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ImpactWhite Translucent Umbrella (33")
 
4.5

(based on 98 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (57)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (45)
  • Attach securely (31)
  • Good color value (31)
  • Lightweight (29)
  • Long-lasting (12)

Cons

  • Flimsy (6)
  • Weak (4)
  • Not durable (3)

Best Uses

  • Indoors (60)
  • General purpose (50)
  • Low light (35)
  • Outdoors (27)
  • Portraits (26)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (45)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (28), Pro photographer (17), Photo enthusiast (13), Semi-professional (9), Professional (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Way better than I expected for the price

So normally at this price I am expecting junk cause these things start at double the price and go up at most small camera outfits. This does the job it's supposed to do, and...Read complete review

So normally at this price I am expecting junk cause these things start at double the price and go up at most small camera outfits. This does the job it's supposed to do, and can't complain about the construction. It is a lightweight umbrella. If you are going to try to bend it, then it bends end of story, light weight get it. I would not call it flimsy by a long shot. Overall impression, yeah I would buy this again in a heartbeat, and it takes nice soft shots with my Nikon speed-lights, and handles the warmth from my Ari Tungstens (from not too close) just fine.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Seems okay

This came as part of a kit. It seems pretty cheap. It uses soft plastic bits to hold the umbrella's cloth onto the frame. It seems like in this case, a more sturdy...Read complete review

This came as part of a kit. It seems pretty cheap. It uses soft plastic bits to hold the umbrella's cloth onto the frame. It seems like in this case, a more sturdy version from a reliable brand might not be all that much more expensive, but as an add on to a kit, it seems fine.

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5.0

Finally!

By Rick - Videographer

from Palm Springs, CA

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Interviews
    • Portraits

    Comments about Impact White Translucent Umbrella (33"):

    Finally! An umbrella that works great, fits in my case and doesn't pull my light down. It was cheap too! Well done Impact. This umbrella works like a soft box to even out the light and make your interview subjects look great. I had used a much larger version of this type of umbrella for years with my Lowel light kit. Each light is 500 watts and the umbrella would work great. The problem was it was too big to put in the carrying case and too heavy for the light to stay in the correct position. The large umbrella would always pull the light down to point at the floor. This new Impact umbrella works to defuse the light just as well as the larger version, but with the added benefit of working better with my Lowel light kit. B&H sent it right away and I had it in time for my next shoot. It was so affordable I'm going to buy another for the second light. Thank you B&H and Impact!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    3.0

    It's an Umbrella

    By RSP Photography

    from over here

    Comments about Impact White Translucent Umbrella (33"):

    Does what it's supposed to, spread light. Also keeps rain off your head.

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    5.0

    Does the job

    By baka756

    from Hawaii

    Comments about Impact White Translucent Umbrella (33"):

    This umbrella foes the job for the price point.

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    5.0

    Great umbrella for the price

    By JustMe

    from Pacific NW

    Comments about Impact White Translucent Umbrella (33"):

    Handy umbrella small enough to be readily available.

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    5.0

    A good starter Umbrella

    By Janell B

    from Missouri

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Impact White Translucent Umbrella (33"):

      I am planning on using this in my quest to start learning flash photography.

      I realize that will be the first Umbrella and that these will wear out, but I am looking forward to using it!

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      • No

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      5.0

      Great Umbrella for the money!

      By Macnas99

      from Brevard, FL

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Indoors
        • Portraits
        • Special Events

        Comments about Impact White Translucent Umbrella (33"):

        For the money, it is pretty good quality. I go through them like crazy!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Light and works fine

        By Stevenper

        from Orlando florida

        Comments about Impact White Translucent Umbrella (33"):

        No it's not a five hundred dollar umbrella but it's light and easily handled on a monopod in my off hand. If it breaks I get a second one.

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        5.0

        like it!!

        By BikerSnaps

        from Southern US

        Comments about Impact White Translucent Umbrella (33"):

        I usually don't use umbrellas to defuse my lighting, but upon trying this product I now have a different opinion on it. The umbrella really defuses the light and gives me better control of my lighting. The umbrella is well made, very nicely priced. I will be using them in my studio lighting alot more I like. Thanks!!

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        4.0

        Buy many !

        By Carlos Gascon

        from San Miguel de Allende Mexico

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Weak

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Portraits
        • Special Events

        Comments about Impact White Translucent Umbrella (33"):

        Ideal for traveling light and group photos

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        • No

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        5.0

        great umbrella for tight spaces

        By d_hillphoto

        from South Portland, Maine

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Compact
        • Consistent
        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Indoors
          • Outdoors
          • Portraits

          Comments about Impact White Translucent Umbrella (33"):

          This is a great umbrella. It's on the smaller side, but my studio space is fairly limited, so that works for me, and you can't beat the price. I have only used this as a shoot through, not a reflector, so all my comments will be based on shoot through. I own three of these and in tests all three are very consistent. I have used them with a 400ws strobe, a Nikon SB-600, and a Vivitar SF-3000. With all three flashes I got nice, even, soft light. As with any umbrella they are easy to use and easy to store.

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          • No

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          5.0

          DME

          By DME

          from Spring Valley, NY

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Good Color Value

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Impact White Translucent Umbrella (33"):

              I gave this umbrella five stars for the quality. It is very well made.
              However I would rather go with a white REFLECTIVE umbrella as opposed to TRANSLUCENT because there is a hot spot in the center when shooting through the umbrella. A reflective umbrella also has a hotspot if you shoot through it, but it's a lot more diffused than a translucent umbrella.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Does the job

              By Pinholemaster

              from Westminster, MD

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Securely
              • Durable
              • Good Color Value
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Impact White Translucent Umbrella (33"):

                Works great. Bought two. Complements all the other light modifying equipment one needs in a lighting kit. I use it with hot lights, small strobes and AC powered lighting systems.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great deal

                By Jblsckdub

                from East nashville

                Comments about Impact White Translucent Umbrella (33"):

                Excellent replacement umbrella. Works as it should and built well

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                5.0

                Great Product

                By SB

                from Washington, DC

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Night Time

                  Comments about Impact White Translucent Umbrella (33"):

                  This product works as intended to diffuse the light coming from the bulb. used it for a real estate shoot in a very dark home.

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                  • No

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                  2.0

                  Light kit with umbrellas

                  By Olivia B

                  from New York

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors

                    Comments about Impact White Translucent Umbrella (33"):

                    The umbrellas are themselves fine, but were combined with the light stands in a kit- unfortunately they don't fit the lights without removing the reflector. I ended up rigging a different support for the umbrellas but would rather not have needed an extra trip to the hardware store to retrofit.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    durable and good on the budget

                    By Cawley Photography

                    from Bayard, NE

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Impact White Translucent Umbrella (33"):

                      This product opens and locks easily and folds up and closes back in its sleeve cover fairly quick. This product is light weight and great for diffusing light with my flash. I would recommend this product to anyone on a budget and needing a medium size umbrella. I have only used this product in a studio setting have not tried outdoors yet due to our weather in my area.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Umbrella s with no handle :)

                      By Market Woman

                      from NYC

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Securely
                      • Durable
                      • Good Color Value
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use
                        • Indoors
                        • Portraits
                        • Special Events

                        Comments about Impact White Translucent Umbrella (33"):

                        This seems to be a substantial piece of equipment.I am using it to light a maniquin wearing my jewelry designs. I loved the quality of the light..soft, bright, even, perfect.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Great for the price umbrella

                        By Rubio

                        from Chappaqua, NY

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Color Value
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Not Rugged

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Impact White Translucent Umbrella (33"):

                        I'm using this for bird and squirrel "portraits" on the back deck. Just the right size. Not super durable but with careful use should last just fine.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Umbrella is great.

                        By dnoonan

                        from Easley, SC

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Good Color Value
                        • Lightweight
                        • Long-Lasting

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • General Use
                          • Indoors
                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Impact White Translucent Umbrella (33"):

                          Business photography.
                          Great size, appears to be well made, feels rugged so it should last, nice heavy plastic bag for storing when not in use.

                          Wish it would have come with an attachment clip. Had to order separately.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Gets the job done!

                          By esmalls

                          from new york city

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attaches Securely
                          • inexpensive
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • General Use
                            • Indoors

                            Comments about Impact White Translucent Umbrella (33"):

                            Economical little umbrella gets the job done as its intended to!

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                            • No

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