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Impact 27" Beauty Dish Reflector

BH #IMBD27 • MFR #BD-27
Impact
Impact 27" Beauty Dish Reflector
Key Features
  • Soft but Crisp Light Quality
  • Offers Contrast and Texture
  • Natural Catchlights in Eyes
  • Optional Mounts for Most Studio Flash Brands
The beauty dish reflector is a legendary light shaping tool popularized by fashion and portrait photographers. This Impact 27" 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.
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Impact Beauty Dish Overview

The beauty dish reflector is a legendary light shaping tool popularized by fashion and portrait photographers. This Impact 27" 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: 847628551572

Impact Beauty Dish Specs

Key Specs
Item Type
27" Beauty Dish
Interior Color
White
Light Compatibility
Requires Bracket/Speed Ring (Not Included)
Accepts Grids
Yes (Not Included)
Interior Color
White
Light Compatibility
Requires Bracket/Speed Ring (Not Included)
Accepts Grids
Yes (Not Included)
Maximum Wattage
300 W (Hot Lights)
Light Loss/Gain
No
Materials
Aluminum
Dimensions
ø: 27 x H: 8.75" / ø: 68.6 x H: 22 cm
Weight
4.8 lb / 2.2 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
7.3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
28 x 28 x 10"

Impact Beauty Dish Reviews

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Can this be used with a Profit strobe head with ...

Can this be used with a Profit strobe head with the Impact speed ring adapter for Profoto gear?
Asked by: Norman
You can use this on a Profoto as long as you have the Profoto adapter.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2021-05-23

Do these really work well with speedlights? ...

Do these really work well with speedlights? Wouldn't the light just get reflected out the back, unlike with a bare bulb monolight that directs light to the main part of the dish?
Asked by: Glenn
Yes, the Impact 20" Beauty Dish Kit for Speedlights and VC/VS-VSD Monolights, B&H # IMBD20BDK, works well for speedlight flashes. Some light may be reflected out of the back of the beauty dish, but that does not affect the quality of light that is coming out of the front of the beauty dish. (For the record, if a bare bulb flash were used with the above beauty dish and the sides were not blocked, it too would also lose some light out the back of the unit). If you feel this will be an issue for your images, you are welcome to devise a setup or contraption that will block light from exiting the back of the beauty dish by blocking or filling the space between the sides of the flash and the rear opening of the beauty dish. The whole point of the deflector plate in the center of a beauty dish is to bounce forward-facing light back into the beauty dish to fill up the beauty dish. If your flash has a zoom head, you could also simply set the flash zoom head to the wide angle setting, and/or purchase a Stofen-type Omni-Bounce cover to place on the front of your flash, which would extend the front of your flash and make it work similarly to a bare-bulb flash, scattering light in 180 degrees from the front of the flash head.
Answered by: Manzell L
Date published: 2021-05-10

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will this speedlight adapter fit 20'' beauty dish?
Asked by: Anonymous
As long as the 20 beauty dish has a Bowens S-type mount attached to it, the Raya Reflector Adapter for Speedlight will fit on it.
Answered by: Kirk R.
Date published: 2018-08-26

Will this work with alien bees b800?

Will this work with alien bees b800?
Asked by: Ryan
Yes, however you would need to purchase an adapter separately. Check out the Beauty Dish Adapter for Paul C. Buff Alien Bee https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/838100-REG/Impact_bda_ali_Beauty_Dish_Adapt_For.html
Answered by: Gradus Support
Date published: 2019-07-18

I bought this kit and cannot get the diffuser ...

I bought this kit and cannot get the diffuser sock on. It just slides off as I try to stretch it across. Is there a trick to it?
Asked by: Christopher
Putting the diffuser on the Impact 22" Beauty Dish Reflector Kit BH #IMBD22K should be pretty easy and simple to do. If not, you might have a defective unit.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2023-04-20

Which adapter for Godox V-1 Speedlight ?

Which adapter for Godox V-1 Speedlight ?
Asked by: John D.
Unfortunately, there are no adapters allowing this beauty dish to fit the Godox V1. A better option is the Westcott Switch Beauty Dish (24"), BH # WE2520 along with the Westcott Rapid Box Switch / Beauty Dish Switch Insert for Profoto A1 Flash. BH # WE2540. https://bhpho.to/30aSnu6 https://bhpho.to/3mupViT
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2020-09-17

You will need to buy adapter for ad600 pro?

You will need to buy adapter for ad600 pro?
Asked by: Quez
Yes, the Impact 16" Beauty Dish Reflector will need a Speedring adapter for the Godox AD600Pro Witstro All-in-One Outdoor Flash. You will need the Impact Beauty Dish Adapter for Impact Monolights, Bowens. BH # IMBDAIMP
Answered by: Andres M
Date published: 2024-04-15

Which adapter should I get so that it works with ...

Which adapter should I get so that it works with a Godox C Stand?
Asked by: Tiffany
Your Light needs to fit on to the the stand, the Beauty dish fits on your light.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2021-01-19
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