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Silver Softlight "Beauty Dish" Reflector for Profoto - 20.5"
 
4.8

(based on 9 reviews)

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Pros

  • Good color value (6)
  • Good power output (5)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Attaches securely (4)
  • Durable (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Outdoors (5)
  • Portraits (5)
  • Indoors (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (4), Semi-pro photographer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
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4.0

Profoto Silver "Beauty Dish"

By Bill

from Virginia Beach, VA

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attaches Securely
  • Good Color Value
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Expensive

Best Uses

  • Indoors
  • Outdoors
  • Portraits

Comments about Silver Softlight "Beauty Dish" Reflector for Profoto - 20.5":

Great light modifier as expected. Well built, but too expensive - the standard Profoto formula. If you can part with the cash, you won't be sorry. Two things of interest are (1) As between the silver dish or white dish, the silver produces harder / edgier light BUT with the addition of a diffusion "sock," it calms that light into a much softer look. So, with the silver dish, one can bring out both hard and soft light. The white dish produces lovely soft light....but can't produce the harder, edgier look of the silver. Silver dish = better value. (2) I wasn't" sure if I needed to purchase an extra Profoto speed ring in order to be able to affix the dish on to the B1 strobe. Turns out, you do not as the dish has the rubber mount on the back as part of the dish itself. Nice! Saves an additional $[$]expense. Gave four stars only because of the price. This dish is super nice, but for almost $400, I think Profoto takes advantage of those (me) who tolerate such expense because of our view that the B1 and/or B2 strobes are superior to other choices.

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5.0

Spectacular! Silver over White by a long shot!

By BradRankinStudio

from Kentucky

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General Use
    • Indoors
    • Outdoors
    • Portraits

    Comments about Silver Softlight "Beauty Dish" Reflector for Profoto - 20.5":

    The first Profoto Softlight reflector I owned was the white version, and when I finally went to replace it after 9 Years of service I took a gamble and got the silver. My reasoning was that the silver could easily mimmick the white with a diffusion sock, but give me more power on location, and a more focused spotlight effect that could be achieved with the white version.

    The results were amazing, the subjects almost seem to glow with this modifier, and IMHO it adds dimension to the fram that the white couldn't quite acheive. Couldn't be happier, this thing is my new best friend.

    You really cant go wrong with profoto, for those of you using newer heads, make sure to buy the dome adaptor, you absolutely need it, the built in reflectors on the newer flash units aren't compatible with this modifier. But donl;t fret you'll only need one Dome Modifier for your keylight.

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    5.0

    awesome light

    By Sparks

    from San Mateo, Ca.

    About Me Photography Student

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Durable
    • Good Color Value
    • Lightweight
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Indoors
      • Outdoors
      • Portraits

      Comments about Silver Softlight "Beauty Dish" Reflector for Profoto - 20.5":

      Silver dish for more contrasty lighting. It does its job and profoto always has amazing sturdy products.

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Amazing light, tremendous detail!

      By adguy31

      from Los Angeles, CA

      About Me Pro Photographer

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Color Value
      • Great Contrast
      • Powerful
      • Punchy Light

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors
        • Portraits

        Comments about Silver Softlight "Beauty Dish" Reflector for Profoto - 20.5":

        I absolutely LOVE this BD from Profoto. I took this on a shoot for an actress here in LA and for one set up this was the ONLY light used in a very tight, small location. It provided very punchy light with a smooth falloff.

        NOTE: This should be used on people with darker skin. If you are shooting people with pale skin then this may be too much and you have to switch to the White BD.

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        5.0

        Amazing and a must have

        By Eli Images

        from Denver, CO

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Portraits

          Comments about Silver Softlight "Beauty Dish" Reflector for Profoto - 20.5":

          I was trained with a specular beauty dish and I needed my own so this piece of equipment met every requirement and really sets my work apart from others. Great piece!!!

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Smoking hot

          By Caio Ferreira

          from Brazil

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Must have a case

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Silver Softlight "Beauty Dish" Reflector for Profoto - 20.5":

          Finally had the chance to buy this beauty. It is as important as a camera to a professional photographer. A must have.

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          4.0

          Crisp

          By Samuel

          from Los Angeles, CA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attach Securely
          • Durable

          Cons

          • Too Focused

          Best Uses

          • Outdoors

          Comments about Silver Softlight "Beauty Dish" Reflector for Profoto - 20.5":

          Great for an edgy look.

          Sharp and crisp light output. Definitely more of a portrait or fashion photo tool.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Love it!

          By Eric Michael

          from Brooklyn, NY

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attach Securely
          • Good Color Value
          • Long-Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Silver Softlight "Beauty Dish" Reflector for Profoto - 20.5":

              Perfect key light for head and shoulders but works full body as well. The light is Soft but still punchy and specular. Its expensive i guess, but everything profoto is. And as an investment, you wont need to replace it as long as you take care of it. its not built as heavy duty as the Broncolor dish, if it gets dropped it will bend and dent easily so be careful.

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              5.0

              the best light

              By jorgeo

              from bogota,colombia

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Outdoors

                Comments about Silver Softlight "Beauty Dish" Reflector for Profoto - 20.5":

                Is a really great light, is crispy and made really good high lights and skin brights

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