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Aug 23, 2013 11:35 |  #1

Just a heads up. Fotodiox softboxes with an adapter for Genesis will not fit the Genesis strobes. It is the right type of adapter but is just so poorly made that it will not go onto the strobe. I just ordered and received two of them and neither will go on. A couple of years ago I bought their Octobox and have been very pleased with it but apparently they are getting the adapter from another source now. The softboxes themselves are good enough quality for the price so I am going to get the Norman adapter from B&H. Just wanted to let anyone who may be considering Fotodiox for Genesis that you will have to buy another adapter so figure that cost into it to decide if you are getting a good price on these boxes.

The Norman adapter is $20 at B&H.




  
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Aug 23, 2013 11:38 |  #2

I had the same problem, but it was not anything that a round file could not fix. It was disappointing that I had to modify it to get it to work.



  
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Aug 23, 2013 12:02 |  #3

dedsen wrote in post #16233557 (external link)
I had the same problem, but it was not anything that a round file could not fix. It was disappointing that I had to modify it to get it to work.

Had the same problem and used a dremel tool with a stone filing bit to file down the bumps. After doing it, I would suggest a hand file. If your not careful a dremel tool can quickly take off too much material. In the end, they all work well after filing, maybe a little loose but secure with the locking pin in place.

FWIW, I have an "expensive" Creative Light speedring with the same problem. Once attached to my Elinchrom BXRI its difficult to remove. Don't expect a problem free solution with the Norman adaptor. The reviews on B&H suggest they have a similar problem.


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Aug 23, 2013 14:11 |  #4

I am glad you told me that about the Norman. I think I will just let my boyfriend go to work on it with his tools. The adapter that I got with my Kacey Beauty Dish is top notch quality. I sent them a note asking about buying those but if the dremel tool is working for you guys then I will give it a go.




  
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Aug 23, 2013 18:54 |  #5

Any pics of the modification?? Would be nice to know where to file.


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Aug 24, 2013 10:40 |  #6

No photo needed. Just file away a little of the bump on the leading edge of the locking slot until it will pass over the locking pins. Di a little and a time and keep trying the fit.



  
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