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Umbrellas soften, broaden, and diminish the light output of any tungsten or flash light source. Umbrellas with a white interior will soften and weaken light more than an umbrella with a silver lining. A white umbrella without a black backing may also be used as a makeshift softbox, although the use of the light will not be as efficient as with a lightbox.
Choosing umbrella size is determined by the size of the subject, and the strength of the light supply being used. Choosing an umbrella surface is as subjective as choosing a paint and brush.
- Westcott umbrellas are rated safe for use with hot lights up to 1000 Watts.
- This size is perfect for a 1-2 person head, or head-to-waist shot, or a 4×6 ft product setup.
SKU 2016 Material Optical white satin with black nylon removable cover Care Instructions Spot clean with mild (non bleach) soap, air dry.
Item Arc 48.0″ (121.9 cm) Item Width (tip to tip) 42.0″ (106.7 cm) Item Length (umbrella shaft to tip) 29.5″ (74.9 cm) Item Weight 1.2 lbs. (0.5 kg) Outer Case Width 3.5″ (8.9 cm) Outer Case Length 32.5″ (82.6 cm) Outer Case Depth 2.5″ (6.4 cm) Frame Material Solid Steel Max Wattage 500 Shaft Size 7 mm tip Case Material PVC Removable Cover Yes