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ImpactUmbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe
 
4.6

(based on 435 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (311)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (99)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (316)
  • Reliable (261)
  • Lightweight (221)
  • Consistent (125)
  • Easy to setup (14)

Cons

  • Unreliable (8)
  • Flimsy (3)
  • Short lifespan (3)

Best Uses

  • Photography (260)
  • Portraits (256)
  • Artificial lighting (216)
  • Strobe lighting (206)
  • Weddings (116)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (151), Pro photographer (105), Photo enthusiast (90), Casual photographer (20), Photography student (14)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (365), Yes (4)

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

 

it is what it is

you put in on a lightstand and you attach your speedite to it and there is a hole to fit an umbrella if you choose to use it.This unit has metal parts , and although...Read complete review

you put in on a lightstand and you attach your speedite to it and there is a hole to fit an umbrella if you choose to use it.This unit has metal parts , and although a bit flimsy it is much better than the units that are made of plastic which cannot hold the weight of a simple speedlite and break instantaneously. NEVER put an expensive speedlite in a PLASTIC bracket.It is a recipe for disaster. Spend $ more and get the metal one.

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4.0

Great product

By Michelle

from Blackfoot, Idaho

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

This is a great bracket and works well and just like I wanted. Thanks for the help.

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4.0

Not sure if I would buy again

By lp

from North Carolina

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Set Up
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

    I bought 3 of these brackets. The bracket is good and strong but none of the the adjustable shoes will tighten up enough to hold any of my speedlights or wireless triggers. I still gave it a 4 star rating because the bracket is very strong and versatile, but be prepared to change the adjustable shoe.

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    • No

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    5.0

    What was I waiting for.

    By Paul

    from Brooklyn, NY

    Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

    I had the plastic bracket for years. As soon as I opened the box I kicked myself for not getting this sooner. Solid design, extremely adjustable. I won't trust my expensive equipment to anything else after use this product.

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    4.0

    Light use only

    By Granz

    from Springhill, LA

    Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

    I bought a set of these for lights on a stationary video set. I wouldn't count on them as being able to withstand frequent adjustments. But for what I need they are great.

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    5.0

    A solid piece of equipment

    By Griff

    from Northampton, MA

    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 Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

      Seems to be very well designed and manufactured. I like the capabilities for multiple adjustments.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Great!

      By Chris

      from Pittsburgh

      Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

      Good for what it does. All metal and I like the variable positioning to get the flash aimed right at the center.

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      5.0

      Well built bracket

      By Indy Shutterbug

      from Indianapolis, IN

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

        Holds my umbrella and flash good. Going to get another one when I get a soft box. The only problem I had with it was I didn't know the piece on the bottom that attaches to the light stand was reversible, so for a little while I thought I needed to get an adapter. But no, just slide it out and flip it over to the correct thread size and I was in business.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Best mounting

        By Sam

        from New York, New York

        Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

        When you need a mount, this is the way to go!!

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        3.0

        Not for me

        By Scott it was nothing special but did it'

        from New York and San Francisco

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Does It's Job

        Cons

        • Nothing Special

        Best Uses

        • Artificial Lighting
        • Photography
        • Portraits
        • Speedlight Lighting
        • Weddings

        Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

        Not bad but not great either. Would do the trick for most though I think/Attaches a speedlight, adjusts ok and you can use an umbrella

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        • No

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        5.0

        Solid Metal

        By paul

        from claremont nh

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

            Love this umbrella bracket for my SB910's solid metal
            no plastic to split on you. Nice tight fit on the umbrella too. It takes a little force to start it
            not too bad. Love it going to get a couple more.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Reliable.

            By Asheville wedding photographer.

            from Asheville nc

            Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

            I purchase one of these for every light stand I own. They are reliable and fit a variety of stands. Would buy again

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            5.0

            good basic umbrella bracket

            By jasonb

            from Chicago

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Artificial Lighting
              • Photography
              • Portraits
              • Weddings

              Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

              solid build, and versatile design.

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              5.0

              Holds my flash on the stand

              By AWall

              from Seattle, WA

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Weddings

                Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

                I purchased this to be able to attach my flash to a stand I recently purchased. Seems like it does the job.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Sturdy + good quality!

                By Rachel

                from Minnesota

                Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

                Love this tripod attachment/flash adapter. Easy to use and very sturdy.

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                5.0

                Good addition to a light stand

                By Patrick

                from Austin, TX

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Easy To Set Up

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

                  This bracket feels very solid. It took me a minute to realize I needed to flip the included screw mounts to match the threading on my flash bracket, but if you read the instructions you'll be fine.

                  I use this with an Impact light stand and Impact 24"x24" softbox and it allows me to adjust the angle of the flash, which is very helpful for shooting portraits. It also allows you to use umbrellas for reflection or shooting through. I have not used this feature, but based on the sturdiness of the other knobs, it should work well. I would recommend this if you are using a flash on a light stand for extra flexibility when shooting.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Both great and lightweight

                  By RB

                  from Detroit, MI

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Artificial Lighting
                    • Strobe Lighting

                    Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

                    Great umbrella bracket. Originally I had bought the more expensive Manfrotto version, but I returned it as it was far too heavy. I didn't want my flash setup to be top heavy, so I opted for this one that is nearly half the weight.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Solid build

                    By Dan

                    from Chattanooga, TN

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Artificial Lighting
                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

                      I use this bracket with a B&H-ordered Westcott umbrella (Optical White Satin - 32") on a standard light stand for headshots at work from time to time. I use the bracket only occasionally, but it's been reliable so far. It holds my Nikon SB-700 Speedlight securely, and even has an upward-angled umbrella slot that brings the center of the umbrella up towards the center of the flash area. This makes for more even light distribution, because otherwise, your speedlight is firing largely into the top half of the umbrella. The construction is largely metal and the fit is solid all-around. My only critique is that the knobs are plastic and smaller - I'd like a little more surface area to grab hold of and torque down. For the price, it's a no-brainer.

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                      5.0

                      Works

                      By rww1963

                      from Spokane wa

                      Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

                      Just A basic umbrellas bracket

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                      5.0

                      Good Bracket

                      By Lychee

                      from Honolulu, HI

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Artificial Lighting
                      • Portraits
                      • Weddings

                      Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

                      This is my 2nd umbrella Bracket. I usually use it for my off camera flash for my portrait, wedding shoot. It is simple and easy to use. It works well for me.

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                      5.0

                      High Versatility / Low Price!

                      By Sarge

                      from Indianola, IA

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Artificial Lighting
                        • Photography
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

                        This is a great little umbrella/flash bracket for me as an up and coming semi-pro photographer. Easy to use and came with a very easily understood instruction booklet (with COLOR photos!). Highly recommended for its price as well as durability.

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