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Impact5-in-1 Collapsible Oval Reflector (42 x 72")
 
4.7

(based on 132 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (91)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (37)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (59)
  • Lightweight (44)
  • Good color value (25)
  • Easy to use (18)
  • Good power output (17)

Cons

  • Flimsy (3)

Best Uses

  • Outdoors (55)
  • Portraits (45)
  • General purpose (35)
  • Indoors (31)
  • Low light (17)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (32), Semi-pro photographer (24), Professional (19), Photo enthusiast (10), Semi-professional (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (77), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

It's Big

Sometimes you need a reflector that is just a bit larger than one you might use for photography.You can mount the reflector on a light stand like the Impact Multiboom Light Stand/Reflector Holder that...Read complete review

Sometimes you need a reflector that is just a bit larger than one you might use for photography.You can mount the reflector on a light stand like the Impact Multiboom Light Stand/Reflector Holder that has clips. Just make sure you use a sandbag for the stand because the reflector does have some weight.One of the most common uses I like to use it for is diffusion outside, since it is so big it give your talent a little bit more room to move compare to a small reflector.It seems to be very durable and can take the abuse. And the zippers seem to be well made, I have never had them go off track in the 3 months I have used it.Of course the small ones are easy to collapse. But this one take a couple of tries.So far I must say I have been impressed by the Impact products I have review so far.This is single most cost effective lighting tool you will own.If you want to watch my review it on video, check out my site learningdslrvideo.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

What a big reflector

Verry huge reflector and for the price you can have better. But mine doesn't stay flat probably because of the way it was build. And with wind it should harder to take it flat...Read complete review

Verry huge reflector and for the price you can have better. But mine doesn't stay flat probably because of the way it was build. And with wind it should harder to take it flat for light reflextion. Also my zipper pin of the reflector are both in the same direction, not really handy. It does the job but [...] I'm still happy because this thing will always be practice in studio as gobo or with white reflector but for serious outdoor shooting I'll think about california sunbounce tool.

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5.0

It's big, Reflections on a reflector

By Charlie

from Christiansburg, VA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact 5-in-1 Collapsible Oval Reflector (42 x 72"):

I use it in my studio and I really like the half gold side. It is a nice warm touch to portraits. Hanging this from one point is not really very sturdy because of its size but it does a good job covering a full body shot. And, it is a nice big diffuser, also. I may get another.

 
5.0

Massive!

By Cate

from Undisclosed

Comments about Impact 5-in-1 Collapsible Oval Reflector (42 x 72"):

Love the size of this reflector! Super useful for bouncing light, blocking light or as a scrim also. Easy for one person to collapse and fit in the bag for storage.

 
5.0

Convenient way to have a backdrop or a reflector

By Jim

from Ct

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact 5-in-1 Collapsible Oval Reflector (42 x 72"):

The collapsible reflector adds versatility with 5 different reflector screens. When folded it also stores small and neat in its included case. I like the additional versatility using it as a backdrop without flash or additional light for flower photography or macro shooting.

 
5.0

Big, and easy to bring along

By Mitch

from Detroit

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact 5-in-1 Collapsible Oval Reflector (42 x 72"):

Sometimes you need a large diffuser/reflector for outdoor portraits. I have a 42"x72" Calumet panel but it's clunky to bring along. This thing is not -- it's lightweight snd when folded it's not much bigger than a 42" round one.

 
5.0

Long lasting reliable huge source of bounce light

By malanis

from Latedo Texas

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact 5-in-1 Collapsible Oval Reflector (42 x 72"):

This is the 2nd reflector I Buy from this brand. I guess the 1st one was bought about 12-15 years ago.
Used frequently, and still in good shape, it's just that I wanted a shiny new one.
It's a long-lasting good reflector.

 
5.0

Handy width when I am holding it on my shoulders.

By OH look! Camera gear!!!

from Northeast Ohio

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact 5-in-1 Collapsible Oval Reflector (42 x 72"):

I bought this to add to my collection of reflectors. I really got this for the diffuser, I use them more than I realized and often several at a time. This is a pretty nice reflector as reflectors go, the gold side is soft for gold (zig zag pattern) and is actually useable. I often find myself shooting alone outdoors and the fact this is a little narrower than my other reflectors helps when I'm holding it on my shoulders and trying to push my remote button. It also fits in my holders a little better than the 48" wide ones I have.

 
5.0

Nice

By Zibi

from Undisclosed

Comments about Impact 5-in-1 Collapsible Oval Reflector (42 x 72"):

Super, just need to learn how to fold it

 
4.0

Yes, but I have a feeling

By Jim

from NC

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact 5-in-1 Collapsible Oval Reflector (42 x 72"):

Yes, but I have a feeling it will not last as long as my others, the material feels different, not cheaper just different. I have one other this size and one other smaller. Have had them for years, we will see.

 
5.0

Great Quality, Performs As Advertised

By IndigoKJ

from LaGrange County, IN

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact 5-in-1 Collapsible Oval Reflector (42 x 72"):

I bought this to complement my 42" round reflector, which is great for portrait work but not big enough for full bodies or couples. I used it on a senior photo shoot recently (see attached image) and was pleased with the results. I haven't used it as a diffuser yet but am looking forward to an opportunity to do so, especially since the 42" round reflector/diffuser isn't quite big enough to do the job. The quality seems just fine, but time will tell. The removable, reversible reflectors were fairly easy to change and the zippers seemed to be of good quality. The only drawback is folding it to fit in its case, but I figured it out and think that practice will make it easier over time.

 
5.0

Huge Reflector, Will Take Some Practice To Collapse

By Frank

from San Ramon

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact 5-in-1 Collapsible Oval Reflector (42 x 72"):

I bought this reflector while it was offered in the "Deal Zone", almost 1/2 price off. What a deal!
First off, it's not your normal 42" circular reflector when it come to collapsing it. It took me some time to find a technique that worked the best for me so that it would fit into its bag (It's so huge!). I would recommend searching YouTube to see the various techniques in action and use the technique that will work the best for you and your height. For me, I hold the top two corners of the 42" end with the other 42" end on the ground. Then I bring my two hands together, folding the 42" end inward. With this technique, the reflector will curl in-on-itself making it very easy to shape it in to a circle that will fit perfectly into its bag. It's almost magic.
All-in-all, it's well made, works like expected as a reflector, seems easy to clean and looks like it will last a long time.

 
5.0

Good solid piece of equipment

By TK

from NY, NY

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact 5-in-1 Collapsible Oval Reflector (42 x 72"):

Good, solid piece of gear; multiple options provides the flexibility on a video shoot that eliminates the need to schlepp a ton of gear. Especially on outdoor shoots.

 
5.0

Very nice

By Craig

from Waukesha, WI

Comments about Impact 5-in-1 Collapsible Oval Reflector (42 x 72"):

Excellent product. Fine construction and good colors on the reflectors. Biggest problem is folding it back up. It folds the same as any other 5in1 product but for a product that is a foot over my head it is fun to tackle. Definitely the size I need. Glad I found it.

 
5.0

Very well made and yes: HUGE.

By Eric

from Undisclosed

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Comments about Impact 5-in-1 Collapsible Oval Reflector (42 x 72"):

Purchased from B&H when it was on sale. I was warned about it's size from previous reviews, but it is a shock to unfold this sucker in your living room the first time. It collapses very easily if you follow the directions that come with it. I'm 6'4" and have to cheat, resting it on my shoes and pushing/twisting downwards. Practice before doing it in front of a client or a snickering significant other. The zipper pouch is OK, but I'm going to use a drumset cymbal bag for regular use. On photo: standard sized Labrador Retriever for scale!

 
5.0

One size fits all

By Db

from Dc

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact 5-in-1 Collapsible Oval Reflector (42 x 72"):

I use lots of collapsible reflectors and backdrops for location work. This is a nice series army knife option with lots of ways to use it.

 
5.0

Fast delivery

By Keelie Reel Management PTY LTD

from Southport, Queensland, Australia

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact 5-in-1 Collapsible Oval Reflector (42 x 72"):

BH Photo exceeded my expectations with fast delivery and comparable prices. Cheers!

 
5.0

Loved it! Much better than I had expected

By Prezlez

from Sydney, Australia

Comments about Impact 5-in-1 Collapsible Oval Reflector (42 x 72"):

Really good quality

 
4.0

Usefull

By Eder

from Washington

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact 5-in-1 Collapsible Oval Reflector (42 x 72"):

I really liked how we were able to use without any problem. Gotta said that you gonna need an assistant to use it thou hehe.. but it's really usefull.

 
5.0

Perfect for exteriors

By Jorge

from New York, NY

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact 5-in-1 Collapsible Oval Reflector (42 x 72"):

This reflector expands to an enormous size and folds back into a nice compact sleeve. Great for run & gun situations. Opening this up indoors and is tricky - also it takes some practice to figure out how to fold it back up (its in the twist). The 5 in 1 zip up cover comes in handy as well.

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4.0

I probably would buy something smaller.

By Jim

from O'Fallon, MO

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact 5-in-1 Collapsible Oval Reflector (42 x 72"):

I love everything about this product other than folding it to fit back in case. It takes two people to accomplish this and quite a chore.

 
5.0

Awesome Reflector

By jcasper

from virginia beach, va

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact 5-in-1 Collapsible Oval Reflector (42 x 72"):

Reflector works great. Just used it for a shoot and it helped block out some really harsh sunlight. A little hard to fold up. Definitely need twp people.

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