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B&H Photo Video Digital Flash Umbrella Mount Kit

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Product Highlights

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

You Pay: $84.99

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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
B&H Photo Video 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 422 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (212)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (181)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (25)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (196)
    • Attach securely (138)
    • Good color value (69)
    • Lightweight (65)
    • Long-lasting (56)

    Cons

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

    Best Uses

    • Indoors (281)
    • General purpose (227)
    • Low light (139)
    • Outdoors (109)
    • Outdoor events / games (103)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (140), Photo enthusiast (102), Pro photographer (45), Enthusiast (27), Casual photographer (26)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (182), 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

    Seems Great missing some things though

    By FetrowPhotography.

    from Colorado

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Indoors
      • Portraits

      Comments about Impact Digital Flash Umbrella Mount Kit:

      Product is nice and even though I haven't used it long enough to determine long term durability it seems fairly well made.
      My biggest complaint is that you have to buy a carrying bag separate and there is no built in J hook to weight these down....more money!

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      5.0

      Very good beginner kit

      By Amber

      from CA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Indoors

        Comments about Impact Digital Flash Umbrella Mount Kit:

        Very easy to use and setup. Great for beginner level lighting.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Good deal and quality!

        By Da_d_man1776

        from Texas

        Comments about Impact Digital Flash Umbrella Mount Kit:

        I bought this kit a couple of weeks ago. I have used it several times since then and I LOVE it! Great, soft light, good quality stands and mounts. I could point out a few flaws but for the price it is a bargain.

        I would recommend this product to a friend looking for a good deal on a two light setup.

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        5.0

        Umbrella kit

        By Tony O.

        from Los Angeles, CA.

        Comments about Impact Digital Flash Umbrella Mount Kit:

        Love this Impact Digital Umbrella kit...

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        5.0

        Not my favorite

        By Clint Jones

        from Tyler Texas

        Comments about Impact Digital Flash Umbrella Mount Kit:

        These are good for indoor use and function great but if you are going to go outdoors you don't want to use this setup. One of mine fell over and best the umbrella. It also does not collapse to a small enough size for me. Instead I highly recommend using the stand and umbrella you can find on --------------------

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        4.0

        Good Budget set up

        By Kombi

        from Edmonton, AB

        About Me Photography Student

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors

          Comments about Impact Digital Flash Umbrella Mount Kit:

          I don't think you can beat this kit for the price. It is a bit wobly at full extension with flash/pocket wizzard on it, but still functions well. I have not used the set up outdoors as of yet , but I suspect it will not be that durable for many outdoor shots.The Cold shoe mount is a bit.. rough.. works but not great. I find the flash shoe threaded onto the stud was more stable.The one thing I wish this kit included was a stuff/ruck sack of some sort to keep the kit together. Even if it added [$] to me it would be worth it.

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          5.0

          Affordable lighting kit works great!

          By Wing0949

          from Sacramento, CA

          Comments about Impact Digital Flash Umbrella Mount Kit:

          I haven't used them a lot or for long since the writing of this review, but from what I can tell, they are worth the money and should help with your flash photography greatly, provided you practice and learn to use them effectively. still, it is not an expensive investment to potentially take your photography to the next level.

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          5.0

          Great Kit

          By Matt

          from Mt Sinai NY

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Indoors
              • Outdoors
              • Portraits
              • Special Events

              Comments about Impact Digital Flash Umbrella Mount Kit:

              This kit had what I was looking for and has worked great so far

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              • No

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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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                  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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                      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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