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Photogenic Umbrella - "Eclipse" White, Black Cover - 60"

B&H # PHUE60W Mfr # 909317
You Pay: $39.00
Product Highlights
  • Clean Catchlights
  • Umbrella Ribs Hidden in Bounce Mode

This Photogenic 60" umbrella with its removable black cover has an extra white satin panel added during construction. The result is the elimination of the reflection of the metal frame of the umbrella in the eyes of your subject, or on highly reflective surfaces, such as chrome or brass.

This size is perfect for portraits of small groups of people, and medium sized product set ups.

Softens and broadens the light output of any strobe or lower wattage constant light.
Removable black cover allows the light source to "shoot-through", as a more direct light.

Note:Ribs are hidden in bounce mode. Removing black cover for shoot-through exposes the ribs.

Photogenic Umbrella - "Eclipse" White, Black Cover - 60"
  • Black, Removable Cover
  • 30 Day Manufacturer's Warranty
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    PhotogenicUmbrella - "Eclipse" White, Black Cover - 60"
     
    4.5

    (based on 28 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (18)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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      (1)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (13)
    • Consistent (10)
    • Reliable (10)
    • Durable (6)
    • Easy to setup (6)

    Cons

    • Short lifespan (3)

    Best Uses

    • Portraits (17)
    • Strobe lighting (12)
    • Photography (11)
    • Artificial lighting (9)
    • Weddings (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (11), Semi-professional (4), Semi-pro photographer (4), Photo enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (15)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    A great umbrella, but......

    This is a great umbrella. I have three. However, one of mine is beginning to fall apart. The little threads that hold the frame together with the satin cover are starting to...Read complete review

    This is a great umbrella. I have three. However, one of mine is beginning to fall apart. The little threads that hold the frame together with the satin cover are starting to separate. I am constantly having to reattach the black outside material back to the frame via the little end caps. If you handle them very carefully and don't pack them in light stand cases (as I do), then they should last a long time. I just got a new one in the other day and it's real sweet!

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    not so great

    good results but quality is far from good. When you remove the black cover to convert to a shoot-through it's really a pain. The black cover comes off easy enough but it would be...Read complete review

    good results but quality is far from good. When you remove the black cover to convert to a shoot-through it's really a pain. The black cover comes off easy enough but it would be very easy to lose the plastic cap and rubber washer that hold the black cover on. Additionally, after 2 uses the seams are starting to rip and that's my biggest complaint - it's not going to last or hold up under pro use. I also hate the exposed ribs when you remove the black cover. Next time I'll spend whatever I need, to get a high quality product. My fault - I cheaped out! First product from b&h that I didn't like!

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    5.0

    Eclipse White Umbrella

    By Ed the shooter

    from Kingston PA

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Lightweight
    • Quick set up
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Location Shooting
      • Photography
      • Portraits
      • Strobe Lighting
      • Weddings

      Comments about Photogenic Umbrella - "Eclipse" White, Black Cover - 60":

      Great product . I use the umbrellas in studio and on location.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Amazing umbrells

      By Acorreia0380

      from New Jersey

      Comments about Photogenic Umbrella - "Eclipse" White, Black Cover - 60":

      The light that comes off of this umbrella from either a speed light, or Amano light is amazing. I looked at getting a smaller umbrella but am so glad I purchased the 60 inch. I definitely recommend this to anyone looking for an umbrella.

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      4.0

      Does the job

      By TJ

      from GA

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Photogenic Umbrella - "Eclipse" White, Black Cover - 60":

      Need another flash or two to fill it in, gonna get another one of these when I have the money for a second flash unit...

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      4.0

      I like it

      By Rod's Photography

      from Springfield MO

      About Me Semi-Professional

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Photogenic Umbrella - "Eclipse" White, Black Cover - 60":

        I have to admit I like the silver one better, however this does do what it is supose to do and it is excelent quality. I think it is every bit as good as any other out there.

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        • No

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        5.0

        bought one, will buy a few more

        By Simon Terlecki

        from Val-d'Or, Canada

        About Me Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Bulky

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Home
        • Portraits
        • Studio
        • Traveling

        Comments about Photogenic Umbrella - "Eclipse" White, Black Cover - 60":

        Great umbrella for a nice soft light for portraiture and beauty photography.
        the satin white diffuses beautifully the light and allows for good transmission during shoot through.

        you can easily shape the light by keeping it half closed to fully open depending on your lighting needs. it's well built and feels like a quality product. As with any umbrella, you have to be careful to not bang it up too much, but if you use sand bags on location or have someone to stabilize your light stands, you should be safe.

        the only downside i would put is that you should choose if you want to use it as bounce or shoot through before a shoot because taking it off and on can take some time, and you don't want to keep your client or model waiting too much.

        I'm going to order a few more to add for other light stands and also as a "just in case" backup

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        4.0

        a nicer umbrella

        By d35i6n

        from milwaukee, WI

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Portraits
          • Studio
          • Traveling

          Comments about Photogenic Umbrella - "Eclipse" White, Black Cover - 60":

          I was looking for something larger for portraits and this worked great. Love the design where the metal ribs are hidden... makes for a much more pleasing catch light.

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          5.0

          Does a very , very nice job!

          By MrCameraMan

          from Near Chicago

          About Me Semi-Professional

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Portraits

            Comments about Photogenic Umbrella - "Eclipse" White, Black Cover - 60":

            Throws light very well and helps eliminates many shadows on green screen backdrops.

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            5.0

            Great value and build

            By Stefan

            from Kelowna, B.C.

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Well built quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Photogenic Umbrella - "Eclipse" White, Black Cover - 60":

                If you're looking for a well-built umbrella with a large bounce area, choose this one! This umbrella creates a soft, consistent lighting at a great price. You won't be disappointed with this purchase.

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                5.0

                simple,soft and effective

                By Sean

                from Northern, NJ

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Portraits
                  • Strobe Lighting

                  Comments about Photogenic Umbrella - "Eclipse" White, Black Cover - 60":

                  The ease of an umbrella with the soft light like a softbox. Fabric that hides the ribs make this a great tool. Use it close for nice soft wrap around look.

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                  5.0

                  Great Large Umbrella

                  By Commercial Photog Ashley

                  from Shreveport, LA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Artificial Lighting
                    • Interiors
                    • Photography

                    Comments about Photogenic Umbrella - "Eclipse" White, Black Cover - 60":

                    Great for casting a large pool of light over a large area. I use for shooting interiors of homes and buildings. Easy to use and lightweight. Hidden ribs prevent shadows.

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                    5.0

                    Works great, affordable

                    By Gavin

                    from Valparaiso, IN

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Photogenic Umbrella - "Eclipse" White, Black Cover - 60":

                      I'm relatively new to using off camera flash, this is a great tool for learning the ropes.

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                      5.0

                      Great, cheap, light

                      By LucasCarterPhotography

                      from Fort Wayne, IN

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                      • Short Lifespan

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Photogenic Umbrella - "Eclipse" White, Black Cover - 60":

                      fairly solid, but if you catch it in the wind it'll turn it inside out (this is actually my second of these)
                      nice light in both reflected and shoot thru mode, great all around modifier!

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                      4.0

                      Good umbrella with a few issues

                      By Fireman Scott

                      from Lancaster, CA.

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Photography
                        • Portraits
                        • Strobe Lighting

                        Comments about Photogenic Umbrella - "Eclipse" White, Black Cover - 60":

                        This is a good umbrella but it has a few issues. When I recieved mine the black cover already had a small tear near the center hole. There are also some issues when you install/remove the cover. Otherwise, I am quite pleased with this product.

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                        1.0

                        "Eclipse" 60" umbrella

                        By sept2749

                        from NYC, NY

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent

                        Cons

                        • Short Lifespan

                        Best Uses

                        • Artificial Lighting
                        • Photography
                        • Portraits
                        • Strobe Lighting

                        Comments about Photogenic Umbrella - "Eclipse" White, Black Cover - 60":

                        black cover is difficult to remove. Construction is very weak. Umbrella lasted all of 2 shoots before seams began to rip apart. Otherwise light is fine and consistant.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Big light... without the soft box

                        By Bingo

                        from WNY

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Easy Setup
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Photogenic Umbrella - "Eclipse" White, Black Cover - 60":

                          I've been using a couple of huge 4'x6' soft boxes in my studio for some time now. The 60" is a great solution for "Big" light on-location. Really clean catch light in the eyes.

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                          3.0

                          not so great

                          By sept2749

                          from NYC

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent

                          Cons

                          • Short Lifespan

                          Best Uses

                          • Artificial Lighting
                          • Photography
                          • Portraits
                          • Strobe Lighting

                          Comments about Photogenic Umbrella - "Eclipse" White, Black Cover - 60":

                          good results but quality is far from good. When you remove the black cover to convert to a shoot-through it's really a pain. The black cover comes off easy enough but it would be very easy to lose the plastic cap and rubber washer that hold the black cover on. Additionally, after 2 uses the seams are starting to rip and that's my biggest complaint - it's not going to last or hold up under pro use. I also hate the exposed ribs when you remove the black cover. Next time I'll spend whatever I need, to get a high quality product. My fault - I cheaped out! First product from b&h that I didn't like!

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Good product

                          By Bill

                          from Denver, CO

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy Setup

                          Cons

                          • Handle a bit flimsy

                          Best Uses

                          • Bounce thru
                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Photogenic Umbrella - "Eclipse" White, Black Cover - 60":

                          Remove the black cover and use it for double bounce shoot thru with a smaller umbrella bouncing light back into the Eclipse. Creates nice wrap-around light.

                          The black cover is held over the frame by a plastic nut which I will probably lose at some point.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          High quality Umbrella.

                          By Grand

                          from Toronto

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Easy Setup
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about Photogenic Umbrella - "Eclipse" White, Black Cover - 60":

                            My first light modifier for OCF. I am very pleased. Originally I was afraid that a 60" would be too large for a 580EX II, but it is more than enough.

                            The lack of the ribs when in reflective mode is nice. It gives very soft light in either modes.

                            I am very pleased with this umbrella.

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                            5.0

                            A great value and great quality

                            By Peter Arbib

                            from Camby, IN. USA

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent
                            • Easy Setup
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Photogenic Umbrella - "Eclipse" White, Black Cover - 60":

                              I use it for Studio and in home setups.
                              It is sturdy, well built, holds its shape and has a nice a light output quality.
                              For large areas, these can be aimed at ceilings to give you a better illumination of larger areas. you'll need high power strobes and a wireless trigger. I find no cons at this point in time..

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                              4.0

                              No more spines

                              By Pete

                              from New Britain, CT

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Easy Setup

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Group portraits
                                • Strobe Lighting
                                • Weddings

                                Comments about Photogenic Umbrella - "Eclipse" White, Black Cover - 60":

                                Offers the conveniece of quick setup and compact storage needed for event photography with the added benefit of fabric covered spokes for more pleasing catch lights.

                                A few things to beware of:

                                1. It's 50" in diameter not 60". So it doesn't provide much more coverage than a 45" umbrella since its only 5" bigger.

                                2. It's heavier than a standard umbrella so I recommend using a sturdy light stand to support it securely. I use a Matthews Medium Duty stand.

                                3. The sitching on the fabric covering the spokes looks like it could wear out but it's so inexpensive, I'm not going to worry about it.

                                4. For group shots the catch light is so small you can't tell the difference between a normal umbrella. For closeups I still prefer a softbox, but its better than a regular umbrella.

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