Today, Profoto released the OCF Beauty Dish, a collapsible 24-inch beauty dish for use with their popular B1 and B2 heads. Designed to be ultra-portable while still offering the highly sought-after quality of light afforded by a beauty dish, it looks to be a great solution for on-location photographers who desire portability without compromising creative lighting capabilities.
Beauty dishes are often a double-edged sword. Whereas they offer a quality of light that many fashion, portrait, and wedding photographers seek for its high contrast, dramatic look, they are rather cumbersome to transport and often prone to denting, which affects the way light is reflected and transmitted by the dish. Profoto seeks to solve both these dilemmas by offering a collapsible option. Weighing only 1.3 pounds, it's sure to be a favorite of on-location photographers, who can easily transport it without fear of damage and have many options for its use, from traditional placement on a stand to handholding.
The OCF Beauty Dish comes in silver and white and includes a deflector plate, front diffuser, and carrying case and requires a speedring for use. However, from now until June 7, Profoto is offering a free OCF Beauty Dish with the purchase of a B1 or B2. Available to ship today, you can order it below: