Hello all, I have decided to journey beyond the world of canon speed lights, and have followed this thread. I'm mainly a motorsports shooter, but have done shoots in many other genres. Many times, I've come up a bit short in lighting power with the speedlights (not race track action - no flash used there). I see the cheetah stand products as a way to get studio strobe power out on location, and to get better, professional results in a studio setting.
I'd like to be able to carry this equipment by motorcycle, if possible. The light stands probably would pose a problem on the front....
Currently, my camera bodies are 5D3, and 7D2, lenses are 16-35, 24-70, 70-200 - all f2.8, and 100-400 gen 2. I may soon replace the 5D3 with the 1DX, depending on funds,
The part I'm having trouble with this is deciding what I actually need to do the job at hand. I was on the phone today with Ed, and although he tried to help with the gear list, in the end, he said there's no real way to give solid direction without knowing all the variables. _ I _ don't even know all the variables, so I thought I'd consult the brain trust here to get feedback on your experiences and your kit's inventory.
I'm not yet making a living with my equipment, but do have an eye in that direction, so I'm wanting to avoid buying equipment twice, e.g., buying the pro level gear on the second go 'round.
I'm trying to avoid buying what I don't need, while not coming up short, either.
Thanks to anyone who can provide insight.