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ImpactTwin Shoe Metal Umbrella Bracket
 
4.6

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attaches securely (17)
  • Durable (16)
  • Lightweight (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • General purpose (12)
  • Portraits (11)
  • Indoors (7)
  • Outdoors (6)
  • Outdoor events / games (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (9), Semi-pro photographer (5), Photo enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (18)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Well made, does the job

This bracket is nicely made (all metal construction except for the knobs) and works well. My only complaint is that the knob for tightening the umbrella holder is rather small and right underneath...Read complete review

This bracket is nicely made (all metal construction except for the knobs) and works well. My only complaint is that the knob for tightening the umbrella holder is rather small and right underneath the bar that holds the flash shoes. So it can be a little difficult to turn, and that's why I'm giving the unit only four stars instead of 5. Also, you can't change the side to side angle of the two flash shoes without a hex key wrench if you're so inclined.

Since the flash shoes are open on both ends, for extra security you should not only tighten the shoes with the set screw but you should also use whatever tightening device there is on the shoe on the flash itself. This will make it a lot less likely that the flash might slip out. FYI, this is not something that is particular to this bracket alone, but a "feature" that just about all shoe mount brackets have.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Limited to medium and small umbrellas

When I received this item I found at the very end of the instructions that this item cannot be used with umbrellas larger than 45". That's pretty limiting especially for an item...Read complete review

When I received this item I found at the very end of the instructions that this item cannot be used with umbrellas larger than 45". That's pretty limiting especially for an item intended for use with multiple flashes. It would be nice to include such an important limitation in the item description. I'm disappointed that B&H doesn't insist on more complete descriptions

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5.0

You won't find a better twin bracket

By chris

from Undisclosed

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Comments about Impact Twin Shoe Metal Umbrella Bracket:

You won't find a better twin bracket unless you build it yourself. It has locking teeth on the pivot point and it is almost entirely made out of metal. Definitely a beefy bracket.

 
5.0

Solid. Would Buy Again.

By Matthew

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Twin Shoe Metal Umbrella Bracket:

Well made. Solid construction and with the umbrella hole it is a stable in anyone's bag or studio.

 
5.0

I would recommend this product

By MichaelS

from Miami, Fl

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Twin Shoe Metal Umbrella Bracket:

Excellent solution to having enough light when using external flashes

 
5.0

Great for my Canon 600EX-RT and 600EX II-RT

By Robert

from Texas

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Twin Shoe Metal Umbrella Bracket:

I was looking for a bracket that I could put 2 Canon 600EX-RT flashes on, after seeing another photographer use 2 flashes for more power (or the same power with longer battery life). This bracket works perfect for a pair of flashes on a light weigh stand (I'm using a portable background stand). Comes with all the hardware you need to mount to your studio strobe stand or background stand. Give you great flexibility for tilting the flashes where you want them.

 
5.0

Excelent

By AMC

from Richmond, TX

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Twin Shoe Metal Umbrella Bracket:

Perfect for two speedlights

 
4.0

Double flash

By Wayne

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Twin Shoe Metal Umbrella Bracket:

Works as described

 
5.0

Just what I needed!

By Kyle

from Denver, CO

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Twin Shoe Metal Umbrella Bracket:

Looked at many double cold shoe mounts to use in my 50x50 soft box and with my 7' umbrella. Impact was going to win no matter what just because of their build quality. Can't beat it.

 
4.0

Seems Great so far!

By Jesse

from Amarillo, TX

Comments about Impact Twin Shoe Metal Umbrella Bracket:

Appears to be well made and very sturdy!

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Limited to medium and small umbrellas

By Rick

from Cincinnati, OH

Verified Reviewer

Comments about Impact Twin Shoe Metal Umbrella Bracket:

When I received this item I found at the very end of the instructions that this item cannot be used with umbrellas larger than 45". That's pretty limiting especially for an item intended for use with multiple flashes. It would be nice to include such an important limitation in the item description. I'm disappointed that B&H doesn't insist on more complete descriptions

 
4.0

Good Twin Shoe Bracket

By Chuck

from Apex, NC

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Impact Twin Shoe Metal Umbrella Bracket:

      This is a great way to double the number of speedlites firing into an umbrella for larger group shots.

      The bracket seems to be well made and is strong. I was surprised to read in the information accompanying the product that it is only recommended for umbrellas up to 45-inches. Luckily my intended use was with 45-inch umbrellas.

      I wish the umbrella tightening knob could hold the umbrella stem a bit tighter so the umbrellas didn't spin as much, but it should work out just fine.

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      • No
       
      4.0

      Well made, does the job

      By Arthur S

      from Moorestown NJ

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Studio Or Location Light

        Comments about Impact Twin Shoe Metal Umbrella Bracket:

        This bracket is nicely made (all metal construction except for the knobs) and works well. My only complaint is that the knob for tightening the umbrella holder is rather small and right underneath the bar that holds the flash shoes. So it can be a little difficult to turn, and that's why I'm giving the unit only four stars instead of 5. Also, you can't change the side to side angle of the two flash shoes without a hex key wrench if you're so inclined.

        Since the flash shoes are open on both ends, for extra security you should not only tighten the shoes with the set screw but you should also use whatever tightening device there is on the shoe on the flash itself. This will make it a lot less likely that the flash might slip out. FYI, this is not something that is particular to this bracket alone, but a "feature" that just about all shoe mount brackets have.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Strong enough for a 7' umbrella

        By Mel S.

        from Calabasas, CA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • 7' Parabolic Umbrella
          • Portraits
          • Special Events

          Comments about Impact Twin Shoe Metal Umbrella Bracket:

          Easily mounts to a light stand and is strong enough to support the weight of a 7' umbrella. Holds two speedlights securely for increased flash output and is adjustable to get the proper tilt for required coverage.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Very sturdy

          By eyeguychicago

          from Chicago IL

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Securely
          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Indoors
            • Low Light
            • Night Time
            • Outdoors

            Comments about Impact Twin Shoe Metal Umbrella Bracket:

            I have 2 Canon 600EX speedlights that I use with the twin brackets and they fit into the slots securely. There is also a thumb screw that you can use to alter the slot that the flashes go into. Very well put togethor.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Does exactly what I wanted.

            By Willy_C_NC

            from Raleigh, NC

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Securely
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Impact Twin Shoe Metal Umbrella Bracket:

                I wanted to add a second speed light to some of the Westcott soft boxes I use. I didn't want a tri-grip or quad light holder. This bracket works perfectly for adding a second speed light. It is a sturdy fit on my light stands.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Great solution for speed light shooters

                By Rennisk

                from Los Gatos, CA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Securely
                • Durable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Indoors
                  • Low Light
                  • Outdoors
                  • Portraits
                  • Special Events

                  Comments about Impact Twin Shoe Metal Umbrella Bracket:

                  I do outdoor portraiture using speed lights and a variety of modifiers - soft boxes, umbrellas, etc. Sometimes I need more power than a single Speedlight can provide so this was a very cost effective solution. Good quality, easy to use, but I was surprised at its weight - heavier than I expected but that's not a show-stopper.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  Seems well made

                  By Paul C

                  from Boston

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use

                    Comments about Impact Twin Shoe Metal Umbrella Bracket:

                    Seems pretty solid. Another inch or so longer on the bracket would be good, but this is OK. Good quality for the price.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    4.0

                    twin shoe mount review

                    By pdr

                    from atlanta, ga

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attaches Securely
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use

                      Comments about Impact Twin Shoe Metal Umbrella Bracket:

                      it works on my 3/8" dia connection - maybe i should buy a pole that has a 5/8" dia connections. but it seems to be working fine. i will use it more thoroughly in 2 weeks.

                      but i was also pleasantly surprised to find it had a coupling to connect to the tripod threaded screws.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      Great option for Dual Strobe

                      By Paul Blue Box Pix

                      from Montville, NJ

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Securely
                      • Durable
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Impact Twin Shoe Metal Umbrella Bracket:

                          I'm using this with two Pocket Wizard Flex TTK untits topped with two Canon 430exII strobes and it works perfectly. Very secure - MUCH more so than the Interfit version whih is flimsy and bends.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          5.0

                          Great Bracket

                          By Photobus

                          from Washington, DC

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attaches Securely
                          • Durable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • General Use

                            Comments about Impact Twin Shoe Metal Umbrella Bracket:

                            I use this with my Canon 600's for HSS works great and secures my expensive speedlites.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No
                             
                            4.0

                            sturdy

                            By Luv'n the NW

                            from Seattle

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attaches Securely
                            • Durable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • General Use
                              • Indoors
                              • Outdoors
                              • Portraits

                              Comments about Impact Twin Shoe Metal Umbrella Bracket:

                              When the bracket arrived one of the flash mounts was incredibly tight. I almost sent it back. I worked it for a long time and finally got it to loosen. Other than that it's sturdy and will come in handy when one speedlight is not enough. Nice to have when you need more output balancing flash with bright ambient light. To tilt loosen knob and pull to desired position and tighten. Seems secure. It would have been five stars if it was useable out of the box.

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