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ImpactFA-330L Adjustable Locking Triple Flash Adapter with Umbrella Socket
 
4.4

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attaches securely (16)
  • Durable (14)
  • Lightweight (11)
  • Long-lasting (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • General purpose (13)
  • Portraits (11)
  • Indoors (8)
  • Outdoors (7)
  • Low light (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (12), Semi-pro photographer (6), Photo enthusiast (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (22)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A very sturdy solution to slow recycling

This little gadget is very solid and well made and allows me to use three SB-800s on location into a 42" umbrella. For years I've been using a funky French adaptor...Read complete review

This little gadget is very solid and well made and allows me to use three SB-800s on location into a 42" umbrella. For years I've been using a funky French adaptor that I had to drill a hole through to insert the umbrella and I am happy to toss it.
This is exactly what I needed to shorten recycle times with my three speedlights at 1/2 or even 1/4 power.
A great problem solver at a great price.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Platic base does not support the weight

When I need to shoot three flashes on a light stand, I often need to diffuse the light. Putting on anything other than a tiny umbrella will rip the brass spigot right out of...Read complete review

When I need to shoot three flashes on a light stand, I often need to diffuse the light. Putting on anything other than a tiny umbrella will rip the brass spigot right out of the plastic base.

Luckily for me, I saw the umbrella start to fall so I caught the rig in time otherwise, I'd have three Canon 600EX crash to the ground.

This is barely strong enough to hold three flashes and is definitely not strong enough to hold three flashes AND a diffuser of any decent size. The plastic is simply too soft and just gives way.

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4.0

Very Nice Product

By NM

from Albuquerque, NM

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attaches Securely
  • Durable
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Low Light
    • Portraits
    • Special Events

    Comments about Impact FA-330L Adjustable Locking Triple Flash Adapter with Umbrella Socket:

    I got these flash adapters in a kit from B&H, all very good quality products at a good price.

    The adapters are sturdy and look like they will be good for years of enthusiast use. If they hadn't come with the kit I don't think I would have gotten them, that said, the seem sturdy. All of the threaded components operate smoothly and the cold shoes hold my Nikon and Metz flashes securely, along with my radio triggers.

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    5.0

    Perfect

    By GreekPhotog

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Indoors
      • Outdoors

      Comments about Impact FA-330L Adjustable Locking Triple Flash Adapter with Umbrella Socket:

      Does exactly as described

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      • No

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      4.0

      Works Great. Wish it would tilt.

      By Robert

      from Newark, NJ

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Needs A Tilt Bracket

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Impact FA-330L Adjustable Locking Triple Flash Adapter with Umbrella Socket:

      Works Great. Wish it would tilt. I use it with a 7ft umbrella and I need to angle it so that I can bounce it downwards. Now I have to buy an adapter. aside from that, it's great.

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      5.0

      All Plastic

      By SophterLight

      from Connecticut

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Metal construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mounting Speedlights

        Comments about Impact FA-330L Adjustable Locking Triple Flash Adapter with Umbrella Socket:

        Great price and great product for my use. Constructed well with metal cold shoe construction and a rigid plastic hub that they are all mounted on. The hole for mounting is reinforced with a mettal barrel for an overall good quality mfg.

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        1.0

        Platic base does not support the weight

        By kitsvancouver

        from Vancouver, Canada

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Dangerous For Large Flash
          • Flimsy
          • Soft Plastic
          • Weak

          Best Uses

            Comments about Impact FA-330L Adjustable Locking Triple Flash Adapter with Umbrella Socket:

            When I need to shoot three flashes on a light stand, I often need to diffuse the light. Putting on anything other than a tiny umbrella will rip the brass spigot right out of the plastic base.

            Luckily for me, I saw the umbrella start to fall so I caught the rig in time otherwise, I'd have three Canon 600EX crash to the ground.

            This is barely strong enough to hold three flashes and is definitely not strong enough to hold three flashes AND a diffuser of any decent size. The plastic is simply too soft and just gives way.

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            4.0

            Very Useful

            By Boston Mike

            from Boston, MA

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Securely
            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Impact FA-330L Adjustable Locking Triple Flash Adapter with Umbrella Socket:

              This one is very well designed and built, except for problem. The shoe tighteners incorporate a spring-loaded arrangement which is easily backed out too far, causing the springs to boing out into the universe. I was lucky that when my unit arrived, this had already happened in the box during shipment. I was able to find the little springs in the box and be forewarned. Worst case: you can easily replace those 3 shoes for cheap. They just screw on like all the other pieces you have lying around. That aside, it will do the job for the next hundred years or until it gets lost.

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              4.0

              Not bad!

              By Joe

              from Minneapolis, MN

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Securely
              • Secure Attachment

              Cons

              • No Tilt

              Best Uses

              • Strobist

              Comments about Impact FA-330L Adjustable Locking Triple Flash Adapter with Umbrella Socket:

              Somewhat Affordable - does the job.

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              4.0

              Enhanced Sports pictures

              By John

              from Monroe, LA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Night Time

                Comments about Impact FA-330L Adjustable Locking Triple Flash Adapter with Umbrella Socket:

                Needs a better way to connect to my monopod, but I used zipties and mounted 3 flashes for football. Helped tremendously in lighting players faces.

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                5.0

                Nice Price

                By cpharm86

                from California, USA

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use

                  Comments about Impact FA-330L Adjustable Locking Triple Flash Adapter with Umbrella Socket:

                  Does the job. Works well with my Canon 600ex-rt speedlights.

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                  5.0

                  Solid and works

                  By Stevenper

                  from Orlando florida

                  Comments about Impact FA-330L Adjustable Locking Triple Flash Adapter with Umbrella Socket:

                  What else is there to say. Yes it is plastic and cheap bit it is very solid. I am pleased

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                  5.0

                  Buy it

                  By Paparexi

                  from Baltimore

                  Comments about Impact FA-330L Adjustable Locking Triple Flash Adapter with Umbrella Socket:

                  Def worth it. I use it in my 4'x4' soft box and works perfect

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                  3.0

                  good product except

                  By doug

                  from new york, ny

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Securely
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Outdoors

                    Comments about Impact FA-330L Adjustable Locking Triple Flash Adapter with Umbrella Socket:

                    may not be suitable for use with one speedlight because the hole in which the umbrella goes in is straight, not angled.

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                    5.0

                    Useful bracket.

                    By OP

                    from Burlington, VT

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attaches Securely
                    • Durable
                    • Good Color Value
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Impact FA-330L Adjustable Locking Triple Flash Adapter with Umbrella Socket:

                      I haven't owned this item for very long yet, but it seems like it well constructed. Great for when you need a little extra umph with another 1-2 speedlights.

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                      5.0

                      Inexpensive 3 speedlite bracket

                      By the lonely photographer

                      from Bevelry Hills ,Los Angeles

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Securely
                      • Durable
                      • Long-Lasting

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Impact FA-330L Adjustable Locking Triple Flash Adapter with Umbrella Socket:

                        A brutally simple device, priced about a few 6 packs of beer or 1 large delivery pizza and tip.

                        well finished, feels like a dense piece of black plastic.
                        the speedlite cold shoes are screwed in and secured by a large knurled wheel to lock the angles of the shoes relative to the bracket, Not entirely foolproof unless you tighten it to death, but the shoes can be tighten to the bracket and the locking wheel jams up against the
                        shoe. The bracket can be heavy with 3 speedlites attached. great for shooting into a 7 foot umbrella. I suggest using radio flash triggers to fire the speedlites or invest in those newer radio controlled ones.

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                        5.0

                        Perfect, just what I was looking for.

                        By Epic

                        from Elizabethtown, PA

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attaches Securely
                        • Durable
                        • Lightweight
                        • Long-Lasting

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Impact FA-330L Adjustable Locking Triple Flash Adapter with Umbrella Socket:

                          This is a well thought our device. It covers all your needs. I am a professional portrait and wedding photographer. They are well built, durable, and I really like the locking mechanism. They are small and compact enough to fit in my bags and cases. Now you don't have to use velcro for you pocket wizards. The price is fair and I have no problem paying that if the product is worth it. This is my new best friend. I have three, one for each of my camera bags and one for my studio. So I'm never without one.

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                          4.0

                          Works

                          By Protog

                          from Chicago, IL

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attaches Securely

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • General Use

                            Comments about Impact FA-330L Adjustable Locking Triple Flash Adapter with Umbrella Socket:

                            Not a stellar value for the price, but definitely not bad. It secures to the Apollo strip well, comes with its own little carrying bag (something I wish the softbox itself did).

                            Solid buy.

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                            5.0

                            Very affordable yet strong adapter

                            By TUR Photography

                            from Brooklyn, NY

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attaches Securely
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Portraits

                              Comments about Impact FA-330L Adjustable Locking Triple Flash Adapter with Umbrella Socket:

                              I don't have 3 speedlites, just 2. But it works. Especally with a heavy Westcott Appollo Orb.

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                              3.0

                              The base is made of plastic

                              By ReflectedLight

                              from Miami, FL

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

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

                                  Comments about Impact FA-330L Adjustable Locking Triple Flash Adapter with Umbrella Socket:

                                  Two stars off for the base being made of plastic. It's a shame because this could work very well and I'm sure it does, but I didn't want to find out at the cost of $1,500 worth of speedlites crashing to the ground because plastic broke.

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                                  5.0

                                  Excellent accessory

                                  By The Photo Duke

                                  from Denver, CO

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attaches Securely
                                  • Durable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Indoors
                                    • Low Light
                                    • Night Time
                                    • Outdoors
                                    • Portraits

                                    Comments about Impact FA-330L Adjustable Locking Triple Flash Adapter with Umbrella Socket:

                                    I use off-camera flash a lot, and found that having more light is needed when shooting out in the midday sun. What drew me to this adapter was that three flashes would be centered evenly around the umbrella, plus be movable so that the infrared sensors or radio triggers could be aimed at the camera or adjusted to fit. Has a solid feel to it. I'm hoping to use it in an upcoming shoot, so we'll see how the photos turn out.

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                                    5.0

                                    A very sturdy solution to slow recycling

                                    By Blahs Blase'

                                    from Seattle, WA

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attaches Securely
                                    • Durable
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Solid Well Made

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • General Use
                                      • Indoors
                                      • Location Portraits
                                      • Low Light
                                      • Night Time
                                      • Portraits

                                      Comments about Impact FA-330L Adjustable Locking Triple Flash Adapter with Umbrella Socket:

                                      This little gadget is very solid and well made and allows me to use three SB-800s on location into a 42" umbrella. For years I've been using a funky French adaptor that I had to drill a hole through to insert the umbrella and I am happy to toss it.
                                      This is exactly what I needed to shorten recycle times with my three speedlights at 1/2 or even 1/4 power.
                                      A great problem solver at a great price.

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                                      • No

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