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Suggestions for first time buyer studio lighting set

21 Sep 2007 5:51AM
hi!i'm planning to buy a studio lighting set.currently,i've got canon eos 400d and canon 580ex flash gun and samsung gx10.I would like to study more about studio photography..although i live in a flat and my room is really small.portable studio set is whats on my mind and budget of up to 250 pounds probably.any suggestions?thanks!

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dazzaman 11 631 England
21 Sep 2007 4:51PM
you wont go for wrong with portaflash from jessops.

Paul Morgan 16 19.1k 6 England
21 Sep 2007 5:00PM

Quote:and budget of up to 250 pounds

Portaflash are ok, but very limiting.

If you can strech to a budget of say 300, your options will open up.

Look at the steller or venus 150 twin head kits bellow.

NickParry 12 1.0k 79 Wales
21 Sep 2007 6:39PM
I waited months for a replacement bulb when I had my portaflash. Interfit are a good start, but the continuous lighting gets quite hot. Elinchrom (e.g. style FX400s) are excellent for flash lighting, but the price is quite high.

Paul Morgan 16 19.1k 6 England
21 Sep 2007 8:15PM
Nick I believe Daz is talking about the portaflash flash heads. Still got one I`ve had since the eighties, never gets used much these days.

As for continuous lighting they do get hot, lovely in combination with a beauty dish though Smile

What I like with the interfit is the price with standared S fitting.
stibnite 11 131 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2007 1:29PM
A vote for the interfit stellars here, the S fitting makes accesories a little chaper and the bodies are fan cooled.

Both headshots in my port were shot with these lights (and a 90cm 3rd party softbox)

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