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Impact Universal Filter Holder - 12x12" (30.5 x 30.5 cm)

B&H # IMUFHQ Mfr # 3312-MK2
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Product Highlights
  • Holds Filter in Front of Light

The Impact Universal Filter Holder is an ideal accessory for achieving diffusion, color correction or special color effects with any light, whether it's quartz, HMI, photoflood or flash. It can also hold polarizing filters or gobos. Using a grip-like mount, it clamps onto the riser of most light stands and adjusts to various distances in front of the light via its 3-section, 16" adjustable arm.

Holds gels, polarizing filters, diffusers and gobos cut to 12" square
Three section arm tilts, rotates and adjusts to any position
Mounts with a positionable, adjustable clamp with locking twist lever
Mount Grip type for stand, clips for filters
Dimensions Arm: 16" (406.4 mm), Aperture: 12 x 12" (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
Impact Universal Filter Holder - 12x12" (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
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    ImpactUniversal Filter Holder - 12x12" (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
     
    3.9

    (based on 13 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    91%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (7)
    • Lightweight (6)
    • Attaches securely (5)
    • Attach securely (5)
    • Long-lasting (4)

    Cons

    • Flimsy (3)

    Best Uses

    • Indoors (7)
    • General purpose (6)
    • Portraits (5)
    • Low light (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (8), Semi-pro photographer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (11)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great product

    This is a great product for using gels and diffusion. It allows you to easily position your gel or diffusion with out worrying about the material being damaged by hot tungsten lights. For...Read complete review

    This is a great product for using gels and diffusion. It allows you to easily position your gel or diffusion with out worrying about the material being damaged by hot tungsten lights. For instance, I've had many instance where I've put a gel, using c-47s, on the barn doors of hot tungsten lights, and have had damaged gels after the shot. This product prevents that. The only problem is that it only works for certain shot scales. The frame isn't extremely large so if you try and open the barn doors of a light so it spills past the width of the frame, it'll cause a shadow in the frame. If the frame were bigger I would be more satisfied with the product. Overall this is a nifty product that'll help you paint pictures the way you want to.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Clunky Solution

    Using this to cool some halogen bulbs I use for video. This product works really well actually, however, it's just a bit on the clunky side for me. It's got these knobs and...Read complete review

    Using this to cool some halogen bulbs I use for video. This product works really well actually, however, it's just a bit on the clunky side for me. It's got these knobs and small arm extensions that allow you to fold it and twist it to your liking, which is kool, but I just think the design could've been a bit better. I am sure there are other solutions in the market that have better design and work just as well. I bought 3 of these bad boys and I;m keeping them because I got used to them - but I wouldn't recommend it to a friend.

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    3.0

    Good Filter Holder

    By Eric

    from Kissimmee, Fl

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Collapses Too Easily

    Best Uses

    • General Use

    Comments about Impact Universal Filter Holder - 12x12" (30.5 x 30.5 cm):

    Filter holder is durable, best aspect of it is the flexibility it has. Can be positioned in just about any angle making it very versatile, useful for just about any light. Only downside is the knobs come loose very easily, and the entire holder collapses. Overall, really good.

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    3.0

    Clunky Solution

    By Zalo the DP | Editor

    from Bronx, NY

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Clunky Design
    • Flimsy
    • Weak

    Best Uses

    • General Use
    • Indoors
    • Low Light
    • Night Time
    • Portraits

    Comments about Impact Universal Filter Holder - 12x12" (30.5 x 30.5 cm):

    Using this to cool some halogen bulbs I use for video. This product works really well actually, however, it's just a bit on the clunky side for me. It's got these knobs and small arm extensions that allow you to fold it and twist it to your liking, which is kool, but I just think the design could've been a bit better. I am sure there are other solutions in the market that have better design and work just as well. I bought 3 of these bad boys and I;m keeping them because I got used to them - but I wouldn't recommend it to a friend.

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    • No

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    2.0

    ummmmmmmmmmmmmm?

    By livedog9

    from Mechanicsville, MD

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Flimsy
    • Weak

    Best Uses

    • Indoors
    • Portraits

    Comments about Impact Universal Filter Holder - 12x12" (30.5 x 30.5 cm):

    It works, but it is sort of flimsy. look for an alternative.

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    • No

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    5.0

    It is what it is...

    By Marisa1654

    from Vega Baja, PR

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Flimsy

    Best Uses

    • General Use
    • Indoors
    • Low Light
    • Portraits

    Comments about Impact Universal Filter Holder - 12x12" (30.5 x 30.5 cm):

    Works perfectly fine with the Manfrotto Gels

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    4.0

    Very user friendly

    By Robin

    from Madrid, Spain

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clamp Not Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Impact Universal Filter Holder - 12x12" (30.5 x 30.5 cm):

        I bought a pair. The only problem I found in both is that the principle clamp broke on the first service and second and now I have to fix by myself because I live in Europe.
        For the rest it´s a perfect tool.
        Please resolve this problem!

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        4.0

        essential!

        By Donna

        from Knoxville TN

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Portraits
          • Special Events

          Comments about Impact Universal Filter Holder - 12x12" (30.5 x 30.5 cm):

          I discovered this product on the B&H site just in time for a video shoot. It was essential to what I had to do that week with backlighting shots.

          It's very simple to use. My only complaint would be that the clips to hold the gels are rather stiff and hard to spin around to the proper positioning unless you have gloves on.

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          4.0

          Works well.

          By Mossotti Imagery

          from Syracuse, New York.

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Securely
          • Durable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Portraits

            Comments about Impact Universal Filter Holder - 12x12" (30.5 x 30.5 cm):

            Using in studio setting. Good contruction, however it takes a bit of getting used to in order for it to perform. Not flimsy, but highly adjustable (which makes it have the apprearance of being flimsy). It has met my needs and expectations for the product.

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            4.0

            Malcolm Man

            By Malcolm Man

            from Eureka CA

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            Pros

            • Attaches Securely
            • Durable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Impact Universal Filter Holder - 12x12" (30.5 x 30.5 cm):

                Pretty good alternative to clamping your gels onto barn doors. It's quite sturdy and has quite a few points of articulation...almost too many.

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                5.0

                Great filter holder

                By msell

                from Johnstown, pa

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Indoors

                  Comments about Impact Universal Filter Holder - 12x12" (30.5 x 30.5 cm):

                  Very sturdy and wonderful design.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Great product

                  By Paintball7472

                  from NYC

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attach Securely
                  • Durable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Impact Universal Filter Holder - 12x12" (30.5 x 30.5 cm):

                      This is a great product for using gels and diffusion. It allows you to easily position your gel or diffusion with out worrying about the material being damaged by hot tungsten lights. For instance, I've had many instance where I've put a gel, using c-47s, on the barn doors of hot tungsten lights, and have had damaged gels after the shot. This product prevents that. The only problem is that it only works for certain shot scales. The frame isn't extremely large so if you try and open the barn doors of a light so it spills past the width of the frame, it'll cause a shadow in the frame. If the frame were bigger I would be more satisfied with the product. Overall this is a nifty product that'll help you paint pictures the way you want to.

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                      4.0

                      Works well

                      By JK

                      from Omaha

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attach Securely

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors
                        • Studio

                        Comments about Impact Universal Filter Holder - 12x12" (30.5 x 30.5 cm):

                        Works great for holding 12x12 filters in front of my strobes. I only gave four stars because they are a little odd to connect and adjust. But once you get the hang of it, there's no problem.

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                        4.0

                        Very good.

                        By Felixleo

                        from NYC

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attach Securely
                        • Durable
                        • Long-Lasting

                        Cons

                        • Pricey

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors

                        Comments about Impact Universal Filter Holder - 12x12" (30.5 x 30.5 cm):

                        I'm using the filter holders in combination with some lights that would otherwise require proprietary hardware. They are performing beautifully. Only problem,they are on the pricey side.

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                        5.0

                        Amazing and versatile

                        By Light Commander

                        from Reno, Nevada

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attach Securely
                        • Durable
                        • Long-Lasting
                        • Powerful

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Impact Universal Filter Holder - 12x12" (30.5 x 30.5 cm):

                          I needed another set of hands for flags, reflectors, and gobos (and filters). This is it! This is a indispensable tool in my studio. It is fast and easy to use and no more running around trying to rig something up. Almost as good as a VAL.

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