• Thrifty Kits are designed to fulfill basic lighting requirements at an exceptionally affordable price. Each Thrifty Kit has hand spun reflectors made of high strength aluminum with chemically atched interiors for maximum light dispersion. The outer finish is photographic black baked on enamel. The Raven RS6 telescopes to 6' and the Raven RS8 telescopes to 8'. Each Thrifty Kit comes with a photoflood lamps, sockets and cordsets, and the Imaging with Light Guide.
Reviewed by 4 customers
very easy to use, even for the beginner. bulbs generate a lot of ambient heat. straightforward product, just make sure it's bright enough for its intended use.
I bought this kit to be part of my mobile setup, so that I could leave the expensive and heavy gear in the studio. Well, you get what you pay for ... The kit is definitely good for beginners but is not up to the task of traveling constantly, and the umbrellas that came with the kit are very cheaply made. If you are very gentle with this kit it will last you a good while. The light quality is good especially if you throw away the umbrellas that came with the kit and buy some better ones, or better yet get some soft boxes. All in all for the price the quality is not bad its obviously just not "pro" quality.
For about a year I struggled trying to "make do" with the lighting I had and it just wasn't cutting it. These allow me to get shots I never could have and are a good investment. They could be a bit more durable, so you need to be careful with them, but other than that, I am quite happy with them.
This outfit works perfectly for glamour shots!