Home Studio

So I though I’d give a quick rundown on my studio strobes this evening.

When it comes to setting up a home studio for Photography it can get quite expensive. But if you shop around and do your research you can save quite a bit of coin. I purchased my gear late last year, and it works quite well considering. I have 3 strobes, with 2 umbrella/boxes (Kinda work like an octabox but they are a umbrella setup with a diffuser over the front.) and 3 Soft boxes. There was a bunch of other stuff that came with the kit but I haven’t really used it as yet. The strobes are about 180w, and from what I can gather doing tests with my fuji x100, the flash duration is about 1/800sec. They have a guide number of 36 apparently, but this is chinarific ebay stuff so who knows.

Studio Strobe

Either way they fire in slave mode off any other flash triggered. They also have a sync connector. step-less power control and modeling light.

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Test Photos from the 18-135IS STM in the Studio with Tia

So I finally got around to shooting a bit in the studio to give the new Canon 18-135IS STM a run for it’s money. It’s much better than the old Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 I was using. I still however think the Sony 18-135mm on the A65 has the leggs on it, at least under brightly lit conditions.

I’ve got a chinarific lens hood on the way for the Canon lens, $2 Besta quality.

So here is a test shot of…you guessed it, my cat Miss Tia.