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Photogenic Umbrella - "Eclipse" Silver with Black Cover - 60"

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

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This Photogenic 60" Eclipse Umbrella with black backing has an extra silver 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.

This umbrella is designed for use with strobe lighting.

Softens and broadens the light output of any strobe or lower wattage constant light.
A silver umbrella will add specular highlights -- a little bit more "snap", than a white umbrella.
May add 1/2 to 1 F-Stop of light output, depending on the light source used.
Photogenic Umbrella - "Eclipse" Silver with Black Cover - 60"
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    PhotogenicUmbrella - "Eclipse" Silver, Black Cover - 60"
     
    4.3

    (based on 37 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (22)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    90%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (16)
    • Reliable (11)
    • Consistent (10)
    • Durable (8)
    • Easy to set up (8)

    Cons

    • Short lifespan (4)

    Best Uses

    • Portraits (19)
    • Strobe lighting (13)
    • Photography (12)
    • Artificial lighting (10)
    • Indoors (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (12), Semi-professional (6), Semi-pro photographer (6), Photo enthusiast (4), Professional (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (19)

    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 holding up as I'd hoped

    This is a relatively inexpensive umbrella for it's size, which is why I'm being gracious and giving it three stars.

    My biggest complaint is that after just a couple of months of...Read complete review

    This is a relatively inexpensive umbrella for it's size, which is why I'm being gracious and giving it three stars.

    My biggest complaint is that after just a couple of months of very light use, the thing is starting to come apart. The interior silver lining is stitched to the inner tines (this is what gives the umbrella its shape), and that inner stitching is starting to come undone.

    I don't have a permanent studio, which means I do open and close this umbrella every time I use it. Maybe if I had a permanent studio and left it set up this would not be a problem.

    I'm shopping now for a replacement. I'll be spending a little more and hope that I get something with a little better construction.

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    1.0

    Would not purchase again.

    By 40 year pro

    from Illinois

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Umbrella - "Eclipse" Silver, Black Cover - 60":

    Produces a harsh lighting effect.

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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 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 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 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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      5.0

      Does the job

      By Denver Dude

      from Denver, Colorado

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Portraits

        Comments about Umbrella - "Eclipse" Silver, Black Cover - 60":

        Good umbrella for a larger group. I used two speedlite flashes for each of my two umbrellas for a black family for an indoor photo shoot.

        I needed the silver reflectence because I needed more light for their faces. This does not leave spoke shadows. Also, their eyes don't leave that spider web look because the spokes don't show. The eyes show a nice almost perfect circle. I also used CFL constant lighting along with the umbrella flashes. The lower placed contant lighting took out the facial shadows when shot at slower speeds. It all worked out pretty good. They really liked the portraits. These umbrellas give studio results on a part time photographers budget.

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        • No

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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 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 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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          • No

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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 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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            • No

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

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

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              2.0

              Purchased two, both had early demise

              By Joey A

              from Las Vegas, NV

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Pros

              • Attaches Securely
              • Good Color Value

              Cons

              • Flimsy

              Best Uses

              • Indoors

              Comments about Umbrella - "Eclipse" Silver, Black Cover - 60":

              In one case, the umbrella fell and the plastic tip to keep the black backing on broke. Very cheap and fragile.

              In another case, the umbrella has not been abused and did not fall, but the black backing has been tearing at the central seams around the plastic tip and is now basically worthless as a bounce umbrella.

              Light quality was OK while they lasted (a few months, fairly light use - 5-10 times each)

              Not really happy with these. I am looking at a new 16-rib umbrella next.

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              3.0

              not holding up as I'd hoped

              By Kevin Jones

              from Seattle, WA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Short Lifespan
              • Unreliable

              Best Uses

                Comments about Umbrella - "Eclipse" Silver, Black Cover - 60":

                This is a relatively inexpensive umbrella for it's size, which is why I'm being gracious and giving it three stars.

                My biggest complaint is that after just a couple of months of very light use, the thing is starting to come apart. The interior silver lining is stitched to the inner tines (this is what gives the umbrella its shape), and that inner stitching is starting to come undone.

                I don't have a permanent studio, which means I do open and close this umbrella every time I use it. Maybe if I had a permanent studio and left it set up this would not be a problem.

                I'm shopping now for a replacement. I'll be spending a little more and hope that I get something with a little better construction.

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                • No

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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 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

                    Efficient

                    By amym

                    from north carolina

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Umbrella - "Eclipse" Silver, Black Cover - 60":

                      Perfect for group shots, gets the job done

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                      • No

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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 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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                        • No

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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 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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                          • No

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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 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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                            • No

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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 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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                            • No

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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 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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                              • No

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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 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 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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