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Creative Light Softbox Speedring for Portable Speedlights

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Product Highlights
  • For Canon and Nikon Speedlights
  • Speedring rotates 360°

If you want to mount a softbox on your Canon or Nikon portable speedlight, this Softbox Speedring from Creative Light will make it happen. The speedring comes with a solid aluminum softbox collar, which mounts to your light. The speedring rotates 360° for maximum flexibility and control. The rods, speedring and softbox are color coded, just to keep it simple.

Speedring rotates 360° for increased control
Color-coded softbox rods make assembly easy

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Creative LightSoftbox Speedring for Portable Speedlights
 
3.7

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (9)
  • Attach securely (3)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Updated Speedring design

    Hello folks. Here to update you on the design woes plaguing the speedring. Creative Light has obviously listened to customer complaints because the issues surrounding the speedring have been, as far as I...Read complete review

    Hello folks. Here to update you on the design woes plaguing the speedring. Creative Light has obviously listened to customer complaints because the issues surrounding the speedring have been, as far as I can see, resolved. Just received my new speedring, along with a 24" square softbox. The speedring coldshoe has been changed out with one that allows you to tighten the flash so it doesn't fall off (be careful not to overtighten). Also, it would appear that the problem with the nuts coming loose when turning the softbox has also been resolved with a much nicer set of plastic sleeves over the bolts. Also, if you're wondering just how big the speedring is, it's big enough to accomodate a Canon 580EXII flash with a Pocket Wizard TT5 underneath it, and still fit into the hole. I am really glad that this company has designed products to cater to the speedlight crowd. We love our softboxes!

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    Creative Light Speedring for Speedlights

    I returned this item as I had a couple issues with it.

    1. Bulky and heavy. I purchased this for use as a speedring for a compact travel kit using...Read complete review

    I returned this item as I had a couple issues with it.

    1. Bulky and heavy. I purchased this for use as a speedring for a compact travel kit using speedlights.. Mounting to a compact Manfrotto stand made the unit so top heavy it was unwieldy. Better suited for a normal light stand for stability.

    2. It was nice that the speedring permits you to rotate the softbox, however I found the act of doing this consistently caused the nuts to loosen on the speedring. As this setup was intended for a light weight travel kit, having to bring a small wrench to deal with this was not an option.

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    2.0

    No room for radio trigger with 580EX II

    By Ernest Becker

    from Earth

    About Me Pro Photographer

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          Comments about Creative Light Softbox Speedring for Portable Speedlights:

          Bolts come loose... there is no lock washer or nut.

          Using a 580EX II there is no room for a radio trigger. Period.

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          3.0

          No room for flash trigger

          By Ernest Becker

          from Earth

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Portraits

            Comments about Creative Light Softbox Speedring for Portable Speedlights:

            Fairly well built. Solid aluminum casting. Design does not allow room for flash trigger (at least on 580EX II). Bolts needed retigtening and perhaps loctite at some point.

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            4.0

            Versitile and well priced

            By Eddie

            from Sydney, Australia

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Long-Lasting

            Cons

            • Rough finish quality

            Best Uses

            • General Use

            Comments about Creative Light Softbox Speedring for Portable Speedlights:

            I purchased this with the CL 3' Octa. The build quality is great in terms of strength, but the finish on the item is a little rough. It could really have used with a little of blasting or sanding on the edges.

            I wanted to use it with a SB-910 on a pocketwizard flex attached, but the cold-shoe on turned out to be too high to fit this combo on. The way I got around it was to instead use the cold shoe that came with the speedlight as a simple work around :)

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            2.0

            It can't fit on a PocketWizard FlexTT5?

            By Manstudio Photography

            from Fort Lauderdale, FL.

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Can't put on pocketwizard
            • No height adjustability
            • Not as portable
            • No Tilt and Swivel Action
            • Price too high no options

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Creative Light Softbox Speedring for Portable Speedlights:

            The main point of me getting this speedring so it can fit on my speedlight for my CL RF softboxes, Octabox and Sidelight. Unfortunately, it isn't made for putting a PocketWizard FlexTT5 on the buttom of the speedlights. I had to custom fit it by removing the hotshoes that it came with it. I replace it with Umbrella Bracket Fixed Shoe Mount which was a smaller size to fit it. I like to point out another improve. they should design it better so it can adjust the height where the shoe mount located. Pros: I only give 2 stars, because it is a hard material metal(not easy to break) and it fit good on all CL Creative light softboxs. Con: Price too high on what its worth, can't put in pocketwizard on the of the flash, No height adjustability on the shoemount, very heavy. not as portable. and finally no Tilt and Swivel Action. It just very disappointing speedring. I keep it, because i have no other choices to fit all my CL Creative light softboxes. I hope Creative Light make version 2 with the upgrades i mention and no cost increase either. Lets cross our fingers.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Product

            By NevadoYerupaja

            from MT

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attach Securely
            • Durable
            • Good Color Value

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use

              Comments about Creative Light Softbox Speedring for Portable Speedlights:

              I use this w/ a CL softbox mostly. Good, solid, easy to use, excellent product.

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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              A Happy Camper

              By RCJ

              from Houston, TX

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

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                    Comments about Creative Light Softbox Speedring for Portable Speedlights:

                    I purchased this speedring along with the CL 3' Octa soft box. I could see no problems attaching a shoe mount flash to the flash mount but I only used it once with my SB800. I primarily use this speedring with my Quantum T5DR. This requires the removal of the flash mount from the speedring otherwise the flash would be too tall. I then use the knurled knob 1/4 20 thread and the included spacer to attach the T5DR directly to the speedring. Care must be taken not to drop the bolt and spacer when removing or attaching the flash as they are loose and can easily fall to the floor.

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Solid Construction

                    By Svadle

                    from Irving, TX

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attach Securely
                    • Durable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors

                      Comments about Creative Light Softbox Speedring for Portable Speedlights:

                      I use this with the Octabank and have been very pleased so far. I have not seen the problems others write about the unit spinning. Be sure to tighten it down and it works great.

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                      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Updated Speedring design

                      By Mike the Photo Guy

                      from Saskatoon, Canada

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Attach Securely
                      • Durable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Creative Light Softbox Speedring for Portable Speedlights:

                        Hello folks. Here to update you on the design woes plaguing the speedring. Creative Light has obviously listened to customer complaints because the issues surrounding the speedring have been, as far as I can see, resolved. Just received my new speedring, along with a 24" square softbox. The speedring coldshoe has been changed out with one that allows you to tighten the flash so it doesn't fall off (be careful not to overtighten). Also, it would appear that the problem with the nuts coming loose when turning the softbox has also been resolved with a much nicer set of plastic sleeves over the bolts. Also, if you're wondering just how big the speedring is, it's big enough to accomodate a Canon 580EXII flash with a Pocket Wizard TT5 underneath it, and still fit into the hole. I am really glad that this company has designed products to cater to the speedlight crowd. We love our softboxes!

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                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        Alright but it needs some improvements

                        By wfoley

                        from Nashville TN

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Reviewer

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                              Comments about Creative Light Softbox Speedring for Portable Speedlights:

                              I use this all the time when I randomly just need some low power soft fill light with my 580. Things I do like about this is that its one of the only heavy duty ways to mount a small strobe on a softbox. However the hotshoe on this is thing is absolutely worthless. One of my biggest annoyances with this thing is that it doesn't have any way to change the angle that it is at. I have had to use one of the knuckles I have for my c stands to be able to do it. Being able to turn the softbox is a great feature but when if loosens the screws every time i turn it then the softbox randomly falls off in the middle of a shoot...not good. However this was easily fixed my putting lock nuts on the screws but its still frustrating because this should have been done at the factory.

                              Anyway this is still the best way to mount a strobe to a softbox so I can live with the faults and hopefully they will improve upon their next model...hopefully

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                              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Easy, really portable.

                              By Rob Ahern

                              from Australia

                              About Me Professional

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use

                              Cons

                              • Bulky

                              Best Uses

                              • On-Location Photography
                              • Traveling

                              Comments about Creative Light Softbox Speedring for Portable Speedlights:

                              easy to set up with the softbox, great to use... but my flash slipped off... the catch needs to be redesigned. I just gaffer taped my flash to the connector

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                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              2.0

                              Creative Light Speedring for Speedlights

                              By jnor10

                              from Seattle

                              About Me Semi-Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use

                              Cons

                              • Bulky

                              Best Uses

                              • Studio

                              Comments about Creative Light Softbox Speedring for Portable Speedlights:

                              I returned this item as I had a couple issues with it.

                              1. Bulky and heavy. I purchased this for use as a speedring for a compact travel kit using speedlights.. Mounting to a compact Manfrotto stand made the unit so top heavy it was unwieldy. Better suited for a normal light stand for stability.

                              2. It was nice that the speedring permits you to rotate the softbox, however I found the act of doing this consistently caused the nuts to loosen on the speedring. As this setup was intended for a light weight travel kit, having to bring a small wrench to deal with this was not an option.

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                              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              pricy...needed a mod... but works great

                              By wetplates

                              from NC

                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                              • Hotshoe mount is useless
                              • Poor Design

                              Best Uses

                              • Portraits
                              • Studio
                              • Traveling

                              Comments about Creative Light Softbox Speedring for Portable Speedlights:

                              Like the above review stated, the hotshoe mount is useless....its milled flat and all contact points touch on the SB-800 I was going to use on it. I had another mount that I installed, replacing the included mount.

                              I love the rotating mount...its great! Lots of room for the SB-800. I am now using it primarily with my Q-flash....its perfect for this mount!

                              Lots of money for a mount...but its sturdy, rotates, and doesnt look like something homemade.

                              I use a 24X30-ish sized interfit softbox on it.

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                              (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              A minor but important flaw

                              By Tom

                              from NJ, USA

                              Comments about Creative Light Softbox Speedring for Portable Speedlights:

                              I haven't used this for work yet having just received it today but this speedring seems to be a great option for using speedlights with softboxes and works perfectly with the few tests I have done. However, the shoe on this is really loose. My Nikon SB 800 slides in with so much room to spare that I immediately replaced the shoe with another closer fitting adapter I had lying around. The minute you pick this up with the original shoe you run the risk of your speedlight falling off and crashing to the ground. Not good. If you don't have a spare shoe adapter lying around then make sure you add one to your cart when purchasing this product because the one that comes with it is useless (at least for Nikon..)

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