The Paul C Buff 22" High Output Silver Beauty Dish is a lighting modifier designed for use with AlienBee / Einstein strobe units. When used with the include deflector, it blankets the subject with a bright, even light that allows for more defined shadows than a typical softbox. If shadows seem a little too harsh or specularity of shiny objects is too extreme, we also include the translucent white diffusion sock that mimics the light quality of a softbox at the expense of 2.5 to 3 f-stops.
The beauty dish is a popular tool for fashion photography, as it defines the subject with a very three-dimensional light. It’s most commonly used at close distances with the deflector attached, but it’s also quite effective at long distances with the deflector removed. The High Output Silver Beauty Dish provides a narrow 45° beam spread when used alone without the diffusion sock, or can be widened to about 150° when the diffusion sock in mounted.
Please Note: The strobe unit and light stand pictured above are not included!