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#1 Adam Paul

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Posted 15 May 2006 - 04:05 AM

Somebody wants to sell a light kit with 5 Fresnel lights (2 used 2000W, 2 brand new 1000w and 1 brand new 650W) complete with barndoors and screens, plus 8 stands(2 of them are wind up stands for the heavy used 2000w Fresnels). He's asking $1200. Is it a good deal or can I find a better brand new kit out there?
Also, is it a good starting kit for HD? How flexible is it? Thanks.
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#2 Matt Sandstrom

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Posted 15 May 2006 - 06:42 AM

sounds like a good deal and a good kit. i say go. remember that you need lots of grip stuff to control your light. ideally a bunch of c-stands, clamps, flags, scrims, frames and so on. and now that i think about it i'd rather have open face 2k's than fresnels. my main reason for using 2k's is to get plenty of light and those are more efficient.

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#3 Adam Paul

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Posted 15 May 2006 - 07:49 AM

Thanks Mattias. 2 of the stands in the kit are C stands by the way.
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#4 Chad Stockfleth

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Posted 15 May 2006 - 09:13 AM

Sounds like a decent starter kit to me. Make sure and buy white cards and gels!

Cheers!
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#5 Walter Graff

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Posted 21 May 2006 - 01:27 AM

I think it is a good deal!
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#6 Adam Paul

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Posted 21 May 2006 - 07:18 AM

I guess I did the right thing then, cause I went ahead and got it. To have fresnels for the first time is really useful. Thanks for all replies.
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