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amfragata219

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Radio Slaves for Studio Photography 202
« on: April 17, 2015, 01:30:06 pm »
I am a bit confused on if I need to purchase this or not or even which ones I need to get. I have tried looking them up but nervous I will buy the wrong ones. I am looking at buying this strobe kit: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/834074-STUD/Impact_VC_500LR2K220V_VC_500LR_2_Monolight_Kit.html/mode/edu   Can someone point me in the right direction and show me what will work with this kit. Thanks

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Re: Radio Slaves for Studio Photography 202
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2015, 07:50:53 pm »
Hi amfragata219,

The kit you linked to includes a wireless remote system that will allow you to both remotely change the settings of each monolight and also trigger them to fire when connected to the hot shoe on the top of your camera.  You should be all set.  Also, beyond the studio lighitng class you will need to add an additional monolight for a total of three for future classes.  It my be more ecenomical to do thnis now if you can.  The kit I would recamend is the three monolight kit version of the one you linked to here: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1046817-STUD/impact_vc_500wl3k_vc_500wl_500w_digital_monolight.html/mode/edu.  Lastly, this is also the kit available as a voucher through Ai that can be added to your tuition if you would prefer and quality.  You would need to ask your Academic and Financial Aid Counselors for the details.

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Re: Radio Slaves for Studio Photography 202
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2015, 06:45:42 pm »
Thanks so much I also had a few more questions about a couple other pieces of equipment... I know we need a backdrop frame http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/437786-STUD/Impact_3046_Background_Support_System.html/mode/edu as well as a neutral density filter... http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/752876-REG/B_W_1066161_52mm_106_Solid_Neutral.html/mode/edu  ....what do you think of these and are they worth it?  Thanks!

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Re: Radio Slaves for Studio Photography 202
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2015, 10:42:39 am »
Hi amfragata219,

The Impact background support system looks to be good and economical choice.  The ND filter you linked to is a very good brand and quality but is a fixed 1.8 filter. To have greater range of flexibility you may want to consider a variable filter that allows you to dial in different densities such as this one:http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1015987-REG/light_craft_workshop_10807_52mm_rapid_variable_nd.html/mode/edu
With any sort a filter you put over your lens, there may be a reductio in optical quality and sharpness. More expensive filters generally have more precise and sharper optics. You get what you pay for so look at the different options out there and what will best fits your budget.
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