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Mar 03, 2009 20:46 |  #1

Has anyone tried out these beauty dish attachments? They're from Viewfinder Photography out of UK.

http://cgi.ebay.com …_RL?hash=item20​0228077208 (external link)


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Mar 03, 2009 21:15 |  #2

I would never buy one....:rolleyes:
That thing is never going to give you any type of beauty dish effect.
Maybe remove the center disk and you might have something to hold their colored lenses.
Then again a couple bucks for sheet of Rosco will do that


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Mar 04, 2009 00:54 |  #3

I agree with JK.

For a better deal, try something like this and rig up your own mount. http://cgi.ebay.com …1019&_trksid=p4​634.c0.m14 (external link)


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Nov 15, 2012 16:17 |  #4

I know J Kacey mentioned that your first link would not give any beauty dish effect.

Forgive my ignorance but why is that? To me it looks like it bounces a speedlight like any other beauty dishes. Is there something I'm missing?




  
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Nov 15, 2012 16:20 |  #5

Candid wrote in post #15250134 (external link)
I know J Kacey mentioned that your first link would not give any beauty dish effect.

Forgive my ignorance but why is that? To me it looks like it bounces a speedlight like any other beauty dishes. Is there something I'm missing?

I'm just guessing because the link isnt there anymore but its probably regarding size. As beauty dishes gained popularity there were a lot of companies producing 4 or 6 inch "speedlight" beauty dishes. All they would do is eat flash power.




  
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Nov 15, 2012 16:28 |  #6

Since the OP had mentioned the company, I though he meant this unit

http://www.viewfinderp​hotography.co.uk …able-fitting-adaptor.html (external link)

Or the larger one

http://www.viewfinderp​hotography.co.uk …able-fitting-adaptor.html (external link)

Which seems pretty sizeable




  
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Nov 15, 2012 16:42 |  #7

http://www.viewfinderp​hotography.co.uk …cts/Mini-Beauty-Dish.html (external link)

or maybe this.... in the 3 years this thread has languished product lines can grow.




  
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Nov 15, 2012 16:52 |  #8

Indeed.

Some of us are just a bit slow. Definately think I'd go large for a more diffuse light. Couple that with a cheap ebay adapter and your laughing

http://www.ebay.com …ories&hash=item​3cc900e1bf (external link)

Dont see a dual speedlight version right enough. Led to believe if shooting into the sun a twin speedlight is a must




  
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Nov 15, 2012 18:22 |  #9

Candid wrote in post #15250257 (external link)
Indeed.

Some of us are just a bit slow. Definately think I'd go large for a more diffuse light. Couple that with a cheap ebay adapter and your laughing

http://www.ebay.com …ories&hash=item​3cc900e1bf (external link)

Dont see a dual speedlight version right enough. Led to believe if shooting into the sun a twin speedlight is a must

Beauty dishes are the most misunderstood modifiers out there. They are often misused. Shooting into the sun requires a lot of power. Depending on the effect you want even two speedlites may leave you short on power.




  
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Nov 18, 2012 17:18 |  #10

I have the Kacey 22" dish with a double speedlight bracket which works well with a 580EXII and we use it both in the studio and outdoors.
I took it along yesterday on a number of family portrait shoots (two separate parties of 10+ family members) at a nearby park where the contrasty midday to mid afternoon ambient lighting was sure to prove challenging. The quick peek I had last night at the raw images looked much better than I expected for the conditions. When my wife catches up on a large post processing backlog, I'll post some on our blog and facebook page. The Kacey dish and bracket is a lot more expensive than the cheaper ebay alternative I was going to buy, but I'm glad I made the investment after seeing good reviews on this forum - it does the job nicely and is built to last.


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