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Mola Demi 22" "Beauty Dish" Soft Lite Reflector (White)

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Mola Demi 22" "Beauty Dish" Soft Lite Reflector (White)

Mola Demi 22" "Beauty Dish" Soft Lite Reflector (White) With Optional Profoto Ring

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  • Requires Speed Ring

You Pay: $299.00

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The Mola Demi 22" "Beauty Dish" Reflector has a unique patented design that captures and focuses light with maximum efficiency. It is shaped to intercept all paths of light, no matter which direction they leave the flash tube, and redirect them toward the subject. This is a big improvement on most square boxlights, which can only focus a portion of the light available.

This is the Demi, 22" model with a white reflective surface. Its size is perfect for portraits, and mounts to your strobe head via your Chimera, Photoflex, or other brand Speed Ring Insert -- available separately.

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Mola Euro and Demi create an even core of light surrounded by a smoothly graduated feathered edge... about a half a stop difference from the center to outer edge.
The handle combines a stand adapter and a handgrip in one which evenly distributes the weight of the reflector, balancing and stabilizing the reflector solidly over a light stand or boom.
Mola Demi 22" "Beauty Dish" Soft Lite Reflector (White)
  • 22" Reflector
  • Perforated Aluminum Diffuser
  • Front Nylon Diffuser
  • Set Mounting Hardware, Spacers and Compression Ring
  • Note: Required Speed Ring not included

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    MolaDemi 22" "Beauty Dish" Soft Lite Reflector (White)
     
    4.8

    (based on 45 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (37)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Reliable (27)
    • Easy to set up (26)
    • Consistent (24)
    • Lightweight (18)
    • Durable (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portraits (32)
      • Photography (21)
      • Strobe lighting (19)
      • Artificial lighting (12)
      • Weddings (6)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (22), Pro photographer (15), Photo enthusiast (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (35)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      lots friends will buy it soon

      can not find any good stuff like this in here ,even everythings is cheap,but not good .i m an international buyer,transprot was very important, but B&H and UPS did it...Read complete review

      can not find any good stuff like this in here ,even everythings is cheap,but not good .i m an international buyer,transprot was very important, but B&H and UPS did it very well, many Thankx!

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Good, but not perfect

      I guess one of the best beauty dishes is the Hensel bd. So i used that bd as a reference.

      The Demi is a well build soft lite reflectror. It...Read complete review

      I guess one of the best beauty dishes is the Hensel bd. So i used that bd as a reference.

      The Demi is a well build soft lite reflectror. It makes a great light, but only with the diffuser sock attached.

      When shooting without the diffuser sock, there is banding the areas where the light starts to fade off. I have also noticed this in the shadows against the wall behind the subjects I am shooting.

      The Hensel bd has a much better quality without a sock.

      It still works for me, but only with the sock.

      Furthermore there is a problem with the standard nylon diffuser. I work with profoto proheads with fans. I have allways a heavy ballooning effect.

      Maybe there are solutions for the problems, but I am a bit dissepointed for such an expensive piece of gear.

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      5.0

      perfect light

      By JL THOMAS

      from RALEIGH NC

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Artificial Lighting
        • Photography
        • Portraits
        • Strobe Lighting

        Comments about Mola Demi 22" "Beauty Dish" Soft Lite Reflector (White):

        well built.

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        5.0

        Beautiful Light!

        By Notorious T.I.G.

        from Toronto, ON

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Well made

        Cons

        • Expensive

        Best Uses

        • Portraits

        Comments about Mola Demi 22" "Beauty Dish" Soft Lite Reflector (White):

        It was a tough decision to purchase the most expensive beauty dish of it's size. Looking at comparison photos of the Mola vs other dishes really swayed me. I also had a close look at the sprayed on white paint of the Elinchrom dish and wasn't impressed. On the other hand, when the Mola arrived I was very impressed with the beautiful and even reflective surface on the inside of the dish. And the first shots really blew me away! Expensive? Yes. Worth it? Definitely!

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great light

        By Benoit

        from Los Angeles

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Portraits

          Comments about Mola Demi 22" "Beauty Dish" Soft Lite Reflector (White):

          Great for portraits.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great light

          By ImanArts

          from Sugar Land, TX

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Easy To Set Up

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Artificial Lighting
            • Photography
            • Portraits
            • Strobe Lighting
            • Weddings

            Comments about Mola Demi 22" "Beauty Dish" Soft Lite Reflector (White):

            This beauty dish is really worth it! very nice catchup light.

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            • No

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Wonderful soft light

            By BZ

            from Seattle, WA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Mola Demi 22" "Beauty Dish" Soft Lite Reflector (White):

                Well constructed and produces wonderful soft light paired with my Einstein. Make sure you remember to get the Alienbee speed ring to secure the connection if you have an Einstein monolight. Hang this beauty dish with Avenger a2030d, d600 boom arm and E700 Baby Drop Down Pin. The E700 for attaching the light upside down to have easier way to angle the beauty dish from above. It was also easy to put together by watching the instructions video that comes with the dish.

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                5.0

                Best beauty dish I have used.

                By jlauritsen

                from Maryland

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Photography
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Mola Demi 22" "Beauty Dish" Soft Lite Reflector (White):

                  I've used several beauty dishes over the years. Some DIY, some on the lower end of costs. Sold or dismantled all of those so I could get this. The quality of light is beautiful.

                  Putting it together took a bit of time when it first arrived, but it's a once and done thing. If you buy brand specific to your light, then you don't have this step, but buying an off brand, and you have to put it together. I use Elinchrom lights, so I had to make sure I got the Elinchrom Speedring.

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                  • No

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Mola Demi with Lastolite bracket

                  By opawchicago1975

                  from Chicago

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Artificial Lighting
                    • Portraits
                    • Strobe Lighting
                    • Weddings

                    Comments about Mola Demi 22" "Beauty Dish" Soft Lite Reflector (White):

                    I'm so happy with my Mola demi coz I can hook up my Lastolite Ezybox Mark ll bracket in 5 mins.So I have some option with it.Very High quality item sturdy it will long last.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    magnificentbol beauté

                    By Franckb-photos.book.

                    from France

                    Comments about Mola Demi 22" "Beauty Dish" Soft Lite Reflector (White):

                    Le top tout simplement

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                    5.0

                    Excellent

                    By D Kidner

                    from Perth, ON

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Artificial Lighting
                      • Portraits
                      • Strobe Lighting

                      Comments about Mola Demi 22" "Beauty Dish" Soft Lite Reflector (White):

                      I am using the Mola Demi for Fashion and Beauty. I really like the quality of light and the catchlight it produces!
                      Excellent material and build quality.

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                      3.0

                      Good, but not perfect

                      By GE

                      from Germany

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Mola Demi 22" "Beauty Dish" Soft Lite Reflector (White):

                            I guess one of the best beauty dishes is the Hensel bd. So i used that bd as a reference.

                            The Demi is a well build soft lite reflectror. It makes a great light, but only with the diffuser sock attached.

                            When shooting without the diffuser sock, there is banding the areas where the light starts to fade off. I have also noticed this in the shadows against the wall behind the subjects I am shooting.

                            The Hensel bd has a much better quality without a sock.

                            It still works for me, but only with the sock.

                            Furthermore there is a problem with the standard nylon diffuser. I work with profoto proheads with fans. I have allways a heavy ballooning effect.

                            Maybe there are solutions for the problems, but I am a bit dissepointed for such an expensive piece of gear.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

                            Share this review

                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Stunning Light!

                            By KBGoodtimes

                            from Melbourne, FL

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent
                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Artificial Lighting
                              • Photography
                              • Portraits
                              • Strobe Lighting

                              Comments about Mola Demi 22" "Beauty Dish" Soft Lite Reflector (White):

                              Simply amazing. I was pretty happy with my Paul Buff BD when used with Einstein's. The frosted dome helped much better than the WhiteLightning bare tube. But put the Mola Demi on an Einstein and it will bring tears to your eyes. Such a smooth glorious light. It is hard for anyone to look bad under this light. Can't recommend it enough. I am saving for the Euro now.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              A Must Have!

                              By OS

                              from Glenview, IL

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Photography
                                • Portraits

                                Comments about Mola Demi 22" "Beauty Dish" Soft Lite Reflector (White):

                                My first beauty dish. I read about many other similar products but decided on this as it is very sturdy and a quality product. Compliments various other light modifiers such as my large octa. I ended up getting the opal glass to help soften the center hot spot. Used mainly for head shots, but can be feathered to include a bit more. Still learning at this point but I like the results. When in close as it should be, it creates an intimate environment between the model and the photographer. Other accessories are available but still learning with this set up which will work for almost anything. A front diffuser is also included to try to soften the light some more. Setup time was a little long since I had no previous experience with other Mola products, but it came with an instructional DVD and other resources are available on the Mola website and other places.

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                                • No

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                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                light quality

                                By Liubr

                                from Taipei Taiwan

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Portraits
                                  • Strobe Lighting

                                  Comments about Mola Demi 22" "Beauty Dish" Soft Lite Reflector (White):

                                  Compare to chimera beauty dish 2,mola demi's(white) light quality is more shaper than chimera, more contrast than chimera beauty dish 2, I preference mola demi for location lighting,chimera beauty dish 2 for studio main light, Both of them is good light quality for difference use.

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                                  • No

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                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Simple to use, Easy to Control

                                  By Blue Coral Photography

                                  from Osoyoos, BC

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Consistent
                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Artificial Lighting
                                    • Photography
                                    • Portraits
                                    • Strobe Lighting
                                    • Weddings

                                    Comments about Mola Demi 22" "Beauty Dish" Soft Lite Reflector (White):

                                    Perfect for on location work where an umbrella or softbox would blow over, the Demi can handle more rough locations.

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                                    • No

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                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    Clean and clear. Lovely.

                                    By Max Milne

                                    from Melbourne, Australia

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                    • Setup could be easier

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Artificial Lighting
                                    • Fashion
                                    • Photography
                                    • Portraits

                                    Comments about Mola Demi 22" "Beauty Dish" Soft Lite Reflector (White):

                                    I use the product to shoot people. I've only wistnessed it in fashion and portraits and the real Rembrant style lighting it achieves is tremendous.

                                    The ability to swap in and out different attachments for all lighting brands is a plus. Meaning if you go sell it or change lighting brands it is easy to do.

                                    The only downside is finding an appropreiate carry and protector bag at a reasonable. Also they should add a PDF 'how to a fix a bracket to the light' on there website.

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                                    • No

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                                    4.0

                                    Quality light

                                    By D800

                                    from Dallas tx

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Set Up
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Portraits
                                      • Strobe Lighting
                                      • Weddings

                                      Comments about Mola Demi 22" "Beauty Dish" Soft Lite Reflector (White):

                                      Happy with the result.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Great Beauty Dish for outdoor photograph

                                      By Ismaeil Alsalman

                                      from Riyadh KSA

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Consistent
                                      • Easy To Set Up
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Outdoor photography
                                        • Photography
                                        • Portraits

                                        Comments about Mola Demi 22" "Beauty Dish" Soft Lite Reflector (White):

                                        After about a year of experience.
                                        Lighting distributed everywhere evenly. I liked this feature.

                                        Heavy weight of the dish.

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        I use it with Elinchrom

                                        By Roman

                                        from Miami, FL

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Beauty
                                            • Studio

                                            Comments about Mola Demi 22" "Beauty Dish" Soft Lite Reflector (White):

                                            I use it with Elinchrom lights.
                                            I purchased two speed ring adapters:
                                            Chimera Speed Ring for Elinchrom (Resin) and
                                            Norman 812635 Speed Ring Adapter for Elinchrom.
                                            With Norman flash bulb was siting deep behind opening of refector. Chimera allowed the bulb to come more forward and I belive it helps to get little more lite out of it.
                                            On the other hand. Normans SR was easy to install and Chimera's requires a little driling.
                                            I wasn't sure what grid will work with this dish and I bought 'Honeycomb Grid, 22" 35 Degrees by Speedotron' and it fits perfectly.

                                            BD this size is perfect for studio beauty pictures.

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                                            5.0

                                            lots friends will buy it soon

                                            By Charlie

                                            from TIANJIN OF CHINA

                                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Consistent
                                            • Easy To Set Up
                                            • Lightweight
                                            • Reliable

                                            Cons

                                            • Inconsistent Output

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Photography
                                            • Strobe Lighting

                                            Comments about Mola Demi 22" "Beauty Dish" Soft Lite Reflector (White):

                                            can not find any good stuff like this in here ,even everythings is cheap,but not good .i m an international buyer,transprot was very important, but B&H and UPS did it very well, many Thankx!

                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No

                                            Share this review

                                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Beauty dishes don't fly away outside!!

                                            By Flex

                                            from Guam

                                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Consistent
                                            • Reliable

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Photography
                                              • Portraits
                                              • Strobe Lighting

                                              Comments about Mola Demi 22" "Beauty Dish" Soft Lite Reflector (White):

                                              I use this beauty dish for on location shoots. I use this for my main light and another one from PCB for my fill light. Coupled with my AB800 and 1600 the results are breathtaking. The construction of this dish compared to my HOBD are night and and day!! It doesn't feel or look cheap!! I suggest purchasing the mola speedring if you're using Alien Bees. Yes it's pricey compared to others, but it was money well spent. I'll have this dish for a long time. I'm already saving for the Mola Setti!!

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                                              Required item: Position your light safely and securely with a speed ring.

                                              Mola - Mola Speed Ring for Elinchrom
                                              • You Pay: $69.95
                                               

                                              Light Controls

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                                              Modify the quality and direction of light with light-shaping tools.

                                              Mola - Polycarbonate 20° Black & White Grid Set for Demi V2 22" Reflector
                                              • You Pay: $399.00
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                                              Use color correction to achieve good color balance in your images.

                                              Mola - Mesh Diffuser for Demi 22" Reflector
                                              • You Pay: $53.95
                                               

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