Impact 7' Improved Parabolic Umbrella (White/Black)

Impact 7' Improved Parabolic Umbrella (White/Black)

Impact 7' Improved Parabolic Umbrella (White/Black)

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  • Secure Push Button Locking Mechanism
  • White Interior
  • Black Backing
  • Durable Fiberglass Ribs
  • Carrying Case
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Impact UP-7WBI overview

  • 1Description

If you had to choose a single light shaping tool, you might do well to pick the Impact 7' Improved Parabolic Umbrella with a black exterior and a white interior. First of all, it's a huge broad light source that wraps light around your subject, yielding clean highlights and rich open shadows. But due to the special shape of the umbrella there's a unique mix of soft enveloping light with the kind of crisp detail you only get from reflectors. Put another way, if you combined a beauty dish with a softbox, you'd have a parabolic umbrella.

This umbrella has a unique structural design as well. Instead of bendable metal, the 16 inner ribs are made of durable fiberglass. The fixed black backing ensures that all of the light output is bounced back on your subject instead of through the umbrella. You can also vary the light-to-umbrella distance along the shaft for a harder or softer look, or for longer throw capability. In addition, an optional diffuser is available for this umbrella, which effectively converts it to a large softbox with just a 1/2 stop loss of output.

The umbrella features an improved finger-friendly locking mechanism for secure and fast set up and break down.

Improved Locking Mechanism
Improved locking mechanism provides fast and secure and "finger-friendly" set up and break down.
Parabolic Shape
The parabolic shape produces a more natural wraparound light than a regular umbrella. This soft and natural light is what makes this umbrella a favorite of wedding and portrait photographers.
Wide Diameter
The 7-foot diameter ensures a soft light quality. This umbrella produces enough light for stunning group photos. It will also emit a broad enough beam for full-length portraits.
White Interior, Black Exterior
The white interior produces a broad light that delivers an even throw, which is perfect for portraits and groups. The soft quality of the light is great for creamy skin tones. The black backing efficiently eliminates back spill so light isn't lost when bouncing the beam toward your subject.
16-Rib Design
For an umbrella to be effective, it needs to maintain its shape, and the fabric should remain taut. The umbrella features a 16-rib design that maintains the shape of the umbrella and the tension of the fabric for an even light spread.
UPC: 847628008939
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Impact 7' Improved Parabolic Umbrella (White/Black)
  • Carrying Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Impact UP-7WBI specs

    Size 84.0" / 213.4 cm
    Interior White
    Exterior Black
    Shaft Diameter 8 mm
    Rods 16
    Material of Construction Fiberglass
    Folded Size L: 43.5" / L: 110.5 cm
    Weight 2.4 lb / 1.1 kg
    Packaging Infovrcarzbr
    Package Weight 4.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 45.2 x 4.0 x 3.1"

    Impact UP-7WBI reviews

    7' Improved Parabolic Umbrella (White/Black) is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 22.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from I love it, but it isn't a true parabolic The shaft is a bit too weak to support the full weight of the umbrella at full extension. If I need to use this with the shaft nearly horizontal to the ground, I typically mount the umbrella on one light stand (in close) and the light source on another. It's a bit of a bodge, but it works well and remains stable. I've been shooting with this unit for roughly 18 months. It's holding up well. But, if you need a true parabolic, this isn't for you. This is just a really large umbrella with a misleading name. I will be purchasing a couple more of these, soon.
    Date published: 2014-02-11
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Umbrella, But Hardly 7 Feet! Let's get this outta the way right up front...this thing is a wonderful umbrella, very well made, and a great bargain at the current price of only 80 bucks, but it is only a 6' umbrella! I'm 6'1 and when I open this it's barely as tall as me. That's not hyperbole...unless I'm actually 7 feet tall! I opened it next to my79Rime LiteGrand Box and guess what...it's smaller! So unless I got a six footer instead of the advertised seven, let's call it like it is. That said, for 80 bucks it still gets the job done. 3 Stars for size, 5 stars for everything else...4 stars overall.
    Date published: 2017-03-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Construction The 7' parabolic umbrella is well built and performs great for blocking unwanted glare or directing light around a subject. Great for portraits, still-life and environmental photography.
    Date published: 2015-03-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Light bank This works well with both people and product. It produces and even soft direct light with consistent results.
    Date published: 2015-10-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great big umbrella I use this umbrella outside with two speed lights. It's wonderful and gives perfect soft light that replicates sunlight. I have to use an assistant to hold it otherwise it would be lost to the Oregon wind. It is much to large to use indoors with 8 foot ceilings. The umbrella sturdy though it sags a bit due to it's own weight in the mount.
    Date published: 2013-10-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very sturdy construction This product is great for portrait, still life and other forms of indoor photography. Also great outdoors for blocking or controlling the level of lighting on the subject. Very well constructed and is easily attached to existing light sources or stands containing umbrella mounts.
    Date published: 2015-01-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Produces great quality light Love the light quality and the construction overal feels good. Fiberglas ribbing and a good quality fabric. The main monting stem could be stronger as it bows under its own weight when mounted on the heads.
    Date published: 2015-03-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great HUGE umbrella. Great, HUGE umbrella. With the optional white diffuser it creates very creamy soft light. I use it for products and portraits. Easy to use, folds up as a normal umbrella.
    Date published: 2017-05-03
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