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ImpactUmbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe
 
4.6

(based on 354 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (252)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (83)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (265)
  • Reliable (222)
  • Lightweight (183)
  • Consistent (107)
  • Easy to setup (14)

Cons

  • Unreliable (3)

Best Uses

  • Photography (218)
  • Portraits (212)
  • Artificial lighting (181)
  • Strobe lighting (175)
  • Weddings (97)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (127), Pro photographer (82), Photo enthusiast (79), Casual photographer (19), Photography student (12)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (303), 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

 

A

I bought this as part of the Zack Arias One Light kit (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/825793-REG/Impact_Zack_Arias_1_Light.html).

I am just getting started with flash photography. I've...Read complete review

I bought this as part of the Zack Arias One Light kit (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/825793-REG/Impact_Zack_Arias_1_Light.html).

I am just getting started with flash photography. I've watched Zack Arias One Light videos, and he has convinced me of the virtues of a large umbrella as the starting point for modifiers. He is very obviously right - the quality of light I can get from this kit is extraordinary.

So far, I have used the kit for indoor flash photography for portraits and still objects. The range of lighting that can be created with this kit is huge.

The bracket is quite well-built and sturdy, but it is not really heavy duty enough for the 60" umbrella that comes in the kit. The literature that came with the bracket suggests it is OK for umbrellas up to 45", and I would guess that this is a fair cut off.

It works with 60" - it can definitely hold the umbrella OK - but it doesn't feel particularly solid, and requires a bit of fiddling / very tight clamping to get things to hold still.

I find that - when adjusting the angle of the umbrella - I have to set the angle a little higher than I want, as once I stop supporting the weight of the umbrella, the whole thing sags a bit.

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5.0

Well built and versatile

By Matt from FL

from Orlando, FL

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:

    This bracket has all the adapters and studs you'll need to attach almost any light to almost any stand. The ability to remove the shoe and expose a 1/4-20 screw is a big bonus that allows me to screw a hotshoe receiver right to the bracket.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Quality Product

    By yourladyRed

    from Forest Hills, NY

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Photography
      • Portraits
      • Strobe Lighting

      Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

      I would purchase this heavy duty light stand again for another strobe setup.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Perfect assistant

      By Photo Nerd

      from Washington, DC

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Photography
        • Portraits
        • Strobe Lighting
        • Weddings

        Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

        This product was used on a sp studio stand to support a Nikon SB-910 flash outdoors. This device provided the perfect means to allow me to take night time photos without the need to carry heavy studio lighting.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great product

        By Drvk

        from Australia

        Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

        Nothing much to say, you get what you paid for and does the job its designed to do very well. Customer service was fantastic no issues all the product ordered arrived few days early and safe and sound

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        4.0

        Works as expected

        By L-5

        from Ohio

        Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

        No complaints. Well built

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        4.0

        a must have accessory

        By nycfotos

        from NYC, NY

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Lightweight
        • Portable
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Artificial Lighting
          • Hold Umbrella N Flash
          • Photography
          • Portraits
          • Strobe Lighting
          • Weddings

          Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

          holds flash and umbrella
          well built
          sleek look

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          • No

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          4.0

          Durable Equipment

          By Don

          from Ft. Lauderdale, FL

          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:

            I use this to hold my speedlights when I shoot portraits and still life photography. It is easily attached, and easy to use.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Nice accessory

            By Bmwpr

            from Suffolk, VA

            Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

            This was my second umbrella bracket of the same. This are great since they tilt. Nice built, all metal. Fits my Nikon SB900 flashes.

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            4.0

            Super helpful product

            By Ryan

            from Nc

            Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

            Super helpful product, seems fairly good quality buid

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            5.0

            Great Quality and Super Versatile

            By Kevin C.

            from New Jersey

            Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

            I love the versitility this bracket allows while also being made super durable.

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            5.0

            Works fine aand priced right

            By Solman

            from New Jersey

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

                  I have used this with a impact umbrella and my SB900 flash. It worked out great no problems with slipping or loosening.

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                  3.0

                  Not strong enough for a small softbox

                  By Gilderod

                  from Yucca Valley CA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Short Lifespan

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

                      Purchased this umbrella bracket with hopes I could use it with my medium size EZbox softbox with my speedlight. On the first day, while using the tilt function, it did not take very long for the tightening screw to lose its effectiveness, dropping the softbox to a face down function.
                      No matter how much I cranked down on the thumb screw it could no longer tighten enough to be effective. 3 stars since I probably use it for other applications, but not a speedlight/softbox application.

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                      4.0

                      works with umbrella/light stand

                      By Mag

                      from Santa Rosa Beach, FL

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Artificial Lighting
                        • Photography
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

                        Came as a package with 60" umbrella. Instructions say best if umbrella is no larger than 45". Larger umbrella is borderline too heavy for this size.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Great Bracket

                        By ruti

                        from LA, CA.

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Easy To Set Up

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Photography

                          Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

                          I use the product Professional .
                          He is strong and heavy,easy to use.
                          Relatively inexpensive
                          Hope he will be strong over time

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          GOOD BRACKET FOR THE PRICE

                          By Number1dp

                          from Central Oregon Coast

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent
                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

                              I use these on my Impact light stands to hold my Nikon SB-910 flash units. They work just fine and are small enough to fit in my bag with the flashes.
                              SHIPPING FROM B&H WAS FAST AND FREE AND THE PRICE WAS THE LOWEST.

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                              5.0

                              Does the job!

                              By George

                              from Dover, NH

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Artificial Lighting
                                • Photography
                                • Portraits
                                • Strobe Lighting

                                Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

                                Attaches to lightstand which holds both speedlite and umbrella.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Nice and sturdy

                                By quietwarrior

                                from hampton, ga

                                Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

                                Impact makes quality products so I knew that this umbrella bracket wouldn't be a problem and it has not.

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                                5.0

                                Great product, very happy

                                By Anna

                                from NYC

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Consistent
                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Photography
                                  • Portraits

                                  Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

                                  Very easy to use and versatile, well built and provides solid support for my external flash.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Good quality

                                  By roverone

                                  from Texas

                                  Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

                                  This is a solid, well designed product.

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                                  5.0

                                  sturdy and light weight

                                  By robthephotog

                                  from New York

                                  Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

                                  Very sturdy, yet light weight

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