After hours of researching strobe kits and systems... I was almost hell bent on getting a cheap set of Britek strobes from ebay. Even the people who have already purchased them, said they like them a lot and they worked well.
Im seeing only a moderate price difference between the 2 brands. And from what i hear, Alien Bees are a very "decent" brand. They also have more f/stop range, im guess this is a important feature when it comes to doing different effects with lighting and tuning to the light meter.
What i wanted to know, is i see SOO many different brand strobes on B&H, what are some other brands to give consideration to? What do the Pros use? Whats hot and whats NOT. What made me look at Alien Bees a little closer is the nice Radio Slave Kits they offer, everything is tunable from 1 cental remote, i found that very useful. (for things like events of weddings, where the venue needs to be strobed)
I see price ranges from like 1000 to 200 per strobe. Id really like some help from someone who knows monolights / strobes.
Another thing, What would 1 recommend as far as watt/seconds power for portrait photography and for photographing groups of about 5 people? Maby even going up to groups of about 7-8 people.
I know its always good to have a bigger strobe, since you can always turn DOWN the power... But i dont want to over do it if i dont have to =)
Strobes will also be used for product photography, people (portrait and family picts), along with anything else i can find a use for.
I appreicate you guys taking the time to look at my post, ill be looking foward to hearing from you.