The 5-in-1 Premium 43″ Reflector with Handles from Phottix is a great way to fill in shadows and add tonality to your photos or video. A reversible sleeve has gold, silver, black and white surfaces that zip around a translucent white disc. The gold side provides a late afternoon sun look while the silver bounces a cooler, more contrasty look with emphasis on highlights and specularity. The white side provides a soft, neutral reflectance that’s great for filling in shadows and raising the tonal value of the shot. The black side provides negative reflectance or absorption of light. Use it to block light or subtract reflected light and create shadows or a lighting ratio. Used on its own, the translucent disc will quickly diffuse a harsh light source or reduce shadows and contrast in midday sunlight. The 5-in-1 sets up immediately and folds down quickly to one third its open size for storage and transport.
- Gold bounce panel gives a late afternoon warm glow – excellent for portrait work
- Silver bounce panel provides a high contrast reflective bounce light
- White bounce panel creates a bright, neutral light for filling in shadows and creating highlights
- Black panel absorbs light and does not allow reflection; it is suitable for blocking sunlight or window light that may create unwanted shadows, or for creating shadows by establishing a lighting ratio
- Translucent white panel is designed to diffuse transmitted light such as the sun, while softening shadows and contrast