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ProfotoZoom Reflector 2
 
4.6

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (15)
  • Attaches securely (14)
  • Lightweight (14)
  • Long-lasting (7)
  • Good power output (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • General purpose (10)
  • Indoors (7)
  • Portraits (7)
  • Outdoors (6)
  • Night time (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (12), Semi-pro photographer (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (18)

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Great product

Great product highly recommended !

Great product highly recommended !

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Designed to make money off you

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...Read complete review

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

Profoto Quality

By Prime Lens Rob

from Las Vegas, NV

Verified Buyer

Comments about Profoto Zoom Reflector 2:

It's easy to use and I have no complaints. You get what you pay for. Feels tuff and durable. Step up or shut up.

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5.0

Must Have Accessory

By Tom F

from Philadelphia PA

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attaches Securely
  • Durable
  • Great Light Output Ctrl
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Size Can Be Tough To Pack

Best Uses

  • Indoors
  • Low Light
  • Night Time
  • Outdoors
  • Portraits

Comments about Profoto Zoom Reflector 2:

Really easy to setup and use. Has a great feel to and seems really durable. The light output was tested on the B2 and it really aided in controlling and light. The ability to add the grids quickly made it the perfect modifier for me.

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  • No

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5.0

Good product, overprice

By Michelle Nu Yen

from Westminster, CA

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General Use
    • Indoors
    • Night Time
    • Outdoors
    • Portraits

    Comments about Profoto Zoom Reflector 2:

    Does exactly what I want

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Well made

    By Treehouse

    from NY

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Indoors
      • Portraits

      Comments about Profoto Zoom Reflector 2:

      Well made and works very well. Zoom feature useful too. I sometimes use the grids with it which give a lot of control.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Excellent High-Quality Product

      By Valerie Provost

      from Montreal, QC

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use

        Comments about Profoto Zoom Reflector 2:

        As with any Profoto product, quality, performance and consistency is what they have built their name on. A lot of complaints on the price, but realistically, Profoto consistency and performance save time in shooting and post.

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        • No

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        4.0

        good as expected

        By drzr

        from los angeles, ca

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Durable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Profoto Zoom Reflector 2:

            a little overpriced, but of good quality and easy to use!

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            • No

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            5.0

            Excellent and versatile

            By Corey

            from Broomfield, CO

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Securely
            • Durable
            • Lightweight
            • Long-Lasting
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Profoto Zoom Reflector 2:

                I have used this in outdoor bicycle racing at the Velodrome, in a cross-fit gym and in baseball (practice). This reflector proved to be the most useful and versatile across applications: a grid to spotlight indoors and open face for baseball. Both were fantastic.

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                3.0

                Effective

                By David from Charleston

                from Charleston, SC

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Securely
                • Durable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Outdoors

                  Comments about Profoto Zoom Reflector 2:

                  This is a solidly built reflector that "zooms" by sliding along the strobe's body so that the angle of light is modified. When the reflector is mounted near the business end of the strobe, the light spread is much narrower than when the reflector is mounted further down the strobe's body. This makes the reflector useful for outdoor work or for lighting a backdrop, because you can put the light where you need it. Your strobe seems more powerful and your light more dramatic when you have versatility in controlling light spread and aren't wasting light where it isn't wanted or needed. The reflector mounts onto B1/D1 series strobes using Profoto's usual Profoto snap lock, just like their speedring.

                  For further light control, Profoto grids can be placed in this zoom reflector. They are held snugly with a spring clip on the grid's edge, and removable via a pull tab.

                  The reflectors are nicely designed and well built, but shockingly expensive (minus 1 star). I wish Profoto made it easy to mount gels on B1/D1 strobes in some more elegant way than taping gels in place (minus a 2nd star).

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                  5.0

                  Big improvement!

                  By KW

                  from Florida

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Profoto Zoom Reflector 2:

                      After owning the original profoto zoom reflector the zoom 2 is a big improvement. No need for an additional adaptor for a grid and the shape of the reflector seems to produce better light. Great buy.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Good Product. Highly Recommend.

                      By Scott the Wedding Photog

                      from Edmond, OK

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about Profoto Zoom Reflector 2:

                      Does exactly what it says. It's a good product and one I won't mind carrying around in my gear. I highly recommend it to other pro photogs.

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                      • No

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                      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      I am now a huge Profoto fan.

                      By James

                      from Orlando, Florida

                      Comments about Profoto Zoom Reflector 2:

                      This is a great addition to my pro photo collection. Now I would love to get one more of these. They're great for lighting a subject from behind and is even better when you have the grid to go along with it. These are nice and simple to use.

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                      5.0

                      Versatile

                      By Alan

                      from Redmond, WA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Profoto Zoom Reflector 2:

                          As with all Profoto modifiers, this is expensive, but well worth the cost. Great control over light is possible with the zoom, and the build quality is great.

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                          5.0

                          Sturdy equipment

                          By John

                          from Atlanta

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attaches Securely
                          • Durable
                          • Long-Lasting

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • General Use
                            • Indoors
                            • Portraits

                            Comments about Profoto Zoom Reflector 2:

                            Profot makes great stuff. The downside is the expense, but I know that I will be getting a durable product that functions as it should. It is well built.

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                            • No

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                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Great product

                            By .isaacimage

                            from Toronto, Canada

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attaches Securely
                            • Durable
                            • Lightweight
                            • Long-Lasting
                            • Powerful

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Profoto Zoom Reflector 2:

                                Great product highly recommended !

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                                • No

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                                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                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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                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  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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                                      • No

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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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                                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          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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                                            • No

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