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ohn276 7 4
16 Jan 2009 1:06PM
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 10 17 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2009 3:45PM
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
23 Jan 2009 5:39PM
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..
23 Jan 2009 6:03PM

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

Yes these are essential
kaybee 10 4.0k 24 Scotland
23 Jan 2009 6:38PM

Quote:Yes these are essential


No they aren't.
Especially if just starting to use basic studio gear
FatHandedChap 8 1.3k England
23 Jan 2009 6:40PM
Not essential, just bloody useful and time saving.
ohn276 7 4
24 Jan 2009 12:00PM
Many thanks for advice

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