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This Impact 20" Beauty Dish Reflector Kit by B&H is comprised of the Impact 20" Beauty Dish with a deflector, diffusion sock and a honeycomb grid. The kit was put together to provide photographers with a creative means to augment this unique light shaping tool.
The Beauty Dish offers a bridge between a softbox and an umbrella that yields 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 included deflector that bounces the flash's direct output backwards, filling the shallow dish and casting a wide beam of soft light forward. This reflector renders natural-looking round catchlights in the subject's eyes rather than square or rectangular ones.
For a bit more control afix the provided grid to the Beauty Dish for increased directionality and spill light management. The grid gathers the light output into a large soft spot that allows you to create intricately lit background details and painterly effects.
Yet another kind of light is available by removing the grid and slipping on the Diffusion Sock. This gives the dish a wider angle of coverage and softer detail while it masks the deflector which might be seen in the catchlights in extreme closeups.
Note: The Beauty Dish requires separate purchase of an adapter for use.
Impact 20" Beauty Dish Reflector
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
Impact 40° Honeycomb Grid for 20" Beauty Dish Reflector
The beauty dish reflector is a legendary light shaping tool popularized by fashion and portrait photographers. This Impact 40° Honeycomb Grid for 20" Beauty Dish Reflector alters the shape and light output of the reflector by tunneling the light forward into a narrower 40° beam. The grid offers slightly increased contrast, directionality and spill light control. It's an ideal tool for achieving Rembrandt-like lighting effects.
Impact 22" Diffuser Sock
This Impact Diffuser Sock is a heat-resistant (see note), 22" nylon fabric light softener ringed with strong elastic for a snug fit around metal strobe head reflectors. In addition, it is also ideal for use with 20 and 20.5" diffusers. The diffuser softens the light output and reduces it by 1 stop.
Diffuser Socks are stackable, offering the opportunity to increase the diffusion effect while reducing the light output.
Note: Intended for use on flash heads or fluorescent sources. Do not use on continuous hot light sources.