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Old 01-15-2006, 07:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I’ve been looking for lights that I would be able to use both indoors and outdoors. In my search I came across the “Opus Pro – L Series AC/DC Kit?. In particular the L30022 AC/DC kit.

This kit includes:
A monolight (300 w/s) – 55o angle of illumination.
A battery – up to 360 flashes / full charge.
7’ light stands – folds to 25?
A 46? Umbrella (reflective and shoot through).
Barndoor & honeycomb with 4 color filter kit.
Snoot & honeycomb & 4 color filter kit.
And a studio carrying case.

All of this for $895.00.

Does this sound like a good deal?
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Old 01-15-2006, 09:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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No, it doesn't, at least not when compared to my kit purchase -

I bought four lights (2x b800 2x b1600), two large boxes, two large double-sided umbrellas, a set of grids, four big stands and two boom kits for a little over twice that amount. All new.

If you math it out, following the pricing for your kit, you're spending nearly $3600 to equal what I've got (not saying that you want what I've got, but that's how I'm basing my comparison) or rather had, before most of it grew legs LOL.

I would say - grab a b400 or 800, and an innovatronix inverter/battery www.innovatronix.com , and accesorize accordingly.
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Old 01-15-2006, 10:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I've only seen the kit on the net, but from what I could tell - it looks like it might have only one umbrella along with the light, I would rather have two of each. I probably will continue to look until I find what I really want, at a fairly good price.
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Old 01-16-2006, 12:20 AM   #4 (permalink)
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One of the key things is the recycle time. The kit you quote has heads with a very slow recycle time compared, for example to the Alien Bee B400 unit which has almost the same guide number but has a recycle time of 1/2 sec at full power. If you buy 2 of those and battery you also can get a discount on their accessories.
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Old 01-16-2006, 10:17 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks, I'll check out the Aliem Bee B400.
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Old 01-17-2006, 08:26 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I don't have much experience with the Bee's but I have a 4 light setup with Novatron's that I have used both indoor and outdoor setups with. I know they're pricier than what your looking at, but I've been real happy with them so far.
This was with a two light setup outdoors at a bike run.

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