In couple of months, I'll be reinvesting in some strobes. I do mainly fashion, pregnancy and kids photography. To day I've photographed my son with some el-cheapo strobes, 150w and apparently 1/800-1/1000 flash duration, but I tend not to believe to the manufacturer, considering it's coming from China. Like any boy, my son couldn't keep still. I had enough of good images, but I've seen few with some motion blur in them. What I'd like to know is in which direction should I look at? How fast strobes should I buy in order to freeze children? giving me opportunity of having keepers. I am happy with my rate at the moment, but I'd like to be as closest to perfection as I can.
Now my problem follows...
We don't have AB's here, and I see FD on them is 1/6400. In that price range in EU, we have only Chinese stuff with FD varying from 1/800 to say 1/2000. Bowens units 1/800, Elinchrome 1/2050 but we're talking about massive increase in price.
Some people are shooting here with Jinbei, and I'm looking at that unit or Elinchrome D-lite 2, but then I suffer 300w/s less, or 600 if I buy set of two. Unfortunatelly D-lite 4 has 1/800 flash duration, and I don't think that should be fast enough for my needs.
What do you guys think? Any oppinion would be appreciated.