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FotodioX EZ-Pro Foldable Beauty Dish Softbox Combo for Quantum Flashes (56")

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FotodioX EZ-Pro Foldable Beauty Dish Softbox Combo for Quantum Flashes (56")
Key Features
  • For Strobe, LED, and Fluorescent Lights
  • Portable Folding Beauty Dish
  • Removable Inner Light Shield
  • Inner Diffusion Baffle
The EZ-Pro Foldable Beauty Dish Softbox Combo for Quantum Flashes from FotodioX offers a quick and easy alternative to bulky, conventional beauty dishes. Designed for the on-the-go portrait photographer, the EZ-Pro is a 56" collapsible beauty dish that shares all the features of a conventional beauty dish, without the bulk and the need for delicate handling. It provides a variety of looks due to its available configurations The inner light shield can be removed, and the included inner diffusion baffle can be attached in its place via touch fasteners. The beauty dish also has a removable outer diffusion panel for controlling the softness of light and shadows even further. The EZ-Pro beauty dish diffuses light to provide high output with moderate feathering and uses a parabolic design to focus light with a wraparound look and natural falloff. It also creates natural-looking, round catch lights in the subject's eyes.
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FotodioX EZ-Pro Beauty Dish Overview

The EZ-Pro Foldable Beauty Dish Softbox Combo for Quantum Flashes from FotodioX offers a quick and easy alternative to bulky, conventional beauty dishes. Designed for the on-the-go portrait photographer, the EZ-Pro is a 56" collapsible beauty dish that shares all the features of a conventional beauty dish, without the bulk and the need for delicate handling. It provides a variety of looks due to its available configurations The inner light shield can be removed, and the included inner diffusion baffle can be attached in its place via touch fasteners. The beauty dish also has a removable outer diffusion panel for controlling the softness of light and shadows even further. The EZ-Pro beauty dish diffuses light to provide high output with moderate feathering and uses a parabolic design to focus light with a wraparound look and natural falloff. It also creates natural-looking, round catch lights in the subject's eyes.

For larger, angular catch lights, the EZ-Pro may be configured as a standard softbox. An optional honeycomb grids may be added to provide a more directional light output for a more dramatic look, and to help control potential lens flare. It may be used without the front diffuser, inner baffle, or inner light shield for a variety of looks.

  • Included speed ring fits Quantum Qflash TRIO Basic Flash, TRIO Flash, T5D-R, and X5DR lights
  • Convenient, portable folding alternative to conventional beauty dish
  • Removable inner baffle and front diffuser
  • Removable inner shield deflector
  • Suitable for strobe lights, select LED and fluorescent light units
  • Optional interchangeable speed ring inserts for use on alternate monolights

FotodioX EZ-Pro Beauty Dish Specs

Type
Beauty Dish

FotodioX EZ-Pro Beauty Dish Reviews

Good quality and value a little tough at first to setup

By Chuck
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-03

Good quality and value a little tough to setup at first Pros: Good quality, good company, nice travel bag, standard Bowens mount, light weight, packs tight for transport Cons: Assembly is tricky or you have to beast-on-the rods, cheapish screws, and per shoot setup a takes time. Overall all products by Fotodiox they need to reinforce the velcro stitching to prevent rod poke out after 1 yr use. Detail review: If you are looking for Profoto quality and have Profoto bucks then move on. If you need a decent quality soft box middle of the road this maybe for you. Assembly: I am a big guy with strong fingers and hands and in a past life was an ex-auto mech and had to beast-on the rods at first assembly. Extra products I use on all these soft boxes: Loctite Blue 242 Threadlocker and Specialist Protective White Lithium Grease 1. Unpack everything, and unscrew the holding screws from the mount. Then using a paper towel and a q-tip spray a small amount of the grease into the towel and dap the q-tip in the grease. Then apply a very small amount to the area where the mounting ring attaches to the frame. I do this to limit the metal-to-metal scrapping noise in-front of clients when I am turning the Bowens mount and to cut-down on rusting. 2. Prepare the area: Take an old rag or towel and place on the inside of the soft box around the mounting area, or you could tape the screw holes from underneath. This is to limit the spilling of the thread locker product. 3. Take all the mounting screws except the one with the big adjusting nut and coat the threads with the Loctite Blue 242 Threadlocker and screw in with washers on. Be careful not to drip or spill on the blue locker on inner reflective material because it will not wash out. Reason: I do not want these mounting screws to come loose. They will eventually work out but you need to inspect your gear for each shoot anyway. You can remove with a normal screw driver. 4. Back to the q-tip with slight grease on it. Go to the rods where they will go inside the socket holes during setup. Coat the inside of the socket holes and the rod big ends with light grease. This will help initial assembly and setup and take down at shoots. 5. On a hard surface floor or a heavy duty table put down another old rag or towel to product the surface and place the soft box with Bowens mount down on top of the rags and confirm the rods are through all the inner liner hold downs, and with some force get the rods into each socket. This is where the beast-ing- part with your hands and fingers will come in (note you might want to wear gloves yard or construction type). I really had to use some force to get each rod into their sockets. I may have bent a few. Then un-do it, take down, and setup again, repeat a few times (to break-in). Once all rods are in the soft-box will be as-tight-as-a-drum. Good or bad 6. Wipe up any excess grease or thread locker, clean up the area. Practice a few times setup and take down with this soft box so you have muscle memory. My recommendation: Before a shoot with a client setup of this box so all you have to do is mount it on your light. If your car can hold this box already setup the better. Else you maybe fumbling in-front of a client trying to get the box setup. I have not yet used this for a shoot but have many soft boxes from FotodioX. They are decent quality just take care of them they can take some daily abuse but will need repairs and care. Previous experience with another FotodioX soft box: After about 1 year of heavy weekend use the rods will start to poke out the ends. Why? The stitching used to contain the rod guide to the velcro and inner lining is weak. The rods will wear down break the stitches and poke out. To repair: Use a heavy duty sewing needle with black upholstery thread and sew up with many rows of stitches on both sides of the rod guide. Also before each shoot check and inspect all of your gear. You do not want poking rods, or missing screws in-front of a client. Summary: Good soft box and company quality but the initial assembly takes some force. If you can setup before you meet with a client.

perfect for location/studio

By James
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-23

I've used beauty dishes my whole career however they are a pain to store and travel with. These foldable beauty dishes are light, quick to open and produce a beautiful even light.

nice portable light

By James
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-17

very nice portable light tool. The only improvement is to include 4 center post holding the cap diffuser instead of just two.

Never again

By Todd
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-18

You get what your pay for...this product comes with no instructions on how to assemble, and the attached .pdf manual from the B&H website was NO HELP. I can't figure out how to attach the reflector or the speed ring adaptor. I was looking for something that would be relatively quick and easy to use in the field. This is NOT IT.

Backplate will not fit

By Alton
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-09

Arrived with no instructions, had to look up on YouTube. Photogenic backplate would not work with Photogenic Studiomax lll. Had to custom fabricate modification to backplate to assemble beauty dish to moonlight. Photogenic needs to get with Fotodiox and correct this oversight.

Wanted it to be good but

By Steven
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-10

I really wanted to like this as a beauty dish because it's the only brand with a white interior instead of silver. However, with just the reflector dome installed, light leaks past the dome directly to the subject off to the sides, making it unusable unless you install the front diffuser which then spreads the light and causes it to lose direction. The reflector is either not large enough, or too far away from the light. In addition, as you lock the ribs in place, the tension required becomes increasingly hard making it very difficult. Just not a good design unfortunately.

Long term review

By Ken
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-16

I've have couple of different sizes of this modifier. I use profoto lighting and wanted some cost effect modifiers. Almost all of my sessions are outdoors, so I knew these would get some knocking around. They are not bad for the money but I've got a little over a year out of them. The rods are now starting to push through the fabrics on the tips but more importantly the diffusion material has turned a dingy yellow color. I emailed Fotodiox about purchasing new diffusion and they responded by saying they dont sell any replacements parts and I need to buy the entire unit. To me that isnt a good service policy, however I go back to the price and you get what you pay for. Consider these disposable with about a year or so shelf life if used regularly. I do have to mention I do leave mine open all the time and do not collapse them so I cant speak on the longevity if opened and closed often.

Cheaply made!

By Roger
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-27

The Method for attaching the Bowen S mount to this dish relies upon two differently threads on three different styles of screws. The Mount is held is place by four undersized washers. You have to guess how to position each washer to hold the mount in center. Otherwise, it pops off. No instructions in the box. I had to find this online at B&H. You still have to guess how best to position screws and washers for this to work. I didn't even try mounting this to a flash unit. For any price, this is junk! For this price, it is worse than junk. It should not be on the B&H product list. Looked really cool in the their photos. Don't fall for it. RGP

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Its fit with godox ad200 flash?

Its fit with godox ad200 flash?
Asked by: Mark
use godox s type bracket with ad200 and it fits.
Answered by: Patrick
Date published: 2020-07-03

S type bracket moubt is fit?

S type bracket moubt is fit?
Asked by: Mark
yes
Answered by: Patrick
Date published: 2020-07-03

Would this work with my Godox round head V-1 ...

Would this work with my Godox round head V-1 flash unit?
Asked by: gary
You could use it with a V1.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2021-02-04

hello will this work with paul c buff Einstein ?

hello will this work with paul c buff Einstein ?
Asked by: Yuri
The Balcar mount is the same as the Paul C Buff lights.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2019-10-02

What's the depth?

What's the depth?
Asked by: ¿¿
It measures 15 inches from front to speedring mount plate.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2019-04-29

Will this work with Ad200pro ? If so will I need ...

Will this work with Ad200pro ? If so will I need to purchase any adapters or brackets? Also can you use it with the adb2 bracket?
Asked by: Carrie
The Godox S-Type Speedlite Bracket for Bowens, BH # GOSZ1 would be needed to attach this beauty dish to the AD200 Pro. https://bhpho.to/2ULjWYN
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2021-02-12

Will this work with Aputure LED lights and the ...

Will this work with Aputure LED lights and the heat?
Asked by: Matthew
Yes this will work with the Aputure LED lights which do not create as much heat as traditional tungsten lamps.
Answered by: Jessica G
Date published: 2023-05-25

Does it work on AD300 pro?

Does it work on AD300 pro?
Asked by: Bialik German
If the mount is the same size. Mine is on an AD400 pro.
Answered by: David
Date published: 2021-05-25
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