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RFi Speedring for Profoto Flash Heads
 
4.7

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (19)

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    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (17)
  • Attaches securely (16)
  • Long-lasting (11)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Good power output (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General purpose (12)
    • Portraits (10)
    • Indoors (7)
    • Low light (4)
    • Night time (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (15), Semi-pro photographer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (18)

    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.

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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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          • No

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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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                5.0

                Profoto rocks!

                By Deezie

                from Los Angeles, CA

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Securely
                • Durable
                • Long-Lasting

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use

                  Comments about RFi Speedring for Profoto Flash Heads:

                  In keeping with their brand, this speedring is built to last. There's a color-coding on the speedring so you can easily assemble your soft box.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Excellent

                  By Gene

                  from Philadelphia, PA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Securely
                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight
                  • Long-Lasting

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about RFi Speedring for Profoto Flash Heads:

                      Great universal design that I use with Creative Light softboxes.

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                      4.0

                      A truly speedy Speedring

                      By David from Charleston

                      from Charleston, SC

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Securely

                      Cons

                      • Poor finish

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about RFi Speedring for Profoto Flash Heads:

                        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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                        5.0

                        Sturdy and well built

                        By Peter

                        from Indianapolis

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about RFi Speedring for Profoto Flash Heads:

                              The only weak part of this speedring is the clamp - the wires are kind of thin and I could see this failing someday.

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                              5.0

                              Nice speed ring

                              By John urphotos

                              from Little neck ny

                              Comments about RFi Speedring for Profoto Flash Heads:

                              What can I say,, very good quality and color coded so if you're using profoto boxes, it's idiot proof. Love this product

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                              5.0

                              Sturdy and Great Buy

                              By PhotosByRome

                              from New York, NY

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attaches Securely
                              • Durable
                              • Powerful

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • General Use

                                Comments about RFi Speedring for Profoto Flash Heads:

                                My previous off brand speedring randomly broke and seperated before a big shoot. I had to buy another one. This is definitely solid and more studry compared to the off brand. The price comparison is close to other off brand so I went with the name brand to play it safe.

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                                5.0

                                Handy New color coding system

                                By Marco

                                from San Francisco

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attaches Securely
                                • Durable
                                • Long-Lasting

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Portraits

                                  Comments about RFi Speedring for Profoto Flash Heads:

                                  Easy to mount, I use with softboxes or octas.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Quality product

                                  By Iceman

                                  from Oklahoma City, Okla

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attaches Securely
                                  • Durable
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Long-Lasting

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Portraits

                                    Comments about RFi Speedring for Profoto Flash Heads:

                                    Using on my soft-box, the sped-ring works well. Durable and easy to use.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Nice & Durable

                                    By hdpimages

                                    from Chicago, IL

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • General Use

                                      Comments about RFi Speedring for Profoto Flash Heads:

                                      This ring has color coded for each type soft boxes, for Octabox, its hard to take out the rods once you put in…Other than that its nice speeding.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Easy

                                      By Emmett425

                                      from Seattle

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Attaches Securely
                                      • Durable
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Long-Lasting

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • General Use

                                        Comments about RFi Speedring for Profoto Flash Heads:

                                        Super tough, easy to use, speedring

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Sweet profoto rfi speedring

                                        By Andy

                                        from Laredo tx

                                        Comments about RFi Speedring for Profoto Flash Heads:

                                        Easy to use. Can't be any more simple with the color coded dots for each rod. Really light, well made, and grips on well. The price is a little high but it's worth it

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                                        3.0

                                        Overpriced, but essential

                                        By JREITZ1984

                                        from Montgomery, IL

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable

                                        Cons

                                        • Expensive

                                        Best Uses

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

                                        Comments about RFi Speedring for Profoto Flash Heads:

                                        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.

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Quality

                                        By Nisii Art

                                        from Fayetteville, AR

                                        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

                                          Comments about RFi Speedring for Profoto Flash Heads:

                                          Great quality and well thought out. The color coding of where to put different rods is very nice.

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                                          • No

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