Review: Profoto Speedlite Speedring

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No, this isn’t the frame of the next starship Enterprise. Rather, it is a speedring. Profoto released its speedring specially designed to be used for Speedlites and hot shoe flashes earlier on this year. And while many companies out there have their own, Profoto is a company that has always thought a bit differently from the others. This mentality has positioned them as a leader in the overall photo industry when it comes to lighting.

And while this Speedring has a lot going for it, its practicality in real life isn’t always so peaches and cream.

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Profoto Improves Their RFi Speedlite Speedring Adapter

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Profoto gear is exceptionally good; and not many of us can afford their products. But when you finally get to that stage, you never want to look back. So when Profoto announced today that they improved their Speedlite Speedring for their RFi softboxes (reviewed here), we were scratching our heads. How do you improve a formula that has been standard for so many years?

First off, it’s designed for use with hot shoe flashes quite obviously. The new speedring lets you mount two flashes if you wish though. That’s better than the Chimera Speedring adapter that I tested a while back.

Plus, the new speedring has color coded areas for easier placement of rods if you’ve ever had trouble assembling a softbox.

More info is on the company’s blog. We’ve called one in for review; and a demo video is after the jump.

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