Interfit EX150 MKIII two-light kit
Max power: Gn 32m (ISO 100) Full power recycle time: 1.5 seconds Variable power: Full to 1/8 Colour temperature: 5600k Ready indicator: LED, optional beep Trigger voltage: 5V Head weight: 1600g Price: £230/$350 This is a complete studio flash kit based on two mains-powered flash heads (with push-button controls and rotary power dials), rated at 150Ws each, and accessories. The maximum light output from each individual head is rather more than from the SB-700. As well as two flash heads, the kit includes a pair of 2.6m (8.5ft) lighting stands, a 60cm (24in) square softbox, a 90cm (36in) translucent umbrella, two reflectors, two modelling lamps, sync cable and power lead. Most kits throw in a radio trigger, too. It takes a while to set up the stands, heads, softbox and umbrella. As with other studio flash heads, you’ll have to shoot in manual exposure mode (see page 36), but adjusting the power of each flash head is easily done, and the kit is simple to use. Unlike many budget and mid-range studio flash kits, this doesn't come with carrying bags, which limits its portability. Lugging a studio flash kit around is inevitably more of a chore than slipping a flashgun into your bag, and you’ll also need mains electricity. When used in conjunction with the included softbox and brolly, the two heads can produce wonderfully soft, natural-looking lighting (see pages 36 and 46). Plus, the modelling lamps make it easy to preview the effect when changing the position and power settings.