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Mola Opal Diffusion Glass (7.125")

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Mola Opal Diffusion Glass (7.125")

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This Mola Opal Diffusion Glass (7.125") softens and diffuses a Mola reflector's light output allowing you to effectively feather it off. It is compatible with all Mola reflectors.

Mola Opal Diffusion Glass (7.125")
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    MolaOpal Diffusion Glass (7.125")
     
    4.6

    (based on 14 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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      (1)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Attaches securely (7)
    • Good color value (6)
    • Durable (5)
    • Long-lasting (4)
    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portraits (10)
      • General purpose (4)
      • Indoors (4)
      • Outdoors (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (8), Semi-pro photographer (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (13)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      A must for any Mola

      I have a Mola Demi silver and Mola Euro with Profoto D1 and B1. Let me tell you a couple of things:

      1- The glass is tempered glass not regular...Read complete review

      I have a Mola Demi silver and Mola Euro with Profoto D1 and B1. Let me tell you a couple of things:

      1- The glass is tempered glass not regular glass so It can withstand the higher temps of modeling lamps + high power flash firing. hence its high cost, I think it could be little cheaper but making it yourself in a glass shop costs almost half without the needed hooks.

      2- I bought the opal glass for the Mola Demi and when comparing the both dishes, Demi with glass and Euro without, the light hot spot of the Euro its really a problem without the Opal, if you don't have the frosted dome for the D1 then you have a big useless reflector worth almost 900usd! So its like having a Ferrari without gas. If you on the other hand have the frosted dome worth $160+ then you probably don't need this as much, and if you dont have the dome but have this opal stacked with the metal pad then the Mola will act as a true BD and not just a reflector, so even if you don't have a dome yet it will still work as a BD. Soo many ppl, say bad things when they try Mola for the first time because they try it without a head with frosted dome and or opal glass so the light will not bounce around inside the Mola surface and leave the dish but rather go straight out like a big Zoom reflector.

      3- If you want to feather the light, you need to place it as close as the light dome as possible without overheating the head, the head dome or flash tube must NOT be visible or you will get a harsh light instead of a feathered light, the min distance is like a thumb width, if you place it too close it will overheat the lamp and the glass "big problem" and it will ding a bell when fired.

      4- If you don't have this and you don't have the frosted dome, then you need to use the white sock and feather the light, cause without one of these two accessories, its an expensive reflector.

      Bottom line: its a MUST otherwise buy the frosted dome x2 more expensive or you will have a really expensive round soft box.

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      Not worth the cost

      Not worth the cost

      Not worth the cost

      Reviewed by 14 customers

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      5.0

      Opal Diffusion Glass is great!

      By Daniel Jenkins

      from Los Angeles, CA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Good Color Value

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Portraits

        Comments about Mola Opal Diffusion Glass (7.125"):

        Easy to install. Compatible with all Mola reflectors. Comes with mounting hardware. I love the quality of light with my Setti.

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        • No

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A must for any Mola

        By Andres

        from Colombia

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Durable
        • Long-Lasting

        Cons

        • Its Glass So It Breaks

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Outdoors
        • Portraits

        Comments about Mola Opal Diffusion Glass (7.125"):

        I have a Mola Demi silver and Mola Euro with Profoto D1 and B1. Let me tell you a couple of things:

        1- The glass is tempered glass not regular glass so It can withstand the higher temps of modeling lamps + high power flash firing. hence its high cost, I think it could be little cheaper but making it yourself in a glass shop costs almost half without the needed hooks.

        2- I bought the opal glass for the Mola Demi and when comparing the both dishes, Demi with glass and Euro without, the light hot spot of the Euro its really a problem without the Opal, if you don't have the frosted dome for the D1 then you have a big useless reflector worth almost 900usd! So its like having a Ferrari without gas. If you on the other hand have the frosted dome worth $160+ then you probably don't need this as much, and if you dont have the dome but have this opal stacked with the metal pad then the Mola will act as a true BD and not just a reflector, so even if you don't have a dome yet it will still work as a BD. Soo many ppl, say bad things when they try Mola for the first time because they try it without a head with frosted dome and or opal glass so the light will not bounce around inside the Mola surface and leave the dish but rather go straight out like a big Zoom reflector.

        3- If you want to feather the light, you need to place it as close as the light dome as possible without overheating the head, the head dome or flash tube must NOT be visible or you will get a harsh light instead of a feathered light, the min distance is like a thumb width, if you place it too close it will overheat the lamp and the glass "big problem" and it will ding a bell when fired.

        4- If you don't have this and you don't have the frosted dome, then you need to use the white sock and feather the light, cause without one of these two accessories, its an expensive reflector.

        Bottom line: its a MUST otherwise buy the frosted dome x2 more expensive or you will have a really expensive round soft box.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Essential Light Modifier

        By Notorious T.I.G.

        from Toronto, ON

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Portraits

          Comments about Mola Opal Diffusion Glass (7.125"):

          Just a bit more diffusion for the Mola dish

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          • No

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          5.0

          important accessorie

          By Benoit

          from Los Angeles

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Securely

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Portraits

            Comments about Mola Opal Diffusion Glass (7.125"):

            use it with Elinchrom tubes since they are not coated with any diffusion.

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            5.0

            A Mola Must-Have

            By Hecky

            from Aliso Viejo, CA

            Comments about Mola Opal Diffusion Glass (7.125"):

            If you shoot with flash heads or mono lights without frosted glass domes, this is a great addition to your beauty dish. Especially if you let the light fall on your background. I use it stacked on top of their stock PAD.

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            5.0

            Great accessory

            By SFS

            from MS

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Securely
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Glass

            Best Uses

            • Portraits

            Comments about Mola Opal Diffusion Glass (7.125"):

            Adds a softer touch to the Mola. I don't plan on removing it. It's glass so it's breakable, but as long as you are careful installing it there is no problem.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Looking for versatility in lighting?

            By Photone Photography

            from Toronto, Canada

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Color Value
            • Versatility

            Cons

            • Expensive

            Best Uses

            • Portraits

            Comments about Mola Opal Diffusion Glass (7.125"):

            It is not a must have accessory. However, it gives you a lighting option for how stronger hot spot do you want. It might be more than optional if your strobe does not have a frosted glass. If it does (like Profoto or PCB Einstein) and if you diminish or your hot spot disappear (like it does with a conventional beauty dish) keep it in the front of the deflector.The beuty of Mola is that it gives you options in terms of lighting. And, the opal glass is one of them. Another positive attribute is that it does this without changing the colour temperature.I did not test if it is breakable easily. I hope not : )

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            1.0

            Not worth the cost

            By joe

            from Detroit

            Verified Buyer

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              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Mola Opal Diffusion Glass (7.125"):

                  Not worth the cost

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                  • No

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                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Marvelous modifier!

                  By Cee Flash

                  from New York U.S.A.

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Color Value
                  • Lightweight
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors
                    • Outdoors
                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Mola Opal Diffusion Glass (7.125"):

                    Used in conjunction with Mola aluminum deflector.

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                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Even smoother

                    By Zac

                    from Ireland

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Mola Opal Diffusion Glass (7.125"):

                      The opal glass smooths and softens the light, its now almost permanently attached to my Euro. The stabilizing ring is a must have.

                      Hint : once the clips are installed you can easily swap to the PAD. Just unbend one of the clips, slide the glass out and slide the PAD in to replace it. This takes about 10 seconds...

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                      5.0

                      Icing on the cake

                      By budrowilson

                      from TN

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Beautiful Diffusion

                      Cons

                      • Fragile

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Indoors
                      • Outdoors
                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Mola Opal Diffusion Glass (7.125"):

                      I actually like the results produced by the Mola Demi with the stock P.A.D. in place. However, I view the opal diffusion glass as the "icing on the cake." The cake's great on its own, but the icing tops it off quite nicely.

                      The diffusion glass reduces the hot spot in the center and creates a more even core of light. It's kind of a pain to install (as you have to disassemble the complete P.A.D., but once it's on, you'll probably never want to take it off.

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                      4.0

                      Hard to get, but worth the wait!

                      By Longbdrdr

                      from Bellaire, TX

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Securely
                      • Good Color Value

                      Cons

                      • Hard to get

                      Best Uses

                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Mola Opal Diffusion Glass (7.125"):

                      I wanted this disk for use with my Mola Demi. I couldn't be happier. Having the disk attached smooths out the center spot and enhances Mola's already stellar light quality. I just wish they weren't so hard to get!(4 stars) I should have ordered two. One for now and one for when I get my next Mola, so I'm not waiting forever. One other thing. THESE ARE GLASS! If you travel with your Mola's, I would highly recommend a good case. I also attach my grid to the front of my Demi to protect the diffusion disk. Mola recommends removing the disk when traveling, but it's kind of a pain putting it back on. Besides, regular removal only heightens the chance you'll break it when reattaching it.

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                      5.0

                      A Needed Accessory

                      By Trapman

                      from New Hampshire

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use
                        • Indoors

                        Comments about Mola Opal Diffusion Glass (7.125"):

                        The included PAD is OK, but the opal glass insures a nice, clean disbursment of light with no "hot" spots! Should've been included with the original purchase...but there you go...more $$ if you want what you want! Not totally necessary! But I thought it was worth the expense, given the difference in light quality! You may think differently!

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                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        A must have for any Mola

                        By twsp

                        from St. Joseph, MI

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Pros

                        • Attach Securely
                        • Durable
                        • Long-Lasting

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Mola Opal Diffusion Glass (7.125"):

                            The addition of this opal glass made my Demi perfectly smooth, no more hot spot in the center from the OEM supplied perforated aluminum disc. It's not cheap, but it's real glass and worth every penny.

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