Light Tent Lamps and Stands?

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  1. zigon

    zigon TPF Noob!

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    Hi

    I am using a 120cm light tent and would like advice on good quality continues lighting to use/buy. I will mainly be shooting handbags (leather and synthetic materials).

    I am located in the UK so products available over there would be a lot more use :)

    Could anyone recommend any good Lamps + Stand sets and where to get them for the best price. If not could you recommend a better place to ask this question

    Cheers in Advance
     
  2. Christie Photo

    Christie Photo No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Smith-Victor is an old source, but I sure any will work fine.

    I've never worked with fluorescent lamps, but (in this age of digital) the low heat sounds good to me.

    -Pete
     
  3. PHILLIP MAC

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    If I were you and you want a good cheap soloution the new energy saving buld sold I think by phillips has a power of 80w equivelent to something around 200 , 3 or four of these a roll of tracing paper and some light stands, this technique worked for most of top London still life photographers until the late sixties, except our bulbs were a little hotter!!
    Oh and forget the light tent it really is a cop out, Read books on good still life lighting techniques before doing anything
    , i hope this helps
     
  4. Don Kondra

    Don Kondra Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    The light tent is NOT a cop out but the results with a backdrop and a couple of reflectors will be more vibrant.

    The new CF bulbs are great for product but be sure to look for 5500k temp. Alzo Digital is a great source, not sure about the shipping to you though...

    Cheers, Don
     

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