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WestcottUmbrella - White Satin, Black Cover-45"
 
4.8

(based on 100 reviews)

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    (21)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (67)
  • Reliable (56)
  • Consistent (35)
  • Durable (26)
  • Easy to set up (24)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Portraits (72)
    • Strobe lighting (41)
    • Artificial lighting (35)
    • Photography (34)
    • Studio (17)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (24), Semi-pro photographer (24), Pro photographer (16), Enthusiast (14), Semi-professional (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (61)

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    5.0

    Cool unbrella

    By David

    from Atlanta, GA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

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      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Westcott Umbrella - White Satin, Black Cover-45":

          The black cover is fairly easy to put on and remove. Ribs are fiberglass, which is nice.

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          4.0

          High-quality

          By OwlMonkey

          from Michigan

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

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            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Westcott Umbrella - White Satin, Black Cover-45":

                Quality umbrella. Can be used as shoot-through or reflected.

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                5.0

                Perfect first umbrella

                By Cajun Dave

                from South Louisiana

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Artificial Lighting
                  • Photography
                  • Portraits
                  • Strobe Lighting

                  Comments about Westcott Umbrella - White Satin, Black Cover-45":

                  Inexpensive, nice shaft. Shoot through or reflector. I'll be getting another one of these.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Nice light

                  By JKOgden

                  from Maine

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Westcott Umbrella - White Satin, Black Cover-45":

                    The light is consistant; it folds up easily and is very portable and seems to be durable.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    perfect

                    By JK

                    from Jackson, WY

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable
                    • Well made

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Artificial Lighting
                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Westcott Umbrella - White Satin, Black Cover-45":

                      nice size... perfect when you need more than a 30" but don't have room or need the spill from a 60".

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Good product

                      By Dave

                      from Loganville, Ga.

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Artificial Lighting
                        • Photography
                        • Portraits
                        • Strobe Lighting

                        Comments about Westcott Umbrella - White Satin, Black Cover-45":

                        This is an excellent reflective umbrella. In retrospect, I would have preferred one that had a removable black cover so that it could be used as a shoot thru also. However I am very happy with the quality of this item.

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                        5.0

                        nice soft light

                        By Ray

                        from NY

                        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 Westcott Umbrella - White Satin, Black Cover-45":

                          great indoors or out

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Great quality

                          By DB

                          from Temecula, CA

                          Verified Buyer

                          Comments about Westcott Umbrella - White Satin, Black Cover-45":

                          More durable than my previous umbrella. It dropped while mounted a few times, no major damage that I know of. My previous umbrella pretty much fell apart after 1 drop.

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                          5.0

                          Well Packaged, Product As Described

                          By StriveForPerfection

                          from North Royalton, OH

                          Verified Buyer

                          Comments about Westcott Umbrella - White Satin, Black Cover-45":

                          Quick Delivery, Well Packaged, Product as described.

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                          5.0

                          great all around tool

                          By mike

                          from menlo park, ca

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent
                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Artificial Lighting
                            • Photography
                            • Portraits
                            • Strobe Lighting

                            Comments about Westcott Umbrella - White Satin, Black Cover-45":

                            Great for lighting when using speedlights

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                            4.0

                            Great product

                            By J cool

                            from Atlanta

                            Comments about Westcott Umbrella - White Satin, Black Cover-45":

                            I have used this umbrella three or four times now and it spreads the light great. I am an amateur photographer and this is my first time using an umbrella for off camera flash experience. The pictures I took were great.

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                            5.0

                            Great Mid-Size Umbrella

                            By Central PA Photographer

                            from Lewistown, PA

                            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 Westcott Umbrella - White Satin, Black Cover-45":

                              This is a great mid size umbrella. I like that you can either bounce the flash off of it or shoot through. If you want to control the light a little more you can remove half of the black fabric and only show through the half that is uncovered. Great quality build at a fair price.

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                              5.0

                              Beatiful light

                              By Joe

                              from Niagara Falls, CAN

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Fiberglass Ribs
                              • Great light
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Photography
                                • Portraits
                                • Weddings

                                Comments about Westcott Umbrella - White Satin, Black Cover-45":

                                As an umbrella, it's very soft since there is no silver. As a shoot through, it's great. I absolutely love the new design with fiberglass ribs. Not only are they white and light, but the design is so much simpler. Removing the black backing is very easy too. There just isn't anything that I can say against these umbrellas. I can't speak to their longevity but I can't imagine they won't give me a good long use. Oh, and the price is great too.

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                                5.0

                                Good quality

                                By Sofia's dad

                                from LA

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Portraits

                                  Comments about Westcott Umbrella - White Satin, Black Cover-45":

                                  It feels sturdy,the black cover goes on and off easily.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Nice controlled light

                                  By Luis

                                  from Pennsylvania

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Consistent
                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Artificial Lighting
                                    • Photography
                                    • Portraits
                                    • Strobe Lighting

                                    Comments about Westcott Umbrella - White Satin, Black Cover-45":

                                    Only have tested the umbrella a few times. It produces a nice (umbrella) soft light. The black back works well in controlling light spill, however even though this back cover is 'marketed' as removable, the process to get it off and on the umbrella is somewhat time consuming.

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                                    5.0

                                    photo umbrella

                                    By Terry

                                    from Houston

                                    Comments about Westcott Umbrella - White Satin, Black Cover-45":

                                    I really had a great experience shopping at B&H I am enjoying my umbrella would recomend to all my friends

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                                    5.0

                                    Great umbrella

                                    By Dustin

                                    from Cleveland

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Consistent
                                    • Easy To Set Up
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

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

                                      Comments about Westcott Umbrella - White Satin, Black Cover-45":

                                      Love the size and the ability to remove the black layer and use as a white shoot-through.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Just what I needed

                                      By SR Photography

                                      from San Francisco

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Consistent
                                      • Easy To Set Up
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Photography
                                        • Portraits
                                        • Strobe Lighting

                                        Comments about Westcott Umbrella - White Satin, Black Cover-45":

                                        I've used the umbrella on several shoots now, and am very satisfied. I'm going to order their 7ft version next.

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                                        5.0

                                        Great Results!

                                        By Ren

                                        from Dallas, TX

                                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Reliable

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Home
                                          • Portraits
                                          • Studio

                                          Comments about Westcott Umbrella - White Satin, Black Cover-45":

                                          I'm not a professional photographer, but with this equipment, I have gotten some professional quality photos and I'm so excited about exploring more with the lighting possibilities.

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                                          5.0

                                          Good size, good design

                                          By IanW

                                          from Perth, Western Australia

                                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Good design
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Optimum Size

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Home
                                            • Portraits
                                            • Studio

                                            Comments about Westcott Umbrella - White Satin, Black Cover-45":

                                            This reflector is quite big, but still small enough to be transportable. It's the perfect size for me.

                                            I haven't used it without the black cover yet, but it seems like it can be taken off and on quite easily.

                                            If I was to suggest an improvement to Westcott, it would be to have a solid metal spindle, not hollow. While the spindle appears reasonably robust, I would still suggest people to take care not to over-tighten their umbrella holder.

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