Originally Posted by Stephen
It seems to me Graeme is talking about flash.
I have a couple of Elinchron D Lite2 with softboxes. They are extremely lightweight and portable and ideal for portraiture. 200W is plenty powerful enough for this sort of work. However if as you say you may need them for events where possibly more power is needed, then the 400W modules may be better. Have to say a third light is sometimes useful though and the collapsible background may be worth having
No Ian it is a studio flash set up I'm looking at; I should have expressed the power of the kits I'm looking at in 'Ws'. Sorry about that.
As you might expect Stephen, I'm on a budget, so I'm trying to get the most 'bang (flexibility and usability) for my buck (£)'. If the 200Ws outfit will fulfill my needs, the 3rd light would be handy and the background of course; my weigh up is whether I could get away with them for the secondary use of some events bearing in mind that doesn't need very rapid recycling so it wouldn't hurt too much if they were running flat out.
I like the D Lite's but the Elinchrom quirks are a shame; 7mm brolly stem rather than 8 and not using the, rather more freely available and cheaper, 'S' mount accessories.
How do you think 200Ws lights would fare in the event application?