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Speed Ring for Impact, Bowens S, Westcott
 
4.5

(based on 44 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

92%

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.

Reviewed by 44 customers

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5.0

:)

By Alfred

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

:)

 
5.0

I would buy again.

By Bryan

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Great build, affordable, works well for mounting our softbox to Savage LED lights.

 
1.0

Good construction but does not fit Aputure 120t

By Scott

from Undisclosed

Site Member

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

It is just barely long enough to attach to this light. It should be taken off of the accessories section on the Aputure 120t page. This is mainly a B&H issue as it should not be recommended for that light. It also is an Impact issue too, it shouldn't have such a short flange on the inner ring.

 
5.0

Worth the money

By Ronald

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Nicely built and I'm sure I'll have this a long time.

 
5.0

I would buy it again

By Robert

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Great product

 
5.0

Speed Ring for Impact, Bowens S, Westcott

By Vincent

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Works for my Impact strobes

 
5.0

Very good product and service.

By cccccc

from Florida

Verified Buyer

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

Works great and as specified.

 
5.0

Solid a a rock

By Dennis

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Precision casting, quality material. Solidly built.

 
2.0

Doesn't attach to Aputure 120t

By Mister

from Undisclosed

Site Member

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

I purchased this speedring to fit some Impact softboxes to the Aputure 120t LED light.  Unfortunately, it wouldn't mount, which made me thing there was something wrong with the light.  The reflector that came with the light fit just fine.  I decided to try the Bowen's brand speed ring and wafer for the S-mount, which was about the same price, if not a little less expensive.  The Bowen's ring fit perfectly and also has the benefit of thumbscrews that you can tighten down so it's easier to lock into the light.  The Impact ring just spins and doesn't lock.  I had to return this item since compatibility with the 120t was my main reason for the purchase..

 
5.0

Does exactly what you'd expect

By Josh W

from Bucks County, PA

Verified Buyer

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

Good quality build and has a nice smooth spin. No problems with attaching lightbox or strobe.

 
5.0

IMO a necessary item

By Paul S.

from San Antonio, TX

Verified Buyer

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

The ease of use this gives you with the appropriate softbox makes it essential. It's very easy to use and the inside collar allows you to rotate the softbox.

 
5.0

Seems to be well made.

By Ray Ray

from Long Island, NY

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

This speed ring seems to be well made. The octa box I bought didn't come with this, so i had to pick it up by itself. It fits nicely with the bowens mount that I have and feels sturdy and locks into place. My only complaint is the price, but it's well made and ridgid and seems pretty rugged. The soft box arms fit securely into it, although they are a tight squeeze you just have to fool with it until the fit. I'm sure after a few assemblies it will wear in. This will fit a square or octa soft box.

 
5.0

Does what it says it does.

By Verleyphoto

from Waldorf, MD

Verified Buyer

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

I bought this speed ring to go with the Phottix 2 in 1 octagon softbox. It does what it says it does. It attaches easily and was a snap to install, no pun intended. It felt a little light weight at first, but it held up well on installation. I would recommend this product and would buy it again.

 
5.0

Works just fine.

By Robert

from Boston, MA

Verified Buyer

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

So far it works as promised.

 
5.0

Great buy

By Nrischer

from Dallas

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

I think this a great buy for the price

 
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
     
    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.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      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.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        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

         
        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.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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