Posted 08 November 2008 - 06:29 PM
I was looking for some used lights in the classified section, but I didn't get many responses. Can someone give me there recommendation on the following kits?
Briefly, I'm doing most all of my shooting with two people, that's the "crew" me and another person
I'm shooting primarily s16 black and white.
I will only have access to standard (usa) house outlets.
transportation provided by Toyota
For doing short films, interviews, etc.
I'm relatively new to shooting 16mm film so I don't want to bite off more that I can chew.
Mainly I'm looking for a good light VALUE given my experience level and finances.
I think I've covered most of it.
Lowell to go
Lowell 3 light
Lowell DP 3 light
I currently have 4 500 watt work lights I can use for light away from my subjects.
Thanks in advance,
Posted 08 November 2008 - 06:40 PM
I went with the D-4 and find it very nice all around. I'd then pad that out with some loose used 1Ks and 2Ks on the cheap off of ebay or form BH's used store. They can be had for under $100/head sometimes. (I paid $150 each for my 2K fresnel heads and then another $100 for stands).
Posted 09 November 2008 - 01:14 AM
I'm with Adrian and the ebay idea, especially if you're tight on funds. Some of the lesser known professional brands like Strand, Ianiro, Colortran and Bardwell McAlister among others can be amazing bargains if you shop on ebay a little. Also, the professional workhorse Mole Richardson units sometimes come up at great prices. Check out www.mole.com to take a look at the different lighting types available. I suspect you would be able to put together a great lighting kit for a half to a third of the 3 light Lowell kit. You might not get a case though.