I'm ready for my first monolight. It's for tabletop photography, freezing motion and maybe some portraits in the near future. I will use it indoors only.
I'm going to start with just one monolight and learn how to use it, then go from there. I want it to be a decent one, but not spend too much money, so I was thinking Godox and I think 300-400 Ws would be plenty.
My choice now is between the sk400ii and the qs400ii.
The skii series can't go lower than 1/16. Will that be enough?
The qsii series go down to 1/32, so that's a bit better. The qsii series is a higher end model than the skii series but I can't find any user reviews online on this series and I don't think Adorama has its Flashpoint equivalent (yet?).
I've been reading less than stellar things about the X1 trigger, so I was thinking to get the Xpro instead. Or would the XT-16 do just as well?
Also, I need a good solid stand. Preferably one that can hold a boom as well. I think this one from Interfit would be a good choice: https://www.adorama.com/pals134.html
Unless there's one just as solid for less money?
What would you, gurus of light, advise? Or would you maybe advise something else entirely?
I welcome any and all advice but please remember that I'm in Europe and that not all brands available in the USA, can be bought here.