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A good alternative to ProFoto Battery Powered on Location shooting???

This topic contains 4 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by Profile photo of Rachael Alice Rachael Alice 2 weeks, 1 day ago.

Studio Photography School Forums A good alternative to ProFoto Battery Powered on Location shooting???

This topic contains 4 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by Profile photo of Rachael Alice Rachael Alice 2 weeks, 1 day ago.

  • #327544
    B*
    Participant

    Hello just wondering what your thoughts were on this strobe (Flashpoint) that is battery powered and similar to the more expensive ProFoto’s
    Link is below;
    http://www.adorama.com/fplfx600bn.html#source=productOptions

    Has anyone used them before? Primarily looking for strobes that can be used in the studio (for product photography) and on location when I do car photography. At this point I have been working with LED’s and I’m now ready to move to strobes.

    Another option I’m considering is this Bowens 500r’s kit with optional Travelpak

    http://www.henrys.com/71136-BOWENS-GEMINI-500-500R-TX-UM-SB-KIT.aspx

    I would love to get the ProFoto’s but at this time there not in my price range.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  • #331211
    Alex Koloskov
    Keymaster
    - Studio basics group - Pro Corner Subscriber (advanced) - Instructor

    Both light are good, but one is battery-powered and another is not.
    What do you need more? You need to decide, we won;t help you here:-)
    I never buy a battery powered lights because I shoot at studio only. If it would be opposite, I’ll be buying battery-powered;-)

    The Lighting magician

    • #333294
      B*
      Participant

      Hello Alex and thank you for your response. I usually get an email when someone responded. Lucky I checked today. With automotive photography you can shoot both in a studio or out in the environment, it just depends on what the client is lookng for. This is why I’m thinking of maybe the Flashpoint, I just wasn’t sure if they were a good brand as I had never heard of them before. But you’re right I need to figure out where I will be shooting most and what :D in order to make the final pick as I’m hoping to get some Jewellery and cosmetic clients too and that work would be mostly done in the studio. Thanks again Alex.

  • #442755
    Hank
    Participant
    - Pro Corner Subscriber (advanced)

    B+
    with an AC adapter for the flashpoint XPLOR600 you have the best of both worlds Mobile and Studio. Got mine for 89USD but see they are up to 100USD currently.

  • #445014
    Rachael Alice
    Participant

    Both lights are good to go with. As Alex told that Which option to go with battery-powered or another is totally personal preference.

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