I made you three off-camera flash kits to choose from! Keep reading to take a look at them.
Off-camera flash is this technique in which you light a scene using a flash, and the flash is mounted off-camera. This way you can choose the flash’s position and orientation. Off-camera flash usually requires a way for the camera to communicate with the flash, and this is usually achieved with radio transmitters.
In this post I’d like to share with you three different off-camera flash kits that you can assemble at three different price points. All these kits contain one flash, one transmitter, a support for the flash, a modifier, and anything that you may need to hold the modifier.
I’m also going to consider two brands of flashes: Godox and Westcott. I think these two brands provide a good balance between quality and cost.
Let’s get started! The first option could set you back between US$200 and US$500.
This includes a regular, 7 foot light stand, a translucent (shoot through) umbrella, and the bracket to hold everything together, all in a bundle.
This combination of light stand, bracket and umbrella should cost about US$65.
The intermediate kit has a price range between US$725 with Godox gear, and US$805 with Westcott gear.
The first recommendation is a 7-foot, air-cushioned, heavy-duty, light stand. I really love these light stands because they are air-cushioned. This means that at some point, if you loosen one of the support joints, your light will not just bump to the floor or to the lower level, but it will descend slowly, protecting your gear.
On the Westcott side of things, you could use the Wescott FJ200 and the same transmitter, the FJ-X2m.
Finally, at a more professional level if you will, a kit will set you back around US$900, regardless of the flash brand that you decide to go with.
In this case I’m suggesting a 13-foot, air cushioned, light stand with a boom arm. These are just amazing! I love them! This is a light stand with a transversal arm that allows you to place, let’s say, a light modifier on top of your talent. However the light stand won’t stand in your way, it is actually on the side. It’s so convenient, it’s great! It’s not super expensive, considering the price of light stands, but it’s great and it’s incredibly convenient. Also if, for some reason you don’t need to use the boom arm in the horizontal position, you can extend it up to 13 feet high.
On the Westcott side of things, you could go with the Westcott FJ400 and the corresponding transmitter the FJ-X2m.
Summary and Notes
I just mentioned some price range or ranges for each one of these kids, however consider that if you’re watching this around Black Friday sales of 2021, Adorama has quite a few discounts or sale prices so, many of these kits that I just mentioned will actually be even cheaper.
And there you have it! Three off-camera flash kits at three different price points.
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