Cheap umbrella

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  1. s3rocks

    s3rocks TPF Noob!

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    Hey, anyone has some experience with this?
     
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    RacePhoto TPF Noob!

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    Nope, but you can walk into Blacks/Wolf/Ritz and get a 45" white, convertible umbrella (black back comes off and you can use it as a shoot through) for $32.99.

    If needed. Holder/adapter/clamp is $19.99 which mounts to light stand, tripod or just about anything. (not a cymbal stand)

    $53 total.
     
  3. JerryPH

    JerryPH No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Did you read the reviews of it?

    Many people received broken merchandise and had issues. For that price, I would definately go to a KNOWN GOOD vendor and pay a few dollars more to get better quality products.

    In lighting, it is important to invest in the very best that you can becuase 90% of the time, your lighting setup outlives several cameras.

    I prefer flash lighting over fulltime on lighting for better quality results. My setup has both, but after a few times playing with it, the constant on lighting was turned off and I stick to the strobes only.

    You can likely get MUCH better results and more portability if you simply get yourself a couple of cheap Sunpack or Vivitar flashes and attach them to a couple of umbrellas. On top of being better quality, you can also take them and use them in places that you do not need a power outlet.

    Also, this kit seems so small and underpowered, that I doubt you can get good results in a size that would accomodate more than 1-2 people max.
     
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    solrac8126 TPF Noob!

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    i saw that one too hehe

    since i also want to purchase a "lightning kit" i found this one on ebay
    Item # 290185120777

    and is for sale on amazon too

    actually the don't have that bad feedback i don't know if that brand is a "name brand" but for all it has for the price i don't know if can be that bad...

    if i had the money i'll probably go with a profoto hehe:mrgreen:


    this is it
     
  5. s3rocks

    s3rocks TPF Noob!

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    that SP3500 kit look nice , and the price too
    what do you think JerryPH?
     

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