Speedlites or studio strobes?
Just looking for some opinions, since I don't have the money to go either route here, but...
I've been thinking that it would be nice to have some studio strobes, even some cheapies, to get better lighting for portraits of my girls. Of course, this would also help with portraits of other people, keeping me from being limited to "location" shoots only.
My thought now though, do I spend the few hundred $ on strobes, or do I put the money toward a 580EX Speedlite? I already have a 420EX and a 430EX, so I would be able to do a 3 light setup. This might be nice for a little more portability too.
A lot of strobe kits come with stands and umbrellas, which I wouldn't get with the Speedlite setup, without spending even more money. A softbox setup would appear to be easier with the strobes too.
Okay, now I'm ready for opinions, thoughts, recommendations, etc.
Which setup would provide better lighting? More consistent lighting?
Portability is not a huge issue, but I certainly would not want a set that I couldn't move easily if I had to.
What is the best setup, balancing cost, quality and ease of use? (This is where the opinion really comes in.)
Thank you for your input. Don't be afraid to recommend brands and models of strobes if you have a preference.
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