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Smith-Victor KSB-1250F 3-Light Fluorescent Economy SoftBox Kit with Mini-Boom (120VAC)

B&H # SMKSB1250F Mfr # 408105
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You Pay: $669.00
Product Highlights
  • 176 Total Fluorescent Watts as Supplied
  • 3- SBL-1 Fixtures with Mount Adapters
  • 2- 24x32" Softboxes
  • 1- 10x24" Strip Softbox
  • Light Stands
  • Boom Arm
  • Wheeled Kit Case

The Smith-Victor KSB-1250F 3-Light Fluorescent Economy SoftBox Kit with Mini-Boom (120VAC) is an economical way to provide intense, soft, fluorescent light. Use it for portraits or still-life setups. It includes 3 fixtures with spiral screw-in fluorescent bulbs, 2- 24 x 32" and 1-10 x 24" softboxes with adapters, 3- Raven black aluminum light stands that rise to a maximum height of 8', a boom arm and a wheeled soft kit case.

SBL-1 Fixtures
  • Each fixture has an insulated 160° Tilt-Handle, ratchet locking system, and 5/8" Baby mount
  • Ceramic socket that accepts tungsten a flood light bulb, screw-in fluorescent bulb, or a screw-in slave flash
Fluorescent Bulbs
Included in the kit are two 75W spiral 5200K bulbs and one 26W spiral bulb with standard E26 Edison screw bases
Softboxes
Elastic collar on rear of each softbox helps prevent light leaks
Light Stands
Aluminum - 4 sections, 3 risers
Boom Arm
  • Two sections, extends from 36 - 64" (91cm - 1.6 m)
  • 1.1 lb counterweight
  • Anodized aluminum construction
Kit Case
  • Double-decked - The lower deck is accessed by a zippered flap
    on the end of the case
  • Fully padded, with tie-down straps in each compartment
  • Net pocket in underside of lid
  • 2" wheels and a luggage-style pull-out handle
  • Canvas handles and a shoulder strap
Rating 75W x2, 26W x1 110-120VAC
Socket (Lampholder) E26 Edison Screw
Lens (Condenser) Not Applicable
Reflector (Mirror) Silver softbox interior
Mounting 5/8" Baby
Yoke Not Applicable
Cable 10' 2- wire, Edison Plug
Focusing Not Applicable
Weight Each Fixture: ~5 lbs (2.3kg)
Dimensions SB2436 Softbox: 24 x 32 x 17" (61 x 81 x 43cm)
SB1024 Softbox: 10 x 24 x 15" (25.4 x 61 x 38cm)
Kit in Case: 29 x 13 x 9" (74 x 33 x 23cm) (LxWxH)
Kit Weight 43 lbs (19.5kg)
Smith-Victor KSB-1250F 3-Light Fluorescent Economy SoftBox Kit with Mini-Boom (120VAC)
  • 2 x SBL-2432 500 Watt Economy SoftBox Light - 24 x 32" (120V AC)
  • SMSBL1024
  • 3 x SBL1 Economy Softbox Light
  • 2 x 75W Spiral Fluorescent Bulbs
  • 26W Spiral Fluorescent Bulb
  • 3 x RS8 8' Aluminum Light Stand with 5/8" Top Mount
  • MB110 2 Section Lightweight Boom,
  • SoftCase on Wheels (14 x 30 x 14")
  • "Imaging with Light" Guide
  • 1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty on Fixtures and Stands
  • 30 Day Manufacturer's Warranty on Softboxes
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    Smith-VictorKSB-1250F 3-Light Fluorescent Economy SoftBox Kit with Mini-Boom (120VAC)
     
    3.6

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    78%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (8)
    • Consistent (5)
    • Reliable (4)

    Cons

    • Not durable (3)

    Best Uses

    • Artificial lighting (6)
    • Photography (4)
    • Portraits (4)
    • Studio (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (7)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great kit for the money

    I will be using this product on a film set and in a mobile application often. The first shoot I did with this kit was great and went over easily. The control with the...Read complete review

    I will be using this product on a film set and in a mobile application often. The first shoot I did with this kit was great and went over easily. The control with the speed rings and the angles available make this kit easy to setup. As always with almost any kit the stands leave much to be desired - especially the boom stand. I'd recommend putting a honeycomb on the front of the soft-boxes for control of spill. Overall I feel the kit is not extremely durable and will probably only last me a couple of years at best but it does the job I need. For the price this kit is spot on and will give you instantly professional results if used properly.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    It is what it is

    The lights aren't as bright as I thought they would be, but nicely lit the products we were shooting. Also, the boom definitely needs to be weighted with something.

    Also,...Read complete review

    The lights aren't as bright as I thought they would be, but nicely lit the products we were shooting. Also, the boom definitely needs to be weighted with something.

    Also, we've set this up twice, and the rods are already starting to get bent. Ideally we'd leave this kit set up, but it's not an option at the moment, so we'll probably need to be replacing it soon, and I don't think I'd purchase this again.

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    2.0

    Very difficult to put together

    By Journalism instructor

    from Laredo, Texas

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Carrying Case
    • Sturdy Boom
    • Sturdy Tripods

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Artificial Lighting
      • Photography
      • Portraits
      • Video

      Comments about Smith-Victor KSB-1250F 3-Light Fluorescent Economy SoftBox Kit with Mini-Boom (120VAC):

      I thought I'd get this for my students to use in my journalism classes and for the broadcasting instructor in hers. I liked the rolling box that came with it, and that it seemed like it would be easily taken to wherever we would need it. (I've brought my own personal light kit to school.) On the first day I found out that it's not easily portable. It's the devil to put the light boxes together, so forget about portability. This will need to stay in one place. That's why the two-star rating.

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      4.0

      Good For What It Is

      By Gillmantech

      from Traverse City, MI

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Artificial Lighting
        • Photography

        Comments about Smith-Victor KSB-1250F 3-Light Fluorescent Economy SoftBox Kit with Mini-Boom (120VAC):

        I use this light kit in my businesses green screen room. I dont use it for lighting the green screen itself, but rather for lighting the person in front of the green screen using a standard 3 point lighting scheme. The kit is a bit tiem consuming to put together, but not all that complicated to learn.

        I would suggest being careful when building your soft box as the rods are somewhat easy to bend, although I've yet to actually bend one. The larger 2 soft boxes flood the room rather well so I would suggest buying a pair of honeycombs for them for a bit more control.

        All in all however this is a decent kit for the price, but I wouldnt't neccessarily buy it for portable applications.

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        4.0

        Green Screen Usage

        By GDBman

        from Phoenix, Az.

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

        • Light stans are to weak

        Best Uses

        • Artificial Lighting

        Comments about Smith-Victor KSB-1250F 3-Light Fluorescent Economy SoftBox Kit with Mini-Boom (120VAC):

        Easy to setup ... Worked well for green screen ....
        Eliminates the use of Hot Lights ....

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        • No

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        3.0

        Great Light

        By John

        from Ashland, Or

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Reliable

        Cons

        • Difficult Setup

        Best Uses

        • Artificial Lighting
        • Photography

        Comments about Smith-Victor KSB-1250F 3-Light Fluorescent Economy SoftBox Kit with Mini-Boom (120VAC):

        I use this for a web series, and it's great for providing even key, fill, and shoulder light.

        It's a bit difficult to assemble, but I'm not breaking it down all the time, so if you're putting it together, and not breaking it down daily it should't be an issue. If you're breaking it down every day, consider something else.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Excellent value

        By Video Pete

        from Jacksonville, FL

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Artificial Lighting

          Comments about Smith-Victor KSB-1250F 3-Light Fluorescent Economy SoftBox Kit with Mini-Boom (120VAC):

          I used the light kit in my portable video production facility. The craftsmanship and performance of the light kit makes set up a breeze and produces outstanding results.

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          4.0

          Nice light kit for green screen hobbist

          By Cary the beginner

          from Owasso, OK

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Even lighting

          Cons

          • Boom needs more weight

          Best Uses

          • Green Screen

          Comments about Smith-Victor KSB-1250F 3-Light Fluorescent Economy SoftBox Kit with Mini-Boom (120VAC):

          I've just gotten started with using this with my 10ft by 12ft green screen. The softboxes seem to put out a nice even light. The kit was a little difficult to figure out how to put together, but after getting the first light set up the other two were easy to get working.

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          4.0

          nice started system

          By romeoactor

          from albany.ny

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Artificial Lighting
            • Photography
            • Portraits

            Comments about Smith-Victor KSB-1250F 3-Light Fluorescent Economy SoftBox Kit with Mini-Boom (120VAC):

            a little hard to get softboxes put together, but a really decent starter set. i am using it for shooting video

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            3.0

            Good Starter kit

            By Bill

            from pittsburgh, pa

            About Me Semi-Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Not Durable
            • Not Portable

            Best Uses

            • Portraits
            • Studio

            Comments about Smith-Victor KSB-1250F 3-Light Fluorescent Economy SoftBox Kit with Mini-Boom (120VAC):

            Using for a starter lighting kit for travel

            gives off great light.

            not very portable, not easy to put together, bent one of the rods when putting box lights together.

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            4.0

            Great economy kit

            By Lil Tim

            from Alaska

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Bulky

            Best Uses

            • Studio

            Comments about Smith-Victor KSB-1250F 3-Light Fluorescent Economy SoftBox Kit with Mini-Boom (120VAC):

            Nice kit. But, you must take your time with it and be careful.

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            3.0

            It is what it is

            By Wendy

            from CT

            About Me Semi-Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Not Durable
            • Poor Design

            Best Uses

            • Studio

            Comments about Smith-Victor KSB-1250F 3-Light Fluorescent Economy SoftBox Kit with Mini-Boom (120VAC):

            The lights aren't as bright as I thought they would be, but nicely lit the products we were shooting. Also, the boom definitely needs to be weighted with something.

            Also, we've set this up twice, and the rods are already starting to get bent. Ideally we'd leave this kit set up, but it's not an option at the moment, so we'll probably need to be replacing it soon, and I don't think I'd purchase this again.

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            4.0

            Great kit for the money

            By Matt

            from North Carolina

            About Me Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

            • Not Durable

            Best Uses

            • Portraits
            • Studio
            • Traveling

            Comments about Smith-Victor KSB-1250F 3-Light Fluorescent Economy SoftBox Kit with Mini-Boom (120VAC):

            I will be using this product on a film set and in a mobile application often. The first shoot I did with this kit was great and went over easily. The control with the speed rings and the angles available make this kit easy to setup. As always with almost any kit the stands leave much to be desired - especially the boom stand. I'd recommend putting a honeycomb on the front of the soft-boxes for control of spill. Overall I feel the kit is not extremely durable and will probably only last me a couple of years at best but it does the job I need. For the price this kit is spot on and will give you instantly professional results if used properly.

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