Flashpoint Q Series 6" Beauty Dish Reflector for "A" Size for Shoe Mounted Flashes

Flashpoint

About Flashpoint

The "Q" Series Beauty Dish Reflector measures 6" in diameter and comes with a silver deflector panel. It redirects the bounced, rectangular output of a standard shoe flash into a more diffused, flattering pattern of light. Light emitted using the Beauty Dish Reflector is soft and shadowless. Just like the name implies the result is similar to using a studio beauty dish reflector.

The Beauty Dish is secured to the flash with a velcro strap.

Available in "A" and "B" series. Size "A", Fits: Canon 580EX, 580EXII, 550EX, 540EX, Nikon SB900, Metz 40MZ2, 54MZ3, MZ 440AF, MZ AF1, Sigma EF-500DG Super, ST Sunpak 2000DZ, 266D,, Vivitar 2500, 273, 3500, 850AF, Pentax AF-360, AF-540

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Easy to use (13),Lightweight (13),Versatile (5),Consistent output (4),Durable (4),Packs small / compresses (3)
Cons:
Heavy / bulky (4)
Best Uses:
Portraits (9),Family photos (4),Fill flash (4),Photojournalism (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Semi-pro photographer (8),Pro photographer (6)

Reviews about this item

Review Snapshot®

 
4

(based on 16 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

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  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

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  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good to have!

Well constructed, the bowl is made of metal straps on like the Gary Fong diffuser but no light is wasted toward the back. Bulky but that's OK. I plan to get another for my 430EX.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good for Beauty Portraits

This beauty dish reflector is good for portraits.It is especially good for beauty portraits used in fashion,wedding, and images that need a concentrated beam of light.

Reviewed by 16 customers

 
5.0

The best small flash diffuser

By

from San Diego CA  -  Pro Photographer

I have used many small flash diffusers this is the best ever! It creates a soft fill perfect for balancing available light. It creates a nice round catchlight. The only thing it isn't is compact, but I will take the trade off for such a useful light shaping tool.

 
3.0

Flashpoint Q Series 6" Beauty Dish

By

from LA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

For its small size if used close and with a dome diffuser and diffusion cover the quality of light is very nice. The grids are a very good addition. However the loss in stops needs to be considered, Over all a good product,

 
4.0

im telling everyone with a flash to one.

By

from Bonner Springs ks  -  Casual Photographer

I really like this product , I took some great pictures with it..if you can help me , im looking for a canon 70-200 f2.8 is, used

 
2.0

Not Quite Junk But Close

By

from Doylestown, PA  -  Pro Photographer

Beauty Dish itself is OK but the concept of a beauty dish on a speedlight is pretty silly to begin with. I got this to use in combination with the accessory grid for a somewhat softer, directional light rather than as a singular modifier but the grids simply fall out. They make a nice sound when they hit the floor but chasing them as they roll around isn't exactly fun. Some duct tape on the edges provides enough friction to hold them in but anytime you need to use tape to get a new product to work properly you know you have a bad design. That said, the light is pretty good from the modifier and it does attach nicely to an SB 910.

 
4.0

A Useful item

By

from Sparkill, NY  -  Semi-pro Photographer

It would be useful if a guide to explain the effects of the filters were included

 
4.0

Small, Sturdy and Versatile

By

from Thompson, Manitoba, Canada  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I have just received the 6" beauty dish to use with my SB910. It is well built, easy to pack, quick to attach to the flash and will not fall off during use. I have used it as a fill light for portraits. I look forward to exploring various uses along with its accessory colored filters and grids.

 
4.0

The next best thing to setting lights up

By

from Henderson, Nevada  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I find this product great for quick portraits as well as street photography.

 
3.0

Pretty good

By

from Virginia  -  Pro Photographer

I use for Portraits and some events. I like the soft light, but it does fall off my flash and has become quite dented. The accessory gels break easily when the unit hits the ground. Once broken, they are unusable.

 
5.0

a great light former for flashguns

By

from singapore  -  Semi-pro Photographer

An amazing light former, great for its size, great lighting for portraits if held close

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Speedlight Beauth dish

By

from Phoenix, Arizona  -  Semi-pro Photographer

It is a little small making which makes the light a bit harsh. Clever, though & looks better than a DYI (if that matters to you)

Q&A

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Questions about this item:

Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
PHILIP R  I saw it in use by Joe McNally in a Kelby Training video. Nice compact dish.
Richard H  Will this fit on the Canon 600RT flash? No mention on either the A or B series as to whether it is compatible. It shows the old 580EX and EXII but nothing for the 600RT.
LAWRENCE S  Yes, it does fit.
Bill E  what flashes does the "B" series fit?
JOMARY R  If fit great with my SB900 although I dont use it much I would like to learn.

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