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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

    Best Uses

    • Outdoors (7)
    • Indoors (5)
    • Low light (3)
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      • 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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        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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          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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                    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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