Category: Studio Gear

Dolica GX650B204 Proline GX Series 65 inch Aluminum Tripod and Ball Head Combo Part 1

Is the Dolica GX650B204 Proline GX Series 65 inch Aluminum Tripod and Ball Head Combo the tripod to dispel the idea that you can’t get a quality tripod/ballhead combo under $250? Let’s find out.

 

Dolica GX650B204 Proline GX Series 65 inch Aluminum Tripod and Ball Head Combo for DSLR, SLR
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Dolica GX650B204 Proline GX Series 65 inch Aluminum Tripod and Ball Head Combo Part 2

Center Column
In the center of the tripods adjustable center column is a 3/8″ thread bolt that accepts most major brands of ball or pan head mounts. If you remove the hook from the bottom of the center column you will also find another 3/8″ mount there. This can be a quick way of hanging your camera from the bottom of the tripod for that close up macro, if you don’t want to pull the center column and reverse it. There is also a bubble level incorporated into the Top of the legs. I would pretty much ignore that. It is not accurate in the slightest, and I am not the first to make this statement. Just pick your self up a level to mount on the hot shoe, or carry a small level and level the ball head.

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Menik sw400 Strobe user guide – Quick Start

In this section of the User Guide we will get you up and running fast, so that you can enjoy your new unit. I will just pass over the basic function without too much detail. 

Menik SW-400 Photography Studio Monolight, with 75 W Model Lamp
 
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Menik Strobe – User Guide – Control Panel

Hopefully you received your new lights OK, and you have now set them up on your tripod and are ready to take some amazing photos.If your not familiar with photographic strobes, there are going to be some confusing aspects that you will need to get cleared up in your head before we go to far. Labeling on many devices leaves something to be desired. Here I will explain what it should say on each control.

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Cowboy Studio S45 Backlight strobe with Premium AC Swivel Adapter Light Socket

S45 Cowboy Studio backlight strobe.

If you have ever wanted to add some lighting effects to an image, such as hair accents, but your full size strobes are just a bit too much. Or you want to add a nice wash effect to your back drop, then the Cowboy Studio S45 Strobe may just be the answer to your prayers. Add the AC swivel light socket and you have a small compact strobe that you can enhance your photos with for around $35.

Cowboy Studio S45 Strobe with Stand

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