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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): Speedlight Hot Shoe Flashes, Nikon, Canon, Pentax, Olympus, Vivitar, Metz, Nissin, Yongnuo, etc
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The package is a little over 9 pounds when it arrives parts were missin all I got was the dish nothing else what's up?
I'm a semi pro photographer, that likes to work on a budget. So I decided to try out this bad boy. I do believe that the price is not a fair price for what you are getting and plus Fotodiox is at the same time selling the same item but just not for a speed light but for an Alien Bee strobe and different mount for about $90. Now, I bring this up because I don't feel that the speedlight mount bracket is of much value due to it not being strong enough to hold the beauty dish without using a pair of pliers to tighten it. I use a mix of speedlights and portable strobes. Honestly, this beauty dish works great with strobes when using the correct strobe mount to the beauty dish, but Fotodiox needs to make their speedlight mount brackets better (stronger) and more suited for the beauty dish. Also be very careful about not dropping this on the ground too hard. One, the mental is soft and nowhere near a Mola dish and also the way they have connected the dish to the mount on the back isn't sturdy...
I bought this because I did not want a ball head design. See the last product photo shown. Well the hardware supplied is a ball head design and does not match the last photo shown here. They should update the photo. That said it is a great product for the price. The ball head holds firm and works well. Also you can remove the nuts that hold the small center disk, then remove the center disk and put on the diffuser sock and you have a soft box. I use this with a 600EX-RT Canon Speedlite. In beauty dish mode you have to get the light pretty close to the subject, like 3 to 4 feet. In softbox mode maybe 6 feet from subject. Wish it came with a grid.
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