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Photek Digital Lighthouse - Large 24 x 24 x 36" (61 x 61 x 91 cm)

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  • Soft Shadowless Light
  • 24 x 24 x 36" (61 x 61 x 91 cm)
  • Great for Products & Online Sales Photos

This is the Photek Large Digital Lighthouse 24 x 24 x 36" (61 x 61 x 91 cm). It is a color-corrected, translucent cloth material housing for photographing small and medium products that can be lit with daylight, HMI, electronic flash, fluorescent, quartz and tungsten light sources.

The Digital Lighthouse can be lit from the sides, top, back, front or can be placed on a shooting table for bottom illumination. It also includes a removable black sweep that aids in preventing shadows on the background and provides complete separation from the item being photographed. It contains a removable plastic base, forming a rigid base for ease of product placement.

Photek's Digital Lighthouse helps to produce photographs with a professional quality because the product lighting is made simple and efficient and takes less time then conventional lighting solutions.

Complete portability in design with one-touch set up and breakdown.
Full zipper front and zipper on top panel for digital camera lens positioning.
Suggested uses: For web advertising photos, small and medium product photography, copying art work and recording sculptures for future reference.
Dimensions 24 x 24 x 36" (61 x 61 x 91 cm)
Weight 7.5 lbs (3.4 kg)
Photek Digital Lighthouse - Large 24 x 24 x 36" (61 x 61 x 91 cm)
  • Removable black sweep
  • Removable white sweep
  • Storage bag
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    PhotekDigital Lighthouse - Large 24 x 24 x 36" (61 x 61 x 91 cm)
     
    4.6

    (based on 17 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (12)
    • Good color value (8)
    • Long-lasting (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors (10)
      • General purpose (8)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (7), Semi-pro photographer (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (5)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      LOVE IT!

      I just got this, as my first ever light tent. And so far I absolutely love it. I was more impressed with it when it arrived that I thought I would be......Read complete review

      I just got this, as my first ever light tent. And so far I absolutely love it. I was more impressed with it when it arrived that I thought I would be... I was expecting a more cloth like material, and I got a much more robust feeling tent... The material is more of a vinyl type material.The description is wrong, the tent comes with both a white and black vinyl sweep, as well as plastic pieces to use the tent both horizontally and vertically on a light table.The only thing I don't like so far, is that the camera opening for using it in the tall configuration is opposite the side that opens fully, so you have to remove the upper part of the sweep, open the back, and position your item. In practice this really isn't a problem, and is actually probably more convienient as it means you don't have to move the camera to move items around inside. The smaller opening for shooting from length wise (as shown above) opens both as shown, and with a zipper opening... but the long side they are on opposites of the tent.Background sweeps are a vinyl material with a fuzzy cloth like surface over them... they do collect some lint/dirt/strings and will need some sort of cleaning off, I'm guessing a small vaccum will do the trick.After reading Photeks' description again, I see now that the opposite opening is a good thing to use it on non-movable objects.I'm very impressed with this, even though it's my first ever light tent (aside from one I tried making) it works great, and the results are wonderful, considering I'm using peicemeal of flash units until the photo-floods arrive (UPS separated the order by 1day)I was super surprised when I opened the box and found all but the background sweeps in a carry case, it folds flat, almost like the collapsible reflectors, very quick set-up, no pieces to install/remove, it simply collapses like a reflector (well push one corner towards it's opposite)Appears all will fit in the case, including the sweeps, but have yet to put it away again.

      Problems Encountered: None! Everything is great

      Previous Equivalent Items Owned: Home built light tent with tissue paper and a box

      Items I Recommend: Lights or Strobes, I went with photofloods due to cost, but am already considering monolights to upgrade soon

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      "More compact and easy to setup"

      I have not played with it very much yet, however from what I have shot thus far it looks good. Did not work very well, with objects with chrome/round or very reflective...Read complete review

      I have not played with it very much yet, however from what I have shot thus far it looks good. Did not work very well, with objects with chrome/round or very reflective surfaces, I do see the corners of the inside of the tent more that I would like, however with some quick Photoshop this is taken care of. I like the quality of the White and black backgrounds. They do pick up lint like crazy, so remember to have a lint roller with you when on location. One thing to note, the back grounds take a few minutes to get the roll lines out, but if you lay them flat and lint roller them, you end up with an almost perfect flat background. Would recommend picking up a grey background as well to complete the kit.

      Really like how small it folds down to, and the quality of the case. Feels like a large portfolio when you carry it to a location.

      Dislikes, the amount of force required to open the zippers. Wish the unit had Velcro on the outside so you could connect it to a soft box as a base for stability as well to light from below - tends to move around a bunch as it is very light weight.

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      4.0

      Works as expected.

      By digitalfarmer

      from Hudson Valley, NY

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Well Thought Out Design

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Indoors

        Comments about Photek Digital Lighthouse - Large 24 x 24 x 36" (61 x 61 x 91 cm):

        Makes product photography a snap.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        4.0

        Great Buy

        By H20 Studio

        from Seattle,WA

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Color Value

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors

          Comments about Photek Digital Lighthouse - Large 24 x 24 x 36" (61 x 61 x 91 cm):

          I got this item about a week ago as an answer to problems with reflections in very shiny products. So far, we have been very happy with the performance of the product and it worked wonderfully, while being reasonably priced.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Works great!

          By BreannaNicole

          from Thibodaux, LA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Indoors

            Comments about Photek Digital Lighthouse - Large 24 x 24 x 36" (61 x 61 x 91 cm):

            Love it, works perfectly for different product sizes
            and collapses for convenient storage.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Its great!

            By Isaac

            from Brooklyn, NY

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Long-Lasting

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use

              Comments about Photek Digital Lighthouse - Large 24 x 24 x 36" (61 x 61 x 91 cm):

              It does a great job diffusing, and easy/fast setup
              Thanks B&H

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              I Like This. Easy Enough For A Beginner!

              By darkscott

              from Minneapolis, Minnesota

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Indoors

                Comments about Photek Digital Lighthouse - Large 24 x 24 x 36" (61 x 61 x 91 cm):

                My first light tent and I found it easier to use than I thought it would be. Setup was easy. I like the way it collapses and everything fits in a bag that takes up no room. Photos were very good. Good lighting inside.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Outstanding even light for product photo

                By California Shooter

                from Los Angeles, California

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attach Securely
                • Durable
                • Good Color Value

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors
                  • Outdoors

                  Comments about Photek Digital Lighthouse - Large 24 x 24 x 36" (61 x 61 x 91 cm):

                  Easy to set up and perfect size for objects up to about 12 to 14 inches in size (height and/or width)that are too large for simple "tents". Sides transmit and diffuse direct window light without shadows, with just enough highlighting for good definition.

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                  4.0

                  Better then expected

                  By Danferth

                  from Oceanside, CA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Photek Digital Lighthouse - Large 24 x 24 x 36" (61 x 61 x 91 cm):

                      Out of the box it was wonderful to work with. Anyone who has used anything with the tent like material that comes folded up will know how to use it. Yes the black and white backgrounds do collect a lot of dust but is to be expected from the type of material (felt). I popped it up outside on a partly cloudy day and the pix where great, little to no retouch just some camera raw settings and a crop were all that was needed to produce images for our website.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great product

                      By John

                      from New Haven

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Good Color Value
                      • Long-Lasting

                      Cons

                      • None at all

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors
                      • Macro Photography

                      Comments about Photek Digital Lighthouse - Large 24 x 24 x 36" (61 x 61 x 91 cm):

                      Using this for insurance and web sales photos. This is the third, and by far the easiest, light tent I've owned.

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                      5.0

                      GREAT!

                      By photomania

                      from Los Angeles, CA

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Good Color Value

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use
                        • Indoors

                        Comments about Photek Digital Lighthouse - Large 24 x 24 x 36" (61 x 61 x 91 cm):

                        Easy to use, reasonable price and works great. It only takes couple seconds to setup.

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                        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        too big for air travel

                        By RedTerror

                        from Carrboro, NC

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Color Value

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • General Use
                          • Indoors

                          Comments about Photek Digital Lighthouse - Large 24 x 24 x 36" (61 x 61 x 91 cm):

                          The lighthouse works really great, but it was too big for my purposes. I needed to travel by air with it, and its bigger than my biggest suitcase! I ended up going with the "small" version, and that worked very well.

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                          5.0

                          great shooting tent!

                          By greg

                          from Maine

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Diffuses light well

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • General Use
                            • Product photography

                            Comments about Photek Digital Lighthouse - Large 24 x 24 x 36" (61 x 61 x 91 cm):

                            I just used the Digital Lighthouse for two product shoots and was impressed at how well the fabric diffused the harsh light from bare studio strobes. Both shoots involved high-gloss and reflective products and the tent evened the light out beautifully. The included flocks worked well but I did find they got dirty and dusty quite quickly.

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                            5.0

                            Easy set up and storage

                            By shutterbug

                            from Concordia, KS

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Good Color Value

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Photek Digital Lighthouse - Large 24 x 24 x 36" (61 x 61 x 91 cm):

                                Worked great for doing some of my product shots

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                                5.0

                                Big, product photog softbox, works great

                                By Boston Thek Imagery

                                from USA/Germany

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Good Color Value
                                • Long-Lasting

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Indoors

                                  Comments about Photek Digital Lighthouse - Large 24 x 24 x 36" (61 x 61 x 91 cm):

                                  for small items for sale or for display on website. Collapses great, everything that we have gits inside of it, comes with a white, black and two plexi panels. works great, no issues.

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                                  3.0

                                  "More compact and easy to setup"

                                  By Swytech

                                  from Edmonton, Alberta

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • General Use

                                    Comments about Photek Digital Lighthouse - Large 24 x 24 x 36" (61 x 61 x 91 cm):

                                    I have not played with it very much yet, however from what I have shot thus far it looks good. Did not work very well, with objects with chrome/round or very reflective surfaces, I do see the corners of the inside of the tent more that I would like, however with some quick Photoshop this is taken care of. I like the quality of the White and black backgrounds. They do pick up lint like crazy, so remember to have a lint roller with you when on location. One thing to note, the back grounds take a few minutes to get the roll lines out, but if you lay them flat and lint roller them, you end up with an almost perfect flat background. Would recommend picking up a grey background as well to complete the kit.

                                    Really like how small it folds down to, and the quality of the case. Feels like a large portfolio when you carry it to a location.

                                    Dislikes, the amount of force required to open the zippers. Wish the unit had Velcro on the outside so you could connect it to a soft box as a base for stability as well to light from below - tends to move around a bunch as it is very light weight.

                                    Share this review

                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Very Versatile

                                    By dmr_pj

                                    from New York, NY

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Good Color Value
                                    • Long-Lasting

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Photek Digital Lighthouse - Large 24 x 24 x 36" (61 x 61 x 91 cm):

                                        Bought this because I wanted to simplify shooting small product in the studio, and so far it has delivered. Nice even light with no hard glare and works great with reflective surfaces. I've even taken it on location -- sets up and packs up in seconds. I highly recommend it.

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                                        5.0

                                        Never without a tent...

                                        By Mikkel

                                        from Oslo, Norway

                                        About Me Casual Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Attach Securely
                                        • Durable

                                        Cons

                                        • Hard to clean

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Indoors

                                        Comments about Photek Digital Lighthouse - Large 24 x 24 x 36" (61 x 61 x 91 cm):

                                        Easy to set up. Two spots from the outside and perfect lighting for product shots, liquor bottles in my case. For the first time: No need to retouch anything in post!

                                        If you need to do product shots, get a tent!

                                        Cheap and nice quality.

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                                        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        LOVE IT!

                                        By William

                                        from Lebanon, OR

                                        Comments about Photek Digital Lighthouse - Large 24 x 24 x 36" (61 x 61 x 91 cm):

                                        I just got this, as my first ever light tent. And so far I absolutely love it. I was more impressed with it when it arrived that I thought I would be... I was expecting a more cloth like material, and I got a much more robust feeling tent... The material is more of a vinyl type material.The description is wrong, the tent comes with both a white and black vinyl sweep, as well as plastic pieces to use the tent both horizontally and vertically on a light table.The only thing I don't like so far, is that the camera opening for using it in the tall configuration is opposite the side that opens fully, so you have to remove the upper part of the sweep, open the back, and position your item. In practice this really isn't a problem, and is actually probably more convienient as it means you don't have to move the camera to move items around inside. The smaller opening for shooting from length wise (as shown above) opens both as shown, and with a zipper opening... but the long side they are on opposites of the tent.Background sweeps are a vinyl material with a fuzzy cloth like surface over them... they do collect some lint/dirt/strings and will need some sort of cleaning off, I'm guessing a small vaccum will do the trick.After reading Photeks' description again, I see now that the opposite opening is a good thing to use it on non-movable objects.I'm very impressed with this, even though it's my first ever light tent (aside from one I tried making) it works great, and the results are wonderful, considering I'm using peicemeal of flash units until the photo-floods arrive (UPS separated the order by 1day)I was super surprised when I opened the box and found all but the background sweeps in a carry case, it folds flat, almost like the collapsible reflectors, very quick set-up, no pieces to install/remove, it simply collapses like a reflector (well push one corner towards it's opposite)Appears all will fit in the case, including the sweeps, but have yet to put it away again.

                                        Problems Encountered: None! Everything is great

                                        Previous Equivalent Items Owned: Home built light tent with tissue paper and a box

                                        Items I Recommend: Lights or Strobes, I went with photofloods due to cost, but am already considering monolights to upgrade soon

                                        Share this review

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