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Old 08-07-2006, 07:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm thinking about trying strobes or monolights (what's the difference?) and there's alot of choices and prices . I'm looking at about a 700 buck budget . I use a mamiya rb67 for still-life shots and I just joined the digital world with a used Nikon d-70. How big of an enlargement will the digital camera give me?
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Studio flash systems fall into two main categories: Pack-and-head systems and monolights. We generically refer to both as strobes because they flash, rather than providing continuous light.

I use both systems in my studio - an old Norman power pack with four heads and several Alien Bee monolights. The Norman power pack is the size of a car battery and each of the strobe heads attach with a 15 foot cable. The lights are very small, but very powerful (almost too powerful for my small studio) ... and there are always cables running everywhere. Monolights, like my Alien Bees, are self contained and the power pack is built into the light head. The only cord needed for a monolight is the power cord..

Since my 25-year-old Norman power pack system was given to me, I continue to use it -- but all my new lights are monolights -- because I hate tripping on cords! Hope that answers your questions.
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Old 08-07-2006, 11:40 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Not sure this helps, but when digital SLRs were new, we had a NY shooter who posted some incredible enlargements - like 20x30 or more - from his Canon which must have been something like the 3.2 Mpixel D-1 or D-30. He used a lot of processing to interpolate during the enlargements, I suspect, but they were impressive. Crisp eyes from a 3/4 body shot. Don't think he's posted here for a couple of years now.

Of course, your mileage may vary.
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