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ImpactTelescopic Collapsible Reflector Holder
 
4.5

(based on 170 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (106)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (53)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (88)
  • Lightweight (52)
  • Attaches securely (51)
  • Attach securely (31)
  • Easy to set up (31)

Cons

  • Flimsy (9)
  • Weak (5)

Best Uses

  • Portraits (70)
  • General purpose (68)
  • Indoors (63)
  • Outdoors (38)
  • Photography (25)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (55), Pro photographer (47), Photo enthusiast (27), Photography student (8), Casual photographer (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (114)

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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5.0

Looking Good!

By Robert

from Boston, MA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Telescopic Collapsible Reflector Holder:

I have only used this once and it worked out very well.

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5.0

I would buy again

By DJP

from Chicago, IL

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attaches Securely

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Impact Telescopic Collapsible Reflector Holder:

      Holds reflector discs as well as any other brand I have used with the benefit of being less costly. Main benefits are that it expands very large to hold really big reflectors and the counter weight at the end is something that most holders don't have.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Great piece

      By Nelson2588

      from Lowell ma

      Comments about Impact Telescopic Collapsible Reflector Holder:

      Well made, very durable does what it is supposed to do. Would buy again

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      5.0

      Great Product

      By jrg

      from NJ

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Good Color Value
      • Lightweight
      • Long-Lasting
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Indoors
        • Low Light
        • Portraits

        Comments about Impact Telescopic Collapsible Reflector Holder:

        Very handy. I don't need asst. anymore.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Telescopic Collapsible Reflector Holder by Impact

        By Chipper

        from Perth Australia

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors

          Comments about Impact Telescopic Collapsible Reflector Holder:

          Just great and so easy to work with. Ordered from Australia and it arrived witin a few days so I'm very happy with the product and service - thanks guys.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Job well done!

          By Johnny Heartbreak

          from Fayetteville, NC

          About Me Photography Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Securely
          • Durable
          • Good Color Value
          • Lightweight
          • Long-Lasting
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Impact Telescopic Collapsible Reflector Holder:

            I was having trouble taking on Photo/video shoots and operating my reflector at the same time but when I finally purchased this and attached it to one of my stands lying around I felt like I had a new trick up my sleeve!

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great product

            By Ike

            from Hyde Park, NY

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors
              • Outdoors
              • Portraits

              Comments about Impact Telescopic Collapsible Reflector Holder:

              Affordable, yet professional and very mobile.

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              • No

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              5.0

              perfect reflector holder

              By LarryS

              from FL

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors

                Comments about Impact Telescopic Collapsible Reflector Holder:

                This product is great at holding my 43" reflector in any position. Works perfectly and more durable than other holders due to its metal clasps

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                • No

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                5.0

                Good tool

                By Dc

                from Los Angeles

                Comments about Impact Telescopic Collapsible Reflector Holder:

                Very good tool to have on a shoot. Works well

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                5.0

                Convenient as a boom or reflector holder

                By 4thirdsShooter

                from San Diego, CA

                About Me Photography Student

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Securely
                • Durable
                • Long-Lasting

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Indoors
                  • Outdoors
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Impact Telescopic Collapsible Reflector Holder:

                  This can be used to hold small lights up and out of the way, or you can clamp your collapsible reflector or scrim to it for modifying lights. I use this to hold my hair light and to hold my 42" collapsible reflector with just the white shoot-through. It can hold a lot of weight if you attach a sand bag as a counterweight. It also has an included counterweight that is heavy enough for holding your scrim or a very small on-camera LED. Folds down shorter than the other Impact boom arm (the silver one with no clamps built in) so it can fit in standard 35" bags with room to spare.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  handy holder

                  By Rich

                  from Petaluma, Ca.

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Securely
                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Impact Telescopic Collapsible Reflector Holder:

                  lightweight, strong durable construction, great price. I compared it to several other brands and this turned out to be a good value for a small studio holder.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  The best for holding a reflector

                  By E to the M

                  from New York, NY

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Long-Lasting

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use
                    • Indoors
                    • Low Light
                    • Night Time
                    • Outdoors

                    Comments about Impact Telescopic Collapsible Reflector Holder:

                    Looked at other ones that did the same and were much more expensive and not as sturdy. Would definitely recommend this product.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Handy holder

                    By abaron1018

                    from Jamestown. NY

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Indoors
                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Impact Telescopic Collapsible Reflector Holder:

                      I have only used this a couple of times, but it works great for my 5-1 collapsible reflector

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Works Well

                      By Mike

                      from Middletown, OH

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Securely
                      • Durable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use
                        • Indoors
                        • Outdoors
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Impact Telescopic Collapsible Reflector Holder:

                        Well made, strong and sturdy. I purchase this to use in a small home studio for holding reflectors, small backdrops and lights. Secures firmly even with a light mounted on it and doesn't move or sag. The clamps that come on it are a bit flimsy and don't offer the option of attaching anything at a 90 degree angle to the arm. I'll be looking for clamps that do offer that option.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        High Quality Product

                        By KevLar

                        from East Hartford, CT

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Long-Lasting

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Impact Telescopic Collapsible Reflector Holder:

                          It's well made

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                          1.0

                          Reflector holder

                          By HDMan

                          from NC

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • None

                          Cons

                          • Flimsy
                          • Weak
                          • Weak Clips

                          Best Uses

                          • Very Little

                          Comments about Impact Telescopic Collapsible Reflector Holder:

                          Very poor design that holds very little weight and has useless reflector holder clips. Returned the next day!

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Nice

                          By Katz

                          from SC

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Long-Lasting

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors
                            • Portraits

                            Comments about Impact Telescopic Collapsible Reflector Holder:

                            Works well, great quality

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            A must have

                            By Nick

                            from Naperville , il

                            Comments about Impact Telescopic Collapsible Reflector Holder:

                            The holder looks and feel very sturdy

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                            5.0

                            Great product! I

                            By Eduard

                            from NJ, USA

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Powerful

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • General Use
                              • Portraits

                              Comments about Impact Telescopic Collapsible Reflector Holder:

                              Great product! I use it every day.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Easy!!!

                              By Niki

                              from Sonoma, ca

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • General Use

                                Comments about Impact Telescopic Collapsible Reflector Holder:

                                This is the second brand I tried because the first one I got from @ was horrible and I sent it back. Impact's Reflector holder is very well built, strong, easy to install, intuitive, well balanced thanks to a heavy weight on the bottom edge, and works great. I used it with both a lightweight tripod and a heavy weight tripod. It works well also on the lightweight tripod with no problems. Strongly recommend.

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                                • No

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