Umbrella Lighting Kit question….

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  1. tjones8611

    tjones8611 TPF Noob!

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    Im looking to expand and start learning more about lighting. Im considering an inexpensive umbrella lighting system
    Can anyone provide any recommendations? Budget is under $100.

    It will be used with the Canon Xs
     
  2. Village Idiot

    Village Idiot No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    You're going to be hard pressed for that price. Here's a kit break down with some of the cheapest parts from B&H.

    Light stand - $20
    Umbrella adapter with cold shoe - $15
    43" shoot through umbrella - $20

    That's just for an umbrella, stand, and bracket. $55. That leaves you $45 to purchase a flash and a way to trigger it. Bump your budget to about $175.

    Vivitar 285HV's - $90ish
    Cactus triggers - $30

    If you go used, you can find cheaper, but you may have to purchase additional components to trigger. I saw a used 540EZ for $60, but you'd need a $15 hot shoe adapter for the flash to use triggers with it.
     
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    Weaving Wax TPF Noob!

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    B&H does offer kits for like $200+. Also Alien Bee's starts around $200+ as well.....
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    The Beginner Bee Kit - $360:

    (1) 800 w/s light, (1) 10' light stand, (1) 48" umbrella, (1) single light carry bag.
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    Calumet Genesis 200 kit - $300:




    Includes:
    Imo, one of the the best lighting deals around Calumet Genesis 400 kit - $470 (on sale, $150 off):




    Includes:
     
  5. kundalini

    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Unless you're making a point (and I do not disagree), that's a far cry from the stated $100 budget. :meh:




    So, I guess the point to the OP is to pull up yer bootstraps.
     

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