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Photoflex Umbrella with Adjustable Frame - White with Black Backing - 45"

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Photoflex Umbrella with Adjustable Frame-45"

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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.

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 - White with Black Backing - 45"
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    PhotoflexUmbrella with Adjustable Frame-45"
     
    4.7

    (based on 13 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (8)
    • Lightweight (8)
    • Reliable (7)
    • Consistent (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Strobe lighting (8)
      • Portraits (7)
      • Photography (6)
      • Artificial lighting (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (6), Semi-pro photographer (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (10)

      Reviewed by 13 customers

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      5.0

      Seems sturdier than the other guys

      By Ari

      from Spring Valley, NY

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Photoflex Umbrella with Adjustable Frame-45":

        My Westcott umbrellas were good, but they bent and broke within about a year. The construction on this one seems heftier. Time will tell, but I like what I see.

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        5.0

        Fantastic Ubrella

        By DME

        from Spring Valley, NY

        Comments about Photoflex Umbrella with Adjustable Frame-45":

        Gives out a beautiful light with a soft tone.And its well made too.

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        4.0

        Even light

        By Photoman

        from Connecticut

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Artificial Lighting
          • Photography
          • Strobe Lighting

          Comments about Photoflex Umbrella with Adjustable Frame-45":

          I find these umbrellas give very even corner to corner light coverage. I use two of them primarily to photograph art for publication. They are rather sturdy and flexible tools and can be made into a square configuration. The reflective material yields a soft even illumination. They can not be shot through however, as the black backing is not removable but that is not a concern for my use. I wish they came in a larger size to give even more light spread.

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          4.0

          Excellent, Adaptable Umbrella

          By Scott Weaver

          from Las Cruces, NM

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adaptable
          • Color Matching
          • Good light quality
          • Good quality
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Location photography
            • Portraits
            • Studio Photograophy
            • Studio photography

            Comments about Photoflex Umbrella with Adjustable Frame-45":

            I have been using Photflex umbrellas and softboxes since 1987, when I began studio photography. I just purchased several of these umbrellas to replace what I've been using. The specially toned white interior is softer than satin interiors. They are excellent for portrait work especially, but I also will use them with softboxes for product photography and fine art photography.

            The color of the flat white interior matches the output color from the Photoflex softboxes (with white interior), so this is an added convenience. One needn't worry about noticeable differences in color temperature when mixing the umbrellas with the softboxes.

            I also have found the adjustable frames of the umbrellas very useful over the years. The square configuration does allow one to get the light a little higher in small rooms, and the square catchlight can be desirable in portraits.

            They now have white ribs, rather than shiny metal, and they are fiberglass so they will not bend out of shape and will remain durable.

            I did not give it 5 stars because they have an inexpensive black plastic cap on the tip of the umbrella which broke when I accidentally dropped it a few feet to the floor. Please beef up those caps, Photoflex!

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            5.0

            Very well built umbrella

            By Kai

            from New York, NY

            About Me Pro Photographer

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Photography
              • Portraits
              • Strobe Lighting
              • Weddings

              Comments about Photoflex Umbrella with Adjustable Frame-45":

              I like the black backing design. It minimize the light loss.

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              • No

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              5.0

              works as expected

              By matt

              from stony creek, CT

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Portable
                • Strobe Lighting

                Comments about Photoflex Umbrella with Adjustable Frame-45":

                so far seems durable and of higher quaility material. I bought it as a replacement for a shoot-through umbrella and still gives a nice even diffuse lighting with a canon strobe.

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                4.0

                Thumbs up!!!

                By pixelpro

                from Brooklyn, NY

                About Me 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":

                  Just got two of these umbrellas and I love them. I love the fact that they are adjustable to give you either a square or rectangle shape. Nicely built product.

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                  5.0

                  Best umbrella I've used

                  By Jim in Central New York

                  from NY

                  About Me 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":

                    This is one of the best umbrellas I've used. It produces very even lighting with no color cast. After photographing groups of three to ten people I've often been surprised at how even the light is, especially when using just one strobe for the main light. Well made with quality materials. PhotoFlex products are very good quality.

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                    5.0

                    Excellent photo umbrella

                    By Marc

                    from Thallichtenberg, Germany

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                    • None that I've found yet

                    Best Uses

                    • Artificial Lighting
                    • Portraits
                    • Strobe Lighting

                    Comments about Photoflex Umbrella with Adjustable Frame-45":

                    This is a great photo umbrella with the interesting ability to adjust to a square framed if desired. Switching between normal (round) and square is too easy and does not take much time - certainly less than one minute. I'm learning how to light my photos with only a speedlight and haven't used any other umbrellas before. However, I've read many reviews and blogs, and I have an eye for quality. The fabric is sturdy and looks like it will withstand years of hard use. The velcro is firmly stiched in place with no loose or frayed edges. The shaft seems solid - not hollow - and requires no DIY modification. Overall I'm very pleased with my umbrella and would buy it again.

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                    5.0

                    Beautiful Product

                    By Kyle

                    from Virginia

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Artificial Lighting
                      • Photography
                      • Portraits
                      • Strobe Lighting

                      Comments about Photoflex Umbrella with Adjustable Frame-45":

                      Great product. I use them for head shots and some outdoor stuff. They filter light really well.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Good design umbrella

                      By Elden

                      from Hong Kong

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Good Color Value

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use
                        • Indoors
                        • Outdoors
                        • Special Events

                        Comments about Photoflex Umbrella with Adjustable Frame-45":

                        Clever design, i love it. Just like the other photoflex products, durable and good color value.

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                        4.0

                        Works great!

                        By photogirl

                        from Virginia

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Photoflex Umbrella with Adjustable Frame-45":

                              I just ordered this product. It seems to work fine. I haven't had any trouble with it so far.

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                              (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              lightweight, portable, good size

                              By gtwdesigns

                              from East Brunswick, NJ

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • General Use
                                • Indoors
                                • Outdoors

                                Comments about Photoflex Umbrella with Adjustable Frame-45":

                                nice large size gives a broad, soft diffused light

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