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Impact Digital Light Shed - Medium (15 x 15 x 23")

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Impact's Medium Digital Light Shed is a 15 x 15 x 23" (38 x 38 x 58.4 cm) high-quality, translucent cloth housing for photographing small and medium-size products, which can be used with a wide variety of light sources such as electronic flash, fluorescent, HMI, quartz-halogen or tungsten.

The Light Shed can be lit from the sides, top, back, front or can be placed on a shooting table for bottom illumination. Included are two translucent surfaces, which can be used as a base or background for your scene. The kit also includes white and black sweeps, which provide more choices for background.

Lighting is made simple and efficient and takes less time than 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.
Front panel peels back on all three sides for ease of positioning products inside.
Dimensions 15 x 15 x 23" (38 x 38 x 58cm)
Weight 5 lbs (2.2 kg)
Impact Digital Light Shed - Medium (15 x 15 x 23")
  • Black Fabric Background
  • White Fabric Background
  • 2 x Translucent Plexiglass Panels
  • Zippered Storage Bag
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    ImpactDigital Light Shed - Medium (15 x 15 x 23")
     
    4.4

    (based on 27 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    91%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (10)
    • Lightweight (10)
    • Easy to use (7)
    • Good color value (5)
    • Quick setup (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors (8)
      • General purpose (7)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (5), Semi-pro photographer (5), Casual photographer (4), Experienced (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (15)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Works very nicely for a great price

      I've found this light shed to be exactly what I needed for my occasional tabletop shooting needs. Construction is of reasonably good quality and the light transmission and diffusion is excellent. The included cloth...Read complete review

      I've found this light shed to be exactly what I needed for my occasional tabletop shooting needs. Construction is of reasonably good quality and the light transmission and diffusion is excellent. The included cloth backdrops (once you iron the creases out of them) are very effective for getting solid black and white backgrounds while maintaining good exposure on the subject-- just white balance the camera and go. I was able to get solid whites with only two relatively small lights. The plexi bottom sheets included for shooting on a light table actually work nicely to get a little reflection going if you put a sheet of white paper under them. The openings provide reasonably good access to the interior, I managed to shoot martinis in here without spilling. The whole thing collapses easily for storage in the included carry bag. While there is zero documentation included, you'd honestly have to be pretty clueless to need it-- you just pop it open, attach the velcro hooks on the drops to the velcro loops in the shed interior, and shoot.

      My one gripe with this product is that the bottom is suspended above the surface you place it on top of by the sides, meaning that it droops in at the center, and even with the plexi plates in there nothing sits flat. You can overcome this easily by putting a book or other 1" thick object under your shed so that bottom beneath your subject rests on that, but it is still an annoyance. The fabric is fairly thin and suspended at a high tension, so I can't imagine the longevity of this product will be that great, but given the very reasonable price I don't see this as a deal-breaker. I'd definitely recommend this to anyone who needs to do tabletop shooting without the benefit of a dedicated studio environment.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Works great, but don't last

      I've used this shed for about three months now, and I've gotten fabulous results each time. But the material is absurdly thin, and the stitching very poor. After perhaps a dozen setup-takedown...Read complete review

      I've used this shed for about three months now, and I've gotten fabulous results each time. But the material is absurdly thin, and the stitching very poor. After perhaps a dozen setup-takedown cycles, the fabric is tearing at the seams in several places. Now, this was also quite inexpensive for what it is, so even if it fails after another three or four shoots I won't weep over it by any means. But having gear that does not hold up is a frustration to me, and I'd have gladly paid a bit more for a better-built iteration of the same basic design. When it comes time to replace this I will look elsewhere.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Value !

      By Victor Trasvina

      from New York

      Comments about Impact Digital Light Shed - Medium (15 x 15 x 23"):

      Pretty good value for your money, big enough for most needs, carrying bag does feel a little flimsy and I do suggest you unpack it before the day you'll need it since it is a little more wrinkly than you would expect and 5 minutes with the iron will definitely save you some time in Photoshop

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      4.0

      Works as advertised.

      By Shutterbug Doug

      from Portland, OR

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Good Color Value

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Indoors

        Comments about Impact Digital Light Shed - Medium (15 x 15 x 23"):

        I found it difficult to get rid of the folds in the provided background fabric. Otherwise, no complaints.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Must have for product photography

        By ScubaMark

        from Dayton, OH

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Impact Digital Light Shed - Medium (15 x 15 x 23"):

              I bought this as part of one of B&H's kits to photograph my wife's cupcakes for her business webpage. Does a great job evenly lighting even the most intricate subjects. I have no complaints, so far. Great product, especially for the price!

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              • No

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              4.0

              Great for still lifes

              By Tempest

              from Torrington, CT

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Diffuses The Light
              • Durable
              • Good size

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Indoors
                • Taking Still Life Picture

                Comments about Impact Digital Light Shed - Medium (15 x 15 x 23"):

                This light shed is a great purchase and does an excellent job of diffusing the light. Multiple options exist for shooting pictures through different sides giving you a lot of flexibility.

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                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Perfect Light Shed

                By Dominique du Val Plaisance

                from Nouméa, News Caledonia

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Foldable
                • Lightweight
                • Long-Lasting
                • Perfect Translucence

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Special Events

                  Comments about Impact Digital Light Shed - Medium (15 x 15 x 23"):

                  I use this product for small items photography with an artificial light. It's very easy to get and reproduce quality ligting for a low cost. Perfect item.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Great deal

                  By mica

                  from San Francisco, CA

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Good Color Value
                  • Lightweight
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                  • Runs Hot

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors

                  Comments about Impact Digital Light Shed - Medium (15 x 15 x 23"):

                  This works out great for product shoots. It's useful having the 3 lights.

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                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Device at a very reasonalble price

                  By Kohn Woodworking

                  from Burlington, Vermont

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Securely
                  • Good Color Value
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors
                    • Low Light

                    Comments about Impact Digital Light Shed - Medium (15 x 15 x 23"):

                    I'm a professional woodworker and use the Ligt Shed for photographing my smaller work. The lighting has to be precise in order for the wood grain to "pop". The Light Shed defuses effectively producing a rich and detailed image.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Nice Unit

                    By penpicks

                    from Lakeville, In

                    About Me Photography Student

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Good Color Value
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Indoors

                      Comments about Impact Digital Light Shed - Medium (15 x 15 x 23"):

                      Laeger than I expected, folds for storage well.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      portable studio

                      By UdoinDesert

                      from KSA

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight
                      • Quick Setup

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Macro
                        • Object isolation

                        Comments about Impact Digital Light Shed - Medium (15 x 15 x 23"):

                        This is the perfect unit (light tent; pun intended here) for a quick and small studio macro setup, which is ready to be used within seconds. Simple to carry and store.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Digital Light Shed

                        By Dana

                        from Bismarck, ND

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Impact Digital Light Shed - Medium (15 x 15 x 23"):

                            Using the shed for parts photos and scale models. Works great.

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            excellent quality for this price range

                            By neeko

                            from bergen co nj

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Good price value

                            Cons

                            • NONE

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors
                            • Small items

                            Comments about Impact Digital Light Shed - Medium (15 x 15 x 23"):

                            purchased as part of a kit. all parts are excellent quality for this price range

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                            • No

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Compact and lightweight

                            By Luann

                            from Bloomsburg, PA

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Impact Digital Light Shed - Medium (15 x 15 x 23"):

                                I purchased this product to photograph beaded jewelry that I design and make. It works like a charm, no pun intended!

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                                • No

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                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Great product! Great price!

                                By Ginny the soap maker

                                from New Fairfield, CT

                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attach Securely
                                • Durable
                                • Powerful

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • General Use
                                  • Indoors
                                  • Low Light
                                  • Night Time
                                  • Special Events

                                  Comments about Impact Digital Light Shed - Medium (15 x 15 x 23"):

                                  I am using this digital light shed to photograph my products for my website. I was referred to this product by a graphic designer who is teaching me to use this so that I can get professional results sooner than later. The fact that he would use this himself sold me immediately! The light shed is easy to use and the components set up and break down quickly making travel with it a snap. The light shed makes it possible for me to get professional results on my limited budget as an emerging company. I won't forget the companies who helped me along the way when I make it to the top!

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                                  • No

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                                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  3.0

                                  Good but not Great

                                  By DC_Photo

                                  from Washington, D.C.

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • General Use

                                      Comments about Impact Digital Light Shed - Medium (15 x 15 x 23"):

                                      Good value and fine for very small objects. It is hard to work with the inserts, difficult to get smooth backgrounds. Easy to access the shed for product setups but not particularly stable when shooting vertically.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      I love it!

                                      By Bluedaemoness

                                      from Ann Arbor, MI

                                      About Me Casual Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Good Color Value

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Impact Digital Light Shed - Medium (15 x 15 x 23"):

                                          I sell vintage costume jewelry online, so good pictures are essential, and reflections and light scatter are perennial problems - which a good light shed has practically eliminated. Plus it's so easy to set up and take down!

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                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          Great for small items

                                          By JADesigns

                                          from Boston, MA

                                          About Me Getting Started

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Durable
                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Reliable

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Studio

                                            Comments about Impact Digital Light Shed - Medium (15 x 15 x 23"):

                                            Easy to set up and pack. Well thought out for photographing small-to-medium items with the components provided as part of the package.

                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No

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                                            4.0

                                            Great Light Shed Kit

                                            By Nat the Rabbit

                                            from Brooklyn, NY

                                            About Me Semi-Professional

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Durable
                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Macro Photography

                                              Comments about Impact Digital Light Shed - Medium (15 x 15 x 23"):

                                              I didn't need anything to get started with this light shed. It includes a black cloth and white cloth and instructions

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                                              (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              3.0

                                              Works great, but don't last

                                              By Jon

                                              from Brooklyn, NY

                                              About Me Professional

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy To Use

                                              Cons

                                              • Not Durable

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Casual use

                                              Comments about Impact Digital Light Shed - Medium (15 x 15 x 23"):

                                              I've used this shed for about three months now, and I've gotten fabulous results each time. But the material is absurdly thin, and the stitching very poor. After perhaps a dozen setup-takedown cycles, the fabric is tearing at the seams in several places. Now, this was also quite inexpensive for what it is, so even if it fails after another three or four shoots I won't weep over it by any means. But having gear that does not hold up is a frustration to me, and I'd have gladly paid a bit more for a better-built iteration of the same basic design. When it comes time to replace this I will look elsewhere.

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                                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              4.0

                                              Works well & saves space

                                              By tilted

                                              from minneapolis, mn

                                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy To Use
                                              • Lightweight
                                              • Reliable

                                              Cons

                                              • Bottom doesn't sit flat

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Macro Photography
                                              • Product Photography
                                              • Studio

                                              Comments about Impact Digital Light Shed - Medium (15 x 15 x 23"):

                                              I purchased the light shed to do some basic product photography for web use (mostly small packaging). It's proven very handy when in use and packs up nice and small when the shoot is over. It has saved me a lot of set-up time.

                                              I use Tota lights with it and worried that they might be too hot for the material, but is hasn't been a problem so far. I typically don't have them on for more than 10 minutes and at least 10 inches away.

                                              The top and side openings, translucent bases and fabric sweeps with velcro attachments make the light shed quite versatile. I put a 6" riser inside and was able to wrap the backdrop material around it and attach it to the velcro without a problem. The translucent bases give a nice, soft reflection. The fact that it's a tent makes it easy to add reflectors inside.

                                              The only cons are that it doesn't sit completely flat on its base and it's a little tricky to fold up, but once you figure it out, it's a snap.

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                                              5.0

                                              Works very nicely for a great price

                                              By Jon

                                              from New York

                                              About Me Professional

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy To Use
                                              • Effective
                                              • Inexpensive
                                              • Lightweight

                                              Cons

                                              • Bottom does not sit flat

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Small Subjects
                                              • Tabletop Photography

                                              Comments about Impact Digital Light Shed - Medium (15 x 15 x 23"):

                                              I've found this light shed to be exactly what I needed for my occasional tabletop shooting needs. Construction is of reasonably good quality and the light transmission and diffusion is excellent. The included cloth backdrops (once you iron the creases out of them) are very effective for getting solid black and white backgrounds while maintaining good exposure on the subject-- just white balance the camera and go. I was able to get solid whites with only two relatively small lights. The plexi bottom sheets included for shooting on a light table actually work nicely to get a little reflection going if you put a sheet of white paper under them. The openings provide reasonably good access to the interior, I managed to shoot martinis in here without spilling. The whole thing collapses easily for storage in the included carry bag. While there is zero documentation included, you'd honestly have to be pretty clueless to need it-- you just pop it open, attach the velcro hooks on the drops to the velcro loops in the shed interior, and shoot.

                                              My one gripe with this product is that the bottom is suspended above the surface you place it on top of by the sides, meaning that it droops in at the center, and even with the plexi plates in there nothing sits flat. You can overcome this easily by putting a book or other 1" thick object under your shed so that bottom beneath your subject rests on that, but it is still an annoyance. The fabric is fairly thin and suspended at a high tension, so I can't imagine the longevity of this product will be that great, but given the very reasonable price I don't see this as a deal-breaker. I'd definitely recommend this to anyone who needs to do tabletop shooting without the benefit of a dedicated studio environment.

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