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$500 Budget: Best strobes for the money?

 
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Oct 09, 2012 17:57 |  #1

So, there is quality at different levels. A honda civic is a good reliable car, but not as expensive or luxurious as a honda accord. So, can I get a honda civic(good quality strobe) for less than $500? What is the most recommended brand?


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Oct 09, 2012 18:02 |  #2

Most will say Alien Bee's but you may want to look at the Adorama Flashpoint II's as well.


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Oct 09, 2012 18:11 |  #3

Elinchrom D-Lite 400 IT

If you can stretch your budget a little get the Elinchrom ToGo Kit (external link) for $800.

In the Kit:
Two 400ws lights
Two light stands
Transmitter
Two built in receivers
Two soft boxes
Carrying case for strobes
Carrying case for light stands


If you got all that in AlienBees, you would be looking at almost $1200.

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So it is cheaper and it gets you into a higher quality light with higher quality modifiers. And a little more power to boot!

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Oct 09, 2012 18:43 |  #4

Unbeatable value in this kit


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