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ImpactUmbrella Bracket
 
4.4

(based on 285 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (154)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (100)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (171)
  • Easy to set up (166)
  • Reliable (144)
  • Consistent (92)
  • Easy to setup (33)

Cons

  • Unreliable (7)
  • Short lifespan (4)

Best Uses

  • Portraits (174)
  • Photography (158)
  • Artificial lighting (153)
  • Strobe lighting (142)
  • Weddings (72)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (102), Pro photographer (72), Photo enthusiast (45), Casual photographer (12), Photography student (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (227), 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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4.0

Great for Speedlights

By Barbara Gracner

from New York, NY

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Set Up
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Artificial Lighting
    • Photography
    • Portraits

    Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

    It does what it's supposed to. If you need a sturdier bracket to hold your equipment, it's better to spend some extra money and get the metal one.

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    • No

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    2.0

    Stuck!

    By Gretchen

    from Virginia

    Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

    Loved this product until I tried to get my 600EX-RT off the mount. It is stuck like chuck. So unhappy.

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    5.0

    Great product

    By AA

    from Midland MI

    Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

    Great for the price. It just works!!

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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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              • No

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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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                      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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                        • No

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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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                          • No

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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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