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Any alternative to the Beauty Dish sold by Damian?


2 May 2012 1:17PM
I have seen and used the beauty dish that Damian McGillcuddy uses, yes it works very well but 186 + 9.99 for delivery is a bit steep to say the least.


Can anyone recommend a similar product for use with a speedlight? I have a bowens softbox but I would quite like something of a similar size and shape, a portable octobox perhaps?

Mainly to be uses as a light on a stick or stand for lighting one or two people.

Thanks

Stu

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2 May 2012 1:25PM
This is the dish btw

link
Miles Herbert e2
12 1.8k 4 United Kingdom
2 May 2012 1:43PM
Have a look at the Aurora Firefly ...

Aurora Firefly at Mr Cad

A shade bigger at 50cm but a lot cheaper at 109
keithh e2
11 23.4k 33 Wallis And Futuna
2 May 2012 1:54PM
ikett e2
4 372 England
2 May 2012 2:05PM
A pal of mine who's into flash swears by this firm , the kit I've seen looks well made.

Not used it personally another option to look at.
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
2 May 2012 4:15PM
Or there`s the Strobies XS bracket, 96 with a full sized beauty dish.

The brackets very handy if you plan an expanding on your light modifiers that use the standard "S" fitting.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Interfit-INT326-Strobies-XS-Bracket/dp/B002X6XE0C/ref=pd_ecc_rvi_cart_4
Coleslaw e2
9 13.4k 28 Wales
2 May 2012 4:19PM
Good suggestion, Paul, as I think Stuart already has the bracket too.
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
2 May 2012 4:21PM
Its a no brainer in that case then Smile
ianrobinson e2
5 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
2 May 2012 5:27PM
hi all can you tell me what a beauty dish does as opposed to a shoot through umbrella?

Good find Paul looked at that.

Ian
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
2 May 2012 5:41PM
Its not one of the lightest brackets going but I use them myself and can`t fault them Smile
Coleslaw e2
9 13.4k 28 Wales
2 May 2012 5:46PM
it makes your model looks beautiful, Ian.....LOL.....
2 May 2012 7:40PM

Quote:Hi all can you tell me what a beauty dish does as opposed to a shoot through umbrella?

Good find Paul looked at that.

Ian



The reasons I'm looking at one is it's more portable, less likely to catch the breeze, has a defined edge to the light from the results I have had and puts more focus on the subject. Plus it's really easy to hand hold. Plus they don't have a top and bottom as such so no matter which orientation the camera is at the dish can stay as is.
2 May 2012 7:45PM
This looks good but not in stock and has not been for a while by the looks Sad
2 May 2012 8:47PM
Actually it's a bit bigTongue
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
3 May 2012 2:21PM

Quote:Good find Paul looked at that


It does a good job, here`s another one, made one of those hand held booms for it using a cheap telescopic hiking pole, ignore the initial pic.

http://www.ephotozine.com/photo/---22161974

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