nikonpdx 3:34am, 10 March 2009
I made a beauty dish for an SB800 from some of the online instructions in the strobist groups, then ended up building an extra one that would fit both the SB800 and and white lightning strobe. So, if anyone is interested I have no need for two and I have about $15 in materials in it if you want the one that fits just the SB800. I'm not sure how it will fit other strobes, a friend uses the same design with a Canon430ex and says it's a tight fit but works. I'd be happy to meet you and let you try your flash on it. I'm going to try and post some pics. Drop me an email here on flickr if you're interested. First come basis.

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GeoFX 9 years ago
Thanks for the link.
DougBPhoto 9 years ago
I am looking forward to working with the dish..

The folks I was going to meet right after I met you were quite impressed and wondered about how to make their own!!!

Thanks again,

doug B
pdxblazer503 9 years ago
Love it, if you have extra one, I'd love to pay for it
nikonpdx 9 years ago
here's the site I used to make, it, with a few changes. Mainly I'd recommend using a 25 CD spindle rather than a 50, the light it creates is much more evenly spread

davidtejada.blogspot.com/2008/04/beauty-dish-for-sb-800.html


Jim
Doug S photo 9 years ago
yep those are the same instructions i used to build my dish and I love the results... the smaller cd spindle (25 disc) is better for spreading the light around. The only problem I have is that the dish itself is pretty flexible while the white paint is not... so if it gets dropped (which is bound to happen sooner or later) the paint chips off dish. Other than that, it works beautifully.
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