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    A picture is a present you give yourself shootme's Avatar
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    Melbourne, Australia

    Lighting Systems Buy Decision

    Hi and thanks for taking the time to try and help me decide.

    I am looking to buy a portable lighting system to try and expand my photography possibilities. I have used from a friend in the past the Elinchrom Quadra Ranger set, which I found very useful, versatile, lightweight and easy to manage.

    However I was recently introduced to Bowens Gemini R set 500Ws.
    Though a bit more bulky than Elinchrom it has the added advantage of being wireless controlled so no need for leads and it can also use direct power source besides battery, hence useful in a studio. This is the one I am thinking of buying.

    To complicate matters I have also come across Alienbees - and Broncolor - which a quite a bit more price though higher Wattage.

    What to do, I'll spend US$ 2,000 - $3,000 (Australian $) equivalent.

    Does anyone have any advice for me. I'm using the system for when I travel so outdoor and also in my little home studio. As for speed I think for my level of photography 500W should do the trick.

    Thanks for your input, Shootme
    :thumbsup: Shootme...

    Please don't edit and re-post or use my images (not that you'd want to anyway...). without my written permission. Thank you

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    Nov 2006

    Re: Lighting Systems Buy Decision

    These have gotten excellent reviews at a reasonable price.

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