studio lights

Started Apr 3, 2013 | Discussions thread
Sailor Blue
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Re: studio lights
In reply to imagethemomentstudios, Apr 4, 2013

Overall the specs for these lights look pretty good, but I still wouldn't recommend buying them.  Brand is unknown and you can't count on good service should anything go wrong.

The power of the lights in your link are 400 WS and the range is 5 stops divided up into 40 digital stops.  The power is fine but 5 stops is the minimum.

You can do better for that amount of money.  You can get pretty much an equivalent kit from Adorama with their Flashpoint house branded lights and Adorama has a very good reputation for quality and customer support.

A bit more expensive but worth it in my opinion for the quality and service from Paul C. Buff are the AlienBee lights.  Get a B800 light kit from PCB and add the umbrellas and carrying case from Adorama.

Paul C. Buff

The Adorama Flashpoint DG600 is a 300Ws (plenty of power for the studio) light with 6 stops of digital power control that sells for $199.95 each.

Adorama Flashpoint DG600 300 w/s Moonlight, Blue FP600DG

Add a pair of Interfit air cushioned light stands.

http://www.adorama.com/PALS105.html

Add a pair of umbrella brackets.

Adorama Umbrella Brackets

Add a 60" and a 40" umbrella.

Adorama 40" White Umbrella

Adorama 60" White Umbrella

And finally add a roller case for storage and transport.

Interfit Photographic INT437 All-in-One Nylon Roller Kit Bag

The total is about $675.

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