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ImpactUmbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe
 
4.6

(based on 317 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (225)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (75)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (244)
  • Reliable (205)
  • Lightweight (169)
  • Consistent (101)
  • Easy to setup (14)

Cons

  • Unreliable (3)

Best Uses

  • Photography (199)
  • Portraits (193)
  • Artificial lighting (166)
  • Strobe lighting (160)
  • Weddings (89)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (116), Pro photographer (77), Photo enthusiast (71), Casual photographer (19), Photography student (12)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (281), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

New to soft boxes and set ups

I decided it was time to put my SB-800 flash to better, more effective use when doing outdoor shooting, so I bought an Impact soft box (24" square) and needed an...Read complete review

I decided it was time to put my SB-800 flash to better, more effective use when doing outdoor shooting, so I bought an Impact soft box (24" square) and needed an attachment that would be strong, reliable and easy to use. This umbrella bracket was just right for my needs. I already had a hot shoe attachment (since I don't own a triggering system yet) for the bracket and it worked great. I'm so pleased that it was easy to assemble and the adjustable nature of the brass fittings was a big help. I would definitely recommend this.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not bad, but not ideal.

I use this on my 8' light stand with radio triggers, flash and a 30" softbox/umbrella. I like the fact that it can be used for both umbrella or softbox by...Read complete review

I use this on my 8' light stand with radio triggers, flash and a 30" softbox/umbrella. I like the fact that it can be used for both umbrella or softbox by putting in or removing the stud/cold-shoe on top. This has worked fine with the softbox so far, but it feels like it's being slightly overextended as far as the weight load goes, and this is just with a camera flash. I always make doubly sure that the tilt adjustment screw is as tight as possible because it feels like it could slip.

This is not as big of an issue with the much lighter umbrella; however, the way I have my flash set up (radio trigger slots into the cold-shoe on top of the bracket, and then my flash slots on top of the trigger) means that the flash head points nowhere near the center of the umbrella; at best, it points halfway between the center and the outer rim of the umbrella, even when the flash itself is set to the -7 degree tilt angle. This may just be a result of my particular setup, but it would be nice to have some control over the angle of the umbrella independently of the angle of the bracket itself.

This will work fine for now, and may be ideal for other setups, but I am looking into a stockier, beefier bracket with some form of independent umbrella angle adjustment. I think these factors would outweigh the convenience of this bracket's adaptability as far as connectivity are concerned.

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4.0

nice bracket for the price

By Al nyc

from ny,ny

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Photography
    • Strobe Lighting

    Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

    hold speed lite

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Impact Bracket Is Strong

    By Mackanic Media Video Production

    from New Jersey Shore

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Video

    Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

    Needed a bracket to mount my Mini Burst LED to my light stand. Tried everything- nothing worked. This bracket was the answer!

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    • No

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    3.0

    It works

    By Picture Me Blu

    from Philadelphia

    Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

    After buying this bracket I notice that the tightening screw doesn't feel safe to have you more expensive speed lights connected to.

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    5.0

    Handy bracket

    By David

    from Atlanta, GA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

          This bracket works well. I like that you can unscrew the cold shoe, exposing a threaded stud that allows the direct attachment of a radio trigger.

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          5.0

          Compact and durable

          By JM

          from Phoenix, Arizona

          Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

          all metal construction is very durable. Adjustment knobs are rigth sized to do the job making it compact and ideal for onsite shooting

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          5.0

          Good product

          By Dan

          from San Diego

          Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

          Works as advertised. Good product, solid feeling nobs and controls. Why pay more?

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          5.0

          Good speedlight mount

          By Ed

          from Los Angeles, CA

          Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

          Solid, well made, easy to use.

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          4.0

          Works, but be careful...

          By Benjamin Root

          from Iowa, USA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Artificial Lighting
            • Photography
            • Portraits

            Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

            This mount works well, but you have to tighten the shoe down really well to be sure the flash won't fall out. The knob is kind of small to get it tight enough. Other than that, it works great...And, the umbrella mount slants slightly upward pointing the flash to the center, like it should!

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            4.0

            bright idea

            By Christian

            from Two Harbors

            Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

            Works nice in many combinations.

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            5.0

            Works as expected.

            By WeeBri

            from Seattle, WA

            About Me Photography Student

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Photography
              • Portraits

              Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

              I've used this product a handful of times with my 600EX-RT canon flash and an Impact 45" umbrella. The combination works as expected. Product is easy to use. I haven't had any of the issues with the flash bracket loosening up as other reviewers have mentioned.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Slolid

              By Silence

              from Tri State and Westchester

              Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

              Once I had all the pieces set up on this bracket umbrella flash etc: I never had to retighten. Even when the wind blew my set up over.

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              4.0

              Solid Bracket

              By Jesse

              from Amarillo, TX

              Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

              Exactly what I needed! Very sturdy and easy to use. Great product!

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              4.0

              Great product

              By D&J

              from Louisiana

              Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

              Great product. Love B&H!

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              5.0

              Very sturdy

              By Midnight Sky Photography

              from West Chester, PA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Photography
                • Strobe Lighting

                Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

                I use this product with Impact Air Cushioned Light Stand and it works perfectly. It is very secure in holding my flash and umbrella. At first the flash bracket worried me, but after some jar tests I was carrying it around with the flash attached with no worried.

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                5.0

                Excellent Bracket for the Price

                By Dan

                from Dallas Texas

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Artificial Lighting
                  • Photography
                  • Portraits
                  • Weddings

                  Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

                  I have been using this for a few shoots now, mainly for still life, and the bracket works great with my Nikon speed light.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Fantastic brackets

                  By Dave *SonicOrbStudios"

                  from NJ

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Artificial Lighting
                    • Photography
                    • Portraits
                    • Strobe Lighting
                    • Video lighting

                    Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

                    These sturdy brackets are made of metal and very strong. I rely on them to hang LED lights overhead and they do a fantastic job at that. the lockoffs hold well and the joint has a ridged system which helps it stay in place without having to really tension it down too much.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Great for price

                    By CBD

                    from Chester CT

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Artificial Lighting
                      • Photography

                      Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

                      This is great for the price. it holds the umbrella and flash securely.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Good Bracket

                      By Corey P

                      from Seattle, Wa

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Artificial Lighting
                        • Photography
                        • Portraits
                        • Strobe Lighting

                        Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

                        I bought this to hold my speedlight on a lightstand. The umbrella bracket has done well so far. My only concern is the shoe mount that attaches to the stud comes loose very easily. Since the threaded screw that attachs the stud to the shoe mount is very short I would recommend checking to ensure it's tight especially if you move around your lightstand frequently. I had seen other comments about the cold shoe not holding the speedlights very well. I use a Canon 580EX II and have had no issues with the shoe mount gripping the speedlight. This bracket is very versatile, works well, and is very well priced.

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                        4.0

                        New to soft boxes and set ups

                        By andrea of the hazel eyes

                        from Arroyo Grande, CA

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Reliable
                        • Solid
                        • Strong

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Artificial Lighting
                          • Photography
                          • Portraits
                          • Strobe Lighting
                          • Used With Soft Box

                          Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

                          I decided it was time to put my SB-800 flash to better, more effective use when doing outdoor shooting, so I bought an Impact soft box (24" square) and needed an attachment that would be strong, reliable and easy to use. This umbrella bracket was just right for my needs. I already had a hot shoe attachment (since I don't own a triggering system yet) for the bracket and it worked great. I'm so pleased that it was easy to assemble and the adjustable nature of the brass fittings was a big help. I would definitely recommend this.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Easy To Use

                          By Papa

                          from Highlands Ranch, CO

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent
                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Artificial Lighting
                            • Portraits

                            Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

                            Very durable, simple design, works perfectly

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                            • No

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