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ProfotoWhite Softlight "Beauty Dish" Reflector (20.5")
 
4.8

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (12)
  • Lightweight (12)
  • Strong construction (10)
  • Reliable (9)
  • Packs small / compresses (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Portraits (12)
    • Indoors (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (12), Semi-pro photographer (5)
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    5.0

    Sick, beautiful light

    By Grant Perry

    from Virginia Beach, VA.

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portraits

      Comments about Profoto White Softlight "Beauty Dish" Reflector (20.5"):

      The light is phenomenal when coupled with Profoto B1's.

      My only criticism? Priced way too high. But, quality is what should be expected from a Profoto product.

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      4.0

      Profoto is overpriced

      By Maxboy

      from Quebec, CA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Great Skin Result
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Overpriced

      Best Uses

      • Portraits

      Comments about Profoto White Softlight "Beauty Dish" Reflector (20.5"):

      Without a doubt, Profoto offers great products.But this time, it's obvious, you pay for the quality, but you pay for the name as well. Their products are overpriced.4 Stars because the product is perfect, but when you open the box, you pull out a light weight reflector and you think about the $ you spent.I would recommend this product for the build quality, but if you are on a budget, i'm sure you can find a better option.

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      5.0

      Profoto beauty dish

      By Molly K.

      from Omaha, NE

      Comments about Profoto White Softlight "Beauty Dish" Reflector (20.5"):

      Fantastic lighting tool! I use this light modifier all the time with more than excellent results.

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      5.0

      Well built product

      By Iceman

      from Oklahoma City, Okla

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Long-Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors
        • Portraits

        Comments about Profoto White Softlight "Beauty Dish" Reflector (20.5"):

        Using on my Profoto D-1 lights. Attaches securely. You'll want a light stand that supports the added weight.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Profoto beauty dish

        By Big H

        from Naples Florida

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Portraits

          Comments about Profoto White Softlight "Beauty Dish" Reflector (20.5"):

          Best built gear in the world

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          • No

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          5.0

          great light in a small package

          By Ron the photographer

          from Orange County, CA

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Securely
          • Great in confined areas
          • Great light quality

          Cons

          • A little expensive
          • Hard to Transport

          Best Uses

          • Indoors
          • Outdoors
          • Portraits

          Comments about Profoto White Softlight "Beauty Dish" Reflector (20.5"):

          Great light quality that overides the expense

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          • No

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          5.0

          great reflector

          By jwestfall

          from Jacksonville, fl

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • No real con

          Best Uses

          • Portrait studio

          Comments about Profoto White Softlight "Beauty Dish" Reflector (20.5"):

          great portrait reflector. gives a soft light, with a more classic round reflection in the eye.

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          4.0

          A beauty...

          By Vizualiz

          from NYC

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attach Securely
          • Good Color Value

          Cons

          • Flimsy

          Best Uses

          • General Use

          Comments about Profoto White Softlight "Beauty Dish" Reflector (20.5"):

          The white paint on the inside of the reflector is very delicate and is easy to damage.
          If you are buying/using this with the D1, be sure to get the glass dome or your subject will end up with an undesirable dark spot in the center.

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          5.0

          Gold!

          By B

          from Australia

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Profoto White Softlight "Beauty Dish" Reflector (20.5"):

              Completely fantastic product, it rarely comes off my heads.

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              5.0

              Amazing light shapher !

              By tomis4ever

              from Los Angeles, CA

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Pack
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

              • Pricy

              Best Uses

              • Portraits

              Comments about Profoto White Softlight "Beauty Dish" Reflector (20.5"):

              I use this beauty dish mainly for beauty shoots. The light falls from it very smoothly. The contrast between shadows and mid-tones is soft. No harsh spots or destructed details. Worth the price.

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              5.0

              My go to modifier.

              By scottmlacey[@]

              from Boston, MA

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Pack
              • Reliable
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

              • Pricey

              Best Uses

              • Editorial
              • Portaiture
              • Portraits

              Comments about Profoto White Softlight "Beauty Dish" Reflector (20.5"):

              This is a must have modifier for anyone using Profoto equipment. The build is great and can take a 10ft fall with only minor chips on the interior white coating. If using with the D1's make sure you buy the glass dome otherwise you will be disappointed with the center dark spot. Picking up the 25 degree grid makes the light all the more useful when trying to control it and get ready to drop some dough on a Tenba softlight case for transporting it.

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              5.0

              Nice dish

              By paulswetland[@]

              from Los Angeles, CA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Pack
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Portaiture

                Comments about Profoto White Softlight "Beauty Dish" Reflector (20.5"):

                Headshots

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                • No

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                5.0

                wonderful tool to have!

                By Ben

                from Pennington, NJ

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Profoto White Softlight "Beauty Dish" Reflector (20.5"):

                    I know ahead of a shoot what my light is going to be

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great modifier

                    By Photo Tom

                    from Northern Colorado

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Pack
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Reliable
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Profoto White Softlight "Beauty Dish" Reflector (20.5"):

                      Excellent build and beautiful light combine to make this a great addition to my lighting. I have used it with the 7B and Acute 2400 packs with great results. Well worth the investment.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Great product!

                      By eggfactory

                      from Ontario, Canada

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                      • Bulky
                      • expensive

                      Best Uses

                      • Still life

                      Comments about Profoto White Softlight "Beauty Dish" Reflector (20.5"):

                      This reflector is great. I've tried it on still life's and it makes everything natural looking, with form and great highlights too. I think I do feel that I paid a little too high of a price for what the product really is. I usually buy only top of the line equipment and I can tell when something came out of a production line... but I guess that's just how it is. I still have to try it on portraits which I think will do this coming weekend.

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                      5.0

                      GREAT PRODUC

                      By MIKE

                      from WESLACO, TX

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                      • Bulky

                      Best Uses

                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Profoto White Softlight "Beauty Dish" Reflector (20.5"):

                      Just used this dish and I am impressed with the amount of light and softness in the images are! I used it with a fashion grey backdrop and the results are fantastic! Although a little pricy, it does what its supposed to do, and have no regrets.

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                      4.0

                      An interesting dish.

                      By Ian

                      from Huntington Beach, CA

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Pack
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                      • Extra parts may be needed

                      Best Uses

                      • Fashion
                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Profoto White Softlight "Beauty Dish" Reflector (20.5"):

                      What they don't tell you is that if you have Profoto D1 lights you need a glass dome for your light head to get the dish to work as expected. If you don't use the glass dome you get a huge dark spot in the middle of the light. light readings further away from the center actually increase as you move out a bit. However the dome fixes all of these problems... but for an additional $150 bucks...

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                      5.0

                      Great Product!

                      By Stephanie

                      from Sarasota FL

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Close -ups

                        Comments about Profoto White Softlight "Beauty Dish" Reflector (20.5"):

                        Use with ProFoto lighting. Love the beauty dish. This is a must for fahsion, tabletop, studio lighting.

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                        5.0

                        Beautiful Light

                        By Matt

                        from Sydney, Australia

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Pack
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Beauty
                          • Fashion
                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Profoto White Softlight "Beauty Dish" Reflector (20.5"):

                          Fantastic tool for creating great light. This dish has quickly become my favourite modifier, and I tend to use it more than softboxes. The light is soft and flattering close to the subject, but has a little more edge when pulled further back.

                          Easy to setup, and get onto the head. I highly recommend the 25° grid to help cut down the bleed and change the fall of the light nicely.

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                          5.0

                          The best beauty dish of my life

                          By [@]

                          from Los Angeles, CA

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Profoto White Softlight "Beauty Dish" Reflector (20.5"):

                              nothing to complain about this wonderful product by Profoto!

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