What is the best Lighting & Studio Equipment

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  1. pacolo

    pacolo TPF Noob!

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    Hi Everyone,

    I was wondering what is the best Photography Lighting & Studio Equipment in the market because I have no idea about what are the best brands in the market. Please give me tips, thank you. Waiting for your reply !!!! :confused:;):thumbup:
     
  2. D.MoralesPhoto

    D.MoralesPhoto TPF Noob!

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    I can't really answer your question, but let me say:

    I think you'll need to be more specific on what you're actually going to use your setup for.

    You'd need to provide a budget.

    You'd need to use the search function on the forums and see what's been said in the past.



    Oh, and those aren't necessarily in order...in fact, the last one first...then come back and ask? Like I say, I can't answer your question, because I don't know myself, but I'm pretty sure doing the things I listed above will net you some better responses than just a very, VERY large open ended question!

    Good luck.
     
  3. Village Idiot

    Village Idiot No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Best? IMO, Profoto.
     
  4. KmH

    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    As mentioned you need to be a lot more specific, "Lighting and Studio Equipment" encompasses a lot of stuff:
    • Lighting (main, hair, kicker, rim, background)
    • light stands
    • booms
    • light modifiers/controllers (umbrellas, softboxes, scrims, diffusers, barndoors, snoots, flags, beauty dishes, reflectors etc.)
    • backdrops (seamless, muslin, canvas, vinyl, cyclorama)
    • sets (purchased or self made)
    • shooting aids (stools, posing tables, apple boxes, etc)
    • camera supports (tripods, stands, monopods)
    • and all the grip that goes with it (super clamps, Justin clamps, Lowell clamps, magic arms, gaffers tape, cinefoil, gels, gobos, the list is almost endless)
    Profoto
    Hensel
    Manfrotto
    Bogen
    Matthews
    Chimera
    Giottos
    Westcott
    Rosco
    Savage
    Broncolor
    Elinchrom
    Lowell
    Marathon
    Lastolight
    Photek
    Pro Cyc
    Arri
    Photogenic
    Plume
    Avenger
    Kirk
    RRS
    Bowens
    Kenny's

    There's a list you can start with. That's just off the top of my head though so I'm sure I left some out.

    Just google all that, and you'll discover what is the best stuff for each need. :thumbup: Let us know how you make out. ;)
     

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