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Impact 7' Improved Parabolic Umbrella (White/Black)

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Impact 7' Improved Parabolic Umbrella (White/Black)
Key Features
  • Secure Push Button Locking Mechanism
  • White Interior
  • Black Backing
  • Durable Fiberglass Ribs
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.
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Impact UP-7WBI Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Improved Locking Mechanism
  • 3Parabolic Shape
  • 4Wide Diameter
  • 5White Interior, Black Exterior
  • 616-Rib Design

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

Impact UP-7WBI Specs

Size84.0" / 213.4 cm
Interior ColorWhite
ExteriorBlack
Shaft Diameter8 mm
Rods16
Material of ConstructionFiberglass
Folded SizeL: 43.5" / L: 110.5 cm
Weight2.4 lb / 1.09 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)45.2 x 4 x 3.1"

Impact UP-7WBI Reviews

Great, but Not a Shoot-Through

By Earl
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-07

For sure, this is not a flimsy umbrella. It is strong and large - just what I needed when I recently shot a group of workers at a nearby insurance agency. I followed with headshots of all. I used this umbrella with a reflector on both the group shot and the headshots. It worked perfectly and the client was quite pleased with the product. A happy client definitely makes me smile. My only problem with this is that, as far as I can tell (and I've used plenty of other umbrellas, so I know how they work), this is a reflector-only item. I could not find a way to make it a shoot-through umbrella. I'll revisit this review to correct it if I find out differently. Overall, I find this to be a great addition to my tool kit.

love the giant soft light

By Ryan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-09

When using off-camera flash, I love getting the big and soft light sources. This is way easier to carry around than my octobox and I think I may have to permanently switch to this more mobile solution. I have under utilized umbrellas over the years!

Just what I needed!

By Dulce
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-26

Immediately could tell when I opened it the materials are great and it's well made! Works great with my strobe and distributes light softly and evenly! Paired with the impact 7' diffuser cover it's fantastic!

Seems Decent

By John
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-19

A bit smaller than I expected. The 7 foot measurement must follow the curvature of the parabolic. Not measured tip to tip.

Awesome!

By Ivan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-30

Awesome umbrella and well made!

Very portable, comically large

By Dan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-24

It's like having a giant window to stand next to your subject anywhere you go. I giggle every time I open it up because of just how large it is. Do recommend if you need something that packs away. I paired it with the diffuser for max soft light. Used with an Ad200 flash. Photos needed practically zero editing.

Umbrella 7 '

By Miguel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-20

Excellent

I am pretty pleased

By Curtis
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-22

Pretty well made for the money. Nice design. My only complaint is the white, light block insert. Really is flimsy and gets in the way when collapsing. Other the that is well made

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I was going to use this with the attachable ...

I was going to use this with the attachable diffuser for more of a soft box look. My thought was to get white to soften it even more compared to the silver (possibly still hot coming through the diffuser), however do you think I would just be wasting too much light with the white since it’s translucent with the black backing?
Asked by: Elizabeth
Hi Elizabeth, A lot of image makers use the diffuser on the umbrella with the white interior to further soften the light. It really comes down to the look you are going for.
Answered by: byron
Date published: 2020-09-18

Is this a true 7' / 84" diameter?

Is this a true 7' / 84" diameter?
Asked by: Bruce
With some difficulty, we measured the Impact 7' Improved Parabolic Umbrella and got 84" exactly on the external diameter.
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2022-05-09

In terms of build quality, how is this compared ...

In terms of build quality, how is this compared to the Westcott 7' umbrella?
Asked by: Yinger
I have not used the westcott however I feel that the build quality of this item is very good. I am sure that there are better items out there however I am very happy with this umbrella and the price was just perfect.
Answered by: David
Date published: 2019-05-31

Do the materials stand up to a hot moonlight?

Do the materials stand up to a hot moonlight?
Asked by: Christie
Yes never had issue
Answered by: Elisa
Date published: 2021-08-21

Is there any noticeable color shift?

Is there any noticeable color shift?
Asked by: Matt
Everything looks good after 1-2 years of use.
Answered by: Roei
Date published: 2020-08-31

Can this umbrella be used with tungsten ...

Can this umbrella be used with tungsten continuous lighting, like 250W modeling lamps?
Asked by: Victor
Sure, as much as any umbrella can. No reason you can't.
Answered by: John
Date published: 2019-10-31

Will this work suspended above subject in a honey ...

Will this work suspended above subject in a honey badger? Badger has spring loaded lock and no thumbs screw.
Asked by: Charles
It is unlikely that a spring clip will hold this in place.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2019-04-05

question

Is the black back removable so that it can be used as a shoot through or bounce?
Asked by: Nathaniel Y.
The black backing is not removable.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2022-05-05
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