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Impact Digital Flash Umbrella Mount Kit

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Product Highlights
  • 2x Impact 32" Umbrellas
  • 2x Shoe Mount Bracket
  • 2x Light Stands

This is an Impact Digital Flash Umbrella Mount Kit. It includes 2- Impact 32" White umbrellas with removable black backing. Umbrellas soften, broaden, and diminish the light output of any tungsten or flash light source. 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 light box.

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. Each umbrella is perfect for a 1 person head shot, or 3x4 ft product setup.

Each of the two Impact brand umbrella brackets fit on top of almost any light stand, has different size stud adapters for various grip clamps, includes a cold shoe mount for your shoe-mount flash. It swivels, tilts, locks into place, and accepts almost any small to medium sized umbrella.

The Impact brand light stands are black, air-cushioned, and rise to a maximum height of 8' (2.4 m).

When using this kit with the Nikon SB-900/910, an additional adjustable "universal shoe mount" is required.

Impact brand light stands are well-known for quality at a low price.
An air cushioned light stand protects equipment and fingers from injury if you forget to tighten the stand section locks.
Minimum Height 26.75 in (68 cm)
Maximum Height 8 ft (2.4 M)
Closed Length 27 in (68.5 cm)
Footprint Diameter 3 ft (91.4 cm)
Kit Weight 8.5 lbs (3.740 kg)
Maximum Load 7.5 lbs (3.4 kg)
Attachment Size 5/8 in stud with 1/4-20 in threaded tip
Accepts Wheels Yes- (1022)
Air Cushioned Yes
Impact Digital Flash Umbrella Mount Kit
  • 2 x 32" Convertible Umbrella
  • 2 x Umbrella Bracket
  • 2 x Air Cushioned Black Stand
  • 1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    ImpactDigital Flash Umbrella Mount Kit
     
    4.4

    (based on 414 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (206)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (179)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (25)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (195)
    • Attach securely (138)
    • Good color value (69)
    • Lightweight (62)
    • Long-lasting (56)

    Cons

    • Flimsy (39)
    • Weak (20)
    • Harsh color (3)
    • Small umbrellas (3)

    Best Uses

    • Indoors (277)
    • General purpose (224)
    • Low light (139)
    • Outdoors (108)
    • Outdoor events / games (102)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (139), Photo enthusiast (101), Pro photographer (44), Enthusiast (27), Casual photographer (26)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (178), Yes (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Good starter kit for aspiring Strobists

    Let me start off by saying that this kit is an unbeatable value. The options that can come out of this are about endless. If you're an aspiring Strobist on a budget (like...Read complete review

    Let me start off by saying that this kit is an unbeatable value. The options that can come out of this are about endless. If you're an aspiring Strobist on a budget (like me), this kit was put together for you.

    Lightstands: 3.5/5
    I put a Vivitar 285HV, a Quantum Radio Slave II Receiver, and the umbrella on the lightstands. Thus there's a reasonable amount of weight on there. The stands do the job, but they're not outstanding. When I adjust the power, or switch something on/off, the stand and everything on it will be wobbling for a few seconds afterwards. FULLY extended will be even more wobbly. But they do the job. The air cushioning sure is nice to have for forgetful people like me!

    Umbrella Brackets: 4.5/5
    Everything about the bracket is extremely sturdy. There's no give or take anywhere with the bracket. The only thing I don't like is that you can't tilt the umbrella itself; thus the umbrella is always pointed straight outwards. You can only adjust the tilt of the flash.

    Umbrellas: 3/5
    The umbrellas are silvery reflector umbrellas. They don't do a very good job as shoot-through, because they're too diffused. They do a great job as reflector umbrellas, though. The removeable black backing works well. The actual construction of the umbrellas are weak. Very weak. The metal parts holding up the cloth are hollow and very thin metal, so it bends very easily. I already have one bent umbrella; luckily it still works how it should. I also wish the long beam was longer.

    If you're on a budget, click "add to cart" right now, because this kit was made for you! If money isn't a factor, another product may suit you better.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Nice little set on the cheap

    This achieves what it advertises with some minor problems. First off, I realize this is not "high end" equipment and is directed at someone looking to save money. With this...Read complete review

    This achieves what it advertises with some minor problems. First off, I realize this is not "high end" equipment and is directed at someone looking to save money. With this in mind the Impact kit is good enough. I mount Canon 580EXii flashes on the brackets and bounce the light off the umbrellas triggered wirelessly. Works well enough, but be aware of a few things:

    1. The metal piece to mount the flash on will not fit 580's (probably any canon flash for that matter) unless forced-- and could damage the rubber at the base. My solution was to use the plastic mounts included with the the flashes

    2. When using them outside with the umbrellas attached witht he slightest wind and they WILL blow over. Sand bags or some kind of weight (5-10lbs) is a must for outdoor use.

    3. Every time I screw anything to secure the bracket to the stand, and bracket to the the umbrella-- the screw chews into the metal. I put gaffers tape on the metal thats getting messed. Might make the Impact set last a little longer. Kind of a minor point, but I'm obsessive about keeping things neat and functional, and chewed up metal is not acceptable.

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    4.0

    Good Product

    By Jesus

    from Illinois

    Comments about Impact Digital Flash Umbrella Mount Kit:

    This is a great starting kit. Product does not feel cheap and it is light weight! Plus it is a really good price.

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    5.0

    Great starter studio kit.

    By MAM

    from Louisville, KY

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Impact Digital Flash Umbrella Mount Kit:

        This Impact kit was part of a larger Canon 600EX lighting kit I purchased from B&H. It's a great starter kit, and if you are exploring off camera flash and/or studio setups, this is a good way to go. The kit is easy to assemble, and does a very nice job.

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        5.0

        Better than expected

        By Dave

        from Monroe, NY

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Great Value

        Cons

        • Lightweight

        Best Uses

        • General Use

        Comments about Impact Digital Flash Umbrella Mount Kit:

        For a relatively inexpensive kit, these seem well designed and of reasonable quality.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great Value!

        By POLLY

        from Boise, Idaho

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Portraits

            Comments about Impact Digital Flash Umbrella Mount Kit:

            I use this for my mobile studio. It's solid and reliable - especially for the price.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Easy set up starter kits

            By Michael

            from ON

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Long-Lasting

            Cons

            • Harsh Color

            Best Uses

            • Indoors

            Comments about Impact Digital Flash Umbrella Mount Kit:

            i use this product to take head shoot, and it allows me to learn how to modify the light. It's great!

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            • No

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            5.0

            Does the job!

            By Vadim

            from Charlotte, NC

            Comments about Impact Digital Flash Umbrella Mount Kit:

            Since I only use several times a year, it does the job.

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            4.0

            Nice starter kit

            By NanS

            from Upstate, NY

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Low Light

                Comments about Impact Digital Flash Umbrella Mount Kit:

                Just starting with off camera lighting and this kit is a great tool to learn with. Lightweight - paired with my speedlights and a pair of triggers this set-up was a lifesaver at an very dark venue last night in lighting up the dance floor. Just be sure not to over-tighten the clamps as I'm not sure they would take it well. Excited to take this kit to the park next week to practice some portraits!

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                5.0

                Great value, nice products

                By AP Architectural Photography

                from Newport, RI

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Securely
                • Durable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Indoors
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Impact Digital Flash Umbrella Mount Kit:

                  You can't really beat it for the price. You get two so and so plastic but pretty solid heads, two real nice and very lightweight - compared to their height - stands and a couple small, cute, honest two purpose ubrellas.

                  Couldn't find a better deal anywhere else online.

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                  5.0

                  good

                  By dsadsadsadsa

                  from new haven

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Impact Digital Flash Umbrella Mount Kit:

                  good

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                  3.0

                  Decent for the price

                  By Brad

                  from Michigan

                  Comments about Impact Digital Flash Umbrella Mount Kit:

                  The sands and umbrellas are okay, but the mounting brackets are garbage. Garbage threading. I didn't trust holding my 600exrt's on them so I just replaced the brackets with some all metal westcott's. Good package deal though.

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                  4.0

                  Does what it is supposed to

                  By M in AZ

                  from Phoenix, AZ

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Flimsy

                  Best Uses

                  • Low Light

                  Comments about Impact Digital Flash Umbrella Mount Kit:

                  A pretty basic stand + clamp + umbrella kit. Does what you would expect. Umbrellas can act as shoot-through or reflectors.

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                  3.0

                  Cheap but great

                  By Keiron

                  from Sydney

                  About Me Photography Student

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Securely
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use
                    • Outdoors

                    Comments about Impact Digital Flash Umbrella Mount Kit:

                    I got this as part of a Canon flash kit. The umbrellas and stands are cheaply made but work great. The flash/umbrella mounts are surprisingly well made. All in all it's great little kit that you don't feel is to precious to actually get out and use.

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                    5.0

                    A GREAT START FOR A BUDGET-WISE GONNABE.

                    By CHASING AFTER JESUS CHRIST

                    from SOUTH GEORGIA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Sturdy

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Impact Digital Flash Umbrella Mount Kit:

                        THE STANDS ARE STURDY. THE MOUNTS ARE STRONG. THE FLASH MOUNTS ARE A LITTLE TEDIOUS TO GET THE FLASH LOCKED INTO BUT ONCE THEY ARE IN THEY ARE SECURE. THE ONE TINY SCREW TO LOCK THEM IN COULD BE DONE DIFFERENTLY. I HAVENT SEEN OR USED ANY HIGH END STUFF SO THIS IS ALL I KNOW. I HAVE THE NIKON SB800 FLASHES AND THEY FEEL SECURE, BUT I WOULD LIKE TO SEE A BETETER WAY TO LOCK THEM IN. ANYWAYS... THE UMBRELLAS LOCK IN SECURELY ALSO. I JUST CHOSE UMBRELLAS OVER SOFT BOXES BECAUSE THIS WAS A KIT. ONE DAY SOFT BOXES ARE THE BEST, THE NEXT... AND THE GENERAL CONSENSUS IS WHEN ASKING FOR RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT IS... "WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO BE DOING?" NO CLEAR BEST OF ANYTHING IN PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT. BUY THIS. IT WILL HOLD YOUR FLASH AND GIVE YOU GOOD LIGHT. OTHERWISE... BRING YOUR CHECKBOOK AND MAKE YOUR OWN TRIPOD, UMBRELLA, FLASHMOUNT KIT.

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                        5.0

                        Good quality and value

                        By Rebecca

                        from Austin, TX, USA

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attaches Securely
                        • Durable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors
                          • Low Light
                          • Portraits
                          • Special Events

                          Comments about Impact Digital Flash Umbrella Mount Kit:

                          I bought this product included in a Nikon SB-910 Speedlight two flash lighting kit. I haven't used it for an event yet, but found the product to be very easy to set up and operate.

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                          5.0

                          Great Stuff

                          By Beau

                          from Denver, Co

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • General Use
                            • Portraits

                            Comments about Impact Digital Flash Umbrella Mount Kit:

                            Used for a work xmas party set up was fast and easy. great product

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Excelente relación calidad-precio

                            By Alberto de Uruguay

                            from Montevideo

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Calidad
                            • Precio
                            • Precio Y Calidad

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • General Use
                              • Indoors
                              • Outdoors
                              • Portraits

                              Comments about Impact Digital Flash Umbrella Mount Kit:

                              Sorprendente calidad para el precio que tiene este kit. Fácil de armar, resistente, firme, cumple con holgura las funciones. Lo compré con el bolso que sugiere B&H y es ideal para transporte y almacenamiento. También compré un paraguas un poco mayor al del kit para tener otra opción de iluminación con mayor aptitud.

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                              4.0

                              Good starter set

                              By PawPawRazzi

                              from Magnolia, Texas

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                              • Weak

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoors

                              Comments about Impact Digital Flash Umbrella Mount Kit:

                              Great set to start learning, but it not study enough for long term use,

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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              Works great for the price

                              By The Ogre

                              from Rocky River,Ohio

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attaches Securely
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                              • Inexpensive

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Impact Digital Flash Umbrella Mount Kit:

                              Well, it works great for the price. I'm not hard on my gear so its great for me. Great for some one just starting out.

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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              I would buy this product again

                              By KUFFY

                              from Grand Rapids MI

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attaches Securely
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Indoors

                                Comments about Impact Digital Flash Umbrella Mount Kit:

                                The product is not expensive and does the job.

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Umbrella Mount Kit IS Great for Money

                                By McGable

                                from Las Vegas, Nevada

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attaches Securely
                                • Good Color Value
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                • Harsh Color

                                Best Uses

                                • General Use
                                • Indoors
                                • Night Time
                                • Portraits
                                • Special Events

                                Comments about Impact Digital Flash Umbrella Mount Kit:

                                Easy to set up and very mobile!

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                                • No

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