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Re: Which Studio Lighting Set Up Is Everyone Using
Old 01-31-2003, 10:59 AM   #21 (permalink)
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In the past I shot with a novatron system with good results. I'm just getting back into photography and started using a speedotron system. So far I really like it.
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Thanks for your thoughts, Chung. I've had mine for about two years but I haven't really put them through the wringer as far as a heavy workload yet. I had a couple jobs where I was shooting all day and they performed wonderfully. Dynalite was actually the first type I looked at but economics being what they were at the time, I opted for the less expensive Speedos. I still have my Dynalite brochure at the forefront of my literature file in my filing cabinet and from all that I've heard in this forum, they are the cat's meow and so as I get to using my studio more and more and get more cash flow, perhaps I'll make the leap from my "N80" lights to the "F5" lights! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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Re: Second vote for Calumet
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Calumets are made by Bowens correct??
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Re: Which Studio Lighting Set Up Is Everyone Using
Old 09-30-2003, 10:11 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I find myself changing with every shoot. The person, mood, type of shoot etc dictate my lighting setup. On some shots I use one light and a reflector "windowlight is beautiful" on other 4 to 6 lights with mutipul refletors as need " Golden River/ Bridge to Paridise". I think making and ligting a set is the cats meow of photography. If you find your not up to speed in this area there are many studies on the subject that will give you a large base to work from.
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Re: Which Studio Lighting Set Up Is Everyone Using
Old 10-01-2003, 07:12 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Years ago used Balcar...awesome lighting both portrait and commercial. Since then I have opted for a monoblock type system. For the bang for the buck check out INTERFIT.

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Re: Which Studio Lighting Set Up Is Everyone Using
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Hi David,

I use.

Bowens 3000 Watt/Second Power Supply
Bowens 3000 Watt/Second flash heads.

Broncolor Grafit A4 Plus 3200 Watt/Second Power Supply.
Broncolor 3200 Watt/Second flash heads.

Hensel Porty 1200 1200 Watt/Second Power Supply.
Hensel 1200 Watt/Second heads.

Softboxes and reflectors:

Photoflex - Plume - Calumet - Chimera - Red Wing - Larson - Broncolor

And have also used friends.

Speedotron 1000 Watt/Second mono heads.

and Dynalite gear as well.

Its all nice stuff.

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Re: Second vote for Calumet
Old 10-02-2003, 09:16 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Re: Second vote for Calumet
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thay have a nice looking calumet elite powerpack and righ flash combo that has a nice price on it...

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Re: Second vote for Calumet
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Have you seen the Bowens QuadX? Its probably the best deal there is out there for the money.

Here's the link.

http://www.calumetphoto.com/syrinx/c...type=SPDSEARCH

And this is the kit link a good deal.

http://www.calumetphoto.com/syrinx/c...type=SPDSEARCH



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Re: Which Studio Lighting Set Up Is Everyone Using
Old 10-06-2003, 02:57 PM   #30 (permalink)
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The Hensel Porty with direct AC plug option (plus battery power when I need it) has replaced my Norman 24/24 studio system, AND my Norman 400B system. It's still not where I want it, though. Once I get a second pack and a second head to go with the main pack, head, and ringflash I have, that'll be enough. Anything further I need I can rent.

Beats the crap out of any Norman, Speedo, Dynalite, Novotron option I've ever worked with. Quick recycle on AC (and quick on battery comparatively), 1200WS which isn't bad at all per pack, variable over 6 stops in 1/10th stop increments, very quick flash duration, very quick mount of accessories to the head, a fantastic positive lock sync cord that has not yet misfired on me, made very very durable and portable for battery portability (the battery changes in like 3 seconds, all connections capped for dust, etc). Made in Germany.

It's a great system for a photographer that travels frequently. The drawbacks? Price (it's a $2000 pack and basic head system), supply far outstrips demand right now and so additional/replacement equipment is often a special order or backorder (you might need to wait a month or two to replace a head or flashtube), and the ringflash is a little on the heavy side.
 
 
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