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Impact7' Parabolic Umbrella (White Diffusion)
 
4.7

(based on 20 reviews)

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100%

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Pros

  • Lightweight (12)
  • Good color value (7)
  • Durable (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Portraits (11)
  • Indoors (10)
  • General purpose (6)
  • Outdoors (6)
  • Low light (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (9), Semi-pro photographer (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (19)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

7' Parabolic Umbrella

By CJ

from Toronto Canada

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General Use
    • Indoors
    • Outdoors
    • Portraits

    Comments about Impact 7' Parabolic Umbrella (White Diffusion):

    it's used for full body shots in door and outdoor, the size is perfect, the inside handle is short,

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    • No

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    5.0

    Soft Light

    By Michael Thomas Photography

    from Yucca Valley, CA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable Soft Light

    Cons

    • Great Value
    • NONE

    Best Uses

    • Portraits

    Comments about Impact 7' Parabolic Umbrella (White Diffusion):

    Great for that soft light portrait. Great value compared to other 7' umbrellas.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Broad, Soft Lighting

    By PhotoJim

    from Newnan, GA

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Durable
    • Good Color Value
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portraits

      Comments about Impact 7' Parabolic Umbrella (White Diffusion):

      I use this for portraiture. Flattering to almost every face with soft, even lighting. I use with Alien Bees 800 w/s monolight in studio. Soft and even lighting for almost any face. Umbrella is directly behind me, with me sitting on a stool in front of it. Yes, if you look carefully at the catch lights, you can see my silhouette in their eyes! Comes with a nice protective case.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Great for shade if used with assistant

      By Stuart B.

      from Greenwich, CT

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Color Value
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Impact 7' Parabolic Umbrella (White Diffusion):

          Great tool for creating shade outdoors, but it must be used with an assistant.

          Honestly, I'm thinking through whether I could use tent pegs and lines tied to the top of a c-stand to hold it in place against a small breeze. Sand bags can't fight the leverage of an umbrella at the top of a stand.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Instant shade

          By scott800

          from fresno, ca

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Lightweight
          • Shade

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Impact 7' Parabolic Umbrella (White Diffusion):

              This creates an soft diffuser for and is incredibly handy outside. Much faster than a reflector 5 in 1 for a fast diffuser that an assistant can hold . can pop open and use for a midday portrait and holster right away. Easier to carry around than a circular reflector too

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              5.0

              Nice product and reasonably priced

              By The Big Kahuna

              from Flat Rock, MI

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Impact 7' Parabolic Umbrella (White Diffusion):

                Used for portraits and special events

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great Umbrella

                By Robert

                from Newark, NJ

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Securely
                • Durable
                • Good Color Value
                • Lightweight
                • Long-Lasting
                • Powerful

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Indoors
                  • Low Light
                  • Night Time
                  • Portraits
                  • Special Events

                  Comments about Impact 7' Parabolic Umbrella (White Diffusion):

                  Great product. Great Price. I use it for shooting large groups and it work like a charm. Not complaints.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Big and sturdy

                  By Marty

                  from West Virginia

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Good Color Value
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use
                    • Indoors
                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Impact 7' Parabolic Umbrella (White Diffusion):

                    I used this in combination with a 60 inch soft box to shoot a group of 17 people, worked like a charm. Used as a shoot through on 500 w/s strobes.

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                    5.0

                    Easy to set up, and great to work with

                    By Jared - Identity Crisis Studio

                    from Seattle

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Impact 7' Parabolic Umbrella (White Diffusion):

                    I had some Paul C Buff parabolic umbrellas with the on-axis speedring setup, and didn't like to bring them on location, because of the additional setup. I probably should have ordered them with the 8mm shaft instead.

                    So I purchased this 7' Parabolic Umbrella, and have already used it a few times on location. So much easier to set up and take down. No speedring parts to deal with.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great wrap aruond light

                    By steveoh

                    from bend, oregon

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Big
                    • Easy set up
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Group shots
                      • Indoors
                      • Low Light
                      • Outdoors
                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Impact 7' Parabolic Umbrella (White Diffusion):

                      This umbrella has nice wrap around light, easy and quick to set up. With a umbrealla this size sand bags our a assistant is a must even in the smallest breeze.

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                      5.0

                      unique 7" transluscnet umbrella

                      By Mighty Mike

                      from Cleveland Oh

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight
                      • Light weight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors
                        • Low Light
                        • Portraits
                        • Special Events

                        Comments about Impact 7' Parabolic Umbrella (White Diffusion):

                        You can use this umbrella as shoot through or direct and get great light but the price you pay for lighter weight is that you have to treat it with care.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Beautiful, soft light

                        By D&J

                        from Louisiana

                        Comments about Impact 7' Parabolic Umbrella (White Diffusion):

                        Appears well built

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                        4.0

                        Good quality

                        By Richard F

                        from Greenwich, CT

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Weak

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use
                        • Indoors

                        Comments about Impact 7' Parabolic Umbrella (White Diffusion):

                        Well made. Comes with a case (a valuable accessory, especially when you don't have it). Even though lightweight, the size creates a lot of weight for the central shaft. Some flexing occurs. Not a deal breaker if you understand that and work with it. matching quality to the Westcott line of umbrellas.

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                        5.0

                        Awesome size

                        By Stephen

                        from B.C. Canada

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Color Value

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • General Use
                          • Indoors

                          Comments about Impact 7' Parabolic Umbrella (White Diffusion):

                          It is an awesome size for a translucent umbrella, but you had better have a strong enough stand to hold it up , or it will pull your lights over. Even at 3 pounds

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                          5.0

                          great umbrella

                          By In the Tin Images LLC

                          from Montana

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Get A Good Stand
                          • Good Color Value

                          Cons

                          • NONE

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Impact 7' Parabolic Umbrella (White Diffusion):

                          Great for diffusing outdoor harsh light.
                          Buy or make two five pound sand bags.
                          huge well made umbrella.

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Fast delivery, great product

                          By EUA Photo

                          from Boca Raton, FL

                          About Me Photography Student

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Good Color Value
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Short lasting
                          • Weak

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors
                          • Low Light
                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Impact 7' Parabolic Umbrella (White Diffusion):

                          I needed an octabox but they are expensive, so I decided to use this huge umbrella instead and it makes the job so far!

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                          • No

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                          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          This thing rocks!

                          By plasticrobot

                          from lisle il

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Outdoors

                            Comments about Impact 7' Parabolic Umbrella (White Diffusion):

                            I shot a family of 7 with this umbrella. It was a sunny day and it worked perfect to difuse the light.
                            FYI- if nobody is there to hold, get sandbags. It is an umbrella...it does not take much wind to start tipping.

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                            4.0

                            Good price forthe performance

                            By Viperx

                            from Issaquah, WA

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • Flimsy

                            Best Uses

                            • Outdoors
                            • Portraits

                            Comments about Impact 7' Parabolic Umbrella (White Diffusion):

                            I use this for outdoor portraits when shooting with against the sun. It works well!

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                            5.0

                            Awesome

                            By APak

                            from OBX, NC

                            Verified Buyer

                            Comments about Impact 7' Parabolic Umbrella (White Diffusion):

                            i use this to block/diffuse harsh sunlight. It is awesome. easy to use, portable, and fairly inexpensive

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                            (0 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            looks solid

                            By mike

                            from Montreal, Canada

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Fiberglass Rods
                            • Material quality
                            • price
                            • Size

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Diffusing Harsh Light
                              • Reflecting Light

                              Comments about Impact 7' Parabolic Umbrella (White Diffusion):

                              I must say I haven't used it yet but initial impressions are positive. I was debating between this one and Westcott's more expensive alternative. The material is thick enough, not almost translucent like some of my cheap white umbrellas. The fiberglass connecting rods look solid and the umbrella is heavier than I expected. In use, I don't know if the weight will be an issue. It will surely need a very solid support. On windless days I think this umbrella will be very practical in many ways.

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