I'm a non-professional, shooting sculptures and paintings for a proposed book on an elder artist friend, and in need of a basic lighting set-up. I explained that we've a shoe string budget. The man behind the counter tells me I need to spend at least $600 for a decent set-up. That's funny; B&H has light kits starting at $210. Calumet's Velvetine is $59, B&H: $38.
Needless to say; I won't return to Calumet.