Is fluorescent lighting a worthwhile alternative for budget studio lighting?

Started Mar 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
RobertMartinu
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Re: The operative word is "budget"
In reply to Jacques Cornell, Mar 4, 2013

Majikthize wrote:

Not what I'd call budget lighting. Those KinoFlo light banks aren't cheap.

That part is easy to overcome - one can recreate something akin from cheap shoplights fitted with 9xx-tubes. Fix 8 or 12 or them to a hash from 2x4s for the mentioned effect, or simply gang them up in striplight/softbox-like configurations. Some strips of aluminized tape at the right spots help too.

Some flashguns and 5in1 popup disks still make the more portable and flexible baseline setup, no doubt.

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