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Since we're talking anecdotal, I live in one of the most media saturated cities in the US, Washington DC, and I've yet to see a Buff product. I know they're out there somewhere, but I've never seen any. I've also seen my large organization host hired professionals to shoot for a magazine, and on all five of those shoots, the only thing I saw was Profoto lights, plus two using Kinos on the faces (three shooting Nikon DSLR, two Canon).
Also, my used Profoto kit cost about the same as one Einstein. Granted, I got a great deal, but you don't...Show more →
interestingly enough, if you search google for paul buff and profoto along with washington dc, you get tons of hits on paul buff by photographers. The hits on profoto are all stores.
I saw alien bees several times on a single trip to dc recently.
Again, not claiming buff lights are in the same league with profoto but it's reasonable to assume at 1/4th the cost, they are out there in big(ger) numbers.