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ImpactStrobros Beauty Dish Version II for On-Camera Flash
 
4.3

(based on 48 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (29)
  • Lightweight (19)
  • Compact (17)
  • Durable (14)
  • Great picture quality (10)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (5)
  • Flimsy construction (4)
  • Poor image quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (22)
  • Weddings (21)
  • Portraits (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (15), Semi-pro photographer (12), Photo enthusiast (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (36)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Works great!

I recently purchased a soft box set up for my SB900 flash. I purchased this as a "throw in" at the last minute. Mainly because of the price and the...Read complete review

I recently purchased a soft box set up for my SB900 flash. I purchased this as a "throw in" at the last minute. Mainly because of the price and the potential gain. I am very pleased with the results. I have a beauty dish in the studio and the results are similar. It disperses / softens the flash and creates a more even light making it much more complimentary for the subject. The portability of a little beauty dish is great. It fits on the flash well and the velcro helps to keep it on.The SB900 flash is known to heat up and shut itself down. Especially with the plastic dome or other attachments on the end of it. This did happen to me with this on. However, it was while shooting several individuals, baseball teams, one right after another so this is something to pay attention to. I did a portrait session with 2 young ladies and this was not a problem at all.Overall I am impressed with the results. It's very convenient to have a little portable beauty dish to bring along.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Very flawed piece of gear.

If you have read any reviews of this beauty dish casting a bad shadow in the middle of whatever you're shooting, take that to heart. It renders this item essentially useless. The shadow...Read complete review

If you have read any reviews of this beauty dish casting a bad shadow in the middle of whatever you're shooting, take that to heart. It renders this item essentially useless. The shadow in the middle is obvious. Which is the exact opposite of what one would by this for. I sent the manufacturer an email asking if there was a solution to the problem that I hadn't thought of.... that was 3 weeks ago, no response of any sort, which was another knock on that company that I had read over and over. Should have listened..... bad product and zero product support.

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5.0

Nice little accessory

By Chris

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Strobros Beauty Dish Version II for On-Camera Flash:

This is a great little accessory that is a must to have. Small enough to carry around with you for everyday use or just in case. Delivers a nice, soft light that really enhances your subject.

 
3.0

Bit Flimsy and knocked off too easily off my flash.

By John

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Strobros Beauty Dish Version II for On-Camera Flash:

Bit flimsy and knocked it off my flash a few times. Found gave better shots by removing the center piece of the beauty dish and just shooting through the white dish.

(0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Piece of JUNK !!!!

By Ralfy

from Undisclosed

Site Member

Comments about Impact Strobros Beauty Dish Version II for On-Camera Flash:

Took a few shots with this dish and images came out dark.  I will be returning this JUNK tomorrow !
Good idea, but very poor design. 
The designers meant well but this is a Super FAIL.
Sucks i have to make the long trip back to B&H.

Btw B&H has the largest selection of photography and Video gear in the entire city of New York !!!
They by far have the best customer service. Their service is second to none !
Their restrooms for their customers are fancy. That should tell you how much they focus on excellent  customers service.
Unlike Adorama where the staff acts like they are more knowledgable than their customers. 
They have very  poor customers service.
My experience at B&H is always an enjoyable experience even if i don't purchase anything.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I would buy this product again

By anahurtadophoto

from Hollywood, Florida

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Strobros Beauty Dish Version II for On-Camera Flash:

great flash diffuser ... the light comes out soft and delicate to light up the faces in events.. portraits.. fashion.. amazing... I love it

 
5.0

Strobe On cash Beauty Dish

By Baron

from White Plains NY

Comments about Impact Strobros Beauty Dish Version II for On-Camera Flash:

Perfect portable flash device

 
4.0

easy to transport beauty dish!

By Sbemo

from Los Angeles

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Impact Strobros Beauty Dish Version II for On-Camera Flash:

      The only thing I would like to see is a diffuser option come with the dish

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      nice , portable unit

      By moshe

      from dallas tx

      Comments about Impact Strobros Beauty Dish Version II for On-Camera Flash:

      Good for on camera flash

       
      5.0

      Beauty dish

      By NIKON Bee

      from Illinois

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos

        Comments about Impact Strobros Beauty Dish Version II for On-Camera Flash:

        I have been looking for a product such as this for a while. Very happy with it.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        The best

        By Patience

        from B&H

        Comments about Impact Strobros Beauty Dish Version II for On-Camera Flash:

        My item was delivered on time and I love it. ? to B&H Photos

         
        4.0

        Great External Flash Addition

        By Mike

        from Mahomet, IL

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Impact Strobros Beauty Dish Version II for On-Camera Flash:

            I use this product for quick employee directory images. It works great, does what it supposed to do, with easy handling. It would be nice if it was just a couple inches larger.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Works Great!

            By Photos by Phil Costa

            from New City, N.Y.

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Even Light Coverage
            • Great Picture Quality

            Cons

            • Bulky

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Impact Strobros Beauty Dish Version II for On-Camera Flash:

            I have used this modifier on my Quantum flash units, in conjunction with my Nikon D4 cameras.I removed the flash disks to allow the flash bulb to be exposed, and it provides very even light output. Many of my subjects are political candidates in the national spotlight, and quality is a must. I use extra duty velcro fastening tape, and it makes for a sturdy fit. It is a little cumbersome in large crowd, but it is a great product! Highly recomneded!!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Good for the price

            By C McCarthy

            from Michigan

            Comments about Impact Strobros Beauty Dish Version II for On-Camera Flash:

            I've had a few problems with the disc shifting to the sides but other than that it works well

            (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Not too sure what to make of it

            By Lara in Lauderdale

            from Fort Lauderdale

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Flimsy Construction

              Best Uses

                Comments about Impact Strobros Beauty Dish Version II for On-Camera Flash:

                I'm not quite sure yet what to make of this thing.
                I haven't fully explored it yet, but so far I'm unimpressed. I'm having trouble making it stay on the speedlite. I also haven't gotten the knack yet of which power and how exactly it should be positioned for the best effect. But I've only played around with it once and will give it a few more tries.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Not for me

                By Yervant

                from Warwick, RI

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Poor Image Quality

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Impact Strobros Beauty Dish Version II for On-Camera Flash:

                  Didn't care for this product. The quality is very good and it fits flashes well. The problem is that your picture will have a shadow on it from the diffusing circle that you attach.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  3.0

                  Good basic

                  By cameratales

                  from Salt Lake City, UT

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                  • Flimsy Construction

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Impact Strobros Beauty Dish Version II for On-Camera Flash:

                  Good for basic lighting.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  superb on the flash light modifier

                  By PhotosTM

                  from McKinney, TX

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Great Picture Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Impact Strobros Beauty Dish Version II for On-Camera Flash:

                    This little device produces an amazing light quality for the size of it. I use it on my "on camera" flash and it's GREAT!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Strobros Beauty Dish Version II

                    By epaulibus

                    from Albuquerque, New Mexico

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Great Picture Quality

                    Cons

                    • Bulky

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Impact Strobros Beauty Dish Version II for On-Camera Flash:

                      Very nice light modifier. I am really happy with it so far. It works fabulously on camera, but it is a bit bulky. On my light stand used as a 45 degree fill it is first rate. I am going to buy another soon.

                      I am very happy with this product. It is reasonably well made and works great.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      4.0

                      Surprisingly good!

                      By ronrfoto

                      from Virginia

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Great Picture Quality
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Ceo Portraits
                        • Food
                        • News
                        • Still-life Product
                        • Travel
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Impact Strobros Beauty Dish Version II for On-Camera Flash:

                        So, this relatively inexpensive attachment really throws out a nice light. I use it for on the fly, grip and grin stuff. but if you do wireless/corded, it covers a plate/beverage nicely via arm length hand held for food photography. It's not really big enough to use as a beauty dish, but more of a directional beam of light off to the side.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        5.0

                        Beauty Dish Version II for Speedlight

                        By Dad

                        from Ottawa, Ontario CA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good price

                        Cons

                        • None

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Studio Use

                        Comments about Impact Strobros Beauty Dish Version II for On-Camera Flash:

                        The product was ordered and arrived quickly.
                        The dish was easy to attach to the speedlight I purchased 2 of them and used on 2 diff speedlights.

                        I ordered 15 & 25 degree honey comb with the dish and I use it for rim lighting. They work very well.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        5.0

                        Espectacular

                        By Oreamuno

                        from west palm beach

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Great Picture Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about Impact Strobros Beauty Dish Version II for On-Camera Flash:

                          A decir verdad tenia mis reservas en cuanto a usar este pequeño disco en mi flash... pero sobrepaso mis expectativas. Deja una luz muy limpia y suaviza magníficamente las sobras.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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