Briteck PS-200H

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by M. Walter Lyon, Aug 18, 2004.

  1. M. Walter Lyon

    M. Walter Lyon Member

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    Britek PS-200H

    OK,
    So I rushed right in, and purchased a set of these babies to complement my soon to arrive RB67. I don't know much about them, except they are 120ws each. They were not the cheapest but they certainly weren't the most expensive. I just wanted some lights the start doing some Portrait work on the side.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=3815163084&ssPageName=STRK:MEWN:IT

    If any one has any experience with them I would love to hear your opinion. Admittedly I probably should have done this before purchasing, but when the wife says "OK Buy them" I got to move on it before she changes her mind! :D

    Thanks ahead of time for your opinions.
    Mark
     
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  2. M. Walter Lyon

    M. Walter Lyon Member

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    OK, well no response makes me nervous. Does no one have an opinion on these lights, Or Britek lights in general?
     
  3. bcphoto

    bcphoto Member

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    Hmmmmmmmm ... so ya want a response eh?

    Send 'em back!

    They're somewhat underpowered for your intended purpose and will have you locked into shooting asa400 film in order to produce a semi-realistic f stop with an umbrella or other diffussion device.
    It seems rather senseless to buy something you'll outgrow in a few weeks ... or less

    You'd have actually been in better shape with Alien Bees, still entry level but at least 160/320/640 w/s and available with UV coatted flash tubes.

    Calumet Travelites or Photogenic monolights would have been another 'valid' option

    ... jus' a thought