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CowboyStudio 43 Black & White Photo Studio Umbrella


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43 inch
  • Inner white lining reflects light and makes your picture brighter, removing shadows
  • Outer black lining keeps unwanted light from being reflected into your photo
  • Easy to assemble/disassemble
  • Compact and easy to store
  • One year manufacturer warranty
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CowboyStudio 43 Black & White Photo Studio Umbrella + Fancierstudio Flash Bracket Swivel Bracket Umbrella Holder Studio Tilting Bracket for Nikon Canon E430 E580 SB600 SB800 SB900 By Fancierstudio Bracket B + CowboyStudio Set of Two 7 feet Photography Light Stands with Cases
Price for all three: $48.41

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Product Details

Size: 43 inch
  • Product Dimensions: 20 x 20 x 20 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B004MASO4I
  • Item model number: 43" b/w umbrella
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (99 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 16, 2010

Product Description

Size: 43 inch

This black/white umbrellas serves as a quick set up reflective umbrella, acting as a quick modifier for your light. This umbrellas helps direct your light as needed and is great for in studio and on location photo shoots.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

This is a great umbrella for video shoots.
Trae B. Napierala
The white interior layer is so thin that too much of the black outside layer shows through - and it ends up not being very reflective.
Frank Amatulli
It is a nice modifier and a good size for creating soft fill light.
Courtney Long

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Donovan S. Adams on October 20, 2011
Size Name: 43 inch Verified Purchase
I purchased this umbrella for portability and ease of set up over a more unwieldy soft box for toting along with a dc-powered mono-light for outdoor portraits. With the handful of outdoor portraits shot with this umbrella, I am impressed with the quality of soft light it throws back on its subject. Also, for my intended outdoor use of the umbrella, I am pleased with its sturdiness. Note, however, that the black cover cannot be removed to leave you with a sheer white shoot-through umbrella as with some umbrellas. The heavy white vinyl under lining is sewn onto the black cover. Given the performance and price of this umbrella, I consider it a great value and highly recommend.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Douglas G. Lally on December 17, 2012
Size Name: 43 inch Verified Purchase
I have to say I'm not a fan of Cowboy Studio as I have found their products to be too hit or miss. It's either wow better than I thought or wow what a piece of crap. This umbrella is solid, well rounded, and disperses a nice even field of soft light. The important thing to me is being able to tote it around from shoot to shoot without worrying about it being too fragile. I've used it on two shoots now and am very pleased with it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Art on November 25, 2011
Size Name: 43 inch Verified Purchase
In recent days I have been asked to do some glamour shoots for a few make up artists in the area. It is different from what I am used to since I am a concert photographer that does mostly local band photography at a variety of local venues. I use off camera flash, but needed softer light for the glamour shoot so I bought one of these. I read in some reviews that the cconstruction was flimsy, but decided to buy it anyway. When I recieved it I was quite surprised that it is made really well. I was expecting a hollow shaft that I had plans to press a rod into, but this came with a solid shaft already. I mounted the umbrella onto my flash brackets that I had bought along with it Flash Bracket Swivel Bracket Umbrella Holder Studio Tilting Bracket for Nikon Canon E430 E580 SB600 SB800 SB900 By Fancier Bracket B and started some test shots with my daughter. The result was nice soft light, not as soft as a soft box or beauty dish, but it was still better than the diffuser that I use on my flash. I am planning on buying one more since they are very inexpesive and exceeded my expectations on the construction!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Joseph on July 21, 2012
Size Name: 43 inch Verified Purchase
This product is not bad - for $11! The only thing that prevented this from getting a 5 stars is the company care for the product. I think this umbrella has been squashed in a warehouse for a long time. When you first get the umbrella and open it, the white material (rubber-like) sticks together. I had to carefully pry them apart. This resulted in some areas losing their "whites." You end up with an umbrella mostly white, but with some spots of black.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By OrangeMonkie on February 18, 2013
Size Name: 43 inch Verified Purchase
It comes with a nice plastic sleeve, and bounces the like very nicely. I'm a little frightened that it's a bit too heavy for the adorama AC socket I bought, but I haven't had any spills. It's probably me just being a worry wort.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Adam Rasheed on February 12, 2013
Size Name: 43 inch Verified Purchase
I've had some problems with cowboy Studio in the past (easily breakable triggers, unresponsive tech support, etc.), but as I had a studio shoot for a client in less than a week, and needed some umbrellas asap, I figured there wouldn't be any harm in buying cheap ones that I would only use once. Needless to say, I was pleasantly surprised when these came in.

In a nutshell:

PROS:
+Price: For the price of renting most umbrellas, you can obtain these bad boys for good.
+ Reliability: Even though I bought these thinking they would fall apart after a shoot, I was wrong. In addition to give you a nice soft source of light, its very durable. As long as you take good care of all your equipment you shouldn't have any problems with these.
+Portability: When folded up, you wouldn't think its a 43' umbrella. I am very happy with it's size

CONS:
- It's nothing to brag about: While its not the sexiest thing on the market, its reliable and it gets the job done. Think Alien Bees versus Broncolor
- Metal Quality: I would have preferred the metal to be a little thicker, but for $11 you can't be too picky
-Customer Support: Not specific to this umbrella, but Cowboy Studio customer support is terrible. They are here to make a quick buck and you should know that when buying their products.

OVERALL:
Its a great buy if you a part-time pro. But if you want to step your game up, its highly suggested you go with a well-known brand because equipment does matter.

UPDATE (9/25/2013): The Price is now $17 for it, so you might as well put in $13 more and buy a Westcott 60" umbrella. Also, I had this fall over outside and break. The cool thing was that the impact protect my $300 speedlight flash. So Now, I only have to spend $17 for another umbrella (and $12 for a sandbag! Thank me later!)instead of $300 to replace a broken flash.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Tom Luongo on January 12, 2012
Size Name: 43 inch Verified Purchase
Not quite what I expected but it's hard to go wrong for $11.

I purchased mine somewhat hastily because there weren't a lot in stock. Unlike standard photographic umbrellas, the black side is not removable so you can't use this umbrella as a shoot through diffuser.

Actual dimensions are about 41 or 42 inches between opposite corners and about 38" between opposites sides. Not enough of a difference to worry about and I don't know if that is the standard way 43" umbrellas are measured.

The fabric is very sturdy. It's kind of rubberized and could double as a rain umbrella. The downside is that this makes it heavier than the typical umbrella but that should only be an issue if weight is a big deal for your application.

Strength of the folding metal parts seems about average.

Another possible downside of the umbrella is that it's not quite flat as I expected based on the photo. This _might_ make the light a bit more directional than a flatter umbrella. But I'd really have to run tests and compare more carefully to my other umbrellas to be sure.

Bottom line - If you are on a budget and don't need the shoot through capability, I recommend this umbrella.
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