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the best lighting kit on the market at the moment?

 
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Aug 29, 2012 16:25 |  #1

any input? monolight kit etc




  
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Aug 29, 2012 16:28 |  #2

Are you looking to buy, if so whats the budget? Otherwise its kind of pointless.




  
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Aug 29, 2012 16:33 |  #3

Broncolor Minicom Expert 3 Monolight Kit


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Aug 29, 2012 16:36 |  #4

gonzogolf wrote in post #14923187 (external link)
Are you looking to buy, if so whats the budget? Otherwise its kind of pointless.

want to buy a set
budget $3000
want something that i can use for the rest of my career lol
don't want to buy another set of lighitng equipment




  
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Aug 29, 2012 16:37 |  #5

abbadon31 wrote in post #14923201 (external link)
Broncolor Minicom Expert 3 Monolight Kit

5,000 ish?




  
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Aug 29, 2012 16:46 |  #6

tenderloving&care wrote in post #14923222 (external link)
5,000 ish?

Well you did ask for the best lighting kit on the market.


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Aug 29, 2012 16:49 |  #7

z-monster wrote in post #14923248 (external link)
Well you did ask for the best lighting kit on the market.

true

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Aug 29, 2012 16:51 |  #8

tenderloving&care wrote in post #14923216 (external link)
want to buy a set
budget $3000
want something that i can use for the rest of my career lol
don't want to buy another set of lighitng equipment


Part two, what constitutes a set in your mind? And what part of the world are you from? And what and where do you plan to shoot? There is really no one right answer, but lots of wrong ones.




  
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Aug 29, 2012 17:01 |  #9

In the $3,000 range I'd say go check out www.paulcbuff.com (external link) and take a look at the Einsteins in conjunction with the PCB modifiers. Can easily build a studio quality setup with 3 Einsteins for the price range.


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Aug 29, 2012 17:05 |  #10

I will have to say the new Einsteins kick some ass


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Aug 29, 2012 17:14 |  #11

gonzogolf wrote in post #14923261 (external link)
Part two, what constitutes a set in your mind? And what part of the world are you from? And what and where do you plan to shoot? There is really no one right answer, but lots of wrong ones.

from the US of A
need like 2 or 3 lights
travel frequently
plan to shoot fashion/portrait/produ​cts
i dont want to make mistakes like i did when i was buying camera & lenses lol




  
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Aug 29, 2012 17:18 |  #12

bmurf wrote in post #14923292 (external link)
In the $3,000 range I'd say go check out www.paulcbuff.com (external link) and take a look at the Einsteins in conjunction with the PCB modifiers. Can easily build a studio quality setup with 3 Einsteins for the price range.


didn't know that Einstiens & Alienbees are of the same company
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Aug 29, 2012 17:37 |  #13

abbadon31 wrote in post #14923201 (external link)
Broncolor Minicom Expert 3 Monolight Kit

beat me to it :lol:


Don't try to confuse me with the facts, my mind is already made up.
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Aug 29, 2012 22:56 |  #14

Einsteins are amazing lights, just at twice the cost of ABs.


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Aug 29, 2012 23:57 |  #15

bmurf wrote in post #14924708 (external link)
Einsteins are amazing lights, just at twice the cost of ABs.

And probably half the price or less of the Broncolor.

Based on the specs listed in the B&H description the Einstein - Cyber Commander combination are way beyond the capabilities for the Broncolor Monos.

The only weak point for the Einsteins is the modifier mounting system. That said, with some care and planning large modifiers can be used without a problem.

I have 4 Einsteins. along with the Cyber Commander and trigger for the camera.

Its a pleasure to use the system for studio shooting as well as on location. The VML battery pack make the Einstein very portable.

The power control technology is well beyond anything available from other companies. And the extremely short flash durations it delivers makes it possible to shot, with a studio light fast motion subjects that would be nearly impossible with older technology.

Einsteins are not perfect, but they deliver better performance for less investment than anything else I could find.


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