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Old January 8th, 2007, 01:37 PM
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Would a SB800 and a couple of SB600's be adequate studio lighting?

I am curious because of them being so portable to take on location as well as to use in the studio.
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Old January 10th, 2007, 07:30 AM
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It depends on what you mean by adequate. Will it get the job done? Yes, I have seen some good shots wiht flashes and umbrellas. I would think you can get an alien bees setup for the same price if not less expensive. At least then you have something to expand with. JMO
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Old January 15th, 2007, 01:42 AM
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You can get the Alien bee 400's cheaper than the Sb-600 . I have both. And the Sb-600 cant compare to the alien bees.

However i do use my Sb-600 with my alien bees. I use a radio transmitter to trigger y sb-600 and the two alien bees go off when it senses the flash from the sb600, i get 3 lights, it works great, hasn;t failed me yet!!
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Old January 15th, 2007, 02:26 AM
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The Bee's cannot be very portable though right? I was thinking of using a couple of SB600's with for receptions and indoor events.
And then also have them for in the studio. I canot afford both.
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Old January 15th, 2007, 02:39 AM
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By the soudns of it, for your needs, you want something Portable and small. I think a coulbe of speedlights, with some sort of wireless triggering system wether it be IR or Radio would suit your needs very well. There small, and very portable. Only problem you might run into is using lots of batteries up?

If you check out this link, ALl these promo shots were taken using just a single Sb-600 with a difuser.

http://www.gjohnstone.com/gallery/2349010

I hope this helps.



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Old January 15th, 2007, 08:16 AM
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definately go with rechargable batteries....I heard the MAHA 2700's are great....I am thinking of getting some of them.
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