hoping that someone can help me out. I shoot mainly table top stuff, food, still life and occasionally some ppl.
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I'm looking to get some new lights as my business is expanding. I'm currently using Alien Bees and as much as I enjoy using them, I want to portray a more professional appearance (sounds terrible I know!).
I have been looking at the three options listed above. There are pros and cons for all of them and I am having a difficult time deciding.
The Profoto D1
Pro : flash duration is faster than senso, offers air remote, digital adjustments, easy to find in rental
con : pricing while cheaper than bron is still relatively expensive. Need to use a frost dome for some modifiers and will lose light output because of that. Mono head, which is heavy
Pro : love the design, its a small and compact kit, and will work well when I shoot interiors on location. Has the most power among all options. Litos heads are also compact and I like the magic wand (is that what you call it) to control direction of light, would be buying into the bron family and really like the move packs for future expandability of my kit.
Con : Most expensive of the bunch. Slow flash duration, I'm afraid if i do pours for shoots that it won't be able to stop motion well. Need to buy the RFS remote. Litos heads are not compatible with other packs, just senso and maybe move later in the future
Pro : Love the flash duration and the colour temp. Also like the commander unit remote that you can get for it. Looks better than Alien bees and offers a high range of output than I'm accustomed to. Modifiers are cheap and the overall cost of the system won't break the bank. Also like the design of the foldable softbox.
Con : Power is the lowest. I had a shoot recently where I used 1 2400 pack and 2 1200 pack and it was just enough power. Not sure if it will work well with the Einstein.
Overall I'm just not sure how to go about this. I have set 8K budget for this system and ideally I would want to have 4 heads and a couple of softboxes.
Hope someone can help!