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Diffuses light to provide high output with moderate feathering
80° reflector dish in heavy duty aluminum construction
Included white diffusion cover
Included speedring insert for your light
24 month manufacture warranty
The perfect accessory for the portrait photographer, the Fotodiox beauty dish uniquely diffuses light to provide high output with moderate feathering. Unlike a softbox or a reflector which has an "illuminating" surface, the beauty dish has a circle of light with an opaque center and an internal light shield that allows bounce-only lighting. How does the beauty dish compare to a softbox? As the beauty dish is smaller, it will result in less-soft shadows. It will also provide moderate round catch lights in the eyes, where a softbox will yield larger rectangular catch lights. The Fotodiox beauty dish uses a parabolic reflector in 80 degree angle to focus light towards a wrapped area.
The Fotodiox Pro Beauty Dishes also come with a diffusion 'sock' for further controlling the sharpness of shadows. You can use the soft diffuser cover and honeycomb grid to further change the light pattern, creating a wrapped, contrasted look, which adds a very dramatic effect. The Fotodiox 50° Honeycomb Grid (Sold Separately) contains the light to a more tubular pattern, for more of a spot light effect without light spill.
Compatible Lights (including but not limited to): Bowens Gemini, Calumet Travelite, Interfit (Stellar, X, XD, Stellar Extreme, Venus), JTL (Versalight-D & E), Neewer (DS & GS), Savage (FT-150), Westcott (Skylux, Strobelite Plus), Impact brand (VC, VS & VSD), Photoflex, and Rime Lite
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Ordered this three times, yes three times. First two times, It shipped from amazon and it was beat to hell. I had to return it twice. So here's some advice, Order it from Fododiox! When it arrived, it was in a giant box, with a smaller giant box inside. It smelled freshly painted and absolutely no dings or scratches. Just used it for the first time today, on a mega beauty shoot. How do I say this? OMG!!! So gorgeous, so clean, so sharp. I assumed because the interior is painted white, that I would get softer light than my silver, smaller dish. It is softer, but in the best way. I wish I could upload a raw file, then you could see what I mean when I say. The skin almost looks retouched. But here's the magic, I used the sock diffuser it comes with. And you know how a silver dish can give off white to clear hot spots on the nose and forehead? Well, this 28 inch, beautiful beast, gives you the same highlights, without the harshness. The highlights are smooth and well gradient,...
The dish itself is awesome and a very nice size. The Homeycomb grid that came with it is pretty heavy and did not stay on the dish due to it's weight. It has 3 clips that attaches to the dish and that doesn't seem to be enough. After making an adjustment to the clips it stays now but doesn't fit snugly/securely. The grid appears to be made of metal.
Update: 12/17/11 I found a great solution for keeping the grid more secure to the dish. I bought large binder clips (3) and it does a very good job. Clamps right around the rim of the dish and snugly too.
This review would be 5 Stars if judged solely on the performance of the dish after fixing shipping deficiencies. Unfortunately like other reviewers mine arrived with some dents and scratches courtesy of typical USPS shipping and handling. (At least the grid wasn't broken in shipment). Having purchased and assembled various light modifiers previously it wasn't catastrophic to discover installation instructions were not provided? If Fotodiox had included instructions (or decent quality control for that matter) they would have noticed key washers missing from the shipment. First the three center light baffle support screws are threaded on each end. The screws when adjusted into the dish protrude onto the back of the dish which leaves the critical light source mounting adapter an uneven surface? This makes tightening the mounting adapter a totally unacceptable wobbly situation. To correct this, place small washers on the interior of the dish to act as a spacer reducing...
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