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Photoflex LiteDisc Diffuser Circular Reflector, White Translucent, 12" (30.5cm)

You Pay: $19.95
Product Highlights
  • Folds to 1/3 Open Size
  • Includes Storage Bag

This is a Photoflex 12" (30.5cm), White Translucent LiteDisc Diffuser collapsible reflector. Photoflex LiteDiscs and MultiDiscs are designed for use in the studio, or on location. They add light to shadow areas, add or subtract color casts, or diffuse harsh light.

LiteDiscs come in a variety of sizes: 12, 22, 32, 42, 52" circular, and 41 x 74" Oval.
MultiDiscs are available in 22, 32 and 42" circular sizes. MultiDiscs start as a White Translucent disc, with a reversible slipcover that provides white, silver, gold and soft gold surfaces.

Pick the size that is right for the size of your subject. Pick the color combination that is right for the ambient light, or your creative direction.

Each LiteDisc Diffuser has a sturdy spring-steel frame that is covered by a heavy duty white fabric. With a twist of both wrists (and a little practice), they collapse to 1/3 their open sizes. Each comes with a nylon storage bag.

Insure consistency and ease of placement by ordering a LiteDisc Holder. The holder, combined with a light stand, acts as a second pair of hands, locking the disc in the exact desired position. The holder also helps your assistant hold the disc flat and steady, especially in outdoor breezes.

Sturdy Construction
Guaranteed flat to create smooth, even reflections and give you control over your light source
  • Double laminated to prevent light from going through the surface, giving you more reflection on your subject
  • Double riveted for added strength to prevent breaking and maintain the firm shape of the Disc
Flat or Bent
  • Position the disc flat for an even fill
  • Bend the disc slightly for a more concentrated fill effect
Available LiteDisc Colors and Functions
  • White Opaque - Produces an even, neutral-colored bounce light that works beautifully as a fill light source for both product shots and indoor/outdoor portraits
  • Silver - Silver increases the specular highlights and yields a high-contrast, neutral to cool fill, depending on your main light source
  • Gold - Same as silver, but with a warm tone -- best used outdoors near sunrise or sunset
  • Soft Gold - Combination of gold and silver in a zebra pattern, with a semi-matte surface -- best for all-round fill
  • White Translucent - Softens harsh light sources, may also be used as a reflector
  • Black - Subtracts reflected light and color casts from intense backgrounds
Note: See product description for specific colors included on each disc.

Note:See product description for specific colors included on each disc

Shape Circular
Open Diameter 12" (30.5cm)
Folded Diameter 1/3 of working size
Surfaces White Translucent
Photoflex LiteDisc Diffuser Circular Reflector, White Translucent, 12" (30.5cm)
  • Carry Bag
  • Five Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    PhotoflexLiteDisc Diffuser Circular Reflector, White Translucent, 12" (30.5cm)
     
    4.6

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

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    • 4 Stars

       

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    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (8)
    • Durable (7)
    • Good color value (4)
    • Long-lasting (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Outdoors (6)
      • General purpose (4)
      • Macro (3)
      • Portraits (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (7), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      5.0

      Perfect for macro work

      By Jojoclick

      from Raleigh NC

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Outdoors

        Comments about Photoflex LiteDisc Diffuser Circular Reflector, White Translucent, 12" (30.5cm):

        I use this to diffuse the sun on bright sunny days and some cloudy days. It is perfect for small subjects like flowers and plants. It folds up nicely and can be inserted into the thing it came in but also a tight pocket or camera bag. The only funny thing is it pops out really fast but you get used to that after the 2nd time. I recommend this for any macro or "tiny landscape" photographer.

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        4.0

        Diffuser/Reflector

        By gingersnaps

        from Newark, DE

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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        Pros

        • Durable
        • Good Color Value
        • Lightweight
        • Serves 2 Purposes In One
        • Small Size Storage Pouch

        Cons

        • Droops A Bit In Clamp

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Low Light
        • Outdoors
        • Portraits

        Comments about Photoflex LiteDisc Diffuser Circular Reflector, White Translucent, 12" (30.5cm):

        Use it with Wimberely Plamp to hold it over or near subject. Some have mentioned its loud noise when it pops open; yes, it does make a surprisingly loud noise, but knowing that, one can just restrain it a bit as it opens. It's a non-issue in my book. Like the fact it twists down to such a small size and has its own storage pouch that I hang on the outside of my photo pack so its always handy. Only issue I've discovered with it is that it droops a bit in the Plamp - its circumference cant be super stiff and also flexible enough to twist down in size. Easily dealt with however with a little quick adjustment to its position.

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        5.0

        Nice Product

        By sandipan

        from India

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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        Pros

        • Durable
        • Good Color Value
        • Lightweight
        • Long-Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Portraits
          • Special Events

          Comments about Photoflex LiteDisc Diffuser Circular Reflector, White Translucent, 12" (30.5cm):

          Convenient size; useful little tool for light through or bounced light; found useful mainly for macro photography at this size. Solid construction; good quality professional product; Compact size; easy to carry arround; comes with a nice light weight and zippered carry pouch.

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          4.0

          Good quality but LOUD when opening

          By She-Hu

          from Central Okla., Tornado Alley

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

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          Pros

          • Durable
          • Highly Portable Packable
          • Lightweight
          • Powerful

          Cons

          • Noisy When It Opens

          Best Uses

          • Outdoors
          • Wildflowers - Harsh Light

          Comments about Photoflex LiteDisc Diffuser Circular Reflector, White Translucent, 12" (30.5cm):

          This is a very well made product, very robust -- but so much so that when it opens it's with a very loud POP ! That's not a problem for wildflower shooting in mid-day sun, but could very well be problematic with more mobile wildlife....

          I had expected the frame would be thinner, flimsy, more like the expandable auto shades, but it's probably 1/2' thick and strong, which opens it with such force that results in the resounding POP of the fabric when it opens fully.

          Otherwise, I would rate it 5 stars.

          Easy to fold up and fits nicely in the carrying case after being used, unlike some products that NEVER fit back into their case once they've left the factory.

          This review applies to both the 12" and 22" product.

          Looking forward to using these in the hot noonday sun, should we ever see that again.

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          4.0

          Careful when you open it

          By She-Hu

          from Central Okla.

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Lightweight
          • Long-Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Outdoors
            • Portraits
            • Special Events

            Comments about Photoflex LiteDisc Diffuser Circular Reflector, White Translucent, 12" (30.5cm):

            I bought both the 12" and 22" for shooting wildflowers in harsh light conditions. Looks like a great product and well made but the "pop" noise it makes when opening is loud enough to startle me -- and any nearby animals.

            I expected it to be more like the collapsable auto window shades with a thin frame (and quieter!) but it's very robust. The loud noise made when opening is the only reason I didn't rate it 5 stars.

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            4.0

            Good deflector

            By Color-Junkie

            from South Carolina

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Macro
              • Outdoors

              Comments about Photoflex LiteDisc Diffuser Circular Reflector, White Translucent, 12" (30.5cm):

              Nice, small deflector useful for macro shots.

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              5.0

              Just the thing

              By TMB

              from Hudson, WI

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              Pros

              • Durable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors
                • Macro
                • Outdoors

                Comments about Photoflex LiteDisc Diffuser Circular Reflector, White Translucent, 12" (30.5cm):

                This is just the perfect size for my macro work, softening harsh mid-day light. Well built and does the job. Folded up, it easily goes in a large pocket.

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                5.0

                Very High Quality

                By NikonTom

                from Cedarburg, WI

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Good Color Value
                • Long-Lasting

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use

                  Comments about Photoflex LiteDisc Diffuser Circular Reflector, White Translucent, 12" (30.5cm):

                  Photoflex simply has excellent quality materials and construction. Always open and close easily...and most importantly...stay flat when opened.

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                  5.0

                  Simple and Effective

                  By JeffL

                  from Chester County, PA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                  Pros

                  • Flexible
                  • Good Color Value
                  • Good price value
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Harsh Light
                    • Macro

                    Comments about Photoflex LiteDisc Diffuser Circular Reflector, White Translucent, 12" (30.5cm):

                    So simple yet so effective. You'd be hard pressed to find another piece of equipment in this price range that would improve your pictures this much.

                    I bought both the gold/silver reflector and the white translucent. I use them primarily for photographing flowers and other small subjects (mushrooms, bugs, frogs, etc). They allow me to keep shooting, even when the lighting conditions are not ideal.

                    The white translucent reflector serves as a diffuser. It changes strong harsh light into soft even light without ruining the directional component. When collapsed, it is small and weighs almost nothing, so it's easy to take along anywhere. This size is perfect for my use, but if you intend on shooting larger subjects (e.g.: people), then you might want to choose a larger size.

                    Using this with the silver/gold reflector gives me complete control and greatly increases my opportunities to shoot, and the quality of the results.

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                    5.0

                    Real handy item

                    By Bruce

                    from Raleigh, N.C.

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                    Pros

                    • Pros Portable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Photoflex LiteDisc Diffuser Circular Reflector, White Translucent, 12" (30.5cm):

                        Diffuser is compact, easy to tote and works well with the McClamp. It's also a hoot to refold.

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