So, I went ahead and ordered myself this softbox kit from Amazon PhotoSEL LS21E52 Professional Softbox Studio Lighting Kit with 2x85w 5400K CRI>90 Bulbs, 40x60cm Softboxes as I would like to get into studio photography. I have to say, for the price I am quite impressed although the build quality is not superb. As a beginner to studio lighting I would recommend this kit.
Here is one of my first results (ignore crazy pose):
Upon upgrading to the 5D I have realised that I will need to part way with my beloved 450d along with the two EF-S lenses I own as the 5D does not support EF-S lenses. If anybody is interested in purchasing a starter dlsr then I would recommend the 450d so please get in touch.
For those who are interested in buying this kit, along with the 450d body and the two EF-S lenses I will be giving the buyer a free 58mm polarising lens filter (see here) and free camera armour (see here) which.