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#1 Stephen Baldassarre

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 02:42 PM

I got a Chimera soft box for free but it's missing the ring to actually put it on the fixture.  Are there any replacements that will drop into the barn door brackets for a 6" Fresnel that DON'T cost a ton?  All I've found are at least $130.

 

Thank you.


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#2 Bill DiPietra

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 02:56 PM

They are expensive, yes.  Have you tried ebay?...


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Posted 15 February 2017 - 03:49 PM

try Gilbert at Galaxy Lighting Repair.  I think he had some for a good price on ebay


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#4 Edward Lawrence Conley III

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 04:24 PM

Which fixture ?


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Posted 15 February 2017 - 06:24 PM

They are expensive, yes.  Have you tried ebay?...

 

No, they are not expensive considering the time and workmanship that goes into a speedring. 

$130 is not a bad retail price for one to fit a 1k.Tungsten.

How about a speedring for an M18: https://www.bhphotov...for_Quartz.html

 

That's real money.


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#6 Stephen Baldassarre

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 07:12 PM

Which fixture ?

DeSisti 310 Tungsten primarily, but I also have a couple of old Colortrans that take the same size.

 

I realize the Chimera speed rings are high quality machined aluminum and that's partially why they cost so much.  I was just wondering if there were any less robust substitutes out there.  I don't plan on handling them a lot or taking them on the road, just setting up a small studio.


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Posted 15 February 2017 - 08:09 PM

DeSisti 310 Tungsten primarily, but I also have a couple of old Colortrans that take the same size.

 

I realize the Chimera speed rings are high quality machined aluminum and that's partially why they cost so much.  I was just wondering if there were any less robust substitutes out there.  I don't plan on handling them a lot or taking them on the road, just setting up a small studio.

 

It's not just machining, but TIG welding also.


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 10:46 AM

I actually just started working on a new design for a softbox speedring and we're planning on having it somewhat modular to work with different fixtures, stobes and constant lights.  Out of curiosity, what diameter ring would you need to fit the DeSisti light you mentioned?


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Posted 20 February 2017 - 03:41 PM

I actually just started working on a new design for a softbox speedring and we're planning on having it somewhat modular to work with different fixtures, stobes and constant lights.  Out of curiosity, what diameter ring would you need to fit the DeSisti light you mentioned?

 

The outer diameter is 7.5" and 7" inner diameter.


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Posted 21 February 2017 - 11:21 AM

 

The outer diameter is 7.5" and 7" inner diameter.

 

Thanks for the info.


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