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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 17 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    85%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Attaches securely (8)
    • Lightweight (8)
    • Durable (7)
    • Attach securely (5)
    • Long-lasting (4)

    Cons

    • Flimsy (4)

    Best Uses

    • Indoors (9)
    • General purpose (6)
    • Portraits (6)
    • Low light (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (10), Semi-pro photographer (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (14)

    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.

    VS

    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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    5.0

    Folds up small

    By Brendan

    from Los Angeles

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

    Lots of adjustments for any angle you need, all tighten down great. Used it outside in a light wind with no problems.

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    3.0

    Odd, but it works

    By Alan

    from Olympia, Wa

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely

    Cons

    • Overly Complex

    Best Uses

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

      The holder has a ton of hinges on it, I'm assuming so that you can arrange it into weird positions, but setting it up requires the tightening of about four hinges. If you need to rearrange the position you often have to retighten at least two of the hinges.

      It's not cheaply made, but it wasn't quite what I was expecting.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Should have bought these years ago

      By The Sky Surfer

      from Wichita, Kansas

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors
        • Portraits

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

        For over 20 years I have been attaching diffusion filters to my Tota Lites with clips to soften the light. I saw these and bought some and am very happy. I would have given them 5 stars if they had included a drawstring bag...

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Good gobo/gel holder

        By fltvcrew

        from miami, FL

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Flimsy

        Best Uses

        • Indoors
        • Production Lighting

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

        I use this to hold acetate gobo patterns in front of Arri 300 fixtures

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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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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        • No

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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.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • 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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        • No

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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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            • No

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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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              • No

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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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                • No

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                4.0

                Malcolm Man

                By Malcolm Man

                from Eureka CA

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                Verified Buyer

                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.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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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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                            • No

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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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                              • No

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