I am considering buying a 250W/s flash monolight to do one-light portrait indoor mostly, or for illuminating the background when I use the fluorescent lamps as a key/fill lights. When it comes to one-light portrait I will be using a softlighter (umbrella + difusser) or a 65 degree parabolic reflector, that's all. So, this is why I need just ONE light, not that much powerfull (250W/s) and not that expensive.
It comes down to the 250Ws BXR by Elinchrome the 250Ws Gemini by Bowens. The only difference on the tech specs I have found so far is that the bowens has a 250W modeling lamp while the BXR has only a 100W modeling lamp; I don't know if that's a big deal though.
Well, the Gemini has 1/10 of a stop adjustment steps while the BXR only works with full stops. The BXR is a little cheaper yet appears well built. Are there any differences in the flash bulbs?
Could anyone please point me to the right direction?
Thanks ever so much!