The CowboyStudio Multi-use Umbrella Light Kit Set provides the photographer with 400 Watts of continuous lighting. It is also both a portable and light weight option for photo sets. The kit’s size is ideal for maneuverability. Entire kit sets up in minutes; and very easy to assemble, operate and disassemble. CowboyStudio recommends this product for beginners just starting out in photography. The high-output daylight balanced compact fluorescent bulbs are ideally suited for digital photography. They also have very low heat so they don't get hot like the more common photo bulb choices. The light socket mounts on most standard light stands. You can control each of the light bulbs if you want them on or off. Daylight balanced bulbs: Do Not Be Fooled By the cheap bulbs, our bulbs have been serving U.S for almost 7 years. It is UL, CE listed and Energy Star. These high-output daylight balanced compact fluorescent bulbs are ideally suited for digital photography. They also have very low heat so they don't get hot like the more common photo bulb choices. 45w Approximate incandescent equivalent: 200 watts, Light stands: Versatile, Hardworking & Lightweight; Black anodized aluminum; Stable & Quick Setup. Maximum Height: 2000 MM, 80 inches, Minimum Height: 810 MM, 32.4 inches, Maximum Load Capacity 2.5KG, 9.9 lbs, Closed Length: 805 MM, 32.2 inches, Mounting Stud 5/8 inches. Umbrella: Works well to diffuse the light from any flash creating a soft even light for your subject. Light-weight and easy set up.
As a photographer with over 30 years experience, I can tell you that these lights are simply awesome. There have been many reviews from what I can only assume are drooling morons about the socket quality, the stands quality, the low light levels. Guess what? They are $60.00 bucks, not $1,500.00 like my main set!
I ordered this light set for an indoor photo shoot. I was skeptical about the quality of the product, because of the price, but it surpassed my expectations. I travel with the set and set it up indoors for photo shoots. The size of the product packed up in the travel case is manageable, lightweight and easy to carry. It comes with two umbrella lights, a smaller light (3 stands all together), three light bulbs and a carrying case.
This is a great starter kit for the home photographer/videographer, and I would highly recommend getting it if your budget is limited but you want to work with lighting. At first I had problems because the head pieces that came in the kit had defective metal rings, making it difficult for the bulbs to screw into the headpieces (I attached two pictures where you can see how the metal rings were busted up inside the socket or simply popped out of the socket). For one of the headpieces, the bulb screwed in and then did not want to come out. With the other two, the bulbs never screwed in all the way...they just kept spinning round and round. But don't worry about this issue! I contacted Cowboy Studio via Amazon, and they very quickly shipped me replacement head pieces (it took just 2-3 days after submitting my claim). The new headpieces have not had any problems. This kit is great, and Cowboy Studio was very responsive about sending replacement parts. I'm very happy with my purchase. The lights are nice and bright white, and very good for what I am doing shooting some photos and video at relatively close range indoors.
I usually have good luck with Amazon purchases. However, this purchase so far has been less than favorable. I read all the reviews and took a chance. Hopefully this is a corner case and others won’t have these issues.
Este es un equipo de iluminación bastante completo para su económico precio. Los materiales no son nada del otro mundo pero de sienten duraderos. Las luces iluminan muy bien y si planeas usar pantalla verde son excelentes.
This was a nice quality surprise given the price. I will buy more from Cowboy studio. Saving some money while starting up video production it lets you get going and looks professional enough to the average person. The only thing I wish with this particular bundle is that they included the Black outside / silver inside umbrellas. It works, but an awful lot of the light that you want reflected back (hence the umbrellas) just pass through the very thin material they are made of. Cowboy Studio also makes Black / Silver umbrellas so I don't know why they would use these as they are individually priced similarly if those (reflect better). I will be buying the black ones separately and use the ones included here as spares. One I have the Black / Silver, it is probably going to be a great inexpensive way to get started. Lots of accessories included, even the bulbs! Well packed.
Mi primer equipo de iluminación. Me gustó lo ligero que es, y la mochila en la que viene, el tamaño es adecuado para el uso que le daré.
Just as described and it shipped under 24 hours. I just restarted doing stop motion animations, but my lighting was always poor and yellowish, so I bought this kit. Great price considering how efficient it is, I also like that it is compact when you store it, or want to bring somewhere. You can check the pictures below if you want, I compare the lighting before and after respectively.
This is a fabulous beginner's photography set, and is even a passable equipment setup for a semi-professional photographer. They are easy to assemble and disassemble, and the carrying case is extremely convenient. The umbrellas are cheap and flimsy, but so long as no one knocks over your lights (as a few people have done to mine), they won't be easily damaged while open. My one complaint is that only 3 of the 4 light bulbs that were sent to me were useable - for whatever reason, the fourth light bulb simply didn't work in any of the four light stands. This is apparently a common issue when buying from this company, from what I hear from friends who also purchased this package. Regardless, definitely worth the money if you don't want to buy a pricey, bulky set.
El envío fue muy rápido. Llego cerrado y todo en orden. Este kit es para principiantes y sirve mucho para práctica en acomodos de luz. La luz directa hace que los entusiastas de la fotografía con iluminación vayan teniendo un control directo sobre las áreas iluminadas, Las lámparas son de 5500 k con lo que el ajustar un WB resulta muy sencillo, las sombrillas como medio difusor es sumamente práctico ya que no se requieren tantas instalaciones o armados. Recomendable para aquellos que desean empezar con la fotografía de estudio.
I purchased these years ago and, while they worked well enough for a few months (the brightness was satisfactory), I had massive problems with them after the initial few months. The craftsmanship of the light stands themselves leaves much to be desired, and one day while unscrewing a bulb I actually brought out the entire bulb track (the metallic piece you insert the bulb into) with it! The stand never functioned properly after, and the other stand followed suit a couple weeks after.
Hoy recibí el producto. La verdad, por el precio tan bajo, no puedo recomendar otro kit de iluminación. Con este obtienes todo lo necesario para iluminar a un sujeto. Nada es de excelente calidad, pero los materiales cumplen con su trabajo. Sólo me hubiese gustado que se sintiera más firme el tripié a la hora de ponerlo en una posición, siento que los mecanismos de bloqueo se desgastarán muy rápido.
This is a GREAT set to add to your arsenal.
I used this for a small filming project. I used it about 2x a week for 2-3 hours. The rods are OK, not that sturdy but it did the job. I had to purchase extra umbrellas because the metal rods holding the umbrella are really weak and break easily. I used it with care but it broke on me.. twice.
These are absolutely perfect!
This is a great starter kit for any amateur photographer/videographer, student or anybody looking for a low budget solution. I was able to create some great photos using this 3 point set-up (key, fill, and backlight). However, depending on my photo needs, I had to add window daylight in certain cases as these lights are not overly bright. On the other hand, I was able to get some really nice artistic type shots without any window daylight (e.g. at night with the curtains closed) thanks to this 3 point set-up (key, fill, and backlight).
This is the perfect lighting system to add a bit of light to my indoor shots. I do some YouTube videos in the basement and they are a bit grainy due to the low light down there. It was packaged great and everything worked perfectly.
"You get what you pay for" are words we come upon a lot when reading reviews for cheap gear. We don't always weight the full meaning of it though. Consider that for 90$, you've got 2 umbrellas, 4 globes, 2 heads, 2 stands and a bag. It's A LOT of stuff. And you understand how it can cost so little when you start assembling. It shows most on the (really) cheap fabric of the heads. Nothing holds tight, plastic is really soft and worst of all the sockets move so depending on how you screw the bulbs on, it might work or not. You got to twist it the right amount and/or push it a bit around. I don't know yet, but life expectancy may be very short.