A1Pro 130cm Deep Parabolic Umbrella with Diffuser Cloth

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Specifically designed for Beauty and Portrait Photography.

If you had to choose a single light shaping tool, you might do well to pick the  A1Pro 130cm White Parabolic Umbrella. First of all, it's a huge 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 you combined a beauty dish with a softbox, you'd have a parabolic umbrella.

This umbrella has a unique structural design as well. The shaft is reinforced for strength and instead of bendable metal, the 16 inner ribs are made of durable fiberglass. The fixed black backing ensures that all of the light output is bounced back to your subject instead of through the umbrella. The silver interior provides a more specular and contrasty look than a white umbrella. You can also vary the light-to-umbrella distance along the shaft for a harder or softer light. In addition, an optional diffuser is available for this umbrella, which effectively converts it to a large softbox with just a 1/2 stop loss of output.

This silver version is ideal for throwing the light over a long distance. Two of them, for instance, could light an entire auditorium or a large graduating class. The umbrella features an improved finger-friendly locking mechanism for secure and fast set up and break down.

The 130cm Parabolic Umbrella Diffuser from A1Pro is a translucent light modifier that fits over the Parabolic Umbrella and converts it to a large softbox with just a 1/2 stop loss of output. The resulting soft, flattering quality of light is well-suited to portraiture, group shots or any subject that requires open shadows and low contrast. The diffuser is designed to fit the 130cm silver, white and translucent versions of the umbrella. It can also be used with most other brand 130cm parabolic umbrellas (e.g. Profoto, Westcott, Photoflex, etc.).

Parabolic Shape

The parabolic shape produces a more natural wraparound light than a regular umbrella. This soft and natural light is what makes this umbrella a favorite of wedding and portrait photographers.

The parabolic shape and depth give the benefit of broad coverage, coupled with a fair degree of directional control and a certain crispness. It also helps you increase or decrease the effect by "Focusing" the light source along different areas of the umbrella shaft.


16-Rib Design

For an umbrella to be effective, it needs to maintain its shape, and the fabric should remain taut. The umbrella features a 16-rib design that maintains the shape of the umbrella and the tension of the fabric for an even light spread.

Included Item List

1 x A1Pro 130cm Deep Umbrella

1 x Carry Bag

1 x Soft Diffuser Cloth

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