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Impact7" Grid (10 Degree)
 
4.5

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (15)
  • Reliable (13)
  • Easy to set up (11)
  • Consistent (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Portraits (15)
  • Strobe lighting (14)
  • Photography (13)
  • Artificial lighting (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (9), 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

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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    • No

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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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            • No

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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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                • No

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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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                  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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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Love it

                    By Matt H.

                    from Austin, TX

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    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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                                • No

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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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