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thc1979
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Mar 14, 2017 06:10 |  #1

I know I am a bit of a cheapskate but has anyone had any experience with kits such as this? It's not going to get used heavily/daily, so if possible want to avoid premium brands!

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Mar 14, 2017 06:31 |  #2

I have one of those heads and some of the less powerful ones. I have used them for product photography and portraits and they have worked flawlessly for the last 8 years so am pretty pleased with them. I would be careful with the soft box I got a similar one and it did not last very long at all, the poles would not stay in heir slots. I would advise getting the parts separately, I picked up used light stands for a better price than the cheep imported ones, look for a cheep softball that uses an umbrella type action the one I got 7 years ago is still fine. Umbrellas can also be picked up cheaply, think the ones I got were a couple of pounds each. The flash triggers in that kit don't work as well as the Youngono? 602/3's. The advantage of getting the bits separately is getting what you need as you need it, but the flash heads are decent especially for the money.


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thc1979
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Mar 14, 2017 09:19 as a reply to alex66's post |  #3

Thanks Alex, that's reassuring. I think they do sell the heads separately. I am going to the NEC next week so will have a good look around there might be some deals to be had on known brands.


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MalVeauX
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Mar 14, 2017 09:41 |  #4

Heya,

Those strobes in your link are the same OEM clone that Adorama (USA) uses for their Flashpoint Budget Series. They're pretty good. I got mine for $50 USD a piece and they've been fantastic and reliable.

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