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Nov 23, 2010 02:12 |  #1

I was browsing through eBay for some new studio stuff and came across these listings from Calumet Photo's eBay store. I also checked their website, and apparently they're having a pretty decent sale on their lights & kits:

Below is a search for "calumet genesis," and you can see all the savings there.
http://www.calumetphot​o.com/eng/search/calum​et%20genesis (external link)

I bought my Genesis 400 last week for $200 from a guy on Craigslist and thought that was a steal. But as the prices are, I'm pretty tempted to buy another kit.

http://cgi.ebay.com …ain_0&hash=item​5add6931e3 (external link)


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Nov 23, 2010 05:17 |  #2

They been on sale for months on and off.




  
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Nov 23, 2010 09:10 |  #3

i think this is the lowest pricing so far. i picked up a 200 earlier in the year for 140, i see it's 130 now.




  
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Nov 23, 2010 12:51 |  #4

isoMorphic wrote in post #11331774 (external link)
They been on sale for months on and off.

True, I've been eyeing on their prices ever since I started learning about OCF. I just posted this up because it seems like they've reduced their prices on almost all of their Genesis lights and kits, as opposed to just a few. Seems like its just for the holiday rush.


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Nov 23, 2010 16:26 |  #5

oooh that's a NICE price.

I'm deciding between the AlienBees B800 or the Genesis 300B + Battery Pack.

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Nov 23, 2010 21:54 |  #6

Kevin Song Photography wrote in post #11335072 (external link)
Any input?

I would go Genesis knowing that it probably wont take six months to have a faulty unit replaced. Calumet did have back order issues in the past which they worked out within a few months. But at least it's not a constant issue with complaints about the never ending need for revisions for both strobes and modifiers as with PCB.




  
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Nov 24, 2010 01:20 |  #7

Kevin Song Photography wrote in post #11335072 (external link)
oooh that's a NICE price.

I'm deciding between the AlienBees B800 or the Genesis 300B + Battery Pack.

Any input?

I'd go with the genesis. It's color and exposure are more consistent and it has digital controls thought they aren't quite in .1 stop increments. However, the ab800 with vagabond will cycle faster so you'll wait less between shots. I've shot outdoors with the Genesis 400 at full power and it took about 3.5 secs to cycle on the original vagabond.




  
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Nov 24, 2010 13:59 |  #8

I bought the Genesis 400 a month ago for $100 more. I called and they won't give any price adjustment. :(




  
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Nov 25, 2010 21:14 |  #9

Heh just pulled the trigger and got the Genesis 300B with battery. That $25 off pushed me to it.

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Dec 17, 2010 23:38 as a reply to  @ Kevin Song Photography's post |  #10

just bought a 200 2 light kit for $319. been on backorder for a while but fortunately theres an actual Calumet store right near my office and they price match website deals.


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Dec 18, 2010 00:48 |  #11

^^ I'm thinking about pulling the trigger on another Genesis strobe to compliment as a fill light to my Genesis 400. I can't seem to find any used ones around LA or eBay, so I might get a 200 kit.

I have to admit the Calumet 10' stands are pretty beefy; much better than the generic ones I bought for $25.


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Dec 18, 2010 01:56 |  #12

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^^ I'm thinking about pulling the trigger on another Genesis strobe to compliment as a fill light to my Genesis 400. I can't seem to find any used ones around LA or eBay, so I might get a 200 kit.

I have to admit the Calumet 10' stands are pretty beefy; much better than the generic ones I bought for $25.

im doing the exact opposite. ive only got a small den to shoot in now so the 200 kit is more than enough. when we finally move next year ill buy a 400 softbox kit and use the 200's for fill and hair/background.


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Dec 18, 2010 12:30 |  #13

I bought the Genesis 200 kit earlier this year when it was on sale for $379. Worth every penny. With the savings, do yourself a favor and buy a nice case for them.


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Dec 18, 2010 14:16 |  #14

eh I ended up cancelling my order of 300B because they said it wouldn't get here until spring.

Went with AlienBees instead.


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Dec 18, 2010 14:20 |  #15

cory1848 wrote in post #11474600 (external link)
I bought the Genesis 200 kit earlier this year when it was on sale for $379. Worth every penny. With the savings, do yourself a favor and buy a nice case for them.

did you buy the Calumet case or a different one?


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