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ePhoto UB4 Double Off Camera Flash Kit with Carrying Bag with 2 each of 7 Foot Stands with Brackets, 33-Inch Reflector Umbrellas and 32-Inch White Umbrellas
|Price:||$69.63 & FREE Shipping. Details|
- Flash bracket mounts
- 7 ft stands
- Easy compact with case
- Ideal for all level photographers
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|Item Dimensions||8 x 8 x 32 inches|
|Shipping Weight||6.7 pounds|
Top Customer Reviews
The matter of "for the price": The kit should hold up well enough for light to medium usage, but obviously more money would buy sturdier construction. The flip locks on the stand and the swivel brackets are plastic, so I wonder about long-term wear. The stands have only the barest of little rubber feet; larger bumpers would be better for stability and to reduce the chance that the stands will cut into the floor (though if there were bigger feet the legs wouldn't fold up into the stands in the way that they do now). The umbrellas and swivel brackets are secured with screws; I noticed that it only took moderate tightening for those screws to leave small indentations in the umbrella shafts and in the metal caps at the top of the light stands. The rails at the tops of the swivel brackets are metal, which could result in accidental triggering if a flash is placed directly into it; I was using radio triggers with cold shoes so it wasn't a problem in my case.
All in all though, as shipped, nothing was loose or damaged.
The white umbrellas worked well at normal room distance; the silvered ones absorbed a considerable amount of light and would have to be quite close to the subject to be effective.
As with any light stand, I'd definitely recommend placing sandbags or other similar weight at the bottom if the stand is raised to its full height, they do become top-heavy when loaded.
They are not like the silver reflectors and are hollow cored, like an umbrella with the handle taken off. I've already dented one of the handles on the white umbrellas (over-tightening the screw) so I recommend you find a small solid rod to glue in - even if you dent it a bit, it will still be usable. Also, because of the open ended hollow support for the white umbrella I have a nice dime sized scar on my right ring-finger, they can cut a very nasty hole in you. I'm to blame for the hole, yes BUT if they were already solid, like the reflectors, it would have been a bruise and not a cut.
The stands are not very heavy (I'll need some sandbags I'm sure) but unless you have flashes heavier than my 285, that makes no difference. I like the adapters for holding the flash and umbrella to the stand, I do wish that the clamp screw was a rounded washer not a straight in screw. The stand bag is nice sized (I can add 2 of my light tripods to it and there's still room for more) and my wife says the cats love it. :)
At the heart of it, this is an inexpensive start towards portrait and product lighting that your significant other really can't complain about .. the value is too good. Would have gotten 5 stars but the hollow white umbrellas and scar on my hand say no.
The rust came right off and didn't mar the finish, so I'm still satisfied with these stands as they are an excellent value.
The carrying bag is large enough that once you remove some of the packing materials you can carry quite a bit more in it--great for extra flash accessories, a set of gold reflectors, diffusers, transmitters... there is quite a lot of extra room.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good little kit. I got these as a gift about a year ago as an expansion to my lighting kit and figured I'd hold off on reviewing until I had a chance to really put them through... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Shaun Walker
This is a great kit for the price. Very basic but it works well with speedlights or small flashes.Published 7 months ago by Jennifer Meyers
Not made well but does the job. Parts break pretty easily. So-so for the beginner. Terrible for anyone with any experience. Spend a little more money and get better quality.Published 10 months ago by grapes911
Pretty sturdy setup. Just be intentional when setting it up and taking it down and you'll be fine. I'm using this with a couple or three of YongNuo's YN 560 IIIs and they work... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Netizen
Great buy. Wish the bag was about 1" longer for the flash holders to fit without a touch of bind. But they fit and all is good.Published 13 months ago by SuperDogSKiD
for the money this is a great kit. It is lightweight and the travel case it comes with it's very convenient. Everything sets up well. Read morePublished 20 months ago by mkamboy
I unfortunately did not need to set it up to use until April 8 2014 and when I went to set up my light kit I found it did not contain the parts to screw in a light bulb so I have... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Amy J Klein
Gives you a lot for the money. All the parts are cheap and flimsy but in a controlled environment (like a home studio) it does the job and does the job well. Read morePublished on October 29, 2013 by Franklin
These are great .. for the price.. Dont buy these if you are expecting top quality. These are great as a starter kit, not professinoal photography. Read morePublished on May 21, 2013 by Terry Remsik