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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 3:05 pm 
I have been starting to get flash triggers and looking at getting some cheap extra flashes so I can start doing different types of shots. I don't have a studio or anything. But I have been looking at light stands and umbrellas to put the flashes on.

My dilemma is do I want to buy a pretty good priced kit that comes with two light stands, two shoot through umbrellas, two brackets, and two reflective umbrellas. With the light stands having a max height of 7 ft. Or do I want to get that all separate and get taller light stands say 10 ft? If I buy it all separate I will spend around 30 dollars more but will have a little better quality.

Now if people find 7 ft tall enough I would just go with the cheaper kit since I don't take that many pictures requiring this setup.



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 6:42 pm 
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I'm curious if it is this package you're considering, which I own. 7 feet stands have been sufficient for me. Only once is a rare situation I needed more height and I had my wife hold it up. Course, don't know if you use an assistant, but a large chair, box, or other object can come in handy. Again, though, very rare am I needing a taller light stand.

As far as the kit goes, was a great price for me being a student. Not the best stuff, I imagine, but don't know what to compare to. Ever since I started using off-camera flash, photography has becoming even more enjoyable, challenging, and rewarding. Really fun. Good luck!

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 2:26 pm 
Yeah that is the kit that I was looking at. Thank you for your response it was very helpful. So when the time comes which should be pretty soon I hope, I will have to pick up this kit. Thanks again MrKman!

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