Fotodiox softbox junk or not?

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Fotodiox softbox junk or not?
Apr 10, 2013

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003EWPA2E

A review on Amazon

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful June 13, 2010 Waste of money! 2.0 out of 5 stars By Elle McArthur Amazon Verified Purchase Size Name:24" x 36"|

We could not even get it put together before it broke in two places. The ring LOOKS like metal, but it is plaster painted with metallic black paint. The plaster crumbles when you try to put the rods in place. The soft box is near impossible to assemble this way.

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Can someone confirm the materials of the speedring?

I'm looking at the Alien Bees version, but would appreciate any info on the materials used on any other speedring in the Fotodiox range too.

Any other thoughts you care to share on your Fotodiox softbox experiences (materials strength, ease of assembly/take-down)?

Thanks.

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