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LastoliteTriflector MkII Kit - White/Silver
 
4.3

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (17)
  • Consistent (12)
  • Easy to set up (12)
  • Reliable (9)
  • Good color value (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Portraits (14)
    • Photography (12)
    • Strobe lighting (8)
    • Artificial lighting (7)
    • Indoors (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (14), Semi-pro photographer (10)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (21)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Simple to use and very flexible

    This tool is perfect to create fill for portraiture. I used to use either a pop-out reflector that required someone to hold it in the right position (often bent or curved to apply fill...Read complete review

    This tool is perfect to create fill for portraiture. I used to use either a pop-out reflector that required someone to hold it in the right position (often bent or curved to apply fill to just the right place), or a large panel that was a pain to set up. The Trilite couldn't be easier to use, and it is very flexible, allowing you to position it right where you need it.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Might be better than higher priced item

    It is easy to aim the light and mold it with this unit.
    Assembling is a bit difficult in terms of getting the panels into the retainers.
    I think it's a...Read complete review

    It is easy to aim the light and mold it with this unit.
    Assembling is a bit difficult in terms of getting the panels into the retainers.
    I think it's a bargain in terms of a competitive unit listed at B&H which I would expect to be more sturdy in construction for the price difference.

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    1.0

    Flimsy for its cost.

    By Rabeiro Photography

    from Fort Lauderdale, Fl

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Poor quality
      • Shoddy Materials
      • Unreliable

      Best Uses

        Comments about Lastolite Triflector MkII Kit - White/Silver:

        The concept of this product is excellent, but for what they charge, the materials are incredibly flimsy and cheap. Rubber and plastic parts won't last long. For the cost of this product, you are better off buying a collapsable reflector or simply use foam core boards. I would have expected much better quality for this price. Unfortunately, I was too busy to return within the grace period and I am stuck with it. I wouldn't recommend this product.

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        4.0

        Nice product, over priced

        By The Budding Photographer

        from Jonesboro, GA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Photography
          • Portraits
          • Strobe Lighting

          Comments about Lastolite Triflector MkII Kit - White/Silver:

          I would give the product 5 stars but I think it's over priced. It's a fantastic product for headshots as well as quarter, half, and possible 3/4 length portraits in a studio setting. The arms work well and you get a very dynamic catch lights in the eye. I just know that it shouldn't be $[$] though, especially considering it doesn't come with a light stand, not even a cheaply made one. 120$ is really more like, but it does work very well.

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          5.0

          Excellent!

          By bullmoon

          from ATL

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Artificial Lighting
            • Photography
            • Strobe Lighting

            Comments about Lastolite Triflector MkII Kit - White/Silver:

            This thing is great - saw a video with Lyndsey Adler using one - took a while for it to come, but worth it. So easy to use and versatile.Watch the training vid on their WEB to get an idea of the uses - it gave us exactly the look we were after with almost zero effort.

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            1.0

            Not a good value for price

            By Michael

            from Owasso, OK

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Bad hardware choice
            • Bad reflector hardware
            • Cheap metal
            • Not good value

            Best Uses

            • Portraits

            Comments about Lastolite Triflector MkII Kit - White/Silver:

            This is not a well made piece of equipment. I would replace the rods with carbon fiber and make better reflector holders as the rubber holders are hard to position and the spacing seems a bit off. It would have been a better value if it came with its own stand and with a black bag versus the blue.

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            4.0

            Good Kit

            By AK-47

            from Minneapolis MN

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Artificial Lighting
              • Photography

              Comments about Lastolite Triflector MkII Kit - White/Silver:

              Have not got as much use out of this as I would have hoped for. I have found that shooting natural light is a lot more effictive for my style but, never the less this is a quality product. Would be nice if it came with a sand bag.

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              4.0

              Great product, not sure of durablility

              By Gideon

              from Boston, MA

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

              • Short Lifespan

              Best Uses

              • Artificial Lighting
              • Photography
              • Portraits
              • Strobe Lighting
              • Weddings

              Comments about Lastolite Triflector MkII Kit - White/Silver:

              It's versertile, can be used in and out of the studio

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              5.0

              awesome reflector

              By atokiekidd

              from michigan

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Artificial Lighting
                • Photography
                • Portraits
                • Strobe Lighting

                Comments about Lastolite Triflector MkII Kit - White/Silver:

                i use this for headshots, love the catchlight from it.

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                5.0

                A must have tool for beauty photography!

                By Andrea Acailawen

                from Florida

                About Me Pro Photographer

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                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Incredibly Versatile
                • Lightweight
                • Light weight
                • Reliable
                • Well made

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Beauty Photography

                Comments about Lastolite Triflector MkII Kit - White/Silver:

                This is an essential tool for beauty photography. It allows you to provide essential fill, easily shapable to suit a wide variety of different looks. It's light weight, easy to transport, very versatile and sets up/breaks down easily. The catchlights in the eyes are much nicer than from a single assistant-held reflector, as well. Best of all, it leaves your assistant free to do other things than reflector duty. Bonus!

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                5.0

                Fantastic tool for headshots!

                By Bob

                from Milford, CT

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Off camera flash
                  • Photography
                  • Portraits
                  • Strobe Lighting

                  Comments about Lastolite Triflector MkII Kit - White/Silver:

                  I am a headshot photographer and love this reflector. I can drop one side down or the other to add or subtract shadow detail depending on the look I want of if it's a male or female.

                  It assembles easily, and I took an old 8' lightstand that was in my studio and stored it in the nice carry bag that holds the reflector system. Now, all I need is my main light and I'm ready for any situation.

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                  4.0

                  Nice Light

                  By Shaun

                  from Glenview, IL

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Nice light

                  Cons

                  • Difficult setup

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Lastolite Triflector MkII Kit - White/Silver:

                    Upgrade the mounting pieces for the reflectors to make them quicker and easier (especially in front of clients) and this product can go to 5 stars.

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                    4.0

                    Great concept

                    By 6ixgun

                    from Phoenix, AZ

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Pros

                    • Great concept
                    • Works awesome

                    Cons

                    • A bit bulky
                    • Easily moved by wind

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors
                    • Studio or No Wind Outside

                    Comments about Lastolite Triflector MkII Kit - White/Silver:

                    Overall this is a great product, it was pretty well thought out and it is VERY useful for creating exception light with headshots. Seems a little expensive for what you get, but on the other hand, it does something few other reflectors do. Handle it with care and it will last a long time.

                    I'd give it a 5, but it is a little larger than I thought it was going to be, and that makes it pretty difficult to use outside if there is even a hint of wind.

                    In the studio though, best tool yet I've seen for shaping light under a model's head to prevent dark eye sockets and chins.

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                    4.0

                    Love it

                    By Explorer

                    from Cedar Rapids, Iowa

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Color Value

                    Cons

                    • Flimsy

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors

                    Comments about Lastolite Triflector MkII Kit - White/Silver:

                    Works great for head shots, especially b/w portraits.

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                    4.0

                    great but need to throw in a stand

                    By ninhja man

                    from Space City Houston

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Flimsy
                      • Weak

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors

                      Comments about Lastolite Triflector MkII Kit - White/Silver:

                      great. does what it advertise. but for [$] need to include a cheapo stand. c'mon man!!!!

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                      5.0

                      Great product!

                      By Leo K

                      from Toronto

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Photography
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Lastolite Triflector MkII Kit - White/Silver:

                        Portable. Great for headshots and gives consistent results.

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                        5.0

                        Works as advertised!

                        By Ed Lee

                        from Virginia Beach

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Easy to set up
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • None

                        Best Uses

                        • Photography
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Lastolite Triflector MkII Kit - White/Silver:

                        I shoot a lot of headshots and will truly delve into portraiture now that I have a system that can add the lighting required to provide full coverage. The triflector works as advertised and I'd gladly recommend it to anyone looking to better their portraits and headshots.
                        Ed

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                        5.0

                        Knew it was what I needed

                        By Vanity Era . com

                        from Houston, Texas

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Good litepanel replacemnt
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • None

                        Best Uses

                        • Artificial Lighting
                        • Photography
                        • Portraits
                        • Small space reflections
                        • Strobe Lighting

                        Comments about Lastolite Triflector MkII Kit - White/Silver:

                        From the time I received the triflector to the first shoot I tried it on, I have been impressed and very satisfied. Its strong and when used with a boom can be very handy in many situations. I recommend this unit for any professional photographer or videographer.

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                        5.0

                        One of the most essential tools

                        By Papi chulo

                        from PA

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Photography
                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Lastolite Triflector MkII Kit - White/Silver:

                          My main focus if you will is head shot photography. I can not believe how much my photos have improved since I got this apparatus, alone with a nice 50mm f1.8 lens!
                          Easy to use, panels are sturdy and have double sided (white and silver)
                          You have to be careful how close you set it up or you will get the reflection in the eyes. Paramount if you are using natural light!

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                          5.0

                          Incredibly Powerful tool!

                          By Bent Light

                          from OBX,NC

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent
                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Artificial Lighting
                            • Photography
                            • Portraits
                            • Strobe Lighting

                            Comments about Lastolite Triflector MkII Kit - White/Silver:

                            I use this in my studio on a daily basis. I find that the catch lights this reflector allows really help images to "pop"! I have tried other similar reflectors and even made a couple using car sun blocker/reflectors but this is by far the quickest lightest set up.
                            I'm always impressed by Lastolites' quality of build. Since purchasing this reflector I have invested in a Lastolite pop-up background.... I really enjoy how easy they are to use! Great quality!

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                            5.0

                            Great for Headshots...almost a must!

                            By Anton Albert Photography, Inc.

                            from Solon, Ohio

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent
                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                            • Panel adjusts slowly

                            Best Uses

                            • Portraits

                            Comments about Lastolite Triflector MkII Kit - White/Silver:

                            I purchased the Triflector MK II after reviewing photos on Terry White's Blog. The Triflector MK II has 3 panels that adjust independently from each other. The results are truly spectacular. I shoot my headshots with an 85mm F1.8 lens between f2.8 and f3.5 giving a shallow depth of field. The Triflector MK II gives the skin a glow that is gorgeous for beauty shots.

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                            4.0

                            As advertised

                            By Mike

                            from Virginia

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy Setup
                            • Lightweight
                            • Portable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Beauty lighting
                              • Headshots
                              • Portraits

                              Comments about Lastolite Triflector MkII Kit - White/Silver:

                              I have only owned the triflector for a short time. I have set it up and used it with both a Beauty Dish and then a Large Softbox as the key light. (essentially a clam shell setup). Very nice beauty effect - another neat thing to do is remove one of the side reflectors from the equation by simply swiveling it down and out of the way - this gives you a more dimensional light by allowing for more shadow on one side. I like the portability if offers and plan to use this on location shoots, etc. It can also be used with window lighting.

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