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| p.1 #6 · Fotodiox pro softboxes? (Fixing the AB speedring) |
ok, so I re-engineered some washers so the fotodiox ring ain't going anywhere now. However, the fotodiox ring is a horrible fit on the Einstein lights. Don't know if it fits any better on the AB series but on the einstein, the ring has about 3/16" of play on all sides so the softbox never feels secure on the mount. The Photoflex .AB ring and of course the buff speedrings are super-tight with ZERO play so it's obviously a manufacturing issue with the fotodiox rings. It's too bad because the fotodiox softbox is really nice the way it opens and closes like an umbrella. Similar to but not as robust as the buff softboxes.
And it's not just the Buff speedring that's screwed up. I used to have elinchrom lights and as I mentioned in the previous posting, I had to dremel the elinchrom speedring to get it to lock onto the elinchrom lights. Fotodiox seems to be in denial about it's speedring fit issues.
I decided to return the fotodiox softboxes and rings and buy true-blue buff softboxes for the latest 2 that I ordered. In time I'm going to replace the other 4 fotodiox softboxes I have too and replace them with buff boxes.