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p.1 #1 · Einstein Head


Hi guys,

I'm a Speedotron shooter, and don't know much about Buff's line-up. Will the Einstein heads accept a Chimera speed ring, or must I purchase Buff modifiers?

Thanks!
John



Jan 05, 2012 at 06:15 PM
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p.1 #2 · Einstein Head


You can use a Chimera ring with no problem. I use them. You need the PCB/Balcar inner rings, though.


Jan 05, 2012 at 06:20 PM
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p.1 #3 · Einstein Head


Thank you, Sir! Can you point me in the right direction on his site? I can't find the accessory.


Jan 05, 2012 at 06:22 PM
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p.1 #4 · Einstein Head


I couldn't find it there either. Here's what you need. B&H has several available, but this is the only one in stock.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/185322-REG/SP_Studio_Systems_SPARBW1_Speed_Ring_for_Balcar.html

They're calling the above a speedring, which it's not. You'd want to 2x check you're getting the item pictured, not described.



Jan 05, 2012 at 06:49 PM
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p.1 #5 · Einstein Head


jdben622 wrote:
I couldn't find it there either. Here's what you need. B&H has several available, but this is the only one in stock.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/185322-REG/SP_Studio_Systems_SPARBW1_Speed_Ring_for_Balcar.html

They're calling the above a speedring, which it's not. You'd want to 2x check you're getting the item pictured, not described.

I hope the SP Studio Systems Balcar mount works better than their Profoto equivalent, which is too loose and falls off.

If you want a really cheap alternative:
http://www.amazon.com/Pro-Studio-Solutions-Speedring-Alienbees/dp/B003EWNW92/ref=pd_cp_p_1
It is chromed steel, so not as light as the SP one. But at the very least good to have around just in case.

Regards, Brian A



Jan 06, 2012 at 04:43 AM
 

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p.1 #6 · Einstein Head


Check the diameter of the insert in your existing chimera ring. I know from experience that the linked SP Studio insert is smaller than most (5.5" diameter or so), and does not work in many of my speedrings.

Kacey enterprises now has some flat 6" inserts that allow the flash head to be positioned further into the modifier, and give more even coverage. I don't believe they are on his site yet, so you'd need to email him.

Edit: I understand the Kacey inserts may not fit Chimera rings either.




Jan 10, 2012 at 06:53 AM
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p.1 #7 · Einstein Head


Interesting thread here:
http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=1130808



Jan 10, 2012 at 01:34 PM
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p.1 #8 · Einstein Head


You can buy one of Buff's speedrings and you Chimera softboxes will work with them. I think their speed rings are about $30. I don't use his stuff anymore, but when I did, I used me Chimera softboxes with his speedring. This was for the Alien Bees line, BTW - I don't know if the speedrings are different for the Einsteins.


Jan 10, 2012 at 05:42 PM
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p.1 #9 · Einstein Head


ukphotographer wrote:
Interesting thread here:
http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=1130808


Yes, that thread is about the Kacey insert that I was referring to above. Later in the thread, someone comments that these inserts don't fit the Chimera rings.

I have three of these inserts, and they work well.



Jan 10, 2012 at 06:41 PM
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p.1 #10 · Einstein Head


Well, I'm not purchasing the Einstein heads anytime soon. It's a purely economical decision. Thanks for your help, guys!


Jan 10, 2012 at 07:00 PM





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