Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/11/03

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Subject: NOW: Alienbees vs Brocolor was Re: [Leica] success! but help!
From: harrison at (Harrison McClary)
Date: Fri Nov 3 12:55:01 2006
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Eric Korenman wrote:
> I have had no trouble with my 2 alienbess units - an 800 and a 1600.
> Both perform beautifully and were cheap (compared to my Friend Broncolor
> setup).
> He (a salty pro) claims there is 'something special' about broncolor 
> light.
> I think he looks down his nose and my cheap and slightly garish 
> alienbees.
> Any truth to Broncolor light being that 'special'? 

Yep...some truth, the price sure is "special". Hmmm...some people say 
that about a certian brand of cameras also...LOL...

Now I think the current vogue lights to have are ProPhoto.  Personally I 
think it is more about a persons skill with light than the system he/she 
uses.  As long as you know how to paint with light it does not matter 
what creates that light.  If I were not so used to and happy with my 
Paul Buff Inc lighting gear I'd look at Dynalites.  They are nice rugged 
little units.  I used to use Blackline speedotrons and Norman 2000s at 
the newspaper... I did not really like either of them.

One thing is certain though...those little bright colored alien bee 
units look better than those boring "pack" lights.  I have a green one I 
use at times when I need a small light  unit.

Harrison McClary
Harrison McClary Photography
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