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Impact FA-330L Adjustable Locking Triple Flash Adapter with Umbrella Socket

B&H # IMFA330L Mfr # FA-330L
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Product Highlights
  • 3x Adjustable Insulated Locking Shoes
  • Central Umbrella Socket
  • 1/4"-20 Threaded Mount

The FA-330L Adjustable Locking Triple Flash Adapter with Umbrella Socket by Impact allows you to triple your on-camera flash power when using an umbrella. You can fire the flashes at full power for greater light output or, for faster recycle times, fire them at half power to conserve the energy. The adapter features 3 insulated, locking flash shoes with knurled, screw-down locking pins for secure mounting. The central umbrella socket is compatible with all Impact umbrellas and with most other brands. This allows it to be used combined with an umbrella, light panel, or other lighting accessories. The Triple Flash Adapter has a brass 1/4"-20 female thread for mounting on light stands having a 1/4"-20 male threaded top stud or adapter.

Use up to three shoe mount flashes from single mounting point
Central umbrella socket, compatible with all Impact umbrellas and with most other brands
Mount the adapter onto the 1/4"-20 screw on a stand, tripod, ball head, etc
Material Polycarbonate
Shoe Mounts 3x Standard locking shoe mounts
Mount Thread 1/4"-20 female
Compatibility 8mm umbrella shafts
Weight 6.9 oz (195 g)
Impact FA-330L Adjustable Locking Triple Flash Adapter with Umbrella Socket
  • 1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    ImpactFA-330L Adjustable Locking Triple Flash Adapter with Umbrella Socket
     
    4.6

    (based on 18 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Attaches securely (13)
    • Durable (9)
    • Lightweight (9)
    • Long-lasting (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General purpose (10)
      • Portraits (8)
      • Indoors (5)
      • Night time (5)
      • Outdoors (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (9), Semi-pro photographer (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (16)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      A very sturdy solution to slow recycling

      This little gadget is very solid and well made and allows me to use three SB-800s on location into a 42" umbrella. For years I've been using a funky French adaptor...Read complete review

      This little gadget is very solid and well made and allows me to use three SB-800s on location into a 42" umbrella. For years I've been using a funky French adaptor that I had to drill a hole through to insert the umbrella and I am happy to toss it.
      This is exactly what I needed to shorten recycle times with my three speedlights at 1/2 or even 1/4 power.
      A great problem solver at a great price.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      The base is made of plastic

      Two stars off for the base being made of plastic. It's a shame because this could work very well and I'm sure it does, but I didn't want to find out at the cost...Read complete review

      Two stars off for the base being made of plastic. It's a shame because this could work very well and I'm sure it does, but I didn't want to find out at the cost of $1,500 worth of speedlites crashing to the ground because plastic broke.

      Reviewed by 18 customers

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      4.0

      Not bad!

      By Joe

      from Minneapolis, MN

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Secure Attachment

      Cons

      • No Tilt

      Best Uses

      • Strobist

      Comments about Impact FA-330L Adjustable Locking Triple Flash Adapter with Umbrella Socket:

      Somewhat Affordable - does the job.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Enhanced Sports pictures

      By John

      from Monroe, LA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Night Time

        Comments about Impact FA-330L Adjustable Locking Triple Flash Adapter with Umbrella Socket:

        Needs a better way to connect to my monopod, but I used zipties and mounted 3 flashes for football. Helped tremendously in lighting players faces.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Nice Price

        By cpharm86

        from California, USA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use

          Comments about Impact FA-330L Adjustable Locking Triple Flash Adapter with Umbrella Socket:

          Does the job. Works well with my Canon 600ex-rt speedlights.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Solid and works

          By Stevenper

          from Orlando florida

          Comments about Impact FA-330L Adjustable Locking Triple Flash Adapter with Umbrella Socket:

          What else is there to say. Yes it is plastic and cheap bit it is very solid. I am pleased

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Buy it

          By Paparexi

          from Baltimore

          Comments about Impact FA-330L Adjustable Locking Triple Flash Adapter with Umbrella Socket:

          Def worth it. I use it in my 4'x4' soft box and works perfect

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          good product except

          By doug

          from new york, ny

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Securely
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Outdoors

            Comments about Impact FA-330L Adjustable Locking Triple Flash Adapter with Umbrella Socket:

            may not be suitable for use with one speedlight because the hole in which the umbrella goes in is straight, not angled.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Useful bracket.

            By OP

            from Burlington, VT

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Securely
            • Durable
            • Good Color Value
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Portraits

              Comments about Impact FA-330L Adjustable Locking Triple Flash Adapter with Umbrella Socket:

              I haven't owned this item for very long yet, but it seems like it well constructed. Great for when you need a little extra umph with another 1-2 speedlights.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Inexpensive 3 speedlite bracket

              By the lonely photographer

              from Bevelry Hills ,Los Angeles

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Securely
              • Durable
              • Long-Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Impact FA-330L Adjustable Locking Triple Flash Adapter with Umbrella Socket:

                A brutally simple device, priced about a few 6 packs of beer or 1 large delivery pizza and tip.

                well finished, feels like a dense piece of black plastic.
                the speedlite cold shoes are screwed in and secured by a large knurled wheel to lock the angles of the shoes relative to the bracket, Not entirely foolproof unless you tighten it to death, but the shoes can be tighten to the bracket and the locking wheel jams up against the
                shoe. The bracket can be heavy with 3 speedlites attached. great for shooting into a 7 foot umbrella. I suggest using radio flash triggers to fire the speedlites or invest in those newer radio controlled ones.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Perfect, just what I was looking for.

                By Epic

                from Elizabethtown, PA

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Securely
                • Durable
                • Lightweight
                • Long-Lasting

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Impact FA-330L Adjustable Locking Triple Flash Adapter with Umbrella Socket:

                  This is a well thought our device. It covers all your needs. I am a professional portrait and wedding photographer. They are well built, durable, and I really like the locking mechanism. They are small and compact enough to fit in my bags and cases. Now you don't have to use velcro for you pocket wizards. The price is fair and I have no problem paying that if the product is worth it. This is my new best friend. I have three, one for each of my camera bags and one for my studio. So I'm never without one.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Works

                  By Protog

                  from Chicago, IL

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Securely

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use

                    Comments about Impact FA-330L Adjustable Locking Triple Flash Adapter with Umbrella Socket:

                    Not a stellar value for the price, but definitely not bad. It secures to the Apollo strip well, comes with its own little carrying bag (something I wish the softbox itself did).

                    Solid buy.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Very affordable yet strong adapter

                    By TUR Photography

                    from Brooklyn, NY

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attaches Securely
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Impact FA-330L Adjustable Locking Triple Flash Adapter with Umbrella Socket:

                      I don't have 3 speedlites, just 2. But it works. Especally with a heavy Westcott Appollo Orb.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      3.0

                      The base is made of plastic

                      By ReflectedLight

                      from Miami, FL

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Impact FA-330L Adjustable Locking Triple Flash Adapter with Umbrella Socket:

                          Two stars off for the base being made of plastic. It's a shame because this could work very well and I'm sure it does, but I didn't want to find out at the cost of $1,500 worth of speedlites crashing to the ground because plastic broke.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Excellent accessory

                          By The Photo Duke

                          from Denver, CO

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attaches Securely
                          • Durable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors
                            • Low Light
                            • Night Time
                            • Outdoors
                            • Portraits

                            Comments about Impact FA-330L Adjustable Locking Triple Flash Adapter with Umbrella Socket:

                            I use off-camera flash a lot, and found that having more light is needed when shooting out in the midday sun. What drew me to this adapter was that three flashes would be centered evenly around the umbrella, plus be movable so that the infrared sensors or radio triggers could be aimed at the camera or adjusted to fit. Has a solid feel to it. I'm hoping to use it in an upcoming shoot, so we'll see how the photos turn out.

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                            • No

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            A very sturdy solution to slow recycling

                            By Blahs Blase'

                            from Seattle, WA

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attaches Securely
                            • Durable
                            • Lightweight
                            • Solid Well Made

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Impact FA-330L Adjustable Locking Triple Flash Adapter with Umbrella Socket:

                              This little gadget is very solid and well made and allows me to use three SB-800s on location into a 42" umbrella. For years I've been using a funky French adaptor that I had to drill a hole through to insert the umbrella and I am happy to toss it.
                              This is exactly what I needed to shorten recycle times with my three speedlights at 1/2 or even 1/4 power.
                              A great problem solver at a great price.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              The Best

                              By Maria Dorsey UVP-NJ

                              from Iselin NJ

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attaches Securely
                              • Durable
                              • Long-Lasting
                              • Powerful

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • General Use

                                Comments about Impact FA-330L Adjustable Locking Triple Flash Adapter with Umbrella Socket:

                                I love this product and would recommend to any from an enthusiast photographer to a professional.
                                Maria Dorsey UVP-NJ

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                good stuff

                                By Brahimaa

                                from Saudi Arabia

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attaches Securely
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Impact FA-330L Adjustable Locking Triple Flash Adapter with Umbrella Socket:

                                    I like it and it do the job

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Low cost alternative

                                    By RockyptJoe

                                    from Phoenix, AZ

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attaches Securely
                                    • Durable
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • General Use

                                      Comments about Impact FA-330L Adjustable Locking Triple Flash Adapter with Umbrella Socket:

                                      Straightforward device. Appears to be a high density plstic, with the flash shoe made of metal. The flash units can be locked in and the flash can be rotated 360 degrees.

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                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Big Bang for the Buck!

                                      By Doc Paradox

                                      from Florida

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Attaches Securely
                                      • Durable
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • General Use
                                        • Portraits

                                        Comments about Impact FA-330L Adjustable Locking Triple Flash Adapter with Umbrella Socket:

                                        After considering products costing 20 x as much I purchused this unit to see if it would do the job. And how! This thing is solid and I am able to securly mount 3 600EX-RTs for varied umbrella needs. Great product, Great Price!

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                                        • No

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