Profoto releases folding Beauty Dish for location work

Profoto has announced a new collapsible beauty dish for its B1 and B2 portable flashes.

Profoto OCF Beauty Dish

Swedish lighting manufacturer Profoto has announced a new collapsible beauty dish for its B1 and B2 portable flashes. Unlike a normal metal beauty dish, the OCF Beauty Dish is made out of fabric and rods like a softbox, making it lighter and allowing it to fold down for transport and storage.

Profoto OCF Beauty Dish

The idea of a folding beauty dish is not new: Profoto joins a bandwagon of manufacturers including Falcon Eyes, Aurora Litebank, Lastolite, Godox, Hensel, Multiblitz and Pixapro who have already released their own interpretation of the collapsible fabric beauty dish lighting accessory.

Profoto OCF Beauty Dish

According to the manufacturer, the Profoto OCF Beauty Dish uses “high-quality fabrics” and “[a] patent-pending design allows you to snap it onto the speedring without having to bend and fumble with the rods.”

There are white and silver-lined versions, depending on whether you want “softer and slightly more even” light, or an output with “more punch and contrast”. Each weighs 0.48kg and has a diameter of 56cm (2 feet).

Profoto OCF Beauty Dish Profoto OCF Beauty Dish

You can order the Profoto OCF Beauty Dish now for $179 from B&H Photo in the US, or £144 in the UK from Calumet Photo and other retailers.

What do you think? Would you like a more portable beauty dish?

David Selby
Based in Paris, France, David Selby is editor of Lighting Rumours, a part-time photographer and a quantitative analyst.
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