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Jan 24, 2008 21:06 |  #1

Has anyone own any of his kits and if so, what is your opinion of it please? I was looking at this particular KIT (external link). (http://www.skaeser.com​/servlet/Detail?no=370 (external link))


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Jan 24, 2008 21:17 |  #2

If you are looking for inexpensive but good quality lighting then your best option will probably be the Elinchrom D-Lites. They offer a Digital 200 Watt/Second light (external link) and a Digital 400 Watt/Second light (external link)

These lights along with Impact air cushioned light stands and Photoflex Softboxes will give you the best quality and value for the cost. Go with less lights to start if you have to but don't buy cheap lights that won't give you consistency from pop to pop or that have several hundred degrees of color temp. variation between full and low power.


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Jan 24, 2008 21:27 as a reply to  @ RichNY's post |  #3

I have the exact same Monolights, but they are branded RPS Studio. I also have the Barn Doors, Grid and Gels. I can't tell from the pictures if the light stands are the same. I have 40" umbrellas, and a three (3) light setup, that included an IR Trigger. The kit you linked to is the best price I have seen for that grouping of items. I have that much invested, without the softbox umbrella or backdrop stands and backdrops.

See my initial review here: https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=441104


50D and a bunch of lenses (external link)

  
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Jan 24, 2008 21:33 |  #4

elwood58 wrote in post #4777074 (external link)
I have the exact same Monolights, but they are branded RPS Studio. I also have the Barn Doors, Grid and Gels. I can't tell from the pictures if the light stands are the same. I have 40" umbrellas, and a three (3) light setup, that included an IR Trigger. The kit you linked to is the best price I have seen for that grouping of items. I have that much invested, without the softbox umbrella or backdrop stands and backdrops.

See my initial review here: https://photography-on-the.net/forum/...d.php​?t=441104

The link is no longer good?


Body: 5D MKIII Gripped, 7D MKII
Lens: EF 85mm f1.2L II - EF 50mm f1.2L - EF 16-35mm f2.8L II - EF 17-40mm f4L - EF 24-70mm f2.8L - EF 24-105mm f4L- EF 70-200mm f2.8L IS - EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS II - EF 15mm f2.8 fisheye - EF 1.4x II
Flashes: 580EX II - 600EX RT Canon Battery Pack CP-E4
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Jan 24, 2008 21:53 as a reply to  @ Edle's post |  #5

Link should work now.


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Jan 25, 2008 01:29 |  #6

I have the background support system listed there and its good. I have had no problems what so ever with mine. I will say this, I tried to get a sandwashed and I got what they called a Chestnut. They were out of the sandwashed at the time, DO NOT get the chestnut unless you want an orange backdrop. I have never used it yet and wasted my money. Not exactly their fault so I am not blaming them. Just learn from my mistake. You just never know exactly what color a background will be until you get it.


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DPP tutorials: http://www.usa.canon.c​om/content/dpp2/index.​html (external link)

  
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Jan 25, 2008 06:24 |  #7

Thanks for the advices guys.


Body: 5D MKIII Gripped, 7D MKII
Lens: EF 85mm f1.2L II - EF 50mm f1.2L - EF 16-35mm f2.8L II - EF 17-40mm f4L - EF 24-70mm f2.8L - EF 24-105mm f4L- EF 70-200mm f2.8L IS - EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS II - EF 15mm f2.8 fisheye - EF 1.4x II
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