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Old 11-01-2007   #11
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No longer available NEW but, frequently found on eBay at around $50 each.
Wow. I would grab these at $50 each. Really. I had the 5,000 models for years and they are an excellent value!! They don't have all the features of the higher-priced models but they have modelling lights and as I recall measure in at close to 200 ws. I sold mine at more than $50 each.
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Old 11-01-2007   #12
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Wow. I would grab these at $50 each. Really. I had the 5,000 models for years and they are an excellent value!! They don't have all the features of the higher-priced models but they have modelling lights and as I recall measure in at close to 200 ws. I sold mine at more than $50 each.
There are two available on eBay right now.

There are also flashtubes available for the 5,000 and 10,000 units which is comforting but, I have used my units for zillions of shots and they are still going strong.

With an umbrella, they give some very soft lighting.
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Old 11-01-2007   #13
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first lights i bought were cheap ones like this. They were pretty much useless. Get the alien bee's and save yourself the headaches.
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Old 11-10-2007   #14
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Interfit 150A or the newer 200 with digital readout is a very good light system for a begginer or home kit and it's very strong enough for portrait shots. I have the Interfit Stellars 300 kit with two softboxes and I have been very happy with them.. I also sometimes use them with umbrellas.. I love it. So do not hesitate to buy it.

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I know a lot on here praise the ABs but I was wondering if anyone had these Interfit lights - Amazon.com: Interfit Photographic EX 150A, Two 150 watt second Monolight Home Studio Flash Kit with Stands, Softbox & Umbrella: Camera & Photo

And if so what they thought of them.

Now for a little bit of a possibly dumb question, what is the difference between 150 watt second and 300 watt second lights. Other than the obvious 150 watt second difference - what does it actually mean in layman's terms.

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I'll add another plug for the old White Lightnings, I have used a 10K since the early 90's, I've lugged it all over the place and it keeps on trucking. You might keep an eye on B&H's used section as well as ebay.

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