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ImpactUmbrella Bracket
 
4.4

(based on 258 reviews)

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    (134)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (96)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (155)
  • Easy to set up (147)
  • Reliable (127)
  • Consistent (82)
  • Easy to setup (33)

Cons

  • Unreliable (7)
  • Short lifespan (4)

Best Uses

  • Portraits (159)
  • Photography (143)
  • Artificial lighting (137)
  • Strobe lighting (130)
  • Weddings (67)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (94), Pro photographer (61), Photo enthusiast (43), Casual photographer (11), Photography student (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (207)

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

Umbrella Bracket by Impact

By Linda

from Seattle WA

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Artificial Lighting

    Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

    does the job. I don't use items like this often so instructions would be nice.

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    • No

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    2.0

    Get what you pay for

    By photoed

    from Detroit, MI.

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Unreliable

      Best Uses

        Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

        I used it with with my Nikon SB800 flash. I mounted the flash, tighten the thumb screw and the flash started to slide out. I had to use plyers to tighten the thumb screw enough so the flash would stay.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Works great

        By MrMessy

        from Dallas

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Artificial Lighting
          • Photography
          • Portraits
          • Strobe Lighting

          Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

          Does what it needs to. I'd buy another one if I needed it.

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          • No

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          5.0

          can"t do without

          By Sawduster

          from Eagle River, Wi

          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:

            Inexpensive,simple, dependable. Can be used for mounting and directional control of strobes & small cameras. Can mount to almost anything with the available accessories.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Works Good

            By xavier

            from maryland

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Photography
              • Portraits

              Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

              Items works as described.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Exactly what I needed at a great price

              By Dean

              from Rainier WA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Photography
                • Portraits
                • Weddings

                Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

                I use the product to hold my umbrella and speed lights on outside photo shoots. It works great and give me the flexibility I need. The Lever for the tilt head is great.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Very Usefu

                By Photomancer

                from Michigan

                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:

                  I really like using these with speedlights to quickly adjust their positiion and add an umbrella to. The handles seem to be the weakest part (I've broken two) but it does take some rough use to hurt them.

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                  • No

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                  3.0

                  Not sturdy

                  By John L

                  from Dublin, OH

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Short Lifespan

                  Best Uses

                  • Portraits
                  • Strobe Lighting

                  Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

                  The unit came as part of a softbox lighting kit that I purchased from B&H. The weight of the softbox and speedlight caused the mount to droop down I tried tightening up the lever styled handle and it broke off its attaching point to the mount. The mount could still be tightened but the lever would not stay mounted. I will go with a different style of tightening handle for a future order.

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                  2.0

                  Just Barely Adequate!

                  By rlovern51

                  from Maryland

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Unreliable

                  Best Uses

                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

                  I used this in a low cost setup for a community portrait (volunteer) event. It was recommended in a class top-notch online course website along with the following equipment which I purchased: Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (8ft) with the Impact Quickbox Softbox with Shoe Mount Flash Bracket. My rating is so low because while it worked it fell several times because the weight of my flash (Nikon SB-700, this was used in the course) and the Softbox was more than the wimpy bracket can handle. I got through the shoot because I just didn't adjust it or touch it after muscling it tight at a 45 degree angle. In all fairness the course was for a "low-cost portrait lighting set-up" so I guess I got what I paid for.

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                  4.0

                  Umbrella Bracket by Impact

                  By Paco

                  from San Diego, CA

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

                  For the price, it is solid and sturdy enough for what I need (light, occasional use). Some plastic elements seem a little lightweight. The set screw to hold the flash to the cold shoe gets loose easily so keep checking it and be careful!

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                  5.0

                  Umbrella Bracket by Impact

                  By Schmirk Pictures

                  from New York

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Artificial Lighting
                    • Photography
                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

                    Great product, just follow intructions, well built for it's for

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    excellent product

                    By ed

                    from rhode island

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

                      works as advertised

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      just right

                      By SamCollinsPhotography

                      from OK Panhandle

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Portraits
                        • Strobe Lighting

                        Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

                        easy to set up with my softbox

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                        • No

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                        3.0

                        a bracket that almost makes it

                        By Deluxe Umbrella mounts by Impact

                        from New York City

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Able To Mount Flash Along
                        • Axial Flash Mount
                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Quick Setup
                        • Reconfigurable

                        Cons

                        • Bulky And Heavy
                        • Flash Mount Not Universal
                        • Poor Machining

                        Best Uses

                        • Artificial Lighting
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

                        Good for its price. The best part is the angled umbrella hole with makes it easier to set up umbrella. I ended using it in complete reverse mode. I removed the brass colored barrels and swap them at the ends which allowed me to mount flash along axis of the umbrella.It is a bit larger than it needs to be. It does not take SB 900 flash or other flashes. Not very happy with the machining of the hot shoe and the hold screw is a bit flimsy.Given the issue with the hot shoe, you can get comparable brackets on [*]for 1/3 or 1/4 of the price.Should be priced $-$ less at retail.

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                        4.0

                        Does the trick.

                        By Bikeguy

                        from New York City

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Photography
                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

                          Pretty sturdy and easy to adjust.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Sturdy

                          By KariAnn

                          from SLC UT

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Artificial Lighting

                            Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

                            Stury umbrella bracket wih hot shoe mount. I use these on location and are perfect and easy to adjust

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Handy for Nikon CLS Speedlights

                            By Aerobat

                            from El Centro, CA

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent
                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • flexible
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

                              I use these brackets to set up quick Umbrella lighting at events I photograph. I use them with my SB600/800/900 Flash units and an SU800 or CLS capable Nikon Camera. It's a great fall back when you don't have time or room to setup soft boxes and full a full lighting suite.

                              The nice part about these brackets is each one come with 2 Spigots and a cold shoe for the flash.

                              I have tried other cludged concoctions in the past including Gaffers tape but these are clean, fast to assemble, knock down and very flexible.

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                              4.0

                              Works good

                              By vinniec

                              from Syracuse, NY

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Portraits

                                  Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

                                  Part of a kit. Good value. It get's the job done.

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                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  nice bracket

                                  By jonesh529

                                  from little rock, ar

                                  About Me Semi-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 haven't fully put it all to use but I made sure I liked it and tested it out. it was easy to set up and worked great to me. it is lightweight but don't feel cheap.

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                                    3.0

                                    OK, but weakest part of quickbox kit

                                    By JRod

                                    from Saratoga Springs, NY

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Set Up
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Artificial Lighting
                                      • Portraits

                                      Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

                                      Bought as part of a quickbox kit, and it id definitely the weakest part of the kit.

                                      Still acceptable umbrella bracket, but certainly more plastic than other choices.

                                      Works fine with a 24x24 quickbox and speedlight. It just "feels" a little flimsy.

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