Photogenic 45" Eclipse Umbrella with White Satin Interior & Black Cover.(EC45BC)

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About Photogenic

Photogenic's famous Eclipse umbrellas are notable for their ability to eliminate the "ghost" image created by the exposed ribs of ordinary umbrellas. Eclipse models feature white or silver reflective fabric which covers the ribs, removing them from the primary light path. Additionally, each Eclipse comes with a removable black fabric cover which fastens atop the rib frame to confine any light that penetrates the white or silver lining.

INSTALLATION: Installing the umbrella is easy. Insert the shaft through an available hole on any of our stand adapters and tighten with a thumb screw. Adjust the light pattern by loosening the thumb screw and moving the shaft in or out, positioning the reflector closer or farther away from the light head.

OPTIONS: Do you use the Hi-Gain reflector PL7R with the PL-2 PowerLight? Did you know you can even use this reflector with your Eclipse? Simply punch out the PL7R reflector's break away tab and mount the reflector onto the PowerLight aligning the reflector hole from the break away tab is aligned with the hole in stand adapter. Slide the umbrella shaft through the hole in the reflector and into the stand adapter and secure.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Lightweight (8),Reliable (7),Easy to setup (6),Consistent (4),Easy to set up (4)
Best Uses:
Portraits (9),Strobe lighting (9),Photography (6),Artificial lighting (5)
Reviewer Profile:
Semi-pro photographer (5),Photo enthusiast (3)

Reviews about this item

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4.3

(based on 12 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

The Umbrella used by Pros

As a full time photographer I rely on equipment I buy for a reasonable price to last for years and years of semi rugged use. I've owned two satin eclipse umbrellas since 1995 and used them nearly daily. A word of caution- whenever used outside they make a great sail; weigh down your light stand, Once they fall you'll have to buy new.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Ok for the price

I use these umbrellas for studio work, I like the fact that the ribs are behind the reflective surface minimizing the chance of rib shadows in my portraits, however wnen used for shoot through the quality of construction leaves something to be desired in the form of unfinished edges in the fabric where they meet in the center of the umbrella. Also in shoot through you now have the ribs exposed and very prominent, I will not use these for shoot through umbrellas which is unfortunate because th...

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I use these umbrellas for studio work, I like the fact that the ribs are behind the reflective surface minimizing the chance of rib shadows in my portraits, however wnen used for shoot through the quality of construction leaves something to be desired in the form of unfinished edges in the fabric where they meet in the center of the umbrella. Also in shoot through you now have the ribs exposed and very prominent, I will not use these for shoot through umbrellas which is unfortunate because that had been one of the considerations when I was shopping. That said they are a great value as a reflective umbrella and that is my main use.

Reviewed by 12 customers

 
4.0

Good for the price

By

from San Jose, Costa Rica  -  Semi-pro Photographer

As soon as you open it, you can feel the difference in quality with other cheaper brands. Umbrellas are umbrellas right? Not really. The quality of the materials are important, and this seems to be good at that. I like that it feels heavy and won't fly away with minimal effort.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Ok for the price

By

from Riverside, CA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I use these umbrellas for studio work, I like the fact that the ribs are behind the reflective surface minimizing the chance of rib shadows in my portraits, however wnen used for shoot through the quality of construction leaves something to be desired in the form of unfinished edges in the fabric where they meet in the center of the umbrella. Also in shoot through you now have the ribs exposed and very prominent, I will not use these for shoot through umbrellas which is unfortunate because that had been one of the considerations when I was shopping. That said they are a great value as a reflective umbrella and that is my main use.

 
4.0

Good sound quality umbrella

By

from Salt Lake City, Utah  -  Photo Enthusiast

This umbrella is a good quality product that gives the flexibility of bounce or shoot through with the removeable black cover. I haven't tried but I would think this umbrella might not work real well for shoot through using speedilites. The silver inner lining is pretty reflective for bounce but might inhibit too much light for shoot through unless using a decent watt second strobe.

 
5.0

Eclipse Umbrellas easy quality light

By

from Coral Gables, Fl  -  Semi-pro Photographer

The umbrellas are set in just a few minutes. The quality of the shadows is consistent so it is very easy to have a floor plan with positioning of the umbrellas and the subject and to repeat the same set up over and over

 
4.0

Perfect for small Studio Setup

By

from Washington DC  -  Photo Enthusiast

This works perfectly for my small studio. Reflects light really well and consistently from my 580EXII.

 
4.0

Decent umbrella

By

from Palo Alto, CA  -  Photo Enthusiast

Easy to use and transport, pretty good build quality, seems to be better used as a reflective umbrella as opposed to shoot through.

 
4.0

Good umbrella at a fair price.

By

from Texas  -  Semi-pro Photographer

This is nice well made umbrella that serves the purpose. Fair deal, what else can you ask for.

 
5.0

Super nice umbrellas!

By

from Grants Pass, OR  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I like to use these to light my background when doing studio work and even use the 60" on my main light sometimes. Very nice build quality and they really spread the light nicely. I wouldn't be caught without at least a couple of these umbrellas.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Professionals Choice

By

from Newton Falls, OH  -  Pro Photographer

Ive purchased Umbrella (Modifiers) from Impact, Smith-Victor and now Photogenic. The Photogenic Eclips is no joke, by far it has been the best for my uses of a non shoot through modifier. The Photogenics Eclips black backing is just what I needed to ensure a perfect bounce. I recommend the Eclips for anyone needing it for the same purpose as me. Other modifiers such as my S-V and Impact, you can see right through the black backing even with just the modeling light on (NOT GOOD) Photogenic products have my best vote.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Umbrella used by Pros

By

from Tacoma, Washington  -  Pro Photographer

As a full time photographer I rely on equipment I buy for a reasonable price to last for years and years of semi rugged use. I've owned two satin eclipse umbrellas since 1995 and used them nearly daily. A word of caution- whenever used outside they make a great sail; weigh down your light stand, Once they fall you'll have to buy new.

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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
JEAN G  For better directing and controlling of the light on the subject.
Shopper  What is the length of this when folded up?
LAURA O  Generally it's half of the extended size... so a 45" would be around 23" folded, maybe a bit monger for the stem.
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