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Justin Huffman wrote:
I think if your just starting out the alien bee lights will do fine. If your sure you'll have a career in studio work then just go for elinchrom or white lightning or better...
seriously though paul buff company is second to none, excellent products reasonably priced and awesome customer care.
That's puzzling... I often read advices in a sense as above though it doesn't make sense to me.
Why aren't ABs or PCBuff's accessories just good for getting your feet wet? not up to snuff for professional work? What is better in using Elinchrom? Absolutely nothing in my regard.
And then always the addendum in praise of the company, what contradicts the first sentence. In my book customer service plays a very big role in supplying professional tools, be it in lighting or camera.
As far as I know there's a huge number of American professional photographers using ABs. I don't imagine that they are dreaming of Elinchrom et al.
I can't agree more with this assessment.
With a set of 8a airs here, they see little, or hardly any more work at all. Do I need them to shoot huge venues or places that require massive amounts of light? Yea, sometimes. But for the majority of work, the E640's work better of the investment than any of the Eli or ProFoto stuff here.
I ALWAYS look down the road after this many years of doing this and investing in kit. After 4 sets of Eli lights, 2 ProFotos, 1 set of Einsteins.I can assure you without question that after that honeymoon period is over... your warranty is merely filler for a file folder, for the money, you won't be disappointed with a $499.00 head with a MAXIMUM repair bill of $60.-- no matter what the issue.
People buy lemons all the time from these companies. But it's you that will carry that load for months on end with failures and profit loss during those down times.
And although I have showed for jobs where some idiot has chuckled about using a Buff lamp.. It's me getting the work and the dosh...not him. I could care less. Pound for pound, buck for buck. All the technology built into a Buff's head.. You'll not find better in the working class area of lights.