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Sep 01, 2011 07:54 |  #16

Buylongterm wrote in post #13024987 (external link)
This helps me out as well. Thank you guys!!!

Here is the setup I have and that I really wish Adorama would have put together as a kit.

$159.95 http://www.adorama.com​/FP320MS2.html (external link) Flashpoint II 320M with 9.5ft stand and 24x36 softbox
$144.95 http://www.adorama.com​/FP320MS1.html (external link) Flashpoint II 320M Monolight Kit, 150 Watt Second, One Monolight Kit with 9.5'black Light Stand and 24" x 24" Softbox
$14.95 http://www.adorama.com​/LTU33BC.htmlAdorama (external link) 33" White Interior Umbrella with Removeable Black Cover.
$49.95 http://www.adorama.com​/FPBF160.html (external link) Flashpoint Budget Studio Monolight Flash, 160 Watt Seconds, with User Replaceable Flash Tube.(+adjustable output and modeling light)
$9.95 http://www.adorama.com​/LTBFS.html (external link) Adorama Filter Set for Budget Monolight Flash, Four Colored Plastic Filters.
$11.95 http://www.adorama.com​/LTBSH.htmlAdorama (external link) Snoot for the Budget Flash Monolights.
$19.95 http://www.adorama.com​/LTSB.html (external link) Adorama Background Lightstand with 1/4 x 20 Threaded Mounting Screw. With 36" Extension Pole.

I've added to it a lot, but this will give you some decent stands to work with (air cushioned is important when working with these heavier monolights). You'll have two soft boxes (a 24 and a 36), and umbrella you can bounce from or shoot through, a backlight and stand which can operate as a slave with adjustable power and a modeling light that adjusts with the output as well. You'll have some color you can snap onto that backlight for background effects or you can move that to the side and use the snoot for highlights. This will give you tons to learn with and there are more accessories you can add to it. If a bulb goes out, they are all replaceable and parts are readily available. The stands are all decent enough to keep around if you go with more expensive lights later. You can even buy battery power packs for the 320Ms later for more portability (although the modeling lights do not work on battery power).


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Sep 01, 2011 09:54 |  #17

kfreels wrote in post #13034924 (external link)
Here is the setup I have and that I really wish Adorama would have put together as a kit.

I've passed your posting on to our purchasing department - maybe they'll take it on board.



  
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Sep 02, 2011 03:28 |  #18

I bought the calumet genesis 200 when they were on sale got 2/200 lights with 2 shoot through or bounce back umbrellas and 2 nice stands and reflectors, I have been looking at getting another set of lights because I gave one of my calumets to my best friend so I have looked at the flaspoints and the impact strobes from B&H both have gotten good reviews.

I will be using mine in my small basement studio that I'm in the process of finishing which ever way you go you can't go wrong, good luck on your search I wish you the best.


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Sep 09, 2011 00:36 |  #19

kfreels wrote in post #13034924 (external link)
Here is the setup I have and that I really wish Adorama would have put together as a kit.

$159.95 http://www.adorama.com​/FP320MS2.html (external link) Flashpoint II 320M with 9.5ft stand and 24x36 softbox
$144.95 http://www.adorama.com​/FP320MS1.html (external link) Flashpoint II 320M Monolight Kit, 150 Watt Second, One Monolight Kit with 9.5'black Light Stand and 24" x 24" Softbox
$14.95 http://www.adorama.com​/LTU33BC.htmlAdorama (external link) 33" White Interior Umbrella with Removeable Black Cover.
$49.95 http://www.adorama.com​/FPBF160.html (external link) Flashpoint Budget Studio Monolight Flash, 160 Watt Seconds, with User Replaceable Flash Tube.(+adjustable output and modeling light)
$9.95 http://www.adorama.com​/LTBFS.html (external link) Adorama Filter Set for Budget Monolight Flash, Four Colored Plastic Filters.
$11.95 http://www.adorama.com​/LTBSH.htmlAdorama (external link) Snoot for the Budget Flash Monolights.
$19.95 http://www.adorama.com​/LTSB.html (external link) Adorama Background Lightstand with 1/4 x 20 Threaded Mounting Screw. With 36" Extension Pole.

OK, so basically, the update is that we are working on some new kits right now. In the meantime, call Fred Wasser (212 741 0401 ext 2259) - let him know we've been in contact, and that Tobias has confirmed we can put together a special 'kit price' to meet your needs.



  
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Sep 09, 2011 07:11 |  #20

HelenOster wrote in post #13073970 (external link)
OK, so basically, the update is that we are working on some new kits right now. In the meantime, call Fred Wasser (212 741 0401 ext 2259) - let him know we've been in contact, and that Tobias has confirmed we can put together a special 'kit price' to meet your needs.

Why don't you have a UK store. It would help us in the UK.


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Sep 09, 2011 10:21 |  #21

buzzyrabbit wrote in post #13074733 (external link)
Why don't you have a UK store. It would help us in the UK.

Basically because Adorama is a family-owned and managed store, and our owners are still very much involved on a day-to-day basis - and he lives in NYC!

And this is how it all began for us: http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=hKxGbNXt_Is (external link)



  
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Sep 09, 2011 14:13 as a reply to  @ HelenOster's post |  #22

Hi Helen, Just to put in my $0.02. I'd also like to see several additional kits utilizing softboxes with the 620 and 1200, ....one and two light setups (620/320, 1220/620, etc). I know you said that there in the works but I just wanted to voice several different requests. I've been on the fence...some additional choices would probably get me to jump. Thanks.


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Sep 09, 2011 14:33 as a reply to  @ Allen K's post |  #23

Another vote for the 320M and 620M monolights from Adorama. I have them. Exceptionally well made for the price.


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Sep 11, 2011 06:02 |  #24

Allen K wrote in post #13076614 (external link)
Hi Helen, Just to put in my $0.02. I'd also like to see several additional kits utilizing softboxes with the 620 and 1200, ....one and two light setups (620/320, 1220/620, etc). I know you said that there in the works but I just wanted to voice several different requests. I've been on the fence...some additional choices would probably get me to jump. Thanks.

So have a word with Fred or drop him an email fredw@adorama.com (external link) - and as above, mention that you've been in contact with me, and that Tobias has suggested he has some flexibility on putting kits together.



  
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Sep 11, 2011 06:28 |  #25

hb96tuner wrote in post #13022259 (external link)
So I started off with photography almost two years ago, and recently I have been asked to do maternity, and baby shots. But I currently do not own any lighting other than the 580EX flash. I am insterested in getting some backdrops and also some studio lighting but I don't want to spend a small fortune as I am currently saving for a 70-200IS and also upgrading my second body to the 7D.
A friend of mine has some softboxes that he is going to let me play around with to get the feel for it which is great. I am looking through a few ads in a magazines and places on the internet and seeing prices that range from $109.99 -$299.99 for a two light soft box kit.
I would feel comfortable in this price range but are the lighting set ups at this price worth buying?

aah thank you for asking this question for me too hb96tuner....
i want me some of these Adorama awesomeness... i am in this exact same boat, i am ready for a good starter kit to try studio/location set-up. The thread couldn't more perfect for my lingering question. :)

Can adorama ship overseas in a reasonable price?


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Sep 11, 2011 06:52 |  #26

Adelle aka Canon Angel wrote in post #13083966 (external link)
Can adorama ship overseas in a reasonable price?

Depending upon weight & volume, we can always look and see if orders can go USPS - you'd need to email me directly for info: Helen@adorama.com (external link)



  
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Sep 11, 2011 07:33 |  #27

HelenOster wrote in post #13084001 (external link)
Depending upon weight & volume, we can always look and see if orders can go USPS - you'd need to email me directly for info: Helen@adorama.com (external link)

excellent, will do that in the next few hours, cheers!


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