Omega Reflector – the First Shoot-Through Reflector
Earlier this week Westcott introduced a new and innovative reflector called the Omega Reflector. This new light accessory said to be the world’s first 10-in-1 shoot-through reflector combining the effect of a traditional reflector with the that of a beauty dish and a ring flash.
The Omega Reflector was designed by California based photographer Jerry Ghionis (who also designed the Ice light which we have covered here several times in the past). The unit measures 38″ x 45″ (or 96 cm over 114 cm) and has a unique feature – a 2:3 removable center frame as well as 5 interchangeable surfaces.
Omega Reflector with available light
The center opening allows the photographer to shoot through the reflector and get a unique effect as can be seen in some of Westcott’s examples. It can be used to control both natural light (including a light from a window as you can see in the video above) and speedlites and can also be used as a normal large reflector.
Omega Reflector for use with speedlites
The Omega folds down to 1/3 of its size for easy carrying and in terms of cost you can find it on B&H for just under a $100.
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