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300 pages

Tony Northrup's Photography Buying Guide, How to Choose a Camera, Lens, Tripod, Flash & More

Creator: Tony Northrup | Photography - 2014-11-26

Paul C. Buff Alien Bees 320 Ws $1,120 $1,660 $35 Paul C. Buff Einstein 640 Ws $2,000 $2,340 $35 Elinchrom BRX 500 Ws $2,700 $2,820 $110 X Elinchrom RX 600 Ws $4,000 $4,120 $97 X Profoto Air 500 Ws $4,800 $5,100 $156 X As you ...

Publisher: Tony Northrup

About this book
 If you're a beginner photographer, this book can save you hundreds of dollars. If you're a seasoned pro, it can save you thousands. With access to over 16 HOURS of online video, this book helps you choose the best equipment for your budget and style of photography.In this book, award-winning author and photographer Tony Northrup explains explains what all your camera, flash, lens, and tripod features do, as well as which are worth paying for and which you can simply skip. Tony provides information specific to your style of photography, whether you're a casual photographer or you're serious about portraits, landscapes, sports, wildlife, weddings, or even macro.For the casual reader, Tony provides quick recommendations to allow you to get the best gear for your budget, without spending days researching. If you love camera gear, you'll be able to dive into 200 pages of detailed information covering Nikon, Canon, Sony, Micro Four-Thirds, Olympus, Samsung, Leica, Mamiya, Hasselblad, Fuji, Pentax, Tamron, Sigma, Yongnuo, PocketWizard, Phottix, Pixel King, and many other manufacturers.Camera technology changes fast, and this book keeps up. Tony updates this book several times per year, and buying the book gives you a lifetime subscription to the updated content. You'll always have an up-to-date reference on camera gear right at your fingertips.Here are just some of the topics covered in the book:What should my first camera be?Which lens should I buy?Should I buy Canon, Nikon, or Sony?Is a mirrorless camera or a DSLR better for me?Do I need a full frame camera?Is it safe to buy generic lenses and flashes?What's the best landscape photography gear?Which portrait lens and flash should I buy?What gear do I need to photograph a wedding?How can I get great wildlife shots on a budget?Which sports photography equipment should I purchase?Should I buy zooms or primes?Is image stabilization worth the extra cost?Which type of tripod should I buy?Which wireless flash system is the best for my budget?How can I save money by buying used?What kind of computer should I get for photo editing?What studio lighting equipment should I buy?When you buy this book, you'll be able to immediately read the book online. You'll also be able to download it in PDF, .mobi, and .epub formats--every popular format for your computer, tablet, smartphone, or eReader!



54 pages

Nitrome - Enemies, Alien Ants, Alien Bats, Alien Bee, Alien Birds, Alien Bulbs, Alien Liquid Dropper, Alien Missiles, Alien Pods, Alien Spinners, Alie

Creator: Source: Wikia | 2011-10

Source: Wikia.

Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series

About this book
Source: Wikia. Pages: 53. Chapters: Alien Ants, Alien Bats, Alien Bee, Alien Birds, Alien Bulbs, Alien Liquid Dropper, Alien Missiles, Alien Pods, Alien Spinners, Alien Squids, Alien Turtle, Antler Ape, Arachdroids, Arctic Foxes, Armored Pigs, Attack Alien Saucer, Axe, Baby Octopus Robot, Ball on Chain, Baron's Drills, Barrel Shooting Rock, Barricadebots, Basic Cyber Guard, Basic Nanobots, Bat, Beam with Teeth, Bear, Bees, Bees, Beetleknights, Beetles, Beserker Dark Thing, Big Green Creatures, Big Hat Pirate, Big Hat Pirate Ghost, Big Mouth, Big Mouth Jr., Bird, Bird Monster, Bird Serpent, Black & White Cows, Black Birds, Black Flying Bugs, Black Saws, Blamo, Blind Pirates, Blob Creature, Blocks, Blue Cows, Blue Monkey, Blue Squid, Blue Wrecking Ball, Bomb Crabs, Boombots, Boomyfants, Bouncing Green Enzymes, Bouncing One Eyed Organic Spheres, Bowlerbots, Brain Controlled Drills, Bugs, Bullets, Bunnyblades, Butterflies, Buzzblades, Buzzbots, Cannon Robot, Cannons, Carnivorous Moths, Caterpillar, Caterpillar Doodle, Centipede, Clone Scientists, Coloured All Round Walkers, Coloured Flying Bats, Coloured Worms, Crabs, Crawling Green Enzymes, Crossfire, Crusher Block, Crusher Guardian, Crying Monster, Cyber Samurai, Dark Things, Diamond Robot, Digbots, Digging Robot, Dodge Orange Enzymes, Dr. Boshi, Dragon Guardian, Dragon Serpent, Dragons, Drill Beards, Drill Bill, Drill Head Squids, Drills, Duck, Dyna - Mo, Eel Serpent, Electro Dudes, Electrotank, Emperor Penguins, Enemies, Enemy Commander, Enemy Knights, Enemy Knights, Enemy Soldier, English Navy, Falling Robots, Female Pirates, Fire Droplet, Fire Slime, Fish, Flower Golems, Flying Blue Creatures, Flying Bomb Maker, Flying Monster, Flying Orange Enzymes, Flying Rectangular Block, Flying Turrets, Foxes, Furry Creature, Furry Horned Creature, Furry Worm, Gas Balls, Giant Block, Giant White Walrus, Gladiator, Great Killer Bee, Green Bug, Green Dragon Serpent, Green Enzymes, Green Finned Creature, Green Goons, Green L...



125 pages

Jeff Smith's Lighting for Outdoor & Location Portrait Photography

Creator: Jeff Smith | Photography - 2007-06-01

When I use flashonlocation, Iuse Alien Bees studio lights(with a variety oflight modifiers) powered bytheAlien Bees battery.Thisis the firstreference I have madeto a specific brand of equipment, but I am so impressed with these lights that ...

Publisher: Amherst Media

About this book
Shattering the notion that location lighting has to be difficult, inconvenient, or compromised in its quality, this resource provides guidance on how to create unique and personalized images shot in parks, on city streets, at sports arenas, in workplaces, or in a clientÕs home. With an overview of equipment and a discussion on the essential tools for a shoot, this guide walks photographers through the creation of dozens of location imagesÑfrom casual headshots to full-length, formally posed portraits. With strategies for meeting lighting challenges found outside of the studioÑfrom evaluating existing light to modifying or supplementing light as neededÑthis book will help photographers shoot confidently by developing a plan for creating professional-quality location portraits.


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    Fotodiox Pro Octagon Softbox 48" with Speedring for Alien Bees Strobe Light B400, B800, B1600

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    Great big softbox. Hard set up. Good results.

    Customer Video Review Length:: 4:20 MinsRecently, I've been trying to find ways to improve my photography at my home studio. In the past, I used my new Alien Bee 800 with either a shoot-through or a reflective umbrella. The results were not too good using a white wall as a background. Hard shadows affected the composition of the portrait and faces always ended up a bit shiny. So I decided to invest in a good but affordable softbox. I went to Amazon and decided on the Fotodiox Pro 48" Octagon Softbox based on good reviews and price (only $50).As usual, after buying a new piece of equipment or accessory, I recorded a video review of the product so other potential buyers can benefit from it. I had to split my videos into two parts due to length. You can find both of them in my youtube channel. I posted part 2 here in Amazon because it includes the review section.Let's start with the materials. The main part of the softbox is made of heavy duty leather-ish heat resistant... 4/5 debaserphoto - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Fotodiox Pro Octagon Softbox 48" with Speedring for Alien Bees Strobe Light B400, B800, B1600 (Electronics), February 27, 2014

    Amazing value, unique size & shape

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    READ ME!

    Do yourself a favor and go to Fotodiox - fotodiox.freshdesk.com/support/solutions/articles/17000002162-pro-softbox-assembly-use - or to their YouTube channel and watch the softbox assembly video instead of following the manual. It saves time and frustration and you’ll put this thing together with minimal effort. I didn’t do that and wound up wrestling the softbox! Assembly challenges aside, this softbox is a great value for the money. The material is sturdy and the unit is well-constructed. The silver interior reflects light well and the baffle diffuses it nicely. There are vents on the sides to dissipate heat and the included mounting ring is strong, well-made and fits my Elinchrom strobes perfectly. The ring also allows the softbox to rotate, a feature that comes in very handy. One issue is excess fabric extending past the mounting ring which interferes with the softbox coupling to the strobe - just open the hook and loop slits, attach the softbox to the light and then... 4/5 Vivian SB (USA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Fotodiox Pro Softbox 24x36" with Speedring for Elinchrom Monolights, Prolinca, BXRi Style, D-lite, Ranger Strobe and more (Electronics) Do yourself a favor and go to Fotodiox - fotodiox.freshdesk.com/support/solutions/articles/17000002162-pro-softbox-assembly-use - or to their YouTube channel and watch the softbox assembly video instead of following the manual. It saves time and frustration and you’ll put this thing together with minimal effort. I didn’t do that and wound up wrestling the softbox! Assembly challenges aside, this softbox is a great value for the money. The material is sturdy and the unit is well-constructed. The silver interior reflects light well and the baffle diffuses it nicely. There are vents on the sides to dissipate heat and the included mounting ring is strong, well-made and fits my Elinchrom strobes perfectly. The ring also allows the softbox to rotate, a feature that comes in very handy. One issue is excess fabric extending past the mounting ring which interferes with the softbox coupling to the strobe - just open the hook and loop slits, attach the softbox to the light and then... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 22, 2017
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  • Neewer

    Neewer® 500W Photo Studio Strobe Flash Light Softbox Lighting Kit with Carrying Bag for Portrait,Product Photography and Video Shoots(250DI)

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    We lowered it to the dimmest possible and it was still pretty bright. I will probably be purchasing the w ...

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    Pretty good

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  • Fotodiox Inc.

    Fotodiox Pro Octagon Softbox 60" with Speedring for Alien Bees Strobe Light B400, B800, B1600

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    Rating (864 reviews):
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    Great big softbox. Hard set up. Good results.

    Customer Video Review Length:: 4:20 MinsRecently, I've been trying to find ways to improve my photography at my home studio. In the past, I used my new Alien Bee 800 with either a shoot-through or a reflective umbrella. The results were not too good using a white wall as a background. Hard shadows affected the composition of the portrait and faces always ended up a bit shiny. So I decided to invest in a good but affordable softbox. I went to Amazon and decided on the Fotodiox Pro 48" Octagon Softbox based on good reviews and price (only $50).As usual, after buying a new piece of equipment or accessory, I recorded a video review of the product so other potential buyers can benefit from it. I had to split my videos into two parts due to length. You can find both of them in my youtube channel. I posted part 2 here in Amazon because it includes the review section.Let's start with the materials. The main part of the softbox is made of heavy duty leather-ish heat resistant... 4/5 debaserphoto - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Fotodiox Pro Octagon Softbox 48" with Speedring for Alien Bees Strobe Light B400, B800, B1600 (Electronics), February 27, 2014

    Amazing value, unique size & shape

    Ok, something's going on here with the reviews - seems these are mainly for an octagon softbox, but (as of now) the item description is for a 12" x 80" strip light, which I purchased.This thing's an amazing value - Fotodiox has really gotten its act together. I'd compare this to the industry standards (Chimera and Photoflex) but neither of them makes a strip light near this size. (Chimera makes a tall strip, but it's like 20" wide). For this look, I've been relying on a Westscott Scrim Jim Frame with a custom-sewn strip light. This is far more convenient, and nothing beats the drama of a big, thin strip of very soft light - and at 6.6 feet tall, this should bring the drama.I purchased my first photoflex softbox close to 20 years ago and I've used all kinds of them in my career. For starters - assembling ANY softbox is a small war, and the larger, the harder. This one is no exception, but it did come with very complete instructions. But it takes... 5/5 M. Carter (Dallas, TX) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Fotodiox Pro Strip Softbox 12x80" with Eggcrate Grid and Speedring for Speedotron Black Line (Electronics) Ok, something's going on here with the reviews - seems these are mainly for an octagon softbox, but (as of now) the item description is for a 12" x 80" strip light, which I purchased.This thing's an amazing value - Fotodiox has really gotten its act together. I'd compare this to the industry standards (Chimera and Photoflex) but neither of them makes a strip light near this size. (Chimera makes a tall strip, but it's like 20" wide). For this look, I've been relying on a Westscott Scrim Jim Frame with a custom-sewn strip light. This is far more convenient, and nothing beats the drama of a big, thin strip of very soft light - and at 6.6 feet tall, this should bring the drama.I purchased my first photoflex softbox close to 20 years ago and I've used all kinds of them in my career. For starters - assembling ANY softbox is a small war, and the larger, the harder. This one is no exception, but it did come with very complete instructions. But it takes... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 30, 2015

    READ ME!

    Do yourself a favor and go to Fotodiox - fotodiox.freshdesk.com/support/solutions/articles/17000002162-pro-softbox-assembly-use - or to their YouTube channel and watch the softbox assembly video instead of following the manual. It saves time and frustration and you’ll put this thing together with minimal effort. I didn’t do that and wound up wrestling the softbox! Assembly challenges aside, this softbox is a great value for the money. The material is sturdy and the unit is well-constructed. The silver interior reflects light well and the baffle diffuses it nicely. There are vents on the sides to dissipate heat and the included mounting ring is strong, well-made and fits my Elinchrom strobes perfectly. The ring also allows the softbox to rotate, a feature that comes in very handy. One issue is excess fabric extending past the mounting ring which interferes with the softbox coupling to the strobe - just open the hook and loop slits, attach the softbox to the light and then... 4/5 Vivian SB (USA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Fotodiox Pro Softbox 24x36" with Speedring for Elinchrom Monolights, Prolinca, BXRi Style, D-lite, Ranger Strobe and more (Electronics) Do yourself a favor and go to Fotodiox - fotodiox.freshdesk.com/support/solutions/articles/17000002162-pro-softbox-assembly-use - or to their YouTube channel and watch the softbox assembly video instead of following the manual. It saves time and frustration and you’ll put this thing together with minimal effort. I didn’t do that and wound up wrestling the softbox! Assembly challenges aside, this softbox is a great value for the money. The material is sturdy and the unit is well-constructed. The silver interior reflects light well and the baffle diffuses it nicely. There are vents on the sides to dissipate heat and the included mounting ring is strong, well-made and fits my Elinchrom strobes perfectly. The ring also allows the softbox to rotate, a feature that comes in very handy. One issue is excess fabric extending past the mounting ring which interferes with the softbox coupling to the strobe - just open the hook and loop slits, attach the softbox to the light and then... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 22, 2017
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    Sealable venting for use with modeling lamp or continuous lighting source
    Features an inner baffle and outer diffusive cover for an even light throw
    Includes a 24 month manufacturer warranty
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    Pro-grade, heat-resistant, & reflective fabric


  • Fotodiox Inc.

    Fotodiox Pro Beauty Dish 16" with Speedring for Alien Bees Strobe Light B400, B800, B1600

    Photography (Fotodiox Inc.)
    List Price: $50.45
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    24 month manufacture warranty
    Included speedring insert for your light
    Diffuses light to provide high output with moderate feathering
    80° reflector dish in heavy duty aluminum construction
    Included white diffusion cover


  • Yanyee International, Inc.

    CowboyStudio 36" 16 Rods Octagon Softbox for Alien Bee Monolight Strobe Studio

    Photography (Yanyee International, Inc.)
    List Price: $90.98
    Price: $78.00
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    Included diffusers will allow for a soft-look while the grid can assist you with glare reduction.
    NOTE: Strobe, stand are not included. You can purchase them from our store separately.
    Made of durable high quality material
    Diameter of the octa box is 36"
    One (1) Soft box, Sixteen (16) Rods, One (1) Alien Bee Speedring, One (1) Inner Diffuser, One (1) Outer Diffuser, One (1) Carry Case


  • Cowboy Studio

    Cowboystudio 400 Watt Photography Studio Monolight, Studio Strobe Light with 75 W Model Lamp

    Photography (Cowboy Studio)

    Rating (185 reviews):
    (3.7/5)
    Cowboy Studio

    two years later...still very happy

    Before you read the review, This is for the SW-400 monolight. Looks like Amazon has combined it with other models and I can't speak for those. I've only used the Menik SW-400 model. I'd like to point out that many of Cowboystudio's products contain five-star reviews written by a ringers - probably the vendor herself. If you look at other reviews written by these users you will notice that all their reviews are for Cowboystudio products, all are glowing 5-star reviews, and the "story" in the reviews are completely inconsistent with each other. While this practice doesn't violate Amazon's policies, it is unethical and misleading. While looking at other Cowboystudio products I have discovered at least two such users with about 30 or so reviews, all for Cowboystudio products, all 5-stars, all absolutely ecstatic about their purchase, and all with inconsistent stories - in one the reviewer claims to be an experienced semi-pro, while in another a first-time photographer. I'm... 5/5 blarg (Houston) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Cowboystudio 400 Watt Photography Studio Monolight, Studio Strobe Light with 75 W Model Lamp (Electronics) Before you read the review, This is for the SW-400 monolight. Looks like Amazon has combined it with other models and I can't speak for those. I've only used the Menik SW-400 model. I'd like to point out that many of Cowboystudio's products contain five-star reviews written by a ringers - probably the vendor herself. If you look at other reviews written by these users you will notice that all their reviews are for Cowboystudio products, all are glowing 5-star reviews, and the "story" in the reviews are completely inconsistent with each other. While this practice doesn't violate Amazon's policies, it is unethical and misleading. While looking at other Cowboystudio products I have discovered at least two such users with about 30 or so reviews, all for Cowboystudio products, all 5-stars, all absolutely ecstatic about their purchase, and all with inconsistent stories - in one the reviewer claims to be an experienced semi-pro, while in another a first-time photographer. I'm... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 4, 2012

    Best flash for the money

    I am a commercial & editorial photographer in Colorado and just purchased this flash because my lumedynes are on their last leg and my calumet travelite 750's are getting long in the tooth. I was going to switch to AlienBee 1600's but After reading all the positive reviews and because they have a Bowens mount that should work with my travelite accessories, I decided to give these a try. I am very impressed by the flash, it is so useful to have the AC/DC option which I have already used twice in the 3 days Ive owned the flash. The build quality is very good almost as nice as the calumets travelite's and about the same as the Alien Bee's and better than the Photogenic StudioMax ac/dc strobes. They are pretty light for their power, though they are the same physical size as the calumet travelite 750's they are much lighter, though not as light as the AlienBees 1600. They recycle very quickly at full power on ac mode and about twice as long on DC mode. The audible beep is very... 5/5 Amazon Customer (Colorado) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: CowboyStudio Dual Power AC/DC 110v Mettle 600W Flash, Professional Strobe Flash Light, with Rechargeable Battery Pack (Electronics) I am a commercial & editorial photographer in Colorado and just purchased this flash because my lumedynes are on their last leg and my calumet travelite 750's are getting long in the tooth. I was going to switch to AlienBee 1600's but After reading all the positive reviews and because they have a Bowens mount that should work with my travelite accessories, I decided to give these a try. I am very impressed by the flash, it is so useful to have the AC/DC option which I have already used twice in the 3 days Ive owned the flash. The build quality is very good almost as nice as the calumets travelite's and about the same as the Alien Bee's and better than the Photogenic StudioMax ac/dc strobes. They are pretty light for their power, though they are the same physical size as the calumet travelite 750's they are much lighter, though not as light as the AlienBees 1600. They recycle very quickly at full power on ac mode and about twice as long on DC mode. The audible beep is very... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 20, 2012

    Menik / CowboyStudio 400 Watt Monolight - lasted 3 shoots

    This is an UPDATE to my earlier review (below).After my 3rd photo shoot with these lights, two of the three I own failed.I believe the flash tubes died on them. I thought the item description "Ave. flash bulb life: over 8000 flashing." was a mistake. It wasn't. After about 8000 shots, the light dies.Since my other studio lights (different brands) have flash tubes that last in excess of 60,000 flashes, I am disappointed that the light is dead, and I can't find anywhere to order replacement flash tubes.ALSO - I did some more testing for output - and the light intensity (in camera exposure) is about half of what other 400 WS lights deliver.Dropped my rating from 4 stars to 2 stars. Too bad - they were fun little lights while they lasted.********************** PREVIOUS REVIEW ***********For the price and the features, the CowboyStudio 400 Watt Photography Studio MonoLight with 75 Watt Model Lamp is an EXCELLENT... 2/5 James in MPLS - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Cowboystudio 400 Watt Photography Studio Monolight, Studio Strobe Light with 75 W Model Lamp (Electronics) This is an UPDATE to my earlier review (below).After my 3rd photo shoot with these lights, two of the three I own failed.I believe the flash tubes died on them. I thought the item description "Ave. flash bulb life: over 8000 flashing." was a mistake. It wasn't. After about 8000 shots, the light dies.Since my other studio lights (different brands) have flash tubes that last in excess of 60,000 flashes, I am disappointed that the light is dead, and I can't find anywhere to order replacement flash tubes.ALSO - I did some more testing for output - and the light intensity (in camera exposure) is about half of what other 400 WS lights deliver.Dropped my rating from 4 stars to 2 stars. Too bad - they were fun little lights while they lasted.********************** PREVIOUS REVIEW ***********For the price and the features, the CowboyStudio 400 Watt Photography Studio MonoLight with 75 Watt Model Lamp is an EXCELLENT... Read more, January 10, 2013
    List Price: $150.00
    It is a one 400 Watt second strobe light.
    This strobe comes with 3 colors, red, blue and grey


  • FST

    ePhotoInc 16" White Beauty Dish for Balcar White Lighting & Alien Bees Alienbees Mount AB16H

    Photography (FST)
    List Price: $99.99

    Make the light source more concentrated
    All metal design inter-changeable speedring insert
    Honeycomb 50 degree design grid produces controlled light source
    Soft beauty light for fashion and portrait photography


  • Neewer

    NEEWER 250W Studio Flash/Strobe Modeling Light - Great for Amateurs OR Professional Studio Photographers

    Photography (Neewer)
    List Price: $68.99

    This is a brand new 250ws Flash Strobe (master/slave strobe)
    It also comes with a test button and variable dial for power setting from 1/8 to full
    It will work as main light, back light or hair light and comes with an easy-to-use umbrella holder
    It could be triggered by a flash, infrared and sync cord (included).
    The Studio Light is providing you with a Continues Lamp and Flash Function


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