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Tamiya Portable Photo Studio
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Posted: Thursday, April 03, 2008 - 09:47 PM UTC
Tamiya have (finally) cottoned onto the fact that we modellers like to photograph our models in studio-like conditions.



Tamiya Portable Photo Studio

It's marked as forthcoming, but some vendors have it advertised at about £100 at the moment - seems a tad expensive (in true Tamiya form).

John
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Posted: Friday, April 04, 2008 - 03:18 AM UTC
Wal-Mart has a nice portable studio for $50.00. It includes two lights and a changeable background. Plus it is very light weight. It is nice the Taymia set up has the light above. The Wal-Mart studio works great outside and isn’t too bad inside. You might need to add another light, but other than that is it a decent value for its price. BUT! This is my opinion.

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Posted: Friday, April 04, 2008 - 04:20 AM UTC

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It's marked as forthcoming, but some vendors have it advertised at about £100 at the moment - seems a tad expensive (in true Tamiya form).

John


Yes, 100 pounds is completely out of line. In addition the WalMart one above, I've seen another on-line at $80 US with two tripod lights and a mini tripod for the camera.
And I just found this one on E-bay for a Buy it now price of $35, including 4 back drops, 2 lights, and a camera stand.

What is Tamiya thinking?
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Posted: Friday, April 04, 2008 - 05:52 AM UTC

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It's marked as forthcoming, but some vendors have it advertised at about £100 at the moment - seems a tad expensive (in true Tamiya form).

John


Yes, 100 pounds is completely out of line. In addition the WalMart one above, I've seen another on-line at $80 US with two tripod lights and a mini tripod for the camera.
And I just found this one on E-bay for a Buy it now price of $35, including 4 back drops, 2 lights, and a camera stand.

What is Tamiya thinking?



I quess they thougth thier name would help sell. Theirs is a nice looking set up, but pricy.

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Posted: Saturday, April 05, 2008 - 02:41 AM UTC
I am with Jim and Al I bought the Walmart one not bad at all.

But still take pics without both to lazy I guess to get it out.
Kitty
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Posted: Sunday, April 06, 2008 - 10:02 PM UTC
Gents,

I also purchased one of the e-Bay variants a while back.

Just thought it interesting to see how Mr T analyses and interprets the market, and then manage to totally price themselves out of it.

John
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Posted: Tuesday, April 08, 2008 - 09:36 PM UTC

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Gents,

I also purchased one of the e-Bay variants a while back.

Just thought it interesting to see how Mr T analyses and interprets the market, and then manage to totally price themselves out of it.

John



Ahh...the good old japanese marketing strategy. Just because the tamiya logo is on it they think it´ll automatically sell.
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Posted: Sunday, May 11, 2008 - 07:43 AM UTC

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It's marked as forthcoming, but some vendors have it advertised at about £100 at the moment - seems a tad expensive (in true Tamiya form). John



They're taking the piss.

- Steve
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Posted: Tuesday, August 05, 2008 - 02:40 AM UTC
I have the ebay version although its under a different name. Its really handy to set up and comes w/ two background colors. The lights though are only 20W and not bright enough I can't seem to make the light work perhaps I just need more? I haven't tried it outside but I will soon. I think I paid about 40 dollars for from Sportmans Guide.
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Posted: Wednesday, August 06, 2008 - 11:09 AM UTC
Ouch at that price tag! It's nice (and professional looking) but with that amount of money one can be made very easily. I have the unit from Wal-Mart and the only thing it needs is brighter lighting and have the room very bright as well. And it was on sale too.

But that's just my opinion.
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Posted: Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 04:10 AM UTC
Well this helps me out , I was thinking of getting one . Now I'll just go over to Walmart and pic one up from there . 100 bucks for something so simple isn't worth it . Thanks guys !
HawkeyeV
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Posted: Saturday, August 16, 2008 - 02:58 AM UTC
Check out this article I did.
http://www.aweber.com/z/article/?hawkeyes-news&ID=AEwMDBy0DEy0DIwEjCxcDOxczEx07IxMTJzMtAysAA==
UncaBret
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Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2008 - 04:20 AM UTC
Mine was less than $3 at Hobby Lobby

montythefirst
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Posted: Tuesday, September 09, 2008 - 09:30 AM UTC
bit of overkill but then i guess if you want a really nice set of pictures i guess its worth it