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Impact 11" Diffuser Sock

B&H # IMDSBD11 MFR # 9031610
Impact 11" Diffuser Sock

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Product Highlights

  • 1 Stop Diffusion
  • Snug Fit, Clean Catchlights
  • Stackable

You Pay: $19.99

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This Impact Diffuser Sock is a heat-resistant (see note), 11" nylon fabric light softener ringed with strong elastic for a snug fit around metal strobe head reflectors. 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 11" (27.9 cm)
Impact 11" Diffuser Sock
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    Impact11" Diffuser Sock
     
    4.3

    (based on 12 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (10)
    • Easy to set up (7)
    • Reliable (7)
    • Consistent (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Handy Item

      Does the job it's designed to do, and well. I wouldn't use a high wattage modeling lamp continuously in it's presence though. You could, for long enough to see the lights effect if...Read complete review

      Does the job it's designed to do, and well. I wouldn't use a high wattage modeling lamp continuously in it's presence though. You could, for long enough to see the lights effect if needed, then remove the bulb. Produces a pleasant soft light. And as always, be aware of spill. Bring a barndoor along. You will most likely need it.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Does its job

      I purchased the 10" diffuser sock. It does its job diffusing the light adequately, and can sustain the heat produced by the 23w florescent bulb I have in the reflector. However,...Read complete review

      I purchased the 10" diffuser sock. It does its job diffusing the light adequately, and can sustain the heat produced by the 23w florescent bulb I have in the reflector. However, the bulb touches the diffuser, so I had to tape some cardboard to the reflector to prevent the diffuser from touching the bulb.I would recommend using a larger diffuser and reflector for larger bulbs. I feel like[$] was high for the 10" sock.

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      4.0

      A bit tight on Speedo 11" but works

      By Brooks Ayola

      from Los Angeles, CA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

      • Slightly Too Small

      Best Uses

      • Artificial Lighting
      • Photography
      • Portraits
      • Strobe Lighting

      Comments about Impact 11" Diffuser Sock:

      I've tried a few different manufacturers of "light socks" for my Speedotron reflectors, including Speedotron, and Xenophon, but this one seems to be the best so far. If it were a quarter inch smaller, it wouldn't fit a Speedotron 11 inch reflector, but it fits, just barely. I'm going to try the 13 inch and see if that's a better fit.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Surprisingly effective

      By NOVA Digital

      from Manassas, VA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Artificial Lighting
        • Photography
        • Video

        Comments about Impact 11" Diffuser Sock:

        Didn't expect much to putting this over a small light dish, but figured at this price it wouldn't hurt to try it. It is surprisingly effective at softening and evening light when you're close to the subject. I use this in a cheap dish that has an edison base, so I can use an LED bulb and not worry about trapping heat within the dish. Much more compact than an umbrella or softbox and for close-in with 60-100 watts this does the trick.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Perfect!

        By Jnarowe

        from Poulsbo, WA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Artificial Lighting
          • Photography
          • Strobe Lighting

          Comments about Impact 11" Diffuser Sock:

          Perfectly fit my 10" reflectors. Easy to use and great dispersion.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Does what it says it will do

          By Rawb

          from Ma

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Photography
            • Portraits

            Comments about Impact 11" Diffuser Sock:

            This is as straight forward as you can get. Remove diffuser from packaging, place over light. Wow...pretty easy, and it works. Stop reading this and just order one, or two.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Great Product

            By Bryce Laughlin

            from Columbus, Ohio

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • None Quality is Great

            Best Uses

            • Photography
            • Portraits
            • Strobe Lighting

            Comments about Impact 11" Diffuser Sock:

            It is exactly as it says it is. Fits on my dynalight 50 degree reflecter perfectly and softens the light just right. Thanks Impact!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Very good diffuser

            By Aureliano Buendía

            from New York City

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Impact 11" Diffuser Sock:

              Very nice and versatile, fits my 10" light dish tightly and diffuses light creating soft, even tones.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Handy Item

              By PhotogCT

              from New Haven, CT

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Artificial Lighting
                • Photography
                • Portraits
                • Strobe Lighting

                Comments about Impact 11" Diffuser Sock:

                Does the job it's designed to do, and well. I wouldn't use a high wattage modeling lamp continuously in it's presence though. You could, for long enough to see the lights effect if needed, then remove the bulb. Produces a pleasant soft light. And as always, be aware of spill. Bring a barndoor along. You will most likely need it.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                3.0

                11 inch Diffuser sock

                By Dallas the Photographer

                from dallas[@]

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                • A little too tight

                Best Uses

                • Artificial Lighting
                • Photography
                • Strobe Lighting

                Comments about Impact 11" Diffuser Sock:

                I am a fashion/beauty photographer and I shoot with Speedotron brown series equipment. It is extremely hard to find socks that will fit the 11 inch reflector. It worked well, just wish that impact would give just approximately an extra inch so the diffuser would have just a little bit of give.

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                • No

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                5.0

                A best solution

                By The Guy in Black

                from SF Bay Area, CA

                About Me Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Portraits
                  • Studio
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about Impact 11" Diffuser Sock:

                  I used to use diffusing sheets and acrylic. This is far superior. It is inexpensive, easy, and folds up to take no space. I use it on inexpensive 10.5" clamp lights from the hardware store.

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                  3.0

                  Fits well on my reflector.

                  By rudyc

                  from los angeles, ca

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use
                  • Home
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about Impact 11" Diffuser Sock:

                  The sock is definitely a useful diffuser for my reflector. I would gladly recommend the product to anyone.

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                  4.0

                  More useful today than ever

                  By Turnip Video

                  from Durham, NC

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Impact 11" Diffuser Sock:

                  This diffuser is especially great with today's new fluorescent bulbs. They run so cool, heat is no problem and the diffuser is a poor man's light control that works great!

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                  3.0

                  Does its job

                  By justin

                  from Hoboken, NJ

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Alternative to a sofbox
                  • Diffuses light

                  Cons

                  • Overpriced

                  Best Uses

                  • Diffused light
                  • Portraits
                  • Small video work
                  • Softlight

                  Comments about Impact 11" Diffuser Sock:

                  I purchased the 10" diffuser sock. It does its job diffusing the light adequately, and can sustain the heat produced by the 23w florescent bulb I have in the reflector. However, the bulb touches the diffuser, so I had to tape some cardboard to the reflector to prevent the diffuser from touching the bulb.I would recommend using a larger diffuser and reflector for larger bulbs. I feel like[$] was high for the 10" sock.

                  Share this review

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