What do people like as a light strobe on site travel kit? Mainly looking at multi-flash set-ups with modifiers.
So some followed my thread looking at Quantum flash lights as an on-site, light travel kit that could overpower interior lighting and even a bit of sunlight.
In the end I passed on it finding it was much more expensive for the results, opting instead to stick with Nikon flashes and trying a 3rd party strobe. For the most part, I found 2-4 flashes in a soft box can blast out the sun so I'm opting for that route and getting a wireless iTTL trigger system.
Here is the kit I am building/have:
This is what my "go anywhere - do almost anything" kit looks like.
3 - Manfrotto 175F-1 Spring Clamps
2 - Manfrotto 5001B 74-Inch Nano Stands
1 - Phottix Odin TTL Flash Trigger for Nikon (these are really cool - look them up if you haven't)
3 - Phottix Odin TTL Flash Receivers
1 - Yongnuo YN-568EX TTL (1/8000 high speed sync flash - well reviewed, similar GN as Nikon, we will see) $200
1 - Flashpoint Quad Shoe Mount bracket
1 - 30" Octogon Softbox with grid
and a couple of other little accessories
2 - SB-900
1 - SB-600
1 - 24" Soft box
Rogue 3-in-1 Honeycomb Grid System
Orbis ring flash
Gary Fong Lightsphere Collapsible PRO Kit
Assorted Umbrellas and light stands
And a few other little things.
I'm sure there will be a plethora of more stuff that will be added, but all of that should fit in a gym-bag sized bag for easy travel. That is the key and goal.
I have seen a newer item on the market called a SaberStrip light - I'm thinking of either building something like it or just getting one. Anyone use/have one?
If anyone has any suggestions or want to share what they use I think everyone would love to read it.
D800, D300, D50(ir converted), FujiX100, Canon G11, Olympus TG2. Nikon lenses - 24mm 2.8, 35mm 1.8, (5 in all)50mm, 60mm, 85mm 1.8, 105vr, 105 f2.5, 180mm 2.8, 70-200vr1, 24-120vr f4. Tokina 12-24mm, 16-28mm, 28-70mm (angenieux design), 300mm f2.8. Sigma 15mm fisheye. Voigtlander R2 (olive) & R2a, Voigt 35mm 2.5, Zeiss 50mm f/2, Leica 90mm f/4. I know I missed something...