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Chimera Speed Ring for Canon 420, 430 and Nikon SB600 Shoe-Mount Flashes

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This Chimera Speed Ring is designed to allow mounting of a Chimera, or other brand rectangular softbox to a Canon 430 or 420 Series, or Nikon SB600 shoe mount flash.

For larger flashes, such as the Canon 540, 550 and 580 Series
or the Nikon SB-2** or SB800 Series,  click here.

Chimera Speed Ring for Canon 420, 430 and Nikon SB600 Shoe-Mount Flashes
  • Hardware for mounting shoe mount flashes
  • 5 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    ChimeraSpeed Ring for Canon and Nikon Shoe-Mount Flashes
     
    4.3

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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      (0)

    88%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (7)
    • Attach securely (5)
    • Lightweight (4)
    • Long-lasting (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General purpose (5)
      • Indoors (4)
      • Outdoors (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (5), Pro photographer (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (8)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Simple to use, perfect for speedlights

      I have another softbox system for my Nikon speedlights, but the flash sits entirely inside the softbox. I prefer this Chimera setup because the IR and photo sensor stays outside the softbox and easily...Read complete review

      I have another softbox system for my Nikon speedlights, but the flash sits entirely inside the softbox. I prefer this Chimera setup because the IR and photo sensor stays outside the softbox and easily communicates with my SU-800 IR transmitter or other on-camera master strobe.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Not for a Strip lightbank 14X56

      I bought 2 of this speedring to use it with a Super Pro Plus Strip Softbox 14X56", and a Super Pro Plus Medium 36X48" in the beginning works OK, but...Read complete review

      I bought 2 of this speedring to use it with a Super Pro Plus Strip Softbox 14X56", and a Super Pro Plus Medium 36X48" in the beginning works OK, but after 5 months of use, the speed ring mounted in the Strip (14X56") fracture right in the middle, Chimera told me that on the Strip Lightbank I must use the adjustable Versi Bracket speedring 2800OP. the one mounted on 36X48" works perfectly.

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      4.0

      Does the job. Almost.

      By Steven

      from San Francisco, CA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Chimera Speed Ring for Canon and Nikon Shoe-Mount Flashes:

          Does the job of a speed ring. Only problem is the mount to attach the flash is non adjustable and at an angle where a receiver that sits under the flash can't be used unless mounting at an angle or backwards. But if just mounting the flash direct and dangling your receiver to the side it'll work fine. Other than that the ring itself is light and solid and like I said does it's job of holding a softbox.

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          5.0

          Very nice Chimera product

          By 1puttpro

          from SE Michigan

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Lightweight
          • Long-Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Portraits

            Comments about Chimera Speed Ring for Canon and Nikon Shoe-Mount Flashes:

            Works as promised... only two things I would change and/or add to this product. A tilt mechanism for the light stand... and the flash sits a bit high of center in the ring... both VERY minor, but overall great product.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Expand Your use of SB600

            By AJ

            from Austin, TX

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Securely
            • Durable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors
              • Portraits

              Comments about Chimera Speed Ring for Canon and Nikon Shoe-Mount Flashes:

              Very easy set-up. Great for close up portraits.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              3.0

              Not for a Strip lightbank 14X56

              By Salvador Avila

              from Merida Mexico.

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Weak

              Best Uses

              • General Use

              Comments about Chimera Speed Ring for Canon and Nikon Shoe-Mount Flashes:

              I bought 2 of this speedring to use it with a Super Pro Plus Strip Softbox 14X56", and a Super Pro Plus Medium 36X48" in the beginning works OK, but after 5 months of use, the speed ring mounted in the Strip (14X56") fracture right in the middle, Chimera told me that on the Strip Lightbank I must use the adjustable Versi Bracket speedring 2800OP. the one mounted on 36X48" works perfectly.

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              • No

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              4.0

              It is what it is...

              By dr00ck

              from Clovis, CA

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Works with other brands

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Low Light

                Comments about Chimera Speed Ring for Canon and Nikon Shoe-Mount Flashes:

                I wanted a way to use my speed lights with the same soft boxes that I use with my studio lights while being able to trigger them optically with CLS. This was one of the only products that came up and looked like it would work. It works. It is a little sketchy and difficult to attach it to an umbrella bracket that is a non manfrotto one. However, the light sit right where it should and I am able to trigger it optically (unlike the Apollo box).

                No light spill outside of the box and the light is nice coming out. The Speed Ring is a bit hard to get securely screwed tight so that it doesn't start swiveling the whole soft box if I pick the stand up.

                I might have to get a manfrotto umbrella bracket to make the mounting easier. But the quality of this product in regards to build is good.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Great product

                By kpsp95

                from Fishkill, NY

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attach Securely
                • Durable
                • Powerful

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use

                  Comments about Chimera Speed Ring for Canon and Nikon Shoe-Mount Flashes:

                  Easy to set up. Perfect for my flashes and works great with my soft box.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  4.0

                  strong and study

                  By CBT23Photo

                  from Norwalk, CA

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attach Securely
                  • Durable
                  • Long-Lasting

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Chimera Speed Ring for Canon and Nikon Shoe-Mount Flashes:

                      durable i have to put my flextt5 backwords but that quick release mad it easy to remove flash for manual mode but wouldnt mater once i get a ac3 and i removed the foam cause it does rotate

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                      5.0

                      Simple to use, perfect for speedlights

                      By ACon

                      from Massachusetts

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attach Securely
                      • Durable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use
                        • Indoors
                        • Outdoors

                        Comments about Chimera Speed Ring for Canon and Nikon Shoe-Mount Flashes:

                        I have another softbox system for my Nikon speedlights, but the flash sits entirely inside the softbox. I prefer this Chimera setup because the IR and photo sensor stays outside the softbox and easily communicates with my SU-800 IR transmitter or other on-camera master strobe.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Necessary piece of kit for the light box

                        By Iowill

                        from Iowa, IA

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attach Securely

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • General Use
                          • Indoors
                          • Outdoors
                          • Special Events

                          Comments about Chimera Speed Ring for Canon and Nikon Shoe-Mount Flashes:

                          Does what it is supposed to do, does it well. Can't speak to its long term build, but seems solid enough.

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                          5.0

                          Does the job

                          By flipteezy

                          from San Francisco

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attach Securely
                          • Durable
                          • Long-Lasting

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors
                            • Low Light
                            • Night Time
                            • Outdoors
                            • Special Events

                            Comments about Chimera Speed Ring for Canon and Nikon Shoe-Mount Flashes:

                            Nothing really to say but this thing does the job!

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