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I don't know which one to pick. :(

 
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Jul 24, 2011 23:04 |  #1

Hey everyone.

I'm super interested in getting a studio setup for myself. I already have a 430exII that can optically trigger the monolights. I'm wanting to do small family type stuff, models, etc.

Which one do you think would best fit my needs?


This one is appealing to me because it comes with the softboxes etc, but I'm afraid the output will be too low. 3x monolights.

Westcott, 450 Total Watt/Seconds $499 (external link)

I am also looking at the Calument Genesis 200's and 400's they come with umbrella's and lightstands, 2x of the monolight.
Calument Genesis 200's (external link)$319

or the Calument Genesis 400's (external link)

I was also looking at Alienbee's but I think the most I want to spend is $600-700.

I appreciate any answers. Thank you.


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Jul 24, 2011 23:42 |  #2

I know there are people that can help me :)


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Jul 25, 2011 01:27 |  #3

ended up buying the 400's hope i'm not disappointed..


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Jul 25, 2011 03:29 as a reply to  @ tropicalshoes's post |  #4

Patience seems to be your strong point, eh? ;)

Never mind, good choice. The Genesis take Eli modifiers so if you ever want to upgrade your lights you already have nice modifiers.
One caveat though: The only modifier you won´t be able to use on your Genesis is the Elinchrom Beauty Dish (Maxisoft/Minisoft) as they need an Elinchrom umbrella shaft to push the deflector rod in.


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Jul 25, 2011 03:42 |  #5

Have you seen these in sales section?


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Jul 25, 2011 04:48 |  #6

The Genesis are decent lights, but I was more of a fan of the Alien Bees for several reasons. My Genesis (and I know this isn't a universal problem) lights wouldn't work with Skyports, or Cybersyncs. I sent the (receivers) to Calumet and PCB, and they tried them on several different lights and they worked on some and not on others...weird I know.

They're also kind of clunky if you want to take them on location. Powering thing is also a problem as the Tronix explorer XTSE ($400ish) will only power one. If you're just setting up inside it won't be a problem though.

For the price, they aren't bad at all. They just have some quirks that made me go with Bees...which of course have their own quirks.

For entry level lights they're not bad.


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Jul 25, 2011 07:08 |  #7

Wait until you can afford an Einstein with the Cyber Commander system.


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