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KT750U 750-Watt Thrifty Photoflood Kit


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  • 2 10 in. Hand-Spun Aluminum Reflectors
  • 2 Socket & Cordsets with 5/8 in. Stand Mounts
  • 2 Raven RS8 8 ft. Aluminum Light Stands
  • 2 ECA 250-Watt 3200K Photoflood Lamps
  • 2 UM-6 Umbrella Mounts
  • 2 32 in. White Umbrellas
  • 1 Imaging with Light Guide
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Product Details

  • Item Weight: 15.2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 18 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B000HSEEY8
  • Item model number: KT750
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 17, 2003

Product Description

Designed to fulfill basic lighting requirements at an exceptionally affordable price, the improved Smith-Victor KT500U Thrifty Kit is an even better value. Now this kit features two 32" shoot-thru white umbrellas, two UM-6 umbrella mounts, 5/8" light stand adapters and Smith-Victor's Raven RS8 8' light stands. The new "through-the-reflector" umbrella mounting system places the umbrella close to the optical axis of the light for optimum control. The reflectors are chemically etched for maximum light dispersion.

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Customer Reviews

Three knobs of one umbrella were off within a day.
Librarychick
So if you think you might want to add accessories, it might be a good idea to buy them as part of a kit at the beginning... I think you'll pay more later as add-ons.
R. K. Shreckengast
I'd highly recommend for a photographer who wants lights but won't use them all the time.
MSampson

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

32 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Joel Landau on December 18, 2007
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So I've used this kit for a couple of shoots, and here are my observations:

Pros
* Very inexpensive way to get into lighting
* Once you've put it together, simple to break down, move, and setup fairly quickly.

Cons
* Absolutely no instructions for assembly, whatsoever. While its not rocket science, there we some moments that I would have liked some instruction. However, once you get the first light together, subsequent ones are simple.
* Cheap materials and/or poorly tapped screw holes makes it impossible to fix one of the lamps into position (horizontal, not vertical).
* Umbrellas are (as you can see in the pic) translucent, so a lot of the light hits the rest of the room, limiting your control of lighting. On the converse, I have also used the unit reverse, lighting the subject through the umbrella, which works nicely for other shots.

Suggestions to purchasers:
* Find a suitcase to carry/store the kit in. I think a cheap hard plastic case (greater than 18" in length) would work well. I ended up buying a soft sided tote suitcase from Walmart for $25.
* Use velcro straps to secure the power cable to the stand, otherwise the cables hang out and can get you tripped up.
* Purchase extra bulbs, you can't get these at walmart! :) These are special color-corrected bulbs.
* Recommend a dimmer for each unit (I imagine you could get a generic dimmer from any electronics store that would work).
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By H. David Dabour on May 23, 2007
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I've only used this once so far and it worked as I expected. Not pro duty but it gets the job done. I like the third light. Original bulbs are still working but I will most likely replace them with higher wattages if the fixtures will accept them. If I had a wish I'd wish this came with a carry bag. I would have even paid more for this if it had a bag.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By E. Conner on September 6, 2007
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This is a great lighting kit, but, I would recommend buying two 500 watt bulbs.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By NK on February 21, 2007
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This starter set gives me enough lighting to create beautiful pictures. Easy to setup and breakdown. Would have given it 5 stars if it had come with a bag. I am storing everything in the packaging box. God value. Light bulbs that came with it all but one burnt out, so I purchased new ones from a local camera store. No problems since.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By J.P. on December 22, 2008
I essentially expected junk, but received a truly sharp, sturdy, easy-to-assemble lighting kit. I am very pleased with my purchase.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By MSampson on January 14, 2008
I received these as a gift and as a high end amateur photographer, I was very impressed. The construction is pretty low (one of the umbrellas was stripped before I took it out of the box) but if you can handle a fairly flimbsy set up, the light is FANTASTIC. I'd highly recommend for a photographer who wants lights but won't use them all the time. Works a heck of a lot better than a few desk lamps! :)
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By G. Richardson on February 1, 2007
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Compact flouresecent bulbs will not fit this fixture unless you order special CF's with extended bases. Other than that, it can't be beat for the price and quality. Adorama Rocks!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By David A. Letunovskiy on December 16, 2008
I was very pleased with this product. Took some really great studio pictures. Please see my picture taken. I currently use this kit for my self made studio at my home. It works great. I also recommend on getting 500wt bulbs instead of the kit 250wt. I definately would recommand this to an amateur starter in studio lightning. Good luck!
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