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PhotoflexLiteDisc Oval Reflector, Soft Gold/White Opaque, 41 x 74" (104 x 188cm)
 
3.5

(based on 10 reviews)

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good power output (4)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Outdoors (7)
  • Indoors (5)
  • Low light (3)
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    • Pro photographer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Nice warm tones

This is a great reflector, the soft gold adds a very nice warm tone to the fill light. Most gold reflectors are too yellow, the nice thing about the Photoflex soft gold is...Read complete review

This is a great reflector, the soft gold adds a very nice warm tone to the fill light. Most gold reflectors are too yellow, the nice thing about the Photoflex soft gold is that it is subtle.

The only drawback to the 41x74 is that it is very large and difficult to handle if it is windy. A round reflector is a stiffer and easier to hande in windy conditions.

The great thing about the 41x74 is that it is a BIG reflector and can fill a large area. This reflector really kicks light into the shadows.

This is a reflector to fill out your kit, after you have a medium and large round.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

You need patience and a good assitant

I use this product for on-location shoots. I also have Photoflex light frame/panel products and neither are particularly easy to deal with. The built-in frame in these is flimsy and makes it very...Read complete review

I use this product for on-location shoots. I also have Photoflex light frame/panel products and neither are particularly easy to deal with. The built-in frame in these is flimsy and makes it very hard to control in the wind. I understand completely the other reviewers and their comments on folding it up. There is a secret to it but you have to be patient to learn. Spend some time with it on a carpeted floor and learn the unique combo used to get it to fold down - it will work, I promise. Don't have someone else help you - put one end on the ground then push and twist down from the top.
Overall while wouldn't necessarily recommend this to someone, until I find something else better, the reflective qualities of the fabric serve my purposes and it will do.

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5.0

Great Reflector

By Joe

from Washington, DC

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Outdoors
    • Portraits

    Comments about Photoflex LiteDisc Oval Reflector, Soft Gold/White Opaque, 41 x 74" (104 x 188cm):

    Great for full length shots. For its size, it folds up and stores easily.

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    5.0

    Perfection!

    By Kittimianka

    from Santa Cruz, CA

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors
      • Low Light
      • Outdoors
      • Portraits
      • Special Events

      Comments about Photoflex LiteDisc Oval Reflector, Soft Gold/White Opaque, 41 x 74" (104 x 188cm):

      So far I have been using circular reflectors for my photo shoots, but after I saw someone else use this much longer and oval reflector, it really was as if I had seen "the light." This reflector covers a models' whole body and it is ideal for lighting 2-4 people. Depending on the setting I use just the white side, and sometimes the soft gold. Those are both very good options. I also love the fact that it is so easy to collapse and it doesn't take up a lot of space when it's back in its case. I think this is a must for all portrait and wedding photographers.

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      • No

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      2.0

      Good idea gone wrong!

      By Doctor Mikey

      from Boston, MA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Flimsy
        • Harsh Color

        Best Uses

        • Indoors

        Comments about Photoflex LiteDisc Oval Reflector, Soft Gold/White Opaque, 41 x 74" (104 x 188cm):

        At this size the metal band is not strong enough to hold it flat. Also the soft gold side is too reflective (models have a very difficult time not squinting when you point this at them) and for my tastes, it is still too "gold" adding more warmth than what looks natural for outdoors.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Great Reflector, Slightly Over-Priced

        By Edward Wayne

        from Austin, TX

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Low Light
            • Outdoors

            Comments about Photoflex LiteDisc Oval Reflector, Soft Gold/White Opaque, 41 x 74" (104 x 188cm):

            This is a great reflector, but, for the money, I feel like the material that covers the spring-steel frame could have been a little bit heavier. I feel like that will be the first thing to wear out.

            I think that some reviews have slightly exaggerated the dificulty of folding this reflector. While it is difficult, it's never taken me more that a couple of minutes to get it done. But I'm sure those two minutes can feel like a frustrating eternity if you're in a hurry. I should add that I've never bothered to read any instructions on how to fold it and I've only used it on one shoot so far. I think that it's going to get easier to fold after I use it a few more times.

            It's relatively large even after being folded and I can't fit this one into the same bag that I carry my other, large round reflectors in.

            This is the first "full length" reflector that I've used and I have to say that I really like it. It makes it much easier to get light onto the subject, even in relatively low-light conditions. There's not as much "aiming" involved as with smaller reflectors. I also found it easy to prop it against a tree since I was working last time without an assistant. Windy conditions would make that improbable however.

            Overall, its a really great reflector but I feel that it's slightly over-priced. Since I don't have any other reflectors in this size-range, I can't really make a comparison though.

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            5.0

            Great product

            By Chris

            from Pretoria , South Africa

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attach Securely
            • Durable
            • Good Color Value
            • Long-Lasting
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors
              • Low Light
              • Outdoors

              Comments about Photoflex LiteDisc Oval Reflector, Soft Gold/White Opaque, 41 x 74" (104 x 188cm):

              I use the Litedisc oval reflector for weddings&portaiture
              It just give the right balance of gold&silver reflection
              Great for full length porraits

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              3.0

              You need patience and a good assitant

              By ToddinNN

              from Newport News, VA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Portable

              Cons

              • Difficult
              • Flimsy

              Best Uses

              • Low wind
              • Outdoors

              Comments about Photoflex LiteDisc Oval Reflector, Soft Gold/White Opaque, 41 x 74" (104 x 188cm):

              I use this product for on-location shoots. I also have Photoflex light frame/panel products and neither are particularly easy to deal with. The built-in frame in these is flimsy and makes it very hard to control in the wind. I understand completely the other reviewers and their comments on folding it up. There is a secret to it but you have to be patient to learn. Spend some time with it on a carpeted floor and learn the unique combo used to get it to fold down - it will work, I promise. Don't have someone else help you - put one end on the ground then push and twist down from the top.
              Overall while wouldn't necessarily recommend this to someone, until I find something else better, the reflective qualities of the fabric serve my purposes and it will do.

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              (0 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Don't buy this

              By doogiebklyn

              from Brooklyn, NY

              Pros

                Cons

                • Low Quality

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Photoflex LiteDisc Oval Reflector, Soft Gold/White Opaque, 41 x 74" (104 x 188cm):

                  What's the point of using this when it's impossible to fold it up??? I would rather assemble an entire room with [...] furniture.There must be a better way, then trying to get this oval to fold up into a circle. Seems like I'm not the only one who feels that way either.

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                  (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  Hard to fold up

                  By Matt T

                  from Salt lake, UT

                  About Me Professional

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                  • Too Focused

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Indoors
                  • Outdoors

                  Comments about Photoflex LiteDisc Oval Reflector, Soft Gold/White Opaque, 41 x 74" (104 x 188cm):

                  I used for location work.
                  Stopped using it because the thing will never fold up right. I can get other round reflectors to fold instantly but this never will. Spend 30 min each time and never fold correctly. It's to huge it's really to much of a bother to take with me so now it just sits in a corner.

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Nice warm tones

                  By photoman

                  from Vancouver, BC, Canada

                  About Me Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Color Value
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors
                    • Outdoors

                    Comments about Photoflex LiteDisc Oval Reflector, Soft Gold/White Opaque, 41 x 74" (104 x 188cm):

                    This is a great reflector, the soft gold adds a very nice warm tone to the fill light. Most gold reflectors are too yellow, the nice thing about the Photoflex soft gold is that it is subtle.

                    The only drawback to the 41x74 is that it is very large and difficult to handle if it is windy. A round reflector is a stiffer and easier to hande in windy conditions.

                    The great thing about the 41x74 is that it is a BIG reflector and can fill a large area. This reflector really kicks light into the shadows.

                    This is a reflector to fill out your kit, after you have a medium and large round.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Wonderfully large, easy to fold

                    By JP

                    from Ohio

                    About Me Casual user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Big
                    • Easy to fold up and carry
                    • Flat
                    • Great color combination

                    Cons

                    • Almost too big to hold
                    • Cost

                    Best Uses

                    • Portaiture

                    Comments about Photoflex LiteDisc Oval Reflector, Soft Gold/White Opaque, 41 x 74" (104 x 188cm):

                    Very flat, easy to fold up after a few tries, fantastically huge flat reflective surface.

                    White/Soft Gold is the BEST team for portraits in my opinion.

                    Almost too large to hold without the litedisc holder. (at least for extended periods of time)

                    Probably big enough to use for an upper body shot of two people, or a full body shot of one.

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