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Impact7" Grid (10 Degree)
 
4.6

(based on 23 reviews)

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    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

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    (1)

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    (1)

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (16)
  • Reliable (14)
  • Easy to set up (11)
  • Consistent (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Portraits (16)
    • Strobe lighting (15)
    • Photography (13)
    • Artificial lighting (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (10), Semi-pro photographer (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (16)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Outstanding piece of technology

    It fit into my Alien Bee's 7" reflector just fine...produced great spots inside or outside. Loving this nee purchase!

    It fit into my Alien Bee's 7" reflector just fine...produced great spots inside or outside. Loving this nee purchase!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Grid works find, hold is shoddy

    The grid itself works fine dealing with the light. However, I have Impact lights and 7 inch reflectors, and this grid was impossible to get to stay in on its own. The directions...Read complete review

    The grid itself works fine dealing with the light. However, I have Impact lights and 7 inch reflectors, and this grid was impossible to get to stay in on its own. The directions tell you to bend the metal clip so it fits -- nope, didn't work. In the end, my solution was to attach velcro strips to the reflector and grid to hold in place. You'd really think they'd at least fit their own company's 7 inch reflectors with relative ease.

    So unless you want to add a little DIY (which I'm used to myself), this grid is not for you.

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    5.0

    great product

    By Frank

    from New Jersey

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Impact 7" Grid (10 Degree):

          way cheaper than the Elinchrom version and it does the same job

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          • No

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          3.0

          Nice use 10˚ grid

          By bbsuit

          from Virginia

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Artificial Lighting
            • Photography
            • Portraits

            Comments about Impact 7" Grid (10 Degree):

            Good price, and it throws a pretty nice shape on a background. Or use it to spot in on a face etc.
            Fits in a 7" reflector. I'm using a Paul C Buff White lightning with the stock reflector.

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            4.0

            Good little controlling device

            By RTus

            from Winter Park, FL

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Photography
                • Portraits
                • Strobe Lighting

                Comments about Impact 7" Grid (10 Degree):

                Would have given a 5 but it's a little tough to mount

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great For The Money...!

                By Bill Mahon Photo

                from Sacramento, Ca.

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Artificial Lighting
                  • Photography
                  • Portraits
                  • Strobe Lighting
                  • Weddings

                  Comments about Impact 7" Grid (10 Degree):

                  Buy them, they are great for the money...!

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Would buy again!

                  By Dominic

                  from Virginia Beach, VA

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Artificial Lighting
                    • Photography
                    • Portraits
                    • Strobe Lighting
                    • Weddings

                    Comments about Impact 7" Grid (10 Degree):

                    Product works as specified. Gives more control over the lighting and allows for more focused light.
                    The only reason it is not 5 stars is because it is such tight fit into the 7" Impact reflectors. The clip on top would be better it is were turned 90 degrees to simply clip on. Instead, it compresses into the reflector for Super tight fit which is not necessary. Other than that, works perfect!!

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                    5.0

                    i love it

                    By Egami

                    from sudan

                    Comments about Impact 7" Grid (10 Degree):

                    good quality and do the job as supposed to do it

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                    5.0

                    I love it

                    By Egami

                    from sudan

                    Comments about Impact 7" Grid (10 Degree):

                    very well contructed,good quality and does the job perectly , i will buy the 20 degree too

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                    5.0

                    Fraction of the cost

                    By (hi, i'm miles)

                    from New York

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Photography
                      • Portraits
                      • Strobe Lighting

                      Comments about Impact 7" Grid (10 Degree):

                      I use impact grids over elinchrom because they are a fraction of the cost. They are good quality and never fall out.

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                      5.0

                      Well built at a reasonable price

                      By JMDesign

                      from Atlanta, GA

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Price
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Photography
                        • Strobe Lighting

                        Comments about Impact 7" Grid (10 Degree):

                        I bought the set of 10, 20, 30 and 40 degree grids. They're well built, and the dual label/pull tab is handy. Fits nice and snug on my Alien Bees 800s.

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                        4.0

                        great for the price

                        By photobuzz

                        from San Francisco

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Cheap
                        • Sturdy

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Artificial Lighting
                          • Portraits
                          • Strobe Lighting

                          Comments about Impact 7" Grid (10 Degree):

                          Just received them and was pleasantly surprised by the build quality for such an inexpensive item. Possible down side is that there is quite a bit of space on the side where the spring sits in the reflector. Won't know if this has a negative affect till I test it out.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          It works

                          By John Tucker

                          from Fort Worth, TX

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Artificial Lighting
                            • Photography
                            • Portraits

                            Comments about Impact 7" Grid (10 Degree):

                            I bought this grid along with the 20, 30, and 40 degree ones to use on my Elinchrom Ranger Quadra heads (Impact is much cheaper than the Elinchrom grids!). Not much to say except it works well to narrow the beam of light for creative, artistic lighting.

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                            5.0

                            Love it

                            By Matt H.

                            from Austin, TX

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

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                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Impact 7" Grid (10 Degree):

                                  Works great with my Interfit Stellar XD 300 monolights

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                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  Works great!

                                  By JDS

                                  from Vancouver, BC, Canada

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Consistent
                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                  • Short Lifespan

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Artificial Lighting
                                  • Food photography
                                  • Photography
                                  • Product Photography
                                  • Strobe Lighting

                                  Comments about Impact 7" Grid (10 Degree):

                                  These grids work just as they should! Fits securely into the 7" reflector of my Alien Bee. It has a label that also serves as a tab to remove it from the reflector without having to touch the grid itself so that may make it last longer.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  "nice grid"

                                  By Dawn

                                  from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

                                  About Me Photography Student

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Consistent
                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Portraits
                                    • Strobe Lighting

                                    Comments about Impact 7" Grid (10 Degree):

                                    I use this as a backdrop light and a hair light as well,gives a nice even soft light on your subjects, fits nicely on my strobes.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    No frills, well made product.

                                    By Timbo

                                    from Chicago, IL

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Consistent
                                    • Easy To Set Up
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Photography
                                      • Portraits
                                      • Strobe Lighting

                                      Comments about Impact 7" Grid (10 Degree):

                                      Fits perfectly with Dynalite 7" grid holder.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Does the job

                                      By Midav

                                      from Chicago, IL

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Set Up
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Impact 7" Grid (10 Degree):

                                          It's a grid - what kind of review are you looking for? It does what it's suppose to and that's about it.

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                                          • No

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                                          4.0

                                          Good price

                                          By Hugowolf

                                          from Virginia

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Reliable

                                          Cons

                                          • A little small

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Artificial Lighting
                                          • Photography
                                          • Portraits
                                          • Strobe Lighting

                                          Comments about Impact 7" Grid (10 Degree):

                                          I bought this with a set of three other 7" Impact grids. They work fine, and are well made. They are a little small for standard 7" reflectors, and need shimming to prevent falling out - I used small self-adhesive felt pads.

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                                          2.0

                                          Grid works find, hold is shoddy

                                          By Brooklyneagle

                                          from Venice, CA

                                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                            Cons

                                            • Difficult Setup
                                            • Keeps popping out
                                            • Unreliable

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Artificial Lighting
                                            • Photography
                                            • Portraits
                                            • Strobe Lighting

                                            Comments about Impact 7" Grid (10 Degree):

                                            The grid itself works fine dealing with the light. However, I have Impact lights and 7 inch reflectors, and this grid was impossible to get to stay in on its own. The directions tell you to bend the metal clip so it fits -- nope, didn't work. In the end, my solution was to attach velcro strips to the reflector and grid to hold in place. You'd really think they'd at least fit their own company's 7 inch reflectors with relative ease.

                                            So unless you want to add a little DIY (which I'm used to myself), this grid is not for you.

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                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            Works great and good price

                                            By Bill

                                            from Chappaqua, NY

                                            About Me Pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Set Up
                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Photography
                                              • Portraits
                                              • Strobe Lighting

                                              Comments about Impact 7" Grid (10 Degree):

                                              Simple, works and much cheaper then Dynalites. Just need more grids with other degrees of light spread.

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                                              5.0

                                              Excelent Product, great price.

                                              By GMezzacapo

                                              from Caracas, Venezuela

                                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy To Set Up
                                              • Lightweight
                                              • Reliable

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Photography
                                                • Portraits
                                                • Strobe Lighting

                                                Comments about Impact 7" Grid (10 Degree):

                                                Excelent product fit perfectly in the Impact Flash, very good price.

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                                                • No

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