The Photogenic Four Piece Umbrella and Stand Kit is based on the 45" Eclipse umbrellas. Each has a removable black backing and an extra white satin panel added during construction. The result is the elimination of the reflection of the metal frame of the umbrella in the eyes of your subject, or on highly reflective surfaces, such as chrome or brass.
The Talon line of light stands from Photogenic are a combination of design quality and practicality, achieving superior stability and longer service life even under constant, rigorous use. This kit has two of these aluminum stands. Air cushioning gently lowers the light, preventing damage to light fixtures and fingers when section locks have not been properly tightened.
The UM-4 is a lightweight but sturdy polycarbonate light and umbrella mount. It swivels and tilts and includes 5/8" and 1/4"-20 screw mounts.
Reviewed by 3 customers
This kit provides the best of convenient transportability and rugged performance. The stands are very secure, and the bag holds much more than what comes with the kit. This is the perfect set for on the go band shoots, etc.
I have just started using additional lighting to improve my portraits taken with my dslr camera. I ordered this kit based on the umbrella size I needed per a photographer friend's recommendations. The stands & umbrellas appear to be well-constructed and are very easy to use. The bag is larger then the stands and umbrellas, but I don't mind at all because that allows me to store my strobe lights in the same bag with my stands & umbrellas. So far, so good!
I love this umbrella kit. Like others have commented, the bag is a little large but that's better than too small. The stands appear to be of excellent build quality & can be raised to a pretty good height.