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ElinchromSoftlite 17'' Reflector (White)
 
4.7

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (19)
  • Lightweight (16)
  • Easy to use (11)
  • Good color value (11)
  • Attaches securely (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Portraits (13)
  • General purpose (11)
  • Indoors (9)
  • Outdoors (7)
  • Family photos (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (9), Semi-pro photographer (8), Photo enthusiast (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (24)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A real Beauty Dish

I've read a lot about this piece of equipment and now that I own it I can not live without it, it is really flattering how the splash of light becomes so uniform and...Read complete review

I've read a lot about this piece of equipment and now that I own it I can not live without it, it is really flattering how the splash of light becomes so uniform and evenly shower my subjects on head shots or portraits.

The quality is superb!It is a must have in your arsenal...

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Be careful of the mount

This is a well constructed beauty dish. I look forward to using it when the adapter I had to buy for my EL400 arrives. This product came up on my search for modifiers for...Read complete review

This is a well constructed beauty dish. I look forward to using it when the adapter I had to buy for my EL400 arrives. This product came up on my search for modifiers for my flash head. But, it was the wrong mount.

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1.0

Be careful of the mount

By PhotoGuy

from Minnesota

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General Use

    Comments about Softlite 17'' Reflector (White):

    This is a well constructed beauty dish. I look forward to using it when the adapter I had to buy for my EL400 arrives. This product came up on my search for modifiers for my flash head. But, it was the wrong mount.

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    • No

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    4.0

    Good product

    By Ryan

    from Nc

    Comments about Softlite 17'' Reflector (White):

    It's a good product, easy to use. Not too much to say about it other than it works just as well as expected.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    By JR

    from Sneedville Tn

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Good Color Value
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors
      • Portraits

      Comments about Softlite 17'' Reflector (White):

      Great product

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      bright light

      By Cooks Books

      from Phila PA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Good Color Value
      • Lightweight
      • Long-Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Portraits

        Comments about Softlite 17'' Reflector (Silver):

        great for young faces A much harsher light than the white but you can bring it down with the sock works great

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great for Beach outdoor shoot

        By NHLinh

        from Washinton DC, Metropolitan area

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Durable
        • Good Color Value
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Indoors
          • Outdoors
          • Portraits
          • Special Events

          Comments about Softlite 17'' Reflector (White):

          Only one minor complain is the plastic nut for the deflector looks out of place as it sticks out beyond the reflector, and poke against the diffuser cover...

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          • No

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          5.0

          lights camera action!

          By photoicons

          from nyc

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Securely
          • Durable
          • Good Color Value
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Portraits

            Comments about Softlite 17'' Reflector (White):

            portraits
            soft but sharp results
            great price and setup

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            5.0

            Great Reflector-BEAUTIFUL Light

            By Ron

            from Houston

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Softlite 17'' Reflector (White):

            Great product, easy to set up. The deflector sheild appears a little cheesy but it worked fine

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            • No

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            5.0

            Very handy

            By Keith

            from Eugene,OR

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Softlite 17'' Reflector (White):

                Excellent beauty dish lightweight and very handy to work with. Excellent light.

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                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Amazing Product!!

                By an_polkadots

                from Florida

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Securely
                • Durable
                • Lightweight
                • Long-Lasting

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Softlite 17'' Reflector (White):

                  I use this for my high school senior photography, and I absolutely love the versatility of this product. I can create soft or hard light and it creates gorgeous images.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  One of my favorite pieces.

                  By Rex

                  from Austin, Texas

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Securely
                  • Durable
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use
                    • Indoors
                    • Outdoors
                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Softlite 17'' Reflector (White):

                    Came with the purchase of the Scott Kelby, Light it Shoot it lighting package. This has been great on outdoor locations. Really adds a soft touch to skin tones and wraps light around my subjects.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Good, but better with diffuser

                    By ttaleman

                    from West-Central Illinois

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attaches Securely
                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Good Color Value
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Indoors
                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Softlite 17'' Reflector (White):

                      By itself the outer rim is a bit hot. But add the diffuser and that all but goes away. Personally I think the diffuser should be included with the reflector,instead as an addition you must purchase separately.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Favorite!

                      By DG

                      from Orlando, FL

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Securely
                      • Durable
                      • Good Color Value
                      • Lightweight
                      • Long-Lasting
                      • Powerful

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use
                        • Indoors
                        • Low Light
                        • Outdoors
                        • Portraits
                        • Special Events

                        Comments about Softlite 17'' Reflector (White):

                        does everything you need and more. on location and studio

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        17" White Minisoft Reflector

                        By OCHI

                        from JAPAN

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos

                          Comments about Softlite 17'' Reflector (White):

                          Beautiful very effective

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          excellent

                          By Kathy

                          from Ontario, Canada

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Fashion Photography

                            Comments about Softlite 17'' Reflector (White):

                            well made and does exactly what i wanted it to do

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                            • No

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Great Modifier

                            By bullmoon

                            from ATL

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use
                            • Reliable
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Studio lighting

                              Comments about Softlite 17'' Reflector (White):

                              Gives excellent results. Would be nice it it could take grids although as the center reflector protrudes beyond the plane of the bowl, I don't think it could be easily done.

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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              Great beauty dish

                              By Images by SG

                              from Melbourne, Australia

                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Lightweight
                              • Portable
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                              • Lack of grids

                              Best Uses

                              • Outdoors
                              • Portraits
                              • Studio

                              Comments about Softlite 17'' Reflector (Silver):

                              This is a well priced beauty dish from Elinchrom.
                              Its size makes it portable and easy to carry around. The silver backing makes the light a little more crisp, which I like.

                              If you want one Elichrom diffuser for portraits, this is the one.

                              The only limitation is, Elinchrom don't make grids, it is hard control light spillage when used indoors. It is not an issue outdoors.

                              An additional benefit is that the smaller size makes it quite usueful outdoors when it is windy. Bigger reflectors and softboxes catch too much wind.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              awesome product!

                              By jr

                              from ca

                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Home
                                • Portraits
                                • Studio

                                Comments about Softlite 17'' Reflector (Silver):

                                excellent product! it does exactly as promised! works great for me!

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Ok by itself - very good with diffuser

                                By Arho

                                from Japan

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy to Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                • Bulky

                                Best Uses

                                • Portraits

                                Comments about Softlite 17'' Reflector (White):

                                Creates and uneven catchlight in the eyes when used by itself (the outer rim is brighter). Would be better if the dish was deeper.. I am glad I followed Scott Kelby's recommendation and purchased it with the 17" diffuser. The combo gives a nice result, although the outer rim is a bit brighter.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                hard or soft

                                By Cooks Books

                                from Phill PA

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attach Securely
                                • Durable
                                • Good Color Value
                                • Long-Lasting

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • General Use
                                  • Indoors
                                  • Outdoors
                                  • Special Events

                                  Comments about Softlite 17'' Reflector (White):

                                  build quality is great but it still should be cheaper

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Minisoft Reflecter a great deal

                                  By Champion Photog

                                  from Tampa, FL

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attach Securely
                                  • Durable
                                  • Good Color Value
                                  • Long-Lasting
                                  • Powerful

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • General Use

                                    Comments about Softlite 17'' Reflector (White):

                                    Used in a small studio for lifestyle shots and product photography. Works great as a beauty light.

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                                    • No

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