Profoto bring out shallow parabolic umbrella

Profoto have released a range of 65-inch shallow parabolic umbrellas with optional white diffusion panels. Price? US$300.

Profoto Umbrella XL Silver with white diffuser attached

Swedish studio lighting manufacturer Profoto have released a shallow parabolic modifier called the Umbrella XL.

Profoto Umbrella XL Silver

165 centimetres (65 inches) in diameter, the umbrella mounts like a conventional umbrella. It comes in silver, white reflective and white translucent versions. White front diffusers are also available, turning the Umbrella XL into a makeshift softbox.

Profoto Umbrella XL Silver with white diffuser attachedIn the USA, pricing for one umbrella is expected to be around US$300 – several times the cost of other brand versions. Do you think the Umbrella XL will be worth the premium? Let us know in the comments below.

David Selby
Based in Paris, France, David Selby is editor of Lighting Rumours, a part-time photographer and a quantitative analyst.