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Chimera Quick Release Speed Ring for White Lightning Ultra

B&H # CHSRQRWLU Mfr # 2520QR
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This Chimera Quick Release Speed Ring allows mounting of Chimera, or almost any other brand rectangular softbox to a White Lightning Ultra flash head.

The Quick Release Series releases the tension of the wands in the frame of your softbox, allowing it to collapse easily for breakdown, or for moving on quickly to the next setup without disassembling the box.

Chimera Quick Release Speed Ring for White Lightning Ultra
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    ChimeraQuick Release Speed Ring for White Lightning Ultra
     
    4.3

    (based on 13 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

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      (2)

    91%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (9)
    • Attaches securely (3)
    • Attach securely (3)
    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General purpose (3)
      • Portraits (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (6), Semi-pro photographer (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (9)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      A must have for my studio

      After my last battle with my big half dome soft box which resulted in bruised fingers, broken finder nails, a broken pole, and several bent poles, I gave myself permission to order a...Read complete review

      After my last battle with my big half dome soft box which resulted in bruised fingers, broken finder nails, a broken pole, and several bent poles, I gave myself permission to order a couple of these speed rings. They work absolutely as designed. For the first time, I feel confident that I can break down, move, and setup my softboxes on location or in my studio without any drama:)

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Does NOT Fit Paul Buff Einstein Strobes

      The insert on this speed ring is too small for the Paul Buff Einstein strobe. It does not allow the clamps to completely close. For lighter softboxes this may not be an issue....Read complete review

      The insert on this speed ring is too small for the Paul Buff Einstein strobe. It does not allow the clamps to completely close. For lighter softboxes this may not be an issue. However, with larger and heavier softboxes it will fall off. When the clamps are completely closed the fingers "lock" and no longer rely on the spring tension to stay closed. When the clamps are only partially closed, as with this speed ring, you are only using the spring tension to hold up your softbox and that's very risky. People who claim that this speed ring fits are not aware of this fact and are likely using a small and light softbox.

      A much better option is the Bowens Quick Ring with the SP Studio Systems insert.

      B&H # BOQRS
      Mfr# BW-3110

      B&H # SPARCSBB
      Mfr# SPARBW1

      This speed ring and insert is a PERFECT fit for the Einstein with almost no "play" once mounted. Most importantly the fingers close completely and "lock." I've read the reports on the Internet about the poor fit of the Chimera for Einstein. I purchased both the Chimera and Bowens and confirmed that the Chimera doesn't fit. Needless to say I sent it back.

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      5.0

      Works great with my Chimera Softbox

      By phillipzz

      from Temecula, CA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Indoors
        • Outdoors
        • Portraits

        Comments about Chimera Quick Release Speed Ring for White Lightning Ultra:

        Works great with my Chimera Video Pro Plus 1 Softbox and my Paul C. Buff Alien Bees B1600.

        It's heavy about 1 LB 3.5 oz…but excellent build quality….don't be afraid...use spend the $$ it will at last the soft box.

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        5.0

        Best thing since sliced bread

        By tedwca

        from Sacramento, CA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Indoors
          • Outdoors
          • Portraits

          Comments about Chimera Quick Release Speed Ring for White Lightning Ultra:

          It works great on my White Lightning x1600s and my Chimera soft boxes. They make setting up and taking down the boxes really easy. I can't imagine not having them available to me now.

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          5.0

          Very nice

          By Stewy

          from Minneapolis, MN

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Chimera Quick Release Speed Ring for White Lightning Ultra:

                I have the large (54x72) non-slim version of the Chimera softbox as well as the medium (36x48) version. While the medium one fits nice and comfortable on my strobes (Einsteins), the large one seems a bit too heavy and I worry that it will one day fall off the strobe. However, it hasn't fallen yet. There does appear to be three screw holes at the bottom of the ring (can't see in the picture). I'm thinking that there must be an additional support fixture that will allow me to attach the softbox to my light stand in order to take the weight off the strobe. I just need to find it. Other than that, this thing works very well for medium and smaller sizes. I don't have to worry about losing an eye during setup and teardown. If you're the type who leaves the poles in the softbox, then the setup is even quicker. For those who aren't sure how it works by just looking at the photo, the connections for the poles swivel 90 degrees forward. Once all the poles are connected and tightened, you pull back on each pole so that the connections swivels back outwards and locks into place as shown in the photo.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Bought for Impact LiteTrek

                By BSC Photo

                from New HAven, CT

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Securely
                • Durable

                Cons

                • A little heavy

                Best Uses

                • On Location

                Comments about Chimera Quick Release Speed Ring for White Lightning Ultra:

                Solid construction, built to last.

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                • No

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                1.0

                Does Not Fit Einstein Strobes

                By Jon

                from Los Angeles, CA

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Chimera Quick Release Speed Ring for White Lightning Ultra:

                      The insert diameter on this speed ring is too small for the Paul Buff Einstein strobes. It does not allow the Einstein fingers to completely close into the locked position. The fingers will only close down about 60%, just past the midpoint. For lighter softboxes this may not be an issue. However, with larger and heavier softboxes it will fall off. When the fingers are completely closed the fingers "lock" and no longer depend on the spring tension to stay closed. When the fingers are only partially closed, as with this speed ring, you are only using the weak spring tension to hold up your softbox and that's very risky. People who claim that this speed ring fits the Einstein are not aware of this fact and are likely using a small and light softbox.

                      A much better alternative to this product is the Bowens Quick Ring with the SP Studio Systems insert.

                      B&H # BOQRS
                      Mfr# BW-3110

                      B&H # SPARCSBB
                      Mfr# SPARBW1

                      This speed ring and insert diameter is a PERFECT fit for the Einstein with almost no "play" once mounted. Most importantly the fingers close completely and "lock." I've read the reports on the Internet about the poor fit of the Chimera for Einstein. I purchased both the Chimera and Bowens and confirmed that the Chimera doesn't fit. Needless to say I sent it back.

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                      1.0

                      Does NOT Fit Paul Buff Einstein Strobes

                      By Vincent

                      from Los Angeles, CA

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Durable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Chimera Quick Release Speed Ring for White Lightning Ultra:

                          The insert on this speed ring is too small for the Paul Buff Einstein strobe. It does not allow the clamps to completely close. For lighter softboxes this may not be an issue. However, with larger and heavier softboxes it will fall off. When the clamps are completely closed the fingers "lock" and no longer rely on the spring tension to stay closed. When the clamps are only partially closed, as with this speed ring, you are only using the spring tension to hold up your softbox and that's very risky. People who claim that this speed ring fits are not aware of this fact and are likely using a small and light softbox.

                          A much better option is the Bowens Quick Ring with the SP Studio Systems insert.

                          B&H # BOQRS
                          Mfr# BW-3110

                          B&H # SPARCSBB
                          Mfr# SPARBW1

                          This speed ring and insert is a PERFECT fit for the Einstein with almost no "play" once mounted. Most importantly the fingers close completely and "lock." I've read the reports on the Internet about the poor fit of the Chimera for Einstein. I purchased both the Chimera and Bowens and confirmed that the Chimera doesn't fit. Needless to say I sent it back.

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                          5.0

                          Outstanding Craftmanship!

                          By JoeS.

                          from Alaska

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Chimera Quick Release Speed Ring for White Lightning Ultra:

                              The Chimera Quick Release Speed Rings are a dream! When time is money on a shoot and you need to set up fast, do the shoot, then go, well these will do it for you. These really help get the set up done quickly. These Speed Rings are extremely well built and I can expect great dependability out of this product.

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                              4.0

                              Works as advertised

                              By Andy

                              from Houston

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

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                                    Comments about Chimera Quick Release Speed Ring for White Lightning Ultra:

                                    Fits my lights, Einstiens and white lightenings,
                                    very good.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    A breeze to use

                                    By BeeAre

                                    from Portland, Oregon

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attach Securely
                                    • Durable
                                    • Light

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Chimera Quick Release Speed Ring for White Lightning Ultra:

                                        The quick release makes it so much easier to set the softbox up. Build and quality of the unit is great and is lightweight that makes it more practical for location shoots.

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                                        5.0

                                        Excellent fast speedring

                                        By Cory from CT Ryan

                                        from St Paul, MN

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                        Verified Reviewer

                                        Pros

                                        • Attach Securely
                                        • Durable
                                        • Fast Setup
                                        • Long-Lasting

                                        Cons

                                        • NONE

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Location Work

                                        Comments about Chimera Quick Release Speed Ring for White Lightning Ultra:

                                        After struggling with our previous softbox (often took 5+ minutes to setup each box) we picked up a couple of these for our chimera 3x4 softboxes. They are simply amazing and well, well worth it. We keep ours assembled (I don't take the poles out like they recommend) and simply collapse it and put it back in the bag. Next location, just pull it out, put it on our White Lightnings, and open it up. Takes 30 seconds to full setup. One small addition I made was I bought some small rubber rings to put around the screws that hold the poles in place. They would loosen up from setting up/taking down and occasionally fall out if I forgot to check them. With the rings tightened in around the screws, it holds great and if I ever have to take the screws out, I can still do it with my fingers. Awesome, awesome product! Highly recommended.

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                                        5.0

                                        A must have for my studio

                                        By Margee

                                        from Frederick, MD

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Attach Securely
                                        • Easy to set up
                                        • Powerful

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • General Use
                                          • Special Events
                                          • Studio lighting

                                          Comments about Chimera Quick Release Speed Ring for White Lightning Ultra:

                                          After my last battle with my big half dome soft box which resulted in bruised fingers, broken finder nails, a broken pole, and several bent poles, I gave myself permission to order a couple of these speed rings. They work absolutely as designed. For the first time, I feel confident that I can break down, move, and setup my softboxes on location or in my studio without any drama:)

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                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          A very well engineered piece

                                          By Michael

                                          from Dallas, Texas

                                          About Me Professional

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Durable
                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Reliable

                                          Cons

                                          • Pricy

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Portraits
                                          • Studio

                                          Comments about Chimera Quick Release Speed Ring for White Lightning Ultra:

                                          When I opened the package I first noticed how well the pieces worked together. Well engineered! I was a bit worried the first time I "opened" a soft box with the new speed ring, but all worked well and and was equally easy to close. I had an manufacture's brand...it was difficult to use and I sold it quickly. This one I'll keep.

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                                          5.0

                                          great! works as listed

                                          By Steve

                                          from L.A. Ca.

                                          About Me Professional

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Durable
                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Reliable

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Studio
                                            • Traveling

                                            Comments about Chimera Quick Release Speed Ring for White Lightning Ultra:

                                            Quick, very quick set up!

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