Start up lights for studio, family and portraits shots.

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  1. tfugle

    tfugle TPF Noob!

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    Hi, about to buy my first lights. Wondering if ive chosen the right ones. Thinking of buying Godox V1 and Godox AD200pro. Then build from there. Would that be a nice start or should i choose something else?


     
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    zombiesniper Furtographer Extraordinaire! Supporting Member

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    The Godox line are quite nice.

    Is there a reason you are going with two different battery powered lights?
     
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    tfugle TPF Noob!

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    Was thinking it would be nice to start with one on camera flash and 1 off. Didint think about the batteries to be honest. But im very open to sugestions
     
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    zombiesniper Furtographer Extraordinaire! Supporting Member

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    I would suggest sticking with the same type of light. This way you only have to worry about one set of menus/setting to learn. A flash can work both on and off camera is where I would start.
     
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    tfugle TPF Noob!

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    So rather 2 ad200? Also saw the godox rx 400ii . Would that be better?
     
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    So if you wish to do on and off camera flash, I would suggest a simple Good TT600 or two. They're inexpensive and have all of the features you would require. Paired with the Good X1 remote you would have everything you need to start.

    As you gain experience you'll know what type of flash would work for you.
     
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    JBPhotog No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    More importantly, what's your budget? Flashpoint is the same as Godox but the Flashpoint R2 Mark II Trigger offers some nice additions over the Godox Pro trigger.

    Flashpoint Zoom Li-On X R2 TTL is $259.00 x 2 = $518.00
    Flashpoint eVOLV 200Pro TTL is $349.00 x 2 = $698.00
    Flashpoint XPLOR 400 Pro TTL is 649.00 x 2 = $1,298.00
     
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    I would let my budget determine what I could buy.
     
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    Solarflare No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Uh, I wouldnt get a cheaper model than 1-2 TT685<some character, depends upon the system> and the X-Pro<some character> trigger

    The TT600<some character> doesnt do TTL (through the lens, i.e. automatic metering of the flash). Now you can scoff at TTL and claim its unneeded luxury, but yeah, I would want to have that.

    Compared to for example original Nikon flashes, this stuff is riddiculously cheap anyway.
     
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    Agree, for someone wanting to learn TTL the 685 would be a better choice.
     
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    Braineack Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Flashpoint Studio 300 R2 - Bowens Mount is $109 x 2 = $218
    Flashpoint Studio 400 R2 - Bowens Mount is $139 x 2 = $278
     
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    Battery-powered costs more, but it gives freedom.
     
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