lcarlson 6:20pm, 10 September 2008
I'm getting more into model/portrait (and band promo) photography. I'm looking to purchase a lighting kit.

I've got it narrowed down to a few light kits.


Which one would you go with for your first 'Pro' lighting kit?

I think I'm gonna drop some money on a Nikon SB-26 as well. (what would you go with?)

Thanks for the input!!!
N. Lindstrom Photo 10 years ago
I think 32'' for an umbrella is a bit small. But I'm no pro.
Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer Posted 10 years ago. Edited by Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer (admin) 10 years ago
I agree and would suggest 42'' or more. I am in the market for some Large top quality umbrellas like Impact or Westcott.

The cheap Ebay and Amvona Umbrellas I purchased suck.

I use the SB-24's and love em. I have 3.

Sb-24, 25, 26, 28, 80, 80dx are all nice speedlights with full manual control. i don't think you can go wrong with any of them.
JustinSinks 10 years ago
Shawn: You have 2 SB-24s, and I now have one ;) lol jk, ill get it back to you today
lcarlson Posted 10 years ago. Edited by lcarlson (moderator) 10 years ago
Where would you go to get any of those nikon speedlights? (aside from ebay)
I'm having trouble finding somewhere to get them.
I got all of mine off Craigslist $50 each. Look often.
I also got them from the Minneapolis/St. paul Craigslist.
JulesAmeel 10 years ago
dude im looking to get rid of a sb 28 if your interested!?
maxcaven 10 years ago
go for alien bee's mannn, I love mine. And I'm sure jules will vouch for his.
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