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Got the job done,
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This review is from: Fancierstudio 2400 Watt Lighting Kit With Boom Arm Hairlight Softbox Lighting Kit By Fancierstudio 9004SB2 (Electronics)
I bought this to work on a 48 hour film project, and it performed very well for such a project. The kit overall is cheaply made, so I would not consider this for professional use, but for the person who uses it 2-3 times a year this makes a great trade-off between cost and features. The stands are very cheap but functional with the exception of the boom arm; my clamp would not attach to the top of the stand. Upon inspection I noticed that the three stands use different mounting studs; the smaller, lighter stands have a machined stud which works well, the tall stand is sturdier but used a chrome-plated cast stud which was mishapen and the boom arm could not mount to it. The soft boxes do take some effort to assemble, so I built mine weeks ahead of the shoot and left them whole; but I will probably break them down for storgage. The light quality was even and just enough power for what I was doing (20 or so shots, usually in medium to small rooms where the lights were between 10-15 feet from the talent.) The carrying bag is pretty worthless since it contains no padding or dividers, forcing you to repackage everything back into the original cardboard boxes and styrofoam, but overall for the price this kit represents an exceptional lighting value for non-professionals.