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Chimera Speed Ring for Canon and Nikon

B&H # CHSRC540EZ Mfr # 2795
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Product Highlights
  • For Canon/Nikon Shoe Flashes

This Chimera Speed Ring is designed to allow mounting of a Chimera, or other brand rectangular softbox to a Canon 540, 550 or 580 Series, or Nikon SB 24, 25, 26, 28, 28DX or 800 shoe mount flash.

For smaller flashes such as the 420, 430, or SB600, click here.

Chimera Speed Ring for Canon and Nikon
  • Hardware for Mounting Shoe Mount Flashes
  • 5 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    ChimeraSpeed Ring for Canon and Nikon
     
    4.2

    (based on 23 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (15)
    • Attach securely (14)
    • Long-lasting (6)
    • Good color value (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General purpose (17)
      • Indoors (11)
      • Outdoors (8)
      • Low light (7)
      • Outdoor events / games (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (10), Pro photographer (7), Photo enthusiast (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (11)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Speed Ring keeps it all together

      I use the Chimera Speed ring along with a White, Extra Small Maxi Softbox,- by Chimera together they let me take studio quality lighting on my run and gun style of shooting. The...Read complete review

      I use the Chimera Speed ring along with a White, Extra Small Maxi Softbox,- by Chimera together they let me take studio quality lighting on my run and gun style of shooting. The ring is sturdy enough to support the softbox; and the camera mounting hardware ensures a tight lockup on my Cannon 580EX flash and EOS 5D. Just the perfect match for a very mobile photographer.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      A little disappointed

      If this product were half the price it would be well worthit. I have owned this for about 3 weeks and have used it 5times so far. I use it with a photoflex large...Read complete review

      If this product were half the price it would be well worthit. I have owned this for about 3 weeks and have used it 5times so far. I use it with a photoflex large multi domewith an SB-800 mounted to a typical umbrella swivel. Thebracket bends very easily, and it will not screw downcompletely tight into the umbrella swivel. I wish it weremade of cast aluminum and not a poly-resin. I feel asthough it will not last very long.I would have been better off fabricating my own bracket tohold my SB-800 and mounting that to a speed ring. Next timeI will save my money.

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      4.0

      It does the job

      By Rod

      from Dallas, TX

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Long-Lasting

      Cons

      • Mounting Bracket

      Best Uses

      • General Use

      Comments about Chimera Speed Ring for Canon and Nikon:

      Chimera products are always reliable and well-made and this one is no exception. It's functional and I expect it will last a long time. I would rank it a full 5 Stars if the speed light mount on the bracket fit my Nikon SB-800 a little better. From a design perspective, that is the weakest link, but it does work.

      It integrates very well with the Chimera Super Pro Plus Softbox, White - Small I use it with.

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      • No

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      2.0

      Good Idea, Bad Execution (for Canon)

      By Bill

      from Jax

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good fit for Softbox

      Cons

      • Bad Fit for Canon 580

      Best Uses

        Comments about Chimera Speed Ring for Canon and Nikon:

        I bought this to use it with my Canon 580 EX II. The fit is perfect with the supplied shoe, but there is no reliable way to trigger the flash. The softbox blocks Canon sensor for wireless flash. Rotating the flash head causes the unit to sit too far back. My ETTL extension cord will not fit through the bracket slot, so I could not mount it that way, and my wireless remote shoe was too large. Clean sweep. Returning to B&H.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Works well

        By iupui95

        from Germany

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attach Securely
        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Indoors
          • Outdoors

          Comments about Chimera Speed Ring for Canon and Nikon:

          I use this with a Westcott Strip Softbox. Inexpensive compared to other brands.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great product, made in USA.

          By Mike T

          from Philadelphia

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Didnt fit together right
          • Hardware seems weak

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Indoors
          • Low Light
          • Outdoors

          Comments about Chimera Speed Ring for Canon and Nikon:

          Put your speedlights in softboxes! Faster to set up than strobe heads, and less wires. The hardware didn't tighten up properly but I added some washers to fix it. Should fight together better considering the price. Made in USA! Get a large ball head for each of these and you're good to go.

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          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Works fine

          By Jmoo

          from MN

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Outdoors

            Comments about Chimera Speed Ring for Canon and Nikon:

            Instructions for putting it together were not great. I called Chimera and got right through and was helped quickly. Works fine with Chimera portable softbox.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Perfect

            By Gopher1

            from St.Paul,MN

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attach Securely
            • Durable
            • Good Color Value
            • Long-Lasting
            • Powerful

            Cons

            • NONE

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Indoors
            • Low Light
            • Night Time
            • Special Events

            Comments about Chimera Speed Ring for Canon and Nikon:

            Very simple to use and effective.

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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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use

              Comments about Chimera Speed Ring for Canon and Nikon:

              Easy to use, works great with my flash and my soft box.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Fits the 580ex II or Does It?

              By HD

              from Oklahoma

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use

                  Comments about Chimera Speed Ring for Canon and Nikon:

                  It did what it was supposed to, however
                  If you use an off camera triggering system that attaches to the foot of the flash, it raises it up and it does not fit the opening well.
                  Also if your using a pocketwizard, it will not fit at all because it hits the bar that comes down at an angle.

                  Otherwise, if you don't mind figuring out a work around, it does what it is supposed to.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Easy way to use softboxes

                  By James Hazelwood

                  from Rhode Island

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attach Securely
                  • Durable
                  • Good Color Value

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Chimera Speed Ring for Canon and Nikon:

                    The best part about these mounts, even though it says for Canon 540 ez flash, is that they work with most any Nikon, Canon Vivitar strobe. I use the 580 ex version 1. You can use any of the square or rectangular small to mid-size photoflex softboxes. I like it because then I have easy access to the flash to adjust the setting.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Works like a magic

                    By sasha

                    from Seattle

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attach Securely
                    • Durable
                    • Powerful

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors

                      Comments about Chimera Speed Ring for Canon and Nikon:

                      I got it for my SB-800 and large Lite-Dome
                      Works like a magic. It's not wobbly and does the trick
                      A+

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                      • No

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                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Turns your flash into a big, soft light!

                      By shuttergirl

                      from Indianapolis, IN

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attach Securely
                      • Durable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use
                        • Indoors
                        • Low Light
                        • Outdoors

                        Comments about Chimera Speed Ring for Canon and Nikon:

                        I purchased this for use with the Westcott 12x36" softbox for flash units. It works great with my Canon 580 EX II flash. Yhe neat thing about this set-up is that in situations where there is limited space for tripods, stands, etc., this flash/softbox combo can easily be hand held.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Chimera Speed Ring Review

                        By Len

                        from Vienna, VA

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Bigger arm
                        • Hot shoe rotates

                        Cons

                        • Can't buy arm seperately

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Chimera Speed Ring for Canon and Nikon:

                          I have the Chimera Mini and Maxi soft boxes with the older speed ring. The problem I was having is that my Nikon SB800 and SB900 power supply cord could not fit between the flash and the arm. I only needed the arm but I could not buy it separately so I had to buy the entire assembly. The good news is that the longer arm did allow me to use the power supply.

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                          5.0

                          Part of the perfect event kit!

                          By Tom

                          from Rochester, NY

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attach Securely
                          • Durable
                          • Long-Lasting

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • General Use
                            • Indoors
                            • Low Light
                            • Outdoors
                            • Special Events

                            Comments about Chimera Speed Ring for Canon and Nikon:

                            I shoot the occasional event, and when I do that I want to do it right. Rather than using flimsy light diffusers or a harsh flash, I choose to bring small softboxes with me. The best way I've found is to use Chimera's Speed Ring adapter. It allows the attachment of many different softboxes to your off-camera flash! It disassembles quickly so it can fold flat in your bag, and it's remarkably simple and robust. If you shoot events, I HIGHLY recommend this little piece of kit.

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                            5.0

                            Simple, Easy to Use

                            By PhilsStepson

                            from St. Louis, MO

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attach Securely

                            Cons

                            • Plastic instead of metal

                            Best Uses

                            • General Use

                            Comments about Chimera Speed Ring for Canon and Nikon:

                            I'm using this with a White Lightning 24" X 36" softbox on a mini stand as a Stroist modifier with a Canon 580EX.

                            Seems a bit over priced for a piece of plastic but works like a champ.

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                            4.0

                            I would buy this again!

                            By Chris

                            from Newark, CA

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attach Securely
                            • Durable
                            • Long-Lasting

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • General Use

                              Comments about Chimera Speed Ring for Canon and Nikon:

                              A must have for your strobe when using a softbox and grid. I am giving it a 4 because it should cost less.

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                              5.0

                              Much better than EZ Box

                              By wlphoto

                              from New York, NY

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attach Securely
                              • Durable
                              • Long-Lasting

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • General Use
                                • Indoors
                                • Portraits

                                Comments about Chimera Speed Ring for Canon and Nikon:

                                This, together with a Chimera or other soft box is much better than the Lastolite EZ Box because this will pack much smaller. The EZ box packs into a large lump that's difficult to travel with.

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                                4.0

                                Essential

                                By matrixmarc

                                from chicago

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attach Securely
                                • Durable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • General Use

                                  Comments about Chimera Speed Ring for Canon and Nikon:

                                  for attaching speedlite to softbox and stand. Works as it should.

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                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  3.0

                                  One flash at rectangular softbox

                                  By Roman Makhmutov

                                  from Russian Federation

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                    • Too Focused

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Indoors

                                    Comments about Chimera Speed Ring for Canon and Nikon:

                                    I bought it for medium-size stripbox, but it doesn't fit at all. Chimera speed ring designed only for rectangular type of sotbox.

                                    Also, design doesnt sturdy for take really large softbox (all construction bending), and i'm recommend to use hardened swivel mount. I use it with one by Photflex, and Impact mount should does this job too.

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                                    5.0

                                    Worked Great

                                    By Aperture 13

                                    from London, ON

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attach Securely
                                    • Durable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • General Use

                                      Comments about Chimera Speed Ring for Canon and Nikon:

                                      Used this with my 550ex flash and a rectangular Booth softbox. The box made it a bit top heavy but got my flash in the box on a stand and thats all that mattered.

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                                      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Gotta have one with a soft box

                                      By Mediclimber

                                      from Pottstown, PA

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Attach Securely
                                      • Durable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

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

                                        Comments about Chimera Speed Ring for Canon and Nikon:

                                        I use this with a Chimera off camera softbox and a Nikon SB-800. It's a space age plastic, seems flimsy, but will take years of abuse. It does a fine job of keeping the softbox and flash together and mounts easily to a light stand or boom. I've used the softbox/speed ring combo in the studio, at weddings and fashon shows, outdoors for portraits and cann't say enough good about them.

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