I'm days away from pulling the trigger on my first set of dedicated photography lighting equipment. I've been a video shooter for years, so we have a studio with lots of Kino Flo continuos lights. But they aren't bright enough as I have to crank up the ISO to shoot at anything above f2.8. I like the idea of having a small portable light kit to use for still photography both in the studio (commercial photography, portraits) and on-location shots (portraits of people working in their offices, retail business shots, etc...). We already have one Canon 580EXII and I'd made up my mind to buy one or two more of them along with soft boxes and triggers. This will be a "starter" outfit, but we have enough money to buy name brand (quality) equipment. We plan to buy more powerful strobes in the future (or just borrow from my fellow photographer friends)
With all that in mind, what would you recommend:
1) OCF kit using multiple 580EXII's (cost and size are good, but what about power?)
2) Elinchrom Ranger Quadras (expensive, but more versatile than the OCF kit?)
3) PCB Einsteins (I don't have much knowledge about these)
I would really like something I can use outdoors as fill for shooting in the bright sun that's so prevalent where we live. So high-speed sync would be nice. But power and recycle times could also be important. I'm really not sure which way to go. Any advice would be appreciated.