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Photoflex Speed Ring Octo Connector for Paul Buff Monolights

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  • For Ultra, Ultra Zap, Alien Bees, X-Series

This Photoflex Speed Ring is a Series 9000 speed ring that allows mounting of a Photoflex or any other manufacturers' Octagonal or rectangular softbox to a Paul Buff White Lightning Ultra, Ultra Zap, Alien Bees, or X Series monolight. (Identical to Balcar adapter).

This is an aluminum, heat-resistant ring that allows any softbox to freely rotate. For larger softboxes, order: #ACALSWMTB, which helps to redistribute the weight from your fixture to the bracket.

Photoflex Speed Ring Octo Connector for Paul Buff Monolights
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    PhotoflexSpeed Ring Octo Connector for Paul Buff Monolights
     
    4.6

    (based on 21 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (14)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Attach securely (13)
    • Durable (13)
    • Long-lasting (8)
    • Lightweight (4)
    • Attaches securely (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General purpose (10)
      • Indoors (7)
      • Low light (4)
      • Night time (3)
      • Outdoors (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (10), Photo enthusiast (4), Semi-pro photographer (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (16)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Good, simple, speedring. Nothing fancy.

      We use it to attach our Photoflex softbox to our White Lightning 1200 monolight. It fits well and performs as designed. I wish the design had included better balancing, as the large Photoflex...Read complete review

      We use it to attach our Photoflex softbox to our White Lightning 1200 monolight. It fits well and performs as designed. I wish the design had included better balancing, as the large Photoflex softbox is HEAVY and makes aiming this thing a two-handed wrestling match.

      Other than that (which is just how it's designed), it works fine.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Only because no alternative exists

      I use this ring predominantly for my 5' diameter photoflex octobox on PCB Einsteins. This ring does not fasten as securely as it should, nor as securely as PCB brand light modifiers do....Read complete review

      I use this ring predominantly for my 5' diameter photoflex octobox on PCB Einsteins. This ring does not fasten as securely as it should, nor as securely as PCB brand light modifiers do. That said, I still want to use it with my photoflex boxes. We've had many instances where moving the box around has resulted in the speed ring slipping off the Einstein, taking with it the frosted glass covering the strobe bulb shattering into 1,000 pieces on the floor. Thankfully the glass is cheap and easy to replace, but still a PITA.

      The folks at Photoflex informed me that this ring is the best option available. Seems sad to me and I wish someone would make one that works.

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      5.0

      Better than expected

      By Joshr

      from Portland, OR

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Photoflex Speed Ring Octo Connector for Paul Buff Monolights:

            I saw some negative reviews about these but I haven't noticed any issues with them on Einsteins. They work great.

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            3.0

            Only because no alternative exists

            By RK

            from Jax, FL

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Does not attach securely

              Best Uses

                Comments about Photoflex Speed Ring Octo Connector for Paul Buff Monolights:

                I use this ring predominantly for my 5' diameter photoflex octobox on PCB Einsteins. This ring does not fasten as securely as it should, nor as securely as PCB brand light modifiers do. That said, I still want to use it with my photoflex boxes. We've had many instances where moving the box around has resulted in the speed ring slipping off the Einstein, taking with it the frosted glass covering the strobe bulb shattering into 1,000 pieces on the floor. Thankfully the glass is cheap and easy to replace, but still a PITA.

                The folks at Photoflex informed me that this ring is the best option available. Seems sad to me and I wish someone would make one that works.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Use your existing boxes!

                By klearfoto

                from Pittsburgh, Pa

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use And Store
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Photoflex Speed Ring Octo Connector for Paul Buff Monolights:

                    I already have a series of soft boxes. I do not like Paul Buffs built in speeding with the box. Too bulky and you need to remove the front face every time you collapse it. This ring allows me to use any existing boxes that I have and keep the system small and compact in transit. The ring is lightweight and easy to attach. If you want Buff lights and already own boxes, buy this ring!

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                    3.0

                    Does it's job, but...

                    By Orange

                    from NJ

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attaches Securely
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Poorly Finished

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use
                    • Indoors
                    • Low Light
                    • Night Time
                    • Outdoors
                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Photoflex Speed Ring Octo Connector for Paul Buff Monolights:

                    Works fine mechanically. Finish wears off constantly, leaving smudge and paint on everything (fingers, equipement, my lunch...)

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                    4.0

                    Speedring for PCB Strobe

                    By N/A

                    from Columbus,Ohio

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attaches Securely
                    • Durable
                    • Lightweight
                    • Long-Lasting

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use

                      Comments about Photoflex Speed Ring Octo Connector for Paul Buff Monolights:

                      Nice fit on Bee 800. Hope to try it on Einstein 640 very soon..Held my medium size Photoflex softbox without a problem.

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                      5.0

                      Solid build quality

                      By World Traveler

                      from Canada

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Securely
                      • Durable
                      • Lightweight
                      • Long-Lasting
                      • Powerful

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Photoflex Speed Ring Octo Connector for Paul Buff Monolights:

                        I use this speed ring for my Paul C Buff strobes attached to Photoflex softboxes and it fits perfectly.

                        I was pleasantly surprised at how light it was, yet the construction of the speed ring is absolutely rock solid.

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                        5.0

                        Works just fine :)

                        By Alvin

                        from Montreal

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attach Securely
                        • Durable
                        • Long-Lasting

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Photoflex Speed Ring Octo Connector for Paul Buff Monolights:

                          Worked just fine with the Einstein E640 and a photoflex rectangular softbox :)

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Great!

                          By Robert

                          from Dallas, TX

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attach Securely
                          • Powerful

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors

                            Comments about Photoflex Speed Ring Octo Connector for Paul Buff Monolights:

                            The great thing about this is it can be mounted to light stand directly, which is preferable for me to mount my 7 foot Photoflex octabox.

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                            4.0

                            Very well made!

                            By Pete

                            from Bucks county, PA

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attach Securely
                            • Durable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • General Use

                              Comments about Photoflex Speed Ring Octo Connector for Paul Buff Monolights:

                              Work well on my White Lightnings. Some cheaper speedrings tend to come loose or pop off of PCB lights; not these! Worth the money.

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                              5.0

                              well made

                              By NewImage

                              from West Hartford CT

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attach Securely
                              • Durable

                              Cons

                              • Dirty

                              Best Uses

                              • General Use

                              Comments about Photoflex Speed Ring Octo Connector for Paul Buff Monolights:

                              Works great, however it was covered with black powder/dirt and had to be cleaned before assembling. That way the powder/dirt didn't get on the white diffusion material on the softbox (from my hands).

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                              5.0

                              Must Have

                              By Crystal

                              from Spokane, WA

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attach Securely
                              • Durable
                              • Long-Lasting

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • General Use
                                • Indoors

                                Comments about Photoflex Speed Ring Octo Connector for Paul Buff Monolights:

                                I use this with my Einstein strobe and Octobox. Does its job for me

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Works great

                                By Photo Editor

                                from Wisconsin

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attach Securely
                                • Durable
                                • Long-Lasting

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Photoflex Speed Ring Octo Connector for Paul Buff Monolights:

                                    This should be a simple product that's well made and does the job. It is.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Speed Ring Octo Connector for Paul Buff

                                    By Nick

                                    from Tampa, FL

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attach Securely
                                    • Durable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Photoflex 5ft Octobox

                                      Comments about Photoflex Speed Ring Octo Connector for Paul Buff Monolights:

                                      Perfect fit.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Works as designed

                                      By John

                                      from West Virginia

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Attach Securely
                                      • Durable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • General Use

                                        Comments about Photoflex Speed Ring Octo Connector for Paul Buff Monolights:

                                        Does what it is supposed to do: connect Photoflex modifiers to my Buff lights.

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                                        • No

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                                        4.0

                                        Speed ring

                                        By Randy

                                        from Chicago, ILL

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Indoors
                                          • Low Light

                                          Comments about Photoflex Speed Ring Octo Connector for Paul Buff Monolights:

                                          I was surprised it fit just like the original equipment from the manufacturer. I used it to connect a Soft box.

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                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          It's a Paul Buff product!

                                          By Dave

                                          from Salt Lake City

                                          About Me Pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Attach Securely

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Photoflex Speed Ring Octo Connector for Paul Buff Monolights:

                                              Made with the simplicity of the Alien Bee products. The product itself is just another ring, but the DESIGN makes it simple to use. THumbs up.

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                                              • No

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                                              5.0

                                              Works well

                                              By ASPK

                                              from Toronto, Canada

                                              About Me Pro Photographer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Attach Securely
                                              • Durable

                                              Cons

                                              • Little bit expensive

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Photoflex Speed Ring Octo Connector for Paul Buff Monolights:

                                                I bought this to attach a Photoflex softbox to my White Lightning strobes, and it does the trick. I'm please with the build quality, and it's easy to use.

                                                So glad I found one that fit - I'm enjoying having another softbox option!

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                                                5.0

                                                Fits like a glove

                                                By R. Fritz Photography

                                                from Pittsburgh, PA

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Comments about Photoflex Speed Ring Octo Connector for Paul Buff Monolights:

                                                Bought it to connect an Alien Bee to a 5' Octodome

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                                                5.0

                                                Works great with rectagular or octabox

                                                By tacoma200

                                                from U.S.

                                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

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

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • General Use

                                                  Comments about Photoflex Speed Ring Octo Connector for Paul Buff Monolights:

                                                  I would highly recommend this to anyone who owns Paul Buff/White Lightning products for use with Photoflex softboxes. Works equally well with the standard rectangular softbox and the eight sided softbox.

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                                                  4.0

                                                  Good, simple, speedring. Nothing fancy.

                                                  By Walt

                                                  from Colorado Springs, CO, USA

                                                  About Me Professional

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Attach Securely
                                                  • Durable
                                                  • Long-Lasting

                                                  Cons

                                                  • Poorly balanced

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • General Use
                                                  • Indoors

                                                  Comments about Photoflex Speed Ring Octo Connector for Paul Buff Monolights:

                                                  We use it to attach our Photoflex softbox to our White Lightning 1200 monolight. It fits well and performs as designed. I wish the design had included better balancing, as the large Photoflex softbox is HEAVY and makes aiming this thing a two-handed wrestling match.

                                                  Other than that (which is just how it's designed), it works fine.

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