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Studio lightning kid


I would greatly appreciate any advice on studio lightning kids for products and portraits. I cannot find anything in my country, so I will be going to London to buy one. My budget is very tight but I do want something in good quality and very reliable specially because I will bring it to Morocco.

- what brand or what kid can you recommend?

- what do you thing of this offer http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/960W-Photography-Lighting-Studio-Flash-Strobe Light_W0QQitemZ400158248675QQcategoryZ3860QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp4340.m263QQ_trkparmsZalgo%3DSIC%26its%3DI%26itu%3DMRU-625%252BUCI%252BIA%252BUA%252BFICS%252BUFI%26otn%3D5%26pmod%3D290443173406%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D5343696490409831281#ht_3950wt_913


- what do I have look out for?

- where in London can I find it? Any advice of shops?

Any advice is welcome! Thank you very much in advance.

Canon 50mm f1.4...
Posted: 10/09/2010, 09:21:50 AM
Bidding has ended for that item. Is it the same as this one?


It's a generic set and who knows what the quality is like. But looking at all you get in it, for that price you can't really go wrong. Two softboxes, snoot, barn door, 3 umbrellas, transmitter and 3 receivers, 4 sync cables, 4 light stands... Even if you buy this to start off then upgrade the strobes themselves to something more reputable, all these accessories will save you a fortune! Well... hoping they're all generic fit, but even if the softboxes, snoot, barn door, etc. don't fit anything else, the umbrellas, transmitter, receivers, sync cables, light stands, etc. will fit any lighting system you get.
f/2.8-3.5 SWD | Zuiko 14-54mm f/2.8-3.5 | Vivitar 100mm f/2.8 Macro |...
Edited: 10/09/2010, 10:07:30 AM

I own a 30-year old Speedtron 1200W system with 3 stands, 3 umbrellas and assorted items. It still works great and one like it on the web would probably be cheap. I've found Speedtron products are reliable.
Canon bodies and lenses.
Posted: 10/09/2010, 10:59:50 AM
Sorry. Make that Speedotron D1204 system.
Canon bodies and lenses.
Posted: 10/09/2010, 11:11:00 AM
Jessops is a high street photographry retailer that might sell this sort of thing - you should check their stock out online. If you're coming to London they have several shops in central London.
Posted: 10/10/2010, 02:54:24 AM