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Smith-VictorUM5 Umbrella Mount with 1/4"-20 Top and Bottom
 
4.8

(based on 6 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Indoors (3)
  • Outdoor events / games (3)
  • Outdoors (3)

Reviewed by 6 customers

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5.0

Handy, compact & light

By Jacques

from New York City

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Small

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Smith-Victor UM5 Umbrella Mount with 1/4"-20 Top and Bottom:

      Three things I like about this. It's small and light. It positions the umbrella shaft closer to the flash head. And, with one side uncluttered by knobs or handles, it's possible to position a hotshoe flash on a bracket so that it hangs down alongside the umbrella mount, putting the flash head right next to the umbrella shaft. This produces more even light on the subject.

      The only drawback I've found is that a reflector attached to a strobe head (e.g. Lumedyne) may obstruct the hole for the umbrella shaft. The solution is simply to raise the head a bit by putting a stud between it and the umbrella mount.

      I just noticed that B&H carries an identical product by Medalight at a lower price.

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      4.0

      Works just fine

      By Robert

      from Poulsbo WA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Long-Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors
        • Outdoors

        Comments about Smith-Victor UM5 Umbrella Mount with 1/4"-20 Top and Bottom:

        I use it to mount my wireless flashes-indoors and outdoors

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        5.0

        Great product

        By gillsphotographyofocala

        from ocala florida

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attach Securely
        • Durable
        • Long-Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Indoors
          • Outdoors
          • Special Events

          Comments about Smith-Victor UM5 Umbrella Mount with 1/4"-20 Top and Bottom:

          Needed a simple holder for my umbrealla and flash. with only one moving part there is not much to go wrong with it. seems to be solid and sturdy.Holds my 45" umbrealla & Flash solid as a rock.Price was also good.

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          5.0

          Love it

          By RobertW

          from Pennsylvania

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attach Securely
          • Light
          • Simple
          • Small

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Special Events

            Comments about Smith-Victor UM5 Umbrella Mount with 1/4"-20 Top and Bottom:

            Wanted something small, light, fast, easy, no gimmicks, no parts to have to attach or that might fall off. It is all of that. Perfect.

            Under battlefield conditions it gets out of my way and simply holds an umbrella and an sb800 with easy adjustments. No muss. No fuss.

            It's durable enough. I suppose I might break one every 4 or 5 years -- or maybe not. That's ok. I'll buy more if needed. They're worth it.

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            5.0

            Works great!

            By Frances

            from Wichita Falls, Texas

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Good Value
            • High Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Portraits

              Comments about Smith-Victor UM5 Umbrella Mount with 1/4"-20 Top and Bottom:

              Very easy to use -- and sturdy.

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              5.0

              It's very light!

              By Adan

              from Villahermosa

              About Me Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors
                • Outdoors
                • Special Events

                Comments about Smith-Victor UM5 Umbrella Mount with 1/4"-20 Top and Bottom:

                i use the product for location and it's very good!
                It's light and so cute!

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