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Continuous or flash lighting?

 
antrobus
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May 11, 2013 12:32 |  #1

I am looking at buying a new lighting kit for doing portrait shoots at peoples homes and various other locations. I will therefore need a kit that is easy to carry around. Ideally, i would want two heads with softboxes, but there is one thing i cannot decide on. Do i get a continuous lighting kit or just a standard flash kit that i can wirelessly sync with the flashgun on the camera? Any ideas on a suitable kit? Looking to spend around £600 max... Thanks for any replies!


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May 11, 2013 12:59 |  #2

Flash delivers SO much more light so you won't need to crank the ISO as high and you can use smaller apertures when desired. Virtually any speedlite or studio strobe can sync with the camera wirelessly. Pocketwizards are the standard but even cheap Chinese triggers will do the job.




  
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May 11, 2013 13:42 |  #3

Steve
what are you going to shoot. i have Lencarta heads and they are great, but i and thinking of selling one head as for me it is too much. but with flash you have more control and can use a lower iso as mike says.
it is easier to light backgrounds and get a better colour, also far better to get even lighting.
take a look at Lencarta. You could start with 1 then grow them but if not one simple trigger and a light meter are advisable. they have a slave sensor in so i have a pair of rf603. they are bowens mount so softbox is readily available in various sizes and price.


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May 11, 2013 14:36 |  #4

Flash is at least 7 times brighter and less the heat or power usage


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May 12, 2013 10:59 as a reply to  @ abbadon31's post |  #5

so any more suggestions for good kits? I've been looking at this...

http://www.photomart.c​o.uk …RIES-SOFTBOX-KIT-ILRD300S (external link)


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May 12, 2013 11:13 |  #6

If thats the best kit you can get for your area then thats the one i would get. Light is Light not the brand


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May 12, 2013 11:16 as a reply to  @ abbadon31's post |  #7

There is no doubt better, this is just one i have come across..... is there any you would suggest?


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May 12, 2013 11:19 |  #8

Has anyone been using the new LED light panels for continuous light souces? I'm curious if this might not be an interesting alternative. I know they're still pretty pricey but the heat is no longer a factor and from some of the ones I've seen they seem to deliver a good amount of light.

Just curious, I'm still a strobe person but those do look interesting.......




  
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May 12, 2013 11:45 as a reply to  @ DennisW1's post |  #9

Have also been looking at this kit...

http://www.ebay.co.uk …_Kits&hash=item​1e799b4240 (external link)


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May 12, 2013 12:03 |  #10

Have a look hear as well the guys who help run the company are on Talk Photography

http://www.lencarta.co​m …store/studio-lighting-kit (external link)
they also give a 3 yr warranty.


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May 12, 2013 12:07 |  #11

The Elinchrom's package is entry level equipment from a well know brand. While the power of the lights is low(100Ws), I would pick that over a no-name brand any day.


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Ed ­ Kanney
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May 12, 2013 16:16 |  #12

entry level... PB Alien bees w/vagabond inverter for location work... we use a pair of Daylight balanced flourescent softboxes (320 ws.) in studio, but they would be somewhat delicate for tranportation... Ed K.


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