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Botero #038 CollapsibleBackground (5x7') (Dark, Medium Grey)

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Botero #038 CollapsibleBackground (5x7') (Dark, Medium Grey)

B&H # BOBC57038 Mfr # C03857
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Product Highlights
  • Comes With Carry Bag

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.

Durable cotton-poly blend material on a steel Frame
Waterproof and translucent
Practical to use in studio or on location
When closed they form a circle of 24" (60cm) in diameter
Color #038 - Dark, Medium Grey
Size 5 x 7' (1.5 x 2.1 m)
Botero #038 CollapsibleBackground (5x7') (Dark, Medium Grey)
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  • 1-Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    Botero#038 CollapsibleBackground (5x7') (Dark, Medium Grey)
     
    3.7

    (based on 22 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (3)

    75%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (11)
    • Durable (6)
    • Lightweight (6)
    • Portable (6)
    • Quick setup (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Studio (4)
      • Travel (4)
      • Everyday (3)
      • General purpose (3)
      • Portraits (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (6), Professional (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great Background

      I use this at work where I'm constantly traveling frm one location to another to shoot portraits. This background is great in the fact that it can look so different depening on your lighting...Read complete review

      I use this at work where I'm constantly traveling frm one location to another to shoot portraits. This background is great in the fact that it can look so different depening on your lighting setup.

      My only problem with collapsible backgrounds is that I apparently lack the coordination to fold them back up. It takes me a while but I finally get it every time.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Very very light gray

      First off, folding it is really easy once you watch the video. It literally folds it self when you do it right. Opening it might well cause an injury it can really fly...Read complete review

      First off, folding it is really easy once you watch the video. It literally folds it self when you do it right. Opening it might well cause an injury it can really fly out, so do take care.

      This color on this is no where near the photograph. As others have said it's very light, basically white with gray spots. Rather than return it I decided to try painting mine. I bought some general purpose gray spray paint from a craft store and slowly built up the color while trying to maintain the patchy look. It came out exactly like I hoped, phew!

      Once it's up it works as it should, there are still a few little creases but a short DOF took care of that. It hangs straight with very little twist and hangs from a single stand. I found putting a couple of clamp on the bottom edge keeps it nice and steady.

      I don't know when light coming through would be a problem as one reviewer said. I'm not planning to use this outside. For me this is an indoor off camera flash, emergency background when the surroundings are hideous! Up near a wall indoors is where this will be used 99% of the time. It's not transparent when lit from the camera side.

      I like the brand but I wouldn't recommend this particular backdrop. Unless you want to go spend another $10 on spray paint, don't get it! I would recommend another color.

      I've thought to add some Velcro to the frame and bring a few other muslins on a roll and I'll have a pop out frame to hang my back drops on. So when used like that it's great value!

      2 stars off for the misrepresentation of the color.

      Reviewed by 22 customers

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      4.0

      As Expected...Good but not Great

      By Mike

      from Michigan

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Botero #038 CollapsibleBackground (5x7') (Dark, Medium Grey):

          This is a decent lightweight background. Color was slightly lighter than pictured but still basically what I was looking for. Folds easily once you get the technique down. Background fabric is very thin and light can get through.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Excelent product

          By Adrian Murillo

          from Mexico

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Fast use
          • Good Color Value
          • Long-Lasting

          Cons

          • Difficult to store

          Best Uses

          • Indoors
          • School packages
          • Special Events

          Comments about Botero #038 CollapsibleBackground (5x7') (Dark, Medium Grey):

          Good idea to have done collapsible,

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Convient

          By Bill in OKC

          from Oklahoma City

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Botero #038 CollapsibleBackground (5x7') (Dark, Medium Grey):

                I am using this as a background when I do video depositions and it can get you out of a tight spot for a reasonable investment. Works fine if you have just one person on camera. Make sure you know how to fold it up before you take it out on a shoot or you could be embarrassed. It's a little tricky and I found it easier to fold it up as I would a FlexFill. The demonstration on the B&H site did not work well for me.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Not as Shown

                By Keith the legal videographer

                from Tacoma, WA

                About Me Getting Started

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Portraits
                  • Studio
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about Botero #038 CollapsibleBackground (5x7') (Dark, Medium Grey):

                  I was needing a portable backdrop in a moderate or neutral shade of gray.

                  The backdrop that was delivered was nearly white, with a few light gray clouds across the face.

                  I was disappointed that it was not accurately portrayed in the photo displayed online.

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                  4.0

                  Just what the Doctor ordered

                  By R.L.

                  from Lake City, FL

                  About Me Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use
                    • Studio
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Botero #038 CollapsibleBackground (5x7') (Dark, Medium Grey):

                    This background was just what my video kit needed. It's lightweight and easy to transport. It is even easier to break down unlike some I have used before where it would take several tries before I could get it to turn correctly to fit back in its case. It also matched the online picture perfectly to my relief. Quick. Easy. Reliable. That is what I was looking for and that is what I got.

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                    3.0

                    Very light

                    By Simon

                    from Montreal

                    About Me Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                    • Not medium gray

                    Best Uses

                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Botero #038 CollapsibleBackground (5x7') (Dark, Medium Grey):

                    It's true that this background is way to white compared to the picture. It's not medium gray, it's almost white. You have to use it in a very dark room to be able to make it gray. But it's a great product, no wrinkles and easy to set-up. The free white backdrop is redundant. So I will try painting it with a spray can to make it real dark gray.

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                    5.0

                    I would buy this product again

                    By Louise

                    from Singapore

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use
                    • Home
                    • Portraits
                    • Studio

                    Comments about Botero #038 CollapsibleBackground (5x7') (Dark, Medium Grey):

                    * Easy and convenient.
                    * Great color.

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                    5.0

                    Does the job

                    By Sart

                    from Seattle, WA

                    About Me Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday use
                      • Studio
                      • Traveling

                      Comments about Botero #038 CollapsibleBackground (5x7') (Dark, Medium Grey):

                      Easy to use and set up

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                      1.0

                      The name does not match the product.

                      By Alina B

                      from Miami, FL

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about Botero #038 CollapsibleBackground (5x7') (Dark, Medium Grey):

                      The name does not match the product.Very disappointed with this one, the description reads "Dark, Medium Grey by Botero"[...]

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                      2.0

                      Not that dark of a gray

                      By KH

                      from Rochester, NY

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Collapsible
                      • Size

                      Cons

                      • Too light

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use

                      Comments about Botero #038 CollapsibleBackground (5x7') (Dark, Medium Grey):

                      The background works, it is collapsible, and it's easy to transport, take out of the bag, use and collapse and put into the bag again, but I am disappointed about the level of gray. I ordered the dark/medium gray version, and in my opinion it's "almost white/very light gray" at most. It is nothing like the picture. Maybe there is too much variation between these backgrounds, or they picked the darkest they could find for the picture, but it's definitely not what I ordered.

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                      3.0

                      was dissapointed in the color

                      By dholzemer

                      from Pittsburgh PA

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Colors don't match pix

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use
                        • Location Portraits
                        • Outdoors

                        Comments about Botero #038 CollapsibleBackground (5x7') (Dark, Medium Grey):

                        It's gonna be a great tool for quick location shots, but if anyone else is looking at this, the color did match what I had in my mind of what it would be and it's a little disappointing. The Medium gray is closer to white then a medium gray, and the Dark gray is closer to a splash of medium/light gray. Nothing like it looks in the photo here, so I just wanted to give you all a heads up.

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                        3.0

                        Not as dark as the image

                        By Randy

                        from Bremerton, WA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Good Color Value

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • General Use

                          Comments about Botero #038 CollapsibleBackground (5x7') (Dark, Medium Grey):

                          The construction is very good and easy to fold up (if you watdh the video clip once).
                          However, the color was much lighter than I thought it would be by looking at the image.
                          I do need a light background, so I am going to keep it.
                          Three stars only for the unrealistic color representation.

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                          5.0

                          Great Background

                          By Todd Stogner

                          from Oklahoma City, OK

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Portable
                          • Quick Setup

                          Cons

                          • Tricky to fold

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Studio
                          • On the road

                          Comments about Botero #038 CollapsibleBackground (5x7') (Dark, Medium Grey):

                          I use this at work where I'm constantly traveling frm one location to another to shoot portraits. This background is great in the fact that it can look so different depening on your lighting setup.

                          My only problem with collapsible backgrounds is that I apparently lack the coordination to fold them back up. It takes me a while but I finally get it every time.

                          Share this review

                           
                          3.0

                          Very very light gray

                          By SyCo

                          from CO

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Fast set up
                          • Good Value

                          Cons

                          • Color too light

                          Best Uses

                          • 1 person 34 length
                          • 2 people head shots

                          Comments about Botero #038 CollapsibleBackground (5x7') (Dark, Medium Grey):

                          First off, folding it is really easy once you watch the video. It literally folds it self when you do it right. Opening it might well cause an injury it can really fly out, so do take care.

                          This color on this is no where near the photograph. As others have said it's very light, basically white with gray spots. Rather than return it I decided to try painting mine. I bought some general purpose gray spray paint from a craft store and slowly built up the color while trying to maintain the patchy look. It came out exactly like I hoped, phew!

                          Once it's up it works as it should, there are still a few little creases but a short DOF took care of that. It hangs straight with very little twist and hangs from a single stand. I found putting a couple of clamp on the bottom edge keeps it nice and steady.

                          I don't know when light coming through would be a problem as one reviewer said. I'm not planning to use this outside. For me this is an indoor off camera flash, emergency background when the surroundings are hideous! Up near a wall indoors is where this will be used 99% of the time. It's not transparent when lit from the camera side.

                          I like the brand but I wouldn't recommend this particular backdrop. Unless you want to go spend another $10 on spray paint, don't get it! I would recommend another color.

                          I've thought to add some Velcro to the frame and bring a few other muslins on a roll and I'll have a pop out frame to hang my back drops on. So when used like that it's great value!

                          2 stars off for the misrepresentation of the color.

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                          5.0

                          Conviniece in a bag

                          By Taller de Imagen

                          from Vega Baja,PR

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Good Value
                          • High Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Portrait
                            • Video Interview

                            Comments about Botero #038 CollapsibleBackground (5x7') (Dark, Medium Grey):

                            Easy to use, (once you get the hang to close it) convenience, you can set up anywhere in a moment.

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                            5.0

                            works great

                            By Tim

                            from Moody, AL

                            About Me Experienced

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Portable
                            • Quick Setup

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Botero #038 CollapsibleBackground (5x7') (Dark, Medium Grey):

                                great price for a decent product

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                                3.0

                                A Bit Lighter in Color than I Thought

                                By C

                                from Raleigh, NC

                                About Me Experienced

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Botero #038 CollapsibleBackground (5x7') (Dark, Medium Grey):

                                    Stads up well; hags well also. But the colors are a bit pale.

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                                    5.0

                                    Tope Notch Product

                                    By Rob

                                    from Atlantic City, NJ

                                    About Me Experienced

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Portable
                                    • Quick Setup

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Events
                                      • Portrait Photography
                                      • Portraits
                                      • Video backdrop

                                      Comments about Botero #038 CollapsibleBackground (5x7') (Dark, Medium Grey):

                                      Backdrop setup in 1 second, just be careful about knocking your talent off the stool. This spring loaded, self-shaping concept is great. I'm getting more colors. Good for 3/4 length of one person or head & Shoulders of two people turned sideways.
                                      Cons: No matter how easy it looks you will never get this folded back to 1 meter circle twice in a row. Not a reason not to buy.

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                                      5.0

                                      Excellent portable backdrop

                                      By Skip

                                      from Hampton, VA

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Portable
                                      • Quick Setup

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Outdoor photography
                                        • Portable studios

                                        Comments about Botero #038 CollapsibleBackground (5x7') (Dark, Medium Grey):

                                        Useful for portable portrait studios or anywhere you want to set up your own background. Sets up and comes down quickly.

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                                        5.0

                                        It's great, but !

                                        By Photoguy

                                        from Niagara area , NY

                                        About Me Experienced

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Portable
                                        • Quick Setup

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Location Work

                                          Comments about Botero #038 CollapsibleBackground (5x7') (Dark, Medium Grey):

                                          I just can't get it closed the first couple of times after each use.
                                          But I'm going to buy more of them. Great for location work.

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