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pixy
pixy  6234 forum posts England
29 Dec 2008 - 11:07 PM

I don't know much about lighting but i need a starter kit for portraits and full shots.

I was looking around the price range of 200, as i'm a student it doesn't need to be amazing but decent enough for me to do client shoots.

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peter_davey
29 Dec 2008 - 11:20 PM

Well you don't have much choice, Interfit, maybe Elen D lite 2, they are ok but you sacrifice control which is what you need more of than power.

Once you have the kit best you get on a course so you know what to do with it Smile

Some very good shots in your PF byu the way.

Last Modified By peter_davey at 29 Dec 2008 - 11:21 PM
andytvcams
andytvcams  1110396 forum posts United Kingdom
29 Dec 2008 - 11:24 PM

Have a look here
That will give you some ideas.

peter_davey
29 Dec 2008 - 11:27 PM

Pitty all the kit is marked sold out Smile check for accesssories that fit and that are scaleable - there is no point buying into a system that can't grow with you as you develop - no pun intended Smile

colin
colin  9697 forum posts Scotland5 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2008 - 11:50 PM

Try the Interfit EX150 MkII - this is around your budget and has adjustable power albeit only 150w flash output. Great value kit.

pixy
pixy  6234 forum posts England
30 Dec 2008 - 1:10 AM

Can someone explain to me what a power albeit is lol, sorry for sounding so ignorant (because i am when it comes to lighting)

KevinEllison
KevinEllison e2 Member 72500 forum postsKevinEllison vcard England
30 Dec 2008 - 1:21 AM


Quote: albeit

quirky English language word... substitute something like... "although it has".........(only 150w....)
in place of "albeit" ( short for "all be it")

pixy
pixy  6234 forum posts England
30 Dec 2008 - 10:48 AM

ahh okay well 150W should be fine i dont really need something which id seriously strong.

Do I need anything else along with the Interfit EX150 MKII kit?

Oh also what about the EXD200? I found one for 220 whch isn't bad.

Last Modified By pixy at 30 Dec 2008 - 10:52 AM
tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85867 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2008 - 12:43 PM

What part of the country are you Pixy ?

There might be somewhere close by you where you can try out the kit etc;

Adrian

pixy
pixy  6234 forum posts England
30 Dec 2008 - 1:19 PM

London

peter_davey
30 Dec 2008 - 1:28 PM

Calumet is a good place to start - lots to play with Smile but well worth it as you see the differences straight away.

SKavanagh
SKavanagh  6312 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2008 - 3:22 PM

I would recommend the elemental kit. I have some and have used the pro stuff very good build quality and the back up is second to none.

Claire_Hirst
30 Dec 2008 - 3:36 PM

Cant recommend the Dlite kit enough, taught me loads Smile

pixy
pixy  6234 forum posts England
30 Dec 2008 - 5:10 PM

The Dlit kit is a bit too much for me

colin
colin  9697 forum posts Scotland5 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2008 - 5:10 PM


Quote: Can someone explain to me what a power albeit is

My apologies. Missed a comma between power and albeit Sad
As for other requirements, and infra-red trigger is advisable to save slaves and cables. Other non-essential but desirable pieces of kit would be a light-meter, reflectors, barn doors, snoots, etc but many of these can be improvised until your budget can afford them.
Good luck.
Colin

Last Modified By colin at 30 Dec 2008 - 5:12 PM

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