Edited by Nataly Bogorad
September 6, 2019
Top 7 Photography Lighting Kits
Are you a photography keen on getting the job done but don't know the best photography lighting kit to add to your collection? Does the sheer number of photography lighting equipment options drive you crazy? You have come to the right place.
Our assorted list of the best camera lighting and studio lighting kit options should guarantee the success of your next photoshoot. (They are in no particular order.)
The Best Photography Lighting Equipment
The three-piece StudioFX 2400 is an impressive lighting kit, especially for beginners. The five bulbs in the softbox units are suitable for portraits as they come with separate switch controls. You could also efficiently work on videos and product shots with your DSLR camera.
Regardless of your expertise, the overhead boom in the StudioFX 2400 proves decisive in adding a professional touch to your photography. You'll have to make do with the fact that it is slightly less portable mainly due to its 29-pounds weight.
The sturdy hardware and wider legs on the boom stand boost the stability of the versatile photography lighting kit. You'll have a relatively easy time setting up and using this all-round studio lighting kit. With its sturdy case, you can take it to a host of different locations.
The slightly transparent backdrops are the only downside to the otherwise accomplished studio kit – if you use it correctly, you won't notice this see-through feature.
Every time photographers muse about advanced lighting kits, Elinchrom products come to mind – the Elinchrom D-LITE RX 4/4 is no exception. Softboxes (square and octagonal) and stands form part of the compelling camera's kit that also includes some monolights.
Want to trigger your camera remotely? The dependable Elinchrom included an EL-Skyport Receiver as well as the EL-Skyport Transmitter Plus in the D-Lite RX4 to help you achieve this feat. The strobes on the camera need only 1.6 seconds (at most) to recycle provided the AC power is steady. 400Ws of energy from each head on the lights will provide enough power for hours on end.
You could also exploit the speed sync mode on the highly portable studio kit which has only has two bags for the whole studio set. The EL-Sky port app, on the other hand, allows you to manage the unit settings depending on each specific shoot.
This battery-powered lighting kit provides perfect lighting for both outdoor and indoor photoshoots. At full power, you will get no less than 440 flashes with uniform color and a recycling speed of 0.03 – 1.2 seconds. Step up the recycling speed in the Speed Mode designed to bypass the Color Temperature Control. This mode is especially great for stop-action effects as it prioritizes short flash durations.
The Broncolor conserves battery power with the 25WLED modeling light. The lighting kit also comes with a silver-coated umbrella that guarantees soft shadows and greater light focus. Broncolor's umbrella will shape the light to fit different shoot situations. For portrait photography, Broncolor Siros L comes equipped with a small square Softbox – the Universal that offers the right lighting (not too soft).
The excellent B10 is a big part of Profoto's off-camera flash range. The super-compact camera comes with a 10-stop power range. Along with a reliable backpack, you get a two-light kit that works well regardless of your setting.
The camera's incredible flash has AirTTL support as well as a T0.5 flash duration when you switch to freeze mode. The 0.05 – 22 second recycle time ensures that the surrounding light will not be a problem. The adjustable color temperature on the camera's LED modeling should give your photos just the right touch.
If you enjoy video shooting, make the most of the 96 CRI. You'll still need a continuous lighting kit and steady lamps to ace your video shoot. With a rating of 250Ws, the battery-powered B10 is a great kit to take your professional photography career to the next level.
Are you looking for a compact, lightweight photography kit for your outdoor excursions? The Godox AD200Pro is your best bet, especially if you don't intend to shoot under the full sun. From the HSS to the fast recycling and two interchangeable flash heads, this pocket flash kit has what it takes to earn a place in your wish list.
Take advantage of the 1/10 stop increments on the power control to take picture-perfect images. The handheld AD200Pro also comes with a sturdy storage case, which makes it more portable. You can switch between the TTL, multi-flash, and manual modes depending on your level of expertise and project needs.
The user-friendly pocket flash kit runs on a large capacity lithium battery which provides up to 500 full-power flashes with a recycling time of 0.01 – 1.8 seconds. The delay flash time, on the other hand, ranges from 0.01 to 30 seconds.
This portable pro kit comes with powerful lights that augment its reliable build quality. With the Fovitec StudioPRO kit, you won't have to do lighting adjustments post-shoot – the lights have non-identical brightness.
The highly versatile kit will serve you for a good number of years thanks to its overall sturdiness. You can also count on its silver lining to provide maximum light reflection for photoshoots. At 5500K, this CFL kit provides steady light.
Both beginners and seasoned photographers will find the Fovitec StudioPRO efficient for their photoshoot projects. Setting up the three square softboxes is very basic – you only need to push the light's center, and everything else falls into place.
With two rotation axes on the sturdy stands, you get a versatile range to position your light for the best output. The kit also comes with two 5-socket lamp heads along with two optional baffles on the hoods. In regard to portability, Fovitec StudioPRO supersedes all other kits with the same light quality – you can carry it anywhere.
When it comes to battery-powered photography light kits, none serves better than the Interfit S1 Backpack Kit. If you are looking for an on-location package that matches the light quality of a home studio lighting kit, look no further.
Although the two heads run comfortably on your AC, you can easily opt for the rechargeable Li-ion batteries in case of power failure. Carry the highly versatile kit to your preferred location in the sturdy accompanying backpack.
On the HSS mode, you can expect a power output of GN40. With a standard reflector, you can step up the power output to a GN 57 which is quite impressive. Interfit S1's recycle speeds do not disappoint unless you go for the maximum power setting (it goes to 3.1 seconds).
Once you purchase the relatively cheap separate stands, you can mount accessories to the heads with the Bowen S-type bayonet mount. Make the most of the automatic TTL flash metering with the optional Remote RF trigger.
If you take photos in a location with low lighting, you run the risk of getting substandard images. With proper lighting, you don't need expensive cameras (with better image quality) to take high-quality photos. Even a beginner DSLR will do a great job. Invest in any of these top photography lighting kits and watch as your photographs improve dramatically.
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