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Old Mar 4, 2008, 4:36 PM   #1
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Hi there everyone!

Does anyone know anything about this particular brand?

http://www.opusprophoto.com

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Old Mar 5, 2008, 8:46 PM   #2
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No, but I do know that they are NOT "recognized worldwide as the leading brand of lighting equipment for both the professional and amateur photographer."
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Old Mar 5, 2008, 11:26 PM   #3
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Thanks for your reply. Do you have any recommendations?

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Old Mar 6, 2008, 8:30 AM   #4
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I'm 100% certain Kalypso is going to say www.AlienBees.com, and will most other people on this site (Including me). You really can't go wrong for what you get, and while you CAN find cheaper lights, you won't find a better cost-performance ratio than Alien Bees.
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Old Mar 6, 2008, 3:26 PM   #5
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I'm 100% certain Kalypso is going to say http://www.AlienBees.com, and will most other people on this site (Including me). You really can't go wrong for what you get, and while you CAN find cheaper lights, you won't find a better cost-performance ratio than Alien Bees.
What he said. Plus you can find some good deals on ebay for professional lighting for much less than retail. I personally use a combination of Alien Bees and Norman strobes.
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I appreciate your replies HughesinNC and Kalypso!

Yes, I have looked into Alien Bees...they sound awesome from what I've been hearing and I'm leaning towards the purchase of them. I'm not really sure how much w/s to get...is it better to have 1600 or is 800 enough? I've been using continuous lights so this venture into monolights/strobes is new to me....

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800 is usually plenty, but, if you can afford them, more is always better. You can always dial down the power, but you can't dial up power you don't have. Take a look at their ABR800 Ringlight too...it will do everything a monolight can plus a LOT more.

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Hi Kalypso!

That makes perfect sense! I ordered an alien bee 1600. I can afford the one for now...gotta save some more pennies for another one.

You've been so helpful.....thanks a bunch! :-)Glad you like the avatar too!

Waiting in anticipation for my bee to arrive....heheh....

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