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Impact7' Parabolic Umbrella (White Diffusion)
 
4.6

(based on 13 reviews)

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Pros

  • Lightweight (7)
  • Good color value (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors (7)
    • Portraits (6)
    • General purpose (4)
    • Outdoors (4)
    • Low light (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (6), Semi-pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    5.0

    Big and sturdy

    By Marty

    from West Virginia

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Good Color Value
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Indoors
      • Portraits

      Comments about Impact 7' Parabolic Umbrella (White Diffusion):

      I used this in combination with a 60 inch soft box to shoot a group of 17 people, worked like a charm. Used as a shoot through on 500 w/s strobes.

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      5.0

      Easy to set up, and great to work with

      By Jared - Identity Crisis Studio

      from Seattle

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Impact 7' Parabolic Umbrella (White Diffusion):

            I had some Paul C Buff parabolic umbrellas with the on-axis speedring setup, and didn't like to bring them on location, because of the additional setup. I probably should have ordered them with the 8mm shaft instead.

            So I purchased this 7' Parabolic Umbrella, and have already used it a few times on location. So much easier to set up and take down. No speedring parts to deal with.

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            5.0

            Great wrap aruond light

            By steveoh

            from bend, oregon

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Big
            • Easy set up
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Group shots
              • Indoors
              • Low Light
              • Outdoors
              • Portraits

              Comments about Impact 7' Parabolic Umbrella (White Diffusion):

              This umbrella has nice wrap around light, easy and quick to set up. With a umbrealla this size sand bags our a assistant is a must even in the smallest breeze.

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              5.0

              unique 7" transluscnet umbrella

              By Mighty Mike

              from Cleveland Oh

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Light weight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors
                • Low Light
                • Portraits
                • Special Events

                Comments about Impact 7' Parabolic Umbrella (White Diffusion):

                You can use this umbrella as shoot through or direct and get great light but the price you pay for lighter weight is that you have to treat it with care.

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                4.0

                Beautiful, soft light

                By D&J

                from Louisiana

                Comments about Impact 7' Parabolic Umbrella (White Diffusion):

                Appears well built

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                4.0

                Good quality

                By Richard F

                from Greenwich, CT

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Weak

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Indoors

                Comments about Impact 7' Parabolic Umbrella (White Diffusion):

                Well made. Comes with a case (a valuable accessory, especially when you don't have it). Even though lightweight, the size creates a lot of weight for the central shaft. Some flexing occurs. Not a deal breaker if you understand that and work with it. matching quality to the Westcott line of umbrellas.

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                5.0

                Awesome size

                By Stephen

                from B.C. Canada

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Color Value

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Indoors

                  Comments about Impact 7' Parabolic Umbrella (White Diffusion):

                  It is an awesome size for a translucent umbrella, but you had better have a strong enough stand to hold it up , or it will pull your lights over. Even at 3 pounds

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                  5.0

                  great umbrella

                  By In the Tin Images LLC

                  from Montana

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Get A Good Stand
                  • Good Color Value

                  Cons

                  • NONE

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Impact 7' Parabolic Umbrella (White Diffusion):

                  Great for diffusing outdoor harsh light.
                  Buy or make two five pound sand bags.
                  huge well made umbrella.

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                  4.0

                  Fast delivery, great product

                  By EUA Photo

                  from Boca Raton, FL

                  About Me Photography Student

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Color Value
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Short lasting
                  • Weak

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors
                  • Low Light
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Impact 7' Parabolic Umbrella (White Diffusion):

                  I needed an octabox but they are expensive, so I decided to use this huge umbrella instead and it makes the job so far!

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                  5.0

                  This thing rocks!

                  By plasticrobot

                  from lisle il

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Outdoors

                    Comments about Impact 7' Parabolic Umbrella (White Diffusion):

                    I shot a family of 7 with this umbrella. It was a sunny day and it worked perfect to difuse the light.
                    FYI- if nobody is there to hold, get sandbags. It is an umbrella...it does not take much wind to start tipping.

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                    4.0

                    Good price forthe performance

                    By Viperx

                    from Issaquah, WA

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Flimsy

                    Best Uses

                    • Outdoors
                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Impact 7' Parabolic Umbrella (White Diffusion):

                    I use this for outdoor portraits when shooting with against the sun. It works well!

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                    5.0

                    Awesome

                    By APak

                    from OBX, NC

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Impact 7' Parabolic Umbrella (White Diffusion):

                          i use this to block/diffuse harsh sunlight. It is awesome. easy to use, portable, and fairly inexpensive

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                          4.0

                          looks solid

                          By mike

                          from Montreal, Canada

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Fiberglass Rods
                          • Material quality
                          • price
                          • Size

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Diffusing Harsh Light
                            • Reflecting Light

                            Comments about Impact 7' Parabolic Umbrella (White Diffusion):

                            I must say I haven't used it yet but initial impressions are positive. I was debating between this one and Westcott's more expensive alternative. The material is thick enough, not almost translucent like some of my cheap white umbrellas. The fiberglass connecting rods look solid and the umbrella is heavier than I expected. In use, I don't know if the weight will be an issue. It will surely need a very solid support. On windless days I think this umbrella will be very practical in many ways.

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