So… I finally got started with a blog to write about my favorite topic Lighting.

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 i.e. 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) and made an animated GIF to show the effect.

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 smiley

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.

If you want more technical data like exact size etc. go to Profoto’s B1X webpage

If you read Swedish I strongly recommend you to go to Stefan Tells blog ( where he has posted an objective review of the B1X with the OCF Zoom reflector.

You will find my animated pics here:

Next step is to compare how the OCF Magnum reflector on a B1 looks like compared with a standard Magnum on a ProHead. Coming soon…