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Cowboystudio 4 Piece Continuous Photography /Video Studio Digital Lighting Kit with Umbrellas and Background Lights

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  • Two (2) 7 ft light stand, Four (4) AC sockets
  • Two (2) Mini light stand
  • Two (2) White 32" umbrellas
  • Four (4) 45 Watt 5000k Daylight light bulbs
  • One (1) Carrying bag
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Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 14.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B003VBKSWK
  • Item model number: SL-314kit
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (83 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 9, 2010

Product Description

Product Description

Easy to set up; Total is 900 Watt continuous lighting kit; This kit is perfect for taking pictures for catalogue, products for selling online, and video filming

From the Manufacturer

The CowboyStudio Continuous Light kit is designed for DSLR / SLR cameras as well as video cameras and digital video production. This product is excellent for key or soft lights for any scene especially in video photography. The kit is light weight, which makes it ideal for simple and fast loading, unloading, and setting up for on and offsite photo shoots.

One of the main questions are customers ask us is “what is the difference between continuous and strobe lighting?” Continuous lighting uses a constant light source to light your subject, meaning that your lights will stay on during the entirety of your photo shoot. Continuous lighting is recommended for beginners. Strobe lighting uses a flash of light at the moment your camera shutter opens to illuminate your subject. Many professionals use this type of lighting because it offers more control of the light.

Light Stand:

  • Height is adjustable from 2’ 9” – 6’ 8"
  • Footprint is 2’
  • 28" long when closed
  • 5/8” stem
  • 1/4" screw tip on the stem
  • Max load of 7 lbs
  • Made from aluminum alloy with a professional black satin finish
  • Folds up quickly and easily
  • 1 year manufacturer warranty

Mini Light Stands:

  • High quality aluminum, pressure die-cast aluminum
  • Black anodized aluminum
  • Maximum 2.6ft heavy duty light stand
  • Solid quick release levers
  • Easy set up
  • Part Number: WF-W801
  • Max Height: 660 MM; Min height: 380 MM, Folded height: 390 MM,
  • Max tube diameter: 23.5 MM, Load Capacity: 2.5 Kg
  • 1 year factory warranty

Lighting Bulb:

  • Average Life: 10,000 Hours
  • Approximate Incandescent Equivalent: 225 Watt, total output is 900 Watt
  • Save 90 Watt in Energy
  • Flicker-Free
  • E26 standard screw-in base
  • CRI (Color Rendering Index ) > 84
  • Designed for 120V/60 HZ
  • UL listed, Energy Star compliant
  • Bulb size: 6.37in Length, 2.68in Diameter, 2.36in Base Width, 2.70in Base Length

Light Socket: The adapter swivels in all directions so you, or your stand, don’t have to get the light where you need it even with difficult angles. Max holds 105 Watt light bulbs.

Soft Umbrella: Works well to diffuse the light from any flash creating a soft even light for your subject. Light-weight and easy set up.

Customer Reviews

Very easy to set up and break down.
Angela Taylor
I am very happy with my purchase, my only complaint is that 2 of the bulbs were broken when I received the package.
Julia C. Siniard
This is a great starter kit for those who are wanting to start photography.
mconnell09

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

34 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Ford Fan on December 14, 2010
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A few years ago I put together a homebrew set of lights using the bases of two cheap torchiere lamps and clamp lights. When I saw these lights I kicked myself... it actually cost more to build the hombrew system than it did to purchase this set!

The stands are more durable than I expected at this price. They are easy to set up and sturdy. The only problem I've had is the end caps keep popping out of the smaller stands (easily fixed with a dab of glue.) The umbrellas provide a nice diffused light. As others have mentioned... the bulbs are not bright enough for a typical portrait set up. But they are fine for closer 'light box' product shots. For my use I will supplement this setup with some daylight flourescent bulbs that are more than 100watts.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Amraj on August 24, 2011
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I was fairly skeptical when purchasing these lights. They look decent in the pictures, with quality stands/umbrellas, a large carrying case, and decent lights. I realize the power on the lights won't be great, so I intend on purchasing more powerful lights, if I need them.

Initial reaction: Pretty much what i expected. It came well packaged, everything inside the case and no broken bulbs. The 2 tall stands are very tall, could even be used to light hair with some tweaking of the umbrella. The umbrellas are decent, nice and white, light, but fairly small(32"). The 2 short stands are very short. Maybe 3' max. The light sockets are okay, plasticky but fairly sturdy. Since the lights and umbrellas are pretty light-weight, the strength of the system is not a huge problem. If using them outside, you might want to add some weight to the bottom of the stands since this whole thing could easily blow away.

In practice: This kit totally changed the game. In a sealed, dark studio room I was able to use just the 2 lights with umbrellas to light a decent portrait. (although I was shooting very wide; 1.8, 2, and 2.8) At f/4, to shoot at high shutter speeds (1/120 and faster), you will have to add more light. I first used the small stands with lights, but since they are on the floor in an empty room, the only added some fill light and not the wanted soft-contrast look that I was going for.
Now this part is where i modified this system to shoot all 4 bulbs through 2 umbrellas: Each head(light sockets) can attach to 1 stand and 1 umbrella, but oddly enough you can attach all other heads to a single umbrella (being very careful not to add too much stress to the umbrella pole).
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Alexis Windsor on September 29, 2010
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Got it early today, no instructions, but super easy to set up. Tried a few shots tonight and the results were great! You can't get any better for this price.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Bryan A. Jones on August 24, 2010
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This has been a good lighting set. I've taken alot of nice pics with it and the quality is good for the price.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By mabeemaybenot on February 29, 2012
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This IS a good place to start! I read sooooo many reviews before chosing this. I'll tell you what I did to solve people's "cons." first, the stands are sturdy. I was worried about setting it up with no directions. Not hard. Just take your time. Why are people complaining about the sockets that you screw the bulbs into? No problem sturdy.

My concern was losing light via thin umbrellas. I couldn't decide if I should go with the soft box style instead. So based on the hundred or do reviews I read on like products, I formulated a plan, and it worked like a champ! I bought this set, and then the pair so umbrella shaped soft boxes from Kaeser, Kaeser and Jenson. It's the PBL Photo Studio 40" umbrella soft box. (see link below) It was $30 for the pair. It all arrived and I found that truly the cowboy umbrellas were hardly effective for anything other than a decoration that will make your family and friends think that you are some kind of pro. But, I put the soft boxes on and with that silver reflective inside...tah dah! Let there be light! I didn't even need to get a higher watt bulb. Even when I do get a higher watt, these are useful still. like reviewers suggest about Kaesers product, the umbrella rod is a little long. It's an easy cut with a simple power tool, and a metal file. Go for it.

If you're looking for a value package for a modest set easy enough for a beginner to throw together, try my two step plan. I'm happy and my videos came out great. Summary, don't plan on these umbrellas and you'll be fine. Go elsewhere for those.

Finally, the bag even fits my soft boxes, and extension cord and power surge strip. It works fine.

PBL Photo Studio 40" Reflective Umbrella Softbox Steve Kaeser Photographic Lighting
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By FilmMakinG on June 6, 2011
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At this price, this set can not be beat. It is an excellent product for keying or soft light for any scene and they weight nothing. The stands are also better than most I've gotten at higher prices.

We use it for video, so if its sufficient for video, it's perfect for photography. They give off a beautiful soft light.

My only quirk is the bulbs the kit comes with. I had to replace two of them because they would start flickering (after 20 min use) with Home Depot lights: $5 for a set of two rated at 100W 5000K vs the 5500K these are rated, although there is absolutely no difference, so these are probably not rated accurately. Nonetheless, they look great and are bright enough.

All in all, as I said before, this kit is well worth it and exceeded all our expectations. At this price, you could buy 10 of these and get a kit that would light as good as most professional kits (in a studio set-up of course).
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