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WestcottSpeed Ring for Strip Bank & Octa Bank for Elinchrom
 
3.4

(based on 7 reviews)

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (5)
  • Attach securely (4)
  • Long-lasting (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Indoors (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

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4.0

It does exactly what it needs to

By Eli

from New Jersey

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attaches Securely
  • Good Color Value
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Portraits

    Comments about Westcott Speed Ring for Strip Bank & Octa Bank for Elinchrom:

    There is absolutely nothing wrong with the box. For the price, I don't think I would purchase anything else. I haven't had the need to collapse it nor take it out of my studio for a shoot so I can't tell you about the durability. But otherwise it is a fantastic piece.

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    • No

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    2.0

    OK but not great

    By Nick

    from Misawa Japan

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Don't lock
    • Pain to stop spinning

    Best Uses

    • Indoors
    • Portraits

    Comments about Westcott Speed Ring for Strip Bank & Octa Bank for Elinchrom:

    Pro: works good. not too hard to put together. After the first time it's simple.

    Con: Can't get it to lock on my Elinchrom. it rotates and goes in but won't lock. With my 5' Octa that not safe and i worry it will fall on customers.

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    5.0

    TOP quality

    By ODF

    from Binghamton, NY

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attach Securely
    • Durable
    • Long-Lasting

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Westcott Speed Ring for Strip Bank & Octa Bank for Elinchrom:

        I actually read a review of someone complaining about the weight of this speed ring. Hello what planet are you from.

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        • No

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        3.0

        Rugged and durable!

        By John

        from Oslo, Norway

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attach Securely
        • Durable
        • Long-Lasting

        Cons

        • Very heavy

        Best Uses

        • Indoors
        • Studio use

        Comments about Westcott Speed Ring for Strip Bank & Octa Bank for Elinchrom:

        Overly rugged and durable, and its's NEVER going to break. On the downside the durability makes it a little heavy. However it was the only speed ring that fits my wescott strips, so what can I do? :D

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        • No

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        4.0

        Good choice

        By Bircak

        from São Paulo, SP

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attach Securely
        • Durable

        Cons

        • Not too easy to handle

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Indoors
        • Low Light

        Comments about Westcott Speed Ring for Strip Bank & Octa Bank for Elinchrom:

        Well built, firmly made.

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        • No

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        2.0

        Necessary tool for a job.

        By Daniel

        from Austin TX

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Long-Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Westcott Speed Ring for Strip Bank & Octa Bank for Elinchrom:

            It does what it needs to... sort of. I hated that it was free rotating from the mount to my lighting kit which was an Elinchrom. Taking it off my lights was a complete fiasco. It kept spinning and would not come unlocked. It would be nice if there was a lock mechanism that allowed me to stop it from spinning when i needed to disassemble.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Well made

            By Rolyphot

            from Miami Florida

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attach Securely
            • Durable
            • Long-Lasting
            • Powerful

            Cons

            • No Instructions
            • Pricey

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Westcott Speed Ring for Strip Bank & Octa Bank for Elinchrom:

            I had two strip softboxs with these rings for Elinchrom. It looks a first glance like a it's no brainer to ensemble these boxes, but wrong, it's difficult and has its tricks. No instructions are provided and I could not find any pdf support on-line, so I had to contacted them, it did not help much. Not easy to set on the strobe.
            It deliver what is suppose to.

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