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    Lucian
    Lucian  4561 forum posts
    22 Jun 2013 - 11:02 AM

    They are just to use indoors so I can attach speedlites and brollys to them so they don't need to be heavy duty. Any recommendations?

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    arhb
    arhb e2 Member 72333 forum postsarhb vcard United Kingdom68 Constructive Critique Points
    22 Jun 2013 - 11:21 AM

    Ebay is where I got some cheepies - 10 a go, but you will also need to buy brolly brackets.

    ade_mcfade
    ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014844 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
    22 Jun 2013 - 1:11 PM

    I've been through a good few cheapo ones - keep an eye on the screws as they seem to work themselves loose and disappear!

    got decent ones now

    loads better

    arhb
    arhb e2 Member 72333 forum postsarhb vcard United Kingdom68 Constructive Critique Points
    22 Jun 2013 - 1:42 PM

    I agree with Ade -
    buy cheap and you'll probably buy again as the quality is basic.
    The only reason I still have 2 is that they're reserves for if I use up the good 'uns.
    The cheap tripod bases are quite small too, so you can't put anything too big on them due to instability.

    puertouk
    puertouk  31080 forum posts United Kingdom17 Constructive Critique Points
    22 Jun 2013 - 2:49 PM

    I watched a video with Joe Brady (Sekonic) regarding light stands and he said to try and buy the best you can, as it's false economy with the cheaper variety. Also, he did a "knock" test and the cheap one fell over, so kiss goodbye to your speedlight as well. He says you should also get the special bags to weigh down the light stands for added security.

    indemnity
    indemnity  6331 forum posts
    22 Jun 2013 - 4:02 PM

    If buying for first time, consider boom arms, give great flexibility and don't clutter your work space.

    Paul Morgan
    Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315631 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
    22 Jun 2013 - 4:38 PM

    Cheapy`s will be fine if your not constantly packing them away and setting them up, check ou Amazon market place, some sellers sell them in sets of two.

    If your going to be working in just one studio, consider boom arms that include wall brackets, this will leave you with more floor space.

    http://www.calumetphoto.co.uk/eng/product/calumet_wall_mount_boom/mf6230

    Last Modified By Paul Morgan at 22 Jun 2013 - 4:43 PM
    wheresjp
    wheresjp  6102 forum posts United Kingdom
    23 Jun 2013 - 12:11 AM

    I bought this selection of equipment from amazon last month to try getting into the strobist movement and am really happy with the kit and price!

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00548CROA Shoot through Brollies

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B002ED63RU - Stands / They have gone up in price from when I bought em but still good value! And case it comes with is very handy! It holds the Brollies easily too!

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B006VTJQT0 - Swivel Hot Shoe Flash Holder Type B for Light Stand with Umbrella Lock

    If you are looking to get into portraiture using flash and modifiers I highly recommend this blog written by David Hobby. And here is an excellent resource on his blog called Lighting 101

    Hope this helps! Any questions regarding the above let me know!

    P.S - You may want to look into triggers or ways to fire the flashes depending on your camera. My 7D can fire my flashes and some other makes and models can do this!

    Lucian
    Lucian  4561 forum posts
    23 Jun 2013 - 6:36 PM

    thanks for the advice everyone.

    Lucian
    Lucian  4561 forum posts
    23 Jun 2013 - 6:51 PM


    Quote: I bought this selection of equipment from amazon last month to try getting into the strobist movement and am really happy with the kit and price!

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00548CROA Shoot through Brollies

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B002ED63RU - Stands / They have gone up in price from when I bought em but still good value! And case it comes with is very handy! It holds the Brollies easily too!

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B006VTJQT0 - Swivel Hot Shoe Flash Holder Type B for Light Stand with Umbrella Lock

    If you are looking to get into portraiture using flash and modifiers I highly recommend this blog written by David Hobby. And here is an excellent resource on his blog called Lighting 101

    Hope this helps! Any questions regarding the above let me know!

    P.S - You may want to look into triggers or ways to fire the flashes depending on your camera. My 7D can fire my flashes and some other makes and models can do this!

    See the brollys and the stands. Is there 1 or 2 supplied. I could not work it out when I looked at the links.

    scottishphototours

    Calumet do a combined stand, bracket and brolly package. Good quality and good price.

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