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Photek 12' Four Section Positive Locking Background Crossbar

B&H # PHCB12K Mfr # S-4023-4
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You Pay: $47.95

This is a replacement 4-section crossbar for the Photek Background Support System. Each section locks positively into the next, until a 12' width is obtained. This crossbar may be used 2 or 4 sections at a time.

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PhotekLocking Background Crossbar
 
4.4

(based on 8 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (7)
  • Attach securely (3)
  • Lightweight (3)
  • Long-lasting (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

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        • Was this a gift?:
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      5.0

      Simple and Fantastic

      By Fantastico Magnifico

      from Fighting Giblet-ville, Va

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Special Events

        Comments about Photek Locking Background Crossbar:

        ...it was worth it in the end.

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        • No

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        4.0

        No bumps with this background crossbar

        By Doug the NW location scout

        from Portland, OR USA

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Can Add More Units
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

        • Need To Drill Holes
        • Sags In Center

        Best Uses

        • Portraits
        • Studio
        • Traveling

        Comments about Photek Locking Background Crossbar:

        Good crossbar and can make longer background (put more than one set together (they do not recommend)). Also had issues with other crossbars with big bumps in the crossbar. Does have sag with weight of big backdrops.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Awesome Crossbar

        By Aguilar Photography

        from Pasadena, CA

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Studio
          • Traveling

          Comments about Photek Locking Background Crossbar:

          I had purchased the Impact background kit and it had the same similar crossbar. I returned that kit becuase of the stands but one thing I really liked about it was the crossbar. I was happy that I came across the Photek bar becuase this is exactly what im looking for.

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          4.0

          good quality

          By ken

          from south carolina

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Portable

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Photek Locking Background Crossbar:

              This is a good quality product. it does come with holes on both ends but they will not fit in the end of my light stands. I plan to drill one side of the hole out so the end of the stand will fit. its an easy fix. this bar comes in 4 pieces and is very portable. they even offer extensions if you need a wider bar.

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              5.0

              Simple and Effective

              By photogpro

              from Houston, TX

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Attach Securely
              • Durable
              • Good price value
              • Long-Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors

                Comments about Photek Locking Background Crossbar:

                I have used this brand of background crossbar for the last 12 years. It is far better than other types in that the sections are easy to assemble, lock in position with a twist and break down into sections about 3 feet 4 inches. Very easy to carry in bag. I use two sets for large groups (10x24 foot backgrounds). You need 3 light stands for a 24 foot wide setup. Great value.

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                3.0

                Not a bad one..

                By Sudhakar Komakula

                from Central Islip, NY

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attach Securely
                • Durable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Photek Locking Background Crossbar:

                    Not a bad one for the buck. seems good. havent used them much. may need to tape once u connect all the bars. strong and sturdy lightweight.. and carryable

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                    5.0

                    Sturdy, easy to use

                    By Hopeful_Hal

                    from Santa Fe, NM

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attach Securely
                    • Durable
                    • Long-Lasting

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors

                      Comments about Photek Locking Background Crossbar:

                      This is stronger than the crossbar I had been using, which sagged in the middle. Easy to put together and take apart.

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                      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Simple effective design

                      By Mat

                      from Denville, New Jersey

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Long-Lasting

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Photek Locking Background Crossbar:

                          I have another one of these but needed a new one for an upcoming event. It's a great design, simple and effective. Had my previous one for years and is still as good as the day I bought it.

                          The new one has a slight problem though. The insert of one of the bars was over machined and is much, much smaller than the opening of the next bar. This means there's a slight sag, and I think over time, that bit of play is going to open up the shape of the bar it attaches to.

                          I fixed it with tape to pad out the fitting but think this is something that could be better quality checked.

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