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Impact 7' Parabolic Umbrella (White/Black)

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Product Highlights
  • Durable Fiberglass Ribs
  • Black Backing
  • Reinforced Shaft
  • Carrying Case

If you had to choose a single light shaping tool, you might do well to pick the Impact 7' Parabolic Umbrella (Black/White).

First of all it's a really huge, 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 only get from reflectors. Put another way, if you combined a beauty dish with a softbox, you'd have a parabolic umbrella.

This umbrella has a unique design structurally as well. The shaft is reinforced for strength and instead of bendable metal, the 16 inner ribs are made of durable fiberglass. The fixed black backing ensures that all of the light output is on your subject instead of through the umbrella. You can also vary the light-to-umbrella distance along the shaft for a harder or softer look or for longer throw capability. With the Impact 7' Parabolic Umbrella less is definitely more.

Measures 7' (2.1 m) in diameter
Constructed using 16 durable fiberglass ribs
Reinforced shaft has the perfect strength-to-weight ratio
Carry case with shoulder strap is lightweight and durable
Dimensions Open: (diameter) 7' (2.1 m)
Collapsed size: 44 x 3.0" (112 x 7.6 cm) (H x W)
Weight 2.9 lb (1.3 kg)
Impact 7' Parabolic Umbrella (White/Black)
  • Carrying Case with Strap
  • 1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    Impact7' Parabolic Umbrella (White/Black)
     
    4.5

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good color value (3)

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        5.0

        fantastic light modifier

        By Liz

        from Niagara Falls, NY

        Comments about Impact 7' Parabolic Umbrella (White/Black):

        Great umbrella for the cost. I love the case and it works wonderfully. I'm very happy so far.

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        4.0

        I love it, but it isn't a true parabolic

        By SHP

        from Spofford, NH

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Good Color Value
        • Long-Lasting

        Cons

        • Flimsy

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Indoors
        • Portraits
        • Special Events

        Comments about Impact 7' Parabolic Umbrella (White/Black):

        The shaft is a bit too weak to support the full weight of the umbrella at full extension. If I need to use this with the shaft nearly horizontal to the ground, I typically mount the umbrella on one light stand (in close) and the light source on another. It's a bit of a bodge, but it works well and remains stable.

        I've been shooting with this unit for roughly 18 months. It's holding up well.

        But, if you need a true parabolic, this isn't for you. This is just a really large umbrella with a misleading name.

        I will be purchasing a couple more of these, soon.

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        5.0

        Great big umbrella

        By Ivan M

        from Portland OR

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Broad Coverage
        • Good Color Value
        • Great carrying case

        Cons

        • Heavy
        • Too Large For Indoors

        Best Uses

        • Outdoors

        Comments about Impact 7' Parabolic Umbrella (White/Black):

        I use this umbrella outside with two speed lights. It's wonderful and gives perfect soft light that replicates sunlight. I have to use an assistant to hold it otherwise it would be lost to the Oregon wind. It is much to large to use indoors with 8 foot ceilings. The umbrella sturdy though it sags a bit due to it's own weight in the mount.

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        4.0

        Nice > Light :

        By Plant

        from Canberra > Australia :

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Good Color Value
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors
          • Outdoors
          • Portraits

          Comments about Impact 7' Parabolic Umbrella (White/Black):

          Easy > Nothing to it ! Well made ! Can't pick a bad point ?

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