MOLA REFLECTORS.....Light beams tend to radiate from a light source in all direction from 1 to 360 degrees in all dimensions of space. The sun, or even a good old fashioned light bulb clearly demonstrate this tendency.
While the inclination to scatter is useful in many applications, it is the enemy of the photographer seeking to control the direction & intensity of light
To reduce light scatter, photographers use reflectors which gather beams headed in the wrong direction & redirect them toward a subject. Unfortunately, many of the common reflector configurations now available are either unwieldy or inefficient
That's why the Mola reflectors have been created. Mola's unique designs allow you to get more work out of less light. Designed by a photographer for photographers, the Mola reflectors captures & focuses light with maximum efficiency
It is shaped to intercept all paths of light, no matter which direction they leave the flash tube, & redirect them toward the subject. This is a big improvement on most softboxes, which can only focus a portion of the light available
Mola reflectors also have many built-in features designed to simplify & speed up handling. The Euro & Demi's shallow profile takes up less valuable studio space, while making it easy to balance on stand or boom
The Mola Mantti is the largest reflector of all 4 designs, measuring 43.5" in diameter with a shallow profile just 9.5" deep. The Mantti reflector is Mola Softlights most recent design. It's purpose is to create a high efficiency, broad source by compressing the body of the Euro reflector by 25% & enlarging it's surface area by 30 %.
The Mola Mantti's shallow profile & patented undulations allow this reflector to increase output & provide greater contrast than conventional softboxes.
Mola Demi, Euro & Mantti create an even core of light surrounded by a smoothly graduated feathered edge...about a half a stop difference from the center to outer edge. Because the Mola reflects lights natural shape, the natural pearly aura of complexion highlights are accentuated, & have an unusual opportunity to precisely control the intensity of specular highlighting.
The Setti allows the flash head to move along the center axis & in this way can radiate a varied stream of light by simply moving the position of the flash tube within the deep contours of the reflector which makes the Setti unique from the Euro & Demi.
The Setti heightens the light energy & concentrates the light to produce greater contrast along with a harder edge unlike that of the Demi, Euro or Mantti.
To create different effects, light feathering can be easily modified by diffusion by using the front nylon diffuser in conjunction with the interior opal diffusion glass. This combination of diffusion either together or used separately makes the Mola Demi,Euro, Setti & the Mantti extraordinarily flexible light shaping tools.
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Got this and had to purchase the adapter to attach it to my elinchrom lights. Attaches securly, but adds a lot of weight to the stand, so a sandbag/counter balance is recommended. Excellent quality of light. Without the honeycomb, there's a lot of spread. Great for portraits. Well worth the money. This beauty dish is pretty big too. For the cost of this, I wanted to get a case for it and I got a flashpoint case for $90 bucks from Adorama and it fits perfectly, but it's a big case and taked up some room in my car when hauling all of the gear. The attached photo was shot with the honeycomb attached with a super-white background, so you can see how much the honeycomb really reduces the spread. Sooo glad I bought this dish!!!