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Impact Folding Beauty Dish (White, 28")

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Impact Folding Beauty Dish (White, 28")
Key Features
  • White Interior w/ Deflector Disc
  • Classic Beauty Dish Light Quality
  • Ideal for Portrait or Event Photography
  • Collapsible Fiberglass Frame
The 28" Impact White 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.
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Interior Color
Silver
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Diameter
28"
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40"

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Impact Folding Beauty Dish Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Beauty Dish Light Quality
  • 3Compatibility
  • 4Adaptable
  • 5Portrait and Event Photography
  • 6Fast Setup and Breakdown
  • 7Lightweight
  • 8Fiberglass Frame
  • 9Front Diffuser
  • 10Carrying Case

The 28" Impact White 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 white interior for a soft quality of light with neutral color rendition. 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. This small size is a life-saver in tight spaces and provides a bit more contrast than the larger versions. Pulled back at a distance, it's also great with the front diffuser off and used as an open reflector to maintain detail in group shots.

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

Compatibility

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

Adaptable

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

Lightweight

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: 847628586413

Impact Folding Beauty Dish Specs

ShapeOctagon
Interior ColorWhite
Accepts GridsNo
Requires Speed Ring / AdapterYes, Bowens S Mount Included
Removable Front FaceYes
Removable Interior BaffleNo
Dimensionsø: 27.5 x D: 7.75" / ø: 70 x D: 19.5 cm
Weight2.5 lb / 1.1 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)19.2 x 9.1 x 9"

Impact Folding Beauty Dish Reviews

Folding Beauty Without a Fight

By Anthony
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-13

I really, really hate light modifiers that are difficult to assemble. I can't express it enough. Setting some of these modifiers is worst than fighting a professional wrestler. But not with this Beauty Dish from Impact. This Beauty Dish is a pleasure to set-up and take down, especially if you work remotely. You simply pull it out of its included case, unfold it, and push the locking mechanisms into place, and in couple of minutes you're done. The internal reflector can be reversed, removed, or how I use it, rotated about one of its mounting points. It is very easy to manipulate with its 3 knurled screws, which eliminate the need for an obstructive center fastening mount. You have a very versatile light modifier that gives you many options to the way you light your subject, and by adding the included diffuser to the front of the Beauty Dish, you now have a completely different look and feel that you can add to your lighting toolbox. This is a great addition to my lighting gear, and a pleasure to use.

Easy and works great!

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-23

This is very easy to set up and store. MAkes wonderful light!

Terrific large beauty dish

By Susan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-25

Great for mobile studio set ups like mine.

Beautiful light modifier.

By Kimmer
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-05

I used this on a job that had me setting it up on my new Godox UL 150 over a dozen set-ups. What worried me the first time was a review that said it broke on the first use. I can see how but not if you do it right and take your time. You open it and snap the flex-rods into position. The first 7 go fast and easy. The 8th and final one is a bit snug. Take your time with it, use both hands. It survived a very hurried shoot and has ever since. Love it. The light wraps around a subjects face beautifully. It folds small enough to fit in a variety of cases. It also is shallow so using it in a small room is much easier than Chimera Boxes ( which eats up a load of real estate).

Works but a bit cumbersome

By Jeanine
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-08

Gives nice diffused light but I needed a truly portable solution and this is just not it. Although this is indeed foldable and easy to carry, having to lay it on the ground to make all the tabs click into place and then attaching to the adapter takes a bit of time. Same when dissassembling. An umbrella is simply an easier solution.

Impressive Quality Feel

By Jo Anne
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-08

Feels very well made and high quality. Locks quickly and sturdily into position. Excellent results! Re: the 1 star reviewer, the speedlight adapter positioned perfectly. Beauty dishes must be precisely placed for proper results.

A few screws missing

By Walter
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-27

I had to change the mount and the hardware has screw missing. No big deal I matched at Lowes. I like the smaller size. I often shoot with large 7' shoot thru or relect two. This is well made and a good price.. This is handy for quick set up where I do not want to carry a lot of gear. I might consider buying another. You also cannot go wrong with BH as I knew if it did not work as expected I would get no problem return

Easy to use

By Micheal
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-14

I don't have a lot of space, so having foldable modifiers is almost a must. Easy up, and easy down. Love this thing.

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Asked by: Zainab
This is not a heavy duty dish and has lots of plastic parts. Since I bought it and opened it up, I have not closed it since I only use it at home. The reason is that I am afraid it will eventually some of the plastic parts will break and will be unusable. It works just fine but if you want to open and close it on regular basis, then you need something of higher quality and more expensive. Good value for the money but not for heavy use.
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I really like using this beauty dish. It works well with my adapter and Canon 430 EXii flash. It has a center Deflector Disc. I have two questions. Is there a gold center deflector disk (or other reflector disks) that can be screwed on to take the place of the original deflector disc? Or do I only need the central reflector disk to work on light quality?
Asked by: Michael P.
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Does it works with the Bowens Gemini? or need an adapter? and also with the canon speedlite 580ex
Asked by: Fernando
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