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Lighting Kit?

pixy 10 234 England
29 Dec 2008 11:07PM
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 12 1.4k England
29 Dec 2008 11:20PM
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.
andytvcams 15 10.4k 1 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2008 11:24PM
Have a look here
That will give you some ideas.
peter_davey 12 1.4k England
29 Dec 2008 11:27PM
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 13 697 5 Scotland
29 Dec 2008 11:50PM
Try the Interfit EX150 MkII - this is around your budget and has adjustable power albeit only 150w flash output. Great value kit.
pixy 10 234 England
30 Dec 2008 1:10AM
Can someone explain to me what a power albeit is lol, sorry for sounding so ignorant (because i am when it comes to lighting)
30 Dec 2008 1:21AM


quirky English language word... substitute something like... "although it has".........(only 150w....)
in place of "albeit" ( short for "all be it")
pixy 10 234 England
30 Dec 2008 10:48AM
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.
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2008 12:43PM
What part of the country are you Pixy ?

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

pixy 10 234 England
30 Dec 2008 1:19PM
peter_davey 12 1.4k England
30 Dec 2008 1:28PM
Calumet is a good place to start - lots to play with Smile but well worth it as you see the differences straight away.
SKavanagh 10 312 5 England
30 Dec 2008 3:22PM
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 10 167 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2008 3:36PM
Cant recommend the Dlite kit enough, taught me loads Smile
pixy 10 234 England
30 Dec 2008 5:10PM
The Dlit kit is a bit too much for me
colin 13 697 5 Scotland
30 Dec 2008 5:10PM

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.

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