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Thread started 23 Nov 2008 (Sunday) 21:20
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POLL: "Which lighting setup to go with"
Calumet Genesis 200 with softboxes
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Vivitar 285HV with umbrellas
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Which lighting setup to go with?

 
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Nov 23, 2008 21:20 |  #1

Well I have been debating between going with either a couple of :

http://www.calumetphot​o.com/item/CF0502K2/ (external link) with battery pacsk and ac inverters so that I can pretty much take them wherver i want.

Or a couple of:

http://www.mpex.com/pa​ge.htm?PG=Strobist%20K​its (external link) (PC kit 1 maybe not from mpex but a kit like it)

I would also get cybersync transmitters for which ever kit I go with


I do a lot of outdoor shooting especially now with the ski/snowboarding season I'll be doing a lot of park shooting. And I have some shoots which I'll have to do early next year for some portfolios, Then I also do plenty of portraiture indoors.

which would be a better solution for the long run, yes I would spend more on the calumet for now but will it pay off in the end? Also my budget is pretty limited, thats one of the reasons I'm leaning towards the vivitars.

Thanks for all the input.


or get 1 genesis and 2 vivitars


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Nov 23, 2008 22:46 |  #2

votes but no comments, I would like to hear some feedback as to why you voted for what yall did?


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Nov 23, 2008 23:07 |  #3

If you want to use them outside during the day, those vivtars aren't going to be powerful enough to even come close to overpowering the sun. They are infinitely more portable than strobes and a battery pack. It's really a matter of how much you're willing to haul around all of the time.

I'd say a combination of the two would be best.


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Nov 23, 2008 23:16 |  #4

DDCSD wrote in post #6747317 (external link)
If you want to use them outside during the day, those vivtars aren't going to be powerful enough to even come close to overpowering the sun. They are infinitely more portable than strobes and a battery pack. It's really a matter of how much you're willing to haul around all of the time.

I'd say a combination of the two would be best.

So probably use the Genesis as a main light, and get a vivitar as a back/hair light?\

As far as convenience I don't mind hauling lights around with me.


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Nov 23, 2008 23:30 |  #5

tehshocker wrote in post #6747350 (external link)
So probably use the Genesis as a main light, and get a vivitar as a back/hair light?\

As far as convenience I don't mind hauling lights around with me.

I'll let someone with more experience try and guide you here. I don't really do much outside where I'm competing with the sun, except the occasional HSS with my 430EX.


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Nov 24, 2008 02:18 |  #6

Honestly the Genesis may not be enough to overpower the sun, I would go with the vivitars now and save up to get a something with a little more power later on. Portability would be increased with the Vivs and the ability to put them places you couldnt the Genesis, plus if one of them breaks or something the cost to replace is alot less than the Gens


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