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SP Studio Systems Speed Ring for Profoto

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SP Systems collapsible softboxes and Octadomes may be fitted to other brands of strobes with the purchase of a dedicated Speed Ring. This Speed Ring allows mounting of an SP Systems softbox to a Profoto head.

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SP Studio SystemsSpeed Ring for Profoto
 
3.8

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (8)
  • Attach securely (7)
  • Attaches securely (6)
  • Long-lasting (3)

Cons

  • Flimsy (4)
  • Weak (3)

Best Uses

  • General purpose (9)
  • Indoors (5)
  • Outdoors (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (20), Professional (3), Semi-pro photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (20)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great for Paul C Buff Conversions

I ordered a couple of these rings to convert PCB boxes I'd been using on my einsteins for use on my new B1. Fit on the boxes is excellent - the exact diameter needed...Read complete review

I ordered a couple of these rings to convert PCB boxes I'd been using on my einsteins for use on my new B1. Fit on the boxes is excellent - the exact diameter needed (5.5"). The fit though was slightly loose on the B1 (by clamping force and the rubber ring being slightly larger than OEM Profoto), however I corrected this by increasing the tension on the clamp by adding 2 additional holes on the buckle. Now it's nice and snug - not going anywhere. Excellent value though you may have to mod to fit.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

You get what you pay for ...

Got this to support the SP 37" EX Octabox and while it does the job ok, the rubber is larger than the head and slips.

My spring also wasn't seated...Read complete review

Got this to support the SP 37" EX Octabox and while it does the job ok, the rubber is larger than the head and slips.

My spring also wasn't seated properly so one side kept on popping out. Definitely doesn't inspire confidence.

But for the price ....

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5.0

Awesome solution

By Danny Bostwick

from Delaware

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attaches Securely

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Portraits

    Comments about SP Studio Systems Speed Ring for Profoto:

    Switching to Profoto is already an expensive enough endeavor. These allow you to use your current modifiers from other light manufactures.

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    • No

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    4.0

    Great for Paul C Buff Conversions

    By oneguywithacamera

    from Houston, TX

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Good value
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Weak Clamp

    Best Uses

    • General Use
    • Indoors
    • Outdoors

    Comments about SP Studio Systems Speed Ring for Profoto:

    I ordered a couple of these rings to convert PCB boxes I'd been using on my einsteins for use on my new B1. Fit on the boxes is excellent - the exact diameter needed (5.5"). The fit though was slightly loose on the B1 (by clamping force and the rubber ring being slightly larger than OEM Profoto), however I corrected this by increasing the tension on the clamp by adding 2 additional holes on the buckle. Now it's nice and snug - not going anywhere. Excellent value though you may have to mod to fit.

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    5.0

    Perfect for Paul C Buff conversion

    By Jphoto

    from Kansas

    Comments about SP Studio Systems Speed Ring for Profoto:

    This will convert Paul C Buff soft boxes to profoto.

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    5.0

    Just FYI - Norman VS Profoto

    By kalieaire

    from San Jose, CA

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about SP Studio Systems Speed Ring for Profoto:

          This thing fit fine on the application it says it's good for. It's cheap too. I also bought this on the off chance that it would work as a Norman SRA or Speed Ring Adapter for my Norman RSB3648. As expected, it's barely too small and slips right through the ring. If you go to any welding shop, they can actually add a little aluminum to the edges of the ring and build it up and then grind it down. For the work it's probably $50 - $100 bucks. That's worth it to me since that means I don't have to buy all new softboxes!

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          • No

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          2.0

          Eh...

          By E

          from San Francisco, CA

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Pros

          • Price

          Cons

          • Loose

          Best Uses

            Comments about SP Studio Systems Speed Ring for Profoto:

            I bought this thinking I might be able to swap the inside ring of some of my speed rings to convert my collection of photoflex dynalite speed rings to profoto. Unfortunately, this ring is a different size and falls through the photoflex rings. But hey, that's not what this is designed for, and I knew that was a risk going in. That's not why I rated it 2 stars.

            For other people thinking of buying this to convert other brands of speed rings, the edge-to-edge diameter of the flange is 5.5"

            The 2 star rating is because after mounting it to my Acute/D4 heads, it slides forwards and backwards (without even having to push hard). I guess you get what you pay for.

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            5.0

            money saver

            By Anthony, captivityphotoworks

            from west Los Angeles

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Securely
            • Durable
            • Good Color Value
            • Lightweight
            • Long-Lasting

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use

              Comments about SP Studio Systems Speed Ring for Profoto:

              I have a bunch of non profoto speed rings and I would have to spend at least 80.00 for a speed ring for profoto, so i get these to adapt to my speed rings..I now use mostly Profoto lighting, and it can be expensive, so i try to save on the little stuff, it adds up quickly if your not carefull..

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              1.0

              Garbage

              By Seth Lowe

              from Chicago, IL

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Flimsy
                • Weak

                Best Uses

                  Comments about SP Studio Systems Speed Ring for Profoto:

                  Bought this to fit a PCB octa on my profoto heads... it fits fine, but the metal bands broke the second time I tightened it down. Returned.

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                  4.0

                  SP Studio Speed Ring adapter

                  By Dan

                  from New York, NY

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about SP Studio Systems Speed Ring for Profoto:

                        Need a colar for another piece of equipment (Fresnel)
                        so I picked up the SP Studio one and it is fine.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Great Product at a Reasonable Cost

                        By Planet617

                        from Boston, Ma

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attaches Securely
                        • Durable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • General Use
                          • Indoors
                          • Outdoors

                          Comments about SP Studio Systems Speed Ring for Profoto:

                          I am transitioning to Profoto D1s and to ease the financial burden of this transition, was hoping to find a speed ring that would allow me to continue to use my Paul C Buff soft boxes over the short term. This product will allow me to do so at a reasonable price with good quality.

                          The rubber collar appears to be of similar quality if not the same as the Profoto speed rings and the collar fit to the boxes is excellent.

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                          3.0

                          Value for Money Profoto Speed Ring

                          By Matt

                          from Australia

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attaches Securely
                          • Durable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about SP Studio Systems Speed Ring for Profoto:

                              I'm using this Speed Ring for a DIY Pro Globe solution.

                              Excellent value for money product. Much cheaper than a genuine Profoto ring and works well.

                              Recommended.

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                              3.0

                              Make sure this adapter fits

                              By Mike in DC

                              from Washington DC

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attaches Securely

                              Cons

                              • Won~'~~t Fit My Speed Rings

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about SP Studio Systems Speed Ring for Profoto:

                                Ordered this adapter, hoping to convert Chimera speed rings from Dynalite to Profoto but the plate for the ring would not fit in ANY of my Chimera rings, and I have a variety of them. It seems like it would operate just fine in a ring it was made for, but there was no explanation of what it would fit in and I assumed it was universal. Make sure it will fit in your existing rings before ordering.

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                                5.0

                                No Problem

                                By SHOOTING CRUTCH

                                from TOKYO

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • General Use

                                    Comments about SP Studio Systems Speed Ring for Profoto:

                                    This ring is the same as Image of Web, and
                                    it can be used for Lastolite satisfactorily.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Great for a quick fix

                                    By Caio Ferreira

                                    from Brazil

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attaches Securely
                                    • Durable
                                    • Fits profotos
                                    • Long-Lasting

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Indoors

                                      Comments about SP Studio Systems Speed Ring for Profoto:

                                      Solved my problem and was "cheap"

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Works great for my DIY project

                                      By BMello

                                      from NYC, NY

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Attach Securely
                                      • Durable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • DIY modifications

                                        Comments about SP Studio Systems Speed Ring for Profoto:

                                        I used this speedring to modify a beauty dish from another brand so that it will fit my new Profoto heads. A bit of drilling and a few screws and my old beauty dish is up and shooting. This meant I didn't have to fork over a few hundred dollars for a Profoto Beauty Dish. Very much worth it!

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                                        1.0

                                        Doesn't Fit Profoto Products

                                        By Matthew Johnson

                                        from Austin, TX

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                        Pros

                                          Cons

                                          • Flimsy

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about SP Studio Systems Speed Ring for Profoto:

                                            The aluminum ring is smaller in diameter than my profoto rings so it doesn't fit.

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                                            1.0

                                            Alway by brand

                                            By Truman D

                                            from Ecuador

                                            About Me Pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • General Use

                                                Comments about SP Studio Systems Speed Ring for Profoto:

                                                Maybe buy accessories "generic" is not good at all, some do not fit and you have to make them work properly.
                                                Not fit in the original speed Profoto ring, the diameter is smaller and not subject either the speed ring

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                                                4.0

                                                Well made

                                                By Rusty

                                                from Sydney, Australia

                                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Attach Securely

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about SP Studio Systems Speed Ring for Profoto:

                                                    I purchased this adaptor to convert my chimera speedring from bowens to profoto... but alas the rim is 2 mm short in diameter and fall straight through the speedring housing. Works on Paul C buff softboxes and mola dishes but not with other regular standard sized speedrings.

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Very nice quality

                                                    By Josh

                                                    from Seattle

                                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

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

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

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

                                                      Comments about SP Studio Systems Speed Ring for Profoto:

                                                      I used this to complete a custom light modifier for my profoto heads . Quality is great, it clamps down nice & firmly on the light and stays there.

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                                                      1.0

                                                      Cheap

                                                      By huser

                                                      from houston, tx

                                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                        Cons

                                                        • Flimsy
                                                        • Weak

                                                        Best Uses

                                                          Comments about SP Studio Systems Speed Ring for Profoto:

                                                          Steel clamp rings broke in less than 2 days usage, Luckily I have large zip ties which worked better anyway. Flimsy metal collar.
                                                          You get what you pay for.

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                                                          5.0

                                                          Perfect Adapter for AlienBees Modifiers

                                                          By Will

                                                          from California

                                                          Verified Reviewer

                                                          Comments about SP Studio Systems Speed Ring for Profoto:

                                                          If you want to use profoto head on alienbees foldable softboxes, this is the adapter to buy. Cheap and Works perfect.

                                                          This is the adapter mentioned by Strobist and Joey L.

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