Which studio lighting to get

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Which studio lighting to get
Jan 19, 2013

I'm looking to start some studio photography and thinking of investing in some studio lighting. I'm looking for a set of light units, which can accomodate a variety of situations including fast action photography.

This is the main area/capability I want to look for in a unit. Essentially I found that the equipment with the highest flash duration produces the better freezing action.

I'm not looking to freeze a bullet with the flash units, but I mean freezing action, I'm looking at doing in some sports such as mountain biking, skateboarding and the odd jumping in the studio. On some occasions I may look to experiment with water effects (splashes & drops) when one is bored.

Which leads me to my question, I've been looking at the Paul C Buffs Einsteins, which seemed ideal. However, when I looked at the prices in the UK, I was put off by the mark up compared to US prices. It feels like daylight robbery especially when you include wireless units (over £1400 for 2 units and wireless triggers/recievers).

Therefore, could units such as Elinchromes BRX's 250 be able to freeze some/all of the above scenarios?

Hoping to not spend more than £1000.

Thanks in advance.

Tung

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