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Old May 6th, 2005, 04:24 PM   #1
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Smith Victor lights?

I need inexpensive lighting kit. Is S-V OK? What other bargain brands there? How about 5,600 deg. K lighting?
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Old May 8th, 2005, 08:40 PM   #2
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Smith Victor stuff is pretty bottom level. Their cheapest stuff is not worth getting for free.

I bought one of their "K42-U" kits a few years ago. They now call it their "pro" line. It has 2 600 watt broad lights which are decent and I still use frequently, 2 stands which broke before too much use (plastic collars), and a very sturdy plastic case which is probably the best thing about the kit (and also 2 umbrellas). If you buy SV, buy their better line of stuff.

They were OK for my first set of lights but I would buy at least Lowel lights now if I was looking for something inexpensive.
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Old May 8th, 2005, 09:07 PM   #3
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Instead of a cheap kit, buy two half-way decent lights. At least a lowel omni and a pro and three light stands. Get a larger white umbrella foir your main and a 32" Silver reflector for fill. Use the pro for the background or hairlight. When you have the mone, buy another pro and stand.
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Old May 8th, 2005, 09:33 PM   #4
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Old May 10th, 2005, 04:28 PM   #5
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Thank you Bill, Patrick.

Richard, I don't know what you talking about.

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