What are the benefits in upgrading strobe lights with a premium brand?

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Re: What are the benefits in upgrading strobe lights with a premium brand?
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rumple wrote:

Thurnau wrote:

What are the benefits in upgrading strobe lights with a premium/pricier brand?

Bragging rights. And specs that you see - t.1, colour consistency. And usually better longevity / serviceability / robustness / parts supply / rentability / user interface - it just depends.

I've been using Paul Buff's White lighting for over 10 years. I have some small annoyances with it. The clamp on the strobes creep down when holding a softbox or large parabolic umbrella, after a few days to a few weeks the strobe points downwards. [...]

They claim that's been resolved on the Link (don't recall where I read that). Also it looks well-balanced with modifiers. Just FYI.

Last time I spoke with PCB customer service, I asked if they had a fix for the slipping clamp, and they deny it's ever been a problem. I wouldn't mind paying for a fix, I wish they sold softer/grippier rubber washers without having to go downtown to Grainger and match something up.

I wish the link had a faster cycle time (4 seconds!) and I wish it wasn't made in China. The Link's model light is also CRI of around 90 so it isn't ideal for video work.

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