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Old Sep 29, 2003, 1:23 AM   #1
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I want to upgrade my equipment from my standard on flash camera and bracket to some strobes. I was browsing around at a local pro camera store. Now I'm more confused then ever. How much power do i really need? I'm thinking of getting monolights(2 500ws kit) from Bowens or a lumedyme 400 w signature wireless kit. What are your recommendations for me? I want something that will last for a long time and if i need more power ie. bigger groups shots....then i would add more light/power...instead of something that would do ok now but needed to be replaced in the future...

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Old Sep 29, 2003, 11:59 PM   #2
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what i want from the lighting equipment is to obtain a natural light look...i do not want to light up the whole church...i afraid with large group shots that i might not have enough power...any help is appreciate before me forking out couple thousands of dollars...thanks
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Old Sep 30, 2003, 7:24 AM   #3
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I don't know how many wedding photographers there are here. There are some people here who know something about flashes. You might consider posting something in the flash (studio) or flash (external) sections.

I certainly don't know enough to instruct you in it.

You might consider posting something at this site, as they have a dedicated wedding section.

http://www.robgalbraith.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php

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Old Oct 4, 2003, 9:19 PM   #4
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we'll i finally decided to go with these: since they had mamiya discount days at the local shop...saved almost a grand of the following

1. profoto 600 2head kit
2. softbox/umbrella...forgot the size but i think its considered a large
3. sekonic l-358 light meter
4. pocketwizard plus

any tips/advice is apreciated....

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