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ImpactUmbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe
 
4.6

(based on 446 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (319)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (100)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (316)
  • Reliable (261)
  • Lightweight (221)
  • Consistent (125)
  • Easy to setup (14)

Cons

  • Unreliable (8)
  • Flimsy (3)
  • Short lifespan (3)

Best Uses

  • Photography (260)
  • Portraits (256)
  • Artificial lighting (216)
  • Strobe lighting (206)
  • Weddings (116)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (151), Pro photographer (105), Photo enthusiast (90), Casual photographer (20), Photography student (14)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (365), Yes (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

New to soft boxes and set ups

I decided it was time to put my SB-800 flash to better, more effective use when doing outdoor shooting, so I bought an Impact soft box (24" square) and needed an...Read complete review

I decided it was time to put my SB-800 flash to better, more effective use when doing outdoor shooting, so I bought an Impact soft box (24" square) and needed an attachment that would be strong, reliable and easy to use. This umbrella bracket was just right for my needs. I already had a hot shoe attachment (since I don't own a triggering system yet) for the bracket and it worked great. I'm so pleased that it was easy to assemble and the adjustable nature of the brass fittings was a big help. I would definitely recommend this.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

it is what it is

you put in on a lightstand and you attach your speedite to it and there is a hole to fit an umbrella if you choose to use it.This unit has metal parts , and although...Read complete review

you put in on a lightstand and you attach your speedite to it and there is a hole to fit an umbrella if you choose to use it.This unit has metal parts , and although a bit flimsy it is much better than the units that are made of plastic which cannot hold the weight of a simple speedlite and break instantaneously. NEVER put an expensive speedlite in a PLASTIC bracket.It is a recipe for disaster. Spend $ more and get the metal one.

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4.0

Wish I bought this the first time

By Tomcatbo

from South Carolina

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

After using some cheap adapters, I bought this one. The adjustable joints have made a nice difference.

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5.0

Good Bracket

By di Simondi

from San Diego

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

This is a good value. I use about 6 of these regularly in the field to hold a speedlight with Pocket Wizard and umbrella. The other version from the same company which uses plastic is not nearly as good even though it has a large handle. This all metal unit has never failed me and it slips more smoothly in and out of the case I take it in.

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1.0

Waste of money

By mnm

from Enfield, NC

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

I should have listened to the operator, when he tried to get me to purchase another adapter for only $5 more dollars. The knobs are not of great quality. It feels as if I am going to break the knobs, when adjusting the angle or when I am inserting the umbrella. The adapter seems to never get tight enough. Over and over again I kicked myself for purchasing this adapter. Next time I will listen to the friendly operator.

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5.0

Perfect

By Ted

from Lincoln, CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

Very flexible, holds flash and umbrella. Great value!

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5.0

Versatile

By PhotoKevin

from Greater Seattle WA Area

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

Big upgrade from what i had used for years. Attaches in many ways and will have several applications in my work

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5.0

Well Made

By Chris

from Federal Way, WA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

These are versatile and well made units. I expect many years of use holding video lights and umbrellas.

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5.0

i would buy again

By nkhugs

from Missouri

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

durable

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5.0

Quality inexpensive bracket

By Canadian Guy

from Vancouver, Canada

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

Well made and easy to use. B&H shipping is REALLY fast.

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3.0

Functional, but not the best option for me

By Randy

from The great state of Texas!

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

The cold shoe is plastic. That in itself makes me a bit nervous about durability. Swivels only one way. I would prefer a ballhead mount or two swivel points, but couldn't find one on B&H site. So this will do until I find exactly what I'm looking for.

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5.0

SOLID!!!

By Jim V

from San Antonio, TX

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

What can I say. It's a solid bracket works great no problems.

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5.0

Great

By JYS

from Urbana, IL

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

They work great with my speedlites and I needed a way to mount them on light stands I bought recently, these do the job perfectly.

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4.0

Great product

By Michelle

from Blackfoot, Idaho

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

This is a great bracket and works well and just like I wanted. Thanks for the help.

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4.0

Not sure if I would buy again

By lp

from North Carolina

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Set Up
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Artificial Lighting
    • Photography
    • Portraits
    • Strobe Lighting
    • Weddings

    Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

    I bought 3 of these brackets. The bracket is good and strong but none of the the adjustable shoes will tighten up enough to hold any of my speedlights or wireless triggers. I still gave it a 4 star rating because the bracket is very strong and versatile, but be prepared to change the adjustable shoe.

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    • No

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    5.0

    What was I waiting for.

    By Paul

    from Brooklyn, NY

    Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

    I had the plastic bracket for years. As soon as I opened the box I kicked myself for not getting this sooner. Solid design, extremely adjustable. I won't trust my expensive equipment to anything else after use this product.

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    4.0

    Light use only

    By Granz

    from Springhill, LA

    Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

    I bought a set of these for lights on a stationary video set. I wouldn't count on them as being able to withstand frequent adjustments. But for what I need they are great.

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    5.0

    A solid piece of equipment

    By Griff

    from Northampton, MA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Artificial Lighting
      • Photography
      • Portraits
      • Strobe Lighting

      Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

      Seems to be very well designed and manufactured. I like the capabilities for multiple adjustments.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Great!

      By Chris

      from Pittsburgh

      Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

      Good for what it does. All metal and I like the variable positioning to get the flash aimed right at the center.

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      5.0

      Well built bracket

      By Indy Shutterbug

      from Indianapolis, IN

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Artificial Lighting
        • Photography
        • Portraits
        • Strobe Lighting
        • Weddings

        Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

        Holds my umbrella and flash good. Going to get another one when I get a soft box. The only problem I had with it was I didn't know the piece on the bottom that attaches to the light stand was reversible, so for a little while I thought I needed to get an adapter. But no, just slide it out and flip it over to the correct thread size and I was in business.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Best mounting

        By Sam

        from New York, New York

        Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

        When you need a mount, this is the way to go!!

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        3.0

        Not for me

        By Scott it was nothing special but did it'

        from New York and San Francisco

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Does It's Job

        Cons

        • Nothing Special

        Best Uses

        • Artificial Lighting
        • Photography
        • Portraits
        • Speedlight Lighting
        • Weddings

        Comments about Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe:

        Not bad but not great either. Would do the trick for most though I think/Attaches a speedlight, adjusts ok and you can use an umbrella

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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