Reflecta VisiLux Lighting Kit 180
If two studio flash heads are better than one, wait until you’ve tried three…
While this studio lighting starter setup lacks a big brand name, delve inside the carry bag and the contents more than compensate. Forget the usual pair of flash heads, as this set up includes three. You also get three stands, a 70x50cm softbox and two brollies (one shoot-through, one reflective).
At 180Ws apiece, the heads aren’t big on power, but their space-saving design makes them ideal for a compact home studio. Power is controlled by a stepless dial, though there’s no indication of flash output. However with a bit of trial-and-error to nail the right settings the VisiLux setup works flawlessly, whether triggered by your Nikon’s flash or the simple radio trigger that comes with the kit.
This kit is great value, but a third flash head isn’t essential when you’re starting out, so don’t rule out better-specced twin-head setups for the same money.