GearWhat do we use?
We have the great benefit of being able to select what equipment we want to use as we are not sponsored by any manufacturers. From time to to time we are loaned equipment for evaluation but we always make it clear when that is the case.
For studio lights at the economy end Godox have taken the market by storm in the last few years. The Chinese manufacturer supplies it's lights through many third party resellers but be careful with warranties. We recomend either buying Godox brand from Lencarta who are official UK importers or the Pixapro branded versions that come with excellent support and warranty.
The speedlights we currently use and have been for some years are made by Yongnuo. We have also listed all the modifiers and accessories that make up Andrew's Bag of Light. We are currently evaluating the Godox range of speedlights which have the advantage they can be used in HSS or TTL with suitable triggers on Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fuji and Olympus/Panasonic.
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Economy Studio Strobes For value we suggest either PixaPro or Godox. These are the same units built by Godox but Pixapro have the benefit of a UK Warranty. The more expensive options have built in wireless receivers that work with the Godox X system, also called the Pixapro Pro ST system All the flashes listed have the Bowens S Fit mount for modifiers Mains Powered HeadsAlso called the Pixapro Lumi IIAlso called the Godox QS600 IIAlso called the Godox QT600 IIBattery Powered Heads As...
Andrew's Bag of LightYongnuo YN560 Mk IV. A good basic speedlight, built in radio receiver and a zoom head. Radio trigger suitable for the YN560 Mk IV. This is the Nikon version. It offers remote control of power and zoom functions.Radio trigger suitable for the YN560 Mk IV. This is the Canon version. It offers remote control of power and zoom functions.