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WestcottStrobelite Holiday Gear Set
 
4.4

(based on 8 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (4)
  • Good color value (4)
  • Attach securely (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • General purpose (6)
  • Indoors (6)
  • Outdoor events / games (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8)

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4.0

Just what I was looking for

By JB Photo

from Idaho

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy to set up
  • Easy to Use
  • inexpensive
  • Lightweight
  • Simple

Cons

  • Few controls
  • Weak

Best Uses

  • Indoors
  • Special Events
  • Studio

Comments about Westcott Strobelite Holiday Gear Set:

I didn't expect a whole lot from this kit, but it does great for what it is. The strobes are durable plastic and while they aren't super powerful, they work perfect for one or two person studio shoots. The barn door and color gel setup surprised me with its quality. I expected flimsy and gimmicky just to throw into the holiday kit, but it is the real deal. For three lights at this price, I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a lightweight, mobile studio light kit. Just don't forget you'll need light stands and a carry bag of some sort.

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3.0

OK starter kit

By DigiM

from New York, NY

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable

Cons

  • No control of beep

Best Uses

  • General Use
  • Indoors
  • Special Events

Comments about Westcott Strobelite Holiday Gear Set:

As is stated in previous reviews the inability to turn off the beep will likely drive you crazy. Otherwise you do get a lot of gear in this set.

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3.0

cheap gear at a cheap price

By holoboss

from BC Canada

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • inexpensive

Cons

  • Always beeping no switch
  • Not a typical mount type

Best Uses

  • General Use
  • Home Studio
  • Indoors

Comments about Westcott Strobelite Holiday Gear Set:

I couldn't resist the 50% off this kit was offered at, and got it as an extra lighting. To pay less than $300 for the whole kit, it was a decent price.But i dare say, wile it has good value at such discount - it is not worthy its full price.Surely, strobes work fine, they are reasonably powerful (comparable, just a tiny bit stronger than SB-900), and modeling light is a nice thing. however, annoying beeping with every shot does not help concentrationg on work, and you can't switch the [*]thing off. The mount of the strobe is kind of "untypical", so if you want to get inexpensive soft box on online auction sites - you will have a problem finding correct mount type. (Or - you need to get Westcott soft box at a much higher price.) Umbrellas are quite average and not very large. Such umbrellas, same as filters and barn doors are available at online auction sites at very low prices.So, if you want a starting kit and have small budget - and it is still on sale - it is all ok. Go for it! But if you need to pay full price for it, look around for other options (Bees?), as you may not want to keep these for a long time, if you do lots of photo work...

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5.0

Great value for the money

By supercute photography

from Birmingham, AL

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attach Securely
  • Good Color Value

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General Use
    • Special Events

    Comments about Westcott Strobelite Holiday Gear Set:

    This is great value at the price listed, I am sure this this will not last longer, good holiday savings.
    So far so good, it seems to work as specified, I had always wanted to experiment more with lighting. This gear gives me all I need to experiment. My mainlights are elinchrom and this supplements with all the add ons to the main light. I could also use these as mainlights as well.

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    • No

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    5.0

    A great setup!

    By P51 Guy

    from Cleveland, OH

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Good value
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • On Location

      Comments about Westcott Strobelite Holiday Gear Set:

      I was a little concerned about the power of these lights, but I have been pleasantly surprised. They are more than adequate for individual and small group portraits. The features are great for the price, and I like the portability of them. I'm having fun with them and am looking forward to extending my range of abilities. Note: Can't turn the audible off. Go with the Plus if you want that feature.

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      5.0

      Good Value

      By Mark D

      from Trenton, NJ

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attach Securely
      • Durable
      • Good Color Value
      • Long-Lasting
      • Powerful

      Cons

      • none yet

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Indoors
      • Low Light
      • Night Time
      • Outdoors
      • Special Events

      Comments about Westcott Strobelite Holiday Gear Set:

      First Set of Strobes and I waited forever to get them.....Glad I did! Just getting into the whole studio thing so I didn't want to spend a ton of money. After looking and reading and more looking I am glad I purchased these units...Great to start out with when you are on a budget!!!!!

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      5.0

      VERY GOOD PRICE

      By CHACHO007

      from PASADENA CA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Color Value

      Cons

      • Weak

      Best Uses

      • Indoors

      Comments about Westcott Strobelite Holiday Gear Set:

      PHOTOGRAPHY IS MY HOBBY SO THIS IS MAINLY FOR PERSONAL USE WITH MY FAMILY

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      5.0

      Great value

      By Mike

      from Greenville, SC

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attach Securely
      • Good Color Value
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Indoors
        • Low Light
        • Night Time
        • Special Events

        Comments about Westcott Strobelite Holiday Gear Set:

        This is my first monolight set, and I can't believe what I've been missing. So far it's been great for individual and small group shots.

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        • No

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