looking at photofloods

Discussion in 'Photography Equipment & Products' started by cameramike, Dec 16, 2007.

  1. cameramike

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    Okay, I'm wondering what the disadvantages to photofloods for portraits would be? I realize they would produce more heat then strobes but as far as the picture its self goes. They seem to be a good amount cheaper so I'm wondering what the cons are?
     
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    They're not as bright most of the time. Unless you invest in some beefy ones.
     
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    i was looking at a kit that was rated at 1500watts (three reflectors with 500 watt bulbs each) but i'd imagine it wouldn't be difficult to up the bulbs?
     
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    You do have to keep in mind that you can't just stick any bulb into any socket. This is not Red Green..lol
     
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    yea i know they have to be photo floods. But i'm saying would 1500watts not be enough for basic portraits?
     

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