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ImpactWhite Translucent Umbrella (33")
 
4.5

(based on 114 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (66)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (38)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (50)
  • Lightweight (37)
  • Good color value (36)
  • Attach securely (31)
  • Attaches securely (18)

Cons

  • Flimsy (10)
  • Weak (6)
  • Not durable (3)

Best Uses

  • Indoors (68)
  • General purpose (58)
  • Low light (37)
  • Portraits (33)
  • Outdoors (30)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (55)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (33), Pro photographer (19), Photo enthusiast (16), 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

Good Umbrella

By James0075

from Greenville, SC

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attaches Securely
  • Good Color Value
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors
    • Low Light
    • Night Time
    • Portraits

    Comments about Impact White Translucent Umbrella (33"):

    Buy this umbrella for off camera flash purpose. It is small, but good enough and cheap, probably not suitable to be used outdoor.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    soft light

    By Dee

    from Westchester, NY

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Indoors
      • Outdoors
      • Portraits

      Comments about Impact White Translucent Umbrella (33"):

      it does the job beautifully. such a simple fix, soften your light for portraits, a great value! I thought everything was supposed to be costly when it came to photography, NOT. beautiful addition to lighting equipment.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Worth the money

      By Jonah

      from Milwaukee, WI

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Flimsy

      Best Uses

      • General Use

      Comments about Impact White Translucent Umbrella (33"):

      Cheap, durable, and does exactly what its supposed to.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Works as described

      By Doc Bart

      from Valatie, NY

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors
        • Portraits

        Comments about Impact White Translucent Umbrella (33"):

        Inexpensive but does the job! Just what I needed.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Good Value

        By Robert

        from Tacoma, WA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Long-Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors

          Comments about Impact White Translucent Umbrella (33"):

          Good umbrella for the price.

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          4.0

          Good standard Umbrella

          By Ralph

          from Texas

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Indoors
            • Portraits

            Comments about Impact White Translucent Umbrella (33"):

            Solid quality umbrella with a very sheer fabric that works well for lighting thru. There is a very slight cool cast to the light when used this way.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Good

            By Alex

            from San Antonio, Texas

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Good Color Value

            Cons

            • Too Diffused

            Best Uses

            • General Use

            Comments about Impact White Translucent Umbrella (33"):

            It's good for the prince

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            nice light umbrella

            By garrett

            from bronx ny

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Impact White Translucent Umbrella (33"):

            Softens the light nicely, but not as reflective as a silver lined umbrella. If you want soft, even light then this is a good option.

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            3.0

            Lightweight cheap

            By Donald

            from New York, NY

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Securely
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Flimsy
            • Weak

            Best Uses

            • General Use

            Comments about Impact White Translucent Umbrella (33"):

            These get the job done, of course if they bump into anything while they're open they'll likely break.

            Use this with a Tota light.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Love it

            By Summer

            from Bay Area

            Comments about Impact White Translucent Umbrella (33"):

            I didn't realize how much I needed an umbrella. It's invaluable. This one was a good price, and works great.

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            5.0

            Good Shoot-Through Umbrella

            By GCA

            from NC

            Comments about Impact White Translucent Umbrella (33"):

            Good for head and shoulders illumination. Very small and portable.

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            5.0

            Perfect!

            By Tim

            from MA.

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Impact White Translucent Umbrella (33"):

              Very very happy.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Nice kit!

              By Koobmeej

              from St.Paul, MN

              Comments about Impact White Translucent Umbrella (33"):

              The umbrellas came in the tungsten two-flood light kit. The umbrellas are nice. The kit overall is nice. Not expensive and works great. Good for any beginner, or anybody in general. Easy to set up, and easy to use.

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              5.0

              Nice and Soft

              By Photog Chris

              from Albany NY

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Securely

              Cons

              • Flimsy

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Impact White Translucent Umbrella (33"):

              I use these with 650w hot lights. Mostly I use them directly to create a soft box like effect. You could bounce the light as well to get a bit more light though slightly more harsh.These produce nice round catch lights.They don't take a spill very well on a windy day. We have a lot of these with broken and bent rods because crew members don't use a sand bag or two. Cheap to replace but the $$ adds up quickly!

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              • No

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              5.0

              Awesome Light Diffusion

              By Jody

              from TX

              Comments about Impact White Translucent Umbrella (33"):

              Love the ease of use and the diffusion the umbrellas offer.

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              3.0

              Not for bullys

              By chART

              from Philadelphia

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Securely
              • Good Color Value
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Flimsy
              • Weak

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Indoors
              • Portraits

              Comments about Impact White Translucent Umbrella (33"):

              Adequate for occasional use. These umbrellas are not heavy duty. They are a bargain if you handle things carefully.

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              • No

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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!

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                • 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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