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awazir
Date Posted: Nov/05/2010 3:24 PM
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Reletively new to Photography. I have a D300 and need recommendations on Studio lighting for portraits ETC. I bought a couple of umbrella lights (video lights...stay on all the time...not the flash) but not happy with the results.
My Equipment:

D300 w/ tripod... 80mm 1.4 for Portraits.... 18-200mm for general photography
SB800 Flash
backdrops and stand
umbrella lights w/ stands

Can someone recommend a studio lighting kit.... want to keep it on the economical side at this time.
Thanks in advance.

Andy


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swanseamale47
Date Posted: Nov/05/2010 4:09 PM
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I think the d300 will fire your sb800 off camera, what about another flash (sb900?) and a few stands??

 Message edited by: swanseamale47 on 11/05/2010 16:09:49

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chance
Date Posted: Nov/06/2010 8:33 PM
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Even some slaves with your sb800 off cam. I think it will trigger slaves. Thats prob going to be your cheapest route

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awazir
Date Posted: Nov/07/2010 12:33 PM
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Thanks for the responses. I am working to get my SB 800 working off camera. Should not be too hard.

Meanwhile, can anyone recommend some slaves? I was looking at a monolight kit like this one
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/402654-REG/Impact_EX100A_2KI_Two_Monolight_Kit.html...will these work as slaves?


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swanseamale47
Date Posted: Nov/07/2010 12:54 PM
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Most studio lights do have a built in slave, but not all, it doesn't mention it in the (limited) info, I'd email the company concerned and check (then you have it in writing) I'd also look at the prices of other set-ups, you might be better off buying a well known make even if it costs a bit more.

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kendrikwiley
Date Posted: Apr/11/2013 1:52 AM
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Floodlight is first thing that should be set up. But the main question is that where to place it. It will totally depends on the effects on which you are looking. But basically it is kept upto 45 degrees.

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Let George Do It
Date Posted: Oct/29/2013 10:36 PM
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Andy; I fully understand keeping it on the economical side, but what you consider economical might not be in the same range as some other photographers.
If you want a really great "set" you should take a look at Calumet Travelites.
2 750WS monolights
1 350WS moonlight
1 36" white/silver umbrella
1 24" softbox
3 light stands
1 snoot
1 5" reflector
1 10" reflector
1 Transceiver
carrying case.
All the lights have slave triggers and are actuated by the transceiver
This is an excellent kit, I have been using mine for about 7 years with no problems.
I am not up on prices.

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Paulvieth
Date Posted: Jul/04/2014 6:16 AM
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Arri is the best brand for studio LED lights....

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