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Speed Ring for Impact, Bowens S, Westcott
 
4.6

(based on 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (19)
  • Attaches securely (15)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Long-lasting (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • General purpose (13)
  • Indoors (13)
  • Portraits (13)
  • Low light (7)
  • Outdoors (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (9), Semi-pro photographer (7), Photo enthusiast (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (22)

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

Impact Speed Ring

By Vinman

from LI NY

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attaches Securely
  • Durable
  • Long-Lasting

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General Use
    • Indoors
    • Low Light
    • Portraits

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

    Easy to mount softbox

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Works as a speed ring should

    By JOY Photography

    from Toledo, OH

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use

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

      This speed ring is sturdy, and spins perfectly on the strobe. I'm completely happy with how it works.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Solid and Secure. Excellent Speed Ring

      By Robert Mitchell

      from Huntington Station, NY

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Indoors
        • Outdoors
        • Portraits

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

        If you're using light modifiers that make use of rods and standard speed rings, I can strongly recommend this speed ring. It's very solid and it mounts and locks securely to my S-Type mount lights.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Speed ring works great

        By Mramph

        from Maryland

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

        Material is durable solid metal ring, fit when on my monolight nand perfect fit for various shaped soft boxes

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        5.0

        Must have for Bowens mounts!

        By SMR Photographics

        from Colorado

        About Me Photography Student

        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:

          This speed ring works with all of my softboxes with no issues. It rotates freely and I have had no issues with this ring locking in the mounts that I own.

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          • No

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          5.0

          good and sturdy

          By SophterLight

          from Westport, Connecticut

          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:

            This speed ring is as would be expected: cast aluminum design, sturdy and holds the poles I need it to.

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            • No

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            3.0

            Too hard to insert rods

            By MarKoz

            from Vancouver, BC, Canada

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

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

            I bought this to use with my Dynamite B4 monolight kit and medium (36 x 48) Chimera soft boxes.

            The placement of the holes for the rods is correct and the diameter of the ring itself is identical to the dimensions of a Chimera speedring. What is different is the size of the holes to accommodate the rods. The rods will fit in this speeding but the holes are smaller than on Chimera speedrings. That makes inserting the rods on larger soft boxes a real chore.

            While I am not exactly professional wrestler material I regularly heft around a 55 lb. miter saw and a 90 lb. thickness planer. I just don't want the hassle of having to grunt and snort my soft boxes into place each time. I would think that most women would have a very hard time with these speedings and a larger Chimera softbox.

            I give them 3 stars because they do work (after a struggle) and if you really are short on cash they are about 30% less than the Chimera rings.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great and durable

            By mikec

            from New York ny

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Securely
            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors
              • Portraits

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

              Very well made

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Nice speed ring

              By MiguelAraujo

              from Mexico

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

              Well built, high quality metal alloy and perfect fit.

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              5.0

              Mulit-Purpose Speed Ring.

              By Nestle

              from East Orange, NJ

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Securely
              • Durable
              • 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:

                Mulit-Purpose Speed Ring that can be used with various brands of softboxes.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Just what I needed.

                By Andrew

                from Alabama

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

                I have two Baha strobes and these speed rings fit just right. It handles all my softboxes like it's supposed to. Zero complaints.

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                5.0

                It Works

                By aelphoto

                from Fishkill, NY

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

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

                It works the way it's supossed to. It's very simple and works.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Had great luck so far!

                By Colby Campbell Photography

                from Cedar Falls, IA

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

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

                I've had great luck with this so far. I hang a 4'x3' Impact softbox from my Bowens Gemini strobe and have had no issues. Speed ring allows for softbox to rotate like a clock around the strobe, so I can tilt my softbox up.4/5 because the metal feels slightly cheap.[@]

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                • No

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                5.0

                works like it should

                By Blink blink

                from Montgomery Tx

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Securely
                • Durable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use

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

                  it works good. fit is good . it can be clocked to any were you want it . well crafted

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                  • No

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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.

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                    • 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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