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Profoto Glass Dome for D1 and B1 Monolights - Frosted

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Profoto Glass Dome for D1 and B1 Monolights - Frosted

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This Profoto Glass Dome for the D1 and B1 Monolights protects the flashtube of the D1 without affecting the color or intensity of the light.

This dome snaps into place over the flashtube assembly.

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ProfotoGlass Dome for D1 and B1 Monolights - Frosted
 
4.4

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attach securely (8)
  • Durable (8)
  • Good color value (6)
  • Attaches securely (5)
  • Lightweight (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General purpose (10)
    • Indoors (5)
    • Portraits (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (11), Semi-pro photographer (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (15)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Works as expected

    Utilizing the glass domes on the D1's helps many of the Profoto lighting modifiers perform more as expected (less hot spots on all soft boxes)

    A must for the longer...Read complete review

    Utilizing the glass domes on the D1's helps many of the Profoto lighting modifiers perform more as expected (less hot spots on all soft boxes)

    A must for the longer 1x6 strip box and the beauty dish as well. The beauty dish has a much more pleasant and expected output with domes in place rather than utilizing the built in reflector of the D1's in my opinion.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Increases Light Spread, but Cumbersome

    The quality is superb, the price is ridiculous, but it is ProFoto. This should have been included with the D1 heads. It does what it is supposed to do - spreads out the...Read complete review

    The quality is superb, the price is ridiculous, but it is ProFoto. This should have been included with the D1 heads. It does what it is supposed to do - spreads out the light more, especially in a beauty dish. I haven't done scientific comparisons, but the quality of the light is more pleasing.

    It is a pain, however. You have to remove for travel (I don't think there are protective caps) and either replace the frosted cover or leave the flash tube and modeling lights exposed. Fiddling with the clips to get the frosted cover on and off is tedious and requires a slim screwdriver. Leaving the bulbs exposed carries some risk.

    Would have given four stars if the price was 40% lower. Can't give five stars to an accessory that really just fixes a design flaw.

    Reviewed by 19 customers

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    5.0

    Essential accessory for D1/B1

    By Alan

    from Redmond, WA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Profoto Glass Dome for D1 and B1 Monolights - Frosted:

        The dome changes the quality of light dramatically, and the results are much better when using the dome with a beauty dish. I use this with the B1 and a mola demi dish, and the combination is unbeatable.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        cool

        By NC Photo

        from Greensboro, NC

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use

          Comments about Profoto Glass Dome for D1 and B1 Monolights - Frosted:

          Works great, but Profoto should have made it like this in the first place

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Good, but wider than the pro dome.

          By bedwardsphoto

          from New York, NY

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Securely
          • Lightweight
          • Long-Lasting

          Cons

          • Size

          Best Uses

            Comments about Profoto Glass Dome for D1 and B1 Monolights - Frosted:

            This really makes the D1 very close to the light quality of a Pro head. However, the width of this dome is bigger than the Pro head dome. In most instances that doesn't make a difference, but I ran into a problem fitting it into the profoto adapter for an Elinchrome Octa 74". The small silver reflector on the adaptor has a diameter too small for this dome. I had to remove the reflector from the adaptor to be able to use this with the Octa. I saw no change in light quality after doing this however, so in the end I was happy.

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            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Increases Light Spread, but Cumbersome

            By Chiefgeek

            from Chicago, IL

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Beauty Dish
                • Large Softbox
                • Octabank
                • Portraits

                Comments about Profoto Glass Dome for D1 and B1 Monolights - Frosted:

                The quality is superb, the price is ridiculous, but it is ProFoto. This should have been included with the D1 heads. It does what it is supposed to do - spreads out the light more, especially in a beauty dish. I haven't done scientific comparisons, but the quality of the light is more pleasing.

                It is a pain, however. You have to remove for travel (I don't think there are protective caps) and either replace the frosted cover or leave the flash tube and modeling lights exposed. Fiddling with the clips to get the frosted cover on and off is tedious and requires a slim screwdriver. Leaving the bulbs exposed carries some risk.

                Would have given four stars if the price was 40% lower. Can't give five stars to an accessory that really just fixes a design flaw.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Pricey but worth every penny!

                By NW NJ Wedding Photographer

                from Franklin, NJ

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Securely
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Pricey

                Best Uses

                • Indoors
                • Low Light
                • Night Time
                • Outdoors

                Comments about Profoto Glass Dome for D1 and B1 Monolights - Frosted:

                When I first purchased my B1, the light was somewhat flat with just the glass plate. However, when I switched it out and replaced it with the frosted glass dome, I noticed a considerable difference in the quality of light! Contrary to what others have said, I found replacing the glass plate with this to be quite simple!!

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                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Recommended!

                By Sparks

                from San Mateo, Ca.

                About Me Photography Student

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Securely
                • Durable
                • Lightweight
                • Powerful

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Profoto Glass Dome for D1 and B1 Monolights - Frosted:

                  Does not come with directions on how to install. You have to refer to your strobe manual for installation procedures. It is easy to install. A must have when using profoto beauty dish. There is a big difference when used without it!

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                  • No

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Must have

                  By Slick Rick

                  from Brooklyn,NY

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Good Color Value

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use
                    • Indoors
                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Profoto Glass Dome for D1 and B1 Monolights - Frosted:

                    The light output was also 6/10 of a stop higher than with the glass dome.

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                    • No

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                    (9 of 30 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Pointless

                    By Vman

                    from cleveland, oh

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • None

                    Cons

                    • Pricey poor value

                    Best Uses

                    • None

                    Comments about Profoto Glass Dome for D1 and B1 Monolights - Frosted:

                    Save yourself the trouble and [$]. The difference in light spread between this and the glass on large softboxes is only 1/5 a stop while hotspot produced by d1 air is over a stop brighter than edge. These monolights can't be used with anything but umbrella PERIOD.

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                    • No

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                    (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Works well

                    By Hugowolf

                    from Virginia

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attach Securely

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Profoto Glass Dome for D1 and B1 Monolights - Frosted:

                        I use these on D1 heads to broaden the dispersion angle so that large softboxes are evenly filled. I don't find them necessary for small boxes. They are totally over priced, but there are no alternatives.

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                        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Works as it should

                        By LA Bill

                        from Santa Clarita, CA

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Great with modifiers

                        Cons

                        • Installation is slow

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use

                        Comments about Profoto Glass Dome for D1 and B1 Monolights - Frosted:

                        Overpriced, should be about 39 bucks, but thats Profoto and I guess I think it is worth it. Otherwise typical impeccable Profoto quality. Improves D1 light quality with Soft Boxes and is mandatory for Beauty Dishes. Works nicely bare in large spaces (similar to bare bulb but softer).

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        A must but difficult to install

                        By B

                        from Australia

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attach Securely
                        • Durable
                        • Good Color Value

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • General Use

                          Comments about Profoto Glass Dome for D1 and B1 Monolights - Frosted:

                          A must for even light distribution with light shapers. A little awkward to install and take off. Needs a travel cap so you can leave it on. This should be included in the price of the D1 lights.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Glass Dome

                          By Justcozz

                          from Oregon

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attach Securely
                          • Good Color Value
                          • Powerful

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • General Use

                            Comments about Profoto Glass Dome for D1 and B1 Monolights - Frosted:

                            I use this in my Profoto D1 1000 Airs for my 5' Octabox. It is by far superior light compared to the glass plate. The thing about this product is that it's hard to find and I have 4 D1s and only 1 Glass Dome!

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Great accessory!

                            By arteisfoto

                            from Windsor, ON

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attach Securely
                            • Durable

                            Cons

                            • Pricey

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors

                            Comments about Profoto Glass Dome for D1 and B1 Monolights - Frosted:

                            It gives a better spread of light. I like how easy is to install too! I bit too expensive in my opinion and I am starting to wonder if I purchasing a name brand more than anything else, but still the quality is superd.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Difficult to Install

                            By C

                            from Omaha

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Good Color Value

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • General Use

                              Comments about Profoto Glass Dome for D1 and B1 Monolights - Frosted:

                              The Profoto domes are a must for even light distribution. Only two issues I found were that it is awkward to install and once on the D1 there is no travel cap for the glass dome. Great when your going to have your lights set up for an extended period of time.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Must have for D1 Monolights!

                              By P. Love Photography

                              from Indianapolis, IN

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attach Securely
                              • Durable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Profoto Glass Dome for D1 and B1 Monolights - Frosted:

                                  I am not going to rate this poorly because Profoto decided not to include this standard with their expensive monolights.

                                  If you have the D1 monolights, buy this to make the light more even in softboxes, Magnum reflectors and beauty dishes.

                                  It is very well made and will last a lifetime!

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                                  • No

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                                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  works as advertised

                                  By solid77

                                  from Seattle, WA

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attach Securely
                                  • Long-Lasting

                                  Cons

                                  • Runs Hot

                                  Best Uses

                                  • General Use

                                  Comments about Profoto Glass Dome for D1 and B1 Monolights - Frosted:

                                  when using the larger profoto modifiers, this is required.

                                  be careful with overheating, this can crack the dome... make sure you leave some ventilation with prolonged modeling light usage with modifiers such as a softbox.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  awesome dome (if thats what you need)

                                  By ian

                                  from huntington beach, ca

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attach Securely
                                  • Good Color Value

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • General Use

                                    Comments about Profoto Glass Dome for D1 and B1 Monolights - Frosted:

                                    works great. just what you need if thats what youre looking for. great addition to softbox use with the D1's and also a necessary tool for a profoto beauty dish.

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                                    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Works as expected

                                    By MLP Scottsdale

                                    from Scottsdale, AZ

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Well made

                                    Cons

                                    • Normal Profoto Expensive

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Indoors

                                    Comments about Profoto Glass Dome for D1 and B1 Monolights - Frosted:

                                    Utilizing the glass domes on the D1's helps many of the Profoto lighting modifiers perform more as expected (less hot spots on all soft boxes)

                                    A must for the longer 1x6 strip box and the beauty dish as well. The beauty dish has a much more pleasant and expected output with domes in place rather than utilizing the built in reflector of the D1's in my opinion.

                                    Share this review

                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    it give more even light

                                    By jerman

                                    from singapore

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attach Securely
                                    • Durable
                                    • Good Color Value

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • General Use

                                      Comments about Profoto Glass Dome for D1 and B1 Monolights - Frosted:

                                      but it can not fit into my Elinchrom Profoto adaptor ring . I have to grind the adaptor 1-1.5mm width so that the glass dome can fit in nicely.

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