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    ohn276
    ohn276  7
    16 Jan 2009 - 1:06 PM

    I am new to studio work and looking to purchase a studio flash set up, can anyone recommend a decent set-up with a price range less that 750.
    Also with digi camera is there still a need for flash meter?

    many thanks

    Tom

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    ALongden
    ALongden  9 United Kingdom
    23 Jan 2009 - 3:45 PM

    Hi,
    Just bought a complete three head Elemental M-Series Ultra Pro 900 set up and they are brilliant. Danny, the guy who designs the kits is really straight down the line and nice to deal with. It comes with everything you need as well as a backdrop and supports. It cost me 719 + p&p. Take a look at www.studio-flash.com
    In answer to the flash meter; no you don't need one. Set your camera's shutter speed to the sync speed (usually 1/200 sec) and dial in your aperture and then check on the rear screen for exposure corrections. Hope this helps.
    Regards,
    Andrew

    Last Modified By ALongden at 23 Jan 2009 - 3:48 PM
    Richard_King
    23 Jan 2009 - 5:39 PM

    http://www.lencarta.com/flash-kits/fep600kt-elitepro-professional-portrait-kit/index.php Happens to be great quality and value for the money, as are the powerpack and flashead / ringflash http://www.lencarta.com/flash-heads/index.php

    If you plan on shooting in the field, consider the generator / head route, If you always will be near the mains, go for the kit. The best bit is the attachments are on a S-fit which are cheap and widley available

    For weddings (my main thing) the battery + head is invaluable, In the evening sometimes we coverthe reception like an event, where the mains version is better

    Remember to budget for a backdrop stand and some backdrops, and leave enough in the pot to buy some decent reflectors and snoots etc..

    Last Modified By Richard_King at 23 Jan 2009 - 5:39 PM
    Richard_King
    23 Jan 2009 - 6:03 PM


    Quote:
    Also with digi camera is there still a need for flash meter?
    Tom

    Yes these are essential

    kaybee
    kaybee  103833 forum posts Scotland24 Constructive Critique Points
    23 Jan 2009 - 6:38 PM


    Quote: Yes these are essential

    No they aren't.
    Especially if just starting to use basic studio gear

    Last Modified By kaybee at 23 Jan 2009 - 6:41 PM
    FatHandedChap
    23 Jan 2009 - 6:40 PM

    Not essential, just bloody useful and time saving.

    ohn276
    ohn276  7
    24 Jan 2009 - 12:00 PM

    Many thanks for advice

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