Monday, March 5, 2012

Optex Photo Studio Lighting Kit Review

With the increase in blogging activity this year I thought it would be time to invest in some gear to hopefully improve the quality of my photography. Enter the Optex Photo Studio Lighting Kit. This is a really handy little set up that should do wonders for the lighting aspect of my miniatures photography.

The whole setup fits inside a soft-sided case with a convenient carrying handle on top, which folds out into...

...a miniature photo-studio. The rig is side-lit by one bulb on each side, firing through diffusers. There is a diffuser for the top as well. The set includes two backdrop cloths in different colours, the lights and bulbs, and even a universal miniature tripod - all of which can be stowed away in velcro-secured pouches in the case. Very intuitive to set up and quick - less than five minutes.

I haven't played much with the settings on the camera except to turn off the flash and set to Macro - but here's the results of some quick messing about.






Next time I'll try a different colour backdrop. However I think that the setup should improve my miniature photography considerably, for a modest investment. It's easy to put up and take down and doesn't take up much space either. I'm pretty pleased with the setup, especially as I got it on sale ;-)

8 comments:

The Angry Lurker said...

I want one, great photos mate....

Deadestdai said...

Yeah mate, that's lots better. Nice gear too.

Looking forward to new better quality pics!

Congrats!

Curt said...

Of course you got it on sale - like you would buy it otherwise? ;)

Nice pics!

DaveV said...

I was looking at something similar at London Drug. Nice pix. I like the way the lighting works.

Lead Legion said...

I have this very same Kit. It's fantastic.

Galpy said...

that looks great we all want one

Kevin H said...

Very nice pics! Looks like some quality gear!

Mats Lintonsson said...

Nice kit. The photos turned out really good.