Summary at the bottom
Ok, I am gearing up to get a large group photo of Indiana's Lawyer-Legislators in the State Capitol Building. The lighting inside is pretty minimal, as it's a 100+ year old building.
This is the current setup I have (I am not a photographer, by the way. My graphic design setup is much more impressive )
18-55mm standard Nikon AF lens
55-200mm standard Nikon AF lens
Cactus transmitter and receiver (one of each)
Two (2) basic panning tripods
Now, I know I'll need another receiver, probably by Cactus to keep things consistent. I know they suck, but I also know that they can be modded to have a better range and reliability. I was looking at some Vivitar 285 flashes on eBay, as well as some cheap umbrella/stand combos. My work is fitting the bill, but I can only get this stuff it it's under $250.
Can anyone point me in the right direction for moderate pricing on the following:
a receiver that will work with Cactus products from Gadget Infinity
Umbrella/stand combos with two (2) umbrellas and stands
a flash or two that are compatible with Nikons
anything else you may think might help