Cheap v Expensive

I came across this YouTube video of a film maker who wanted an Aputure Spotlight Mini Zoom but instead purchased a cheaper alternative.

The cheaper alternative they purchased, to me, had so many disadvantages that I wonder if it is worth it at all.

I get that not everyone can afford to get expensive gear. And a good sign of a professional is their ability to produce work no matter what the budget.

This is a great video on how to get away with making a decent product just by using items that can be purchased from the high street rather than a specialist store.

Currently Wex is selling the Profoto fitting for the Westcott Optical Spot by Lindsay Adler kit at £588. This price does include the lens and I paid £299 for the Pixapro EF-Mount Optical snoot kit which didn’t come with a lens. Knowing what I know now I am glad I did not go for the more expensive option.

I still have this modifier and I was considering getting an Aputure LS 60d to work with it. But would I keep thinking that I would rather be using it with their Spotlight Mini Zoom instead of the cheap optical snoot that I own.

If you want to see how good the Spotlight Mini Zoom is then Gaffer & Gear did a review on it. And CVP are currently selling it for £477. Obviously the light itself is extra.

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