Photo Studio Equipment

I am thinking about purchasing a studio power pack and strobes.

Its been 10 years since I have done any studio work and would love to get some insight as to what’s available for a decent set up. Looking to do product shots, possibly people.

Doing a bit of looking around I was thinking about getting a used Novotron setup on eBay. Thoughts? Other suggestions?

I would be dusting off my old film set up to start, but would like to know if there are any considerations needed should I get a digital SLR.

Thanks!

We use an older version of this set plus the III. I think this is even beter and the price is hard to beat.

http://www.calumetphoto.com/item/SV4600/
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Ahhh…those are hotlights.

Probably a better idea actually than investing in a strobe setup. Do these things get stinking hot? Are you able to use a diffuser box with them?

Yes, they get hot. For sure. We had a tungsten strobe set up for a while and it was great if people had time to set it up properly but the straight pillow set-up turned out to be easier for the entire team to use.

I’d check out this kit by Profoto.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/262135-REG/Profoto_502243_ComPact_Plus_300_Pro.html

Those profoto strobes look good. What power supply would you recommend for them?

I use an Opus K25088 Kit - OpusProPhoto.com is available at DomainMarket.com. Call 888-694-6735
I bought an additional softbox for it.

If you have any questions I could answer, let me know.

Am I seeing that correctly? Do those strobes have the power supply built into them with a wireless synch?

Yes they do.

Very cool. I am going to go check them out at a local dealer this afternoon.