We believe that Lencarta are the first manufacturer to introduce beauty dishes with warm matt white interiors - so what are the advantages and disadvantages of white compared to silver?
Advantages of white beauty dishes 1. They produce softer light 2. When used with a honeycomb they do not create a shadow of the honeycomb, reflected from the interior of the dish.
Disadvantages of white beauty dishes They are about .8 of a stop less efficient in terms of light output, although this is not usually important as they are typically used very close to the subject
Beauty Dishes are the favourite light shaping tool of fashion, glamour and portrait photographers who have moved beyond soft lighting and who want to emphasise high cheekbones and good complexions.
These comparison photos were taken with both the camera and the beauty dishes in exactly the same position.
Unlike the light from softboxes, the light is very controlled and directional and so is also ideal for backlighting and rimlighting, and for when vignettes are wanted. A free diffuser is included, this softens the light when needed and creates a light similar to that of a perfectly round softbox.
A honeycomb grid is also available. This allows even greater control of both light spread and flare and can produce stunning, dramatic lighting with very hard shadow transfer edges if required.
A smaller, 40cm (15.7") model is also available
By default, it will fit on Lencarta & Bowens flash heads but you can add a different speedring, to fit either Elinchrom, Bowens, Lencarta, Profoto.
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