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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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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
Some very good shots in your PF byu the way.
Have a look here
That will give you some ideas.
Pitty all the kit is marked sold out 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
Try the Interfit EX150 MkII - this is around your budget and has adjustable power albeit only 150w flash output. Great value kit.
Can someone explain to me what a power albeit is lol, sorry for sounding so ignorant (because i am when it comes to lighting)
quirky English language word... substitute something like... "although it has".........(only 150w....)
in place of "albeit" ( short for "all be it")
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.
What part of the country are you Pixy ?
There might be somewhere close by you where you can try out the kit etc;
Calumet is a good place to start - lots to play with but well worth it as you see the differences straight away.
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.
Cant recommend the Dlite kit enough, taught me loads
The Dlit kit is a bit too much for me
Quote: Can someone explain to me what a power albeit is
My apologies. Missed a comma between power and albeit
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.
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