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ImpactTelescopic Collapsible Reflector Holder
 
4.5

(based on 197 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (126)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (58)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (88)
  • Lightweight (52)
  • Attaches securely (51)
  • Attach securely (31)
  • Easy to set up (31)

Cons

  • Flimsy (9)
  • Weak (5)

Best Uses

  • Portraits (70)
  • General purpose (68)
  • Indoors (63)
  • Outdoors (38)
  • Photography (25)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (55), Pro photographer (47), Photo enthusiast (27), Photography student (8), Casual photographer (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (114)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Firm and secure!

Useful and versatile tool. Besides holding the reflector with the pliers, I used to improvise funds portrait shots, or even as an arm with universal support for flash, and base materials are of...Read complete review

Useful and versatile tool. Besides holding the reflector with the pliers, I used to improvise funds portrait shots, or even as an arm with universal support for flash, and base materials are of great éste.Los quality and finish of the tool are excellent. The pair of tweezers with which has firmly hold the reflector (tested with one big circle!). They also have a clamp that prevents damage to rubber materials presionan.________________________________________Useful and versatile tool. In Addition to attach the reflector With The clips, i used to improvise backgrounds in portrait shots, or even as arm: with an universal shoe mount adapter and speed light stand.Materials are of great quality, and the tool finishes are excellent. The pair of pliers That has Firmly fastens the reflector (Tested with one large circular!). They have a rubber That Prevents damage to attached materials.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Jury is still out!

I have purchased several Impact products and I am very happy with them. So, when I saw this product, which looked really high tech, and respectfully seems cable of doing all sort of...Read complete review

I have purchased several Impact products and I am very happy with them. So, when I saw this product, which looked really high tech, and respectfully seems cable of doing all sort of reflector holder and related things I went for it. However on my first use with my impact 42" (purchased in conjunction with it) reflector it proved otherwise.

The fasteners that adjust and hold the reflector up and / or at an angle failed to secure it. Especially the larger lever shaped one: as you tighten it the metal pin (embedded in plastic) that anchor the fasten grinds its way out comes out as you tighten it.

I had to use a vise clamp to re-embed the pin and super glue to hopefully secure it. A real drag!

I am a beginner in this, so it could just be my misunderstanding of how to use it, but it is advertised as being capable of holding a reflector up to 60", but it failed to support the weight of my 42" reflector?

I return the 42" reflector for a 32" one (with less weight) and I am hoping for the best.

Respectfully, I my comments on this product are limited to the aforementioned.

Reviewed by 197 customers

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5.0

Great for holding your reflector and no assistant available

By HJALMAR

from Undisclosed

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Comments about Impact Telescopic Collapsible Reflector Holder:

I used it for holding a reflector when assistant is not available for portraits and product photography. Great product

 
5.0

Solid & Customizable

By Jesse

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Telescopic Collapsible Reflector Holder:

Solid product. Well designed, multi-use and easy to customize. Feels sturdy and gets the job done.

 
5.0

Holds the 5 in 1 reflectors beautifully, as well as other li

By Charles

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Telescopic Collapsible Reflector Holder:

Holds the 5 in 1 reflectors beautifully, as well as other light scrims and flags

 
5.0

Good for smaller reflectors, not the 5x7s.

By Laurie

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Telescopic Collapsible Reflector Holder:

Though a 5x7 reflector 'will' fit, it's really better for smaller reflectors, but NOT a 5x7 collapsible.

And of course, ONLY for indoor use.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

No not strong

By Mike

from Canada

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Telescopic Collapsible Reflector Holder:

The arm not strong

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Handy to have.

By Pierre

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Telescopic Collapsible Reflector Holder:

Great for positioning reflectors, counterweight helps keep it where you want it.

 
5.0

Like a 3rd arm, but better

By Cliff

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Telescopic Collapsible Reflector Holder:

Now I don't need to beg people to hold reflectors for me!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Works great!

By ctam

from Boston

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Telescopic Collapsible Reflector Holder:

Pretty easy and straight forward set up. Clamps are definitely tight; took some effort to hold open while adjusting your reflector but that's better than it not holding well enough. You have to detach this piece from the light stand to fit it into your lightstand bag. Watch out for the counter weight! It's heavy and easy to drop while unscrewing if you're not paying attention. Overall it's been awesome!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Straight forward and easy to use.

By CSD

from Edgewood, NM

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Telescopic Collapsible Reflector Holder:

This arm is sturdy and seems to hold the large reflector disc own well. Adjustments are made quickly and easily,

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

good reflector

By Sergey

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Telescopic Collapsible Reflector Holder:

it is good quality , it is my second reflector holder, recommend to anyone

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Handy dandy.

By Lincoln

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Telescopic Collapsible Reflector Holder:

I really like this reflector holder. It is much sturdier than I thought it would be based on the previous reviews. I like that I can slide the clamps and use it to hold small or big reflectors and the clamps have a nice sturdy feel to them. I used this to hold a reflector (medium size) in the middle of a pretty windy shoot and it worked perfectly. It's one of those things that when you don't have it you miss it but when you have it and it is working properly you don't even think about it. Good tool - it's not the same as having a person holding it for you and able to follow your model but it's about as close as you can get.

(2 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

worthless

By Bradford

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Telescopic Collapsible Reflector Holder:

Worthless

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Solid product

By Craig

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Telescopic Collapsible Reflector Holder:

Works well. The counterweight is a nice addition.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Does what it says and more

By Adam

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Telescopic Collapsible Reflector Holder:

This is a great little piece of one man-band grip gear. Not only can you use it to hold your reflector, diffuse, etc, the back counter weight unscrews so that you can attach a small LED lamp for a hair light, lightweight microphone, etc.

My only issue with the holder is that it doesn't shrink down quite short enough. I would've preferred this thing to get real small so that it could be placed in a medium size suitcase or tripod sleeve.

 
5.0

Great!!!

By Calvin

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Telescopic Collapsible Reflector Holder:

Tried it and works like a charm. Just what I wanted

 
5.0

Very Handy to Have

By Samantha

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Telescopic Collapsible Reflector Holder:

This has come in handy when I don't have an assistant around!

 
5.0

Great!

By KK

from Duncan, BC

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Telescopic Collapsible Reflector Holder:

Perfect! Good quality at a reasonable price.

 
4.0

Good so your assitant can help you with something else

By Jacob

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Telescopic Collapsible Reflector Holder:

Better than expected for the price. I use it in combination with a Telescopic Collapsible Reflector Holder to hold the 5x7 juice reflector.
Good so your assitant can help you with something else other than holding a reflector.

 
5.0

Like having a personal grip

By Dennis

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Telescopic Collapsible Reflector Holder:

Tricky set up but works like a charm

 
5.0

Great buy!

By Jairo

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Telescopic Collapsible Reflector Holder:

Works Great!

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