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Westcott 7' Parabolic Umbrella (White) with 8' Stand

B&H # WEUP7WDB MFR # 4632P
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Product Highlights
  • Soft Wrap-around Light
  • Shoot-through or Bounce
  • Use for Overhead Scrim
  • 7mm Shaft

Photography discussions are full of desert island scenarios; "if you had to choose a single lens or if you had to choose a single light..." Well if you had to choose a single light shaping tool, you might do well to pick the diffusion version of the Westcott 7' Parabolic Umbrella with 8' Stand (White). This promotional kit includes umbrella, stand and stand mount for your flash or hotlight.

How do describe this unusual light tool? First of all it's a really big, broad light source that wraps light around your subject yielding clean highlights and rich open shadows. But due to the special shape of the umbrella there's a unique mix of soft enveloping light with the kind of crisp detail you would expect to get only from reflectors. This umbrella has a unique design structurally as well. The shaft is double walled for strength, but it tapers to 7 mm to fit Elinchrom and other European flash heads. Instead of bendable metal, the 16 inner ribs are made of durable fiberglass.

Westcott 7' Parabolic Umbrella (White) with 8' Stand
  • 7' Parabolic Umbrella (White Diffusion)
  • Adjustable Shoe Mount Umbrella Bracket
  • Black 8' Light Stand
  • 1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    Westcott7' Parabolic Umbrella (White) with 8' Stand
     
    4.6

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portraits (8)
      • Indoors (5)
      • General purpose (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (5), Pro photographer (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      5.0

      beautiful soft light

      By Yaniv

      from Las Vegas

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Brand
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Huge Soft Light
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable
      • Value Priced

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Artificial Lighting
        • Crosslight
        • Full body shots
        • Photography
        • Portraits
        • Strobe Lighting

        Comments about Westcott 7' Parabolic Umbrella (White) with 8' Stand:

        great huge source of light. great quality, amazing price, well built, with Westcott brand you can not go wrong. would reccomend highly.

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        5.0

        Highly recommended

        By Photo_Phil

        from Irvine, CA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Easy To Set Up

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Artificial Lighting
          • Photography
          • Portraits
          • Strobe Lighting

          Comments about Westcott 7' Parabolic Umbrella (White) with 8' Stand:

          Putting aside the massiveness of this umbrella, it can be used for two uses. First, put a flash behind it and you have a great light diffuser that works well for larger areas or to create a cloud of light around your subject(s). Secondly, it can be used as a scrim-like device outdoors to protect your subjects from direct sunlight. One thing I would recommend is weighting down your stand, especially outdoors. I am very happy with this umbrella kit and would recommend this to a friend; actually, I already have.

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          4.0

          Works alright

          By tsaria

          from VT

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Portraits

            Comments about Westcott 7' Parabolic Umbrella (White) with 8' Stand:

            I have used this for portraits. It's easy to put up & take down, and it's nice to have a carry case. Make sure you have a sandbag or something to weigh the stand down with, because it *will* tip over if it's not weighted. The carry case is okay. I wish the strap were adjustable, because the length on it is just not working well for me. It is work to keep it on my shoulder. If it were longer I could sling it across my body. The light stand does not come with a carry case. Doesn't make a difference to me, I just attach it to something else for transport or take it in it's original box. The umbrella/flash attachment that comes with it is not as durable as others that B&H carries, but it goes with the included stand, which the other will not go onto. However, this one is pretty small which is nice to help conserve space in my pack. I haven't used it enough to be able to comment on bowing of the bar on the umbrella.

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            4.0

            Big Soft Light Flying All Over the Place

            By Joe

            from Arizona

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Securely
            • Easy Set Up And Take Down
            • Good light quality
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Flimsy
            • Light Stand Light Weight

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Indoors
            • Portraits

            Comments about Westcott 7' Parabolic Umbrella (White) with 8' Stand:

            I use this as a big portrait light. It is easy to set up. Can be used as shoot through or reflected. I use with flash and gels. Bigger lights may give better light. Light stand included is small and light, good for transport but wants to tip over, not super stable. Be sure to sand bag it.

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            5.0

            This thing goes to 11

            By jbratteson

            from Fair Haven, NJ

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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            Pros

            • Image quality
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors
              • Low Light
              • Portraits

              Comments about Westcott 7' Parabolic Umbrella (White) with 8' Stand:

              It's the Spinal Tap of umbrellas. If you need soft light that goes to 11 this is it.
              Seriously, up close this will fully wrap around model in soft light. Shoot with it behind you for a soft ring light look.

              I haven't tried this outside but I would imagine without some weights on the stand this would take flight. No short comings of the product, just something to be aware of.

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              4.0

              great buy

              By Glayguns

              from Belgium

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Color Value

              Cons

              • Loses Charge Quickly

              Best Uses

              • Low Light

              Comments about Westcott 7' Parabolic Umbrella (White) with 8' Stand:

              Very good great buy I live in Belgium and have had three days to be deliver super

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              5.0

              Great shaper

              By Chris

              from Charlotte, NC

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              Pros

              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Indoors
                • Portraits

                Comments about Westcott 7' Parabolic Umbrella (White) with 8' Stand:

                Recently used this umbrella in two scenarios: shooting interiors for a Realtor and a family shoot indoors.

                The packaging is great and made it easy to transport. Setup is a snap - although you need to open with caution to avoid poking someone or something!

                I used a Tri-Flash to put 3 SB-900's through it for more volume of light. It did a wonderful job filling in the shadows of the interiors I was shooting. For the family situation, it was the light source in a 2-story fourer. Again a Tri-Flash with 3 SB-900's gave great lighting for shooting kids on the stairway. Still need a touch of fill, but the overall quality and amount of light was just perfect.

                I can't wait to use this thing outside (wind permiting) to either light the subject or shade the subject - it's a 2-fer!

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                5.0

                Invaluable tool for my studio

                By eRegal Studio

                from Phoenix, NY

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Good Color Value
                • Long-Lasting

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Indoors
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Westcott 7' Parabolic Umbrella (White) with 8' Stand:

                  I have the silver version and just added the white. You just can't beat the price for a light modifier the size of this. I use these on almost every shoot. Big, soft light and easy to carry around in the slip case.

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                  4.0

                  Could be sturdier

                  By Stephen

                  from Flagstaff, AZ

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Flimsy

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Westcott 7' Parabolic Umbrella (White) with 8' Stand:

                  for the price, you get what you expect. Bracket, umbrella shaft and stand are flimsy. Stand can't be extended all the way as it bows too much. Umbrella shaft hole on bracket is not angled and the shaft is not very strong so the flash does not hit the center of the umbrella.

                  Use the 14mm "diffuser" to fill the whole umbrella.

                  Use outside at your own risk if windy; suggest an assistant. Good for undoor use.

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                  5.0

                  A beast of an umbrella

                  By Markd

                  from Lawrenceville, GA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Great price point
                  • Lightweight
                  • Performs as advertised

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Outdoors

                    Comments about Westcott 7' Parabolic Umbrella (White) with 8' Stand:

                    Using this umbrella to difuse the sun. Able to difuse a small group of subjects with this beast. So well made and easy to transport and setup. Well done on this one Wescott!

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