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Jul 09, 2008 01:26 |  #1

I have been looking into a setting up a home studio, but I would like to not spend more money then I have to. I have a 3 Sunpak 383s sitting around and was wondering what people thought about using them as my strobes instead of buying mono lights or a pack and heads.

I need recommendations on what soft box to get if I go the sunpak route. I also need a to know what I would need to use them. I have the PC cords and stands, but I need the rings, and soft boxes. I am going to use them for portraits and some products every now and then. I also would like to have 2 for those that would like to give suggestions on how to set them up. Is it better to use 2 383s in one soft box instead of 1? I know that the power is reduced, but is it noticeable?

Backdrops I have along with stands, so that is not something to worry about.

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Jul 09, 2008 02:36 |  #2

Recharge with little flashes will be slower, and you risk burning them out. Obviously not as much power either. For advice on specific product i'll leave it to someone who's done it.

Two flashes instead of one gives you an extra stop, that's all. Four flashes gives you two stops.


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Jul 09, 2008 10:56 |  #3

Is it better to use 2 383s in one soft box instead of 1? I know that the power is reduced, but is it noticeable?

Usually, more is better. Try different set-ups & see what you think.

A softbox should give you more & more directed light than this:
Simple 2 Light Portrait Set-up


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