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#1 Natalie Saito

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 08:49 PM

what are some good deals on light kits? which is a good starter kit, something for portable field work, (3 or 4 650-watt tungsten) for photographers/cinematographers students? At camera stores..it's so expensive..if you include the stands/barnies/scrims. I've been wanting to have my own little kit. thanks! -Natalie
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#2 Walter Graff

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 11:00 PM

Lowel DV kits are nice. Try a search under such at BHphoto.com
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#3 Micah Kovacs

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 11:32 PM

I wasted my money once on a photoflood lighting kit so I'll suggest that you don't do what I did. I'm not saying that Smith-Victor makes a bad product, it's just that their lights are so uncontrollable.

I now use a lowel dv creator 44 kit and I love it to death. It was inexpensive compared to most other kits and it is such a versatile set of lights. It's tailored to interview/3-point lighting but it's still versatile. So I also recommend lowel.
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#4 Evan Phan

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 04:43 PM

The Lowel Kits are great. We use them all the time so I'll third that suggestion.


A lot of the kits are packed to the brim with extra stuff like Flexi-shaft Flags, reflectors, and umbrellas, etc for an affordable price. They have different kit combinations for everything you'd need.

Edited by Evan Phan, 26 February 2007 - 04:44 PM.

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#5 Scott Bullock

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 05:47 PM

Arri makes some good, portable light kits also. Like Lowel, there are many different styles, sizes, and price ranges. Check around online; I've seen kits vary widely in price range so it's worth your time to spend some time looking. Ebay can be a good source, and B+H Photo is fairly priced in my experience.
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#6 Xavier Plaza

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 11:22 PM

Hi Natalie,

Probably Lowel kits are the more close to what you need there are not too expensive... Arri kits are more expensives but there are more "pro & accurate" i suggets search in boths web sites for more details and compare, hope helps


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