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Advice Needed

I am thinking of purchasing a studio portrait kit which will just be for learning and hobby purposes. I would also want to use it for product type shots etc. Can anyone advise on a set up please. Not too expensive though. I would like to spend around £200/£250. If a kit is too pricey could I purchase the gear separately.
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Re: Advice Needed

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I am thinking of purchasing a studio portrait kit which will just be for learning and hobby purposes. I would also want to use it for product type shots etc. Can anyone advise on a set up please. Not too expensive though. I would like to spend around £200/£250. If a kit is too pricey could I purchase the gear separately.
Thanks in advance.
Steve

i will have a word with my wife and find out what her set up is she has portable studio that she visits Pre School and Nursery Groups to do there individual and group shots,

The Cameras she is supplied with are Fuji S3 Pros

I will find out what lighting etc she uses and costs
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Re: Advice Needed

Just checked my wifes Kit she has two Bowens Gemini esprit

plus the two Stands

5 coloured back drops her kit links by cable to slave and to laptop

here is a forum on the Bowens http://www.bowens.co.uk/cgi-bin/foru...num=1164917231

and prices http://www.warehouseexpress.com/flas...owens%20gemini

Excellent kit for Portrait and groups
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Zuiko OM 28mm 2.8, 50mm 1.8 , 80-200mm
ZD 14-42mm, 14-45mm, 14-54mm, 40-150mm ,50-200mm , 70-300mm, 35mm Macro , EX-25
Sigma 50-500mm To be Obtained
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Thanks for the effort and info Robusto. Much appreciated.
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Re: Advice Needed

I have Coolights by Interfit
http://www.warehouseexpress.com/buy-...lamps/p1027290

They DO NOT GIVE THE YELLOW GLOW ! 9 bulbs(!) in each and a few spare!
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Thanks for the link Chevvyf1.
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