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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

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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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  • Neewer

    Strobe Studio Flash Light Kit 900W - Photographic Lighting - Strobes, Barn Doors, Light Stands, Triggers, Umbrellas, Soft Box

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    Rating (136 reviews):
    (3.8/5)
    Neewer

    Great product for the price, Be careful with the sellers and don't believe all the other reviews.

    The product is great. Arrived almost 3 weeks before estimated delivery time...I'm an experienced photographer and I wasn't afraid of buying this... I've used the same kit before and the results are great.So, let me be clear with these things.1. If you're an amateur or a beginner, this would be great start-up kit (even more than what you need, It's always better to work with natural light when you are starting, and first learn all the light and photo theory, learn how to use the camera, and basic accesories properly)... But if you buy this, don't be afraid of the reviews that say "Where's the instruction manual?"... "The instruction manual it's absolutely neccesary".. "I'm dissapointed because I don't know how to use this thing"....and that kind of bullsh... The kit is REALLY EASY to use and set-up. Anyway, this DOES COME with a manual (I attach the photo of the instructions manuals).2. Also, don't be afraid of the... 5/5 Edward A. - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Strobe Studio Flash Light Kit 900W - Photographic Lighting - Strobes, Barn Doors, Light Stands, Triggers, Umbrellas, Soft Box (Electronics) The product is great. Arrived almost 3 weeks before estimated delivery time...I'm an experienced photographer and I wasn't afraid of buying this... I've used the same kit before and the results are great.So, let me be clear with these things.1. If you're an amateur or a beginner, this would be great start-up kit (even more than what you need, It's always better to work with natural light when you are starting, and first learn all the light and photo theory, learn how to use the camera, and basic accesories properly)... But if you buy this, don't be afraid of the reviews that say "Where's the instruction manual?"... "The instruction manual it's absolutely neccesary".. "I'm dissapointed because I don't know how to use this thing"....and that kind of bullsh... The kit is REALLY EASY to use and set-up. Anyway, this DOES COME with a manual (I attach the photo of the instructions manuals).2. Also, don't be afraid of the... Read more, November 16, 2014

    Not bad for $400, folks.

    I am a semi-professional photographer, and I was looking for some lightweight, cheap strobes of decent power. These are budget strobes from the get-go, if you want professional products, you have to pay professional prices. Look at Broncolor or Profoto if you want high quality. Everything was well packed, but one of my strobes was dead on arrival. Sent it out, received it back in about a week. The plastic on everything is about average to better quality, nothing to call home about, but it gets the job done. I'll go down a list of the items.The strobes are adequately powerful for shooting through an umbrella or softbox in sub-7 ft distances at around 1/200 and f/8 at minimum power. The dial in the back has a 2-stop variability. This is NOT a lot of latitude when shooting, but it's not a make-or-break kind of thing for me. I calculated this simply by shooting at f/8 on minimum power and checking the histogram until it matched up, and it matched at f/16... 5/5 Jimmy Lamont (Tampa, Florida) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Strobe Studio Flash Light Kit 900W - Photographic Lighting - Strobes, Barn Doors, Light Stands, Triggers, Umbrellas, Soft Box (Electronics) I am a semi-professional photographer, and I was looking for some lightweight, cheap strobes of decent power. These are budget strobes from the get-go, if you want professional products, you have to pay professional prices. Look at Broncolor or Profoto if you want high quality. Everything was well packed, but one of my strobes was dead on arrival. Sent it out, received it back in about a week. The plastic on everything is about average to better quality, nothing to call home about, but it gets the job done. I'll go down a list of the items.The strobes are adequately powerful for shooting through an umbrella or softbox in sub-7 ft distances at around 1/200 and f/8 at minimum power. The dial in the back has a 2-stop variability. This is NOT a lot of latitude when shooting, but it's not a make-or-break kind of thing for me. I calculated this simply by shooting at f/8 on minimum power and checking the histogram until it matched up, and it matched at f/16... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 19, 2010

    AMAZING quality at an even MORE amazing price!

    Wow! What an amazing package for such a fair price!I purchased these for my niece, so she could take headshots of her hospital staff. The build quality on the lights is really good...they're nice and sold feeling, maybe even a little hefty. The quality of the switches and knobs is solid, as well. The lights look like they'll be around for a long, long time.The wireless trigger worked perfectly. Put it in the first light, turned off the slave mode on that light, then turned the slave mode on "NOR" on the other two lights. Shoot more than 100 test shots, and the system never failed to fire. Yes, the recharge beep is a bit annoying as others have said, but in an odd way I find it comforting. I think once you get used to it, you'll hear it and appreciate that it's there, but it won't likely bother you.One caveat that others have mentioned: the bulb on each light is open to the world, so you'll want to be careful when you pack these. I... 5/5 Craig S. Burnett (Kansas City) - See all my reviews, February 15, 2016
    List Price: $370.85
    Three 300W lights and tons of accessories
    1 Year Warranty
    This professional kit is perfect for advertising products, photo-art, industrial, scientific and technical photography and much more!
    100% BRAND NEW
    Professional Studio Lighting Kit 900W


  • 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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    Rating (30 reviews):
    (4.0/5)
    Neewer

    I totally recomend this kit

    5/5 Clemente Perez (San Felipe, Venezuela) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Neewer® 500W Photo Studio Strobe Flash Light Softbox Lighting Kit with Carrying Bag for Portrait,Product Photography and Video Shoots(250DI) (Electronics) Neewer® 500W Photo Studio Strobe Flash Light Softbox Lighting Kit with Carrying Bag for Portrait,Product Photography and Video Shoots(250DI)- The strobe have a nice desing and feels good on hand. Pictures look great even at minimun.- Tripods look a little weak (c'mon, is a really cheap kit!) but do the job perfectly.- Remote trigger works perfect. It have 4 chanels to works with diferents ligths.- Softbox are nice, great light difusers. A llittle hard to assembly/disassembly. The best option is to have it always assembly if you have an studio.- Carrying bag is huge! It will let you keep everything on their original boxes inside to keep it better protected.So, I am happy with this because do the necesary job to get beautiful photos at home or studio.I totally recomend this kit. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 23, 2016

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

    5/5 Autumn Bodily (Thousad Oaks, CA, US) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Neewer® 500W Photo Studio Strobe Flash Light Softbox Lighting Kit with Carrying Bag for Portrait,Product Photography and Video Shoots(250DI) (Electronics) We used this whole set up for production photos last week. It set up quick as a whistle and I wasn't worried about my assistant damaging anything because it's all well put together. Be warned however, the 500w IS TRULY 500. We lowered it to the dimmest possible and it was still pretty bright. I will probably be purchasing the w just below this one too but not yet. Better too bright than too dark. The cases are GREAT and everything fits without being a jack in the box! We're so happy. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 24, 2016

    Pretty good

    5/5 N. Mcbride (Columbia ,SC) - See all my reviews, June 14, 2016
    List Price: $199.99
    (2)75"/190cm Light Stand:Constructed from aluminum alloy, giving it exceptional strength for heavy duty work.And use quick single action locks,providing fast precision height adjustment
    (2)20"x28"/50 x 70cm Softbox:Softbox diffuses the light and gives you perfect even lighting when you need for the best shots possible.The large size of the softbox makes it desirable for fashion photography,portraits and medium to large sized product shots
    (1)RT-16 Wireless Remote Flash Trigger:This wireless trigger is control discreteness for camera to trigger hot shoe flashgun synchronously(1)Carry Bag:lightweight and durable
    The kit included:(2)250DI Strobe Light+(2)75"/190cm Light Stand+(2)20"x28"/50 x 70cm Softbox+(1)RT-16 Flash Trigger+(1)Carry Bag.This professional kit is perfect for advertising products,photo-art,industrial, scientific and technical photography and much more
    (2)250DI Strobe Light: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.It also comes with a test button and variable dial for power setting from 1/8 to full


  • Yanyee International, Inc.

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

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


  • Fotodiox Inc.

    Fotodiox Pro Softbox 32x48" with Speedring for Alien Bees Strobe Light B400, B800, B1600

    Photography (Fotodiox Inc.)

    Rating (871 reviews):
    (3.9/5)
    Fotodiox Inc.

    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 close the... 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 close the... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 22, 2017
    List Price: $39.95
    Rotating speedring with thumb-screw lock
    Features an inner baffle and outer diffusive cover for an even light throw
    Includes a 24 month manufacturer warranty
    Pro-grade, heat-resistant, & reflective fabric
    Sealable venting for use with modeling lamp or continuous lighting source


  • Fotodiox Inc.

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

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    List Price: $50.45
    Price: $49.95
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    80° reflector dish in heavy duty aluminum construction
    Included white diffusion cover
    Included speedring insert for your light
    24 month manufacture warranty
    Diffuses light to provide high output with moderate feathering


  • Neewer

    NEEWER DS300 Studio Strobe Photo Flash Light with Bowens Style Mount - 300W Photography Monolight

    Photography (Neewer)
    List Price: $109.99
    Price: $99.99
    You Save: $10.00 (9%)

    Compact & lightweight body with Bowens mount
    Adjusts from 5. to 8. in .1 increments (1/32-1/1). Steplessly adjustable 15W modeling lamp.
    Equipped with M/S1/S2 flash mode
    Short flash duration and fast recycle time
    Wireless power adjusting and flash triggering (optional)


  • Fotodiox Inc.

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

    Photography (Fotodiox Inc.)
    List Price: $50.95
    Price: $42.95
    You Save: $8.00 (16%)

    Includes a 24 month manufacturer warranty
    Features an inner baffle and outer diffusive cover for an even light throw
    Pro-grade, heat-resistant, & reflective fabric
    Sealable venting for use with modeling lamp or continuous lighting source
    Rotating speedring with thumb-screw lock


  • Neewer

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

    Photography (Neewer)

    Rating (74 reviews):
    (4.2/5)
    Neewer

    I went on You tube and watched reviews and they all looked good. so I bought 2 of these

    Well when I found these, I went on You tube and watched reviews and they all looked good. so I bought 2 of these. When I set them up I did not have a trigger so I used the canon 430 flash as the master. I was very unhappy with my results. I could not get enough power to allow me to shoot at 100 iso at 1/100th at f2.8. I did everything I knew to try and was not happy at all. I thought ..these things are junk. THEN..I decided that maybe if I get an actual trigger..that would work because I felt like.. triggering from the flash of another flash..was causing some kind of a delay that I can' t see ..but the camera can. I also had to block the back of the red photo cell on the strobe because. when used in my silver lined umbrella softbox..it could not see the flash from the 430. That was easy to overcome and not a deal breaker but..The power of the flash..when using as a "slave" triggered by another flash..was very disappointing. My last try was to order a remote trigger. Only... 4/5 J. Gagliano (Southern Maryland) - See all my reviews, November 9, 2015

    Great value studio strobe

    This is my first jump into an AC powered studio strobe. I have 2 speedlites (one Canon 430EX and one Yongnuo) that I have been happy with, but really wanted something that had a bit more oomph that also didn’t depend on batteries. I have to say that I am very happy with my results so far. I cannot speak to the longevity of the bulb, but the unit seems very well made.Pros:- Very bright. I wish I had a light meter to share the actual brightness levels, but this seems to get much brighter than both my Canon Speedlite and Yongnuo Speedlite at full power. At full power, there is an audible pop from the bulb along with blinding flash that left me a bit dazed…I was impressed! I don’t see myself using full power much, but it is nice to know that I have it. I’m sure it would be great to light you subject when they are backlit by the sun to make some dramatic shots. Flash refresh at full brightness does take 4-5 seconds, but that’s probably OK because you model will... 4/5 NickinDallas (Texas) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: NEEWER 250W Studio Flash/Strobe Modeling Light - Great for Amateurs OR Professional Studio Photographers (Electronics) This is my first jump into an AC powered studio strobe. I have 2 speedlites (one Canon 430EX and one Yongnuo) that I have been happy with, but really wanted something that had a bit more oomph that also didn’t depend on batteries. I have to say that I am very happy with my results so far. I cannot speak to the longevity of the bulb, but the unit seems very well made.Pros:- Very bright. I wish I had a light meter to share the actual brightness levels, but this seems to get much brighter than both my Canon Speedlite and Yongnuo Speedlite at full power. At full power, there is an audible pop from the bulb along with blinding flash that left me a bit dazed…I was impressed! I don’t see myself using full power much, but it is nice to know that I have it. I’m sure it would be great to light you subject when they are backlit by the sun to make some dramatic shots. Flash refresh at full brightness does take 4-5 seconds, but that’s probably OK because you model will... Read more, March 14, 2017

    Great flash but the item picture is incorrect.

    Product arrived in 1 day as advertised seeing that I needed it for a shoot the next day. The strobe really performed well. I only had 3 misfires out of 200 shots that were taken using the cowboystudio wireless triggers. I worked between 1/4 and 1/2 power the entire shoot with recycle times just about 1 second. The modeling lamp was on most of time and never had a problem with overheating. Definitely a great strobe for someone just getting started in terms of being new to flash photography. I definitely would've rated this 5 stars in terms of value and product performance but I gave it 4 stars because of the below Con.Con: This company REALLY need to work on posting the correct pictures with the product. The picture gave me the impression that I was getting the 250di and I ended up with the C250. As I checked a different product that was ACTUALLY titled 250di, it has the C250 printed on the strobe and it was $10 US more. Quite naturally I thought it was a sale going on and... 4/5 D. Cook (Enterprise, AL) - See all my reviews, November 17, 2014
    List Price: $68.99
    It will work as main light, back light or hair light and comes with an easy-to-use umbrella holder
    The Studio Light is providing you with a Continues Lamp and Flash Function
    This is a brand new 250ws Flash Strobe (master/slave strobe)
    It could be triggered by a flash, infrared and sync cord (included).
    It also comes with a test button and variable dial for power setting from 1/8 to full


  • Fotodiox Inc.

    Fotodiox Universal Barn door Barndoor Kit with Honeycomb grid (45 Degree) and Color Gels for Alien Bees Alienbees Strobe Light with 5.5" - 7" Reflector

    Photography (Fotodiox Inc.)
    List Price: $22.95

    Included grids and color gel
    24 month manufacturer warranty
    Adjustable reflector mount from 5.5 -7 inches
    Foldable 4 leaf barn door kit


  • Fotodiox Inc.

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

    Photography (Fotodiox Inc.)

    Rating (871 reviews):
    (3.9/5)
    Fotodiox Inc.

    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 close the... 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 close the... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 22, 2017
    List Price: $56.95
    Includes a 24 month manufacturer warranty
    Pro-grade, heat-resistant, & reflective fabric
    Sealable venting for use with modeling lamp or continuous lighting source
    Rotating speedring with thumb-screw lock
    Features an inner baffle and outer diffusive cover for an even light throw


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