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CowboyStudio 43-Inch Black and White Umbrella for Photography and Video Lighting Reflective

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  • 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-Inch Black and White Umbrella for Photography and Video Lighting Reflective + Fancierstudio Strobist Flash Bracket Swivel Bracket Umbrella Holder Studio Tilting Bracket for Nikon Canon E430 E580 SB600 SB800 SB900 By Fancierstudio Bracket B + Yongnuo Professional Flash Speedlight Flashlight Yongnuo YN 560 III for Canon Nikon Pentax Olympus Camera / Such as: Canon EOS 1Ds Mark, EOS1D Mark, EOS 5D Mark, EOS 7D, EOS 60D, EOS 600D, EOS 550D, EOS 500D, EOS 1100D
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Product Details

  • 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 umb
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,302 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 4, 2011

Product Description

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.

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Customer Reviews

These were much better than the originals I had.
Charles Dixon
Does a good job and reflects light back better than convertible umbrellas that you can also shoot through.
ZEric
This umbrella is made of decent quality materials and seems to be quite sturdy.
rapple3

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Donovan S. Adams on October 20, 2011
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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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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Douglas G. Lally on December 17, 2012
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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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Joseph on July 21, 2012
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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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ari on November 25, 2011
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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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By OrangeMonkie on February 18, 2013
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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
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Thomas H on January 1, 2014
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The description said white reflector and in fact it is a silvery/white cloth and reflects a silvery light, not so bright as a fully silver reflector but not the softer and less specular light of a white reflector. I wanted and needed a white umbrella and for that reason this one is back in the packing. It is describe at white but is some sort of in between reflector to me and useless in my work until I have a chance to try it out on test subjects. I needed it for a job at hand and it was not the ticket when a white umbrella was needed. The black does not come off so this is a reflector only and not convertible to shoot-through.(My mistake in assuming the black was removable, not fault of Cowboy Studio description.) The description of "white" is unfortunately misleading, though I am sure that is accidental but white is not the description to use, It was not expensive an may have a use some time so I will hold on to it. In the meantime I have to purchase a white reflector with removable black cover from another source to make up for what this one is not. This is the only time I have been disappointed in an item purchased from the vendor.
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