I have been shopping on Ebay and have found several Monolights by Britek, Aikiphoto and Pro Studio
sold by various sellers. From everything I have read about the specs on them they seem very comparable lights to JTL's, Alien Bee's/White Lightnings, and much more expensive monolights but for nearly a third of the cost of the AB's. I can purchase a 300 w/s light for around $100.00 or a 500 w/s for around $200.00. Has anyone bought or used any of these lights from Ebay? Good or bad?
I am leaning toward buying the Pro Studio or the Aikiphoto 300 w/s light but may go with the 500 models. My next delima is that I may not always be around AC in the field. I have read that all AC monolights need to use pure sine wave inverters
to power the lights from DC batteries. I have been told that these inverters are very expensive, Paul C. Buff sells a kit with inverter(s) & batteries for around $300.00. I found a pure sine wave inverter for under $100.00 here: http://www.theinverterstore.com/the-...15012s-top-rgb
It puts out 150 watts of contiuous power (400 peak). I intend to use this with a good deep cycle marine battery to power the 300 w/s AC monolight in the field. I know it will work because it is true sine wave output, but does anyone know if this will do the job efficiently in terms of the 150 watts of output power for recycle time of the flash? If so it will save me a heap of $$$$$$$.