Here is a lighting kit I bought on Ebay for $70 and 14% off thanks to live.com cashback. I don't know much about lighting equipment as this is my first set up, but the stands feel pretty sturdy. The plastic on them is a bit cheap though. I was worried I'd get umbrellas that did not collapse, but these do and they are a decent size too. I thought most mounts should have the umbrella hole angled a bit to have the flash aim at the center, but this one appears to run parallel to the shoe mount, and is quite a bit bigger than the umbrella pole is. I haven't received my flash yet, but this kit seems to be of good value for anyone trying to set up a light kit on a budget. The best part is that it should be very portable which is the key thing for me. Anyways, just wanted to throw this out there for people looking for cheap options to do some strobist work. Hopefully I'll have some shots using them soon. ps. This was purchased from the seller: discountbulbs, and they were quite fast with the shipping.