DIY Gel holder Godox AD300Pro

DIY gel holder

I got me some of these new compact & foldable Godox softboxes AD-S60S, AD-S65W, AD-S85S, etc. for my Godox AD300Pro’s. They work just fine but I wanted to use the magnetic color gels from my AK-R1 kit with them. So I decided to design my own gel holder compatible with the AD300 Pro.

DIY gel holder inside Godox AD-S85S softbox

I made a couple of prototypes until I came up with this idea. I printed it from black PETG because it needs to be a little bit flexible! You will also need 4x small wood screws (d2.2 x 4.5mm DIN7981). Don’t use stainless steel, they need to be magnetic. Some self adhesive foam rubber and aluminium foil tape for the interior of the gel holder

wood screws DIN7981 d2.2 x 4.5mm
Bill of materials

Cut small stripes of foam rubber and put it into the 3 slots. After that just cover everything with the aluminium foil tape and use a knife to cut out the venting holes for the glass dome – very important!

Add self adhesive foam rubber into the slots
Important! Cut out the venting holes
Gel holder with cut out venting holes
  1. Locate the small hole shown below and insert the gel holder between these two rods (these two are more spaced apart).
  2. Twist the gel holder – it needs some force until it looks like in picture 2. Now you can attach the flash to the softbox and align the gel holder with the venting holes in the glass dome.
  3. Add the magnetic filter and your done.
How to install the gel holder
Godox AD-S60S softbox with teal color gel filter
How to install the gel holder inside the softbox

My main idea was to easily use color gel filters for the foldable godox mount softboxes but of course you can use the DIY gel holder also without the softbox and directly with your AK-R1 Kit accessories.

AK-R1 Kit accessories on AD300 Pro

You can download the 3d printing files here:

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