DIY Beauty Dish

Started May 31, 2011 | Discussions thread
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DIY Beauty Dish
May 31, 2011

Just finished making a 19" beauty dish. The observant among you might recognise what the dish started out as! I would have chosen a 22" dish but couldn't find one that big. I spent a long time looking at the ready made ones but couldn't justify the expense to myself so decided to have a go at making one.

What was needed was a custom bracket that would accommodate a 580 EXII and FlexTT5 as none of the currently available brackets seem to allow enough room for the two devices. This is especially a problem with umbrellas where the flash head ends up way above the centre so I made a similar bracket that puts the flash head very near the collumn.

The dish can be removed by undoing the three knurled knobs and a softbox fitted in its place.

As soon as I can find a "model" I'll post some shots taken with it.

Trevor

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