Upgrade your on-camera speedlight to a large, off-camera light source with this Impact Umbrella Flash Kit from B&H. It features a 45" convertible umbrella, an umbrella back with adjustable shoe and an air-cushioned light stand to get everything set up. The umbrella is extremely versatile as it offers a white satin fabric that can be used for shoot-through diffusion or a removable black backing to change it to bounce lighting.
Impact Air-Cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8')
This aluminum Impact Air-Cushioned Light Stand rises to a height of 8' and folds down to 29.6". The stand has sure-twist section locks and 4 sections and will support up to 8 lb.
If you forget to tighten any section with your light mounted, the light slowly descends, thanks to the air-cushioned action. This useful feature saves equipment and fingers from harm during busy photo sessions.
Impact Deluxe Umbrella Mount with Adjustable Shoe
A useful and versatile addition to any lighting kit, the Deluxe Umbrella Mount with Adjustable Shoe from Impact is designed to maximize the utility small lights or shoe-mount flashes while the heavy-duty mount has a socket that can support umbrellas up to 60" in diameter.
Able to tilt 180-degrees and swivel 360-degrees, the anodized black aluminum Umbrella Mount can be installed on any industry-standard light stand with a 5/8" top stud from either end of the mount. Additional 5/8" holes are tapped into to unit to allow you to mount it vertically or horizontally for maximum versatility. The Deluxe Umbrella Mount includes removable 3/8"-16 and 1/4"-20 brass stud adapters to support accessories. One of them, for example, fastens a cold shoe with a knurled locking knob for a secure connection to your flash.
Tilt and Swivel
Vertical or Horizontal Mounting
Adjustable Cold Shoe
Mounting Options and Adjustments
Impact Convertible Umbrella - White Satin with Removable Black Backing - 45"
This is an Impact 45" white satin umbrella with removable black backing. Umbrellas soften, broaden, and diminish the light output of any flash light source. Umbrellas with a white interior will soften and weaken light more than an umbrella with a silver lining. A white umbrella without a black backing may also be used as a makeshift softbox, although the use of the light will not be as efficient as with a softbox.
Choosing umbrella size is determined by the size of the subject, and the strength of the light supply being used. Choosing an umbrella surface is as subjective as choosing a paint and brush.
This size is perfect for a 1 - 2 person half-length portrait, or a 3x4 ft product setup.