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I'm not a beginner, but I have not used a beauty dish before. I typically shoot young men and women who have the looks for it. Can you tell me what the differences are when one does have the skill you mention? Thanks.
The Buff dish would be an inexpensive way to get a taste of what a beauty dish can do. If after using it for a while you decide to upgrade to something else you can always sell it and get most of your money back.
The differences between similar dishes are often subtle and other factors that go into the making of an image, such as the skill of the photographer, makeup, styling, etc. are far more important.