Adorama 21" Beauty Dish Reflector for Bowens Light Units

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About Adorama

Beauty dishes are used frequently in fashion photography. One way to identify their use is to check the catch lights in the eyes of the photographic subject. With traditional dishes, the highlight will be round with a small darker dot in the center (that's the source of the light that bounces back into the dish). It's possible to put diffusion material on a beauty dish so the light is softer--therefore, you won't see the dark center but a circular highlight instead.

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Adorama Features

  • Polished Sliver interior
  • Includes De-flector
  • Accepts grids

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Reviewed by 3 customers




from Canton, GA  -  Pro Photographer

I absolutely love the look this dish gives to women. Very easy to use and gives out a no shadow light.


Excellent product and great value


from Chicago, IL  -  Semi-pro Photographer

This is an excellent dish, at a fraction of the cost of an original Bowens dish or any other expensive brand. I was skeptical at first, but the dish works wonders. It has a diffusing sock, that it fit quite tight. This dish is perfect for beauty shoots, portraits, close-ups, etc. It runs hot after a while. However, after a year of use and storage, the paint is intact and not scratches. I also use this with my Canon Speed lights. I bought a Speed light to Bowens adapter, and now I use all my Bowens accessories, including the dish, with the Speedlite. If you don't have a Bowens light with an "S" adapter ("bayonet") like the Bowens Gemini series, then you will need an adapter, usually a Speedring. There are some d lights like White Lightning (old version) that don't have an adapter for Bowens, so it won't work there. If you have a Photogenic or other equipment then you will need to buy separately an adapter for Bowens. If you can't find the adapter, then it won't work unless you make it work with some drilling and cutting (not recommended ). So, look for the adapter first if your lights are not Bowens or have an "S" connector. Thanks

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from Philadelphia, PA  -  Pro Photographer

The 21 inch beauty was a great buy. The dish delivers softness with added contrast. It is important to remember when using a beauty dish that the ideal spot for the dish is twice the diameter of the dish it self; a 22 inch beauty should be 44 inches away form your subject.


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Shopper  hello there i have a couple of bowens 500 with shoftboxes, i wan´t to get the beauty dish, sorry about my ignorance but do i need an adapter to make the dish fit on the gemini 500 or it already comes ready to fit??? thanks a lot cristina
WEI H  that should fit right onto the monolight. no adapter needed.
Shopper  I'm having trouble installing this on bowen light can any one tell me why is it so hard?
JOSE M  I have it for my Bowens lights, used on the Calumet Travelite and also on the Canon Speedlight with a Bowens adapter and worked fine. It's a bit tricky at first because of the bayonet, "S" mount and because the dish is on the heavy side, but it works with a bit of practice.
Shopper  This will fit right on the flashpoint 180T mono lights?
JOHN C  Not sure. I have other units.
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