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Westcott Soft Silver Umbrella (45")

B&H # WEU45SS MFR # 2006
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This is a 45" Westcott Soft Silver Umbrella. 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.

Westcott umbrellas are rated safe for use with lights up to 1000 Watts.
This size is perfect for a 1-2 person head, or head-to-waist shot, or a 4x6 ft product setup.
This umbrella has a removable black backing for use as a shoot-through umbrella with a quality of light similar to a softbox
Westcott Soft Silver Umbrella (45")
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    WestcottSoft Silver Umbrella (45")
     
    4.6

    (based on 13 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (9)
    • Reliable (7)
    • Easy to set up (4)
    • Consistent (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Photography (7)
      • Portraits (7)
      • Strobe lighting (7)
      • Artificial lighting (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (5), Pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (8)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Quick Outdoor Fill

      Purchased this as a quick way to soften stobe lighting when using the Wescott Tri-flash holder outdoors. The combo affords me nice light using 100 ISO up to 15' away. The triple flash...Read complete review

      Purchased this as a quick way to soften stobe lighting when using the Wescott Tri-flash holder outdoors. The combo affords me nice light using 100 ISO up to 15' away. The triple flash also lets me balance fill w/daylight in full sun conditions with the option for using E-TTL, if desired. Please notice from the attached photo that I did not mount $1500 worth of flashes to the umbrella shaft! I modified a Manfrotto QR plate w/stub to use the Tri-flash brackets more secure threaded mount. This helps too insure that my strobes don't change position, or worse, accidentally crash to the ground! Also, weight your stand outdoors as umbrellas will act as "sails" in the wind! Finally, use your flashes WA diffusion panel to distribute the light around the umbrella evenly.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      good value

      Seems like a quality product even though the cheap plastic
      case was already split open on the bottom end.

      Seems like a quality product even though the cheap plastic
      case was already split open on the bottom end.

      Reviewed by 13 customers

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      5.0

      Great Umbrella

      By Central PAphotographer

      from State College, PA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Westcott Soft Silver Umbrella (45"):

        Umbrella's are pretty simple and essential photography tools. Westcott makes quality umbrellas for a great price. I like these because you can remove the black outer layer or remove partially to help control the light spill

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        5.0

        nice product, good value

        By Mike in Rochester

        from Rochester, NY

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Artificial Lighting
          • Photography
          • Portraits
          • Strobe Lighting

          Comments about Westcott Soft Silver Umbrella (45"):

          so far so good. i've been working with it a few weeks and it's easy to use and seems durable.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Unique

          By ikem

          from Iowa Falls, IA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Artificial Lighting
            • Photography
            • Strobe Lighting

            Comments about Westcott Soft Silver Umbrella (45"):

            This umbrella is quite unique. The material is a very soft silver, but still reflects quite a bit of light. The material has very small holes going through the fabric, but I only noticed this with a continuous light. The rest of the build quality is outstanding, and the fiberglass frame is very light.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Quick Outdoor Fill

            By PC Photo

            from Fargo, ND

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Strobe Lighting

              Comments about Westcott Soft Silver Umbrella (45"):

              Purchased this as a quick way to soften stobe lighting when using the Wescott Tri-flash holder outdoors. The combo affords me nice light using 100 ISO up to 15' away. The triple flash also lets me balance fill w/daylight in full sun conditions with the option for using E-TTL, if desired. Please notice from the attached photo that I did not mount $1500 worth of flashes to the umbrella shaft! I modified a Manfrotto QR plate w/stub to use the Tri-flash brackets more secure threaded mount. This helps too insure that my strobes don't change position, or worse, accidentally crash to the ground! Also, weight your stand outdoors as umbrellas will act as "sails" in the wind! Finally, use your flashes WA diffusion panel to distribute the light around the umbrella evenly.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Great product

              By DCP

              from Maryland

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Photography
                • Strobe Lighting

                Comments about Westcott Soft Silver Umbrella (45"):

                I recently set up a small studio in my home and these umbrellas work great with my lights. Durable quality and easy to use.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                4.0

                Awesome product for the price.

                By JonV84

                from Cebu, Philippines

                About Me Semi-Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Portraits
                  • Studio

                  Comments about Westcott Soft Silver Umbrella (45"):

                  I've used umbrellas from unknown brands for about the same price but could not compare to the build quality of these westcotts.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  4.0

                  I would buy this product again.

                  By JMC

                  from Essexville, MI

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Westcott Soft Silver Umbrella (45"):

                        Thee quality of the umbrella is appropriate for the price.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Excellent results

                        By Mar

                        from Guam

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attach Securely
                        • Durable
                        • Good Color Value

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Westcott Soft Silver Umbrella (45"):

                            I got excellent results. Being below [$] it is also very economical. You can't go wrong.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Nice quality umbrella

                            By Buddy Lee

                            from Michigan

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Nice construction
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Photography
                              • Portraits
                              • Strobe Lighting
                              • Weddings

                              Comments about Westcott Soft Silver Umbrella (45"):

                              I use this attached to an Alien Bee head along with some hot shoe strobes. Seems to work nicely. I like the quality. I've had umbrellas that seem cheap and this one has a nicely constructed feel to it.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              3.0

                              good value

                              By TVPHOTOG

                              from Florida

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Artificial Lighting
                                • Photography
                                • Portraits

                                Comments about Westcott Soft Silver Umbrella (45"):

                                Seems like a quality product even though the cheap plastic
                                case was already split open on the bottom end.

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                                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Great fo the money

                                By timbo762

                                from Lake Havasu City, AZ

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Consistent
                                • Easy Setup
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Artificial Lighting
                                  • Photography
                                  • Portraits
                                  • Strobe Lighting

                                  Comments about Westcott Soft Silver Umbrella (45"):

                                  Gets the job done without spending a lot of money.

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                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Great tool to add to your kit.

                                  By JW

                                  from Ramstein Germany

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy to transport
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Use w flash hot lights

                                  Cons

                                  • Minimal light control

                                  Best Uses

                                  • HeadBeauty shots
                                  • Key or Fill Lighting
                                  • Portraits

                                  Comments about Westcott Soft Silver Umbrella (45"):

                                  I own three of these umbrellas and they offer a great quality of light. You get the punch of a traditional silver umbrella with the softness of a white umbrella. I've used them for head shots (I love the catch lights umbrellas produce) to waist level shots with good effect. Unlike a softbox or a strip light control is minimal with these (and any) umbrellas. Aside from that these are great additions to anyone's lighting kit.

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                                  5.0

                                  Great Starter Umbrella

                                  By Kay

                                  from Farmingville, NY

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attach Securely
                                  • Durable
                                  • Good Color Value
                                  • Long-Lasting
                                  • Powerful

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • General Use
                                    • Indoors
                                    • Low Light

                                    Comments about Westcott Soft Silver Umbrella (45"):

                                    Softens the light beautifully even with strong strobes. Perfect for a photographer who's starting out.

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