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Cloud Dome Infinity Board, Matte White - 18 x 28"

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The Cloud Dome 18 x 28 inch Infinity Board sets up quickly for shooting small objects. The white matte finish allows photographing products with seemingly no background.

The white matte background may be used flat, or adjusted into infinite U-shapes, is washable, and scratch proof.
The angle of the curved board is adjusted by tightening or loosening the two barrel-lock side cords.

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Cloud DomeInfinity Board, Matte White - 18 x 28"
 
3.9

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (11)
  • Lightweight (11)
  • Easy to use (10)
  • Good color value (4)
  • Portable (4)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (3)

Best Uses

  • General purpose (7)
  • Indoors (6)
  • Studio (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (5), Photo enthusiast (4), Semi-pro photographer (4), Enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (14)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Perfect once you clamp it

I bought this and got pretty much what I expected; a simple semi-rigid sheet of material to use for a backdrop for macro and product photography.

The main downside, and what...Read complete review

I bought this and got pretty much what I expected; a simple semi-rigid sheet of material to use for a backdrop for macro and product photography.

The main downside, and what you don't get from the stock photos, is that it DOES NOT STAND ON ITS OWN. I use a couple of soft carpentry clamps to hold it to a table, which works just great. They don't get in the way because if I used a wide enough lens to catch the clamps, I'd also catch the strings and edge of the backdrop. You aren't likely to be shooting something heavy enough to hold this flat on its own.

Considering the price, I can somewhat overlook the need to clamp; a decent freestanding shooting table is substantially more expensive than this, and would take up a lot more room.

Cleanup is a snap. This is a very simple sheet of textured white plastic. I got some dirty water on it earlier; just wipe clean. The strings look easily replaceable too.

Honestly, there is not much to this sucker. Once you clamp it, you adjust the strings and you're good to go. Finish, roll it up and stick it in a closet until you need it again.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

it works, eventuallu

I bought the Infinity Board in order to photograph small objects. It works well except for the fact that it does not lay flat as the photo would have you think. I rolled it...Read complete review

I bought the Infinity Board in order to photograph small objects. It works well except for the fact that it does not lay flat as the photo would have you think. I rolled it backwards for a few days in the hope that would correct it. Finally, I had to purchase a large clip to hold it down. This limits where I can use it as it has to be near a ledge and then lighting becomes a problem.

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4.0

Easy to use.

By Angie

from Indian Harbour Beach, Fl

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General Use

    Comments about Cloud Dome Infinity Board, Matte White - 18 x 28":

    I like this a lot better then the tent affair, have it too. This is easy and quick to deal with, no seams. Do wish they would make it both in this size and perhaps larger also. I am glad I bought it!

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    • No

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    4.0

    Nice Quality for price

    By Roman Royce

    from Kissimmee, FL

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Color Value
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Indoors

      Comments about Cloud Dome Infinity Board, Matte White - 18 x 28":

      The end result is great for taking pictures of small products. Be prepared to buy a clamp though, to secure the board. The clamp is best placed on the center, at the beginning of the board.

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      4.0

      hard to keep down

      By kturner

      from Martinsville, va

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Good Color Value
      • Great background
      • Lightweight
      • Long-Lasting

      Cons

      • Won't Lay Down

      Best Uses

      • Hardware Photography
      • Indoors

      Comments about Cloud Dome Infinity Board, Matte White - 18 x 28":

      Photography
      makes a great background
      impossible to get it to stay down

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      5.0

      Small and Efficent

      By Goddesslily

      from Los Angeles, CA

      About Me Casual Photographer

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Long-Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors

        Comments about Cloud Dome Infinity Board, Matte White - 18 x 28":

        Before I purchased this, I was using the "My Studio" background which is very big and takes up a lot of space. I decided to give this a try and absolutely love it. The design is sleek and modern can be clamped onto most surfaces. It also works well clamped on a table between my two light tripods.

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        4.0

        very good for the price

        By Alan P

        from Springfield, Va

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Cloud Dome Infinity Board, Matte White - 18 x 28":

            I clamp this to a table for small object photography. It works fine. There is a pattern that shows up in the photographe.

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            • No

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            3.0

            Not quite as useful as I had hoped

            By Brennan

            from Charleston, SC

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Hard to work with

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Indoors

              Comments about Cloud Dome Infinity Board, Matte White - 18 x 28":

              Not as easy to use effectively as I thought it would be, it gets the job done but with a little added effort.

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              • No

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              3.0

              No more, No less

              By Doug

              from Washington, DC

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Good Color Value
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Flimsy
              • Wobbly

              Best Uses

              • Artwork
              • Jewelry
              • Macro

              Comments about Cloud Dome Infinity Board, Matte White - 18 x 28":

              It is exactly as depicted. It's white and reflects light as any other white surface should. The string and retention clips are a bit flimsy, but I wasn't expecting a precision instrument.

              My only complaint is that it cannot sit up on its own, but needs to be placed against a wall and weighted with lighter objects. I ran into this issue when photographing my cousin's jewelry.

              I gave it 3 stars because I started it with 4 since it's not a particularly spectacular product, and then minus one for my complaint.

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              5.0

              Infinity Board, Matte White

              By ralriver

              from houston, tx

              About Me Photography Student

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Good Color Value
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Indoors
                • Outdoors

                Comments about Cloud Dome Infinity Board, Matte White - 18 x 28":

                This is a great, simple, and easy to use board. I used it for both pictures and videos of small items. Its very portable, light weight, and not flimsy. Just make sure you have good lighting when taking pictures, but with the inexpensive price of this unit you shouldn't have trouble buying some good lighting.

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                3.0

                white sheet might be better

                By nikonica

                from Richmond, CA

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors

                    Comments about Cloud Dome Infinity Board, Matte White - 18 x 28":

                    the board is a bit on the stiff side. it was hard to form it to proper shape for shooting. but eventually with lots of packing tape it was workable.

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                    5.0

                    Great background for small objects.

                    By Crafty Mom

                    from West Chester, PA

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                    • Bulky

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use

                    Comments about Cloud Dome Infinity Board, Matte White - 18 x 28":

                    I've used this as a nice, clean background to highlight small objects, such as folded clothing, hats, accessories, etc. An inexpensive way to even out the lighting, too. Although it is lightweight, it feels pretty sturdy. Could be a little bulky for transporting.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Quick, Compact tabletop studio

                    By k1200kev

                    from Fountainville, Pa

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                    • Not Interchangeable

                    Best Uses

                    • Product Shooting

                    Comments about Cloud Dome Infinity Board, Matte White - 18 x 28":

                    With the use of a few table top lamps this background helps create excellent product shots. It can be set up and put away very quickly.

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                    5.0

                    Heavy Duty

                    By HiMike

                    from Honolulu

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable

                    Cons

                    • Needs to Store Flat

                    Best Uses

                    • Tabletop Studio

                    Comments about Cloud Dome Infinity Board, Matte White - 18 x 28":

                    Not what I expected. It is very heavy plastic material. When I cut the tape on the bubble wrap - Whoop! It really wanted to be flat. The "front' surface is textured to help it disappear and be matte. The top edge has several holes to assist with hanging it up.

                    The picture on the website is a bit misleading. It does not want to stand up empty when bent, but just like a curved piece of plastic, it wants to rock. However this is very easily managed by using a small clamp to fasten the front edge to a table or using a small stand of some kind behind. One does have to be careful not to cast shadows with the 1/8th inch white ropes used to curve it. There are nice black push toggles like on bag closures on each rope for adjustment that work well.

                    Set up as shown in the website picture it is not very tall in back. One side is quite long and one side rather short when it is curved. If you clamp down one end or the other you can use it either way.

                    A bit tricky to figure out how to store compactly unless you just leave it flat, do not expect to roll this thing up, it really resists too much curvature which is why it works.

                    Great idea, don't know why someone did not think of it before. I have been using cloth sweeps in my light tents and they get wrinkles which need to be ironed out and are fiddly to velcro into place. This device seems to be a good alternative for table top shooting with or without a light tent.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Great for photographing art

                    By RightBrain

                    from Portland, OR

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                    • Bulky

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use

                    Comments about Cloud Dome Infinity Board, Matte White - 18 x 28":

                    We use this product for photographing childrens art, both 2d and 3d pieces. We have been happy with it's ease and usability. It would be nice if it could stand up on it's own - at this point we have to prop it against a wall and hope that it stays up. Overall, a great product for the price.

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                    • No

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                    3.0

                    decent for small products

                    By clara

                    from portland, or

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Cloud Dome Infinity Board, Matte White - 18 x 28":

                        it definitely requires additional grips to keep it in place, but for small items, it seems to work well. the texture can be really obvious if you don't light properly, but other than that, I think it is good for the price.

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                        • No

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                        3.0

                        Good, but not great

                        By Dina

                        from Portland, OR

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Lightweight
                        • Nice bounce

                        Cons

                        • Awkward

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Cloud Dome Infinity Board, Matte White - 18 x 28":

                          It's a decent product for small product photography. Definitely takes some time and manipulation to get it to sit right. Some reviewers placed objects behind the board to get to stay up, but I found the little tabs that allow you to adjust the length of the cords worked just fine.
                          Not perfect, but a good little backdrop in a pinch.

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                          • No

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                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Perfect once you clamp it

                          By Chris IV

                          from Chicago, IL

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy to clean
                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Macro Photography
                            • Product Photography
                            • Studio

                            Comments about Cloud Dome Infinity Board, Matte White - 18 x 28":

                            I bought this and got pretty much what I expected; a simple semi-rigid sheet of material to use for a backdrop for macro and product photography.

                            The main downside, and what you don't get from the stock photos, is that it DOES NOT STAND ON ITS OWN. I use a couple of soft carpentry clamps to hold it to a table, which works just great. They don't get in the way because if I used a wide enough lens to catch the clamps, I'd also catch the strings and edge of the backdrop. You aren't likely to be shooting something heavy enough to hold this flat on its own.

                            Considering the price, I can somewhat overlook the need to clamp; a decent freestanding shooting table is substantially more expensive than this, and would take up a lot more room.

                            Cleanup is a snap. This is a very simple sheet of textured white plastic. I got some dirty water on it earlier; just wipe clean. The strings look easily replaceable too.

                            Honestly, there is not much to this sucker. Once you clamp it, you adjust the strings and you're good to go. Finish, roll it up and stick it in a closet until you need it again.

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Love it

                            By Bronzefoot

                            from San Jose

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday use
                              • Home
                              • Macro Photography
                              • Studio

                              Comments about Cloud Dome Infinity Board, Matte White - 18 x 28":

                              Great board and very versatile. It is easy to take on the go and setup. Makes for great pictures. There is no weight to this board so you will need to use some clamps or weights if you have a lite object and the back is up.

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Satisfied

                              By Squeak

                              from Boston, MA

                              About Me Casual user

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Studio

                                Comments about Cloud Dome Infinity Board, Matte White - 18 x 28":

                                I use this for products photography, and it gets the job done. It doesn't stand up on it's own very well, but this is easily fixable with a brick or box placed behind it. I wish it was a little larger, so that it be used to shoot slightly bigger items, but overall I am satisfied with the clean, consistent background it provides.

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                                5.0

                                I like it!!!

                                By Parminder

                                from Winnipeg, Canada

                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use

                                Cons

                                • Okay

                                Best Uses

                                • General Use

                                Comments about Cloud Dome Infinity Board, Matte White - 18 x 28":

                                Easy to use, Handy, good for small things

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                                (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                3.0

                                it works, eventuallu

                                By Gweeds

                                from Santa Barbara, CA

                                About Me Experienced

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Portable

                                Cons

                                • Difficult To Use

                                Best Uses

                                • Photography

                                Comments about Cloud Dome Infinity Board, Matte White - 18 x 28":

                                I bought the Infinity Board in order to photograph small objects. It works well except for the fact that it does not lay flat as the photo would have you think. I rolled it backwards for a few days in the hope that would correct it. Finally, I had to purchase a large clip to hold it down. This limits where I can use it as it has to be near a ledge and then lighting becomes a problem.

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