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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A lot of light, a lot of nicely diffused light, good quality components, and a bonus use, August 2, 2012
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This review is from: Cowboystudio Backlight Strobe Flash Studio Photography Kit (Camera)
Let's start with what you get (and what each piece is worth):

- A mini light stand, $12

- An AC socket and cord, $6

- A bright strobe, with diffuser, that can be triggered using either light from another flash or the included sync cord, like the Studiohut 45W Master Slave Strobe flash with sync cord , $20

So, the individual pieces are worht $38 and you get them for $10 off.

Is it worth it, you ask? Absolutely, I respond. The light produced is bright and even. The AC cord is long enough that you can get the light well away from a wall. The stand is quite sturdy, well up to the task of holding the light and maybe a small umbrella.

As a rough guide, using this light with the green filter from the Adorama Color Filter Set illuminating a dark beige wall resulted in a correct exposure of f/13 at 1/100 (not that shutter speed matters in this case) for ISO 200 with my camera 12' from the wall. If I want to add extra diffusion (really no need) or possibly drop the light output a stop or two then this set works very nicely with my 25-Inch Umbrella.

And the bonus use... You've probably already guessed. I've found this light, along with either a blue or green filter, when shined on a smooth wall, gives you a "green screen" without the green screen. Using the setup described above with a subject standing six feet from the wall, a NEEWER® 24" 60*60cm Portable Professional Softbox Kit slightly to the front of them and to the side, and my camera six feet further away, results in great chromakey images. I can drag them into FXhome Ltd PhotoKey 5 Pro and get the background removed perfectly in well under a minute.
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