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RFi Speedring for Profoto Flash Heads
 
4.7

(based on 36 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (27)
  • Attaches securely (24)
  • Long-lasting (17)
  • Lightweight (12)
  • Good power output (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • General purpose (17)
  • Portraits (14)
  • Indoors (12)
  • Low light (7)
  • Outdoors (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (23), Semi-pro photographer (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (28)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A truly speedy Speedring

This Profoto Speedring attaches Profoto modifers like softboxes and beauty dishes to your B1 or D1 flash. You'll need one of these Speedrings for each B1 or D1 flash that you modify with anything...Read complete review

This Profoto Speedring attaches Profoto modifers like softboxes and beauty dishes to your B1 or D1 flash. You'll need one of these Speedrings for each B1 or D1 flash that you modify with anything more sophisticated than an umbrella. Do not buy this Speedring if you have a different brand of flash than Profoto. The attachment is a friction fit that's tightened by snapping a latch. It works well and the attached modifier is secure. Also unique to the Profoto system is the color-coding to help you recognize which holes receive the rods from your modifier. For example, there are four red holes for use with Profoto rectangular soft boxes, which have red-tipped rods. Similarly, there are eight green holes for use with a Profoto octabox, which has green-tipped rods. Given that different modifiers have different rods for mounting, this system is simple but quite helpful on location. I was disappointed in the Speedring finish. Several of the wires in the Speedring's latching belt had been trimmed off sloppily, leaving sharp edges that can tear skin.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Overpriced, but essential

This does exactly what it's meant to, and it does it perfectly. It's a very comfortable light modification system and is practically bomb-proof.

The mediocre review stems from the cost....Read complete review

This does exactly what it's meant to, and it does it perfectly. It's a very comfortable light modification system and is practically bomb-proof.

The mediocre review stems from the cost. Now granted, I made this purchase on the corporate dime. But the fact that I just spent $15K on lights and another $2K on Profoto Heat Resistant Modifiers, I would've thought something simple like this might've been included somewhere along the way.

I love the superior products that Profoto gives us, but the overriding brand experience has been the nickel-&-diming sales strategy they seem to favor.

Reviewed by 36 customers

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2.0

works but

By studio 33

from Ventura,CA

About Me Pro Photographer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Long-Lasting

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about RFi Speedring for Profoto Flash Heads:

      I"m not sure but I have this speeding but it's not exactly speedy. I use it with my 4 refi and it's hard really hard to get off and on. I travel a lot so I have to break it down and it's very difficult to get the rods out of the speedring holes. If it's a speedring I think it's miss labeled it is a ring but it's not speedy.

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      5.0

      Essential tool for softboxes

      By Juan Sebastián

      from Medellín, Colombia

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Long-Lasting
      • Powerful

      Cons

      • Price

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Indoors
      • Outdoors

      Comments about RFi Speedring for Profoto Flash Heads:

      Great quality, never fails. You need one if you want to use a softbox. I have one for each one of my RFi softboxes and it's alway on. I don't like to fold and storage my softboxes, I don't like to take apart the speedring, I always have them ready to use in my studio. The ring rotates as you need and it has color marks to guide you. I know they are expensive, but I recommend to buy one for each one of your softboxes.

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      5.0

      As expected

      By Nicole

      from Denver

      Comments about RFi Speedring for Profoto Flash Heads:

      Other than being overpriced, this is great...does exactly what it's supposed to do. Great quality, so you get what you pay for. Just seems silly for this type of item.

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      5.0

      Necessary Tool

      By Amborg

      from San Francisco

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use

        Comments about RFi Speedring for Profoto Flash Heads:

        As everyone has said, this speedring is necessary to attach any modifiers (of the Prophoto persuasion) to your B1 location kit. It has a study construction but the materials response to your direction with ease. For example, closing the latch doesn't involve wrestling the entire light. I'm satisfied with the performance and will continue to use Prophoto.

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        5.0

        Profoto Quality Saves Me Money!

        By Mike

        from Canyon Lake, CA

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Durable
        • Long-Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about RFi Speedring for Profoto Flash Heads:

          I've used a number of lesser quality speedrings over the years, but I've never had a failure with a Profoto speedring. When assembling a 5ft Octa, I don't have to worry about breaking the speedring when attaching the final rods under pressure...and I've broken enough non-Profoto rings to really appreciate the strength of Profoto's products.

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          4.0

          Required piece for any softbox

          By ANGELA_LA

          from LOS ANGELES, CA

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Securely
          • Durable
          • Lightweight
          • Long-Lasting
          • Powerful

          Cons

          • Difficult to put on

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about RFi Speedring for Profoto Flash Heads:

          This item is used to connect a Profoto light to a Profoto modifier/ aka softbox of any shape or size.

          You have to have this piece. It sufficiently serves it's purpose. Could definitely be optimized to fit easier, have to bend the prongs a bit to get all of them in.

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          5.0

          I would buy this product again

          By Alina

          from Jersey City, NJ

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors
            • Portraits

            Comments about RFi Speedring for Profoto Flash Heads:

            It's a must if you want to use the Profoto RFi softboxes. "Nice!" comes to mind. Great quality! Practical, too.

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            5.0

            HIGHEST QUALITY on the market.

            By davidrobert

            from Ardmore, PA

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Securely
            • Durable
            • Lightweight
            • Long-Lasting
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about RFi Speedring for Profoto Flash Heads:

              I have used many different speedrings over the years however this Profoto speedring is BY FAR the highest quality I have seen or used.

              There is no doubt that Profoto costs more than any of their competitors. This is for a good reason. They are uncontested in their quality and performance.

              I HIGHLY recommend that if you have the means to do so, pick this one up. You will not be sorry.

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              4.0

              good product, but overpriced

              By drzr

              from los angeles, ca

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Securely
              • Durable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Price

              Best Uses

                Comments about RFi Speedring for Profoto Flash Heads:

                overpriced, but secures the softbox well!

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                5.0

                This ring

                By Jj

                from Brooklyn

                Comments about RFi Speedring for Profoto Flash Heads:

                Rules super hard

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                5.0

                Perfect design

                By Corey

                from Broomfield, CO

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Securely
                • Durable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about RFi Speedring for Profoto Flash Heads:

                    Easy to use, durable and flexible use across the Profoto product portfolio.

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                    5.0

                    Solid construction

                    By Dklock2

                    from Lexington

                    Comments about RFi Speedring for Profoto Flash Heads:

                    Built like a tank. By far superior quality

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                    5.0

                    Versatile Necessity

                    By kowensphoto

                    from Rochester, NY

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attaches Securely
                    • Durable
                    • Lightweight
                    • Long-Lasting

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Studio

                      Comments about RFi Speedring for Profoto Flash Heads:

                      Great little speedring for my Profoto system. Fits with a whole variety of softboxes and rotates freely when needed. Clasping the speedring around the Profoto head can be difficult, but not too hard if you have some finger strength.

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                      3.0

                      It works

                      By Amateur Tom

                      from Carmel, IN

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Securely
                      • Durable

                      Cons

                      • Expensive

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Indoors
                      • Portraits

                      Comments about RFi Speedring for Profoto Flash Heads:

                      I decided to start with the best. However, it would have been nice if the soft boxes came with, or had an option of speedrings (considering the price). I found out the hard way that I had more to invest and therefore I've rated this product low. Based mostly on price.

                      This product is fairly easy to install (I'm a novice and figured it out).

                      The fit is a compression fit, which makes my bigger soft boxes a bit of a challenge to balance while placing on a light on a tripod. Once or twice I've gotten my arm and hand into a bit of a predicament. Overall I'm glad it is a good snug fit and the latch further secures it.

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                      5.0

                      Superior Speedring

                      By Greg

                      from Woburn, MA

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Build quality
                      • Color Code

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about RFi Speedring for Profoto Flash Heads:

                          This speeding is superior to the older versions without the color code. Like Profoto Speedrings before it, the build quality is very high. It fits snugly onto a head without play. Even very large modifiers like a 5-foot octabox have no trouble securing to this ring and mounting to a head. The color code makes mounting easier than the label system I've used before. Plus, I personally think the black rim instead of the silver rim looks better.

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                          5.0

                          Great

                          By foxhole99

                          from Columbia, SC

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attaches Securely
                          • Durable
                          • Good Color Value
                          • Lightweight
                          • Long-Lasting
                          • Powerful

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about RFi Speedring for Profoto Flash Heads:

                            Easy to use and very versatile. Heavy duty construction and easy to assimble.

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                            5.0

                            Quality Speedring

                            By Georgia from NY

                            from Kingston, NY

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attaches Securely
                            • Durable
                            • Lightweight
                            • Long-Lasting

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about RFi Speedring for Profoto Flash Heads:

                              Very well built speedring. I use it for my Creative Light soft boxes. The location of the color dots is better then on other speedrings. It's also a bit lighter, which I like.

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                              5.0

                              Great

                              By Delgadovm

                              from Germany

                              Comments about RFi Speedring for Profoto Flash Heads:

                              It is the best thing since sliced bread. Easy to install.

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                              5.0

                              well designed

                              By amiel

                              from rancho cucamonga

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attaches Securely
                              • Durable
                              • Long-Lasting

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Portraits

                                Comments about RFi Speedring for Profoto Flash Heads:

                                best designed and easy to use speeding

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                                3.0

                                It works

                                By nc Photo

                                from greensboro, NC

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • General Use

                                  Comments about RFi Speedring for Profoto Flash Heads:

                                  This is my second speeding I purchased, one for my mola beauty and one for my Elinchrom Deep Ota. The one on my Mola works smooth, the one on my Octa is so tight it scatches the outer part of the Profoto D1500, its annoying

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