is this a good deal ?

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Kazzaz Senior Member • Posts: 1,064
is this a good deal ?

someone is offering me gy180 and gy150 studio lighting for a verygood price , but i don't know if these are good or not so any help ?

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Re: is this a good deal ?

Kazzaz wrote:

someone is offering me gy180 and gy150 studio lighting for a verygood price , but i don't know if these are good or not so any help ?

How good a deal these are would depend on the price? New, they are less than US$50.

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Re: is this a good deal ?

yes i checked the price and it is really very good deal by egyptian standared as here everything is high priced .. but the question is ( are these good strobes for that kind of money ? )
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Re: is this a good deal ?

Kazzaz wrote:

yes i checked the price and it is really very good deal by egyptian standared as here everything is high priced .. but the question is ( are these good strobes for that kind of money ? )

It depends what you want to do with them. I have heard that they are over rated power wise, probably less output than a shoe mount flash, very long recycling times, modeling light isn’t worth anything, only a three stop range, etc. Do a Google on gy180 or gy150 review. They seem to be worth what you pay for them and they are cheap.

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Re: is this a good deal ?

No, it is not a good deal.

When you buy studio lights you are buying a system and you should buy lights with common speed rings such as those that fit Elincrome, Bowens, Paul C Buff, so that you can have access to many third party light modifiers. Lights and modifiers that use special speedrings should be avoided. The so called "universal" speed rings should be avoided at all costs - they are a complete waste of money.

You should buy quality lights with fast recycle times and which don't overheat if you shoot a burst of 20 or 30 shots as fast as the lights will recharge. Good quality lights will last for decades. Buy from a company with a good reputation for quality, repair, and customer relations.

Quality lights will cost you. There is no way around this, but they are worth the cost.

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