A great option for beginners
The translucent is a great option for beginners with no experience with off camera flashes. It creates a very soft light, similar to a diffused window light.
What is so great about this kind of light is that it won’t make skin imperfections as visible as what a beauty dish or a silver umbrella would.
It’s also interesting when a wide spread of light is required. For example, wedding photographers will love this for group shots, while portrait and studio photographers may use it as a fill light.