A&P Does this seem like a good "basics" kit to you?

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  1. Reverend

    Reverend OT Supporter

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    I've been taking more portraits than anything lately, so I've almost decided to take a plunge and buy a strobe lighting kit.


    I've been looking at this ($669.95):

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

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    And its little brother ($239.00):

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

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    I've always heard that the alienbees stuff is good, but you're really just paying for the name more than getting a quality product.

    Does anyone have any experience with this type of thing that might be able to shed some light on the subject (pun intended)?

    Thanks.
     
  2. mobbarley

    mobbarley Active Member

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    AB's is one of the cheaper brands, & your hardly paying much more for the name.

    However I think AB's are quite sturdy & have a reasonable range of accessories (modifiers etc). This would allow more room to grow when you progress.

    AB have kits too:

    2 AlienBees B400 Flash Units
    2 CB1 Single Light Carrying Bags
    2 LS3050 10-foot General Purpose Light Stands
    1 U48TWB 48-inch Translucent White “Shoot-Thru” Umbrella
    1 U48SW 48-inch Silver/White Reversible Bounce Umbrella
    $599.03

    You can add the barndoors with the change, all you are really missing is the background & colour gels.
     
  3. hash browns

    hash browns lolcathlon champion OT Supporter

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  4. SpiderOnTheFloor

    SpiderOnTheFloor New Member

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    you can create your own kit too..they discount 5% on accessories for every light you buy. Just to let you grow into them, I would (and did) get the b800s
     
  5. Airpoppoff

    Airpoppoff Vodka > Racing F1

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    thas pretty fuggin cheap
     
  6. mojito

    mojito New Member

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    kits are crap


    get a calumet heavy duty background support system, much better than that kit crap. just look at the seamless it gives you
    53" is gread for a head shot or if you are photographing a cup, but you need 9' minimum is you are shooting people

    the lights are underpowered and probably have no adjustments. get some used ones if you're on a budget, don't buy cheep stuff, you pay for what you get in photography
     
  7. mojito

    mojito New Member

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    look what 55" gives you:

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    look what 9' gives you:
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  8. Airpoppoff

    Airpoppoff Vodka > Racing F1

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    lol @ fatties.
     
  10. mojito

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    they're cheeper to pay as assistants :squint:
     

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