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Westcott 7' Umbrella (Silver)

BH #WEU7S • MFR #4633
Westcott 7' Umbrella (Silver)
Key Features
  • Durable Fiberglass Ribs
  • Silver Interior
  • Long Throw Capability
  • Black Backing
If you had to choose a single light shaping tool, you might do well to pick the silver Westcott 7' Silver Umbrella. First of all it's a really big, 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.
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Westcott 4633 Overview

If you had to choose a single light shaping tool, you might do well to pick the silver Westcott 7' Silver Umbrella. First of all it's a really big, 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.

This umbrella has a unique design structurally as well. The shaft is double walled for strength, but it tapers to 7mm to fit Elinchrom and other European flash heads. Insert the shaft into the tilter bracket below the Elinchrom head. Older models or other brands may require separate purchase of an inexpensive umbrella mount. Instead of bendable metal, the 16 inner ribs are made of durable fiberglass and the fixed black backing ensures that all of the light output is on your subject instead of through the umbrella. The silver interior is slightly cooler in color temperature than a white umbrella and tends to focus the light into a soft but narrower field. You can also vary the light-to-umbrella distance along the shaft for a harder or softer light. This silver version is ideal for throwing the light over a long distance. Two of them, for instance could light an entire auditorium or a large graduating class. With the Westcott 7' Silver Umbrella less is definitely more.

Measures 7.25' (2.2m) in diameter
Constructed using 16 durable fiberglass ribs
Double wall shaft is engineered with double the thickness of most umbrellas
7mm tapered umbrella shaft tip
Carry case with shoulder strap is lightweight and constructed of heavy-duty nylon
UPC: 817967046336

Westcott 4633 Specs

Size7.0' / 2.1 m
Interior ColorSilver
Folded Sizeø: 3.0 x L: 43.6" / ø: 8.2 x L: 111.0 cm
Weight2.5 lb / 1.1 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)44.1 x 3.1 x 3.1"

Westcott 4633 Reviews

Fantastic big light source

By Corey
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-05

The fiberglass rods are flexible but hold the shape well and the shaft seems sturdy. I won't be traveling with it a whole lot but if you give it some care this umbrella should last a while. I primarily pair this with the Westcott diffuser but I see some great possibility for using it without the diffuser for athletic and action photos. I'm glad I have tall ceilings in my house but I still can't raise it up too much in the house. Get a good sturdy lightstand and use a sandbag.

A must have modifier

By Graham
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-02-08

If you are using speedlites or larger flash, sooner or later you will benefit from a large modifier like the 7' Westcott umbrella. Westcott quality! Great value for a modifier that, with a little creativity, can be used so many different ways. Silver, white or shoot-through? I bought the silver (I had a shoot where I wanted to move as much light as I could as far a possible.) A white and shoot-through are on my future shopping list.

Broken/Defective Item Received

By Justin
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-15

I decided to purchase this after seeing work I really liked that used a large umbrella for fill and/or key lights. I read the reviews after receiving my (damaged) item, and similar to another reviewer, I received an umbrella with a defective latch, so the umbrella is incapable of being held open. I've always thought of Westcott as a better quality brand, with better quality control, but based on the light modifiers I've purchased, the Glow brand from Adorama seems to be far superior to Westcott, both in reliability and performance. I've always read B&H has great customer service, but despite sending me a defective item, they have only offered to commit to shipping out a replacement 5-7 days after they receive back the defective item I return. Totally unacceptable response after they sent me a defective item, I didn't make this purchase because I was hoping to receive a functioning item in 2-3 weeks. Overall - poor experience with the Westcott product (defective), and equally poor experience with B&H (have to go to a shipping center during COVID, plus 1-3 weeks to receive a replacement for a defective item).

Great modifier

By Nicholas
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-18

Good quality for the price

My favorite modifier of all time.

By Sarah
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-03

I photograph mainly full scale figures. This is my third silver Westcott and my second 7' as I've worn out the one I bought 2 years ago. It is my go to modifier for the perfect mix of drama and shine. Just the right amount of sparkle. Simply gorgeous and classic.

It's big.

By Stephen
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2019-12-03

I'm not sure what I was expecting, but the sewing at the end of one of the ribs was broken and the end cap fell off the first time I opened it. Rather than return it, I just sewed it back together and glued the end cap back on. I bought the diffuser to go with this. It throws a nice large light spread. Still experimenting with bare bulb vs. reflector to fill it properly.

7' Umbrella Westcott

By Damian
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-13

excellent product, very good light quality

This thing is massive

By Maksim
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-16

Didn't realize just how big this umbrella is. It does a great job at bouncing light off my flash.

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What is the depth of this umbrella opened?

What is the depth of this umbrella opened?
Asked by: clint
it is approximately 22"
Answered by: vilson
Date published: 2021-02-22


Would using a flash gun provide enough light? Or is it for strobes only?Thanks for your insight.
Asked by: Albert
I have used a single flash (Canon 580 EXII) for a little bit of light. If you do it, pull out the build in diffuser to soften/broaden the light so you don't get as dramatic of a hot spot reflected out of it. I have much better luck with two flash guns - both still with the diffuser our and when I need a lot of light I'll fire 3 into it. It is a huge surface so to get nice even (large amount) of light 3 is ideal. If you only have one flash gun then I would honestly pass on this as using only one you'll get a ton of fall off. Go with a Westcott Halo or something smaller like that.
Answered by: Jason W.
Date published: 2018-08-28


I recently watched a YouTube video where the presenter said the centre spindle of the umbrella wouldn't fit through elinchrom strobes. I have a set of d-lite 4's. Is this the case? Thanks
Asked by: Stewart T.
Sorry for the late answer.Yes this is the case. The parabolic shaft will not go into the Elinchrom stobes because they make a thinner shaft on their umbrellas and therefore a smaller opening.
Answered by: Gary A.
Date published: 2018-08-28


Is the diameter for the opened umbrella 7 feet or 86in?
Asked by: Marcus
The measurements for umbrellas (other than the deep versions) are based on the arc and the 7' umbrellas have a 7' arc and a diameter across the ribs of about 70 . Quality Tolerances are set at +/- 1.5 .
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2018-10-24


what actual size? 2.2m is curved size, I wanna know direct diameter...
Asked by: Anonymous
I dont quite understand what you mean but the diameter of the edge is about 7 ft. Do you mean the depth from the edge of the umbrella to the tip of the end at the top?
Answered by: Andy K.
Date published: 2018-08-28


curious how if anyone has used the Paul Buff PLM compared to this?
Asked by: Sean
Paul Buff stuff is made a little better but not enough that I would readily jump to only buying buff. These umbrellas have nice specularity and the construction is solid. I use two with 500 watt lights at weddings, and they do great. Like all umbrellas tho, don't let them tip over.
Answered by: Jason G.
Date published: 2018-08-28


Has anyone tried this against the Impact 7' umbrella? The impact is cheaper and I am wondering which build is better and if the fabrics are same quality. Thanks!
Asked by: Pascal
I received a defective item - the latch was disconnected from the shaft, so the umbrella I received couldn't be held in the open position. I don't see how the Impact brand, or Glow brand from Adorama would be any worse quality than this, and they are significantly cheaper. B&H has been more frustrating than I expected to get an exchange sent out for a defective item.
Answered by: Justin
Date published: 2020-12-15


Would this umbrella work with Westcott's Spiderlite TD6 lights? The TD6 is shown on this B&H listing as a Recommended Accessory , but I'd like to hear from someone who has used these two items together and hear their thoughts. Thank you!
Asked by: Kevin J.
Yes it will, check out this video: The TD6s come with a tilter bracket with an umbrella hole, so as long as you still have that piece, it should mount fine.
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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