Best reflector for photography: 5 top models tested and rated

PhotoPlus - Help Me Buy feature on photographic reflectors. 4 March 2014.

Best photographic reflectors: the verdict

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The smaller Strobies On-Camera reflector is handy for close-up portraits, but it’s not easy to use unless the subject is lit from behind.

Interfit’s 5-in-1 is versatile, easy to use and easily portable– ideal for smaller sized set ups, but for head and shoulders portraits something larger is required.

The Lastolite Mini Trigrip is perfect for small product shots, and the handle makes it easy to shoot one-handed, but it doesn’t come with a diffuser.

Westcott’s 6-in-1 reflector impressed; the extra diffuser panel means you can create more complex lighting setups, and the rounded-corner shape makes it easier to prop up than circular ones.

This kit is versatile, but it is quite heavy and bulky when folded down.

Our overall winner is the Metz 80cm 5-in-1 reflector: an ideal size for both product and half-body portraits, it offers plenty of colour options, it’s easy to use and it’s great value for money.

Best photographic reflectors: 01 Interfit STR122 Strobies On-Camera Reflector
Best photographic reflectors: 02 Interfit 5-in-1 56cm Reflector
Best photographic reflectors: 03 Metz 80cm 5-in-1 Reflector
Best photographic reflectors: 04 Lastolite Mini Trigrip 45cm Sunlite/Soft Silver
Best photographic reflectors: 05 Westcott 50cm 6-in01 Reflector Kit 
Best photographic reflectors: the verdict

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