Beauty Dish vs. Softbox – which one is better for beauty photography?

in this head to head shootout I am going to test 6 different modifer options that you can use in your next beauty shoot. Please let us know in the comments below which one you prefer close up and at 1 meter.

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Elinchrom Softlite White Beauty Dish Reflector (27.6″, 64°)
Mola Demi 22″ Beauty Dish
Elinchrom Rotalux Go Octa Softbox 60 cm (24’’)
Elinchrom Rotalux Go Adapter for Elinchrom
Elinchrom Rotalux Deep Octabox (70cm / 27.5”)
Elinchrom Rotalux Speed Ring for Elinchrom Flash Heads

Camera Stand
Studio Titan Camera Stand STA-01-360 MK2

Camera Gear:
Canon EOS R5
Canon RF 85mm F1.2 L USM

Lighting Gear:
Elinchrom ELC 500 Studio Monolight

This video was shot with a
Canon Cinema EOS C70

Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS Macro STM

Or a

Canon RF 28-70mm f/2 L USM Lens

Long GOP 4k and Canon C-Log2

Music: Evolution and Going Higher by Bensound

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