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PhotoflexFirst Studio Two Light Portrait Kit (120VAC)
 
4.0

(based on 22 reviews)

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    (10)

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84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to setup (9)
  • Lightweight kit (6)
  • Durable (5)
  • Easy to set up (5)
  • Attach securely (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Portraits (12)
    • Photography (8)
    • Artificial lighting (5)
    • Indoors (5)
    • Weddings (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (6), Photo enthusiast (5), Casual photographer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    I approve!

    Used it for a portrait of my two children, and plan to do family portraits. The lights do seem dim, but once I placed them where I liked them there was plenty of...Read complete review

    Used it for a portrait of my two children, and plan to do family portraits. The lights do seem dim, but once I placed them where I liked them there was plenty of light. The pictures came out a thousand times better than using just a flash. I'm not a professional, but I am a picky graphic designer. I approve of these lights as a great starter set!

    I would have liked some instructions on setup though. There was a bit of a learning curve with that.

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    Sturdy Set

    A very sturdy set for the price, these light stands are very heavy duty yet maintain a light weight for transport. The umbrella refection and light quality is also pretty good at such a...Read complete review

    A very sturdy set for the price, these light stands are very heavy duty yet maintain a light weight for transport. The umbrella refection and light quality is also pretty good at such a low price point. The only downside is that this set doesn't come with a bag or case to pack everything up safely, and protect the bulbs.

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    5.0

    Great Starter Light Set

    By KSchultz

    from New Albany

    Comments about Photoflex First Studio Two Light Portrait Kit (120VAC):

    This light set worked great in my photography classroom! It was easy to set up and was quite sturdy foe the money. I would highly recommend this product!

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    3.0

    Low Light

    By vpbowers

    from Mobile, AL

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up

    Cons

    • Dim Light

    Best Uses

      Comments about Photoflex First Studio Two Light Portrait Kit (120VAC):

      I bought the Photoflex First Studio kit hoping it to be a good first lighting kit. This has not been the case. While the materials, stands and construction are much better than cheaper units you can buy, the 250 watt bulbs for each unit are far short of being usable in a typical situation.

      I hope to be able to find a way to boost the 250 to 500 watts as this is a minimum if you want enough light to shoot at reasonable f-stops and shutter speeds.

      The only way I could get enough light into my Nikon D50 was to heavily boost my ISO or to use a flash which defeated the purpose of the light.

      Bought this kit to use at the recent Help-Portrait event and finally boxed it up and used another set-up that someone brought that was 2-500 watt softboxes that were spectacular.

      By the time I mod this kit, I could have bought the softbox kit I was originally looking at in the first place.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Lights-Still Learning how to use.....

      By JP

      from Minnesota

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Lightweight Kit

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Portraits

        Comments about Photoflex First Studio Two Light Portrait Kit (120VAC):

        So far I'm LOVING the lights. I'm still learning different ways to use them. The only thing I wish at this point is that it they had longer cords, but I can work around that easy enough.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Good, Even Lighting

        By BP

        from KENTUCKY

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Lightweight Kit

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Photography
          • Portraits
          • Weddings

          Comments about Photoflex First Studio Two Light Portrait Kit (120VAC):

          I would recommend this kit for studio or on location lighting. Since they are lightweight, I would recommend sand bags for stability when shooting on location. They provided nice, even lighting. The cords aren't very long, so we used an extension cord.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Nice equipment for a beginner

          By 11shutterbug

          from Westbury, NY

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Lightweight Kit

          Cons

          • Lights get hot instantly
          • Not sturdy

          Best Uses

          • Artificial Lighting
          • Photography
          • Portraits

          Comments about Photoflex First Studio Two Light Portrait Kit (120VAC):

          I use the First Studio Lighting to photograph my friends & family. Pretty good equipment for my first time shooting studio photography.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great starter product!

          By Rachel

          from Hartford, CT

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Artificial Lighting
            • Portraits

            Comments about Photoflex First Studio Two Light Portrait Kit (120VAC):

            I love this lighting set! This is a great price and product to start out with. It's fully transportable, easily set up and very sturdy.

            It did take some time to figure out the first time. If there was a diagram as to how it should be put together that would have made life easier but once you set it up the first time it's a breeze from there.

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            • No

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            5.0

            I would buy this product again

            By Belmon

            from Norman OK

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compatible
            • Easy Setup
            • Good product

            Cons

            • Color Cast

            Best Uses

            • Photography
            • Portraits

            Comments about Photoflex First Studio Two Light Portrait Kit (120VAC):

            The kit was as expected. Stands were sturdy, unbrellas were good. E[...] It was a good experiance.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            1.0

            not thrilled

            By Freelance Photo

            from Kentucky

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Short Lifespan
              • Unreliable

              Best Uses

                Comments about Photoflex First Studio Two Light Portrait Kit (120VAC):

                used this set once in August, now I have a shoot Saturday, and one of the bulbs blew when I turned on to test lighting. [...] that doesn't help me at all.What am I suppose to do? Ifm this is a common problem with this product, themn I will not be using it any more, and will order nothing else.I will also let others in my profession know about it. Bridgette Blair

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                • No

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                5.0

                I LOVE IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!

                By Freelance Photo

                from Ky.

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compatible
                • Easy Setup
                • Lightweight Kit
                • Long Sync Chord

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Artificial Lighting
                  • Photography
                  • Portraits
                  • Weddings

                  Comments about Photoflex First Studio Two Light Portrait Kit (120VAC):

                  I needed lighting for a new studio, used Saturday, and was very pleased. Does exactly what it was described t do. Would highly recommend it.

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                  4.0

                  its easy to use with affordable price

                  By toddethio

                  from alexandria,va

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy Setup

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Photography
                    • Weddings

                    Comments about Photoflex First Studio Two Light Portrait Kit (120VAC):

                    it needs automatic sensor to be much perfect. but it is still ok with the price range

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                    2.0

                    Ok For Close-ups

                    By jen

                    from washington, dc

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Pros

                    • Easy Setup

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Photoflex First Studio Two Light Portrait Kit (120VAC):

                      No controls- only options are whether to use the umbrellas or not. Light is not diffused over a wide enough area to do full-body shots- only maybe shoulders up.

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                      4.0

                      I approve!

                      By Michelle

                      from Ontario, NY

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy Setup
                      • Lightweight Kit

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Artificial Lighting
                        • Photography
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Photoflex First Studio Two Light Portrait Kit (120VAC):

                        Used it for a portrait of my two children, and plan to do family portraits. The lights do seem dim, but once I placed them where I liked them there was plenty of light. The pictures came out a thousand times better than using just a flash. I'm not a professional, but I am a picky graphic designer. I approve of these lights as a great starter set!

                        I would have liked some instructions on setup though. There was a bit of a learning curve with that.

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                        4.0

                        Great Value

                        By CJinNJ

                        from Denville, NJ

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy Setup
                        • Lightweight Kit

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Artificial Lighting
                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Photoflex First Studio Two Light Portrait Kit (120VAC):

                          Very easy to setup and use. Put everything together in a few minutes with no issues. Did everything I wanted.

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                          4.0

                          Yeah this kit rocks!

                          By Danco013

                          from Austin, Texas

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy Setup

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Photography
                            • Portraits

                            Comments about Photoflex First Studio Two Light Portrait Kit (120VAC):

                            I am sill waiting for the first bulb [...] but getting plenty of use with the other half of kit.

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                            4.0

                            First Studio Two Light Portrait Kit

                            By BabyPhotgrapher

                            from Central Coast, CA

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compatible
                            • Easy Setup

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Photography
                              • Portraits

                              Comments about Photoflex First Studio Two Light Portrait Kit (120VAC):

                              Works just as expected, very professional. I would like some sort of carrying case.

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                              4.0

                              Good for the money!

                              By Ken

                              from L.A. California

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Easy Setup

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Portraits

                                Comments about Photoflex First Studio Two Light Portrait Kit (120VAC):

                                These lights caused a bit of frustration at first. As I've learned and applied the basic principles, this set has really proved to be well worth the money.

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                                5.0

                                Nice stuff

                                By Pino

                                from Mission, Texas

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attach Securely
                                • Durable
                                • Good Color Value

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Indoors
                                  • Low Light

                                  Comments about Photoflex First Studio Two Light Portrait Kit (120VAC):

                                  This is my first investment in studio lighting so really have no basis for comparison. I can tell you that the quality & finish of the product is of fine quality.

                                  For example, I bought the Impact reflector kit which came with a stand and you can tell it is cheaply made whereas the stand with this kit is of a much nicer and sturdier finish.

                                  Portraits have been coming out well. Documentation is brief and helpful.

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                                  3.0

                                  Nice

                                  By retired

                                  from winter haven , fl.

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attach Securely
                                  • Durable

                                  Cons

                                  • Weak

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Indoors

                                  Comments about Photoflex First Studio Two Light Portrait Kit (120VAC):

                                  THE LIGHTS ARE A LITTLE WEAK BUT, OK FOR CLOSE PORTRAIT WORK. tHE SWIVEL BASE FOR THE LIGHTS WAS SO TIGHT ON ONE OF THE LIGHTS I CAN BARELY TILT THE LIGHT EVEN WITH locking handle completely removed

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                                  4.0

                                  Great Deal

                                  By David

                                  from Richmond, VA

                                  About Me Semi-Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Sturdy

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • First Studio Lighting kit

                                    Comments about Photoflex First Studio Two Light Portrait Kit (120VAC):

                                    Well made studio light kit. Nothing cheap but the cost.

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                                    5.0

                                    Easy and flexible

                                    By Greg

                                    from Rochester, Mn

                                    About Me Professional

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • General Use
                                        • Indoors

                                        Comments about Photoflex First Studio Two Light Portrait Kit (120VAC):

                                        Very easy to set up.

                                        Light weight and portable with the carrying case.

                                        Would recommend for anyone getting started in portrait photography...

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