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    Anyone have any recommendations for starter lighting kits? I'm thinking of something with an extra-long TTL cable, a flash stand, a large diffuser, ???

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    I love my Alien Bee strobes! I have the B800s, but honestly, with what I shoot, the B400s would probably have been plenty.

    I also have a beauty dish and a soft box that I really love - all from the Alien Bee company.

    Best of luck!
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    From what I remember, the Alien Bees are a bit expensive, but I will take a look!

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    I remember looking into strobes right before getting the MarkIII. Hubby wanted to get me all set up with studio equipment along with the new camera, but I just couldn't justify it at the time. Let me know what you decide on getting (if any), and I'd love to see your practice images with it!!!
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    I think I'm going to go with a set up to use my speedlight on a light stand with an umbrella and a long PC cable, as they explain in this article: Strobist: Lighting 101 - A Beginner's Lighting Kit. It's the most inexpensive way to start with stuff like this, apparently.

    I'm pretty inclined to use natural light most of the time, but there are times when I've seen what beautiful, dramatic images you can get with just one OCF, and of course it gives you flexibility in many situations too, if you have a light set-up in your bag of tricks. Not that I'm going pro! But if I can get a setup like this for $100-$150 and play with it and have that versatility, I'd just love it.
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