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Old Dec 8, 2011, 9:14 PM   #1
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Default Limo Studio Lighting setup - too good to be true?

Long story short the winter has taken my lovely sunlight away and I need to get an artificial light source to help out with my food photography.

The general plan I envision is a bright diffused light on one side and a reflector somewhere on the other side of my dish. A recreation of the soft window side light that I can get when it doesn't get dark at 4pm.

I've been scouring the web and I see a lot of people recommend the Lowel Tota-light. On Amazon I also found this:


It's a Limo Studio kit with two 240 W lights, along with umbrella reflectors. It's only $58. That seems suspicious, ie. like junk.

Any thoughts?
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Old Dec 9, 2011, 12:52 PM   #2
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G'day J&S

Over the past year or so I have looked at / for similar items ... this seems pretty identical to ones I have seen & one that I ended up purchasing

While the light power is not "huge" it certainly seems okay for a home studio
For the price - I'd suggest going for it

ps- if you do get this -or another- system, note that the umbrella shaft is hollow and will deform badly from the attaching screw in use ... I have stuffed a piece of 1/4" wood dowel into the hollow shaft to stop this

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Old Dec 10, 2011, 7:03 AM   #3
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Thanks Phil.
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