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baldingeagle
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Dec 26, 2012 10:34 |  #1

I have some x-mas gift certificates to B&H and thought I would try a studio light for some home portraits. Any ideas on small budget equipment? Any thoughts on studio vs. speedlight?

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Dec 26, 2012 13:07 |  #2

They all do the same thing. at home I only use speedlights, in the studio i use strobes. I love my YG flashes and use them all the time at home and for me they are reliable. Studio I use my AB but started out with Calumet set.


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Dec 27, 2012 12:55 |  #3

It depends on the type of modifiers that you want to use - with a speedlite, you might be hard pressed to get enough power for f8 shots through a softbox. An umbrella might be ok.

The speedlite does have advantage of being easily portable but if you do only in-home studio, a studio light will be more powerful vs a speedlite for the same amount of $ in general.


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Jan 05, 2013 19:28 |  #4

If you don't already have a speedlight, then it would be my choice for sure.


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