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WestcottSpeed Ring for Strip Bank & Octa Bank for Elinchrom
 
3.5

(based on 8 reviews)

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83%

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

Needs work

By Norm

from SC upstate

Verified Buyer

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

Better than the Impact version. Still needs some improvement. It's very hard to get it locked on the Elinchrom BRX lights. I filled the tabs little to smooth them out and give it al little more space to lock in. With some silicon dry lube on the tab it's now workable. See picture for area in red to be filled and lubed.
Overall well made

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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.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • 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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    • No

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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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