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Beauty dish for Canon 600EX-RT flash
« on: January 17, 2013, 12:39:17 PM »
Hello,

I'm looking for a portable beauty dish to use with this flash either hand held close to the model or on a stand.   I saw one used by a photographer on a YouTube tutorial once and unfortunately cannot recall the site.  I think he was using Nikon gear though.   I've seen a retailer on eBay with different modifier kits that includes a beauty dish for each specific model of speedlite except the Canon 600EX-RT.

I'll look forward to any recommendations.

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Beauty dish for Canon 600EX-RT flash
« on: January 17, 2013, 12:39:17 PM »

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Re: Beauty dish for Canon 600EX-RT flash
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2013, 12:44:26 PM »
I've not used them, but I've read good things from photographers I trust about the Lumodi dishes.
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Re: Beauty dish for Canon 600EX-RT flash
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2013, 01:38:11 AM »
I have several beauty dishes, including the 14" Lumodi.  I like the Lumodi, but the main problem is how flimsy the speedlite mount is.  It's basically just a piece of cardboard with velcro strap, not sturdy at all, and I suspect it won't last long especially in the field.  Lumodi 18" comes with better mounting system, but 18" is a bit too large for true portability.  My other dishes are larger studio units, heavy and not portable. 

Something like this may be worth looking into:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Beauty-Dish-Diffuser-Kit-for-Canon-430-EX-580-EX-II-/221177631242?pt=Camera_Flash_Accessories&hash=item337f36d20a


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Re: Beauty dish for Canon 600EX-RT flash
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2013, 03:36:17 AM »
Drjio.
It looks great. Do you think there will be a cable required to run from the camera to the flash or there will be electronic connections which will fire the flash.
I know I am not wording this correctly.
Let me try again: Will the flash work as if it is mounted directly on the hot shoe?
Thx.
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Re: Beauty dish for Canon 600EX-RT flash
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2013, 04:58:45 AM »
Looks like a cold shoe, sanj...

So cable or triggers or a 600EX...
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Re: Beauty dish for Canon 600EX-RT flash
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2013, 09:39:54 PM »
Drjio.
It looks great. Do you think there will be a cable required to run from the camera to the flash or there will be electronic connections which will fire the flash.
I know I am not wording this correctly.
Let me try again: Will the flash work as if it is mounted directly on the hot shoe?
Thx.
Sanjay

If you plan to really hold the beauty dish with one hand, then a hotshoe cable trigger would be fine.  If you plan to have the BD on some portable stand farther away from camera, then a wireless remote trigger would be needed, Canon or 3rd party, ETTL or manual. 

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Re: Beauty dish for Canon 600EX-RT flash
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2013, 04:25:20 AM »
Thank you guys

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Re: Beauty dish for Canon 600EX-RT flash
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