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Cheap off camera flash light set up info
« on: 13 February 2011, 18:37 »
Decided to spend the money I got for my old Mac on some lighting kit:

2 x Flash/Brolly brackets http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170438549281&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT

2 x Gel sets http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230566108012&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT

1 x Flash gun http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=330516379087&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT

1 x Shoot through brolly http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260730411567&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT

1 x 2 in 1 Brolly http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260730411574&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT

2 x Light Stands http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170467992215&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT

1 x Trigger and 2 x receivers (My old ones are broken) http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150552780445&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT

Should all arrive during the week this week so I'll get shooting with it all at the weekend!

Also my brother gave me a Hellios 44-2 lens and adapter for my birthday which is a cool little 58mm f2 manual focus lens built in the USSR.


Nick


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Re: Just spent £180 on lighting kit. Gulp!
« Reply #1 on: 13 February 2011, 19:50 »
lot of gear from the money!!

look forward to seeing the results :afro:

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Re: Just spent £180 on lighting kit. Gulp!
« Reply #2 on: 13 February 2011, 21:01 »
Nice one! Can't wait to see the results.

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Re: Just spent £180 on lighting kit. Gulp!
« Reply #3 on: 13 February 2011, 21:30 »
It's a set up recommended by this guy: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ricknunn/

On his blog he did a comparison of this lot @ £180 vs the semi pros stuff @£600+ and he reckoned that while the more expensive stuff was better it wasn't £400 better.

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Re: Just spent £180 on lighting kit. Gulp!
« Reply #4 on: 13 February 2011, 21:54 »
It's a set up recommended by this guy: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ricknunn/

On his blog he did a comparison of this lot @ £180 vs the semi pros stuff @£600+ and he reckoned that while the more expensive stuff was better it wasn't £400 better.

nick

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by Rick Nunn, on Flickr

end of the day, the only real difference is going to be in the stands and triggers e.g. a manfrotto stand will cost you probably twice as much but it will be more stable / able to take more weight as you're using strobes and brollies doesn't matter, pocket wizzards have a faster sync but shouldn't matter so sometimes the extra £££ isn't worth it.

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Re: Just spent £180 on lighting kit. Gulp!
« Reply #5 on: 13 February 2011, 21:56 »
Ha ha I thought that when I saw that shot as well.

Fast sync is the only thing I would love but the PW's are the most expensive bit of the expensive stuff! Maybe one day.

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Re: Just spent £180 on lighting kit. Gulp!
« Reply #6 on: 15 February 2011, 13:49 »
Triggers and Brollies arrived today. Whoop!

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Re: Just spent £180 on lighting kit. Gulp!
« Reply #7 on: 15 February 2011, 15:24 »
Triggers and Brollies arrived today. Whoop!

nick

score :afro:

when you expecting the rest?

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Re: Just spent £180 on lighting kit. Gulp!
« Reply #8 on: 15 February 2011, 19:17 »
Next couple of days hopefully.

Just had a play with the triggers and they are so much better than the cactus ones I had before. Love the fact you can even use them with the supplied cable to get one camera to trigger another and flashes. You could therefore set up say 3 strobes and 2 cameras all to shoot the same subject at the same time lit from 3 directions and shot from 2!

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Re: Just spent £180 on lighting kit. Gulp!
« Reply #9 on: 15 February 2011, 20:21 »
Further impressed, they sync up to 1/200th perfectly and 1/250th with only a tiny bit of banding that could be easily shopped out if planned for in the shot. Much better than the old cactus ones which would struggle over 1/125th.

nick