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Photoflex Speed Ring for Lowel Tota Light

B&H # PHSRLTQ Mfr # VC-BL4002
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You Pay: $110.95

The Photoflex VCBL4002 Speed Ring allows mounting of a Photoflex Silverdome, Silver HalfDome, Chimera Video Pro, Westcott Video series, or any other manufacturer's heat-resistant rectangular softbox to a Lowel Tota light fixture.

The included heavy duty stand adapter removes the weight of the softbox from the Tota fixture, and repositions the center of gravity over your stand, for more stability.
Photoflex Speed Ring for Lowel Tota Light
  • Heavy Duty Swivel Mount with Reversible Stud
  • 5 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    PhotoflexSpeed Ring for Lowel Tota Light
     
    3.7

    (based on 15 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    80%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (7)
    • Long-lasting (7)
    • Attach securely (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors (5)
      • General purpose (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (6), Semi-pro photographer (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      The problem has been solved!

      The previous problem of connectors not fitting properly to allow the AC Cable to plug in to the light has been fixed. I am told by Photoflex that they are doing doing 100% inspection...Read complete review

      The previous problem of connectors not fitting properly to allow the AC Cable to plug in to the light has been fixed. I am told by Photoflex that they are doing doing 100% inspection of the product and it now fits without issue, as is evident on the unit personally received and checked. The Photoflex customer service is second to none and they stand behind their products. In this economy that is a huge selling point from my perspective!!! KUDOS

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Impinges AC line for Tota

      I have just set it up and can confirm that the socket to receive the Tota's plug is partially blocked by the ring. I can't see how someone would not be bothered by this,...Read complete review

      I have just set it up and can confirm that the socket to receive the Tota's plug is partially blocked by the ring. I can't see how someone would not be bothered by this, and wonder how it escaped attention. I might take a file to the ring's edge to pare it down, but Photoflex should examine this and incorporate such a whittling into the product. One thought of where relief might be found which I have not tried: plug the AC line in before mounting the Tota on the swivel arm. My concern there is that the plug end will be stressed by this.

      I bought this on the recommendation of Vortex Media's DVD on setting up and lighting interviews. For others following those instructions, it bears emphasis that this part INCLUDES the swivel assembly which allows you to mount the whole apparatus onto the stand. So, do not buy the swivel arm.

      I am using this with the Photoflex small Silverdome and that part fits in nicely and easily. I only wish there were some "click" to reassure me that the wires were not going to suddenly SPROING out if the softbox received a mild nudge.

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      5.0

      An excellent lighting accessory

      By Dave

      from Seaford, NY

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Long-Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use

        Comments about Photoflex Speed Ring for Lowel Tota Light:

        This is a very well-built speed ring for my Tota and is priced very well.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Solved my problem perfectly

        By Judy

        from Boston, MA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attach Securely

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Photoflex Speed Ring for Lowel Tota Light:

            let's me use the lowel light with my softbox, works perfectly and is easy to put together.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            easy to use, lightweight

            By Okky

            from New York, NY

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attach Securely
            • Durable
            • Long-Lasting

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use

              Comments about Photoflex Speed Ring for Lowel Tota Light:

              It's very fast to set-up, and take down

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              5.0

              The problem has been solved!

              By Woody

              from Boulder Creek CA

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Attach Securely
              • Durable
              • Long-Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors
                • Outdoors

                Comments about Photoflex Speed Ring for Lowel Tota Light:

                I have this product and in fact it works great with no issues. I have spoken to Photoflex and they have indicated a real focus on the solution which is evident on my unit.
                The Photoflex customer service made this an easy buying decision. I am very happy

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                5.0

                The problem has been solved!

                By Woody

                from Boulder Creek CA

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Attach Securely
                • Construction
                • Durable
                • Long-Lasting
                • Price point
                • Warranty

                Cons

                • Previously had issue

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Photoflex Speed Ring for Lowel Tota Light:

                  The previous problem of connectors not fitting properly to allow the AC Cable to plug in to the light has been fixed. I am told by Photoflex that they are doing doing 100% inspection of the product and it now fits without issue, as is evident on the unit personally received and checked. The Photoflex customer service is second to none and they stand behind their products. In this economy that is a huge selling point from my perspective!!! KUDOS

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                  3.0

                  Decent Workhorse

                  By The Man of Mehan

                  from San Jose, CA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Long-Lasting

                  Cons

                  • Poor machining

                  Best Uses

                  • Night Time
                  • Very good with softbox

                  Comments about Photoflex Speed Ring for Lowel Tota Light:

                  We use this for video production, mostly interviews with a small Photoflex softbox attached. Holds the Tota well, easy to assemble, strong and reliable. However, we have 5 of these and everyone has it's own "personality" The machining is different with each--some it's easy to plug in the power cord on the Tota, and some you have to loosen the Tota, plug in the cord and then retighten. I'm really surprised Photoflex hasn't addressed this Q/A problem--otherwise very happy with this product

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                  3.0

                  poor design but still works ok

                  By Gunmetal

                  from New Zealand

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

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                    Cons

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                        Comments about Photoflex Speed Ring for Lowel Tota Light:

                        The brace that holds the tota in place is not quite in the right position so it prevented you from being able to plug in the power cord. Not the end of the world though, I just drilled a few new holes a few mm across and reattached and it works fine. I bought two of these and they both had the same problem.

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                        1.0

                        Doesn't fit the Tota Light!!!

                        By AntonyC

                        from UK

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors

                            Comments about Photoflex Speed Ring for Lowel Tota Light:

                            I too recently purchased a Lowel Tota Light, a Photoflex 16x22inch SilverDome soft box (FV-SDI), a Photoflex Speed Ring (VC-BL4002) and a PhotoFlex Swivel Mount (AC-ALSWMT) from a large UK retailer (on special order from the US) and, like Tony (below), I bought these on recommendation of Vortex Media's DVD on setting up and lighting interviews (which, like all of the Vortex Media DVD's, is absolutely brilliant none the less!)

                            However, Photoflex have changed the speedring's design since the DVD was made and now the Lowel Tota Light fits to the Photoflex Speed Ring very badly; the power plug will not fit into the socket because the speedring is in its way; clearly not right...or, as it is starting to appear, this is just how they are – I wish I'd bought Chimera!

                            It seems you have to first connect the power lead plug into the socket of the Tota, then losely fit it in on the stud before rotating it into position then tightening, it may damage either component leaving you without the ability to insist on a replacement, and the Tota could end up slightly unaligned to boot.

                            I'm reluctant to send it back to the retailer and requesting a replacement for various reasons, and the replacement could prove to be the same as it seems it's a design imperfection - one set of the speedring's machined screw-holes don't line up exactly with the holes in the arm which has left me less than reassured, but does strengthen my suspicion that this may be the case.

                            Secondly, again to reiterate what Tony said, the Photoflex Swivel Mount (AC-ALSWMT) isn't necessary anymore; the speedring now comes with a swivel.

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                            3.0

                            Impinges AC line for Tota

                            By Tony the Newb

                            from Boston, MA

                            Pros

                            • Solid Construction

                            Cons

                            • Improper design

                            Best Uses

                            • Will use for video

                            Comments about Photoflex Speed Ring for Lowel Tota Light:

                            I have just set it up and can confirm that the socket to receive the Tota's plug is partially blocked by the ring. I can't see how someone would not be bothered by this, and wonder how it escaped attention. I might take a file to the ring's edge to pare it down, but Photoflex should examine this and incorporate such a whittling into the product. One thought of where relief might be found which I have not tried: plug the AC line in before mounting the Tota on the swivel arm. My concern there is that the plug end will be stressed by this.

                            I bought this on the recommendation of Vortex Media's DVD on setting up and lighting interviews. For others following those instructions, it bears emphasis that this part INCLUDES the swivel assembly which allows you to mount the whole apparatus onto the stand. So, do not buy the swivel arm.

                            I am using this with the Photoflex small Silverdome and that part fits in nicely and easily. I only wish there were some "click" to reassure me that the wires were not going to suddenly SPROING out if the softbox received a mild nudge.

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                            2.0

                            Speed Ring gets mixed reviews

                            By H D Dolginoff

                            from Wellington, FL

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Long-Lasting

                            Cons

                            • Design flaws

                            Best Uses

                            • General Use
                            • Indoors
                            • Low Light

                            Comments about Photoflex Speed Ring for Lowel Tota Light:

                            It's easy to attach the silver dome to the speed ring. The Tota light attaches relatively easily. Unfortunately, the positioning of the mounting bar partially blocks access to the Tota light's electrical socket.

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                            5.0

                            Just What the Dr. Ordered!

                            By Chi "Encyclopedia" Brown

                            from Durham, NC

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attach Securely
                            • Durable
                            • Long-Lasting
                            • Powerful

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • General Use
                              • Indoors
                              • Low Light

                              Comments about Photoflex Speed Ring for Lowel Tota Light:

                              The Photoflex Speed Ring for my Tota light worked wonderfully!
                              The instructions were easy to follow and the diagram pictures were quite detailed.
                              Assembly with this item and my softbox only took a minute. I was up and running in no time.

                              I would recommend this item to anyone who needs to add a softbox with their Tota light. You cant go wrong with this set up!

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                              3.0

                              THE PERFECT LIGHT

                              By Ricardo

                              from Miami, FL

                              About Me Professional

                              Pros

                              • Attach Securely

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Indoors

                                Comments about Photoflex Speed Ring for Lowel Tota Light:

                                I been using this item since 5 years ago....had no problem to connect the tota AC power cord at all...i use the Chimera softbox without problems, 500w, 750w make the perfect light for a one on one person interviews

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                                4.0

                                Works good for me

                                By Dp

                                from New zealand

                                Comments about Photoflex Speed Ring for Lowel Tota Light:

                                Have had no trouble with power cord insertion into tota using this speed ring with my photoflex softbox tho granted its close, but does work.A tota plus speedring plus softbox really useful for travel, light weight lighting solution. I use my often on docos and my lightweight kit is kind to my back.tota thru a softbox i think is a much nicer light than redhead thru softbox, plus if no dimmer you can pop in 150w,300w,500w bulbs also for less light.(240v for me, don't know what 110v offers) , only prob' today is they are out of stock so i have to spend more on another brand(less value for money) and it hurts due to exchange rates.

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                                5.0

                                Great for low profile use

                                By Anonymous

                                from Undisclosed

                                Comments about Photoflex Speed Ring for Lowel Tota Light:

                                Great for documentary applications when you need to have alight weight package. Great with Chimeras.

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                                1.0

                                This cannot be used to mount an Lowel Omni light fixture

                                By Anonymous

                                from Brooklyn, New York

                                Comments about Photoflex Speed Ring for Lowel Tota Light:

                                Anyone who is considering purchasing this item should takenote that this fixture cannot be used to mount an Lowel Omnilight fixture. It was not designed to do so (according tothe instructions that came with the product) and there is nopossible way to attach it.Although this product was specifically designed for theLowel Tota light, I was unable to insert the power supplycord into the Tota light because the Photoflex Speed Ringblocked insertion. The item had to be returned for that reason.

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