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Impact 22" Diffuser Sock

B&H # IMDSBD22 MFR # 9031650
Impact 22" Diffuser Sock

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Product Highlights

  • Also Fits 20 & 20.5" Diffusers
  • 1 Stop Diffusion
  • Snug Fit, Clean Catchlights
  • Stackable

You Pay: $29.95

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This Impact Diffuser Sock is a heat-resistant (see note), 22" nylon fabric light softener ringed with strong elastic for a snug fit around metal strobe head reflectors. In addition, it is also ideal for use with 20 and 20.5" diffusers. The diffuser softens the light output and reduces it by 1 stop.

Diffuser Socks are stackable, offering the opportunity to increase the diffusion effect while reducing the light output.

Note: Intended for use on flash heads or fluorescent sources. Do not use on continuous hot light sources.

Diffuses and softens the light output by 1 stop
Material Nylon
Size 22" (55.9 cm)
Impact 22" Diffuser Sock
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    Impact22" Diffuser Sock
     
    4.4

    (based on 20 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (8)
    • Lightweight (8)
    • Attaches securely (7)
    • Good color value (7)
    • Long-lasting (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portraits (10)
      • General purpose (5)
      • Indoors (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (14)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (13), Semi-pro photographer (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Good value

      I use this with the Hensel Beauty Dish and have been very pleased with the result.Provides a really nice soft glow to my portraits. I have not tried the Hensel product so I cannot...Read complete review

      I use this with the Hensel Beauty Dish and have been very pleased with the result.Provides a really nice soft glow to my portraits. I have not tried the Hensel product so I cannot compare.So to be safe, I am giving it 4 instead of 5 stars.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Not enough air flow

      Works fine but restricts air movement too much causing the strobe head to run hot and shut down.

      Works fine but restricts air movement too much causing the strobe head to run hot and shut down.

      Reviewed by 20 customers

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      5.0

      Essential addition to the beauty dish

      By CC

      from Australia

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Good Color Value

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Impact 22" Diffuser Sock:

          Softens the light and makes the beauty dish even more versatile.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Speedotron Users...

          By Brooks Ayola

          from Los Angeles, CA

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Long-Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Impact 22" Diffuser Sock:

              I really wish Impact would simply increase the size of their socks an inch or so. Although you can get this thing on a Speedotron 22" beauty dish, it's not easy. I decided to use it on my Speedotron 20" reflector, which it fits perfectly. Just like I use the 13" on my 11" reflectors, I guess I'll try the 27" for my 22" next.

              Other than that, they are my favorite diffusion socks, especially on the 11" where the modeling light is relatively close to the fabric. These seem to last longer than the others, which eventually get brittle in the center from the heat, and rip.

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              5.0

              Great quality

              By Viscom Scholar

              from Austin, Texas

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Securely
              • Durable
              • Easy To Attach
              • Good Color Value
              • Lightweight
              • Long-Lasting
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Impact 22" Diffuser Sock:

                  The quality of this sock is awesome. The best part...it is easy to attach with one person! As all professional photographers know, a diffusion sock that requires two people for attachment is the pits. Not a worry with this diffuser sock by Impact!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  great!

                  By candidho

                  from LA, CA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Impact 22" Diffuser Sock:

                      it fits perfect for my beauty dish that my sock got too dirty.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Produces Nice Softness

                      By Lindsay

                      from Greenville, SC

                      Comments about Impact 22" Diffuser Sock:

                      It works great and secures tightly. I used it on the Speedotron dish. :]

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                      4.0

                      Drastically improves quality of light!

                      By NW NJ Wedding Photographer

                      from Franklin, NJ

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Good Color Value
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • A Bit Difficult To Put On

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors
                      • Outdoors

                      Comments about Impact 22" Diffuser Sock:

                      Compared to using the "bare" beauty dish, adding this diffuser sock makes a world of difference with the quality of light in images. It softens them just enough but still allows for the beauty dish look. My only complaint is that it's a little difficult to stretch over the beauty dish without it coming off one side or another. Maybe that will change with frequency of use, but it actually took having someone else to hold down one side while I stretched it over the other. Great product overall.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      4.0

                      A simple diffuser

                      By thefrenchguy

                      from Hilton Head Island, SC

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Securely
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors
                        • Portraits
                        • Still Life

                        Comments about Impact 22" Diffuser Sock:

                        Work as it is supposed to be. I use it with my Profoto beauty dish and fits well on it and soften the light nicely. I don't know if a more expensive one will do any better but I am satisfied with this one. Uses for portrait and still life (commercial) photography in studio and on location.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Good Quality

                        By EiNY

                        from New York City

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Impact 22" Diffuser Sock:

                              This sock came as part of a kit along with a Beauty dish and grid. I've had a beauty dish in my regular setup for years and I use it a lot. However, I'm not really big on using it with a sock - it just turns the dish into a small soft-box right? Actually the white Impact dish is surprisingly specular so the sock may actually be useful to soften it a little.

                              Anyway, if I decide to break the habit and use a sock, this one looks like it will do the job. It's actually a very snug and tidy fit on the dish.

                              Only four stars because I can't really see the point or comment on how it performs as a diffuser

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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              Good diffuser

                              By Nathan

                              from Newbury Park, CA

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attaches Securely
                              • Durable
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • General Use
                                • Indoors
                                • Portraits

                                Comments about Impact 22" Diffuser Sock:

                                Fits well on the Impact 22: beauty dish, but material is basically just a large shower cap. Does a decent job, just not worth 5 stars total.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Softly, softly

                                By Steve

                                from NJ

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attaches Securely
                                • Good Color Value
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • General Use
                                  • Indoors
                                  • Low Light
                                  • Portraits

                                  Comments about Impact 22" Diffuser Sock:

                                  Does what it's supposed to very nicely, giving a nice soft feel to the light. I use it over a beauty dish and am very happy with the quality of the light output.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  22" Diffuser Sock

                                  By Big H

                                  from Naples Florida

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attaches Securely
                                  • Durable
                                  • Good Color Value
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Long-Lasting

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • General Use
                                    • Portraits

                                    Comments about Impact 22" Diffuser Sock:

                                    Great value for the money

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Does what it's suppose to do

                                    By KC

                                    from New Jersey

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attaches Securely
                                    • Durable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Portraits

                                      Comments about Impact 22" Diffuser Sock:

                                      Works very well. It allows me to get another 1 stop of soft light when using my beauty dish.

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                                      4.0

                                      Decent for what you pay

                                      By KP

                                      from Irvine, CA

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Good construction

                                      Cons

                                      • Cost

                                      Best Uses

                                      • General Use

                                      Comments about Impact 22" Diffuser Sock:

                                      works like it should.

                                      probably the better product i've seen manufactured for the beauty dishes.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Works great with my 23" Hensel BD

                                      By [@]

                                      from Palm Beach Gardens, FL

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Good Color Value
                                      • Long-Lasting

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Flash Photography

                                        Comments about Impact 22" Diffuser Sock:

                                        Fits over my 23" Hensel beautydish and holds. Nice way to soften the light.

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

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                                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        4.0

                                        It's a Sock

                                        By donmcgillis

                                        from Winnipeg, MB

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Attach Securely

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Impact 22" Diffuser Sock:

                                            It fits

                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No

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                                            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Just as it was described

                                            By robbo505

                                            from New York

                                            About Me Pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Photography
                                                • Strobe Lighting

                                                Comments about Impact 22" Diffuser Sock:

                                                This product was exactly what I needed at a very reasonable price.

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                                                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                 
                                                2.0

                                                Not enough air flow

                                                By lsp

                                                from Boston

                                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Photography
                                                    • Portraits
                                                    • Strobe Lighting

                                                    Comments about Impact 22" Diffuser Sock:

                                                    Works fine but restricts air movement too much causing the strobe head to run hot and shut down.

                                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                                    • No

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                                                    5.0

                                                    does the job just right

                                                    By ian

                                                    from huntington beach ca

                                                    About Me Semi-Professional

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Easy To Use
                                                    • Lightweight

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Portraits
                                                      • Studio

                                                      Comments about Impact 22" Diffuser Sock:

                                                      snug. gets the job done. works like it should

                                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                                      • No

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                                                      5.0

                                                      Better than the original

                                                      By JH

                                                      from New Orleans

                                                      About Me Professional

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Durable
                                                      • Lightweight

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Portraits
                                                        • Studio

                                                        Comments about Impact 22" Diffuser Sock:

                                                        Much nicer than the diffuser that comes with the reflector. This does take 3 hands to put on the reflector.

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                                                        4.0

                                                        Good value

                                                        By Walter

                                                        from Sydney, Australia

                                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Attach Securely
                                                        • Durable
                                                        • Good Color Value

                                                        Cons

                                                        • NONE

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Portraits

                                                        Comments about Impact 22" Diffuser Sock:

                                                        I use this with the Hensel Beauty Dish and have been very pleased with the result.Provides a really nice soft glow to my portraits. I have not tried the Hensel product so I cannot compare.So to be safe, I am giving it 4 instead of 5 stars.

                                                        Share this review

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