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ImpactStrobros Beauty Dish Version II for On-Camera Flash
 
4.5

(based on 31 reviews)

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (22)
  • Lightweight (16)
  • Compact (14)
  • Durable (12)
  • Great picture quality (7)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (3)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (18)
  • Weddings (17)
  • Portraits (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (12), Semi-pro photographer (9), Photo enthusiast (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (27)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Professional lighting for amateur price!

I've seen people rave about Quantum's [$]Q-flash and the soft, directional quality of light it gives. But that's only because it uses a parabolic reflector to spread out the light, the same...Read complete review

I've seen people rave about Quantum's [$]Q-flash and the soft, directional quality of light it gives. But that's only because it uses a parabolic reflector to spread out the light, the same as this beauty dish does. But you only have to pay [$]!Seriously, this will give you professional lighting you can't get otherwise. I use it with a Canon 600 EX-RT flash and Canon 1Dx camera, so I don't buy low quality gear. But why spend more money than you have to?The advantage of a beauty dish over a soft box is that it is more directional with much less light fall off, while it spreads the light out more evenly than a straight flash. See the UNRETOUCHED examples below.The candid of the girl was taken about one foot away, yet the skin didn't wash out and looks natural. Also, enough light scattered to the background to keep it from going black, very important since the subject has black hair. Notice the soft shadows in the picture of the two women. You can't get those results with straight flash, not even with bounce light.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Very flawed piece of gear.

If you have read any reviews of this beauty dish casting a bad shadow in the middle of whatever you're shooting, take that to heart. It renders this item essentially useless. The shadow...Read complete review

If you have read any reviews of this beauty dish casting a bad shadow in the middle of whatever you're shooting, take that to heart. It renders this item essentially useless. The shadow in the middle is obvious. Which is the exact opposite of what one would by this for. I sent the manufacturer an email asking if there was a solution to the problem that I hadn't thought of.... that was 3 weeks ago, no response of any sort, which was another knock on that company that I had read over and over. Should have listened..... bad product and zero product support.

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4.0

Surprisingly good!

By ronrfoto

from Virginia

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy to Use
  • Great Picture Quality
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Ceo Portraits
    • Food
    • News
    • Still-life Product
    • Travel
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Impact Strobros Beauty Dish Version II for On-Camera Flash:

    So, this relatively inexpensive attachment really throws out a nice light. I use it for on the fly, grip and grin stuff. but if you do wireless/corded, it covers a plate/beverage nicely via arm length hand held for food photography. It's not really big enough to use as a beauty dish, but more of a directional beam of light off to the side.

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    5.0

    Beauty Dish Version II for Speedlight

    By Dad

    from Ottawa, Ontario CA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good price

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Studio Use

    Comments about Impact Strobros Beauty Dish Version II for On-Camera Flash:

    The product was ordered and arrived quickly.
    The dish was easy to attach to the speedlight I purchased 2 of them and used on 2 diff speedlights.

    I ordered 15 & 25 degree honey comb with the dish and I use it for rim lighting. They work very well.

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    5.0

    Espectacular

    By Oreamuno

    from west palm beach

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Great Picture Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Impact Strobros Beauty Dish Version II for On-Camera Flash:

      A decir verdad tenia mis reservas en cuanto a usar este pequeño disco en mi flash... pero sobrepaso mis expectativas. Deja una luz muy limpia y suaviza magníficamente las sobras.

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      5.0

      Great illumination for speedlights

      By Nazario

      from Yonkers,NY

      Comments about Impact Strobros Beauty Dish Version II for On-Camera Flash:

      Surburb for family gathering , birthday portraits and detail soft lighting

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      5.0

      Great kicker!

      By July Castle

      from Las vegas

      Comments about Impact Strobros Beauty Dish Version II for On-Camera Flash:

      Great for kicker light, creates beautiful vignettes on the background or for beauty looks on lips and eyes.

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      5.0

      Great value for money!

      By Saad

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Great Picture Quality
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Can Slip Off

      Best Uses

      • Artistic Nudes
      • Family Photos
      • Fashion
      • Video
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Impact Strobros Beauty Dish Version II for On-Camera Flash:

      This is a very good addition to any photographer's lighting kit on the go. The soft lighting attained with it adds a beautiful touch to every shot captured. There is a good variety of warm and neutral tones for light bouncing. Pros: It's very easy to install. The build quality is not bad either and at such a low price point, it is a very valuable addition to a new rig.Cons: The only con that I can see so far is the fact that it can slip off during use; especially if the camera is faced downwards. It does have velcro straps and rubber studs to help keep the unit in place but that can still cause it to slip off the front of the flash.

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      4.0

      Light weight flash diffuser

      By Bob

      from Cleveland Ohio

      Comments about Impact Strobros Beauty Dish Version II for On-Camera Flash:

      This is a nice item and it was easy to use and setup
      Well worth the money

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      5.0

      EASY TO INSTALL

      By BLUEFLASH

      from ESCONDIDO, CA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Bulky

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Impact Strobros Beauty Dish Version II for On-Camera Flash:

      ATTACH ON MOST FLASH UNITS

      USE AS BEAUTY DISH FLASH

      CENTER PIECE LOOSE, SWING WHEN FLASH NOT LEVEL.

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      5.0

      These really work very well!

      By WTMK

      from Ashland Ma.

      About Me Pro Photographer

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      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Impact Strobros Beauty Dish Version II for On-Camera Flash:

          Does soften the light and spreads it out the grids work very well to control the beam width

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          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great Beauty Dish

          By MFSTEW

          from Lancaster, SC

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Good Audio Quality
          • Great Picture Quality
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Impact Strobros Beauty Dish Version II for On-Camera Flash:

              Does a fantastic job on head shots! Dont expect to shoot anything other than a head shot though. The center of your shot will have a shadow from the center reflector! This device does not distribute light evenly on any shots wider than a head shot.

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              5.0

              Excellent flash modifier

              By crisderaud

              from Fresno, CA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Good value
              • Mounts Securely
              • Works well

              Cons

              • Bulky

              Best Uses

              • Fill flash
              • Studio Product Shots

              Comments about Impact Strobros Beauty Dish Version II for On-Camera Flash:

              I use this for fill flash on product/stock photography where objects are in front of a white background. The combination of this modifier plus Impact's Fluorescent Two-Floodlight Kit makes for a usable light system that brings consistently good results.

              It mounts easily and securely. The weight is not a problem when mounted on a tripod in a home studio.

              If you need a little bit of fill flash at a close distance this is a good purchase.

              This bounces the light rather than shooting it through a diffuser which gives you a more useable fill flash and better control of the direction.

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              5.0

              Works

              By bosox1963

              from Mass

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Impact Strobros Beauty Dish Version II for On-Camera Flash:

                Verified Buyer

                This is a great little beauty dish for when you are on the go and are using flash.

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                5.0

                Nice portable beauty dish

                By Mgalmo

                from Frederick, MD

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos

                  Comments about Impact Strobros Beauty Dish Version II for On-Camera Flash:

                  This is a great little beauty dish for when you are on the go and are using flash as a light source. Whether on camera or off, I was very surprised with the results.

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                  2.0

                  Very flawed piece of gear.

                  By audiotruth

                  from Destin, FL

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Center Shadow Is The Deal
                  • Poor Image Quality

                  Best Uses

                  • None

                  Comments about Impact Strobros Beauty Dish Version II for On-Camera Flash:

                  If you have read any reviews of this beauty dish casting a bad shadow in the middle of whatever you're shooting, take that to heart. It renders this item essentially useless. The shadow in the middle is obvious. Which is the exact opposite of what one would by this for. I sent the manufacturer an email asking if there was a solution to the problem that I hadn't thought of.... that was 3 weeks ago, no response of any sort, which was another knock on that company that I had read over and over. Should have listened..... bad product and zero product support.

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                  5.0

                  great Beauty Dish

                  By Hermosillo Fotografo

                  from Mexico, DF

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Impact Strobros Beauty Dish Version II for On-Camera Flash:

                  its ok Beauty Dish

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                  4.0

                  Easier than taking a studio with you.

                  By barakafour

                  from San Gabriel, CA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos

                    Comments about Impact Strobros Beauty Dish Version II for On-Camera Flash:

                    This dish provides a nice even light. It is very good for portraits.

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Surprisingly good

                    By Frank Z

                    from Buford, GA

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Impact Strobros Beauty Dish Version II for On-Camera Flash:

                      This little beauty dish packs a punch. I tried out a friend's and was very impressed with the output and the quality of light. I used it on camera and off with great results. When your out on location and can't pack a lot of gear, having this for your speed light really comes in handy. And for the price, its a no-brainer, I ordered mine right away.

                      The pros: inexpensive, light, and does a great job.
                      The Cons: The only negative I can say is I wish they'd include a diffusion sock for it, but with a sheet of paper towel or other translucent paper and a rubber band you can make your own that works very well.

                      It's a great addition to your speed light kit.

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                      5.0

                      Fun little light accessory

                      By Mary

                      from Parker CO

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Bulky

                      Best Uses

                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Impact Strobros Beauty Dish Version II for On-Camera Flash:

                      So far so good, takes some getting used to and I've only practiced on my kids and husband before taking it out for a real shoot. I like the dreamy look it creates on young skin, but I will say it brought out every possible blemish and wrinkle on my poor husband's face. So, depending on what you're going for, this spread out light nicely and is a great tool for the price.

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                      4.0

                      Pretty Good

                      By shyam nair

                      from Atlanta, GA

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Impact Strobros Beauty Dish Version II for On-Camera Flash:

                            Good value for money, fairly well put together, was able to get some good low key images.

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                            4.0

                            Great modifier in a pinch

                            By Jason A

                            from Mission, KS

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • Flimsy Construction

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Weddings/Events
                            • Wildlife Photos

                            Comments about Impact Strobros Beauty Dish Version II for On-Camera Flash:

                            I always carry my camera bag with me. In my bag i have a 430ex2 just in case I need to add some light to an image and the Strobros Beauty Dish is a compact way to carry a modifier with you. It is not the best product, but its compact size makes it a great accessory for your camera bag.

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