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simonbarker
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Dec 22, 2017 19:54 |  #16

sipowicz wrote in post #18524112 (external link)
I got the Elinchrom one. I assume that this one was old stock then. I honestly thought that the insert could be changed like on my other speedrings. I found an old tutorial on how to take it apart and change the insert, but I might ruin it if I start drilling holes on it. The softbox itself was a good deal and B&H sells the speedrings for $55, so I suppose I'll just take the hit.

If you're not going to use it just sell it, that'll cover most of the cost of a new one and you won't have to spend the time and effort bodging a replacement.




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Dec 24, 2017 05:28 |  #17

sipowicz wrote in post #18524112 (external link)
I got the Elinchrom one. I assume that this one was old stock then. I honestly thought that the insert could be changed like on my other speedrings. I found an old tutorial on how to take it apart and change the insert, but I might ruin it if I start drilling holes on it. The softbox itself was a good deal and B&H sells the speedrings for $55, so I suppose I'll just take the hit.

What other speedrings ?

Which mount do you want to adapt the deep octa to ?

Either way, i highly recommend you getting the original Elinchrom speedring to get the best fit.


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Dec 24, 2017 10:23 |  #18

I have an unused speedring (spring loaded one) from my large rotalux octa. I had to order the broncolor mount ring separately. It is gathering dust if you need one.


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Dec 24, 2017 15:37 |  #19

fotopaul wrote in post #18525229 (external link)
What other speedrings ?Which mount do you want to adapt the deep octa to ? Either way, i highly recommend you getting the original Elinchrom speedring to get the best fit.

I am mostly using lights with Bowens mount. I have speedrings from a few other brands and the inserts can usually be changed so I did not check the Elinchrom one that closely. Already ordered the correct speedring and I will sell the original.

This is the modification I would have needed: http://blog.arharvey.c​om ...to-bowens-conversion.html (external link)




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sipowicz
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Jan 01, 2018 03:08 |  #20

Is there a good way to use the deflector plate with non-Elinchrom strobes? It would make sense if the mount was built in the speedring.




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Jan 01, 2018 05:20 |  #21

sipowicz wrote in post #18530627 (external link)
Is there a good way to use the deflector plate with non-Elinchrom strobes? It would make sense if the mount was built in the speedring.

I use bowens mount on rotalux too.
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Jan 02, 2018 00:38 |  #22

sipowicz wrote in post #18530627 (external link)
Is there a good way to use the deflector plate with non-Elinchrom strobes? It would make sense if the mount was built in the speedring.

No for Elinchrom it makes little sense as they have the mounting in the center of all their strobes.

For non Elinchrom strobes users you have to resort to DIY am afraid.


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Jan 02, 2018 09:40 |  #23

On the other hand, I've used the Eli deflector plate on my Eli Strobe with Non Eli modifiers for a slightly different look without diffusers. Depending on the modifier - a great improvement. Saving dosh for the Eli direct 190 for spring.


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Jan 03, 2018 00:44 |  #24

The Deep Octa is my modifier of choice. Almost all the images here were shot with one:

https://www.instagram.​com/storyinpictures_co​m/ (external link)

I leave the inner diffuser in place but typically remove one of the snaps to facilitate opening and closing.

They are very versatile, light weight, efficient and produce great light.


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