Smith-Victor KF3U 3-Light 135W/s Thrifty Location Kit with Umbrellas (120V)

Smith-Victor KF3U 3-Light 135W/s Thrifty Location Kit with Umbrellas (120V)

Smith-Victor KF3U 3-Light 135W/s Thrifty Location Kit with Umbrellas (120V)

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  • 3 Flash Units
  • Brackets, Light Stands
  • 2 Umbrellas, Lighting Guide
  • Storage Case
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TheSmith-Victor KF3U 3-Light 135W/s Thrifty Location Kit with Umbrellas is one of the most economical flash kits available. kit includes 3 FlashLite 45i AC Slave/Master Flashes, swivel mounts, umbrellas for softening the light output, light stands and a corrugated case for storage.

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.
UPC: 037733001820
In the Box
Smith-Victor KF3U 3-Light 135W/s Thrifty Location Kit with Umbrellas (120V)
  • 3 x 45i Slave flashes with sync cords and test buttons
  • 2 x 33" Black backed white umbrellas
  • 3 x Umbrella/light swivel mounts
  • 3 x S8 8' Aluminum light stands
  • Corrugated storage case
  • Lighting Guide: Imaging with Light
  • 1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    Smith-Victor 45i specs

    Maximum Watt/Seconds 45 each
    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 110-115V AC only
    Built-in Slave Cell Yes
    Circuit Protection No
    Fan Cooled No
    Auto Dump Not applicable
    Dimensions Each flash: 3 x 5.6" 7.6 cm)
    Kit in Case: 13 x 26 x 13" in case
    Weight Each flash: 0.25 lb (0.1 kg)
    Kit Weight 19 lbs (8.6 kg)
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    Package Weight 16.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 28.5 x 12.5 x 12.5"

    Smith-Victor 45i reviews

    KF3U 3-Light 135W/s Thrifty Location Kit with Umbrellas (120V) is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 18.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would buy again anyday of the week!! I got this as a beginners set 7 years ago and have never needed anything else!! It is the most versatile and easy to use set I have seen on the market...especially at this price!!! It would be great if the kit came in a pretty or more durable carrying case, but after 7 years of lugging this kit around in the original box, it is still holding up, so I can't even complain about that. I haven't found a camera yet that it doesn't work with effortlessly.
    Date published: 2011-12-08
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Surprised, Surprised! To be totally honest, I really didn't expect that much performance from a kit this inexpensive. I bought it because I wanted a kit with umbrellas to make me appear more professional-looking. MAN, DID I SELL THIS KIT SHORT!!! More power than any flash I've ever owned; with this kit, I can comfortably run my ISO @100-200 @f/5.6 to f/8 as opposed to 400-800 with my multiple slave flash setup at 8-15 feet. Well worth the money. However, for those who need variable light, be aware that this kit is constant; it does not offer adjustable lighting; but in fairness to the kit, it wasn't designed to do so. I have adjustable flashes, so that detail doesn't bother me. Because of this kit, I have now gained enough confidence to step up to a system with variable power. If you are a mobile photographer, new to indoor photography, or in need of a good, solid starter or auxiliary system, get this one.
    Date published: 2008-10-31
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Nice Strobe Lighting Kit for Beginners I bought this kit three weeks ago and use the kit to learn portrait photography. I have had a lot of fun with this kit so far. This kit contains essential stands, lights and umbrellas for three point lighting. The kit will be better if one of the umbrellas is silver-black, or one white-black umbrella and one softbox instead of two identical white-black umbrellas.
    Date published: 2008-12-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great starter set This is a great simple set of flashes for an amateur breaking into some portrait photography. The flashes are simple to setup and can be triggered either by a direct cable connected to your camera or automatically by the flash from your camera. All around a simple and easy to use set.
    Date published: 2008-11-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value for the money. I bought this to use for location shooting and some studio product shots. An added bonus is that I can also use it for video lighting by switching out the stobes with photofloods. Easy to set-up and carry. Very good quality, good power.
    Date published: 2009-12-28
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good value This is good for the price. I needed a light set up to get going without spending too much. They work well. My only compliant is it can take up to 10 seconds for them to recharge which causes a lot of missed shots.
    Date published: 2008-10-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellant Product for a start up studio I have just started my business and this is one of the best purchases that I have bought. Absolutely amazing product. I recommend this to anyone who needs a good entry level studio lighting equipment.
    Date published: 2008-04-10
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Prince and Easy to Use I have been using this kit for 3 weeks now and love how easy it is to get pretty darn good results. A decent background & reflectors will help tremendously along with plenty of practice. For a super-tight budget, this beginner kit does a good job. Problems Encountered: The hardware used to hold the strobe's position is plastic and sometimes drops under the weight of an umbrella.
    Date published: 2007-03-27
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