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Chimera Octa 2 Collapsible Beauty Dish (24")

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Product Highlights
  • Lightweight, Transportable
  • Use with or without Front Screen
  • Works with OctaPlus Speed Rings
  • Works with Versi Octa Speed Ring

Beauty dishes have been around a long time providing a unique mix of diffused light with a crisp edge. But the problem with these popular light-shaping tools was always transporting them, requiring outsized cumbersome cases. Chimera's Octa 2 Collapsible Beauty Dish changes all of that with a 24" lightweight source that folds up like a softbox.

You can use it in the classic mode with the included center bounce disc or without it for a harder bare bulb look. Add the included front diffuser and you've got a 2 foot OctaPlus lightbank with wrap-around light quality and circular catchlights. The 24" beauty dish uses standard OctaPlus speed rings or the Versi Octa speed ring for on-camera flash use.

Size 24" (61 cm)
Shape Octagon
Compatibility All strobes with optional Chimera OctaPlus speed rings
Camera flash units with a height of 4.5 to 7.5" (11.4 - 19 cm) base to middle of the reflector with Versi Octa speed ring
Removable Front Face Yes
Removable Interior Baffle Uses included bounce disc
Accepts Grids No
Requires Speed Ring Yes
Weight 1.0 lb (453g)
Chimera Octa 2 Collapsible Beauty Dish (24")
  • 24" Collapsible, Folding Octa 2 Beauty Dish body
  • Pre-curved Stainless Steel Poles
  • A Center Bounce Disc
  • Octa Plus Front Screen
  • Rear Closure For Use with Camera Flash
  • 5 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    ChimeraOcta 2 Collapsible Beauty Dish (24")
     
    5.0

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (3)
    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portraits (3)
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      5.0

      Easy to use

      By TxStateBobcat06

      from New Braunfels, Tx

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use

        Comments about Chimera Octa 2 Collapsible Beauty Dish (24"):

        Super sweet beauty dish. Compact, easy to set up.

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        5.0

        Well-made addition to Lighting Control

        By Danhowl

        from New York NY

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Storage
        • Durable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Complicated Assembly

        Best Uses

        • Beauty
        • Fashion
        • Outdoors
        • Portraits
        • Studio

        Comments about Chimera Octa 2 Collapsible Beauty Dish (24"):

        I don't know how I missed this when first announced. I had avoided beauty dishes due to storage and transport issues. The Chimera Octa 2 Collapsible Beauty Dish solves that problem cleanly and cleverly. I appreciated the high degree of build quality and materials in the collapsible lighting control. Internal baffle eliminates hot spot but can be removed for greater control. Lots of options with removable front screen and optional egg-crate grid. The real value is how compact the Octa 2 folds into carry pouch.

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        5.0

        Very nice light, easy setup

        By Earle

        from Longboat Key, FL

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Good Color Value
        • Lightweight
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Indoors
          • Low Light
          • Night Time
          • Outdoors
          • Portraits
          • Special Events

          Comments about Chimera Octa 2 Collapsible Beauty Dish (24"):

          I'm always looking for a lighter kit for beach work. So far I've used the Octa 2 twice -- once indoors and once at the beach. It provides pleasing light and nice coverage. It's easy to set up though the nature of the product would mean more wear and tear than a softbox box one would set up and leave alone. That's not a knock on durability but it is a concern. Chimera itself is a joy to work with. Turns out that with Elinchrom lights one needs special shorter rods and they were sent to me post haste.

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          5.0

          Impressive Light

          By Rob

          from Salisbury, MD

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Portraits

            Comments about Chimera Octa 2 Collapsible Beauty Dish (24"):

            I use this with Canon 580 speedlights in a speed pro bracket from Cheetahstand and it is amazing. Would highly recommend!

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