Impact Folding Beauty Dish (Silver, 40")

Impact Folding Beauty Dish (Silver, 40")

Impact Folding Beauty Dish (Silver, 40")

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Product Highlights

  • Silver Interior w/ Deflector Disc
  • Classic Beauty Dish Light Quality
  • Ideal for Portrait or Event Photography
  • Collapsible Fiberglass Frame
  • Sets up and Folds down in Seconds
  • Lightweight and Easy to Transport
  • Supplied with Impact/Bowens Speed Ring
  • Optional Adapters for Most Strobes
  • Includes Removable Front Diffuser
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Interior Color: Silver

Silver White

Diameter: 40"

28" 34" 40"

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Impact FBD-S-40 overview

  • 1Description

The 40" Impact Silver Folding Beauty Dish provides a solution for photographers who love the signature light quality of these modifiers, but are frustrated by the transport options available with traditional metal reflectors. This Impact beauty dish sets up in seconds while shooters with traditional reflectors are still pulling their dish units out of cumbersome cases.

Made for strobes, monolights and monolight-shaped LEDs, the beauty dish features a silver interior for maximum output and a crisp, cool quality of light. An integrated fiberglass frame and a metal inner deflector bounces the direct light output backwards and distributes it across the broad flat arc of the dish. If you want to soften the punchy look of the beauty dish further, you can simply slip on the included cap-style front diffuser.

A favorite of portrait and fashion shooters, beauty dishes are usually used quite close up, where the flattened light wraps around the subject while bringing out details in makeup and clothing. The octagonal shape renders natural looking catchlights in the eyes of the model that are not possible with rectangular softboxes. Used up close, this large size covers full length single or small group shots routinely seen in catalogs.

The Folding Beauty Dish comes with an Impact/Bowens S-Type adapter for the many brands that use this mount. It can be easily swapped out with adapters available for most major brands. A soft case is included.

Beauty Dish Light Quality
Impact's Folding Beauty Dish provides soft but crisp light ideal for groups, events or portrait photography
The beauty dish is compatible with many brands of monolight strobes, studio strobe heads, and monolight-style LED lights, and other dedicated speed rings are also available
If a beauty dish adapter is needed, one is easily installed, as this dish is designed so that no tools are needed for fast and simple operation
Portrait and Event Photography
Ideal for shooting portraits or events such as weddings, proms, or corporate events on location
Fast Setup and Breakdown
The beauty dish comes fully assembled with an integrated fiberglass frame that locks firmly into position in seconds and folds quickly to a compact size after the shoot
The light weight and compact size make transport effortless
Fiberglass Frame
The integrated and durable fiberglass frame and fabric construction help to prevent the folding beauty dish from losing its shape; even after bumps or impacts
Front Diffuser
For a softer lighting effect, the removable front diffuser is easily attached to the outer edge of the beauty dish
Carrying Case
The convenient fabric carrying case protects the beauty dish from dust and moisture during transport
UPC: 847628586390
In the Box
Impact Folding Beauty Dish (Silver, 40")
  • White Front Diffuser
  • Removable Touch-fastener Strap
  • Beauty Dish Adapter for Impact Monolights, Bowens, Travelite, Cowboy, Interfit Stellar, JTL, Photoflex, Rime Lite, Westcott Flash Heads
  • Carrying Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Impact FBD-S-40 specs

    Shape Octagon
    Interior Silver
    Accepts Grids No
    Requires Speed Ring / Adapter Yes, Bowens S Mount Included
    Removable Front Face Yes
    Removable Interior Baffle No
    Dimensions : 39.5 x D: 9.5" / : 100 x D: 24 cm
    Weight 3 lb / 1.4 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 4.4 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 23.307 x 8.898 x 5.433"

    Impact FBD-S-40 reviews

    Folding Beauty Dish (Silver, 40") is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 26.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Light Modifier! Excellent light quality and very portable. I used this product for shooting a video and was very pleased with the light quality. It fit perfectly on my CooLED 50 light. This combo served very well as a single light source adding to the ambient light. I followed up the next day with a studio head shot portrait shoot, replacing the metal beauty dish to see how this one at a fraction of the cost would do. It actually (in my opinion) produced a better quality of light with the advantage of the beautiful hex-octal catch lights instead of the rectangular catch lights of a soft box. The light seems to be in between that produced by a soft box and a standard beauty dish. Great buy!
    Date published: 2016-08-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Makes a difference I needed an improvement for my Impact monolightthe shoot-through umbrella light seemed too harsh, giving too strong of highlights and too strong of shadows. The Impact folding beauty dish seemed to be a good solution for me. My studio gets set up in my family room and put away after each session. The folding beauty dish was pretty easy to set up- fit right on the light with no additional hardware needed. It was even easier to put away and store. The images had exactly the light I was looking for. I've just had my first session with it- hopefully it will be durable and last through many more shoots.
    Date published: 2016-03-28
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from The largest of my new collection of lighting tools! = I use this folding beauty dish for a quick setup and for travels when shooting with my Profoto D1 Air monolight(s) and bringing the actual Profoto beauty dish proves cumbersome for the particular occasion. This particular size is like a Large out of the three sizes they make, so I use it especially if I'm planning to have a larger falloff as compared to the smaller sizes they have to offer, for more cropped-in shots. What I like about this folding beauty dish is that it's a tool for beautiful lighting that you can easily travel with and easily setup. It shapes light beautifully as a beauty dish does with a very easy set up and without having to lug around a large, metallic bowl that Captain America would probably use if it was made out of Vibranium/Adamantium. It comes with a carrying bag and a diffuser for the front (as it should), and a free mount for Bowens. I use Profoto, I just had to buy the Impact Beauty Dish Adapter for Profoto Flash Heads to make it fit and now I'm having fun. I will be honest and say that I think what could be useful is if it had a zippered opening on the side to assist the mounting process. Especially for this larger beauty dish, it can be difficult for someone with less arm reach to mount this thing if they have to reach around. Luckily for me, that's not a problem. This is a size Large for this line of products and I think the medium is already in need of that zippered opening. Overall, this a great addition to my travel kit. I have one of each size of these, along with one of each type of Westcott's 7' parabolic umbrellas, as well as their Rapid Box octaboxes for Profoto. =
    Date published: 2016-08-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow!....super easy to set this Just had one day of portrait shooting under my belt with this new light modifier and I have to say..I love it. Easy to set up, offers amazing light for portraiture. 10 out of 10 so far!!
    Date published: 2016-06-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easiest Modifier to Set Up, to Use, and to Carry on Location I shoot portraits, boudoir, glamour and fashion and my favorite modifier out of all the umbrellas, softboxes, and reflectors that I own has always been a beauty dish. The flattering wrap around quality of light is perfect for any portraiture work. When I'm on location, however, I found it impractical to transport a large, bulky dish, even with assistants working with me. I am so pleased that I came across this Impact folding beauty dish at B&H. It folds compactly and travels easily, taking up not much more space than an umbrella and much less space than a large softbox. The set up is quick and effortless. It takes less than a minute to unfold, expand the braces and attach it to my light's bowens mount. I don't think it can be any simpler. The dish is solid and the materials appear to be durable unlike the delicate ribs of an umbrella when exposed to wind. For the price, less than a fraction of what I've paid for metal beauty dishes, this is a tremendous value. I wish I had bought several for use in studio. My only gripe is that the removable diffuser doesn't attach with Velcro for a more secure fit.
    Date published: 2016-03-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great! I love the way this works. It sets up very quickly and works beautifully. The included diffuser fits nice and snug and works very well. It should be treated carefully though. It's not flimsy but it's not rugged either. The folding parts between the ribs snap into place well and it feels like a quality light modifier but it might all be ruined if you place heavy objects on top of it so when storing for travel, watch where you put it. Otherwise I have no concerns about using it. My strobe has a Bowens mount so this works with it.
    Date published: 2016-02-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great modifier! The Foldable Impact Beauty Dish is absolutely fantastic. Easy open, easy close, carries like a small umbrella. Beautiful light comes from this. I will be getting at least 1 more
    Date published: 2016-06-21
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Broken In the very first shoot. The needle has broken when closing Folding Beauty Dish
    Date published: 2018-06-04
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