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ProfotoZoom Reflector 2
 
4.7

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (15)
  • Attaches securely (14)
  • Lightweight (14)
  • Long-lasting (7)
  • Good power output (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • General purpose (10)
  • Indoors (7)
  • Portraits (7)
  • Outdoors (6)
  • Night time (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (12), Semi-pro photographer (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (18)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great build

If you tried the last generation of reflectors by Profoto, you'll enjoy this new level of quality.

It's bigger (which can be a con, because standard sized grids will...Read complete review

If you tried the last generation of reflectors by Profoto, you'll enjoy this new level of quality.

It's bigger (which can be a con, because standard sized grids will not fit in. You have to buy the grids for Zoom Reflector 2).

As soon as you pick it up, you see the overall quality. I use it with a profoto B1.

Light spread: 105° at position 10, 75° at position 7 and 35° at position 6.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Designed to make money off you

Has all the benefits reported by others, but sorry Profoto, you don't get five stars for designing a product which only takes slightly non-standard size grids. You can buy a set of 4...Read complete review

Has all the benefits reported by others, but sorry Profoto, you don't get five stars for designing a product which only takes slightly non-standard size grids. You can buy a set of 4 grids from other brands for much less than a single Profoto grid. The Profoto grids aren't any better, but Profoto designs their reflectors to be slightly larger so that the other brands don't fit.

Reviewed by 30 customers

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very Handy Modifier

By Mark

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Profoto Zoom Reflector 2:

I bought one of these for my Profoto strobes (B1's and D2s). Subsequently I purchased a second one. The ZR2 works very well as a kicker or hair light but can also provide harder light when used directly. Sometimes I use grids but I regularly use barndoors to control the light spill. Overall, I like the Zoom Reflector 2 a lot. It's a handy modifier.

 
5.0

Soild Modifier from Profoto

By Karin

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Profoto Zoom Reflector 2:

Solid build. Punch light. Focuses the bare head. So expensive, but will last and last and last.

 
5.0

Essential Modifier

By Bryan

from Undisclosed

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Site Member

Comments about Profoto Zoom Reflector 2:

A good reflector is an essential modifier -- the new Series 2 reflectors are excellent, efficient, durable and lightweight -- They're a bit smaller than whwat I'm used to, coming from the rather large Alienbees/Einstein 7" and 8.5" Reflectors (and much more durable), and the ability to zoom is awesome.

 
5.0

Zoom 2

By Larry7

from Undisclosed

Comments about Profoto Zoom Reflector 2:

I'm extremely happy with the purchase, like all Profoto gear really well-made helps control light spill with the grids. I have the 5 and 10 degree currently. Will not be unhappy with your purchase.

 
5.0

Love this product!

By Robert

from Laguna Beach, Ca

Verified Buyer

Comments about Profoto Zoom Reflector 2:

I use this reflector on my profoto D1 and of course it fits perfectly but what's great about it is that I can put either my honeycomb grid or my barn door on it and it's just super easy to use:)

 
5.0

Works Great

By Kirk

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Profoto Zoom Reflector 2:

Very versatile reflector, able to change the spread of the light by simply moving the reflector back or forward on the strobe head.

 
5.0

Great Product and Exceptional Quality

By Mark

from Edison, NJ

Verified Buyer

Comments about Profoto Zoom Reflector 2:

This products works great and is what I expected...

 
5.0

Profoto Quality

By Prime Lens Rob

from Las Vegas, NV

Verified Buyer

Comments about Profoto Zoom Reflector 2:

It's easy to use and I have no complaints. You get what you pay for. Feels tuff and durable. Step up or shut up.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Must Have Accessory

By Tom F

from Philadelphia PA

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attaches Securely
  • Durable
  • Great Light Output Ctrl
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Size Can Be Tough To Pack

Best Uses

  • Indoors
  • Low Light
  • Night Time
  • Outdoors
  • Portraits

Comments about Profoto Zoom Reflector 2:

Really easy to setup and use. Has a great feel to and seems really durable. The light output was tested on the B2 and it really aided in controlling and light. The ability to add the grids quickly made it the perfect modifier for me.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Good product, overprice

By Michelle Nu Yen

from Westminster, CA

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General Use
    • Indoors
    • Night Time
    • Outdoors
    • Portraits

    Comments about Profoto Zoom Reflector 2:

    Does exactly what I want

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Well made

    By Treehouse

    from NY

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Indoors
      • Portraits

      Comments about Profoto Zoom Reflector 2:

      Well made and works very well. Zoom feature useful too. I sometimes use the grids with it which give a lot of control.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent High-Quality Product

      By Valerie Provost

      from Montreal, QC

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use

        Comments about Profoto Zoom Reflector 2:

        As with any Profoto product, quality, performance and consistency is what they have built their name on. A lot of complaints on the price, but realistically, Profoto consistency and performance save time in shooting and post.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        good as expected

        By drzr

        from los angeles, ca

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Durable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Profoto Zoom Reflector 2:

            a little overpriced, but of good quality and easy to use!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellent and versatile

            By Corey

            from Broomfield, CO

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Securely
            • Durable
            • Lightweight
            • Long-Lasting
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Profoto Zoom Reflector 2:

                I have used this in outdoor bicycle racing at the Velodrome, in a cross-fit gym and in baseball (practice). This reflector proved to be the most useful and versatile across applications: a grid to spotlight indoors and open face for baseball. Both were fantastic.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Effective

                By David from Charleston

                from Charleston, SC

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Securely
                • Durable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Outdoors

                  Comments about Profoto Zoom Reflector 2:

                  This is a solidly built reflector that "zooms" by sliding along the strobe's body so that the angle of light is modified. When the reflector is mounted near the business end of the strobe, the light spread is much narrower than when the reflector is mounted further down the strobe's body. This makes the reflector useful for outdoor work or for lighting a backdrop, because you can put the light where you need it. Your strobe seems more powerful and your light more dramatic when you have versatility in controlling light spread and aren't wasting light where it isn't wanted or needed. The reflector mounts onto B1/D1 series strobes using Profoto's usual Profoto snap lock, just like their speedring.

                  For further light control, Profoto grids can be placed in this zoom reflector. They are held snugly with a spring clip on the grid's edge, and removable via a pull tab.

                  The reflectors are nicely designed and well built, but shockingly expensive (minus 1 star). I wish Profoto made it easy to mount gels on B1/D1 strobes in some more elegant way than taping gels in place (minus a 2nd star).

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Big improvement!

                  By KW

                  from Florida

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Profoto Zoom Reflector 2:

                      After owning the original profoto zoom reflector the zoom 2 is a big improvement. No need for an additional adaptor for a grid and the shape of the reflector seems to produce better light. Great buy.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Good Product. Highly Recommend.

                      By Scott the Wedding Photog

                      from Edmond, OK

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about Profoto Zoom Reflector 2:

                      Does exactly what it says. It's a good product and one I won't mind carrying around in my gear. I highly recommend it to other pro photogs.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      I am now a huge Profoto fan.

                      By James

                      from Orlando, Florida

                      Comments about Profoto Zoom Reflector 2:

                      This is a great addition to my pro photo collection. Now I would love to get one more of these. They're great for lighting a subject from behind and is even better when you have the grid to go along with it. These are nice and simple to use.

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Versatile

                      By Alan

                      from Redmond, WA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Profoto Zoom Reflector 2:

                          As with all Profoto modifiers, this is expensive, but well worth the cost. Great control over light is possible with the zoom, and the build quality is great.

                           
                          5.0

                          Sturdy equipment

                          By John

                          from Atlanta

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attaches Securely
                          • Durable
                          • Long-Lasting

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • General Use
                            • Indoors
                            • Portraits

                            Comments about Profoto Zoom Reflector 2:

                            Profot makes great stuff. The downside is the expense, but I know that I will be getting a durable product that functions as it should. It is well built.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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