B&H is now selling Impact Ready Cool continuous fluorescent lights, which are available in 2-bulb and 4-bulb configurations.
Each fluorescent bulb offers 55 watts output. The Ready Cool 2 lamp version delivers the equivalent output of roughly a 500w tungsten light, while the Ready Cool 4 lamp version is equivalent to a roughly 1000w hot light. Lamp life is estimated at 8000 hours.
The Ready Cool 2 lamp version is available for $169.95, and the Ready Cool 4 lamp version is available for for $394.95 (currently on sale for $344.95). Both units ship with bulbs and a padded carrying case. Check them out here at B&H Photo.
The Impact VSD300 monolight and softbox kit is an all-inclusive lighting kit that contains the basics of what you need for an indoor 2-light studio setup.
The kit includes the following:
- (2) 300 w/s VSD300 monolights
- (2) 24×32″ softboxes
- (2) reflectors
- (2) sync cords
- (2) 8′ stands
At the time of this review, the full kit is available for $458.95 from B&H Photo. Just looking over the basic specs of what’s included and it is apparent that this is a good deal of gear for a rather small price.
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B&H has its Impact Digital Flash Umbrella Kit for $69.95 (reg. $98.95) for the rest of the month. This kit includes two 32″ umbrellas, two 8′ light stands and two shoe-mount flash brackets.
This is a great little kit that I’ve personally had for several years (and I paid $100 for it). If you need a cheap off-camera mount solution for your speedlights, this is a great deal. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
The Impact EX100A is a basic 100 watt monolight that’s available from B&H Photo. The EX100A is also available in a 2 monolight kit with 24″ softboxes, an umbrella, light stands and a carry case.
The EX100A 2-light kit was my first experience with using monolights, and for the $200 I spent on it, I have been pretty pleased. Sure, it’s not AlienBees, Elinchrom or anything fancy, but not everyone needs (or can afford) those brands. [click to continue…]