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Elinchrom Softlite 17'' Reflector (White)

B&H # ELR17W Mfr # EL 26168
You Pay: $139.99
Product Highlights
  • Beauty Dish Type Reflector

The Elinchrom Softlite 17" Reflector (White) is a parabolic "Pan" reflector with adjustable deflector shield for eliminating specular light from the flashtube, and re-directing it back into reflector. It is ideal for portrait and commercial photography where broad, soft, even lighting is required, but has more crispness than a softbox.

This reflector fits any Elinchrom flash head and includes silver, gold, translucent and frost deflectors to cool, warm or diffuse the light output.

An optional diffuser is available to provide even more softening of the light emitted from the flash head.
Elinchrom Softlite 17'' Reflector (White)
  • Deflector Set for Softlite Reflectors and Rotolux Softboxes
  • 1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    ElinchromSoftlite 17'' Reflector (White)
     
    4.8

    (based on 23 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (19)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (13)
    • Lightweight (11)
    • Easy to use (9)
    • Good color value (9)
    • Attach securely (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General purpose (9)
      • Indoors (8)
      • Portraits (8)
      • Outdoors (6)
      • Family photos (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (8), Semi-pro photographer (7), Photo enthusiast (6)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (19)

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      5.0

      Great for Beach outdoor shoot

      By NHLinh

      from Washinton DC, Metropolitan area

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Good Color Value
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Indoors
        • Outdoors
        • Portraits
        • Special Events

        Comments about Elinchrom Softlite 17'' Reflector (White):

        Only one minor complain is the plastic nut for the deflector looks out of place as it sticks out beyond the reflector, and poke against the diffuser cover...

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        • No

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        5.0

        lights camera action!

        By photoicons

        from nyc

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Durable
        • Good Color Value
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Portraits

          Comments about Elinchrom Softlite 17'' Reflector (White):

          portraits
          soft but sharp results
          great price and setup

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          • Yes

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          5.0

          Great Reflector-BEAUTIFUL Light

          By Ron

          from Houston

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Elinchrom Softlite 17'' Reflector (White):

                Great product, easy to set up. The deflector sheild appears a little cheesy but it worked fine

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                • No

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                5.0

                Very handy

                By Keith

                from Eugene,OR

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Elinchrom Softlite 17'' Reflector (White):

                    Excellent beauty dish lightweight and very handy to work with. Excellent light.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Amazing Product!!

                    By an_polkadots

                    from Florida

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attaches Securely
                    • Durable
                    • Lightweight
                    • Long-Lasting

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Elinchrom Softlite 17'' Reflector (White):

                      I use this for my high school senior photography, and I absolutely love the versatility of this product. I can create soft or hard light and it creates gorgeous images.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      One of my favorite pieces.

                      By Rex

                      from Austin, Texas

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Securely
                      • Durable
                      • Powerful

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use
                        • Indoors
                        • Outdoors
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Elinchrom Softlite 17'' Reflector (White):

                        Came with the purchase of the Scott Kelby, Light it Shoot it lighting package. This has been great on outdoor locations. Really adds a soft touch to skin tones and wraps light around my subjects.

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                        4.0

                        Good, but better with diffuser

                        By ttaleman

                        from West-Central Illinois

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attaches Securely
                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Good Color Value
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • General Use
                          • Indoors
                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Elinchrom Softlite 17'' Reflector (White):

                          By itself the outer rim is a bit hot. But add the diffuser and that all but goes away. Personally I think the diffuser should be included with the reflector,instead as an addition you must purchase separately.

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                          5.0

                          Favorite!

                          By DG

                          from Orlando, FL

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attaches Securely
                          • Durable
                          • Good Color Value
                          • Lightweight
                          • Long-Lasting
                          • Powerful

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • General Use
                            • Indoors
                            • Low Light
                            • Outdoors
                            • Portraits
                            • Special Events

                            Comments about Elinchrom Softlite 17'' Reflector (White):

                            does everything you need and more. on location and studio

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                            5.0

                            17" White Minisoft Reflector

                            By OCHI

                            from JAPAN

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos

                              Comments about Elinchrom Softlite 17'' Reflector (White):

                              Beautiful very effective

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              excellent

                              By Kathy

                              from Ontario, Canada

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Fashion Photography

                                Comments about Elinchrom Softlite 17'' Reflector (White):

                                well made and does exactly what i wanted it to do

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Great Modifier

                                By bullmoon

                                from ATL

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy to Use
                                • Reliable
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Studio lighting

                                  Comments about Elinchrom Softlite 17'' Reflector (White):

                                  Gives excellent results. Would be nice it it could take grids although as the center reflector protrudes beyond the plane of the bowl, I don't think it could be easily done.

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                                  4.0

                                  Ok by itself - very good with diffuser

                                  By Arho

                                  from Japan

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable
                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                  • Bulky

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Portraits

                                  Comments about Elinchrom Softlite 17'' Reflector (White):

                                  Creates and uneven catchlight in the eyes when used by itself (the outer rim is brighter). Would be better if the dish was deeper.. I am glad I followed Scott Kelby's recommendation and purchased it with the 17" diffuser. The combo gives a nice result, although the outer rim is a bit brighter.

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                                  5.0

                                  hard or soft

                                  By Cooks Books

                                  from Phill PA

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attach Securely
                                  • Durable
                                  • Good Color Value
                                  • Long-Lasting

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • General Use
                                    • Indoors
                                    • Outdoors
                                    • Special Events

                                    Comments about Elinchrom Softlite 17'' Reflector (White):

                                    build quality is great but it still should be cheaper

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Minisoft Reflecter a great deal

                                    By Champion Photog

                                    from Tampa, FL

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attach Securely
                                    • Durable
                                    • Good Color Value
                                    • Long-Lasting
                                    • Powerful

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • General Use

                                      Comments about Elinchrom Softlite 17'' Reflector (White):

                                      Used in a small studio for lifestyle shots and product photography. Works great as a beauty light.

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                                      4.0

                                      White Minisoft Reflector

                                      By StephieMae

                                      from Kelowna, Canada

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Attach Securely
                                      • Durable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • General Use
                                        • Low Light

                                        Comments about Elinchrom Softlite 17'' Reflector (White):

                                        My main purpose for this reflector is for Head Shots. I love the size of the light source as my studio is a little smaller then most. It gives me tons of flexibility.

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                                        5.0

                                        Beautiful Beauty Dish

                                        By ErP

                                        from Pasadena, CA

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Attach Securely
                                        • Durable

                                        Cons

                                        • Small

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Outdoors

                                        Comments about Elinchrom Softlite 17'' Reflector (White):

                                        Bought this BD as a smaller, more travel friendly modifier for some adventure type photography and location portraits where my 50" octa was too big or too wind-prone. It's a bit small, and I wish it were bigger for the days I wasn't' traveling, but for close head shots or for location, it does the trick nicely.

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                                        5.0

                                        Beauty reflector

                                        By Sifu

                                        from Oregon

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Attach Securely
                                        • Easy and fast to use
                                        • Good Color Value

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • General Use
                                          • Great for studio use
                                          • Indoors

                                          Comments about Elinchrom Softlite 17'' Reflector (White):

                                          Again Elinchrom created an easy to install and remove accessory for their light systems. This reflector is not only easy but has interchangable deflectors to adjust the quality of light, this is something that my last dish for another strobe system did not have. I havent used it a great deal yet but can tell already it will be a favorite.

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                                          5.0

                                          Great small Beauty dish

                                          By Chad

                                          from Nashville, TN

                                          About Me Pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Pack
                                          • Easy to Use
                                          • Lightweight

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Fashion Photography
                                            • Glamour shoots

                                            Comments about Elinchrom Softlite 17'' Reflector (White):

                                            This is a great beauty dish if you want a more compact version. It is slightly more harsh than a 22" dish. I use a Ba$tard Amber gel, or 3/4 CTO with great results. This is best used on younger models. The light is a bit harsh for older models.

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                                            5.0

                                            Brilliant blast of light!

                                            By joelaron

                                            from n. california

                                            About Me Pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy to Use

                                            Cons

                                            • None

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Eye lights
                                            • Portraits
                                            • Rim light
                                            • Specular light

                                            Comments about Elinchrom Softlite 17'' Reflector (White):

                                            I added the 17" white minisoft for the reason to save space in my studio, and have at least one light that was quick enough to position for a hot rim or key. I use it now as my rim when shooting with the Octa as my main.

                                            The best, aside form the size, is that with the diffuser, it can act like a sharper soft box, and when using the reflectors..it adds just a touch of tone that you wouldn't normally get. Perfect for replicating the sun through a window!

                                            I have found no drawback to this reflector... what would make it more amazing.. would be the ability to swap the white for silver on the dish itself.. someday, that'll be.. for now, I have white.. and love it!

                                            I'm using a bx500ri with it, and with the minisoft..it works fantastically with the modeling lamp for lower light portraits, as it bounces SO much light!

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                                            5.0

                                            nice light quality

                                            By PEJ

                                            from East Lansing, MI

                                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy to Use
                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Family Photos
                                              • Headshots
                                              • Weddings/Events

                                              Comments about Elinchrom Softlite 17'' Reflector (White):

                                              I really like the quality of light from this beauty dish. I use it mostly for head shots. Comes with a deflector set which can be used with your EL softboxes as well. DEVO fans can also use this as an energy dome.

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