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ImpactUmbrella Bracket
 
4.4

(based on 305 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (168)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (104)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (171)
  • Easy to set up (166)
  • Reliable (144)
  • Consistent (92)
  • Easy to setup (33)

Cons

  • Unreliable (7)
  • Short lifespan (4)

Best Uses

  • Portraits (174)
  • Photography (158)
  • Artificial lighting (153)
  • Strobe lighting (142)
  • Weddings (72)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (102), Pro photographer (72), Photo enthusiast (45), Casual photographer (12), Photography student (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (227), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Umbrella Bracket by Impact

Easy to use. Set up the first time and used a speed light on location with no problems at all.

Easy to use. Set up the first time and used a speed light on location with no problems at all.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Solid construction, but...

Good value for the price, but as others have mentioned the umbrella set screw will cut and scratch the umbrella rod. Sames goes for the set screws and brass studs.

Good value for the price, but as others have mentioned the umbrella set screw will cut and scratch the umbrella rod. Sames goes for the set screws and brass studs.

Reviewed by 305 customers

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5.0

right tool for the job

By Melinda

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

but a dozen

 
5.0

I would buy this product again

By Scott

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

Easy to use and very sturdy piece of gear.

 
5.0

Worth the purchase for the price.

By James

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

I've had one before. I recently had to purchase another one because my other one broke. I knocked it over so, yup, that was that. lol

 
5.0

Good priduct

By Timothyj

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

Solid materials just as good as metal comparialble products. If your using the holder on a daily basis, then I recommend metal.

 
5.0

Works great!

By Alex

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

Use these on my portable lighting system. Own 3, and have never had a problem.

 
5.0

Perfect

By Adrian

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

Perfect product

 
5.0

extremely reliable.

By Jesse

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

This is an extremely reliable choice if your in the market. its also one of the cheapest.

 
3.0

I like it, but...

By Anthony

from Undisclosed

Site Member

Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

Solid, and i use it with heavier light modifiers. Quite satisfactory.
HOWEVER, when i bought it i did not see the compatibility issue for a Canon 600EX-RT. I had my flash fall off the light stand and get damaged as a result of a poor connection with the cold shoe.  I may try a new cold-shoe to see if i can get a better fit. Until then, i'll keep the 600EX on a different bracket and put a less expensive (e.g. Yongnuo) flash on this bracket.

 
5.0

Great build

By Sherwin

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

Nice bracket with good build. Does the job.

 
4.0

Works well, but be careful with it

By luke

from chicago

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

I am rating this 4 stars because it is inexpensive consumer grade product - it will be fine, but you must be careful with it. I have read reviews here of similar speedlite umbrella adapters complaining that the speedlite will not hit the center of the umbrella. I found that it does - there is a silver label on the upper part of this adapter. If that label is facing the umbrella, the light can be centered. Be sure to set the umbrella as far from the speedlite as possible and set your speedlight to the widest setting and you will illuminate most of the umbrella. Also, do no overtighten the set screw that holds the umbrella, or it will dent or crush the umbrella shaft. If you know all that going in, this product will work for you and be a great value

 
4.0

inexpensive holder for my speedlight and umbrella

By bird lover

from New Jersey

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

This is a cheap way to get the job done, it holds the speed light and the umbrella in place. Like I said it is for someone who does not want to spend money on a set up it works for my purpose.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Materials

By Yaroslav

from Tampa

Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

Okay, I'm just disappointed in all budget plastic Impact products because they don't last. Three out of three brackets fall apart after a mild windy accident. This bracket in particular will brake after the first fall because the quality of their plastic is extremely low. Take into the consideration that you'll put an expansive speed light on this guy, and ask your self if you'd like to risk $900 on your next shoot on location.

 
5.0

I would buy this product again and agian for my speedlites

By Bryan

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

I use this product for my canon 600 ex-rt speedlites and it works wonders. It helps me gain even more range and diversity of my lighting angles. They are also very sturdy and I have no worries of my flashes falling out of the mount. The set up is easy and when something is tightend on the mount it stays until you change it. The price is great and really comes in handy especially during outdoor on-location shoots. Definitely something i always have multiple of in my bag.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great, but with one flaw.

By Jesse

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

Great and cheap product. Wish the cold shoe would stay more securely in place. Has a tendency to swivel. But other than that it's a great bit of kit.

 
5.0

Exactly What I Was Looking For

By Eugene

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

This bracket mounts on a stand, holds and offers umbrella adjustment, and had a flash bracket. Perfect!

 
5.0

Just what you need.

By Matthew

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

It's awesome. An umbrella fits in it. It swivels. It's just right.

 
5.0

Impact Umbrella Bracket Works Great!

By Memories R Priceless Films

from Southern California

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

I Paired this bracket up with an Impact 8' light stand, so I can mount my Bescor LED lights on them, and keep them high enough that they are out of people's eyes at a wedding, yet get enough light for filming in dimly lit reception rooms. It works great! I used it this past weekend at a wedding in Palm Springs, and it allowed me to mount the LED light and tilt it at just the right angle to do the job. What more could you ask for?

 
4.0

Be gentle with and it'll get the job done.

By Don

from North Texas

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

I knew that this wouldn't be a very high-quality product, but I was only looking for something to permit better use of my flashes on light stands. It won't stand up to the rigors of even a serious amateur. Set your expectations appropriately and you won't be disappointed.

Maybe most here know it, but the reviewer who said the umbrella could not be tilted, only the flash, had the bracket upside down. Common noobe mistake.

 
5.0

I will buy again

By orbiker

from Central California

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

This does what it should. The only part that might be a problem down the road is the hot shoe fitting on top. it comes loose fairly easy but a little Loctite fixed that problem. The set screw (on the side) used to tighten whatever you put in the shoe adapter will likely fall out some day though it will likely fall out during transport or just being moved around. That fact that it is something to keep an eye on should make it easy to be aware of the need to make sure it's screwed in enough when not in use. Having said that, even if you do lose the set screw it would still work. I'm happy with it.

 
5.0

fast and easy

By De Merida

from Merida Yucatan México

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket:

Very nice works with all my tripods
Easy to work in any position
Fast to adjusment

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