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GuidenetGuidenet Posts: 239 Officer
After getting sick and leaving my company, I had to give up the use of my two portrait studios. The company also got to keep the lighting and most of the modifiers. It was also my reason for going with Interfit Stellars instead of my previous AlienBees. The company uses Bowen which is the same mount as the Interfit Stellar line.

Anyway, I hope to get better and open a small studio here in Orlando this summer. In the mean time, a bedroom and the living room are staging areas for the gear.
Nikon D800, D3S, D700, D300, Canon G1X, Sigma 15 f/2.8 Fisheye, Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6, Nikon 16-35 f/4 VR, Nikon 28 f/1.8G AFS, Tamron 17-50 f/2.8, Nikon 35-70 f/2.8 AFD, Nikon 80-200 f/2.8 AFD, Nikon 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 VR, Nikon 80-400 f/4.5-5.6 AFS VR, Nikon 35 f/2, Nikon 50 f/1.8 G, Nikon 60 f/2.8 G Micro, Nikon 85 f/1.4 AFS G, Nikon 105 f/2.5 AI, Sigma 150 f/2.8 APO Macro, Nikon 300 f/2.8 AFS VR, Nikon 500 f/4 -P, Interfit Stellar X complete six light studio

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  • ChuckcChuckc Posts: 4,397 Captain
    I bet that puts off a lot of heat when all are turned on.
  • GuidenetGuidenet Posts: 239 Officer
    Hey Chuck, actually it doesn't create much heat. When you're setting up, only the 100 watt modeling lights are on. When you press the shutter, you just get a quick strobe flash.

    The hot lights are studio tungsten which stay on all the time. They are by far the least expensive, but you'll cook your subject. Cool fluorescents are becoming very popular these days but I just don't think they put out enough power. Besides, I'm used to strobes.

    Many use hot-shoe based flash for their inside and outside needs, but I find that extremely expensive and not very powerful I saw a guy using three Nikon SB900 flashes just to drive one large Westcott umbrella. Those flashes are over $500 a piece. ;-). That's twice as much as one of my Interfit Stellar 300X.
    Nikon D800, D3S, D700, D300, Canon G1X, Sigma 15 f/2.8 Fisheye, Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6, Nikon 16-35 f/4 VR, Nikon 28 f/1.8G AFS, Tamron 17-50 f/2.8, Nikon 35-70 f/2.8 AFD, Nikon 80-200 f/2.8 AFD, Nikon 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 VR, Nikon 80-400 f/4.5-5.6 AFS VR, Nikon 35 f/2, Nikon 50 f/1.8 G, Nikon 60 f/2.8 G Micro, Nikon 85 f/1.4 AFS G, Nikon 105 f/2.5 AI, Sigma 150 f/2.8 APO Macro, Nikon 300 f/2.8 AFS VR, Nikon 500 f/4 -P, Interfit Stellar X complete six light studio
  • GardawgGardawg IslamoradaPosts: 14,743 AG
    What is your opinion on the led lights?
    "Forgiveness is a strange thing. It can be sometimes easier to forgive our enemies than our friends. It can be hardest of all to forgive people we love." Fred Rogers  
  • GuidenetGuidenet Posts: 239 Officer
    Gardawg wrote: »
    What is your opinion on the led lights?
    Hey pal, I'd be a poor one to ask. I've never tried them and don't know any who have. I can't imagine they'd be bright enough, but who knows. If I shot video, I'd pay closer attention.
    Nikon D800, D3S, D700, D300, Canon G1X, Sigma 15 f/2.8 Fisheye, Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6, Nikon 16-35 f/4 VR, Nikon 28 f/1.8G AFS, Tamron 17-50 f/2.8, Nikon 35-70 f/2.8 AFD, Nikon 80-200 f/2.8 AFD, Nikon 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 VR, Nikon 80-400 f/4.5-5.6 AFS VR, Nikon 35 f/2, Nikon 50 f/1.8 G, Nikon 60 f/2.8 G Micro, Nikon 85 f/1.4 AFS G, Nikon 105 f/2.5 AI, Sigma 150 f/2.8 APO Macro, Nikon 300 f/2.8 AFS VR, Nikon 500 f/4 -P, Interfit Stellar X complete six light studio
  • GardawgGardawg IslamoradaPosts: 14,743 AG
    Guidenet wrote: »
    Hey pal, I'd be a poor one to ask. I've never tried them and don't know any who have. I can't imagine they'd be bright enough, but who knows. If I shot video, I'd pay closer attention.

    They do solve the heat issue ...

    I've never used them either except for a LED flashlight for night snap shots ...

    Good luck with your studio ...
    "Forgiveness is a strange thing. It can be sometimes easier to forgive our enemies than our friends. It can be hardest of all to forgive people we love." Fred Rogers  
  • ChuckcChuckc Posts: 4,397 Captain
    LED light is coming along nicely. I've got a couple of 200+ lumen flashlights running on 1 or 2 AA batteries. Still too expensive to get me to jump to LED for the reef tank but truth be told it would save money over the long term.
  • WB DrifterWB Drifter Posts: 289 Deckhand
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    Info from the shallow end of the consumer spending pool ...
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    The CREE XML T6 LED lights are impressive and come in multiple configurations. Some can "zoom" and they use the 18650 3.7V Li-ion battery. (Most of today's laptop batteries are built up of six 18650s.) The single battery / single LED flashlights can light up an object from a good distance away and "might could be rigged up to a try-pod". I've got several of the lights, but don't have the holders yet.
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