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#1 Out2gtcha

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 01:55 AM

As the title suggests, got me a new picture takin setup! 
 
Its a Chinese made cheapie type set compared to the professional setups, but for me, its got everything I wanted, + a  couple things, including the ability to shoot VERY large things like a B-25 or B-17. The price was right too, and I figured for under $150 USD it was quite a bit of stuff:
 
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In the end, it doesnt have the perfect setup, but I wanted more light intensity than just a single bulb per soft lightbox, and this one ended up being the most cost effective with X4 45w softwhite bulbs per each soft box.

 

 

I actually havnt even unpacked it yet, but I plan too, and will do a subsequent review on it as well, as like myself, I have see quite a few people curious about model photography setups.

Review to come............

 

Cheers! 


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Posted 03 October 2017 - 02:01 AM

Nice. I'm just a tad jealous, Brian. I'll certainly look forward to your assessment.


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#3 Jennings Heilig

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 02:08 AM

I’m interested in how you like it. Looks like a good deal!
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Posted 03 October 2017 - 02:13 AM

that lots bigger than my house, lol


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#5 Out2gtcha

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 02:20 AM

Thanks gents............

 

 

Nice. I'm just a tad jealous, Brian. I'll certainly look forward to your assessment.

 

Thanks K2. Now that I have at least 1 official review done under my belt, it will be much easier to know how to wrangle this one together. Hopefully, it will help someone, especially if it doesnt live up to expectations. 

 

 

 

 

I’m interested in how you like it. Looks like a good deal!

 

Tiz what I thought too. Even being a Chinese knock-off type cheaper setup, for me, sub $150 seemed QUITE the bargain for what came with it:

 

3 x Softbox with E27 Bulb Holder
●High-Quality reflector material
●Foldable Softbox and detachable curtain
●Black/Silver (out/in) colors

 

3 x 4-socket Light Head
●Operate 4 Bulbs separately to control light stream
●ON / OFF switch for the adapter
●Voltage: 110-120V

 

12 x 45W Light Bulb
●Color Temperature: 5500K
●10K hours long life bulbs
●White Daylight Lamp Tone
●Voltage: 110-120V

 

3 x Professional Studio Photo Light Stand
●Made of three knots aluminum, stable and durable
●Adjustable Height: 65cm-210cm/ 25.5in – 82.6in
●Quick Release Levers

 

1 x Boom Arm Reflector Holder Kit: 53" Boom Arm, Holder arm grip, Sand Bag
●Adjustable height: 65cm-135cm/ 25.5in-53in
●2-sections telescopic holder arm
●Max loading Weight of 2kg

 

3 x Muslin Backdrop
●Green/Black/White Color
●Material: 100% Cotton

 

1 x Backdrop Support Stand
●Lightweight metal and a solid heavy support stand materials
●2 fully adjustable bars (from 2.7ft to 5ft.)

 

Package Content
12 x Soft White Light Bulb 45W
3 x Softbox with E27 Bulb Holder (19.7"x25.5")
3 x 4-socket light heads
1 x Boom arm reflector holder kit
3 x Light Stand (82")
1 x Backdrop stand support (10x6.5ft)
3 x Non-woven Backdrop (Green/White/Black)
1 x Carrying Case

 

Hopefully will unpack everything tomorrow after work, and can start taking some pictures, and making some assessments. Im hope I like it as much as I think I will! 

 

 

 

that lots bigger than my house, lol

 

 

Haha, that is kind of what I thought at first too. After reading, the only real issue size wise will be depth; how far it sticks out from teh wall. Ill be putting the curtain on a card table r the like, to keep things off the ground, and save a bit of space.  Im hoping I have room to put it in my model room setup on a fairly permanent basis, which would keep it cat hair and claw/tooth mark free. 


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Posted 03 October 2017 - 03:23 AM

Awesome setup, where did you find it?


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Posted 03 October 2017 - 08:38 AM

Got a link?

 

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Mark


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Posted 03 October 2017 - 09:02 AM

Nice! All you need now is a couple of models to photograph! :innocent:


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Posted 03 October 2017 - 09:09 AM

Looks cool.  However, at my skill level, blurs, bad lighting, and unwanted glare hide certain aspects...  if you catch my drift.


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#10 Out2gtcha

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 12:04 PM

Thanks guys. I did look around quite a bit at different setups like this, as K2 turned me onto a couple similar to this one on Amazon.  Here is the one I got, but if you look at like objects for sale, there are quite a few, that seem to differ only by manu, or minute details in the packages themselves, as far as specific components. 


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Posted 03 October 2017 - 03:20 PM

It might be worth looking at some LED bulbs for them as you may melt the model you are photographing under all of those :D


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Posted 03 October 2017 - 03:35 PM

It might be worth looking at some LED bulbs for them as you may melt the model you are photographing under all of those :D

 

 

Haha, hopefully it wont be like that "Battleship" plastic game I put on the rear window package shelf of my parents car one summer during a road trip.................Melted into a pool!    

I did look at several kits that had a single 45 watt bulb in them + the soft light curtain over that, and it really didnt seem like enough light.  

 

Im hoping 12 45w soft white bulbs pointed at a single subject is:

 

A.) enough light to photograph well without making strong reflections

B.) will not turn my model subject into a pool of IM plastic

 

 

 

Ill be unpacking the whole thing tonight, so here's hoping its everything its cracked up to seem like it is.    Pics and review forthcoming. 


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Posted 03 October 2017 - 05:28 PM

The CFLs shouldn't generate enough heat to hurt anything.  I've got several of those 45w bulbs, and they get no more than uncomfortably warm after a while.


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Posted 03 October 2017 - 05:33 PM

The CFLs shouldn't generate enough heat to hurt anything.  I've got several of those 45w bulbs, and they get no more than uncomfortably warm after a while.

 

I agree; plenty of light, minimal heat, especially when the lights will be at a distance away from the kit.


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#15 Out2gtcha

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 06:20 PM

Thats what I am hoping for. Plenty of light, without necessarily the heat generated by incandescent bulbs.   Plus with the white softening curtains for each soft box, Im hoping to avoid the harsh glare reflections I was getting with even the soft light rings from my crane lights. 


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