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ImpactTelescopic Collapsible Reflector Holder
 
4.5

(based on 117 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (71)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (38)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (50)
  • Lightweight (35)
  • Attach securely (31)
  • Easy to set up (30)
  • Attaches securely (22)

Cons

  • Flimsy (6)
  • Weak (3)

Best Uses

  • General purpose (46)
  • Portraits (43)
  • Indoors (37)
  • Photography (25)
  • Outdoors (23)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (40), Pro photographer (30), Photo enthusiast (20), Professional (5), Casual photographer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (71)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Firm and secure!

Useful and versatile tool. Besides holding the reflector with the pliers, I used to improvise funds portrait shots, or even as an arm with universal support for flash, and base materials are of...Read complete review

Useful and versatile tool. Besides holding the reflector with the pliers, I used to improvise funds portrait shots, or even as an arm with universal support for flash, and base materials are of great éste.Los quality and finish of the tool are excellent. The pair of tweezers with which has firmly hold the reflector (tested with one big circle!). They also have a clamp that prevents damage to rubber materials presionan.________________________________________Useful and versatile tool. In Addition to attach the reflector With The clips, i used to improvise backgrounds in portrait shots, or even as arm: with an universal shoe mount adapter and speed light stand.Materials are of great quality, and the tool finishes are excellent. The pair of pliers That has Firmly fastens the reflector (Tested with one large circular!). They have a rubber That Prevents damage to attached materials.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Jury is still out!

I have purchased several Impact products and I am very happy with them. So, when I saw this product, which looked really high tech, and respectfully seems cable of doing all sort of...Read complete review

I have purchased several Impact products and I am very happy with them. So, when I saw this product, which looked really high tech, and respectfully seems cable of doing all sort of reflector holder and related things I went for it. However on my first use with my impact 42" (purchased in conjunction with it) reflector it proved otherwise.

The fasteners that adjust and hold the reflector up and / or at an angle failed to secure it. Especially the larger lever shaped one: as you tighten it the metal pin (embedded in plastic) that anchor the fasten grinds its way out comes out as you tighten it.

I had to use a vise clamp to re-embed the pin and super glue to hopefully secure it. A real drag!

I am a beginner in this, so it could just be my misunderstanding of how to use it, but it is advertised as being capable of holding a reflector up to 60", but it failed to support the weight of my 42" reflector?

I return the 42" reflector for a 32" one (with less weight) and I am hoping for the best.

Respectfully, I my comments on this product are limited to the aforementioned.

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4.0

Affordable, Useable!

By JD

from Chicago, IL

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attaches Securely

Cons

  • Unbalanced

Best Uses

  • General Use
  • Indoors
  • Outdoors

Comments about Impact Telescopic Collapsible Reflector Holder:

This is a fairly nice reflector holder. On previous shoots I had had to duct tape or gaff tape this board to a c-stand, but this can be put onto any light stand, or even a tripod, if you're so inclined.The weight on the end is enough to balance a 42' circular reflector when the reflector is held from the top. In my testing, I've noticed if said large board is held from the sides, the weight on the end will tip over a stand that you haven't sandbagged down, or bend a stand that isn't that heavy-duty. So, be aware of that.All in all, a good value, and I'm going to offer its use on any production I'm called into.

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4.0

Decent reflector holder

By Lucky Pixel Photography

from Toronto

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good value for money
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General Use
    • Indoors
    • Outdoors
    • Portraits

    Comments about Impact Telescopic Collapsible Reflector Holder:

    I had it for just about a week, clips to my 5in1 60x45" reflector just fine with the sheet on. So far its been good, it is plastic so be gentle. Arm can be used with a tripod, which made it stable even during the windy outdoors shoot.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Quality Product

    By Tim

    from Canton, GA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Indoors
      • Outdoors
      • Portraits

      Comments about Impact Telescopic Collapsible Reflector Holder:

      This is one sturdy reflector holder. I love the oversized clamps. It adjusts quickly and easily and holds the reflector where I want it without any fuss or movement. Love it!

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      5.0

      This is a great product!

      By MIKE

      from LATHROP, CA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Long-Lasting

      Cons

      • Na

      Best Uses

      • Outdoors
      • Portraits

      Comments about Impact Telescopic Collapsible Reflector Holder:

      To hold reflectors and/or diffusers.
      Easy to use.
      I wish there was a way to secure the clips that hold reflectors, because outside the reflector will move around if it is windy.

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      5.0

      Awesome product!

      By Green Planet Productions

      from Ojai, CA

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Impact Telescopic Collapsible Reflector Holder:

      I would definitely recommend this

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      5.0

      Does the job!

      By Jlee

      from Atlanta

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Indoors
        • Portraits

        Comments about Impact Telescopic Collapsible Reflector Holder:

        This holder works great with my 60" reflector. A little heavy so stand should be heavy and durable as well. Great for when I'm by myself in the studio. I would recommend this product to anyone.

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        5.0

        Excellent Product

        By pcopernik

        from Rockville

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Durable
        • Good Color Value

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors

          Comments about Impact Telescopic Collapsible Reflector Holder:

          Great product, I was so frustrated with my previous reflector holder. I wish I had found this product a long time ago

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          5.0

          just what I needed

          By NR

          from NY

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Indoors
            • Outdoors
            • Portraits

            Comments about Impact Telescopic Collapsible Reflector Holder:

            I use it with a reflector and it works perfectly. I recommend it.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great product at great price

            By Vladdy

            from New York

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Securely
            • Durable
            • Lightweight
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors
              • Portraits

              Comments about Impact Telescopic Collapsible Reflector Holder:

              Does what it supposed to. I even used it to hold a 60 inch backdrop on a tripod, so the clips are plenty strong.

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              • No

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              5.0

              heavy duty

              By tiffany sanford

              from tuscaloosa alabama

              Comments about Impact Telescopic Collapsible Reflector Holder:

              Realy great heavy duty

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              4.0

              A Well Made Reflector Holder

              By Up and Coming Photographer

              from Simi Valley, CA

              About Me Photography Student

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Flimsy

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Indoors
              • Low Light
              • Outdoors
              • Portraits
              • Special Events

              Comments about Impact Telescopic Collapsible Reflector Holder:

              I really like how this holder has a counter weight at one end to help stabilize the reflector.

              I'm not a fan of is how the c-stand/light stand attachment point is all plastic, while the rest of the holder is metal.

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              4.0

              Works well, but I wish it were longer

              By Chris M.

              from Orange, CA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Securely
              • Durable

              Cons

              • No Long Enough

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Indoors

              Comments about Impact Telescopic Collapsible Reflector Holder:

              In addition to holding a reflector, I had hoped I could extend this out to hold a diffuser disk, but because the clips can't be relocated to other sections of the telescoping boom, there is only so far you can move it out. Aside from that, it works well, but positioning is limited due to its reach. This is the only reason I didn't give it five stars.

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              4.0

              Good Quality Product

              By Jim

              from RI

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Securely
              • Counter Weight A Big Plus

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Impact Telescopic Collapsible Reflector Holder:

                  Bought a cheap one and that was a big mistake. This one seems like the best value for the money.

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                  4.0

                  strong and multi poses

                  By milo

                  from brooklyn, ny

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Securely
                  • Durable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors

                    Comments about Impact Telescopic Collapsible Reflector Holder:

                    I brought this originally to hold a reflector, but then decided to use it at a light holder as well. I had to buy an 5/8" stud to 1/4"-20 adapter to attach my light to the end of this boom, because there are no treads there, just a 5/8" rod.
                    The construction is quite solid, and I would expect to last a while with good care, and inside only use. I would not recommend using this outside with a reflector unless there was absolutely no wind.
                    I am pleased with this product as it is strong, and useful for multiple things.

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                    5.0

                    High quality reflector holder

                    By Robert

                    from Chattanooga

                    Comments about Impact Telescopic Collapsible Reflector Holder:

                    I'm very happy with this holder. It's well made and is constructed from good materials. It holds the reflector firmly and looks like it is made to last.

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                    5.0

                    Great Piece of Gear

                    By JLorf

                    from California

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attaches Securely
                    • Durable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Indoors
                      • Low Light
                      • Night Time
                      • Outdoors
                      • Portraits
                      • Special Events

                      Comments about Impact Telescopic Collapsible Reflector Holder:

                      I primarily got this piece of equipment thinking it would help my assistant. At the end of the day it has allowed me to do more shoots without an assistant at all. Saves me time and money, what else could I want from my gear?

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                      5.0

                      Better than expected

                      By Ed

                      from New York

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use

                        Comments about Impact Telescopic Collapsible Reflector Holder:

                        Exactly what I needed, well built and sturdy.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        well made

                        By Harpo

                        from Pittsburgh Pa

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attaches Securely
                        • Durable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • General Use
                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Impact Telescopic Collapsible Reflector Holder:

                          Has nice clips and counter weight.Holds large refectors with no problem.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Great product. Is serving me well

                          By We have fun

                          from Halifax, Ns

                          About Me Photography Student

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attaches Securely

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • General Use
                            • Portraits

                            Comments about Impact Telescopic Collapsible Reflector Holder:

                            This reflector holder is great. One of the other reviews mentioned they were worried about the metal used in the clamps being too thin. I can understand their point, but it shouldn't be a problem (it hasn't been for me) if you just take a little extra care. The counter weight is fantastic and it is nice to be able to adjust how far out it sits depending on what size reflector you have holding.

                            I'd definitely recommend this product.

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                            4.0

                            Good Deal

                            By Reggie B

                            from ATL, GA

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attaches Securely
                            • Durable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • General Use
                              • Indoors
                              • Low Light
                              • Portraits

                              Comments about Impact Telescopic Collapsible Reflector Holder:

                              Nice lightweight construction for a decent price. A threaded counterweight helps with balance of the arm with the accessories attached. Stand adaptor is easy to use and built well. Only used once but easy setup.

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