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Eiro
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Dec 21, 2017 13:15 |  #1

Mods, I dont know if this is the place where I can post this question. So feel free to move if its in the wrong location.

Guys I'm looking for a replacement for this

https://www.adorama.co​m ...=cpc&utm_source=adl​-gbase (external link)
https://www.bhphotovid​eo.com ...S_S_TYPE_ADAPTER_FO​R.html (external link)


Does anyone have any idea where I can find one ? Perhaps a rebranded version ?


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Dec 21, 2017 16:12 |  #2

Eiro wrote in post #18523403 (external link)
Mods, I dont know if this is the place where I can post this question. So feel free to move if its in the wrong location.

Guys I'm looking for a replacement for this

https://www.adorama.co​m ...=cpc&utm_source=adl​-gbase (external link)
https://www.bhphotovid​eo.com ...S_S_TYPE_ADAPTER_FO​R.html (external link)


Does anyone have any idea where I can find one ? Perhaps a rebranded version ?

Cheetahstand has low profile adapter that fit both 5.5 inch and 6 inch speedrings.

http://www.cheetahstan​d.com/category-s/2039.htm (external link)


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Dec 21, 2017 22:37 |  #3

Eiro wrote in post #18523403 (external link)
Mods, I dont know if this is the place where I can post this question. So feel free to move if its in the wrong location.

Guys I'm looking for a replacement for this

https://www.adorama.co​m ...=cpc&utm_source=adl​-gbase (external link)
https://www.bhphotovid​eo.com ...S_S_TYPE_ADAPTER_FO​R.html (external link)


Does anyone have any idea where I can find one ? Perhaps a rebranded version ?

dmward wrote in post #18523571 (external link)
Cheetahstand has low profile adapter that fit both 5.5 inch and 6 inch speedrings.

http://www.cheetahstan​d.com/category-s/2039.htm (external link)

The Bowens adapters Eiro linked to are 5 1/2" diameter while the Cheetah Stand are 6". The 5 1/2" adapters are becoming harder to come by as most boxes are made for the 6" adapters now. I thought at one time Buff used to sell Bowens adapters for their softboxes which are 5 1/2" but I am not seeing any listed on their site. I while back Amazon was still listing the Calumet version and a cheap knock off version of the adapters Eiro linked to but I am not seeing them anymore as well.

Here is a link to the SP Studio 5 1/2" adapters that are lower profile than those you linked to but they are aluminum. https://www.bhphotovid​eo.com ...ARCB1_Speed_Ring_fo​r.html (external link) They have always been listed as "special order" but I have never had them take more than 4 weeks and a few times they must have had them in stock because I received them in just a couple of days.

I always had good luck with these until I started using the AD600B's which have a very tight mount. The 3 lugs are just swaged into the adapter ring and will loosen and fall out after repeated use in the AD600B's. My solution is to TIG weld the pins but I have not gotten around to that Project yet.


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Dec 22, 2017 15:03 as a reply to agv8or's post |  #4

So they should fit perfectly fine then ?
Xplor--> sp1 adapter --> softbox.


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Dec 22, 2017 17:01 |  #5

What softbox ? PCB brand?


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Dec 22, 2017 17:39 as a reply to Lotto's post |  #6

Correct.


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Dec 22, 2017 17:41 |  #7

Here is link to the Cheetahstand S adapter for Buff soft boxes. its 5 7/16 which should work with any 5 1/2 opening speedring. http://www.cheetahstan​d.com/product-p/sri139-blp.htm (external link)

Its the same flat design that he has to the 6" adapters.


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Dec 23, 2017 10:47 as a reply to dmward's post |  #8

Unfortunately like many others they are out of stock. Been looking for a while but to no avail.


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Dec 23, 2017 18:51 |  #9

dmward wrote in post #18524260 (external link)
Here is link to the Cheetahstand S adapter for Buff soft boxes. its 5 7/16 which should work with any 5 1/2 opening speedring. http://www.cheetahstan​d.com/product-p/sri139-blp.htm (external link)

Its the same flat design that he has to the 6" adapters.

I guess I didn't look far enough when I clicked on the Cheetah Stand link. This was the first sentence in the description: "These speedring inserts have a 152mm (6") outer diameter". Nice to know there are other options for 5 1/2" adapters in case I am unable to weld the metal that the SP rings are made of. I've thought of cutting a section out of my Bowens and Calumet rings and welding them back together for a lower profile but the older I get the less ambitious I am to take on these type of projects.


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dmward
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Dec 24, 2017 09:12 |  #10

agv8or wrote in post #18525006 (external link)
I guess I didn't look far enough when I clicked on the Cheetah Stand link. This was the first sentence in the description: "These speedring inserts have a 152mm (6") outer diameter". Nice to know there are other options for 5 1/2" adapters in case I am unable to weld the metal that the SP rings are made of. I've thought of cutting a section out of my Bowens and Calumet rings and welding them back together for a lower profile but the older I get the less ambitious I am to take on these type of projects.

The Cheetah adapters use a cast ring with the pins. That seems to be the best way to get the pins on an adapter. I've had pins fall off other adapters when they are welded or swagged (sp?) onto the adapter.


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Dec 29, 2017 00:25 |  #11

I have a few that fit PCB boxes for when I used to have them, got them from Amazon


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