Anyone used diff studio strobe brands?

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Raymond Cho
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Anyone used diff studio strobe brands?
Oct 19, 2013

Hi all - have anyone used the cheaper brands like Alien Bees or the Interfits vs the brand name gear like Elinchrome, Profoto etc ... and what have your experience been?

I have been getting mixed opinions on them.  Some stores have said the cheaper stuff will produce the same quality of light but they may not be so robust built if it is pro work and some are faster.  But let's say formal portraiture - not fast and not continous firing.  Will a Chinese knockoff like a $250 or $400 unit be the same as a Profoto?

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