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Which Strobist setup would you go with?

 
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Apr 07, 2010 02:54 |  #1

I already have the flashes and triggers covered. I wanted to invest in my first strobist kit and wanted to see what ppl thought of these 2 ideas:

1.) Cheap route and buy the Impact Digital Flash Umbrella Mount Kit from BH @ $100
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …ails&Q=&sku=425​220&is=REG (external link)

2.) Build my own kit with a softbox with the items described below:

Softbox- Westcott Apollo 28"- $120
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …stDetail&Q=&li=​3288D1C932 (external link)

Umbrella- Photoflex Convertible Umbrella - White Satin with Removable Black Backing - 45"- $30

Stands- 2 Impact Air-Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand - Black, 9.5'- $80 for 2

Brackets- 2 Impact UMBRELLA SHOE MOUNT MULTI CLAMP- $30 for 2

Option 2 comes out to about $260. Does this sound like a good setup and does it include everything I will need for a basic strobist setup? Would this be worth the extra $160? Any suggestions on what to buy/not to buy with what I listed? I know all these products have great reviews on BH but wanted to get some personal opinions on these 2 options. Thanks!


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Apr 07, 2010 09:18 |  #2

For option 2, why not just get Impact 2 light kit? 2 stands, 2 brackets, and 2 umbrellas for $99? Or I am reading your post wrong?

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …Flash_Umbrella_​Mount.html (external link)


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Apr 07, 2010 09:19 |  #3

duh. yeah. i am really out of it today.

go with option 1 and add a softbox later on.


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Apr 07, 2010 09:21 |  #4

Option 3:

Impact Kit ~ $100
Cheetah QBox w/ Grid ~ 100


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Apr 07, 2010 11:45 as a reply to  @ Austin.Manny's post |  #5

Thanks for the replies. I decided to get the Impact lighting kit and will add a softbox later on.


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