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