Designed by world-renowned photographer Joel Grimes, this 24" collapsible beauty dish softbox is an ultra-portable modifier built with convenience in mind. This beauty dish directs a soft, clean pattern of light straight toward your subject. With a custom-designed white interior and durable components, this modifier creates true beauty dish lighting when paired with a strobe or continuous monolight.
The Rapid Box Beauty Dish is constructed with solid aluminum umbrella-inspired framework. This design maximizes durability, minimizes weight, eliminates the need for separate support rods, and makes setup a breeze. Everything is simple, quick, and compact. After your shoot, the Rapid Box Beauty Dish breaks down instantly into a sleek carry case for travel and storage.
By partnering high-end materials with a quick-collapse frame, our Rapid Box modifier series will give you the professional results you want without the tedious setup.
The Rapid Box Beauty Dish is engineered for durability and years of use in the field. This modifier is constructed with ultra-durable components including an all-metal locking collar and 16 all-metal ribs.
The Beauty Dish's white interior is reflective and softening, perfect for creating neutral highlights in beauty and fashion portraits.
Commercial photographer Joel Grimes has nearly thirty years of experience in the field. Throughout his successful career, Joel's assignments have taken him to every state across the USA and to over fifty countries around the globe. Aside from his commercial work, Joel views himself as an ambassador for the photographic creative process, teaching hands-on workshops around the world as a Canon Explorer of Light.
The Rapid Box Beauty Dish is designed for use with a variety of popular strobes and continuous light heads. This turnkey modifier attaches directly to your light source without any additional adapters.
The Rapid Box Beauty Dish's diffusion panel is constructed with an all-natural, unbleached nylon fabric. Unlike processed diffusion fabrics, this fabric will soften your light source without altering its color temperature.
The included flat metal deflector plate minimizes hot spots and creates stunning and dramatic beauty dish-style light output.
After seeing one of these Rapid Box prototypes in action in Joel’s hands almost a year before, I was excited at the chance to do get my hands on one and put it through the paces in my personal workflow. This modifier has become one of the go-to pieces of gear in my bag.
My initial reaction of the BD a year ago was that it was pretty cool. Having never used a dish or box like this, I was impressed with the ease of setup and tear down. The ribs held the fabric tight and it didn't feel flimsy or cheap. The speed ring (I used the one for the PCB Einstein) is SOLID. Dare I say more solid than some of the other foldable soft boxes made by competitors.
The only thing I'm not too sure of is the 40 degree grid that is optional. It takes some getting used to especially if you're like me and used to using 15 and 30 degree grids. That being said, I highly recommend this beauty dish! It's pretty epic. :)
You can check out my blog to see a more in-depth review and images made with the BD!