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Speed Ring for Impact, Bowens S, Westcott
 
4.3

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (8)

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    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

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    (1)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (11)
  • Attaches securely (7)
  • Lightweight (4)
  • Long-lasting (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Indoors (7)
  • Portraits (7)
  • General purpose (6)
  • Low light (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (5), Photo enthusiast (3), Semi-pro photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Solid Speed Ring

I have some Bowens s-type speed ring adapters and picked this one up for outdoor/mobile location shoots. Seems to be a solid and well built ceramic metallic tool. Fits well with my modifiers...Read complete review

I have some Bowens s-type speed ring adapters and picked this one up for outdoor/mobile location shoots. Seems to be a solid and well built ceramic metallic tool. Fits well with my modifiers and supports the range of shapers I use. Only negative so far is that the flange is deep and requires deeper setting of bulbs or speed lights. This is not a deal breaker by any means, but should be noted.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Shoddy Construction

I ordered this to go with an Impact soft box - the soft box was actually out of stock but B&H shipped this, along with a few smaller items separate. I must...Read complete review

I ordered this to go with an Impact soft box - the soft box was actually out of stock but B&H shipped this, along with a few smaller items separate. I must say, I was not a fan. The construction felt light and rather flimsy. Also, there were extra bits of metal from the manufacturing process that prevented the ring from attaching to my strobe. I would have had to file those extra metal bits off before it would have fit. i don't feel like I should have to do that on something for it to work when I bought it new.

I ended up returning this and bought a different soft box from Bowens that came with a speed ring - it is so much nicer. I should have just purchased that to begin with.

I don't know if my speed ring was an isolated incident, but based off my limited experience, I wouldn't recommend buying one of these.

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5.0

Ecellent product

By Kittphoto

from El Paso TX

About Me Photography Student

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attaches Securely
  • Durable
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General Use
    • Low Light
    • Night Time
    • Portraits
    • Special Events

    Comments about Speed Ring for Impact, Bowens S, Westcott:

    Fits my Impact strobes and soft boxes perfectly and works as expected.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    1.0

    Shoddy Construction

    By Frank

    from Cleveland, OH

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Flimsy
      • Weak

      Best Uses

        Comments about Speed Ring for Impact, Bowens S, Westcott:

        I ordered this to go with an Impact soft box - the soft box was actually out of stock but B&H shipped this, along with a few smaller items separate. I must say, I was not a fan. The construction felt light and rather flimsy. Also, there were extra bits of metal from the manufacturing process that prevented the ring from attaching to my strobe. I would have had to file those extra metal bits off before it would have fit. i don't feel like I should have to do that on something for it to work when I bought it new.

        I ended up returning this and bought a different soft box from Bowens that came with a speed ring - it is so much nicer. I should have just purchased that to begin with.

        I don't know if my speed ring was an isolated incident, but based off my limited experience, I wouldn't recommend buying one of these.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        A Necessary Tool

        By Jay

        from New York, NY

        Comments about Speed Ring for Impact, Bowens S, Westcott:

        A must have for your soft box. Attaches easily to light,, but does take a little elbow grease to fit the softbox rods into the aligned holes ring.

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        5.0

        Very Nice!

        By Marc

        from Dallas, TX

        Comments about Speed Ring for Impact, Bowens S, Westcott:

        I bought this speed ring to fit an old soft box onto my new Phottix Indra 500. It set up like a champ and is very light weight. Very affordable as well.

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        4.0

        Great Solid Speed Ring

        By earthrokk

        from Chicago

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Durable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Very Deep Flange

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Indoors
        • Outdoors

        Comments about Speed Ring for Impact, Bowens S, Westcott:

        I have some Bowens s-type speed ring adapters and picked this one up for outdoor/mobile location shoots. Seems to be a solid and well built ceramic metallic tool. Fits well with my modifiers and supports the range of shapers I use. Only negative so far is that the flange is deep and requires deeper setting of bulbs or speed lights. This is not a deal breaker by any means, but should be noted.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Well Made and work perfectly

        By BR

        from Helper, Utah

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Long-Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Speed Ring for Impact, Bowens S, Westcott:

          Having a background as a Machinist these speed rings are very well made. Good casting and the finish is clean. I expect to get many years of service from them and for the price they can't be beat. Another great product from B & H.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Easy to use

          By CJ

          from Dallas, Texas

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Securely
          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Indoors
            • Portraits

            Comments about Speed Ring for Impact, Bowens S, Westcott:

            Very easy to attach to the softbox I bought it for.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Easy to use

            By CJ

            from Dallas, Texas

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Securely
            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Indoors
              • Portraits

              Comments about Speed Ring for Impact, Bowens S, Westcott:

              Very easy to assemble with the softbox I purchased.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              Solid Ring

              By JeffS

              from Western PA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Long-Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Portraits

                Comments about Speed Ring for Impact, Bowens S, Westcott:

                Good ring should last forever

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                4.0

                Solid Ring

                By Alan

                from Houston, Tx

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Long-Lasting

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Speed Ring for Impact, Bowens S, Westcott:

                  Product feels well built, easy to attach to the monolight.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  great product

                  By txstbobcat

                  from New Braunfels Tx

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Securely
                  • Durable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Speed Ring for Impact, Bowens S, Westcott:

                      perfect fit for my Bowens

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Speed Ring

                      By kmv

                      from Colorado

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors
                        • Low Light

                        Comments about Speed Ring for Impact, Bowens S, Westcott:

                        Great fit

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Excited to use my Soft Box

                        By Tracy

                        from Washougal, WA

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attaches Securely
                        • Durable
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors
                          • Low Light
                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Speed Ring for Impact, Bowens S, Westcott:

                          I do indoor portraits and needed a softbox. Although I sometimes forget to pay attention to details, I didn't order this when I ordered my Soft box. After not being able to use this for so long it is such a breath of fresh air to use it.

                          The soft light is so helpful and I have less editing as a result of it!

                          Thanks so much!
                          Tracy

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          I would use this product over and over

                          By Marco

                          from Denver, Colorado

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable

                          Cons

                          • Runs Hot

                          Best Uses

                          • General Use

                          Comments about Speed Ring for Impact, Bowens S, Westcott:

                          I used this product because i can relay on it and it wont fail on me.
                          Because its durable and well made.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          perfect

                          By Jay

                          from sc

                          Comments about Speed Ring for Impact, Bowens S, Westcott:

                          If you're buying impact strobes this is A must have.

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