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ImpactTwin Shoe Metal Umbrella Bracket
 
4.5

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attaches securely (17)
  • Durable (16)
  • Lightweight (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • General purpose (12)
  • Portraits (11)
  • Indoors (7)
  • Outdoors (6)
  • Outdoor events / games (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (9), Semi-pro photographer (5), Photo enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (18)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Well made, does the job

This bracket is nicely made (all metal construction except for the knobs) and works well. My only complaint is that the knob for tightening the umbrella holder is rather small and right underneath...Read complete review

This bracket is nicely made (all metal construction except for the knobs) and works well. My only complaint is that the knob for tightening the umbrella holder is rather small and right underneath the bar that holds the flash shoes. So it can be a little difficult to turn, and that's why I'm giving the unit only four stars instead of 5. Also, you can't change the side to side angle of the two flash shoes without a hex key wrench if you're so inclined.

Since the flash shoes are open on both ends, for extra security you should not only tighten the shoes with the set screw but you should also use whatever tightening device there is on the shoe on the flash itself. This will make it a lot less likely that the flash might slip out. FYI, this is not something that is particular to this bracket alone, but a "feature" that just about all shoe mount brackets have.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Limited to medium and small umbrellas

When I received this item I found at the very end of the instructions that this item cannot be used with umbrellas larger than 45". That's pretty limiting especially for an item...Read complete review

When I received this item I found at the very end of the instructions that this item cannot be used with umbrellas larger than 45". That's pretty limiting especially for an item intended for use with multiple flashes. It would be nice to include such an important limitation in the item description. I'm disappointed that B&H doesn't insist on more complete descriptions

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4.0

Seems Great so far!

By Jesse

from Amarillo, TX

Comments about Impact Twin Shoe Metal Umbrella Bracket:

Appears to be well made and very sturdy!

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2.0

Limited to medium and small umbrellas

By Rick

from Cincinnati, OH

Verified Reviewer

Comments about Impact Twin Shoe Metal Umbrella Bracket:

When I received this item I found at the very end of the instructions that this item cannot be used with umbrellas larger than 45". That's pretty limiting especially for an item intended for use with multiple flashes. It would be nice to include such an important limitation in the item description. I'm disappointed that B&H doesn't insist on more complete descriptions

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4.0

Good Twin Shoe Bracket

By Chuck

from Apex, NC

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Impact Twin Shoe Metal Umbrella Bracket:

      This is a great way to double the number of speedlites firing into an umbrella for larger group shots.

      The bracket seems to be well made and is strong. I was surprised to read in the information accompanying the product that it is only recommended for umbrellas up to 45-inches. Luckily my intended use was with 45-inch umbrellas.

      I wish the umbrella tightening knob could hold the umbrella stem a bit tighter so the umbrellas didn't spin as much, but it should work out just fine.

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      4.0

      Well made, does the job

      By Arthur S

      from Moorestown NJ

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Studio Or Location Light

        Comments about Impact Twin Shoe Metal Umbrella Bracket:

        This bracket is nicely made (all metal construction except for the knobs) and works well. My only complaint is that the knob for tightening the umbrella holder is rather small and right underneath the bar that holds the flash shoes. So it can be a little difficult to turn, and that's why I'm giving the unit only four stars instead of 5. Also, you can't change the side to side angle of the two flash shoes without a hex key wrench if you're so inclined.

        Since the flash shoes are open on both ends, for extra security you should not only tighten the shoes with the set screw but you should also use whatever tightening device there is on the shoe on the flash itself. This will make it a lot less likely that the flash might slip out. FYI, this is not something that is particular to this bracket alone, but a "feature" that just about all shoe mount brackets have.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Strong enough for a 7' umbrella

        By Mel S.

        from Calabasas, CA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • 7' Parabolic Umbrella
          • Portraits
          • Special Events

          Comments about Impact Twin Shoe Metal Umbrella Bracket:

          Easily mounts to a light stand and is strong enough to support the weight of a 7' umbrella. Holds two speedlights securely for increased flash output and is adjustable to get the proper tilt for required coverage.

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          5.0

          Very sturdy

          By eyeguychicago

          from Chicago IL

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Securely
          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Indoors
            • Low Light
            • Night Time
            • Outdoors

            Comments about Impact Twin Shoe Metal Umbrella Bracket:

            I have 2 Canon 600EX speedlights that I use with the twin brackets and they fit into the slots securely. There is also a thumb screw that you can use to alter the slot that the flashes go into. Very well put togethor.

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            5.0

            Does exactly what I wanted.

            By Willy_C_NC

            from Raleigh, NC

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Securely
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Impact Twin Shoe Metal Umbrella Bracket:

                I wanted to add a second speed light to some of the Westcott soft boxes I use. I didn't want a tri-grip or quad light holder. This bracket works perfectly for adding a second speed light. It is a sturdy fit on my light stands.

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                5.0

                Great solution for speed light shooters

                By Rennisk

                from Los Gatos, CA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Securely
                • Durable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Impact Twin Shoe Metal Umbrella Bracket:

                  I do outdoor portraiture using speed lights and a variety of modifiers - soft boxes, umbrellas, etc. Sometimes I need more power than a single Speedlight can provide so this was a very cost effective solution. Good quality, easy to use, but I was surprised at its weight - heavier than I expected but that's not a show-stopper.

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                  4.0

                  Seems well made

                  By Paul C

                  from Boston

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use

                    Comments about Impact Twin Shoe Metal Umbrella Bracket:

                    Seems pretty solid. Another inch or so longer on the bracket would be good, but this is OK. Good quality for the price.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    twin shoe mount review

                    By pdr

                    from atlanta, ga

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attaches Securely
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use

                      Comments about Impact Twin Shoe Metal Umbrella Bracket:

                      it works on my 3/8" dia connection - maybe i should buy a pole that has a 5/8" dia connections. but it seems to be working fine. i will use it more thoroughly in 2 weeks.

                      but i was also pleasantly surprised to find it had a coupling to connect to the tripod threaded screws.

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                      5.0

                      Great option for Dual Strobe

                      By Paul Blue Box Pix

                      from Montville, NJ

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Securely
                      • Durable
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Impact Twin Shoe Metal Umbrella Bracket:

                          I'm using this with two Pocket Wizard Flex TTK untits topped with two Canon 430exII strobes and it works perfectly. Very secure - MUCH more so than the Interfit version whih is flimsy and bends.

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                          5.0

                          Great Bracket

                          By Photobus

                          from Washington, DC

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attaches Securely
                          • Durable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • General Use

                            Comments about Impact Twin Shoe Metal Umbrella Bracket:

                            I use this with my Canon 600's for HSS works great and secures my expensive speedlites.

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            sturdy

                            By Luv'n the NW

                            from Seattle

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attaches Securely
                            • Durable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • General Use
                              • Indoors
                              • Outdoors
                              • Portraits

                              Comments about Impact Twin Shoe Metal Umbrella Bracket:

                              When the bracket arrived one of the flash mounts was incredibly tight. I almost sent it back. I worked it for a long time and finally got it to loosen. Other than that it's sturdy and will come in handy when one speedlight is not enough. Nice to have when you need more output balancing flash with bright ambient light. To tilt loosen knob and pull to desired position and tighten. Seems secure. It would have been five stars if it was useable out of the box.

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                              5.0

                              Very useful tool.

                              By Rick c

                              from Waco, TX

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attaches Securely
                              • Durable
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Outdoors
                                • Portraits

                                Comments about Impact Twin Shoe Metal Umbrella Bracket:

                                I needed more light output for outdoor shots so I put 2 speedlites on a stand in slave mode. This allows me to get twice the light output if needed, or the same light output with faster recycle time and longer battery life by using both speedlites at half power.

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                                5.0

                                Easy to use

                                By Dk113

                                from Philadelphia

                                Comments about Impact Twin Shoe Metal Umbrella Bracket:

                                Price good and easy to use!

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                                5.0

                                Surprisingly good!

                                By George Salajean

                                from Melrose Park, IL

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attaches Securely
                                • Durable
                                • Good Color Value
                                • Lightweight
                                • Long-Lasting

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • General Use
                                  • Indoors
                                  • Portraits
                                  • Special Events

                                  Comments about Impact Twin Shoe Metal Umbrella Bracket:

                                  I bought this so I can use 2 of mt flashes for more power output and so far it's working great. The flashes attach secure, metal made, overall good quality. Very happy with it!

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                                  5.0

                                  Had to buy another one!

                                  By Tony Photo

                                  from Phoenix, AZ

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attaches Securely
                                  • Durable
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Long-Lasting

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Indoors
                                    • Night Time
                                    • Portraits

                                    Comments about Impact Twin Shoe Metal Umbrella Bracket:

                                    I recently switched to speedlights for my architecural work. Because the spaces I shoot can be quite large, the speedlights were lacking in power for certain situations. Using the Impact twin with 2 speedlights pushed the power up a full stop. I just ordered another because one was not enough. Solid product. Adjustable, sturdy. Everything you need for speedlight photography.

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                                    5.0

                                    Great Product

                                    By KTP

                                    from Kannapolis NC

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attaches Securely
                                    • Durable
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

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

                                      Comments about Impact Twin Shoe Metal Umbrella Bracket:

                                      Great when using two speedlight working together to overpower the sun.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Great Piece. Great Price. Good Quality

                                      By Chip Chipster

                                      from Emmaus PA

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Attaches Securely
                                      • Durable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • General Use
                                        • Portraits

                                        Comments about Impact Twin Shoe Metal Umbrella Bracket:

                                        Great Piece. Great price. Good enough quality. No need to buy a more expensive version. We use these every weekend of the year and they work perfectly.

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                                        4.0

                                        Two is better than one!

                                        By tman

                                        from suwanee GA

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Adaptable And Versatile
                                        • Attaches Securely
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • General Use
                                          • Indoors
                                          • Low Light
                                          • Night Time
                                          • Outdoors
                                          • Portraits
                                          • Special Events

                                          Comments about Impact Twin Shoe Metal Umbrella Bracket:

                                          I have a very unique mobile light setup, and this bracket is a key player in this setup. I like the fact that it is light weight, but strong. It holds small to medium sized umbrella's with ease. Larger ones if you use a heavy duty light stand.

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