Profoto New OCF Reflectors Zoom & Magnum

Profoto New OCF Reflectors Zoom & Magnum

I just got hold of the new OCF reflectors from Profoto and tested them against the wall so I can see how the zoom function impacts the light picture and how they compare against the standard Zoom and standard Magnum reflectors when they are mounted on a flat front monolight Profoto B1.

The setup was very simple, I put the light at 2 meters away from the wall and the camera with a 24-70mm lens on a stand 1 meter behind the light. I shot a picture at every zoom position (4-8)

I found the OCF reflectors much more effective since they are designed for the flat fronts that already have the built-in reflector. The OCF Zoom reflector gives you one f-stop more making a Profoto B1 equal to 1000Ws and the OCF Magnum reflector gives you two f-stop more making a Profoto B1 equal to 2000Ws. More than enough power for most of my type of shoots 

The size is really small on both of these and the OCF Zoom reflector can even be mounted on the B1 and still fit in the bags that the flashes come with.

For those of you who wants a grid or filter holder or snoot etc. the standard reflectors will still be available with all the modifiers you want. These OCF reflectors are optimized to be small and for the mobile warrior out there so there are no grids, shoots, filter holders etc making you bulky again.


OCF Zoom Reflector

Product no. 100772

The OCF Zoom Reflector is compact and lightweight which makes it ideal for shooting on-location. The OCF Zoom Reflector is so portable it even fits into the B1 case while mounted on the B1 or B1X - making it a handy timesaver when packing up. It doubles the effective light output at two meters range and also offers a wide beam angle adjustment range that extends light shaping opportunities further.

  • Compact and lightweight design for on-location use.
  • Up to 1.2 f-stops added light output.
  • Creates an even light spread with smooth fall-off.
  • Zoom function for adjusting light spread – shape the light by simply sliding the reflector back and forth on the head.
  • Light spread adjustable 55-85⁰ with B1X, B1, D1 and D2.
  • Easy to bring mounted onto your Profoto light – fits in BackPack M, Bag XS and Bag S Plus when mounted onto B1X, B1, D1 or D2.
  • Designed for years of professional use.
 

OCF Magnum Reflector

Product no. 100793

The OCF Magnum Reflector is compact and lightweight which makes it ideal for shooting on-location. The OCF Magnum Reflector is so portable it even fits into the B1 case while mounted on the B1 or B1X - making it a handy timesaver when packing up. It more than doubles the effective light output at two meters range making it perfect for throwing light over long distances without being overpowered by natural light. It also offers a wide beam angle adjustment range that extends light shaping opportunities further.

  • Compact and lightweight design for on-location use.
  • Up to 2 f-stops added light output.
  • Creates an even light spread with smooth fall-off.
  • Zoom function for adjusting light spread – shape the light by simply sliding the reflector back and forth on the head.
  • Light spread adjustable 40-80⁰ with B1X, B1, D1 and D2.
  • Protective case included.
  • Designed for years of professional use.

The Profoto OCF Magnum reflector is an 8" diameter reflector.  It does not have a recessed rim, so you cannot mount grids into the front of it.  That is not a negative: this reflector is not intended to be a grid holder - it is meant to throw and shape hard light. The inside of the reflector is faceted, as expected, and not stippled like some.  The outside has their standard black coating that almost looks like powder coating.  The mounting gasket is lighter than the standard ones, but seems sturdier than the one found on the OCF speed rings.  The included black nylon case is rigid in the useful sense, is zippered, and has a web buckle on the back to presumably attach to the outside of another camera bag or pack.

  The OCF Magnum reflector correctly focused at position 4 for maximum output.

The OCF Magnum reflector correctly focused at position 4 for maximum output.

  The OCF Magnum correctly focused at position 4 , Note that the front protrudes into the reflector. This is the correct position.

The OCF Magnum correctly focused at position 4 , Note that the front protrudes into the reflector. This is the correct position.


Profoto Standard Zoom reflector (zoom position 4-8)

 

New Profoto OCF Zoom reflector (zoom position 4-8)

 

Profoto Standard Magnum reflector

 

New Profoto OCF Magnum reflector