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Old 10-03-2005, 01:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Being a newbie I need help again. Please advise! for studio work, which would be the best for a beginner like me? Hot lights or flash style. I also need suggestions on where to purchase the flash stype lights. An idea on what a total package might consist of.
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Old 10-03-2005, 02:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hey Chuck...I think you might get alot of opinions on this...but If it were me and it sort of is I guess since Im stilling building on my lighting....I would go with Alien Bees....strobes...hot lights are HOT and Dangerous...but I would look at the packages at Alien Bees....if you want to add things to the package you can do that and anything extra you order at the time of the purchase you get an extra 10% off items purchased..
I have two AB400's and hoping for an AB800 for christmas...
I have thier 30x40" soft box,10 degree grid,one set of Barndoors and various gels I bought from AlienBees....and Im happy with them all so far...some people dont like thier softboxes because of set up and tear down..but I rarely leave the studio with mine...but if I do...it only takes a minute to put the softbox together if you do it right..
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Flash is a lot easier than hotlights. You can go with the Alien Bees and get a good kit for $1000-$1500. If you go hotlights, then you need to look at something like the Westcott Spider TD5 Lights, but be advised, they'll cost you about $400 to $500 each (with softbox) and that doesn't include the bulbs. But they are great lights and if you use the flouresent bulbs they are not hot at all. But one unit with bulbs will cost you about what two Alien Bee lights would cost and they won't be nearly as powerful.



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You will find strobes much easier to deal with than hot lights, and safer too. And good hot lights will run you about as much as a decent set of strobes.

Without knowing your budget or what type of features/performance you want out of a set of lights it is hard to make a recommendation. If you're simply looking for good lights that give you good value for the money, many people really like the Alien Bees. You can get two lights with stands, cases, reflectors, and umbrellas for $600-700. Add grids, softboxes, barndoors, etc. as your wallet allows.

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