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09/08/2010 04:08:16 PM · #1
Hey all,

I need a little bit of advice on studio lighting kits I'm considering buying.

I have unearthed these deals:

//www.jessops.com/online.store/products/74367/show.html

//www.cgi.ebay.co.uk/ELEMENTAL-FUGL-E-STUDIO-3-Portable-Flash-LIGHTING-KIT-/300457840281

And then there's all these ones....


//www.photography.shop.ebay.co.uk/Studio-Equipment-Lighting-/3860/i.html


I'm quite confused!

Are these 'good' deals? Which one would you go for?

Also, how do you power them on an outside shoot?

Many thanks!

:)

Message edited by author 2010-09-08 16:11:10.
09/08/2010 04:13:02 PM · #2
Just remember that you get what you pay for. I started out with an inexpensive Opus lighting kit, but very quickly outgrew it. I switched to AlienBees 800w strobes, plus a bunch of periphery equipment. It's much more suitable.

For outside shoots, you need portable power. Here are AlienBees' portable power kits.
09/08/2010 04:13:26 PM · #3
Originally posted by Rainbow-Coloured-Soul:



Also, how do you power them on an outside shoot?



I'd go the the Flashpoint II M series from Adoroma. Start with one head... and work your way up.
//www.adorama.com/FP320M.html - 160 w/s head.

Accessories include a DC powerpack.
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