New flash\strobe kit?

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    looks like a great deal.. but remember you get what you pay for. so while i know very little about flash studio set ups i'm thinking this looks awfully cheap
     
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    That's because the lights are 250 watts each. I thought more powerful ones are like 1k watts?
     
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    It all looks very cheap. Keep in mind, you'll want a strobe that you can change the flash head on too. Some aren't user changeable. These don't say.

    You're better off going with a reputable brand like Elinchrom, Paul Buff, or Calumet. They may cost more, but there will likely be less frustration in the long run.
     
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    it looks super cheap and not worth it

    I'll put it this way. they tell the guide number which can be subjective but is a good place to start in comparing flashes as it tells the capabilities/efficiency a flash has. the higher the GN the more light you get.

    a guide # of 48 is half that of a Nikon Sb-600 flash, which has 98. My Alien Bee 800s (320 watt seconds) have a GN of 178. Doing the math it would take 6 of these lights to equal two ABs or 4 sb-600s. notice how I can get 3.6 times the usable light for only 50% more power used as well. if you buy nikon speedlights you have something portable. Sure, I paid twice as much for them but in terms of electrical use in the long run it will be worth it as I can use them at 1/10th power at f8 in my small studio.
     
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