Strobs/Flash

Discussion in 'Photography Equipment & Products' started by Lil Bob, May 28, 2009.

  1. Lil Bob

    Lil Bob TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2008
    Messages:
    22
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hey,

    Has anybody on here ever used this kit? Strobist Starving Student SC3 Lighting Kit
    If so could you tell me how you liked it, is durable(sp)?
    Oh also does this kit come with everything i will need?

    I am shooting with a Canon Rebel XTi..

    Thanks,

    Bobby
     
  2. johnbergsing

    johnbergsing TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 2, 2009
    Messages:
    64
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Alabama
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I don't have this particular kit but I do own a few of their kits. Mine came with the Vivitar 285HVs and thus have no experience with the new flash. (Honestly, I wish I could trade my 285s for this new manual flash...) I have recommended their kits in the past and continue to do so. Go for it!
     
  3. Midwest Photo Exchange is pretty well respected, as are their kits. It seems like a fair price - it's not Unbelievable!, but I guess that's because it's honest.

    I have no experience with that flash, but if it's manually controllable (and has some zoom capability) then you should be good to go.
     
  4. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2003
    Messages:
    33,822
    Likes Received:
    1,811
    Location:
    Edmonton
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I don't have first hand experience with that stuff either...but word on the street is that it's certainly adequate and should have everything to get you started.
     
  5. CxThree

    CxThree TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2009
    Messages:
    505
    Likes Received:
    1
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    It looks like a great strobist set. I'd say go for it.
     
  6. Lil Bob

    Lil Bob TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2008
    Messages:
    22
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks for all the input guys/gals.... Does this kit from the same place look like a better deal?

    Strobist Pro PT1 Lighting Kit

    Thanks again,

    Bobby
     
  7. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2003
    Messages:
    33,822
    Likes Received:
    1,811
    Location:
    Edmonton
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    The big difference is the type/brand of radio trigger system. The student version uses a cheap Cactus trigger and the pro version uses pocket wizards.

    If you search the forum, there are plenty of discussions about the different flash trigger options.
     
  8. Sherman Banks

    Sherman Banks TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2009
    Messages:
    871
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Rain City
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    If you're on a budget, I built a 2 flash setup that was way less than the first one. I didn't get all of the stuff in one place, but it saved me some $$$.

    Here's what I got and where I got it:
    2 Vivitar 285hv's from Adorama @ $89 a piece
    2 Umbrellas, stands and mounts from ebay (seller discountbulbs) @ $60
    1 Cactus V4 receiver and 4 transmitters from Gadget Infinity @ $120

    I had also purchased a Nikon SB600 to work with my Nikon body, but was bought used at $175 and I plan on buying another Vivitar as my 4th.

    Midwest Photo was my first option, but I figured I could get more bang for my buck if I just did the work and pieced it out. The second kit you listed looks nice, especially with Pocket Wizards, but of course comes at a price.
     

Share This Page