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Bowens Quick Ring with Swivel

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The Bowens Quick Ring with Swivel is a softbox speed ring. Its unique design makes it easier to set up a softbox. Most softbox speed rings require the user to use increasing force while inserting the rods into the ring. By the time the user reaches the last rod, not enough force can be mustered, or too much force is used, resulting in a damaged rod.

The Bowens Quick Ring allows easy inserting of each rod. Then, it pivots in its module, and the user snaps it into place, with much less force than with a conventional speed ring.

Metal Casting
It features a small lock to secure the QuickRing in place once assembled.
Ring inserts for specific light fixtures are available separately.
Bowens Quick Ring with Swivel
  • 1-Year Manufacturer's Warranty
  • Note:Inserts for specific fixtures not included

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    BowensQuick Ring with Swivel
     
    4.6

    (based on 19 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (13)
    • Attaches securely (9)
    • Long-lasting (4)
    • Attach securely (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General purpose (8)
      • Indoors (5)
      • Portraits (4)
      • Low light (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (9), Semi-pro photographer (5), Photo enthusiast (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (13)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Quick Ring Magic!

      Initially, I couldn't figure out how this speed ring was going to work, but if it worked the way they said it would and make it easier to put soft boxes together and save...Read complete review

      Initially, I couldn't figure out how this speed ring was going to work, but if it worked the way they said it would and make it easier to put soft boxes together and save me from bending or breaking any rods, I was willing to give it a shot. After my initial inspection, I was pleased. This speed ring is built well and has a quality automatic locking pin that locks the ring into place once it is rotated at the end of the process. I was surprised at how well it worked. The ring locks solidly into place with no, or little chance of failure. I wish I had a few more of these and will be purchasing a few more of these rings for all of my square or rectangle softboxes. The only regret I have about this product is, that it only works with square or rectangle softboxes. It will not work with octo-boxes. Great product!

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Bad Design But Fixable

      Speed rings with swivels are much more convenient than regular speed rings. However, I don't know what they were thinking when they designed this one. As you can see in the photo, there...Read complete review

      Speed rings with swivels are much more convenient than regular speed rings. However, I don't know what they were thinking when they designed this one. As you can see in the photo, there are 8 mounting holes; 2 on the swivel axis, and 3 on either side of them. However, what you can't tell from the photo is that 2 of the mounting holes (the ones directly clockwise to the swivel axis holes when looking at it with the release latch towards you) are threaded; one 1/4" and the other being 3/8". That seems practical, but it's actually not good because the tip of most softbox rods will not fit into the 1/4" threaded hole. That creates a huge problem when trying to mount an octabox, as well as a minor but needless problem with square and rectangular softboxes. The problem with mounting a square or rectangular softbox is that it forces you to use the swivel axis mounting holes. The whole point of having a speed ring with a swivel is to relieve tension when inserting and removing the rods. By forcing you to use the swivel axis mounting holes, you still have just as much tension with those two rods, and only relieve tension with the 2 other rods. If you use the four holes 45 degrees from the swivel axis, all four can be mounted without tension. However, that 1/4" threading prevents you from doing so. What would have made much more sense would have been to either not have 1/4" threading at all, or to have the holes 90 degrees from the swivel axis have the threading instead of the 45 degree holes. What I did with mine to solve this was to drill out the 1/4" threading to make it the same size as the other mounting holes. I can now use the 45 degree mounting holes and it works great. Just a shame that I had to modify it like that to get it to work properly.

      One other thing to keep in mind is that it requires a speed ring insert with an outer diameter of 144mm, rather than the more common and cheaper 140mm insert size.

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      4.0

      Does not work with Octas

      By PBodyPhotos

      from New York, NY

      Comments about Bowens Quick Ring with Swivel:

      This will not work with octa boxes or banks. There are 6 machined holes for rods, 1-3/8 16 threaded hole for mounts and 1-1/4 20 threaded hole for mounts. A total of 8 holes. Most rods will fit the 3/8 hole, but to use with an Octa, you must modify the 1/4 hole to fit your rod. Modification will void any warranty. I have several of these, because I'm lazy and I'd rather collapse my boxes to store or travel. Great product and very east to use.

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      3.0

      Bad Design But Fixable

      By Craig Volpe

      from Eugene, Oregon

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable

      Cons

      • poorly designed

      Best Uses

      • General Use

      Comments about Bowens Quick Ring with Swivel:

      Speed rings with swivels are much more convenient than regular speed rings. However, I don't know what they were thinking when they designed this one. As you can see in the photo, there are 8 mounting holes; 2 on the swivel axis, and 3 on either side of them. However, what you can't tell from the photo is that 2 of the mounting holes (the ones directly clockwise to the swivel axis holes when looking at it with the release latch towards you) are threaded; one 1/4" and the other being 3/8". That seems practical, but it's actually not good because the tip of most softbox rods will not fit into the 1/4" threaded hole. That creates a huge problem when trying to mount an octabox, as well as a minor but needless problem with square and rectangular softboxes. The problem with mounting a square or rectangular softbox is that it forces you to use the swivel axis mounting holes. The whole point of having a speed ring with a swivel is to relieve tension when inserting and removing the rods. By forcing you to use the swivel axis mounting holes, you still have just as much tension with those two rods, and only relieve tension with the 2 other rods. If you use the four holes 45 degrees from the swivel axis, all four can be mounted without tension. However, that 1/4" threading prevents you from doing so. What would have made much more sense would have been to either not have 1/4" threading at all, or to have the holes 90 degrees from the swivel axis have the threading instead of the 45 degree holes. What I did with mine to solve this was to drill out the 1/4" threading to make it the same size as the other mounting holes. I can now use the 45 degree mounting holes and it works great. Just a shame that I had to modify it like that to get it to work properly.

      One other thing to keep in mind is that it requires a speed ring insert with an outer diameter of 144mm, rather than the more common and cheaper 140mm insert size.

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      5.0

      Very Handy!

      By Khawk

      from Louisiana

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Bowens Quick Ring with Swivel:

            This is VERY nice and well made! It really makes taking down a soft box MUCH easier! Get it!

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            5.0

            So Much Easier!

            By LWink

            from McMurray, PA

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Securely
            • Durable
            • Long-Lasting

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Bowens Quick Ring with Swivel:

                I myself have an iron grip, but not all of my assistants can put soft boxes together without struggling a little with putting in the last rods. This Quick Ring makes it so easy. Put two rods in at either side (where it hinges) then the 3rd rod goes perpendicular to the first two. The last rod goes in the hinging part, which you then swing shut like a door...and Voila!... it easily snaps into place. A tad pricey, but I will probably buy a couple more when I get a chance.

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                5.0

                Good product for 4 rod lightboxes.

                By Kalwin

                from Grand Prairie, TX

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Securely
                • Durable
                • Long-Lasting

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Indoors
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Bowens Quick Ring with Swivel:

                  I use this product to quickly assemble light boxes without using excessive force on my lightbox rods.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great product!

                  By Kalwin

                  from Grand Prairie, TX

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Securely
                  • Durable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use
                    • Indoors
                    • Low Light
                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Bowens Quick Ring with Swivel:

                    Saves time and softbox rods.
                    Easy to use with compatible BowensSa softboxes and adapters.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Works great

                    By Tedwca

                    from Sacramento, CA

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attaches Securely
                    • Durable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Bowens Quick Ring with Swivel:

                      I also have the Chimera Quick release rings and they don't work on all my soft boxes, some of them need shorter poles due to the size of the speeding. I decided to give the Quick Ring a try and it fits all my soft boxes with no modifications and is very easy to use.

                      I will get a few more to use after trying one out. I'm very happy with the purchase.

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                      5.0

                      Quick Ring Magic!

                      By kbkellas

                      from North Georgia

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Securely
                      • Durable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use

                        Comments about Bowens Quick Ring with Swivel:

                        Initially, I couldn't figure out how this speed ring was going to work, but if it worked the way they said it would and make it easier to put soft boxes together and save me from bending or breaking any rods, I was willing to give it a shot. After my initial inspection, I was pleased. This speed ring is built well and has a quality automatic locking pin that locks the ring into place once it is rotated at the end of the process. I was surprised at how well it worked. The ring locks solidly into place with no, or little chance of failure. I wish I had a few more of these and will be purchasing a few more of these rings for all of my square or rectangle softboxes. The only regret I have about this product is, that it only works with square or rectangle softboxes. It will not work with octo-boxes. Great product!

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Solid

                        By DigiMyth

                        from Sydney, Australia

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Pros

                        • Attaches Securely
                        • Durable

                        Cons

                        • Slight Missalignment

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Bowens Quick Ring with Swivel:

                          I purchased this with an SP Studios insert for Balcar / White Lighting so I could connect my softbox with Einstein head.It's solid and works well, though for my Chimera strip box you needed strong hands to make the final latch click into place. This thing is holding quite a bit of tension! My experience with it is consistent with the below review, however it did NOT distort my softbox slightly despite one of the poles being a couple of mm out and therefore not aligning. Lucky me.Good luck.[*]

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                          5.0

                          Well thought out

                          By Bob the photographer

                          from Pittsburgh, PA

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attaches Securely
                          • Durable
                          • Lightweight
                          • Long-Lasting

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors
                            • Outdoors
                            • Portraits
                            • Special Events

                            Comments about Bowens Quick Ring with Swivel:

                            Setup is a breeze with the quick ring, no more bent rods.

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Good purchase.

                            By someone

                            from somewhere

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attaches Securely

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • General Use

                              Comments about Bowens Quick Ring with Swivel:

                              At the price point I assumed it would be trash, but it is great.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Wow - what a difference!

                              By DJ

                              from Chicago

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attach Securely
                              • Durable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Bowens Quick Ring with Swivel:

                                  Wow - what a difference! I have only used traditional speedrings in the past and when assembling a large softbox it was always a pain. These Quick Rings make a huge difference. They make the assembly and disassembly quick, simple and effortless.

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                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  Solid and functional

                                  By mak

                                  from San Diego, CA

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Functional

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • General Use
                                    • Indoors
                                    • Low Light

                                    Comments about Bowens Quick Ring with Swivel:

                                    This seems like a solid, functional product though it's not obvious how to connect a flash. Accessories show only gloves!

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    excellent product

                                    By beasty

                                    from aus

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Comments about Bowens Quick Ring with Swivel:

                                    if it wasn't for this, I would still be setting up my softbox. Great product.

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                                    4.0

                                    Nice quick release speed ring

                                    By Margee

                                    from Maryland

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Bowens Quick Ring with Swivel:

                                        This speed ring is a good value. It seems sturdy and it is pretty easy to use. But I bought it thinking I would use it with an octobox. Wrong! Not enough holes. It's only good for square soft boxes.

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        this is the secondunit I had buy

                                        By pantanola

                                        from mexico city

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • General Use

                                            Comments about Bowens Quick Ring with Swivel:

                                            helps me save time and saves
                                            my female fingers

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                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            Great Ring

                                            By Sentimentalfox

                                            from San Francisco, CA

                                            About Me Pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Attach Securely
                                            • Durable
                                            • Easy to Use

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Bowens Quick Ring with Swivel:

                                                Easy to use speed ring, fits an SP Studio Balcar insert perfectly for secure use with the Einstein strobe. A little bit on the pricier side for speed rings that I have used, but worth it.

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                                                • No

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                                                5.0

                                                Don't forget a bowens reflector ring

                                                By doug

                                                from seattle, wa

                                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                      Comments about Bowens Quick Ring with Swivel:

                                                      If you get these you still need the part that attaches to the monolight. The photflex quick rings for bowen are all one piece and attach directly to the bowens. I don't even know if they sell the attachment piece.

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                                                      5.0

                                                      Not expensive but needed

                                                      By Jim

                                                      from Virginia

                                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Attach Securely
                                                      • Durable
                                                      • Long-Lasting

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                          Comments about Bowens Quick Ring with Swivel:

                                                          Too many times we buy things just because it costs the most. This is the cheapest speed ring out there. Not pretty, not fancy but does the job of connecting between the Quick Ring by Bowens and the light. You do not need to spend another $50.

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