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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

Item Type27" Beauty Dish
Interior ColorWhite
Light CompatibilityRequires Bracket/Speed Ring (Not Included)
Accepts GridsYes (Not Included)
Maximum Wattage300 W (Hot Lights)
Light Loss/GainNone
MaterialsAluminum
Dimensionsø: 27 x H: 8.75" / ø: 68.6 x H: 22 cm
Weight4.8 lb / 2.2 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight7.3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)28 x 28 x 10"

Impact Beauty Dish Reviews

Way better equipment than I expected!!!

By Patti
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-20

Wow! This beauty dish is made super well, the sock is sewn beautifully, and the grid is a perfect fit to the dish. I'm absolutely impressed and happy that I bought this kit. $99 is a price that made me have my doubts, but I'm SO glad I bought it! You can't go wrong with this, it's a thing of beauty!

Good product.

By Rohan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-31

If you have an option to get Manny Ortiz beauty dish (if it's on sale) then definitely go for that. If not, this set up is still a good option.

IMPACT Beauty Dish

By Alan Frederick
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-21

Very well made, quality is good.

Produces good light and very sturdy

By Alex
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-13

Simple kit, mounts easily, and the quality of light is beautiful - really effective isolation of the subject. I am using this with an Aputure LS 120 and it is a good combination. The packaging is good. Everything arrived in good shape and while the construction is light, and to that point, there was a slight warp in the dish when it arrived, it still easily fit the grid and diffuser. A little bit of gentle persuasion got the dish back in shape with no noticeable affect on the quality of light. When I transport this light, I certainly wouldn't put anything heavy on top of it. Fit onto a light, and mounted on a stand, the whole assembly is stable and, as noted, produces a beautiful and flattering light for a subject. It could be a single light source but I intend to use it with a fill light.

Super Fun

By Otto
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-21

This light modifier is quite a lot of fun. Sturdy, well built. High quality of light, the grid provides excellent light control.

Amazing

By Otto
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-14

I had wanted a beauty dish for a while, but they are quite expensive. I saw this kit, with all the accessories. I was surprised at the quality feel to it. I have played with it for one headshot session and the results are amazing. The grid is great, to keep light where I want it in a tight space.

cheap. not stable.

By Troy
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-18

unfortunately I didn't have a chance to use until after the return period. the attachment won't fully tighten on the light stand and the rest of the unit is super wobbly. alas.

Great value

By James
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-06

Good size for portraits and gives beautiful light. Good construction and thickness of metal. Both grid and sock very handy.

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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
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?

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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

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

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.
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Date published: 2021-01-19

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Asked by: Mark
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Answered by: Yoni
Date published: 2021-08-21

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Will the 16 beauty dish work on a Dynalite 4040 flash head?
Asked by: mario b.
To attach this beauty dish to a Dynalite 4040 head, you may use the Impact Beauty Dish Adapter for Comet, Impact LiteTrek, Dynalite SH and AH Flash Heads B&H # IMBDACOM, which has a bayonet-style mount. An image is shown below.
Answered by: Kirk R.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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