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47 of 48 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Good Idea, Different Brand., January 31, 2012
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This review is from: ePhoto Digital Photography Video 2400 Watt THREE Softbox Lighting & Boom Hair Light Kit H9004SB2 (Camera)
I have used other portable lighting kits that assemble in a similar manner, so I knew what to expect. While I'd recommend this, or a similar small setup for convenience, affordability, and a pretty decent product, I do not recommend the ephoto brand. The carrying case ripped apart second day. A fuse blew first day using less than the total power. The directions are terrible, and if you go to their website, even the video instructions never cover some things. 2400w for 3 boxes implies each box will support 800w each. They will not; I blow fuses even at 700w. I suppose I'll try buying bigger fuses that may fit. The bolt that supports the boom pole is too short to reach through the plastic housing and reach the actual pole. This is unforgiveable to me, that it comes in an unusable manner due to insufficiently measured pieces. Yes, you can do a great deal with a small kit like this, but buy fotodiox or cowboy studio. I have had fine experience with both brands.
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Initial post: Apr 12, 2012 7:41:46 AM PDT
Herb says:
i did not find a boom pole in my box

Posted on Feb 4, 2013 5:56:51 PM PST
D. Meador says:
Directions? What directions? And where is their website?

Posted on Feb 24, 2014 12:36:53 PM PST
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Posted on Jan 13, 2015 9:29:27 PM PST
C. Baker says:
Thank you for your review of this product and your recommendation for competitively priced alternatives.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 25, 2016 4:38:10 PM PST
Ciera Holder says:
But then how are you supposed to get a proper review from a professional if they never buy high grade products and then compare in order to help you out when you are looking to buy affordable equipment? The majority will give comparisons and say yes this is not as powerful as this, but it will do the trick if you aren't a professional and doing this for a living. Catchin' what I'm throwin'? My professor is a great example of a professional who will give constructive criticism about low-grade items, but still praise them when they do the job while working in the studio.
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