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ProfotoZoom Reflector 2
 
4.4

(based on 9 reviews)

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Pros

  • Lightweight (8)
  • Attaches securely (6)
  • Durable (6)
  • Good power output (4)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General purpose (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (4), Semi-pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    5.0

    Great build

    By Maxboy

    from Canada

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use

      Comments about Profoto Zoom Reflector 2:

      If you tried the last generation of reflectors by Profoto, you'll enjoy this new level of quality.

      It's bigger (which can be a con, because standard sized grids will not fit in. You have to buy the grids for Zoom Reflector 2).

      As soon as you pick it up, you see the overall quality. I use it with a profoto B1.

      Light spread: 105° at position 10, 75° at position 7 and 35° at position 6.

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      4.0

      I would buy this product again.

      By Brian Adams

      from Alaska

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use

        Comments about Profoto Zoom Reflector 2:

        I bought the Zoom Reflector 2 for my Profoto D1 kit. It works great, it's easy to use and even adds about a half stop more light to my subjects. I will probably get another one. Grids pop in easy. The only thing is you have to make sure to get the correct grid, the first one I bought was too small, I assumed all Profoto grids would be universal. My fault. Lastly, for the price, some sort of carrying case, would have been nice to get with it.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Nice and versatile reflector

        By thefrenchguy

        from Hilton Head Island, SC

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Durable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Anywhere

          Comments about Profoto Zoom Reflector 2:

          Work extremely well and very versatile since I can change the effect on the light pattern from narrow to wide without any spectral effect. The only thing is the price and the fact that it does not come with a case or a padded bag to protect it. At that price, a protective/carrying case should be included. Would have given it 5 stars if it was not for the hefty tag price.

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          5.0

          Does its job!

          By Sparks

          from San Mateo, Ca.

          About Me Photography Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Securely
          • Durable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Indoors
            • Low Light
            • Night Time
            • Outdoors
            • Portraits
            • Special Events

            Comments about Profoto Zoom Reflector 2:

            Easy to use and handle. Secures firmly onto your lighting head.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Simply wonderful.

            By fred

            from santa cruz

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use

              Comments about Profoto Zoom Reflector 2:

              it does the job.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Much improved.

              By TP

              from Los Angeles

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Indoors
                • Low Light
                • Night Time
                • Outdoors
                • Portraits
                • Special Events

                Comments about Profoto Zoom Reflector 2:

                I've used these reflectors when renting Profoto kits recently and loved the improved quality of light over the old style zoom reflector especially when used as a direct source of light. The light is crisper, more specular, and the output is about 1/2 stop brighter. So I was definitely happy when these reflectors came with my purchase of an Acute kit and saved me $400+ on trying to swap the old for the new. But even if they didn't, I would buy them anyway, because they're that good.

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                2.0

                Designed to make money off you

                By Max

                from Tokyo

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • 7" grids don't fit
                • expensive

                Best Uses

                • Fashion Photography

                Comments about Profoto Zoom Reflector 2:

                Has all the benefits reported by others, but sorry Profoto, you don't get five stars for designing a product which only takes slightly non-standard size grids. You can buy a set of 4 grids from other brands for much less than a single Profoto grid. The Profoto grids aren't any better, but Profoto designs their reflectors to be slightly larger so that the other brands don't fit.

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                5.0

                Control Light

                By R Hale

                from Port Matilds, Pennsylvania

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Profoto Zoom Reflector 2:

                    I use this reflector on the Profoto 600R monolight because it will take the grid. I needed to narrow the light. It does just what it says it will do.

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                    5.0

                    the logical progression

                    By jowaha

                    from New York, NY

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Pros

                    • Convenient Interface
                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                    • expensive

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Profoto Zoom Reflector 2:

                      Pros: Aside from the smoother falloff compared to the original zoom reflector and eliminating the donut-hole effect seen with the original at some positions, the new reflector takes grids without the hassle of a grid holder or barndoors. If you own the old Profoto grids for the zoom reflector barndoors, they will also fit on this reflector (7" grids do not fit, however).

                      Cons: A little expensive, but for the convenience it's probably worth it.

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