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Old October 22nd, 2005, 08:56 PM   #1
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Looking to purchase lighting kit for DV...

Does anyone know a good place to buy a decent lighting kit for DV? I was looking at a few places, but they seem out of my price range (+1000). Has anyone had good experiences with a company that they bought a decent kit for a decent price? Thanks
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Old October 22nd, 2005, 10:12 PM   #2
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Try here. If you want more info, try a search here on Rostronics
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Old October 22nd, 2005, 11:32 PM   #3
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Also try The low budget lighting article stickied in the lighting forum here.

It lists most of the random stuff you would find useful in a lighting kit.
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Old October 23rd, 2005, 08:26 AM   #4
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Thanks, someone else turned me onto Rostronics.com and I thought they had some nice stuff, but I wanted a kit with a 1K in it as well (I am thinking of the $425 kit with two 600/300 watts, softbox etc). I know I can add them, but I thought I would look to see if there is a kit elsewhere. Thanks for the suggestion!
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Old October 23rd, 2005, 01:32 PM   #5
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I don't know, but what does anybody here think of the lighting kits available on Ebay? They range from $450 - $1000 depending on how much stuff you get in them, and the components are comparable to what I see from any independent dealers.

I purchased my Glidecam, jib crane, tripod and an lcd on eBay, and they all linked to companies that I really enjoyed doing business with. Just a thought.
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Old October 23rd, 2005, 06:45 PM   #6
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The lighting kits I saw on Ebay were waaaaay overpriced compared to Rostronics. Also, just finished creating my Chinese Lantern globe today thanks for Steve Spears and his site - awesome soft light from it!
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Old October 23rd, 2005, 10:02 PM   #7
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Mandy,

If budget is a concern, GO WITH THE BRITEK KITS AT ROSTRONiCS!!! I am using these lights extensivelly since 5 months and I can tell you, it's a great product! you can view my first comments and other users comments here: http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=44040

If you want to customize a kit to have a 1K light, Tom at Rostronics will arrange something for you, he is very nice and flexible.

You can go wrong with these lights.
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Old October 24th, 2005, 11:49 AM   #8
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Thanks for the link. I was looking again at Rostronics - I wonder if it is cheaper to get the products individually rather then the kit? Are the kits designed to give a better price?
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