I figured I'd post this here instead of the lighting forum for faster responses but what is everyone using for a studio/ outdoor portrait setup? What are some recommendations for someone starting from scratch that work well with the A7/A7r. What accessories and hidden costs should I expect to encounter/buy to get the most out of a studio lighting setup?
I don't mind going more expensive as I don't want to have to "trash everything" to upgrade to something that actually just works. I looked at and read a few reviews of the Profoto D1 Air kits and the Elinchrom ELC Pro HD. Do most people recommend the 250W, 500W, or 1000W versions? Is a 2 light or 3 light setup preferred? Both systems seem great from a reviewer standpoint. Anyone here with experience with either? Pros? Cons?
Just asking questions as I've only really done natural light portraits as that's what I've been asked for but I kind of want to learn to do the studio type stuff as well.