Westcott 7' Parabolic Umbrella - Black / White (4634)
The new range of Westcott Parabolic Umbrellas was first launched at Focus-on-Imaging 2011. We are the first retailer in the UK to stock these products!
Photography discussions are full of desert island scenarios; "if you had to choose a single lens or if you had to choose a single light..." Well if you had to choose a single light shaping tool, you might do well to pick the white diffusion Westcott 7' Parabolic Umbrella.
First of all it's a really big, broad light source that wraps light around your subject yielding clean highlights and rich open shadows. But due to the special shape of the umbrella there's a unique mix of soft enveloping light with the kind of crisp detail you only get from reflectors. Put another way, if a beauty dish married a softbox, their child would be a parabolic umbrella.
This umbrella has a unique design structurally as well. The shaft is double walled for strength, but it tapers to 7 mm to fit Elinchrom and other European flash heads. Instead of bendable metal, the 16 inner ribs are made of durable fiberglass and the fixed black backing ensures that all of the light output is on your subject instead of through the umbrella. You can also vary the light-to-umbrella distance along the shaft for a harder or softer light or for a longer distance throw. With the Westcott 7' Parabolic Umbrella less is definitely more.
- Measures 7.25' (2.2 m) in diameter
- Constructed using 16 durable fiberglass ribs
- Double wall shaft is engineered with double the thickness of most umbrellas
- 7mm tapered umbrella shaft tip
- Carry case with shoulder strap is lightweight and constructed of heavy-duty nylon