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ImpactUmbrella Bracket
 
4.4

(based on 282 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (153)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (99)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (170)
  • Easy to set up (165)
  • Reliable (144)
  • Consistent (92)
  • Easy to setup (33)

Cons

  • Unreliable (7)
  • Short lifespan (4)

Best Uses

  • Portraits (173)
  • Photography (157)
  • Artificial lighting (152)
  • Strobe lighting (142)
  • Weddings (72)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (102), Pro photographer (71), Photo enthusiast (45), Casual photographer (12), Photography student (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (226), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Umbrella Bracket by Impact

Easy to use. Set up the first time and used a speed light on location with no problems at all.

Easy to use. Set up the first time and used a speed light on location with no problems at all.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Doesn't hold my SB600 securely

I'm using this bracket on a tripod, to hold an SB600 and a 60" softlighter. It works great for the softlighter, and seems to be fine with the tripod, but it...Read complete review

I'm using this bracket on a tripod, to hold an SB600 and a 60" softlighter. It works great for the softlighter, and seems to be fine with the tripod, but it does NOT hold my SB600 nicely. There's no hole for the pin that would keep it in place on the camera, and the bracket's set screw doesn't hit in the right place to hold the speedlight firmly. If it's at much of a slant, it's at risk of falling out. (did once!) I just about sent it back, but have kludged it with a piece of cardboard.

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5.0

Brackets work great

By Ambient Light Studios

from South Central Minnesota

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Lightweight
  • Price Was Right
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Artificial Lighting
    • Photography
    • Portraits
    • Strobe Lighting

    Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

    Using with Yongnuo Yn685 Wireless Ttl Speedlite And Wireless Flash Controller Kit For Canon and second Yongnuo Yn685 Wireless Ttl Speedlite for off camera flash for outdoor portraits.Fit right onto the Light stands I already have.

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    • No

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    3.0

    Does to the trick but average to low quality construction

    By Montreal-dude

    from Montreal

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

    I bought two of these in an oder of a bout a dozen products from Lowel, Rosco and Impact. This is the only thing in the order that I regret. the quality of poor to average: it's obvious that it's one of those things that is not going to last a long time, unlike the Lowel items. Does the trick though. the next time I would buy something that is higher quality.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Umbrella Bracket is great!

    By Ralph

    from Redlands, Ca

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

        Use this all the time. Has all the stuff included for what you need.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Buy a few. They're great!

        By Mike

        from Louisiana

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Artificial Lighting
          • Photography
          • Portraits
          • Strobe Lighting

          Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

          I'm using these with 30x30 soft box modifiers as 43" umbrellas. They attached firmly and are easy to configure and adjust. Buy a few.

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          • No

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          4.0

          No problems so far

          By Alex

          from Austin, TX

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Artificial Lighting
            • Portraits

            Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

            I use this bracket for a simple off-camera flash setup, and for that it works great. Although mainly plastic, having a metal hot-shoe mount is a nice feature. I am curious how it will hold up over time, but at this price I am willing to buy a new one every few years if it fails. May want to consider something more heavy duty if traveling a lot, or working in a more unstable environment. For studio work it will get the job done.

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            5.0

            this is a great tool

            By Urax

            from Chicago,IL

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Artificial Lighting
              • Portraits
              • Strobe Lighting

              Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

              well made, attachment flexibility, solid strong, i'm not worry to attach any of my equipment.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Smart design

              By Sethsn

              from Southern California

              Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

              It's an umbrella bracket just like any other on the market except for one key thing. They hole for the umbrella pole slopes up so that your flash is centered on the umbrella. Now why don't all the others do that?

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              5.0

              Holds it up just when you need it!

              By Wheat

              from AZ

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Photography

                Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

                Anytime my umbrella is feeling a little low. I can just get out this trusty umbrella holder.

                I have had stuff like this strip out, I dont think this product is even capable of stripping since the tightening screws are metal and the female side of the threading is metal too.

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                4.0

                Good Quality, Satisfying to Use

                By Serious_Photo

                from St. Pete Beach, FL

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Portraits
                  • Strobist Photography

                  Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

                  I use these on location with my Yongnuo YN560-IV Speedlites. I like the quality, generally and find the bracket easy to tighten into position.

                  I am a little weary of the flash shoe, as the little set-screw is all that keeps the flash from sliding out and hitting the ground. Fortunately my Yongnuo Speedlites tighten down in a way that seems totally secure.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Very good holder for modifiers

                  By Robert

                  from Las Vegas, NV

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Artificial Lighting
                    • Photography
                    • Portraits
                    • Strobe Lighting

                    Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

                    Had one of these already from a kit and it has worked great so I got another one to expand my options when setting up lights with modifiers. It seems to be well made and has held up very well in the past, hoping this one is just as durable.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    More Durable Than I Thought

                    By Emery

                    from Regina SK

                    Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

                    It's plastic but pretty well built. Will do everything you want or expect it to do. I've used it to angle some LEDs so a little more weight than a flash and umbrella.

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                    5.0

                    nice bracket

                    By Dave B

                    from Hershey, PA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Photography
                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

                      This bracket holds my Canon Speedlite just fine. The quality of the bracket is solid.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      nice sturdy bracket

                      By Lunar

                      from Chicago

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                      • BIG

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

                      Not much to say. you can put a speedlight on top and an umbrella into the bracket. Its made really well, its a tab on the large side. It very easy to adjust and just does what it should without being cheap and flimsy.

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                      5.0

                      inexpensive but not cheap

                      By Stuey

                      from Kansas City, MO

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Artificial Lighting
                        • Portraits
                        • Strobe Lighting

                        Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

                        On my out shoots (away from the studio) I use flash strobes or small studio lights for illuminating portrait shots. This multi-clamp allows me to secure the flash strobes and small umbrella as highlight or back-fill light.
                        It is manuvuerable and adjustable to fit light stands or tripods with an adapter.
                        I believe it is a good value for the prices.

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                        3.0

                        Mehhhh

                        By Victor Trasvina

                        from New York City

                        Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

                        Kinda clumsy and overall not super strong or easy to use, perhaps I should've spent a little more for the next model

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                        5.0

                        Good mount

                        By Dr. Caleb

                        from Tampa Florida

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

                          While using this i mount my flash and umbrella to stand. Sturdy and affordable.
                          Affordable
                          Decently sturdy

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Best Bang For The Buck!!

                          By KTP

                          from Kannapolis NC

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent
                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

                            Great Product!!

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Good Bracket for the Price

                            By Robert

                            from Tacoma, WA

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent
                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Artificial Lighting
                              • Photography
                              • Strobe Lighting

                              Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

                              It's a good priced bracket for what I use it for. Speedlites and umbrellas.

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                              5.0

                              Very Useful

                              By Alta Al

                              from Moncton New Brunswick Canada

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent
                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Artificial Lighting
                                • Photography

                                Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

                                Nice quality and very flexible, it allows me to mount accessories easily.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                great value - versatile

                                By bob@silverfoxstudios.us

                                from boston and nyc

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Great Value
                                • Lightweight
                                • Versatile

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Hold Stuff

                                  Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

                                  very versatile and a great value for the money

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                                  • No

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