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Re: Studio light for model and products
« Reply #15 on: December 22, 2013, 11:50:38 PM »
Bowens stuff out of the UK will work great, and their kits aren't too expensive.
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Re: Studio light for model and products
« Reply #16 on: December 23, 2013, 04:27:35 AM »
Thank you all for the replies!

Bowens was a serious contender, but the less expensive kits/lights don't have fan controlled systems, and due to the heavy short workload, I don't want to risk it.

Our budget btw, sry should have mentioned this earlier, is around 1000 euros, so about 1200 dollars.
But I still don't really know if a 400w/s with 200w/s set would be enough for full body shots. I can't find a good source on the net with good info about the watt/how much space it can light-ratio.

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Re: Studio light for model and products
« Reply #17 on: December 23, 2013, 01:13:41 PM »
Thank you all for the replies!

Bowens was a serious contender, but the less expensive kits/lights don't have fan controlled systems, and due to the heavy short workload, I don't want to risk it.

Our budget btw, sry should have mentioned this earlier, is around 1000 euros, so about 1200 dollars.
But I still don't really know if a 400w/s with 200w/s set would be enough for full body shots. I can't find a good source on the net with good info about the watt/how much space it can light-ratio.

Paul Buff website (under each light, specifications tab, there is a bit titled 'expected measurement output') has the kind of output you can expect from various light/modifier combinations at different distances. w/s vs. output is going to be different from manufacturer to manufacturer I think. Not sure how to find expected output of different lights.

Sounds like, for your budget and everything, that a couple of the AB1600s are a good candidate with enough budget left over for modifiers, etc. The PB soft silver PLM with diffusion sock on will give you a HUGE soft light source. Fotodiox make a 12x80" strip with grid that may be useful to you as well (though be advised it is a bit of a pain to put together so not great for portable setup).

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Re: Studio light for model and products
« Reply #18 on: December 23, 2013, 01:36:45 PM »
Since you can't get buff stuff, I'd get the elinchrome kit because of there rotalux softboxes.  Then again the profoto mods are one of the best avaliable. I'd probably buy the profoto D1 kit with some softboxes.
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Re: Studio light for model and products
« Reply #19 on: December 23, 2013, 03:52:45 PM »
Since you can't get buff stuff, I'd get the elinchrome kit because of there rotalux softboxes.  Then again the profoto mods are one of the best avaliable. I'd probably buy the profoto D1 kit with some softboxes.

D1 kit is unfortunately out of his $1200 budget, but he could easily get a pair of Profoto Compact 600R's with built in pocket wizards for that price.

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Re: Studio light for model and products
« Reply #20 on: December 27, 2013, 07:58:28 AM »
I think our mind is set on the Elichrome's. It comes out great in several reviews.
Was wondering tho, how large of softbox is recommended for full body work? The larges softbox the Elichrome store has in the Netherlands is a 50x130 cms (1.6f x 4.26ft). I doubting this will be large enough. Does anyone have any good recommendations on other, larger softboxes?

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Re: Studio light for model and products
« Reply #21 on: December 27, 2013, 10:40:23 AM »
I think our mind is set on the Elichrome's. It comes out great in several reviews.
Was wondering tho, how large of softbox is recommended for full body work? The larges softbox the Elichrome store has in the Netherlands is a 50x130 cms (1.6f x 4.26ft). I doubting this will be large enough. Does anyone have any good recommendations on other, larger softboxes?

If you can spring the money, I would die for a large Elinchrom Octabank, but here in Norway it will set you back around 1100 USD or Euros.
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Re: Studio light for model and products
« Reply #22 on: December 27, 2013, 11:57:00 AM »
I think our mind is set on the Elichrome's. It comes out great in several reviews.
Was wondering tho, how large of softbox is recommended for full body work? The larges softbox the Elichrome store has in the Netherlands is a 50x130 cms (1.6f x 4.26ft). I doubting this will be large enough. Does anyone have any good recommendations on other, larger softboxes?

If you can get the soft box close that size should be all right. I use a 46" and 60" Octobox and it's fantastic. Like I mentioned earlier that the mods is what's most important and expensive... I'd love a deep octo from them btw.
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Re: Studio light for model and products
« Reply #23 on: December 27, 2013, 12:42:23 PM »
I think our mind is set on the Elichrome's. It comes out great in several reviews.
Was wondering tho, how large of softbox is recommended for full body work? The larges softbox the Elichrome store has in the Netherlands is a 50x130 cms (1.6f x 4.26ft). I doubting this will be large enough. Does anyone have any good recommendations on other, larger softboxes?

If you don't need to control light directionality, you can use a Westcott 7' silver umbrella with the diffusion sock on front. It'll give you a huge soft light source. Don't know what you'd pay over there, but here the umbrella is $99 USD at B&H, and the sock is about $30 USD.

If you do need directionality, I've had very good success with the Fotodiox soft boxes. They have big Octa softboxes, and they have 12"x56" and 12"x80" strip boxes. Grids are available for either, and they tend to come in a variety of mounts. The strip boxes are a bit of a pain to put together, but it sounds like you won't need to break it down and reassemble it after every use.

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Re: Studio light for model and products
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