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I' looking at buying a mola Demi . Will I be able to adapt my profoto soft box speed ring or will I have to buy a profoto speed ring specific to the mola.

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Dan



Feb 26, 2012 at 10:03 PM
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ugdog wrote:
I' looking at buying a mola Demi . Will I be able to adapt my profoto soft box speed ring or will I have to buy a profoto speed ring specific to the mola.

You could adapt a speed ring, but it would be a bit of a waste. All you need is the speed ring insert. You can get inexpensive chromed steel ones like this:
http://www.amazon.com/Pro-Studio-Solutions-Softbox-Speedring/dp/B003EWKB3M

or go for an aluminium OEM one from Profoto:
http://www.adorama.com/PP505551.html

Avoid this one, it is too loose
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/277158-REG/Photek_MCAR_14_Illuminata_Insert_Adapter_Ring.html

and the same with this one, it will fall off
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Ntt=sp+systems+profoto&N=0&InitialSearch=yes

Calumet have one that looks good, but I have never tried it
http://www.calumetphoto.com/eng/product/calumet_speedring_adapter_insert_for_profoto/rd6230

Here is a thread from a while back that discusses the same thing
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/840802

Brian A



Feb 27, 2012 at 12:37 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Mola and proof to speeding question


I found the best one for the Demi was the creative light one. It's quite deep so mounts quite a bit onto the head which is good as the head has to take the weight of the Demi. I've bought cheaper speed rings but rebought the CL one and it's perfect.


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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Mola and proof to speeding question


The Calumet insert is sort of pricey but then I think empty Profoto boxes are $50. Anyway the Calumet insert works perfect. I use mine with A2/D4 heads and a 600B head. No problem with depth and actually zooming with it is interesting.


Jun 20, 2012 at 10:30 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Mola and proof to speeding question


hugowolf wrote:
You could adapt a speed ring, but it would be a bit of a waste. All you need is the speed ring insert. You can get inexpensive chromed steel ones like this:
http://www.amazon.com/Pro-Studio-Solutions-Softbox-Speedring/dp/B003EWKB3M



The one mention in Amazon doesn't fit the molas. I have that one from another beauty dish and there is no way to use the screws. the speedring insert is to wide.



Jul 25, 2012 at 03:03 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Mola and proof to speeding question


The title of this thread -- "Mola and proof to speeding question" -- had me really scratching my head.

I used to use VASCAR, RADAR, or LASER for proof of speeding, but I suppose photography could work if you take multiple shots of the car moving across marks at measured distances.

Then I realized that there are serious typos in the thread title. Now it's not nearly as interesting.



Jul 26, 2012 at 03:47 AM





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