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Adorama has Flashpoint XPLOR 600 HSS Monolight w/ R2 2.4GHz Radio Remote System (Bowens Mount) + Flashpoint R2 Single Pin Transceiver on sale for $349. Shipping is free. Thanks iconian

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I have no idea what you're getting at. This is a strobe, the 120D is a constant light. It's like 100x more powerful for photography.
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These are not continuous lamps for video, they are awesome monolights (strobes) made by godoz, they work with the godox and flashpoint trigger systems.
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I'm a semi-pro (studio) photographer who's just starting out, so should I get a set of these, along with umbrellas? Or will it be okay on its own for now?
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Both this and the Neweer are rebrands of Godox. Godox makes them and these are simply private labels. Flashpoint is Adorama and comes with a US warranty.

This Is an older model with some color quality inconsistencies. It has since been replaced by the Flashpoint 600Pro (Godox = AD 600Pro)
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these are basically a copy, or rather, Neweer's take on the Aputure 120D...
I have no idea what you're getting at. This is a strobe, the 120D is a constant light. It's like 100x more powerful for photography.
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these are basically a copy, or rather, Neweer's take on the Aputure 120D... many people use that light for video setups and its really killer, a standard these days for indie film, youtube videos, etc... it's not cheap by indie means, so this is a great deal considering the CRI, etc... especially with the coupon. Many people run a diffusor in front of it, so I think grabbing an umbrella for a couple bucks is going to make sense -- not sure if there's a clip for it but you can buy a small clamp for a few bucks. At this price, it's definitely worth a shot and considering the reviews -- it's a good deal.

There's also a video out of the LED cake pan aputure DIY light... if you want to give it a try and can work with color/lightroom it looks like a fun project and relatively cheap DIY alternative, though I wouldn't take it on any pro outings.
These are not continuous lamps for video, they are awesome monolights (strobes) made by godoz, they work with the godox and flashpoint trigger systems.
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Both this and the Neweer are rebrands of Godox. Godox makes them and these are simply private labels. Flashpoint is Adorama and comes with a US warranty.

This Is an older model with some color quality inconsistencies. It has since been replaced by the Flashpoint 600Pro (Godox = AD 600Pro)
Wrong, it has not been replaced by the pro version, both models are being sold at the same time neither replacing the other. Sold at different price points for different budgets.

You are also wrong about this model having color inconsistencies. I have the godox ad600 version (same thing) and no color issues there. I think what you mean is the color temperature changes between the power range and the change is very little on the non pro model. It's just controlled slightly better by the pro version but that's not to say the original had a problem in this regard. Unless you use white balance color cards, which most people don't, the non pro does an excellent job.
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If you're just going to be using umbrellas this is overkill, I'd recommend using a speedlite for umbrellas. You can get the Godox TT600 or whatever Flashpoint calls theirs for around $60 each.
Get this xplor 600 if you plan on using softboxes, especially big ones.
I would disgard this info. There will be times a speedlite will not be powerful enough - happens often. Get something with more power, better to have it and not need it than the other way around. You will need something this powerful, and probably use it often. I use this all the time, and use the speedlites as fill...
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I would disgard this info. There will be times a speedlite will not be powerful enough - happens often. Get something with more power, better to have it and not need it than the other way around. You will need something this powerful, and probably use it often. I use this all the time, and use the speedlites as fill...
I would disregard this info and suggest you read before you comment. I clearly stated the uses for a speedlite and if he needed more power (for something like a softbox) to get the xplor 600, basically all bases covered which was already mentioned in my original comment.

No need to tell someone to pay over $300 for something they may not ever need if they are only shooting with umbrellas if they can get by just fine with a $60 speedlite.
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I'm a semi-pro (studio) photographer who's just starting out, so should I get a set of these, along with umbrellas? Or will it be okay on its own for now?
You'll need diffusers, depending on what the subject is.
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Wrong, it has not been replaced by the pro version, both models are being sold at the same time neither replacing the other. Sold at different price points for different budgets.

You are also wrong about this model having color inconsistencies. I have the godox ad600 version (same thing) and no color issues there. I think what you mean is the color temperature changes between the power range and the change is very little on the non pro model. It's just controlled slightly better by the pro version but that's not to say the original had a problem in this regard. Unless you use white balance color cards, which most people don't, the non pro does an excellent job.
I have extensively used these units and got rid of them. Flashpoint IS currently phasing these units out. While the 600Pro is a huge improvement, it still has color inconsistencies. If you do product photography and need exact color for every single shot you take, this likely isn't the strobe for you. If you do more creative work where color reproduction doesn't need to be exact, then this is a great product to use. Especially when battling midday sunlight.

But don't take my word for it when discussing color inconsistency. Even the manufacturer specs states a 200k variance.

Here is a review from Shutterbug Magazine about this specific model.

"One more thing I should address: low-priced units like this are often inconsistent in color temperature. Flashpoint states a 200K variation. While I suspect it may be slightly more, I have no way of checking. In any case, unless you are shooting very critical work with multiple units it is not an issue."

Read more at https://www.shutterbug.com/conten...vW6EODd.99
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I'm a semi-pro (studio) photographer who's just starting out, so should I get a set of these, along with umbrellas? Or will it be okay on its own for now?
This won't be very useful without a light modifier. If it's a permanent studio setup, I would recommend looking into softboxes over umbrellas. The Glow EZ Lock series is excellent and there have been some good deals on those recently. If you're on a strict budget, a couple of cheap speedlights with umbrellas are a great, cheap place to get and can certainly get you excellent results. These AD600 strobes are very big, heavy, and probably have more power than you'll need.
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