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Westcott Umbrella - White Satin with Removable Black Cover - 45"

You Pay: $30.80

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. 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 lightbox.

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 hot 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.

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WestcottUmbrella - White Satin, Black Cover-45"
 
4.8

(based on 96 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (76)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (65)
  • Reliable (55)
  • Consistent (33)
  • Durable (26)
  • Easy to set up (23)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Portraits (70)
    • Strobe lighting (40)
    • Artificial lighting (34)
    • Photography (33)
    • Studio (17)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (23), Photo enthusiast (21), Pro photographer (16), Enthusiast (14), Semi-professional (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (58)

    Reviewed by 96 customers

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    4.0

    perfect

    By JK

    from Jackson, WY

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable
    • Well made

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Artificial Lighting
      • Portraits

      Comments about Westcott Umbrella - White Satin, Black Cover-45":

      nice size... perfect when you need more than a 30" but don't have room or need the spill from a 60".

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      4.0

      Good product

      By Dave

      from Loganville, Ga.

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Artificial Lighting
        • Photography
        • Portraits
        • Strobe Lighting

        Comments about Westcott Umbrella - White Satin, Black Cover-45":

        This is an excellent reflective umbrella. In retrospect, I would have preferred one that had a removable black cover so that it could be used as a shoot thru also. However I am very happy with the quality of this item.

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        5.0

        nice soft light

        By Ray

        from NY

        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 Umbrella - White Satin, Black Cover-45":

          great indoors or out

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great quality

          By DB

          from Temecula, CA

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Westcott Umbrella - White Satin, Black Cover-45":

          More durable than my previous umbrella. It dropped while mounted a few times, no major damage that I know of. My previous umbrella pretty much fell apart after 1 drop.

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          5.0

          Well Packaged, Product As Described

          By StriveForPerfection

          from North Royalton, OH

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Westcott Umbrella - White Satin, Black Cover-45":

          Quick Delivery, Well Packaged, Product as described.

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          5.0

          great all around tool

          By mike

          from menlo park, ca

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Artificial Lighting
            • Photography
            • Portraits
            • Strobe Lighting

            Comments about Westcott Umbrella - White Satin, Black Cover-45":

            Great for lighting when using speedlights

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            4.0

            Great product

            By J cool

            from Atlanta

            Comments about Westcott Umbrella - White Satin, Black Cover-45":

            I have used this umbrella three or four times now and it spreads the light great. I am an amateur photographer and this is my first time using an umbrella for off camera flash experience. The pictures I took were great.

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            5.0

            Great Mid-Size Umbrella

            By Central PA Photographer

            from Lewistown, 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 Umbrella - White Satin, Black Cover-45":

              This is a great mid size umbrella. I like that you can either bounce the flash off of it or shoot through. If you want to control the light a little more you can remove half of the black fabric and only show through the half that is uncovered. Great quality build at a fair price.

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              5.0

              Beatiful light

              By Joe

              from Niagara Falls, CAN

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Fiberglass Ribs
              • Great light
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Photography
                • Portraits
                • Weddings

                Comments about Westcott Umbrella - White Satin, Black Cover-45":

                As an umbrella, it's very soft since there is no silver. As a shoot through, it's great. I absolutely love the new design with fiberglass ribs. Not only are they white and light, but the design is so much simpler. Removing the black backing is very easy too. There just isn't anything that I can say against these umbrellas. I can't speak to their longevity but I can't imagine they won't give me a good long use. Oh, and the price is great too.

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                5.0

                Good quality

                By Sofia's dad

                from LA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Westcott Umbrella - White Satin, Black Cover-45":

                  It feels sturdy,the black cover goes on and off easily.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Nice controlled light

                  By Luis

                  from Pennsylvania

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Artificial Lighting
                    • Photography
                    • Portraits
                    • Strobe Lighting

                    Comments about Westcott Umbrella - White Satin, Black Cover-45":

                    Only have tested the umbrella a few times. It produces a nice (umbrella) soft light. The black back works well in controlling light spill, however even though this back cover is 'marketed' as removable, the process to get it off and on the umbrella is somewhat time consuming.

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                    5.0

                    photo umbrella

                    By Terry

                    from Houston

                    Comments about Westcott Umbrella - White Satin, Black Cover-45":

                    I really had a great experience shopping at B&H I am enjoying my umbrella would recomend to all my friends

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                    5.0

                    Great umbrella

                    By Dustin

                    from Cleveland

                    About Me 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 Umbrella - White Satin, Black Cover-45":

                      Love the size and the ability to remove the black layer and use as a white shoot-through.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Just what I needed

                      By SR Photography

                      from San Francisco

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Photography
                        • Portraits
                        • Strobe Lighting

                        Comments about Westcott Umbrella - White Satin, Black Cover-45":

                        I've used the umbrella on several shoots now, and am very satisfied. I'm going to order their 7ft version next.

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                        5.0

                        Great Results!

                        By Ren

                        from Dallas, TX

                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home
                          • Portraits
                          • Studio

                          Comments about Westcott Umbrella - White Satin, Black Cover-45":

                          I'm not a professional photographer, but with this equipment, I have gotten some professional quality photos and I'm so excited about exploring more with the lighting possibilities.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Good size, good design

                          By IanW

                          from Perth, Western Australia

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Good design
                          • Lightweight
                          • Optimum Size

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home
                            • Portraits
                            • Studio

                            Comments about Westcott Umbrella - White Satin, Black Cover-45":

                            This reflector is quite big, but still small enough to be transportable. It's the perfect size for me.

                            I haven't used it without the black cover yet, but it seems like it can be taken off and on quite easily.

                            If I was to suggest an improvement to Westcott, it would be to have a solid metal spindle, not hollow. While the spindle appears reasonably robust, I would still suggest people to take care not to over-tighten their umbrella holder.

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                            5.0

                            Great Umbrella

                            By Dustin

                            from Frederick, MD

                            About Me Semi-Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday use
                              • Home
                              • Macro Photography
                              • Portraits
                              • Studio
                              • Traveling

                              Comments about Westcott Umbrella - White Satin, Black Cover-45":

                              I own two of these and I am very happy with them.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Cadillac

                              By SeattleK

                              from Seattle, Wa

                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Portraits
                                • Studio
                                • Traveling

                                Comments about Westcott Umbrella - White Satin, Black Cover-45":

                                Very well made and very easy to use. I typically use Photoflex and they're great too. The Westcott materials are just slightly heavier guage which make a big difference when you're constantly opening, closing dropping, etc. Really like them. The lighting is very soft and natural.

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                                5.0

                                Excellent Umbrella

                                By Durph

                                from Michigan

                                About Me Semi-Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home
                                  • Portraits
                                  • Studio

                                  Comments about Westcott Umbrella - White Satin, Black Cover-45":

                                  This is a great little umbrella, especially for the price. The light it creates with my Canon 600EX-RT speedlights is very pleasing to the eye. I use it mostly indoors for portraits. I have not removed the black backing yet for shoot throughs and have heard it's a little time consuming but I hear that about pretty much every umbrella. At this price it's worthwhile to buy a couple to have spares.

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                                  5.0

                                  Plain & simple - they work as advertised

                                  By Wally

                                  from Tyler, TX

                                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Home
                                    • Portraits
                                    • Studio

                                    Comments about Westcott Umbrella - White Satin, Black Cover-45":

                                    I use two of these umbrellas in my small home studio. I either bounce the flash or shoot through the translucent cover depending on the effect I'm looking for. I use reasonable care (as I do with all my photographic equipment)and have experienced no problems in removing or replacing the black cover.I have not used them outdoors but consider these umbrellas an excellent value for small studio work.

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