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Photek Background Support System Including Stands, 12' 4-Section Crossbar, Bag

B&H # PHBGSS12 Mfr # S-4010-4
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You Pay: $133.01

Complementing the Backgrounds-in-a-Bag, this unique package will support seamless paper up to 11' in width, as well as accommodate the 12' width of the Backgrounds-in-a-Bag, or any brand of muslin background.

The system consists of 2 heavy-duty professional support stands with 3 positive locking levers and tubular legs, a sturdy 4 piece crossbar that snaps together with positive button locking devices, and a heavy-duty canvas carry bag.

It is suggested to secure the stands with gaffer tape, or weight bags when using any background setup where there are several people, or active children on the set.

Strong support for paper, or cloth backgrounds.
Crossbar may be used in 2 or 3 sections.
Maximum Height 10' 6" (3.2m)
Minimum Height 39" (99 cm)
Closed Length 39" (99 cm)
Maximum Width 12.5' (3.8 M)
Minimum Width 4' 2" (1.3 M)
Weight 12 lbs (5.4 kg)
Photek Background Support System Including Stands, 12' 4-Section Crossbar, Bag
  • 2 x 10' 6" Stands
  • 4 x Crossbar Sections
  • Canvas Case
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    PhotekBackground Support System - 12' Wide
     
    4.5

    (based on 99 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (60)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (36)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (63)
    • Easy to use (56)
    • Lightweight (48)
    • Reliable (24)
    • Versatile (10)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portraits (47)
      • Studio (29)
      • Travel (21)
      • General purpose (19)
      • Indoors (19)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (48), Yes (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Professional (20), Pro photographer (20), Semi-pro photographer (19), Photo enthusiast (8), Semi-professional (8)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Very Nice, Comes Recommended

      I went all over the web looking for recommendations for a portable background stand that could handle backgrounds at least 10' wide, and this one got lots of good reviews.
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      I went all over the web looking for recommendations for a portable background stand that could handle backgrounds at least 10' wide, and this one got lots of good reviews.

      The setup is great. It's solid and easy to put up, even by one person. I can put it up in just a minute or two. I particularly love the bag, which has each part in its own compartment, and folds up to fit into storage or my little Civic nicely.

      It does not come with clamps to hold a background without a hem. I bought some of those 2" pony clamps and those easily fit around the top pole. The 3" are huge and difficult to open with one hand. I'd get four of the 2" clamps to securely hold a 10' background.

      This is a very nice, portable background system. I would buy it again.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Flimsy knobs

      I have set up and torn down the system about 20 times or so. In that time, two knobs on one of the stands have become stripped so that you can't tighten them. ...Read complete review

      I have set up and torn down the system about 20 times or so. In that time, two knobs on one of the stands have become stripped so that you can't tighten them. I never overtighten the knobs and and very careful when I pack the stands into the bag. I like the ease of setup and teardown but I've had to go to the hardware store and buy some wingnuts to replace the broken knobs. Other than that, I like the product.

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      5.0

      Good Back Ground Support.

      By TireSpin

      from Winnipeg,Mb

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Portraits

        Comments about Photek Background Support System - 12' Wide:

        Great Product, easy to assemble and very portable. This product seems to be very sturdy and made with quaility materials.

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        4.0

        Solid Backgorund

        By LM

        from Indiana

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Photek Background Support System - 12' Wide:

            I am using this background for still life and possibly portraits. It's light weight and easy to set up. I also like the way it feels. It does not feel like a cheap background support. The only thing that I wish it had was locks at the top to hold the bar in place.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Great Product, Great Price

            By Batman

            from Albuquerque, New Mexico

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Portraits

              Comments about Photek Background Support System - 12' Wide:

              I was surprised at the usability and solid support that this product provides. We use it on location-it sets up and breaks down quickly and easily. The included carrying bag provides complete portability.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Solid backdrop support system

              By Civil Twilight Photographer

              from Georgetown, TX

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Portraits

                Comments about Photek Background Support System - 12' Wide:

                Sturdy stands. Easy to put up and breaks down in less than 15 minutes. Why the 4 star rating and not 5, because the top rail sags a little when I hang my 10x12 backdrop. Comes with a nice carrying case.

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                5.0

                I love it!

                By Audigrl

                from Reading, Pa

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Photek Background Support System - 12' Wide:

                      For the price of this background system you would think it would be cheaply made. But it is great.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Great system comes in a small package

                      By Paul on location

                      from New York City

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Stands Could Be Sturdier

                      Best Uses

                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Photek Background Support System - 12' Wide:

                      Very light to carry on location, and quick to assemble.Great the way it stores in it's own bag.
                      The crossbar is easy and quick to assemble.
                      The stands could be just a bit sturdier when fully extended, they tend to bend a little with the pulling pressure of a roll off seamless.
                      But great product overall and very affordable.

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                      5.0

                      Solid Stand for Price

                      By The Elusive Panda

                      from Dallas, TX

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Photek Background Support System - 12' Wide:

                            I use this with 5' paper rolls and cloth backgrounds to do studio shots. I finally got tired of photoshopping backgrounds and this saves a ton of time.

                            The stands are sturdy and the crossbar is easy to set up in different widths. It gets pretty big, higher than you can reach and wide enough for a big group. I was pleasantly surprised by the bag, which keeps each part in its own slot so they don't bang and scratch each other.

                            I think if you use a heavy paper roll, it needs to be almost the same width as the crossbar so that most of the weight is distributed to the stands or the bar will flex in the middle. TIP: the hanging weight of paper will cause it to unroll itself! You need to clamp your roll to stop it from turning or it will all end up on the floor, woops.

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                            5.0

                            Great, practical, affordable

                            By Pd

                            from Los Angeles

                            About Me Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday use
                              • Home
                              • Portraits
                              • Studio
                              • Traveling

                              Comments about Photek Background Support System - 12' Wide:

                              This background stand kit is essential for every photographer that has to set up studio environments on the fly. It's durable, lightweight and compact.

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                              5.0

                              Works great and simple to transport!

                              By Click! Photobooths

                              from Orlando, FL

                              About Me Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Traveling

                                Comments about Photek Background Support System - 12' Wide:

                                We use this system multiple times weekly in our photography business. It's easy to transport, assemble and disassemble. I don't know where we would be without our friends at B&H and the excellent products and service we receive from them every time we order. You can't go wrong with the Photek Background Support System. It's a high quality system at an affordable price.

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                                5.0

                                Just what I was looking for!

                                By Val

                                from East Liverpool ohio

                                About Me Semi-Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Everyday use
                                  • Home
                                  • Studio
                                  • Traveling

                                  Comments about Photek Background Support System - 12' Wide:

                                  Love this stand! Very easy to use and affordable!

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                                  5.0

                                  Perfect Background Stand

                                  By CM

                                  from New Jersey

                                  About Me Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Everyday use
                                    • Home
                                    • Portraits
                                    • Studio

                                    Comments about Photek Background Support System - 12' Wide:

                                    Real sturdy, decent bag, easy to transport, no problems...

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                                    • No

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                                    4.0

                                    So far so good

                                    By DannyDanger

                                    from Sonora , CA

                                    About Me Semi-Professional

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Home
                                      • Portraits
                                      • Studio
                                      • Traveling

                                      Comments about Photek Background Support System - 12' Wide:

                                      Used it for the first time today, worked very well. Easy set up and break down. Case that came with it seems sturdy and everything fits nice.

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                                      2.0

                                      Flimsy knobs

                                      By Mr. Greenscreen

                                      from Seattle, WA

                                      About Me Professional

                                      Pros

                                      • Convenient Carrying Bag
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                      • Not Durable
                                      • Poor Knobs

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Traveling

                                      Comments about Photek Background Support System - 12' Wide:

                                      I have set up and torn down the system about 20 times or so. In that time, two knobs on one of the stands have become stripped so that you can't tighten them. I never overtighten the knobs and and very careful when I pack the stands into the bag. I like the ease of setup and teardown but I've had to go to the hardware store and buy some wingnuts to replace the broken knobs. Other than that, I like the product.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      i approve

                                      By jamesssss

                                      from elk grove, ca

                                      About Me Casual user

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                      • Bulky

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Home
                                      • Portraits
                                      • Studio

                                      Comments about Photek Background Support System - 12' Wide:

                                      very useful product, very simple and great, but it took me a couple of minutes to figure out how it goes together and all(no instruction manual) but its common sense, its dumb approved! :)

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                                      4.0

                                      Super Product - Great Value

                                      By Ccrider6

                                      from Chicago

                                      About Me Professional

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Photek Background Support System - 12' Wide:

                                          Super Product

                                          I use this product for talking heads video taping.

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                                          5.0

                                          Great support for any application

                                          By Jason T

                                          from Ypsilanti, MI

                                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Durable
                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Reliable

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Everyday use
                                            • Home
                                            • Portraits
                                            • Studio

                                            Comments about Photek Background Support System - 12' Wide:

                                            The stand's two end support are great! The three legs come out nice and wide for great support. I haven't tried it outside, but I am guess if it was only light wind it would work great! The cross bar is HEAVY DUTY! I was not expecting it to be nearly as robust as it was for the cost, but it was more than expected. The only things I would have liked to have seen different on the stand would have been some height marks on the telescoping supports so you could more easily get the same height on each side. And the cross bar though super strong has only 4 3' sections, so your only options are 3', 6', 9' or 12'. Other than that I am extremely satisfied! The added carrying bag is a great touch!

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                                            4.0

                                            Sturdy support system

                                            By VisualArtsbyJessica

                                            from Helena, AL

                                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Durable

                                            Cons

                                            • Crossbar un securable

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Indoors

                                            Comments about Photek Background Support System - 12' Wide:

                                            My only issue with the system is that there are no brackets or wing nuts to keep the horizontal crossbar on the stands. My old (lesser) support system had them and I really got use to them being there. That is the only thing that I would change.

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                                            5.0

                                            Excellent Sturdy Support System

                                            By The Cheesemonger

                                            from New York

                                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Attaches Securely
                                            • Durable
                                            • Long-Lasting

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Indoors
                                              • Portraits
                                              • Special Events

                                              Comments about Photek Background Support System - 12' Wide:

                                              I purchased this in something of a hurry prior to a short notice photo assignment and have used it regularly ever since. The system turns out to be easy to use, sturdy and versatile - everything I was looking for.

                                              Construction is rigid in a reasurring type of way - the last thing one needs is it collapsing on a subject - and although quite heavy to lug around, worth its weight both in terms of reliablility and value.

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                                              4.0

                                              Does the job well

                                              By JoshtheProducer

                                              from New York City

                                              About Me Pro Photographer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Attaches Securely
                                              • Durable
                                              • Lightweight
                                              • Long-Lasting
                                              • Powerful

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • General Use
                                                • Indoors
                                                • Night Time
                                                • Outdoors
                                                • Portraits
                                                • Special Events

                                                Comments about Photek Background Support System - 12' Wide:

                                                Easy to set up,strong

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                                                5.0

                                                Easy Setup, Sturdy Support System!

                                                By Rebecca

                                                from Pawleys Island, SC

                                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Durable
                                                • Lightweight

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about Photek Background Support System - 12' Wide:

                                                    This stand is great! Very lightweight and easy to setup. It comes with a nice carry bag with slots for each peice of the stand.

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