Botero #023 CollapsibleBackground (5x7') (Dark Grey)

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Botero #023 CollapsibleBackground (5x7') (Dark Grey)

B&H # BOBC57023 Mfr # C02357
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Botero Backgrounds are a result of many years of hard work and dedication to improving the products in order to guarantee the quality that distinguishes Botero from other sources.

Continual participation in international events related to photography and publicity, has permitted them to stay up to date with current trends such as colors and textures.

Colors depicted may vary slightly, due to differences in computer monitors, printed media, and variances in manufacturer's dyes or paints.

Waterproof and translucent
Practical to use in studio or on location
When closed they form a circle of 24" (60cm) in diameter
Color #023 - Dark Grey
Size 5 x 7' (1.5 x 2.1 m)
Botero #023 CollapsibleBackground (5x7') (Dark Grey)
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    Botero#023 CollapsibleBackground (5x7') (Dark Grey)
     
    4.5

    (based on 83 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (52)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (26)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (30)
    • Durable (27)
    • Easy to use (27)
    • Good color value (24)
    • Portable (16)

    Cons

    • Flimsy (3)

    Best Uses

    • Portraits (30)
    • Indoors (29)
    • General purpose (18)
    • Travel (14)
    • Studio (11)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (26)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (17), Photo enthusiast (11), Pro photographer (11), Enthusiast (9), Experienced (9)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    A Practical and Portable Tool

    I learned about this screen from viewing the Strobist's David Hobby's DVD. He demonstrated how remarkably useful this self-expanding screen can be on remote sites and while, of course, being highly portable. Surfing...Read complete review

    I learned about this screen from viewing the Strobist's David Hobby's DVD. He demonstrated how remarkably useful this self-expanding screen can be on remote sites and while, of course, being highly portable. Surfing the Net, I found B&H to be one of the very few places one can order this product.Having used the screen on location, I can recommend it, since it doesn't need a stand if you have a wall or whatever to lean it against. Not having to bring along a separate stand just lightens the load and adds to the convenience that the screen already provides with it folding down to a relatively compact circle.[...]But I personally fond the issue to be exaggerated - and I don't have a very good personal reputation for handling this kind of challenge. So, if I can quickly master folding the screen, just about anyone else can.The bottom line is that when used by itself, or better yet with a back light or strobe, this screen really enhances portraits and other photographs at a very reasonable price. And dark grey is perhaps the best way to go, since by adjusting the brightness setting of your back light or strobe, one can create a slightly textured background ranging from very dark to nearly white.As usual, B&H is a fast and reliable source for this product that is in high demand.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    handle with care.. seems useful so far

    haven't tested in field yet, opened it and it looks very thin and sheer, must light it appropriately. I hope I do not tear the fabric.....

    (the bonus...Read complete review

    haven't tested in field yet, opened it and it looks very thin and sheer, must light it appropriately. I hope I do not tear the fabric.....

    (the bonus white muslin is pretty useless) I wished they included a fitted white cover to put on frame...

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    5.0

    Looks great for head shots!

    By David L

    from Atlanta, GA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Indoors
      • Outdoors
      • Portraits

      Comments about Botero #023 CollapsibleBackground (5x7') (Dark Grey):

      This is a cheaper background that gets the job done! Very happy with my purchase and I love the color and how it works so perfect with head shots.

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      4.0

      Very Convenient

      By DianneN

      from Aurora, Colorado

      Comments about Botero #023 CollapsibleBackground (5x7') (Dark Grey):

      I use this for corporate headshots. It's very convenient and I can avoid carting around a background and 3 piece stand. I do take one tall light stand and hook it to the top and clip it to the bottom of the stand - stretches it and helps any crinkles. It is a little thin, however I do plan to by a double sided one next. No problem folding - just a flick if the wrists.

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      5.0

      Great product

      By Ron

      from Edmonton, AB Canada

      Comments about Botero #023 CollapsibleBackground (5x7') (Dark Grey):

      I first saw this on Mr. David Hobby's Strobist video. It is a bit thin in the fabric, but not noticeable if it is not back lit. The folding does crease the fabric a bit. Shallow DOF blurs it out nicely though. Gelled speedlights really make this a versatile backdrop! Packs up small in no time. A light stand and clamp for support, as leaning it against a chair is not a great idea.
      I would definitely recommend this!

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      4.0

      Perfect

      By Incandenza

      from Fort Collins, CO

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Ready In A Snap

      Cons

      • Tricky to fold up

      Best Uses

      • Corporate Profile Picture

      Comments about Botero #023 CollapsibleBackground (5x7') (Dark Grey):

      Profile pictures turn out perfectly professional with this backdrop. Adds just the right amount of texture without looking like a yearbook photo. Folding is a little tricky (had to watch a youtube video to get it right) but simple once you get the hang of it.

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      5.0

      Perfect, Fast, Portable

      By Lemonfresh Benny

      from Portland Or

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast Neutral Good Looki

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Portable

        Comments about Botero #023 CollapsibleBackground (5x7') (Dark Grey):

        Want a nice looking background in your arsenal? One that will allow you to get the shot and get you and your subjects on your way. This is the answer for me. Just unzip it and give it a flick and you're ready. The color is professional looking and tint-able with flash gel filters. Not overly dramatic and limited but good looking and ez. Sort of blends in like - well - a background should.

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        5.0

        Great background

        By PhotoHead

        from NJ

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Color Value
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors
          • Portraits

          Comments about Botero #023 CollapsibleBackground (5x7') (Dark Grey):

          Saw this from David Hobby's video. Ordered from BH and it came timely. Have taken a session of photos. It looks great.

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          5.0

          Very nice item.

          By Hoss

          from Michigan

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Good Color Value
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors
            • Portraits
            • Special Events

            Comments about Botero #023 CollapsibleBackground (5x7') (Dark Grey):

            Durable. Photographs dark. We light it as we used a much lighter gray last year. Very pleased.

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            2.0

            Wrinkles and printing defects

            By Nick

            from Texas

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Pros

            • Good Color Value
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Flimsy

            Best Uses

              Comments about Botero #023 CollapsibleBackground (5x7') (Dark Grey):

              This is good for the price, but after awhile the background will develop wrinkles that are almost impossible to remove. I've tried steaming and everything. There's also alot of obvious banding due to printing defects, and it shows up in my images. I've seen this type of banding specifically from the HP scitex tj8600, which is what I assume they're printing these with.

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              5.0

              Great texture

              By katanlan

              from Houston

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Color Value
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors
                • Portraits

                Comments about Botero #023 CollapsibleBackground (5x7') (Dark Grey):

                Very subtle mottled texture to the background, nothing distracting, just a little extra something to emphasize or deemphasize with lighting. Nice, classic headshot backdrop for those companies that require a grey background per corporate specs. Super lightweight and portable, easy to fold up if you are familiar with these types of backdrops. (Corner to corner with a twist is the key!)

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                5.0

                #023 Collapsible Background (5x7')

                By Wrobel_Photographic

                from Garden City, Michigan

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Securely
                • Good Color Value
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Botero #023 CollapsibleBackground (5x7') (Dark Grey):

                  Great background for portraits. Can use colored gels on it to change the color to suit you or your clients taste. Folds up easily although I leave mine open at all times in the studio. Does have some wrinkles around the edges but that shouldn't be a problem as far as I can tell.

                  Did arrive with a little snag in the fabric that shouldn't affect image quality. Overall, this is a very nice product for the money.

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                  5.0

                  Great product

                  By Tchurch

                  from Intlerochen Mi

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Good Color Value
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors
                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Botero #023 CollapsibleBackground (5x7') (Dark Grey):

                    I use this held up by a reflector stand. It came with a few fabric wrinkles but they came out quickly. Works great as a location backdrop.

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                    5.0

                    Very good for the price

                    By TheAlchemist

                    from Somerville, MA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Good Color Value
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Indoors
                      • Low Light
                      • Portraits
                      • Special Events

                      Comments about Botero #023 CollapsibleBackground (5x7') (Dark Grey):

                      Easy to open and close up, this collapsible background works great. It is a bit thin, but certainly not something that I fear to have too much light leak (although I would not use it with a strong backlit scene behind it. It is great for controlled studio environments as well as portable for location work. I would definitely consider more of these in the future, although with the appropriate background lights and gels, you don't really need much more unless you are looking for patterns.

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                      4.0

                      Perfect for what I was after!

                      By Andrea

                      from Melbourne, Australia

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attach Securely
                      • Durable
                      • Good Color Value

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors

                        Comments about Botero #023 CollapsibleBackground (5x7') (Dark Grey):

                        The Collapsible Background #023 by Botero is fantastic. Seen and recommended by "The Strobist" in one of his training CDs, this background certainly lives up to expectations. It is very light weight and most importantly easily transportable from one on-site job to another - which was what I was after. The dark grey background suits both business portraits as well as individual family portraits. ie mother & baby.
                        At first collapsing the background was a little tricky but a quick reference to a YouTube video demonstrating how it was done, soon had that sorted out!

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                        4.0

                        Fills my needs.

                        By Tallbri

                        from LA

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Color Value

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors

                          Comments about Botero #023 CollapsibleBackground (5x7') (Dark Grey):

                          Good color, folds easy after watching the B and H video. Smaller than 5 X 7 but will work

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                          5.0

                          Easy

                          By ITParfait

                          from Baton Rouge, LA

                          About Me Casual Photographer

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                            Cons

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                                Comments about Botero #023 CollapsibleBackground (5x7') (Dark Grey):

                                Very easy to carry around and the background is professional and elegant!

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                                5.0

                                Good background

                                By AZEric

                                from Scottsdale, AZ

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attach Securely
                                • Durable
                                • Nice Color

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • General Use

                                  Comments about Botero #023 CollapsibleBackground (5x7') (Dark Grey):

                                  This is a really handy background. The color worked well for corporate headshot photos. Easy to use. Wrinkles smoothed quickly after setting up.

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                                  5.0

                                  great portable background

                                  By jb

                                  from boston, ma

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Good Color Value
                                  • Portable

                                  Cons

                                  • Tricky to fold up

                                  Best Uses

                                  • General Use
                                  • Indoors

                                  Comments about Botero #023 CollapsibleBackground (5x7') (Dark Grey):

                                  Needed to do a head shot and make it look like it was shot in a studio setting. Couldn't have been more pleased!
                                  It was easy and extremely portable.
                                  It's a little tricky to fold up, but once you get it, it's easy!
                                  Watched a video on youtube to see how it's done!

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                                  5.0

                                  Works great!

                                  By rexb

                                  from San Lorenzo, CA

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Great Value
                                  • Portable
                                  • Versatile

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Corporate type headshots
                                    • On location shoots
                                    • Portraits

                                    Comments about Botero #023 CollapsibleBackground (5x7') (Dark Grey):

                                    Really love this item. Learned about this from David Hobby Strobist DVD and really wanted to get one. I liked the compact size, ease of set-up and the grey mottled texture. One side is light grey with mottled patterns and other side is dark grey. Fire up a flash with colored gel (Rosco gels) and you get that muslin texture look on your background! With it paired with the Rosco gel pack, i can create any color background i want. Perfect for corporate type headshots, half body portraits. It also works for couples and maybe a family of four at most. Used this to shoot portraits of graduating students from my daughter's school and it just works and is perfect. The backdrop opens and folds easily and is very compact. The side though have some crease/folds that don't go away, may need to iron or blow with hair dryer but it's no big deal nor is a deal breaker.

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                                    5.0

                                    Grey is Great

                                    By wacyt

                                    from Enid, OK

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Good Color Value

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Indoors

                                      Comments about Botero #023 CollapsibleBackground (5x7') (Dark Grey):

                                      Easy to use. Easy to set up. Easy to put away. Colors are well spread. No brainer, get it.

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                                      5.0

                                      Perfect

                                      By Max

                                      from Birmingham, AL

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Good Color Value
                                      • Long-Lasting

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • General Use

                                        Comments about Botero #023 CollapsibleBackground (5x7') (Dark Grey):

                                        Used this for some corporate headshots and it worked great. It's not big enough for a group obviously. Hard to fold back up but I googled it and found a tutorial and it hasn't been an issue since.

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