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Old December 28th, 2005, 06:00 PM
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Studio Strobes or Continuous Lighting?

Hello all, for the past 6 or 7 years I've been using an older Novatron lighting kit in my studio. They do a great job but allow very little for varible lighting changes. They are almost full power all the time. I am in the market for a new lighting setup for my studio now. My cash is tight and I would like to get at least 3 strobes that would allow me to adjust the F-Stop on each unit as needed. Do you have any suggestions or would you suggest me going with a continuous lighting kit? I use a new Canon DSLR along with Photoshop CS2...you see where all my money went. Any help, suggestions, tips, etc. would be greatly appreciated!!! My site is www.mwephoto.com if you'd like to see some of my work. My e-mail is mwephoto@yahoo.com Thanks, Jereme
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Old December 29th, 2005, 06:53 PM
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Studio Strobes or Continuous Lighting?

I am also looking at a lighting kit and I think I will go with strobes because continuous light does not remain the same the whole way threw, after a couple of hours of use on the light bulbs the light changes, where strobes remain pretty much the same because they are not on long enought to heat up and weaken the bulb, they fire and thats it, they cool down, just my idea but something to consider.
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Old December 29th, 2005, 08:37 PM
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The only real problem with continuous lighting is the heat problem. Proper photofloods do not chandge color or temp. I would really look at an Alien Bees setup. This is waht I did when my old novatrons started giving me trouble
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Old December 29th, 2005, 08:43 PM
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I would also recommend Alien Bees.

They are a quality strobe and are reasonably priced. We used them in my studio and i am more than happy with them.
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Old December 30th, 2005, 07:07 PM
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I haven't used continous lighting yet, but White Lighting strobes work very well, each can be adjusted independently of eachother, and your modeling lights can be set in proportion to your flash power if you choose. They make a nice kit.
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Old January 8th, 2006, 10:45 PM
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I would also recommend Alien Bees.

They are a quality strobe and are reasonably priced. We used them in my studio and i am more than happy with them.
i love my bees... i use 2 b800s with softboxes... i also use two cheap ebay slave strobes to wash out high key backrounds... i would go with the bees if your looking to save money and get kickin lights... just my opinion though good luck
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Old January 17th, 2006, 12:47 PM
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I'm another Bee owner who thinks they are a good deal. I like their versatility and relatively low price.
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Old May 15th, 2006, 03:33 PM
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There are continous light system on the market that elminate the color temperature fluctuation. People started to get excellent results with continuous cool lights which explains Wescott's spider lights similarily modeled after XPRO V401 continuous cool lights.

Check out our product or feel free to contact us if you have questions with continuous lights. www.xprogear.com
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Old May 16th, 2006, 08:43 AM
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alien bees is what i use, not only are they a good light but you can choose what color they come in!
whitelighting is the same company and just their higher end. i have been pleased with them. about $300 a light.
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Old May 16th, 2006, 09:17 AM
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I've searched the internet for the same reason, I need to buy studio/locations strobes. The Alien Bees will be my choice. Cost plus many recommendations. I believe that I read that the same people that build the White Lightning strobes also build the Alien Bees.
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