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2 faults on day one
8 October 2017
Purchased the PIXAPRO® LUMI200 Gemini GS200 Twin Kit 400Ws. It appeared to be a good deal, but arrived with one of the flash stand leg tightening screws in a state where it could not be tightened.
To add to the problems the softbox assembly was not straight forward and required strong hand pressure to assemble. It is comprised of a speed ring and flexible rods, that were required to flex to make the assembly. The short of it was that it broke while trying to assemble it. The instructions were poor, so I may have been doing it incorrectly. For me this amounted to two product failures on day one and that was too many. I returned it.
Tests of the flash and remote trigger had gone well. As I could not see a product that matched the flash and trigger; did further research and found that Pixapro was rebadging a Godox product. I have now purchased one 400w Godox flash ,trigger and will decide if I am to purchase another. I am not sure if the elements of the kit come from Pixapro or Godox, but have decided not to purchase another kit just in case.
Pixapro refunded with out question, paid for the return P&P and apologised. I suspect if their quality control and instructions had been better, the return may not have been necessary. A link to a YouTube video would have been the ticket for the instructions.
I suspect that I will miss the wheeled case for the lights, but can not accept failing products.