Phottix Spartan Beauty Dish
The 28" Spartan Beauty Dish
from Phottix is both a beauty
dish and an Octa softbox. Location shooting was always problematic with
beauty dishes which required large cases and were subject to denting.
The collapsible design of the Spartan Beauty Dish solves that problem
and shortens setup time to seconds. The dish has a central deflector
that bounces the light backwards and directs it outwards to produce
that soft but crisp look favored by fashion photographers.
Remove the deflector and replace it with the included inner diffuser
and the front diffuser and you have an Octa softbox - a favorite of
portrait photographers for its wrap-around light quality and
natural-looking catchlight reflections in their subject's eyes. For
more dramatic results, mount the included collapsible fabric grid to
the front of the softbox. The grid combines the softness of the Octabox
with the directional control of a hard reflector while controlling
spill light. The Spartan Beauty Dish is compatible with separately
purchased Phottix speedrings and most popular flash heads.