Bowens Grid Diffuser for 15" Softlite Reflector

Bowens Grid Diffuser for 15" Softlite Reflector

Bowens Grid Diffuser for 15" Softlite Reflector

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Product Highlights

  • Designed for 15" Softlite Reflector
  • Creates Spot of Direct Light in Center
  • Softens Outer Edges of Light
  • 3:1 Ratio Between Center and Edges

Bowens BW-1866 overview

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Get a unique look from your 15" Softlite Reflector by adding this Grid Diffuser from Bowens to your kit. It features a grid in the center surrounded by a diffuser that creates an effect of a direct center spot surrounded by soft light. It has a ratio of 3:1 between the center and the edges, and it offers a great look for portraiture.

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Bowens Grid Diffuser for 15" Softlite Reflector
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    Bowens BW-1866 specs

    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.85 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 16.4 x 15.7 x 1.5"

    Bowens BW-1866 reviews

    Grid Diffuser for 15" Softlite Reflector is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect tool (if you know what you are doing) I have had this modifier for about 10 years. Once you learn how to use it properly, you will find no other single modifier that does that this one does. I use it with the center cone removed from the softlite reflector. You get this yummy yet twitchy hard light surrounded with very soft light. A great solution for high key beauty and fashion as well as moody black-and-white. For consistent resutlts you do have to keep an eye on this one and limit your subject's movement. I do not suggest using this if you are not very familiar with studio lighting... This is not for novices. On the subject of transport, I keep mine in a hard plastic snare drum case made by SKB. Fantastic case and protects my softlite and this diffuser well. Zero issues.
    Date published: 2017-03-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic (if you know what you are doing) I have had this modifier for about 10 years. This is not a modifier that should be used by those not well versed in professional lighting. I describe this unit as rather twitchy... You need to have it positioned correctly or you will have borderline horrible results. That said, when it is positioned properly there isn't another single modifier that does what this one does. I typically shoot it with out the beauty dish's center cone. So, you have a 7 grid center with a wider and softer source around it. Great for beauty and high key black-and-white. I keep mine with the beauty dish in a SKB snare drum case (solid plastic). Keeps things safe and from bending. I highly recommend for those who take their lighting seriously.
    Date published: 2017-03-22
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice idea.. It can bent (it is not hard to bend) but after a little mussle it is OK. Even though I would recommend this, it works fine.. but storing it & transporting it be careful.
    Date published: 2011-02-01
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from fits..... bought this and saw a small difference in the softness of light from the bowens beauty dish. kinda flimsy and easy to bend. expensive add on and while it does soften the light a bit more im not totally convinced its cost effective.
    Date published: 2011-06-29
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