Chad D wrote in post #16289546
where did you get the speedring ? was going to use one of the QTM somehow I thought
also will be curious what ya think of it on build quality etc..
The Quantum/Godox/Lumedyne/Norman adapter doesn't seem to be advertised anywhere. I only knew it existed because I came across this image:
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It's the DA-03 and the Amazon seller you referenced has them.
The adapter itself is quite strong. It's only about 3-1/2 or 4 inches in diameter. It seems to have been something of an afterthought on the part of the manufacturer as installation requires the removal of the standard bracket mounting plate which is held in place by three nearly microscopic screws. Swapping between the standard shoe mount flash configuration and the Quantum/Godox/Cheetah configuration requires considerable care. Lose even one of the tiny screws and you're screwed (so to speak). It isn't a procedure you'd want to perform in the field.
I don't have much to say yet about build quality as the product was delivered to me just this morning. The temptation is to say that, while build quality seems adequate, it isn't commensurate with the price. There's more plastic than metal in the Diffuser-70 but that isn't necessarily a bad thing. It does keep weight down and I was surprised that the accessory mount on my Cheetah CL-360 had no trouble holding this 28-inch diameter modifier securely.
The fabric shell is lightweight but seems up to the task at hand.
I haven't tried the shoe mount flash bracket but I must say it doesn't make the best first impression. It seems strong enough but, again, it's almost all plastic. It's also designed to be SMDV flash trigger friendly. It features an integral AA battery compartment on the back end that powers a compatible SMDV receiver. Two metal tracks embedded in the rail carry the 1.5V to the receiver.
All things considered, the Diffuser-70 is a very appealing product. It has an exoskeleton which opens quickly and closes instantly; it weighs relatively little; it can be fitted with a native Quantum/Cheetah/Lumedyne/Norman mount; it's 12-sided so it will produce almost round catchlights; and it's almost as deep as an Elinchrom 70cm Baby Deep Octa.
I'll be doing some testing with it in the days to come.