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Mola Setti 28" "Beauty Dish" Soft Lite Reflector (White)

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Product Highlights
  • Requires Speed Ring

The patented design of the Mola Setti Soft Lite Reflector 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 Setti Soft Lite 28" 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 -- available separately. Click Here for Speedring Reference Charts

The Setti's deep narrow profile increases contrast and delivers a directional quality which is perfect for black and white as well as color images which require a noticeably distinct 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.
This reflector requires the adapter plate from your Chimera, Photoflex, or other brand of Speed Ring, to fit your light fixture.
Mola Setti 28" "Beauty Dish" Soft Lite Reflector (White)
  • 28" Reflector
  • Front Nylon Diffuser
  • Perforated Aluminum Diffuser
  • Set Mounting Hardware, Spacers and Compression Ring
  • Note:Speed Ring not included

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    MolaSetti 28" "Beauty Dish" Soft Lite Reflector (White)
     
    4.8

    (based on 18 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Consistent (12)
    • Reliable (12)
    • Easy to set up (9)
    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

    • Heavy (3)
    • Pricey / poor value (3)

    Best Uses

    • Portraits (14)
    • Photography (12)
    • Strobe lighting (11)
    • Artificial lighting (6)
    • Weddings (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (7), Pro photographer (5), Casual photographer (3)
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    5.0

    Love this dish!

    By SFS

    from MS

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Beautiful light
    • High Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Artificial Lighting
      • Photography
      • Portraits
      • Strobe Lighting

      Comments about Mola Setti 28" "Beauty Dish" Soft Lite Reflector (White):

      Amazing light quality - I am so glad I made this purchase. I put it off for awhile because of the price, but I finally bit the bullet and I am so glad I did! It's big, but it has it's own place in my studio so size is not an issue. If I decide to bring it on site I've got an SUV it will fit right in. :-)

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      5.0

      Moola for Mola

      By BadMofoto

      from Los Angeles, CA

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Professional
      • Reliable

      Cons

      • Expensive
      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Photography
      • Portraits
      • Strobe Lighting

      Comments about Mola Setti 28" "Beauty Dish" Soft Lite Reflector (White):

      If you've been looking at the dish and know what it can do, then there's no need to go into intricate detail of how this thing works. It's big, heavy, and expensive. Thats all I can say as far as a "con", the "pro" is that it gives you a new way of controlling the light.
      I do suggest that you get a case for this if you plan on using this on location. You can order one from B&H or a Mola dealer. They're called Kase-S. I looks like a decent case to use, but it just isn't my cup of tea.

      I made a case for my Setti, and its epic!
      Yeah its heavy, but when you spend that kind of money on a beauty dish, you need to protect it.

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      4.0

      Great Light Shaping Tool for Portraits

      By Photone Photography

      from Toronto, Canada

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Great Light Fall-off
      • Versatility

      Cons

      • Expensive
      • Heavy
      • Transportation

      Best Uses

      • Portraits

      Comments about Mola Setti 28" "Beauty Dish" Soft Lite Reflector (White):

      It has an excellence in light shaping. Great tool for defining forms and details. Amazing light fall-off for the shape definition if you shoot portraits. It can easily be used for full portrait in studio or outdoor. However, since its big and heavy you need to have the right equipment to deal with it. Its weight is unfortunately not mentioned in specifications section; actually, not even on Mola's website. Bare weight is about 7 lbs/3.2 kg. With a strobe it may go up to 12+ lbs. Consider also using accessories like a grid with it. You need a gear that supports up and above 6 kg !!! If you are on location you need to calculate with transportation and carry around. The optional use of the metal deflector and opal glass gives a rich variety of options. I have Einstien which has a frosted glass dome. By changing those elements and their distances you can get more than one style of lighting with one tool, which is not the case for regular light shaping tools. Awesome !

      It is an expensive tool, as well as its accessories (!). I didn't have complaints of my 22" Alienbees silver beauty dish. Though, I closed my eyes and paid the money (I couldn't help; I am a gearhead : )). And, it did not hurt; no regrets at all. It is up to your discretion to spend this amount of money—or not. There is also a Chinese version with a similar or same shape, but I couldn't trust... because there is a science behind its weird shape and its production.

      If you intend to buy such a tool, probably, this is because you are after precision. If not, a regular beauty dish works as fine. For the same reason, some people pay $3000-5000 for a bottle of Romanée Conti at the dinner : )

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      5.0

      Mola Setti

      By Art

      from Denver, CO

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Photography
        • Portraits
        • Strobe Lighting

        Comments about Mola Setti 28" "Beauty Dish" Soft Lite Reflector (White):

        Beautiful light but a bit heavy with Einstein set up. I'm very happy with it.

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        5.0

        It's a Mola

        By The Wolf

        from Atlanta, GA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Photography
          • Portraits
          • Strobe Lighting

          Comments about Mola Setti 28" "Beauty Dish" Soft Lite Reflector (White):

          I am just getting into semi-pro photography, but have been an enthusiast for many years. After dabbling in flash photography with speedlights, umbrellas, and a DIY beauty dish I decided to invest in some "for real" modifiers. I got the Paul Buff 86" Extreme Silver PLM and this incredible Mola Setti (white interior). I saw what Emily Soto and many other fashion photographers were doing with this dish and patiently waited until I could afford one. The light is incredible. I power it with an Elinchrom BXRI 500 so the light is slightly "harsher" than with a Profoto or Einstein because the Elinchrom flash is bare bulb. That is just fine for me; I got this dish because of the "pop" it gives portrait subjects. When I want soft light I use the PLM with diffuser or a smaller umbrella. I cannot comment on the diffuser with the Setti because I have not tried it yet but will in the near future. It takes a little time learning how to feather the Setti most effectively; I am not a genius but am learning pretty quickly. I have used it for individual portraits and it simply rocks! I may have considered the Satin Silver Setti if it was still in production; it has gotten great reviews. The new Sollo version was intriguing as well but when it came time to plunk down the money I went with the solid, time-tested white Setti. As always B&H service was amazing getting the product delivered securely and quickly.

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          5.0

          Should have bought this years ago!!!!

          By Josiah Reed

          from Charlotte, NC

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Beautiful skin tones
          • Consistent
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Mola Setti 28" "Beauty Dish" Soft Lite Reflector (White):

            I have been a soft box user for 7+ years and I wish I had purchased this beauty dish a long time ago!

            What it does to skin is creates beautiful highlights and soft light fall off so that shadows look beautiful! The light wraps around the model so beautifully it's unbelievable compared to a soft box!

            The detail and color is perfect. The reflection in the eyes is really nice! And best of all clothing looks wonderful! I will be buying the euro and demi next. I love this beauty dish!

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            5.0

            Beautiful, Soft Light, Travels Well

            By Brian Dexter Medija

            from Paranaque City, Philippines

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lights Beautifully
            • Travels Well

            Cons

            • Expensive
            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Editorial
            • Fashion

            Comments about Mola Setti 28" "Beauty Dish" Soft Lite Reflector (White):

            I got my Mola Setti early this month (Nov 2012). Delivery was fast and efficient; it took only 3 days for the item to be delivered to my doorstep from the US (I live in the Philippines). Thanks, B&H!

            Assembling the Setti and the included Manfrotto bracket can be intimidating at first, but the included instructions on CD (for the Setti only) was straightforward and easy to follow. There were a few awkward times attaching the Manfrotto bracket to the Setti, though. All-in-all, it took me around 30 minutes to assemble the rig.

            I didn't get to use the Setti until the past two weeks. I used it on a test shoot one afternoon with a model outdoors in a road-side forest near my home. I was truly amazed. I can use the Setti for portrait shots as well as full body shots. Even when I place it far (around 15 feet) from the model I still get soft-ish light even without the sock. Indoors, I use it with a grid (I got the one from Honeygrids) for more directionality and to avoid spill

            I love the Setti so much that I had to share its beautiful light modifying properties to the participants in my lighting workshop just this past Saturday. They loved it!

            Oh, by the way, the workshop was held about 300 Kms from where I live, and the Setti fit well in the back of the van that I rode. It travels well for location shoots, such as the test shot in a roadside forest, and fit well in the back of my small SUV with more space for stands, my Lowepro roller, et cetera.

            A word of caution, it can be a little heavy, especially when fitted with a monoblock. With the included Manfrotto Bracket and an Einstein 640 monoblock, the whole thing can weigh as much as 6 Kilograms, and that's still without the grid. It's best to use heavy duty stands and booms for this monster, or just use a pack and light system for lightweight strobes.

            Will definitely shop for more Molas in the coming days, maybe the Demi for more portability.

            5 stars, hands down for the Setti! It's my new baby.

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            5.0

            Sexy

            By Jay Khaos

            from Roswell, GA

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Build Quality
            • Consistent
            • Effect
            • Reliable

            Cons

            • Price
            • Weight

            Best Uses

            • Artificial Lighting
            • Photography
            • Portraits
            • Product Photos
            • Strobe Lighting

            Comments about Mola Setti 28" "Beauty Dish" Soft Lite Reflector (White):

            This dish is great. I've really never used one that works quite as well, which is probably the only fact that justifies it's price. I read that the process of shaping the metal how it is, is what makes the cost higher than similar products.
            I'd recommend this to anyone serious/pro for sure!

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            5.0

            I can't shoot without this beauty dish!

            By Charlawrie

            from Detroit, Michigan

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Photography
              • Portraits
              • Strobe Lighting

              Comments about Mola Setti 28" "Beauty Dish" Soft Lite Reflector (White):

              I cannot say anything bad about the Mola Setti. I also own the Mola Demi, and, I could never imagine shooting without either one. I love the creamy light and dimension it gives to my models. The colors in clothing really pop, and, not one detail is left out. I love it!

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              5.0

              Beautiful light, all pro!!

              By Yunker

              from Long Beach, WA.

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Artificial Lighting
                • Photography
                • Portraits
                • Strobe Lighting

                Comments about Mola Setti 28" "Beauty Dish" Soft Lite Reflector (White):

                This light is what you are looking for if you are into high fashion or intense outside shoots that make your subject pop.

                I use this with an Einstein and Canon 5D MKII with an 85mm lens. Love the set up and the handle on the dish. It puts no strain on your light as the beauty dish supports it's own weight.

                I would highly recommend this dish to anyone who is pro and knows how to control light or if you wan't to learn to be a pro. Save and get this dish!!

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                4.0

                "I would buy this product again

                By claudio

                from miami

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Photography
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Mola Setti 28" "Beauty Dish" Soft Lite Reflector (White):

                  its a big dish Im not gonna lie but its perfectly, couldn't be happier

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                  5.0

                  Everything I expected and more

                  By Andre P

                  from New York, New York

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Artificial Lighting
                    • Photography
                    • Strobe Lighting

                    Comments about Mola Setti 28" "Beauty Dish" Soft Lite Reflector (White):

                    Purchased this for outdoor use. I was tired of the wind blowing light weight umbrellas and soft boxes outdoors and wanted something stronger that would produce full body even lighting between 3'-6'. This is not light with the strobe/monolight and light stand combined but that's what I wanted. It's solid and produces a really beautiful light on the model and clothing. The skin tones and fabrics have a beautiful look to them and I tested it under windy conditions and it delivered better than expected results. I know this will perform very well indoors but I cannot wait to do more outdoor shoots thanks to this modifier. Truly great buy.

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                    5.0

                    I would buy this product again.

                    By Honglim yang

                    from Singapore

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Mola Setti 28" "Beauty Dish" Soft Lite Reflector (White):

                          I was using this setti with my einsten e640 and kacey speedring, the result was amazng only a bit bulky to bring outside unless ur travel using car so would be any issue.

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                          4.0

                          Nice Quality of Light, but Overpriced.

                          By Adam

                          from Singapore

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Quality of light

                          Cons

                          • Hard to Install

                          Best Uses

                          • Outdoor Portrait Fashion

                          Comments about Mola Setti 28" "Beauty Dish" Soft Lite Reflector (White):

                          The Setti is good if you want to extend the working distance of your sweet spot. Most beauty dishes should be used up close for optimal performance. This one allows slightly more working room. Unfortunately it's quite a bit more money then the Demi, which I think does a better job at giving you the beauty look.

                          If the price was a fair bit less, I think it would be a good addition to a team of a Demi and a Euro, but it's price makes it not worth owning if you already have a Demi and a Euro.

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                          5.0

                          Amaizing!

                          By KinoC

                          from South Florida

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Big enough for full body
                          • Consistent
                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Soft Light

                          Cons

                          • I need more car space

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Mola Setti 28" "Beauty Dish" Soft Lite Reflector (White):

                          I'm using this BD along with Einstein (PCB) with the Kacey Balcar Adapter and it is rock solid! The light is soft as advertised. Easy to mount once you figure it out but it's built like a Tonka truck! Once you use it you will want to use it all the time. The light distribution is very uniform so you can have the same output every time. I love it! It's BIG so you must have a lot of free space in your car to carry it on location. I'm very pleased with the results of the Setti.

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                          5.0

                          Mola Setti Beauty Dish

                          By Rad

                          from London, UK

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent
                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Photography
                            • Portraits
                            • Strobe Lighting
                            • Weddings

                            Comments about Mola Setti 28" "Beauty Dish" Soft Lite Reflector (White):

                            The Mola Setti (28.0") is uniquely shaped and differs dramatically from the Mantti, Euro or Demi. The Setti's deep narrow profile increases contrast and delivers a directional quality which is perfect for Blackand White as well as Colour images which require a noticably distinct edge.

                            It is just perfect light modifier well build and must have one!!!

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                            5.0

                            Mola Setti: Shockingly worth every penny

                            By jaduffy007

                            from Los Angeles, CA

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                            • Doesn't fold like umbrell

                            Best Uses

                            • Fashion photography
                            • Portraits

                            Comments about Mola Setti 28" "Beauty Dish" Soft Lite Reflector (White):

                            At over $500 for a beauty dish, I can't believe I'm saying this.... it's worth every penny. I own the Westcott 74" Octa, etc...and this Mola Setti is my "go to" modifier. Just an awesome character to the light and very versatile. Very well made too.

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                            5.0

                            Fantastic device

                            By Mike

                            from Royal Oak, MI

                            About Me Professional

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                            • Bulky

                            Best Uses

                            • Portraits
                            • Studio

                            Comments about Mola Setti 28" "Beauty Dish" Soft Lite Reflector (White):

                            I cannot express how much I enjoy using this device. Works great with profoto heads, and has a much more interesting look than the profoto dishes.

                            Rather large and heavy, but very strong - travels well.

                            Totally worth the money!

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