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Creative Light25" Silver Umbrella
 
4.8

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (14)
  • Lightweight (12)
  • Easy to use (8)
  • Reliable (6)
  • Good color value (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Portraits (9)
  • Indoors (8)
  • Studio (6)
  • General purpose (5)
  • Travel (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (9), Photo enthusiast (4), Professional (3), Semi-professional (3), Semi-pro photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (19)

Reviewed by 26 customers

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5.0

Nice Little Brolly

By Railbonder

from Philadelphia, PA

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attaches Securely
  • Durable
  • Good Color Value
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors
    • Portraits
    • Small product photography

    Comments about 25" Translucent Umbrella:

    This is a very nice, small, well made umbrella.
    It looks a bit silly stuck on the front of a big monolight, but the size allows you to get the light in close to smaller subjects and crank the power down but still get great results.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Love these!

    By Goddesslily

    from Los Angeles, CA

    About Me Casual Photographer

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    Verified Buyer

    Comments about 25" Translucent Umbrella:

    I'm a makeup artist and my area is small and compact, so with these small umbrellas i'm able to set up two flood lights on each side of my makeup area, i'm using 250w lamps in each tripod and that seems to be enough light and with the smaller umbrellas, they are just so perfect.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Small and compact

    By arussarts

    from Washington DC

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Small

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors
      • Small spaces

      Comments about 25" Silver Umbrella:

      I use these mainly for creating very small "bounce diffusers" in tight spaces like bathrooms. It's small, inexpensive and works great.

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      • No

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      5.0

      just fine

      By jackflash50

      from stockton, ca

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use

        Comments about 25" Translucent Umbrella:

        I am just playing around. If I were to try to make a living off of this equipment one would need to purchase much better.. but for play and catching the kids and dog at home... perfect..

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great!

        By wedding joe

        from Houston, TX

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Good Color Value
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors
          • Low Light
          • Portraits

          Comments about 25" White Umbrella:

          It's excellent! Very light weight, portable and does the job when larger one isn't needed.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Compact Product With A Punch!

          By G

          from San Jose, CA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Securely
          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Indoors
            • Portraits

            Comments about 25" White Umbrella:

            Recently used two of these umbrella's to photograph my 6 year old coloring Easter Eggs - Perhaps a bit overkill but it produced great shots with no shadows and very even lighting.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Nice Silver Umbrella

            By FlyTVC.com

            from Traverse City, MI

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use

                Comments about 25" Silver Umbrella:

                Only thing I don't like is the big green Creative light logo on the outside of the umbrella

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                • No

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                5.0

                A bit better built quality

                By Ryuji (Silvergrain)

                from Boston, MA

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Long-Lasting

                Cons

                • Stupid Logo

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Indoors
                • Low Light
                • Outdoors
                • Special Events

                Comments about 25" Silver Umbrella:

                You know most umbrellas are made cheaply and they usually break fast. I didn't used this umbrella long enough to back up with the direct experience, but by looking and feeling this umbrella, I can tell that the fabric is a bit better than usual. It's not heavy vinyl like Hensel or Lastollite stuff, but it has ripstop in the fabric. However, in my experience, the most vulnerable parts of umbrellas are the latch and the spoke. This umbrella looks like using a stainless steel or similar hard metal, and it feels sturdier. Better build quality than Westcott and Lastolite. This puts the Elinchrom umbrellas to shame. If they manufacture this umbrella with a 7mm shaft, I'll throw out ALL Elinchrom umbrellas I own.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Good product

                By GG

                from Brentwood TN

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors
                    • Low Light

                    Comments about 25" Translucent Umbrella:

                    I use this little umbrella for portraits, along with a flash. It softens the light just right. Seems to be made well--I've not used it a lot. Comes with a nice simple case and is well made.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Pure white

                    By Rapho

                    from New Jersey

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Headshots and portraits

                      Comments about 25" White Umbrella:

                      This umbrella is perfect for me. I like the fact that is the smallest umbrella on the market. It's well made and has a pure white surface. In fact it gives a 1/2 stop more light than the umbrella I had been using. It comes with a nice drawstring bag for transporting. I purchased 3 of them. I think I might try the 33" next time.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Great Product!

                      By chacha

                      from San Francisco, CA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about 25" Translucent Umbrella:

                      This is great for shooting portraits!

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      very nice

                      By sego219

                      from ottawa, ontario

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Carrying case included
                      • Right Size
                      • Safe

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Strobe photography

                        Comments about 25" Translucent Umbrella:

                        perfect size for portability and use with speedlites. tip is round and safe to use and it comes with a nice fabric bag to cary it. it also fit two in the same case..

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                        5.0

                        Very Nice!

                        By Mindlessbuttonmasher

                        from Sarasota, FL

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Attach Securely
                        • Durable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about 25" Translucent Umbrella:

                            This umbrella surprised me. The quality is quite good, and it comes with a nice, nylon, draw-string bag--which is much better than the see-through plastic bags most come with. It looks more professional when walking into an assignment with your gear. It's very small, but perfect for a shoot-through umbrella to light one subject (maybe two), as a head and shoulder's portrait with your portable speedlight (IE: Nikon or Canon Flash). I'm going to order a second one.

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                            5.0

                            Perfect size!

                            By Matt Mason

                            from Lake Geneva, WI

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about 25" Translucent Umbrella:

                                I love these umbrellas. They are the perfect size and seem to be very well made. I needed something to soften the light that would be easy to use and portable and these fit the bill. I use them to light up by white back drop and they also create a bit of rim light. My assistant can easily hold it with a speedlight during weddings for quick creative light! I love them.

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                kinda small but durable

                                By casey

                                from philadelphia, pa

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Good Color Value
                                • Long-Lasting

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Indoors

                                  Comments about 25" Translucent Umbrella:

                                  small good for lighting small things

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                                  4.0

                                  Good for small lights

                                  By Tracie

                                  from Chicago, IL

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Comments about 25" Translucent Umbrella:

                                  This umbrella is good for small photo lights. I didn't do the math and thought it would be bigger. It comes nicely packaged with it's own bag.

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                                  4.0

                                  Nice choice

                                  By Michael

                                  from Riley, Kan.

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • General Use
                                      • Indoors
                                      • Special Events

                                      Comments about 25" Silver Umbrella:

                                      I have only used this umbrella once but it seemed to work well with the other umbrella I had. I am looking forward to using it at an upcoming wedding in November.
                                      Comes with a nice carrying bag.

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                                      5.0

                                      VERY DURABLE product!

                                      By valentyn

                                      from south river, nj

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Attach Securely
                                      • Durable
                                      • Good Color Value
                                      • Long-Lasting
                                      • Powerful

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about 25" Translucent Umbrella:

                                          nice works great

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                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          Will Buy From CL AGAIN and AGAIN

                                          By Max

                                          from Providence, RI

                                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Durable
                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Reliable

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Everyday use
                                            • Portraits
                                            • Studio
                                            • Traveling

                                            Comments about 25" Silver Umbrella:

                                            GREAT product. most umbrellas ive used are pretty flimsy and ive bought them knowing that i will have to replace them at some point, a kind of expectation of failure. with creative light i received the opposite! the extra cost is WELL worth it. the fabric is nice and very sturdy and the ribs and shaft are rock solid. from this point forth i will buy my light mods from CL.

                                            side note:

                                            the shaft is very short (due to the small size of the umbrella), this is great because i can fit it in my back pack. it would be great for quick on location light setups and makes me feel even more ever-ready for shooting

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                                            4.0

                                            I like the shoot-thru

                                            By hksphotog

                                            from metro detroit

                                            About Me Professional

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Lightweight
                                            • Reliable

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Video production

                                              Comments about 25" Translucent Umbrella:

                                              I've used these in the past, and love the quick set-up for soft lighting. No fumbling with ring adapters. The only drawback is not much control. But it does the job.

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