Ok, so i am going to buy my first better quality strobes to be versatile in my portrait work. So far I only have a budget flashpoint monolight, the 300w.
Its actually served me pretty well. Either its met my needs or I just don't see the difference in the quality of light (yet)
So i am looking to get one or two AB 800's. The reason I say two is because i just got my first white seamless and although I do have two speedlights to light the back, that leaves me with just my monmolight to light the subject. I would like to replace that flashpoint and not be left in a situation where I find myself wanting one more light. On the other hand,. perhaps someone would recommend keeping the Flashpoint and buying one AB?
One more questions would be on the subject of modifiers. This could be a post of its own, but I would like to get a modifier forthe AB. Right now i only have a 60" shoot through and a 24x36 "Apollo like" softbox. Since it doesn't require a speedring I know i would be getting into a different style or setup. I would like a larger softbox or even an octobox.
When it comes to brand, since i would have the AB's would it matter brand as much on the modifier? Thanks for the advice!