Shoot-thru umbrella

Discussion in 'Studio Equipment and Lighting' started by isayx3, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. isayx3

    isayx3

    Apr 12, 2008
    Corona, Ca
    I bought a cheapy shoot-thru off of ebay..and now want to upgrade it to a bigger one....can anyone recommend one?

    On b&h there seem to be these 2 options:

    Impact Umbrella - White Translucent (43")
    or Westcott Umbrella - Collapsible, Optical White Satin - 43" (I'm assuming this is a shoot-thru).

    Anythoughts?
     
  2. I picked up this umbrella recently: (Westcott 43" collapsible umbrella with removable cover)

    http://www.mpex.com/browse.cfm/4,4635.html

    And I'm very happy with it. Small enough that it's easy to take around, nice to have the shoot through or reflective option (although every time so far I've used shoot through) and it was fairly cheap.
     
  3. jfrancis

    jfrancis

    May 8, 2005
    Orlando, FL
    The Wescotts are decent umbrellas.
     
  4. DanWhite

    DanWhite

    Jul 10, 2005
    Lansdale PA
    the optical satin is not shoot through, it is more opaque than a translucent umbrella.