About two years ago, Chimera showed us the first collapsible beauty dish at WPPI, something that promised to make traveling with the bulky, often heavy modifier a lot easier. However, with a price point of $230, it was a bit pricey for many. In the past few days, Phottix has released their version of the collapsable beauty dish. It has several distinctly different features that separate it from the Chimera version, but there is one thing that will stand out: the price is only $75.
"There are no separate rods, no bending, contorting, cursing or asking for assistance. You can have a Phottix Luna Folding Octa assembled and on your studio light in less than a minute. Great to take on-location, easy to carry and transport in the included carrying bag. Interchangable speed rings mean you can use this modifier on many different studio strobes. Use it with a Bowens-compatible adapter and the Phottix HS Speed Mount for use with a hot shoe flash. " It looks like it ships with a Bowens speed ring, but you can get other speed rings from Phottix or use your own.
We have a Phottix Luna Beauty Dish in studio now, and we'll let you know what we think of the build quality and performance in our upcoming review. Until then... what do you think? Would you consider it? Do you think the light will look the same as those shot with a conventional beauty dish?