I have never owned strobe lights. I would like to buy a system that I can plug in the outlet at my home and use portable as well. Does power packs serve for that need or they can only be used portable? I dont want to buy a system that is only portable because batteries die as they get used. I need a system that I can plug in the outlet and use as portable as well. Please advise me with your experience...
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I have recently purchased the Elinchrom D-Lite units from B & H. Mine are the Elinchrom D-LITE4 IT 400ws 2-LT TO GO SET - ELDL4IT2LK. These run on minimal wattage off regular 120v outlets in the USA. They also work on 230v. On PAD, is an example of a recent shot, done on location in a house. And so you can see the use of the strobes...
This was extremely cramped, but the subjects stood leaning against the chair, and the headshots were taken from the camera on the tripod between the two units on the left. This entree setup goes into a Smart fortwo, so it is portable. The set comes with Elinchrome's trigger units and these seem to work well. I must admit, I do not learn as well as a young dog, but those are very easy to set up and get working. Lots of adjustability. And they are very high quality. So, this would be my suggestion. From B & H Photo.
Portability on batteries is something else, but battery packs are available or, with an outside venue, a quiet generator can be used.
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