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Impact 20" Beauty Dish Reflector

B&H # IMBD20 Mfr # BD-20
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You Pay: $124.00
Product Highlights
  • Soft but Crisp Light Quality
  • Offers Contrast and Texture
  • Natural Catchlights in Eyes
  • Optional Mounts for Most Studio Flash Brands

The beauty dish reflector is a legendary light shaping tool popularized by fashion and portrait photographers. This Impact 20" Beauty Dish Reflector lives up to its potential by offering a bridge between softboxes and umbrellas that yields a soft but crisp light with snappy contrast and a textural quality that flatters makeup on models and accentuates character in portrait subjects. The secret is a built-in deflector that bounces the flash's direct output backwards, filling the shallow dish and casting a wide beam of soft light forward. The Beauty Dish fits most major brands with the separate purchase of an adapter.

The Beauty Dish can also be used in combination with a diffuser sock or honeycomb grid, which allows for further modification of the light output.

Note! Beauty Dishes are not recommended for use with continues tungsten lights over 300 watts.

Features neutral white reflector
Ideal for fashion portrait photography
Combine with optional diffuser sock or honeycomb grid
Material Aluminum
Finish Black exterior, neutral white interior
Mount Most major brands (requires purchase of adapter)
Dimensions Diameter: 20" (51 cm)
Depth: 6" (15.2 cm)
Weight 2.65 lb (1.2 kg)
Impact 20" Beauty Dish Reflector
  • 1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    Impact20" Beauty Dish Reflector
     
    4.6

    (based on 5 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors (4)
      • Portraits (4)
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      5.0

      Great but bit heavy.

      By Mistykari

      from Boston, MA.

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Indoors
        • Low Light
        • Outdoors
        • Portraits

        Comments about Impact 20" Beauty Dish Reflector:

        It works great. Only con about this: It might be too bit heavy for my strobe head.

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        4.0

        Good for the price

        By EiNY

        from New York City

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Expendable
        • inexpensive

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Impact 20" Beauty Dish Reflector:

            This dish seems like reasonable value. I'm not sure how well it will take a beating on the road - my last dish (Paul C Buff 22") was flattened in the belly of a Delta jet. This one already shows signs of warping so the grid is an iffy fit and the black outer paint is coming off around the rim. That said, it works well enough and like all beauty dishes it's hard to pack and store securely without keeping it in a huge box so it's bound to get banged up but its not big money to replace.

            It's a little more specular than the Buff dish and consequently it delivers a little more punch - I quite like that but it's taking some time to bed in with my other gear.

            I chose the 20" because it was on sale, otherwise the obvious choice for me would be the 22" but the difference is barely noticeable - I don't think anyone could easily tell.

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            5.0

            Spot on

            By Steve

            from NJ

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Securely
            • Durable
            • Good Color Value

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors
              • Low Light
              • Portraits

              Comments about Impact 20" Beauty Dish Reflector:

              Great product, gives a different look from a soft box and very easy to assemble and use. Used with the honeycombe and diffuser they soak up a couple of stops.

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              4.0

              Great beauty dish

              By Shriyan

              from Tampa, FL

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Securely
              • Durable
              • Good Color Value
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Indoors
                • Portraits

                Comments about Impact 20" Beauty Dish Reflector:

                Great beauty dish. I'm using this with Elinchrom BX-Ri 500 lights.

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                5.0

                Nice light

                By Dukes

                from Royersford Pa

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors
                  • Night Time
                  • Outdoors
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Impact 20" Beauty Dish Reflector:

                  Haven't used it a lot yet but I do like the light it gives off. Especially with the grid.
                  Have a big dance event soon that I'll be using it more for some special effects.

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