Comments about Photoflex Umbrella with Adjustable Frame-45":

                                        I'm using it currently for portraits and band photography.
                                        It definately covers a single person, and even could light a group of 5
                                        The build is sturdy, and it's very compact when folded.

                                        Sb-800 is great for it too.

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                                        4.0

                                        Versitle and rugged

                                        By Fozzy Bear

                                        from Charlotte, NC

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Attach Securely
                                        • Durable
                                        • Long-Lasting

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Indoors
                                          • Outdoors

                                          Comments about Photoflex Umbrella with Adjustable Frame-45":

                                          I use this on location photo shoots where I am not the most gentle person with some of my gear. This item has so far taken everything well that I have thrown at it. I also keep it packed in a bag that also has light stands so far not a mark on it.

                                          Works as intended and handles the abuse.

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                                          5.0

                                          Easy to use

                                          By jimmyd

                                          from South Carolina

                                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Attach Securely
                                          • Durable
                                          • Good Color Value

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Indoors

                                            Comments about Photoflex Umbrella with Adjustable Frame-45":

                                            I have different sizes of this umbrella, I like shooting through it with half of the black turned back. That way the light is more controllable and I can keep the light off of the backdrop if I don't want it there.

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                                            5.0

                                            This is a must have item, get it now

                                            By Sam

                                            from Hankins, NY

                                            About Me Casual Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Attach Securely

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Indoors

                                              Comments about Photoflex Umbrella with Adjustable Frame-45":

                                              Easy to mount and good reflection.

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                                              4.0

                                              Great Umbrella

                                              By Joshua Gene

                                              from Seattle WA

                                              About Me Professional

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about Photoflex Umbrella with Adjustable Frame-45":

                                                    Great umbrella at a great price. This is my second one of these, they always seem to blow over on location shoots the wind. Not the most durable, but I'm pretty rough on them, for this price I'll keep buying them when they get too deformed from the falls.

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