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Old Apr 15, 2014, 1:41 AM   #1
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Default Advice for studio lighting kit

Can anyone recommend best and cheap studio lighting kit. My budget range is $600-$700 and my preferance would be
Lightweight, cheap
Lower temperature (cool to touch)
High intensity
Consume less power
Durable and capable of long hours of use
Environment friendly
one of my friends recommended following lights
Camtree reporter on-camera light
500 led lights
White led lights
Does anyone used these light? Or have any experience with other LED lights. Please recommend. Your help would be apprieciated.
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Old Mar 7, 2015, 1:43 AM   #2
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i suggest you cowboystudio 220 watt photo studio monolight strobe kit.
1)This is alow-cost strobe kit is a good fit for those on a tight
2)It provides sufficient power and control over output
for users to create high-quality shots straight out of the box.

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Old Mar 7, 2015, 2:08 AM   #3
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As long as its only for light usage any of the low cost kits on the Bay of evil would fit the bill.

I use and old 100WS kit I bout about 20 years ago and its still going strong and provides a surprising amount of light for the rated output.

I would stay away from the cheap continuous lighting systems as they don't produce the amount of light you would think they would and most leave you struggling to attain 1/15sec @ f2.8 exposures, there is a reason the old studio tungsten heads were upto 2000 watts

Flash is much better in so many ways and something between 100 to 300 Ws is all you will need. A 3 head kit with stands, soft Boxes, umbrellas and radio triggers can be had for under 200 $300 on the Bay of Evil.

A flash meter would be a nice addition but its not so important in the digital age as exposure can be set via your camera histogram although retio setting is not quite so easy, but then again a flash meter can be had quite cheaply as well.

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