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ImpactUmbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe
 
4.6

(based on 431 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (310)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (96)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (315)
  • Reliable (260)
  • Lightweight (221)
  • Consistent (125)
  • Easy to setup (14)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Photography (259)
  • Portraits (255)
  • Artificial lighting (215)
  • Strobe lighting (205)
  • Weddings (115)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (150), Pro photographer (105), Photo enthusiast (90), Casual photographer (20), Photography student (14)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (364), 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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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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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Good product

                      By Jim cool

                      from Irvine, ca

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

                      Will buy it again as needed

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      versatile

                      By Peter

                      from NYC

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Strobe Lighting

                        Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

                        Very good for speedlight and also for hanging backgrounds on

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Sturdy, easy to use-as expected

                        By ERD

                        from Israel

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Photography
                          • Portraits
                          • Strobe Lighting

                          Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

                          Used once or twice so far.
                          All seems to be as expected.
                          Exactly what I was looking for.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          great

                          By Shari

                          from Northern California

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Artificial Lighting
                            • Photography
                            • Portraits
                            • Strobe Lighting

                            Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

                            nice balance of size, weight and build quality. Works great and easy to attach.

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                            • No

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