Once you’ve used good light modifiers and lights, it’s hard to go back to anything else. This is a nice setup for the beginner / hobbyist photographer who wants high end quality light at a low end price. Indoors in almost all home studios the 400W/s lights included here are going to be PLENTY of power (in fact, you’ll probably rarely run them at anything greater than 50% power and still be able to pull off f/9+ @ ISO 100 with a decent lens).
I don’t personally own these and I have not tested them, but I’ve seen work from friends who have used them and I’ve been quite impressed. My lighting setup is all Elinchrom based and after using I couldn’t go back to cheap Alien Bees lights (except maybe the Einstein's) and there’s NO WAY I could live without my Elinchrom light modifiers. I always poo poo’d those who said that lighting modifiers from one brand to the next didn’t matter – until I had a chance to use the good stuff. It DOES matter – big time!
In fact, it allows you to grow into using my favorite light modifier of all time – the 39” “Deep Throat”:
This isn’t an official review or firsthand testimonial, but instead it’s just food for thought that I think beginners who are considering cheapo alternatives should consider. This gets your foot into the door of a first class lighting system for much less than you’d spend for a pair of 600EX-RT or SB-910 flashes! They can also be a good portable system for Elinchrom users who want to leave their high-end lights at home, but still use the good lighting modifiers (which is really the most critical element of your light setup).
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