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Smith-Victor KF2U 2-Light 90W/s Thrifty Location Kit

B&H # SMKF2U Mfr # 401455
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Product Highlights
  • 2x FlashLite 45i AC Flashes
  • Brackets, Umbrellas, Stands

The Smith0-Victor KF2U 2-Light 90W/s Thrifty Location Kit is one of the most economical flash kits available. It includes 2 FlashLite 45i AC Slave/Master Flashes, swivel mounts, umbrellas for softening the light output, and light stands.

The built in optical slave fires the second flash when it "sees" the light from the first unit.
The black backed white umbrellas soften the light.
Maximum Watt/Seconds Each Flash: 45 w/s
Guide Number 90, ISO 100
Recycle Time 3 seconds
Flash Duration 1/500-1/1000 sec
Flash Variability No
User Replaceable Flashtube No
Changeable Reflector No
Changeable Reflector No
Modeling Light Wattage Not applicable
Voltage Stabilization Not specified by manufacturer
Flash Ready Indicator LED
Operating Voltage 110-115VAC
Built-in Slave Cell Yes
Circuit Protection No
Fan Cooled No
Auto Dump Not applicable
Dimensions Each Flash: 3 x 5.6" (14.2 x 7.6 cm)
Weight Each flash: .25 lb (.1 kg)
Kit Weight 15 lbs (6.8 kg)
Smith-Victor KF2U 2-Light 90W/s Thrifty Location Kit
  • 2 x 45i Slave flashes with sync cords and test buttons
  • 2 x 33" Black backed white umbrellas
  • 2 x Umbrella/light swivel mounts
  • 2 x S7 6' Aluminum light stands
  • Lighting Guide: Imaging with Light
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    Smith-VictorKF2U 2-Light 90W/s Thrifty Location Kit
     
    4.4

    (based on 17 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (14)
    • Consistent (10)
    • Easy to setup (9)
    • Reliable (9)
    • Easy to set up (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portraits (11)
      • Photography (9)
      • Strobe lighting (7)
      • Artificial lighting (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (6), Photo enthusiast (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (6)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Satisfied Purchase

      I was hesitant to purchase the product, because I thought that I would quickly "outgrow" the capabilities of the Flash Kit. Now that I have had it for a few...Read complete review

      I was hesitant to purchase the product, because I thought that I would quickly "outgrow" the capabilities of the Flash Kit. Now that I have had it for a few weeks, I am very satisfied with it and now my only regret is that of not having purchased it earlier. This kit is an invaluable tool for gaining experience with studio lighting because of its portability, reliability and low cost. I do wish however, that it did come with a bag to carry the equipment with, the "corrigated" carrying case mentioned is just a card board box, though I half expected that. [...]

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      need a video of your product

      my suggestion will be that should be available a video of the product, so, that way it would be more easy to choose the right gear for our necessities. In my case,does...Read complete review

      my suggestion will be that should be available a video of the product, so, that way it would be more easy to choose the right gear for our necessities. In my case,does not full my requirement.

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      3.0

      need a video of your product

      By Alex Moyrón

      from San Diego, CA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Portraits

          Comments about Smith-Victor KF2U 2-Light 90W/s Thrifty Location Kit:

          my suggestion will be that should be available a video of the product, so, that way it would be more easy to choose the right gear for our necessities. In my case,does not full my requirement.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Wonderful!

          By Chris

          from LA

          Comments about Smith-Victor KF2U 2-Light 90W/s Thrifty Location Kit:

          Just received this set as a birthday gift from my husband. It is a wonderful set!! My first set of studio lights, which I'm using in addition to my SB600 and D3100.

          The construction is great for the price point, and were simple to put together. The set is light, and will be easy to use for BMX photography.

          I love this set! Great for a beginner!

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          5.0

          Smith-Victor Lighting Kit

          By shel shel

          from san diego, ca

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Lightweight
          • Portable
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Portraits

            Comments about Smith-Victor KF2U 2-Light 90W/s Thrifty Location Kit:

            I use this for portrait photography. The umbrellas are perfect for portability and are also excellent shoot thru umbrellas. All of my photos turned out great! I have also used my speedlights with the umbrellas with also great results.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Studio Flash Kit

            By Z

            from Ga

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Photography
              • Portraits

              Comments about Smith-Victor KF2U 2-Light 90W/s Thrifty Location Kit:

              This has been a really good kit for me. Have used it a few time and it working well. The slave flash bulbs work well and you can also put continuous lighting bulbs in the kit.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Let There Be Light!

              By Jon

              from Saskatoon, SK

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Artificial Lighting
                • Portraits
                • Strobe Lighting

                Comments about Smith-Victor KF2U 2-Light 90W/s Thrifty Location Kit:

                This is a very capable studio flash kit that has surpassed my expectations. I have used this kit in a home studio as well as an improvised studio at an event, and it delivered for me in both situations. The flashes are surprisingly powerful, and dead simple to use. I also love the option of using the umbrellas for bounce or shoot-through. The optical slaves impressed me with how consistant they are, but don't expect rapid-fire operation; they need some time to recharge after each shot. Both flash units are equally powerful and the output cannot be adjusted. This can make it difficult to fine tune the look that you want. They can also be set off by a camera flash from a ridiculous distance away - something to think about if using them for event photography.
                All things considered, I am very pleased with my purchase, and I feel the value of this kit is tough to beat.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                4.0

                Excellent value

                By Sherm

                from NJ

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                • Lack of storage case

                Best Uses

                • Photography
                • Portraits

                Comments about Smith-Victor KF2U 2-Light 90W/s Thrifty Location Kit:

                Purchased to photograph items for sale on web site, and for portraits.

                Quality of product is better than I expected for the price. Very easy to set up and use. Would recommend this product to first-time user.

                Only complaint would be lack of storage case or travel bag.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                The Price is Right

                By Shell Pad

                from Spring, TX

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Photography
                  • Portraits
                  • Strobe Lighting

                  Comments about Smith-Victor KF2U 2-Light 90W/s Thrifty Location Kit:

                  Thrifty gash unit is thrifty. It has it's limits but for the price it's worth it. Will be saving my pennies to buy a better unit in the future

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  xmas present for mom!

                  By hoppey

                  from laurence harbor, nj

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Awesome
                  • Consistent
                  • Easy Setup
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Smith-Victor KF2U 2-Light 90W/s Thrifty Location Kit:

                      I'm not all that kean on photography equipment but I got these for my mother for Christmas and I have never seen her so excited for anything before it was my favorite present to see her so estatic about something thank you

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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                      4.0

                      My First Set

                      By ƒuji

                      from Somewhere, USA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy Setup
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Smith-Victor KF2U 2-Light 90W/s Thrifty Location Kit:

                          Theses are my first set of Light stands. They get the job done. Seem to be strong and definitely worth the price. I rigged them so I can fire them from a wireless trigger.

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                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          I love this kit....

                          By Uwe

                          from Naples, Italy

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent
                          • Easy Setup
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Photography
                            • Portraits

                            Comments about Smith-Victor KF2U 2-Light 90W/s Thrifty Location Kit:

                            Use it for portraits. And it works perfectly!

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            works great

                            By corinebean

                            from Ann Arbor, MI

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent
                            • Easy Setup
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Portraits
                              • Strobe Lighting

                              Comments about Smith-Victor KF2U 2-Light 90W/s Thrifty Location Kit:

                              I have been searching for a long time and doing much research into finding the right strobe lights. Its the perfect kit. Also, I have a very small apartment, and these lights barely take up much space!

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Excellent Product

                              By Rob

                              from Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent
                              • Easy Setup
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Artificial Lighting
                                • Photography
                                • Portraits
                                • Strobe Lighting

                                Comments about Smith-Victor KF2U 2-Light 90W/s Thrifty Location Kit:

                                I'm just starting photography so I ordered this product thinking that it will be flimsy and other have issues but ordered the cheapest I could find. Was I surprised, this one is for keeps!

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                                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                I love it!

                                By Rafa

                                from New York, CT

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Consistent
                                • Easy Setup
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Artificial Lighting
                                  • Photography
                                  • Portraits
                                  • Strobe Lighting

                                  Comments about Smith-Victor KF2U 2-Light 90W/s Thrifty Location Kit:

                                  So easy to use!

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                                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Good Deal for the Price

                                  By I Love Coffee

                                  from Jersey City, NJ

                                  About Me Semi-Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy Setup
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Photography

                                    Comments about Smith-Victor KF2U 2-Light 90W/s Thrifty Location Kit:

                                    I bought this kit as a last minute addition for a photo shoot. It was very easy to assemble, light-weight and up and running within minutes. However, the actual output is not that great and for beginners it's a little difficult to get the lights set up just right in order to avoid heavy shadows. For the price it definitely did its job and I will be using this kit in the future for product photography and hopefully portraits too!

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                                    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    Inexpensive,light,sturdy but not cheap?

                                    By Percy.

                                    from Union County NJ

                                    About Me Professional

                                    Verified Reviewer

                                    Pros

                                    • Consistent
                                    • Easy Setup
                                    • Inexpensive
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Photography
                                      • Portraits
                                      • Strobe Lighting

                                      Comments about Smith-Victor KF2U 2-Light 90W/s Thrifty Location Kit:

                                      After 30+years as an amature sometime pro,
                                      I thought full time professsional work would entail very expensive equipment, but after several
                                      successful sittings and very satisfied clients.
                                      I must admit the kit has paid for itself.

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                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      4.0

                                      Good Price for Decent Quality

                                      By Daniel Tran

                                      from San Jose, CA

                                      About Me Casual user

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Good Color Value

                                      Cons

                                      • Flimsy

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Indoors

                                      Comments about Smith-Victor KF2U 2-Light 90W/s Thrifty Location Kit:

                                      I use this kit to do more product shooting.

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                                      (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      4.0

                                      Satisfied Purchase

                                      By David Scott

                                      from Provo, UT

                                      About Me Professional

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Consistent
                                      • Easy Setup
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Artificial Lighting
                                        • Photography
                                        • Strobe Lighting

                                        Comments about Smith-Victor KF2U 2-Light 90W/s Thrifty Location Kit:

                                        I was hesitant to purchase the product, because I thought that I would quickly "outgrow" the capabilities of the Flash Kit. Now that I have had it for a few weeks, I am very satisfied with it and now my only regret is that of not having purchased it earlier. This kit is an invaluable tool for gaining experience with studio lighting because of its portability, reliability and low cost. I do wish however, that it did come with a bag to carry the equipment with, the "corrigated" carrying case mentioned is just a card board box, though I half expected that. [...]

                                        Share this review

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