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Westcott Optical White Satin Diffusion Umbrella (45")

BH #WEU45W • MFR #2005
Westcott Optical White Satin Diffusion Umbrella (45")
Key Features
  • Bounce or Shoot Through
  • Increases Ambient Light
  • Ideal for Fill Light
  • 1-Stop Diffusion
The 45" Optical White Satin Diffusion Umbrella from Westcott is a light modifier that exhibits wide coverage, low contrast, and a substantial boost in the ambient light level. Sturdily built with fiberglass rods and a metal shaft, this umbrella is well-suited to portraiture, providing fill light and high key effects. It also has the ability to become a shoot-through modifier. Instead of traditionally bouncing your light source inside the umbrella, turn it around and aim the convex side of the umbrella toward your subject. While still diffused, you'll get wide coverage and a snappy look with more contrast.
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Westcott 2005 Overview

The 45" Optical White Satin Diffusion Umbrella from Westcott is a light modifier that exhibits wide coverage, low contrast, and a substantial boost in the ambient light level. Sturdily built with fiberglass rods and a metal shaft, this umbrella is well-suited to portraiture, providing fill light and high key effects. It also has the ability to become a shoot-through modifier. Instead of traditionally bouncing your light source inside the umbrella, turn it around and aim the convex side of the umbrella toward your subject. While still diffused, you'll get wide coverage and a snappy look with more contrast.

Easy to Mount

Most studio lights include a built-in umbrella receptacle for instant mounting. There are also a variety of mounting brackets available for speedlights with adjustable and tiltable options for precise positioning.

Modify any Light

The umbrella can soften, reflect, and shape whatever light source that you use.
UPC: 817967020053

Westcott 2005 Specs

Interior ColorWhite (Translucent)
Shaft Diameter8 mm
Light Loss1 Stop
Maximum Wattage Supported300 W
Material of ConstructionFiberglass, Nylon, Steel
Weight0.9 lb / 0.4 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.8 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)29.75 x 1.5 x 1.4"

Westcott 2005 Reviews

Perfect size and light

By Jessica
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-17

Had cheaper/smaller shoot through umbrellas for years that was starting to not stay attached to the frame. While they did the job, especially for headshots, I disliked the light fall off with their size. I knew I wanted to get larger and I wanted better quality, I found that in these wescott umbrellas. It wasn't much more expensive than the cheaper versions of 45" yesterday was the first time I got to use them on a shoot and the light broadcast was perfect and gorgeous.

Great stuff

By Scott
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-20

Reasonable priced well constructed staple of my lighting kit

basic but great

By Margie
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-16

These are great fill umbrellas. I ordered 2 and will use them often. Great for the price.

Used in direct sun

By Stephanie
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-28

Used this in direct sun to act as a defuser Did it's job

Quality Product

By James
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-15

Simple, light weight quality umbrella. Works well. Not sure if this is the same style or brand that Mary Poppins used to fly around with! Whatever, it is a good product at the right price.

Great Product

By Megan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-17

These umbrellas are a huge improvement from my old ones. I like the fact that they have the strap to keep them closed when storing them.

Always a good product

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-10

I am a repeat buyer of Wescott Umbrellas, they do the job well and hold up. I only replace them after many years when with the age the color gets a bit yellow, but for the price no biggie.

Don't use for heavy rain... LOL!

By Thomas
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-09

Seriously... I bought a couple of these and they allow a beautiful soft diffused light to be cast from any light source. Handy and cost effective for any lighting arsenal.

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