Chimera Octa 2 Collapsible Beauty Dish (24")

Chimera Octa 2 Collapsible Beauty Dish (24")

Chimera Octa 2 Collapsible Beauty Dish (24")

B&H # CHO2 MFR # 6010
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Product Highlights

  • Lightweight, Transportable
  • Use with or without Front Screen
  • Works with OctaPlus Speed Rings
  • Works with Versi Octa Speed Ring
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Chimera Octa Beauty 24 Overview

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Beauty dishes have been around a long time providing a unique mix of diffused light with a crisp edge. But the problem with these popular light-shaping tools was always transporting them, requiring outsized cumbersome cases. Chimera's Octa 2 Collapsible Beauty Dish changes all of that with a 24" lightweight source that folds up like a softbox.

You can use it in the classic mode with the included center bounce disc or without it for a harder bare bulb look. Add the included front diffuser and you've got a 2 foot OctaPlus lightbank with wrap-around light quality and circular catchlights. The 24" beauty dish uses standard OctaPlus speed rings or the Versi Octa speed ring for on-camera flash use.

UPC: 845077060102
In the Box
Chimera Octa 2 Collapsible Beauty Dish (24")
  • 24" Collapsible, Folding Octa 2 Beauty Dish body
  • Pre-curved Stainless Steel Poles
  • A Center Bounce Disc
  • Octa Plus Front Screen
  • Rear Closure For Use with Camera Flash
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    Chimera Octa Beauty 24 Specs

    Size 24" (61 cm)
    Shape Octagon
    Compatibility All strobes with optional Chimera OctaPlus speed rings
    Camera flash units with a height of 4.5 to 7.5" (11.4 - 19 cm) base to middle of the reflector with Versi Octa speed ring
    Removable Front Face Yes
    Removable Interior Baffle Uses included bounce disc
    Accepts Grids No
    Requires Speed Ring Yes
    Weight 1.0 lb (453g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 16.2 x 6.9 x 6.3"

    Chimera Octa Beauty 24 Reviews

    Octa 2 Collapsible Beauty Dish (24-) is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 9.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Impressive Light I use this with Canon 580 speedlights in a speed pro bracket from Cheetahstand and it is amazing. Would highly recommend!
    Date published: 2012-05-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well-made addition to Lighting Control I don't know how I missed this when first announced. I had avoided beauty dishes due to storage and transport issues. The Chimera Octa 2 Collapsible Beauty Dish solves that problem cleanly and cleverly. I appreciated the high degree of build quality and materials in the collapsible lighting control. Internal baffle eliminates hot spot but can be removed for greater control. Lots of options with removable front screen and optional egg-crate grid. The real value is how compact the Octa 2 folds into carry pouch.
    Date published: 2013-08-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice light, easy setup I'm always looking for a lighter kit for beach work. So far I've used the Octa 2 twice -- once indoors and once at the beach. It provides pleasing light and nice coverage. It's easy to set up though the nature of the product would mean more wear and tear than a softbox box one would set up and leave alone. That's not a knock on durability but it is a concern. Chimera itself is a joy to work with. Turns out that with Elinchrom lights one needs special shorter rods and they were sent to me post haste.
    Date published: 2012-07-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful light I was looking for a portable alternative to my Mola Demi dish- one that was collapsible and would accept a dual speed light speedring - and this was a perfect solution. The quality of light from this seems to be really beautiful, although I haven't yet done a head-to-head comparison with the Demi. I appreciate how light this collapsible dish is, and the fact that it accepts grids (which the cheaper Impact option doesn't).
    Date published: 2016-05-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from really nice beauty dish This is a brilliant design with the rod pockets sewn behind the dish so they do not cast reflections.  Precurved rods also make it easy to put together quickly.  I like this dish better than the umbrella style ones that I have.  If you need a portable beauty dish, this one is nice.
    Date published: 2018-12-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Light Modifier I really love this modifier. The build quality is great and the light quality is now one of my favorites. I've used it to make a dozen or so portraits and every time I love the results. Portraits Weddings Commercial Photography Its light weight and easy to use.
    Date published: 2016-01-11
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from There are less expensive alternatives The idea of this thing is very appealing for location shooting, though the descriptions and tech specks are not clear neither here on B&H website, nor on Chimera's website. And yes, there are much less expensive alternatives.
    Date published: 2015-06-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use Super sweet beauty dish. Compact, easy to set up.
    Date published: 2014-09-08
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    Does this come with a bag?

    Does this come with a bag?
    Asked by: Zachary
    Yes this product does include a bag.
    Answered by: Kirk
    Date published: 2019-04-17


    Which speed ring should be used with the Dynalite Baja B6 or B4?
    Asked by: Michael C.
    LumoPro Double Flash Bracket SpeedringOur Part Number : LUM5084Manufacturer Part Number : LP739Barcode : 088000167398
    Answered by: Bob B.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    What are the dimensions of this folded up?
    Asked by: Michael P.
    When everything is in it's carrying bag it is about 15 x 9
    Answered by: Joseph B.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    the item in the box in your website including Rear Closure For Use with Camera Flash, I should get the rear closure with the package, but the rear closure is not the standard item as described in its package instruction, so I didn't get it. IS THERE SOMETHING WRONG??
    Asked by: Yung-Jing H.
    Can you please contact us directly as we have some questions we need to ask to further help with this matter. You can call or come in to chat.
    Answered by: Robert K.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    I already have a Profoto 2x3' soft box and speedring. Can I use my speedring with the Octa 2?
    Asked by: Tony
    I use this beauty box with bolt speedring as well as s-mount speed ring. I'm sure it will work
    Answered by: Arshad S.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    how do I adapt to Elinchrom lights? thanks
    Asked by: fernando v.
    You'll need a speed ring, as well as eight of the short poles.Chimera Octaplus Speed Ring for Elinchrom B&H PN CHSROEMFR PN 2170OPChimera Short Pole for Octa 2 Beauty DishB&H PN CHPSO2MFR PN 4064
    Answered by: Terri T.
    Date published: 2018-08-28
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