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ImpactTelescopic Collapsible Reflector Holder
 
4.5

(based on 122 reviews)

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    (73)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (54)
  • Lightweight (36)
  • Attach securely (31)
  • Easy to set up (30)
  • Attaches securely (24)

Cons

  • Flimsy (6)
  • Weak (3)

Best Uses

  • General purpose (47)
  • Portraits (45)
  • Indoors (39)
  • Photography (25)
  • Outdoors (23)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (43), Pro photographer (32), Photo enthusiast (20), Professional (5), Casual photographer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (76)

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

Doing what it's supposed to do

By D.P.

from Seattle, WA

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Impact Telescopic Collapsible Reflector Holder:

        Easy to set up and use.

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        4.0

        Solid construction, good value

        By Avidrob

        from NH

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Durable
        • Solid Construction
        • Strong Clamp

        Cons

        • Clips Could Be Bigger

        Best Uses

          Comments about Impact Telescopic Collapsible Reflector Holder:

          The product is well made and seems as though it will last in the field. Finish is excellent and the construction is solid. Only one complaint, the clips that grip the flexfill are a little tough to open. Larger ears on the clips would help this but certainly not a deal breaker.

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          5.0

          Sturdy

          By Rick

          from Morristown, NJ

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Portraits

            Comments about Impact Telescopic Collapsible Reflector Holder:

            It's a nice little tool that gets the job done. I especially like the extra attachment that allows users to attach this piece to a tripod if a regular light stand is not available.

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            4.0

            could be better... could be worse!

            By jeff-tn

            from memphis, tn

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Indoors

              Comments about Impact Telescopic Collapsible Reflector Holder:

              I use this item to hold various collapsible reflector discs and foam core boards. I most like the large clips which grasp the reflector from each side and do not let go until you manually release them. This is an advantage when you have various brands/types of reflectors or want to non-standard DIY panel reflectors. The mechanism appears to be more reliable than other holders that just use a small spring clamp attaching onto the edge of the reflector's frame.Regarding the downside, I find the construction mediocre and the adjustment of the telescopic rod is not smooth requiring extra handling than should be necessary. This can be annoying if you need to move quickly and don't want to be all thumbs. The tightening screws and collars along the telescoping rod appear to be made of lower end plastic and I assume they will break with heavy duty use within 6 months or less... just don't gorilla grip it.Although the item is difficult to adjust, and the tightening screws feel chimpsy, I do find the rods and the stand mount durable. An unexpected, yet nice feature is the included counterweight which helps when you have a larger reflector attached.That said and given the price point, I would still buy this again. Other options, such as framed panels, may be more ideal, but they are above my budget.I am somewhat surprised there are limited options for this type of device. It would only take one company to provide an option that is durable, reliable, easy to adjust, well fabricated, and use higher quality mechanisms to beat what is out there. I would pay a little more for these features, but it seems that this is something not even the higher cost options offer, so this is definitely a better value.

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              4.0

              Great Reflector Holder

              By RJS

              from Saratoga Springs, NY

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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              Pros

              • Attaches Securely
              • Durable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Clamps A Little Small

              Best Uses

              • Indoors
              • On Location Photo
              • Portraits
              • Studio

              Comments about Impact Telescopic Collapsible Reflector Holder:

              Works great on a stand, but wish it had a grip for hand holding on location. Clamps for reflector could be a little larger to help keep the reflector from blowing around. Nit picky things, but reviews are for being critical.

              Very satisfied and will get much use out of it.

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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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                5.0

                Quality Product

                By Tim

                from Canton, GA

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                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

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                  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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                        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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                          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

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                          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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