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    5 May 2012 - 8:40 AM

    Would like to buy myself a studio kit (or a single unit, stand, softbox) which is pretty portable. Got a couple of friends weddings to shoot this year and would like some back up lighting just in case the weather is bad!
    Budget around 500.......any advise would be much appreciated.

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    Belleyeteres e2 Member 369 forum postsBelleyeteres vcard United Kingdom
    5 May 2012 - 9:36 AM

    I brought a Jacobs 2 head 160 studio kit at christmas when they where on offer for 150. When I got home I typed in the make of the heads and the same kit under a different name at the studio lighting shops and websites was 300. I am more then happy with it.

    big fella
    big fella  11485 forum posts England
    5 May 2012 - 2:17 PM

    Elinchrom D-lites....

    Miles Herbert
    5 May 2012 - 9:45 PM

    Another vote for Elinchrom D-Lites ... I have a set of the original Mk I's which have been very heavily used over the last several years and apart from the very occasional overheat when we pushed them too hard in a hot room they are still working perfectly ... I also have a set of the newer D-Lite IT's with the built in fan and they have never gone wrong.

    thebigyin e2 Member 981 forum poststhebigyin vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
    6 May 2012 - 4:32 PM

    Forget the cheap Chinese import sets you see on the likes of Amazon the Elinchrom D-lites are the best for that budget.

    I have both, and the D-lites deliver every time.

    Paul Morgan
    Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315396 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
    6 May 2012 - 7:44 PM

    Just pick up a second strobe, and a stand and brolly or two.

    You don`t really want to be lumping around a studio kit at a wedding.

    Last Modified By Paul Morgan at 6 May 2012 - 7:45 PM
    duratorque  11413 forum posts United Kingdom
    6 May 2012 - 9:24 PM

    I agree. Studio light is not very useful at weddings. I just shot one with off camera flash guns.

    9 May 2012 - 2:46 PM

    Two second hand Canon 580 ex and some stands, softbox/brollies. Fully portable and are made to be carried around.

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