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WestcottWhite Satin Umbrella with Removable Black Cover (45")
 
4.8

(based on 119 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (96)

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    (22)

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    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (78)
  • Reliable (63)
  • Consistent (39)
  • Easy to set up (34)
  • Durable (27)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Portraits (82)
  • Strobe lighting (48)
  • Photography (42)
  • Artificial lighting (41)
  • Weddings (19)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (30), Semi-pro photographer (27), Pro photographer (20), Enthusiast (14), Semi-professional (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (70)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A Must Have Umbrella

They made a great umbrella greater! The frame has been built with fiberglass ribs which makes it more durable for those windy days! The white satin gives great light diffusion. As you know...Read complete review

They made a great umbrella greater! The frame has been built with fiberglass ribs which makes it more durable for those windy days! The white satin gives great light diffusion. As you know the bigger the better so by it being 45" the glow that is gives off will more than supply the soft light needed. Also, lets not forget you can remove the black cover and use as a shoot through umbrella as well. A must have.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Well made, but too thick diffusion

This umbrella is indeed very well made, and the fiber-glass rods are a great idea, but the diffusion material blocked about 3/4 of a stop more light than the Impact Shoot-Through Umbrella...Read complete review

This umbrella is indeed very well made, and the fiber-glass rods are a great idea, but the diffusion material blocked about 3/4 of a stop more light than the Impact Shoot-Through Umbrella does. So I returned this in exchange for two more of the Impact diffusion umbrellas.

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5.0

Excellent product

By PabloH3

from Maryland

Verified Buyer

Comments about Westcott White Satin Umbrella with Removable Black Cover (45"):

I use these umbrellas in the studio, primarily to light the background when I want a high key set. By placing two umbrellas on either side of the studio, I get an even spread of light. The Westcott umbrella is reasonably priced and well constructed. The fiberglass ribs are easy on the hands and the open and close mechanism works reliably. The fabric is a good quality material which is going to last longer than cheaper alternatives.

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5.0

very satisfied

By JA

from Orlando Florida

Verified Buyer

Comments about Westcott White Satin Umbrella with Removable Black Cover (45"):

Great umbrella! very sturdy!

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5.0

Great build quality

By Semi-Pro

from Sydney

Comments about Westcott White Satin Umbrella with Removable Black Cover (45"):

Good diffusion, good quality

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3.0

Well made, but too thick diffusion

By DPStewart

from Phoenix, AZ

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Comments about Westcott White Satin Umbrella with Removable Black Cover (45"):

This umbrella is indeed very well made, and the fiber-glass rods are a great idea, but the diffusion material blocked about 3/4 of a stop more light than the Impact Shoot-Through Umbrella does. So I returned this in exchange for two more of the Impact diffusion umbrellas.

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5.0

Good looks; good value

By Doug the photo guy

from Milroy PA

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Set Up
  • Lightweight
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Photography
    • Portraits
    • Strobe Lighting
    • Weddings

    Comments about Westcott White Satin Umbrella with Removable Black Cover (45"):

    I take a lot of portraits. While others are using the soft box, I get great quality from umbrellas used correctly. These umbrellas have very good strength and appearance, and have the added advantage of being able to remove the black cover and shoot through them. Great buy for the price!

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    4.0

    Great for the price!

    By Ken

    from Allentown, PA

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Easy To Set Up

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Artificial Lighting
      • Photography
      • Portraits

      Comments about Westcott White Satin Umbrella with Removable Black Cover (45"):

      It is not the top-of-the-line item as the price point suggests but it does an admirable job for what you're spending

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      • No

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      5.0

      Umbrella by Westcott

      By JP

      from Mid-South USA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Artificial Lighting
        • Photography
        • Portraits

        Comments about Westcott White Satin Umbrella with Removable Black Cover (45"):

        I waited too long to purchase this umbrella with the removable black cover. This saves me so much time. Fiddling with the other umbrellas to get them just so was a huge pain. With the removable cover, life became simpler. If I had one con, it would be that the black cover is just a bit hard to remove and put back on. Perhaps I haven't fiddled with it enough to find out all of its secrets yet.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Love it!

        By PhotomanTom

        from Hardy, VA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Artificial Lighting
          • Photography
          • Portraits
          • Strobe Lighting

          Comments about Westcott White Satin Umbrella with Removable Black Cover (45"):

          Have two others and needed another one to light a large group. Very satisfied with the quality of all my Westcott gear.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Versatile umbrella

          By BlazinBob

          from Valencia, CA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Good size
          • Lightweight
          • Soft Light

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Portraits

            Comments about Westcott White Satin Umbrella with Removable Black Cover (45"):

            Turning out to be part of my go-to setup! Just used it to bounce my speedlite flash for some portraits dockside and I really like the quality of light I get from it.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great for the price

            By Martin Suker Photography

            from London

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Westcott White Satin Umbrella with Removable Black Cover (45"):

            Strong, Does the job, very light and I love the bounce quality

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            5.0

            Great umbrella at a great price

            By Neil

            from Naples, FL

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Photography
              • Portraits
              • Strobe Lighting

              Comments about Westcott White Satin Umbrella with Removable Black Cover (45"):

              I purchased this umbrella as part of my kit to begin studio lighting, along with several monolights and octoboxes. The umbrella is relatively inexpensive but does not feel cheap or flimsy. I have heard many stories about people unhappy with cheap umbrellas but did not want to spend $[$] at this time. I am very happy with this Westcott umbrella. Reflects the light evenly, feels sturdy and durable and is easy to set up and disassemble. Would definitely purchase again.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Love it.

              By Chaz

              from Wallingford, ct

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Artificial Lighting
                • Photography
                • Strobe Lighting
                • Weddings

                Comments about Westcott White Satin Umbrella with Removable Black Cover (45"):

                Compact, bounces light nicely. Well made, and comes at a great price.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Very Good Product

                By MrRagu

                from Texas

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Artificial Lighting
                  • Photography
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Westcott White Satin Umbrella with Removable Black Cover (45"):

                  I had ordered amother umbrella from amother company. It didn't have the removable backing. I have one of these already and they are excellent for softening the light shoot-thru or relective.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  5.0

                  Prompt Delivery & As Described !

                  By doubtingtom37

                  from St George, UT

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Westcott White Satin Umbrella with Removable Black Cover (45"):

                      This Westcott umbrella is to be used with Fresnel lights (650w & 300W). Will bounce and shoot-thru indoors with family kiddies. Materials are better than current name-brand white translucent and silver bounce. Fiberglass ribs are preferred.
                      Cool removable black cover. Too early to know longer term heat issues, but B&H/Mfg approve for this power level.

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                      5.0

                      Solid

                      By Shawn R H

                      from Shawn R H

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Artificial Lighting
                        • Portraits
                        • Strobe Lighting

                        Comments about Westcott White Satin Umbrella with Removable Black Cover (45"):

                        Great quality. Sturdy. Easy on/off of black exterior.

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                        5.0

                        Great!

                        By Hubcube

                        from Québec

                        Comments about Westcott White Satin Umbrella with Removable Black Cover (45"):

                        Quality and versatility. That's it!

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                        5.0

                        Solid Product, Great Value

                        By GeoNikon

                        from Albany, NY

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                        • None

                        Best Uses

                        • Portraits
                        • Strobe Lighting
                        • Weddings

                        Comments about Westcott White Satin Umbrella with Removable Black Cover (45"):

                        I bought a second one of these because I was so satisfied with the first one. I've never had a problem with them and I love the versatility of the removable black cover. Indoors, the cover cuts light spill in dark rooms. With the cover removed it makes a great shoot through diffuser.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Good product

                        By Barbus

                        from Harrisburg

                        Comments about Westcott White Satin Umbrella with Removable Black Cover (45"):

                        The perfect size for shooting portrait

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                        5.0

                        A Must Have Umbrella

                        By Reg G Reg D'zyns

                        from Philadelphia, PA

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Photography
                          • Portraits
                          • Strobe Lighting

                          Comments about Westcott White Satin Umbrella with Removable Black Cover (45"):

                          They made a great umbrella greater! The frame has been built with fiberglass ribs which makes it more durable for those windy days! The white satin gives great light diffusion. As you know the bigger the better so by it being 45" the glow that is gives off will more than supply the soft light needed. Also, lets not forget you can remove the black cover and use as a shoot through umbrella as well. A must have.

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                          5.0

                          Cool unbrella

                          By David

                          from Atlanta, GA

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Comments about Westcott White Satin Umbrella with Removable Black Cover (45"):

                          The black cover is fairly easy to put on and remove. Ribs are fiberglass, which is nice.

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                          • No

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