Impact 16" Beauty Dish Reflector

Impact 16" Beauty Dish Reflector

Impact 16" Beauty Dish Reflector

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Impact 16" Beauty Dish Reflector


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Product Highlights

  • Soft but Crisp Light Quality
  • Offers Contrast and Texture
  • Natural Catchlights in Eyes
  • Optional Mounts for Most Studio Flash Brands

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The beauty dish reflector is a legendary light shaping tool popularized by fashion and portrait photographers. This Impact 16" Beauty Dish Reflector lives up to its potential by offering a bridge between softboxes and umbrellas that yields a soft but crisp light with snappy contrast and a textural quality that flatters makeup on models and accentuates character in portrait subjects. The secret is a built-in deflector that bounces the flash's direct output backwards, filling the shallow dish and casting a wide beam of soft light forward. The Beauty Dish fits most major brands with the separate purchase of an adapter.

The Beauty Dish can also be used in combination with a diffuser sock or honeycomb grid, which allows for further modification of the light output.

Note: Beauty Dishes are not recommended for use with continues tungsten lights over 300 watts.

Features neutral white reflector
Ideal for fashion portrait photography
Combine with optional diffuser sock or honeycomb grid
UPC: 847628551541
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Impact 16" Beauty Dish Reflector
  • Thumbscrew & Washer for Beauty Dish Adapter
  • 1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    Impact BD-16 specs

    Material Aluminum
    Finish Black exterior, neutral white interior
    Mount Most major brands (requires purchase of adapter)
    Dimensions Diameter: 16" (40.6 cm)
    Depth: 4.5" (11.5 cm)
    Weight 1.85 lb (840 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.3 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 17.1 x 16.8 x 6.6"

    Impact BD-16 reviews

    16" Beauty Dish Reflector is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 10.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Strange feelings I was not able to get a decent photo with the bare dish only due to the strange light pattern (see pic.1) which creates a dark spot in the center. I would appreciate any suggestions how to solve (or use) this matter. But as soon as grid and the sock were installed I've got a powerful light beam (pic.2) which totally satisfied my needs. But even being diffused, the light is still harder than any octabox makes; critical for people with skin imperfections. Good for solo or dual portraits of men and/or young models. For group (or standing) portraits I would rather use 40 foldable dish. To use this dish with Nikon SB910 flash I had to buy Impact's honeycomb, white sock diffuser, and speedlite adaptor.
    Date published: 2017-04-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing I will never shoot portraits without this beauty dish again! Super easy to attach to strobe and the black dish contrast goes perfectly with a seamless, really great for head shots and beauty editorials
    Date published: 2016-04-20
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Does not come with speed ring Very irritating. Speed ring needs to be purchased separately.
    Date published: 2017-01-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great price. Great product. Beautiful quality. Great price. I'm slightly better than a beginner and it makes pics look pro.
    Date published: 2017-03-21
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Need to Purchase Separate Adapter I think it is inexcusable to require the purchase of a separate adapter to be able to use for an IMPACT AS-X-400 monolight.� �An IMPACT beauty dish ought to fit an IMPACT monolight.� I'm waiting on my adapter and i'm hopeful that i ordered the correct one as i found it difficult to find any details on which adapter.� �the photo shows it connecting with an adapter and i just assumed this was included with the beauty dish.
    Date published: 2018-05-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Impact beauty dish Unable to use until I get the photo flex adapter. I just recently ordered the appropriate adapter but not received as yet. The appearance of the dish is very professional and is very sturdy.
    Date published: 2016-10-09
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works great I used this yesterday on a couple of photo shoots. It works great with great disbursemnt over the subjects face. I use it with elincnrom heads. Make sure you order the adaptor. With the adaptor you an also move the dish between heads.
    Date published: 2014-09-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from works well on models' faces I use it with my Norman lights and get excellent results on contrast and color balance, the light is contrasty but at the same time diffussed. I wish they would make a case to trasport it to location.
    Date published: 2013-12-03
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