Lastolite announce 86-inch parabolic Mega Umbrellas

Lastolite have released their Mega Umbrellas series, comprising reflective and translucent brollies.

Lastolite Mega Umbrellas

Every man and his dog seems to sell parabolic-type lighting umbrellas these days. Following the lead of Westcott, Phottix, Adorama — among others — Lastolite have released their Mega Umbrellas series, comprising reflective and translucent brollies.

Each canopy is supported by fibreglass rods (versus metal ones, which are prone to bend and break) with an arc-length of 220 centimetres (86 inches), making the reflector a bit too big to be used in some smaller studios.

Lastolite Mega Umbrellas

If you buy the white shoot-through umbrella then your light will be modified into a huge, soft source, while the silver version will take advantage of the “parabolic” shape to produce a wide focussed beam of light, popular in fashion photography.

Lastolite Mega Umbrellas

The Lastolite Mega Umbrellas are available now, at £90 for the white shoot-through version, £108 for the silver one and £160 for a kit including a white model with a swappable silver cover. More information, including a list of dealers, may be found on the Lastolite web site.

David Selby
David is a keen photographer and has been editor of Lighting Rumours since 2010. When not writing about lighting, he works as a data scientist at the University of Manchester, UK.
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