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Impact Background Support System - 12' Wide

B&H # IMBGSS12 Mfr # 3046
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You Pay: $99.99

The Impact 12' Background Support System will support seamless paper up to 11' in width, as well as accommodate the 12' width of any brand of muslin background. Total weight distributed across the length of the crossbar should not exceed 20 lb.

The system consists of 2 heavy-duty professional support stands with 3 positive locking knobs 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 by combining some, or all the sections.
Maximum Height 10.5' (3.2 m)
Minimum Height 39" (99 cm)
Closed Length 39" (99 cm)
Maximum Width 12.5' (3.8 m)
Minimum Width 6' (1.8 m)
Weight Capacity 20 lb (9 kg)
Weight 12 lb (5.4 kg)
Impact Background Support System - 12' Wide
  • 2 x 10.5' Stands
  • 4 x Crossbar Sections
  • Canvas Case
  • 1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    ImpactBackground Support System - 12' Wide
     
    4.4

    (based on 709 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (396)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (260)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (37)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (8)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (349)
    • Lightweight (283)
    • Easy to use (186)
    • Attaches securely (117)
    • Portable (111)

    Cons

    • Flimsy (49)
    • Weak (19)
    • Not durable (5)
    • Not functional (5)
    • Poor design (4)

    Best Uses

    • Indoors (332)
    • Portraits (244)
    • General purpose (240)
    • Outdoor events / games (166)
    • Studio (80)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (194), Pro photographer (129), Photo enthusiast (76), Experienced (71), Semi-professional (33)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (389), Yes (10)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Nice Portable Kit

    I ordered this because I wanted a cheap portable kit that would be easy to transport and use on short notice.

    What I got was a great portable kit for a very...Read complete review

    I ordered this because I wanted a cheap portable kit that would be easy to transport and use on short notice.

    What I got was a great portable kit for a very reasonable price. The stands come with standard studs so they can be used to mount other items and actually go higher than 10 feet. They are also very sturdy and stable. The cross bar is in four 3 foot'ish long sections that take seconds to assemble. You can use 2, 3 or 4 sections to make a length that matches your backdrop accordingly. The holes at the ends of the cross bar are elongated more than enough to allow the height of each stand to be changed a considerable amount without binding the cross bar at the opposite stand. With my old system this was a huge issue. The included carrying bag is also very nice. Each of the stands and cross bar sections have their own pockets so nothing rubs together. A very nice feature for picky people like me that don't want things damaged during storage or transportation.

    This little "cheap" kit will be replacing my current system.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not bad . . .

    After receiving this product and setting it up I was a little disappointed in the quality of it. I know it's only a [$] stand but it was REALLY wobbly. At the full...Read complete review

    After receiving this product and setting it up I was a little disappointed in the quality of it. I know it's only a [$] stand but it was REALLY wobbly. At the full 12' width but only extended up about 9 feet (my ceiling height limit) the system swayed and wobbled for quite some time before settling down. It would not take any bumping into well. An interesting note is that the label on the box that arrived listed the stands as air cushioned. They are definitely NOT air cushioned stands. B&H's website description makes no mention of air cushioning so I don't believe anybody would be expecting this so it's not a big deal . . . just an observation. The cross bars are silver, not black and have a fairly positive locking mechanism. Insert and twist. If one did not twist, it is possible that the whole thing could come crashing down if somebody bumped into a supporting stand and one of the fittings pulled free. I believe the product description that states that no more than 20 lbs should be hung from the crossbar is accurate. I would be very leery of hanging anything more. Using something less than the full 12' length would make it stronger. Light weight muslins and shorter rolls of paper should be no problem. The whole assembly could probably be made more stable with the addition of some sand bags. The posts at the top of the stands are removable and expose a 1/4-20 stud. The stands could be used as regular light stands if needed. The included nylon case was actually very nice. It has a couple of Velcro straps that hold it shut. Upon loosening the straps the case rolls open to reveal a tailored system for all of the individual pieces. There are separate pockets for each stand as well as individual pockets for each of the four cross bar sections. Very well made with a good fit for all the pieces. Overall, this is just an average background stand. If you're on a budget and working indoors and aren't too concerned about people or things disturbing the setup it should perform ok as long as you don't hang anything too heavy on it. If you travel, the light weight would be an advantage. I'm returning the setup [...]

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    4.0

    First time working with background suppo

    By danshin

    from NY

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Long-Lasting

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Indoors

      Comments about Impact Background Support System - 12' Wide:

      This was the first time I've used or setup a back drop so can't give a comparison to other products but it did the job well. Feels sturdy, cary case seems durable, easy set up.

      Only concern is the top has no fasteners. Very unlikely that the middle bar would fall off but I was expecting something like that.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Solid support system

      By Bill

      from Hershey

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors
        • Portraits

        Comments about Impact Background Support System - 12' Wide:

        This is an excellent support system for backdrops. It might be a little light weight for rolls of paper but for muslin it works very well. It packs nicely for portable use. Might be a hair light duty for a busy pro studio, but with that exception highly recommended.

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        4.0

        Works well. Good value.

        By Amykat

        from Cincinnati, OH

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Good value
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors
          • Portraits

          Comments about Impact Background Support System - 12' Wide:

          I use this product to hold the Westcott wrinkle free backdrop. It sets up easily and is easy to transport. In a perfect world, the top bar would be adjustable in length (it comes in three foot sections) so it could fit in any space. However, fr the price, I don't think it can be beat.

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          5.0

          Background Support System - 12' Impact

          By HL

          from St. Cloud, MN

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Portraits

            Comments about Impact Background Support System - 12' Wide:

            Not bad for the price!

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            • No

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            5.0

            great support

            By mike the photo guy

            from Franklin, Wisconsin

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Good Color Value
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Indoors
              • Portraits

              Comments about Impact Background Support System - 12' Wide:

              Use for backgrounds, goes up quick and easy.

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              • No

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              5.0

              As advertised

              By Loren

              from Portland, OR

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Lightweight
              • Long-Lasting
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Impact Background Support System - 12' Wide:

                Simple, well-made product, at a great price.

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                5.0

                Portable, lightweight, great value

                By William Thomas

                from Long Island

                Comments about Impact Background Support System - 12' Wide:

                This bundle is a great value. Quick setup, and the stands can double as light stands if you're not using them for a backdrop. Used with seamless paper, and the crossbeam didn't show any bending or stress. The stands are very lightweight so it is essential to use sandbags when working with models, children, families, etc.

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                3.0

                Not bad, not great, but not bad

                By LizEee

                from Usa

                Comments about Impact Background Support System - 12' Wide:

                I bought these stands as part of a kit that came with 3 muslin backdrops, the 2 stands and 2 big clips. It was inexpensive ,functional and served in the capacity I needed it to. As we all know in this wonderful world of photography , you get what you pay for- and for the price this wasn't a bad set up.

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                5.0

                Great Product

                By ES

                from Indianapolis IN

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors

                  Comments about Impact Background Support System - 12' Wide:

                  It's light weight, small in package, easy to set up and inexpensive!! Highly recommended for those looking for setting up studio at home!!

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                  5.0

                  great versatile background

                  By Corey

                  from KC

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Securely
                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight
                  • Long-Lasting

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use
                    • Indoors
                    • Portraits
                    • Special Events

                    Comments about Impact Background Support System - 12' Wide:

                    Very easy to set up, as well as pack and store. versatile and well made. quality piece.

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                    5.0

                    great product

                    By jeremiah

                    from new milford, NJ

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Impact Background Support System - 12' Wide:

                        exactly as advertised . . . light weight, easy set up and storage . . . holds heavy paper roll well . . . great product for the money

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Sturdy, portable

                        By Leighton

                        from Springfield, MO

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attaches Securely
                        • Durable
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors

                          Comments about Impact Background Support System - 12' Wide:

                          This is a great backdrop support especially for paper backdrops. Good on the go and in studio. Very sturdy.

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                          5.0

                          Super easy

                          By Susan

                          from Detroit, MI

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

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                            Cons

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                                Comments about Impact Background Support System - 12' Wide:

                                super easy to assemble! I love it!

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Good Support

                                By Jo

                                from NC

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attaches Securely
                                • Durable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • General Use
                                  • Indoors

                                  Comments about Impact Background Support System - 12' Wide:

                                  Seems to be good so far. Just set up and will hold the 10x12 background it came with. With the Wide support it offers, you need a wider background to get it closer to the edge so you can clamp it..or just take a section out and see what you can do. We are using it for a portable video backdrop. It's solid enough. You'll need a sandbag on each side to manage the weight if you raise it up high.

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                                  5.0

                                  Easy Set up

                                  By Mike

                                  from Virginia

                                  Comments about Impact Background Support System - 12' Wide:

                                  This product is the best investment I have ever made in the world of photography!!! I definitely recommend this product!!!!

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                                  4.0

                                  Nice

                                  By Sam

                                  from San Antonio, TX

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • General Use
                                    • Indoors
                                    • Portraits

                                    Comments about Impact Background Support System - 12' Wide:

                                    works as advertised.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    VERY GOOD!!!!!

                                    By Edgar

                                    from New York City

                                    Comments about Impact Background Support System - 12' Wide:

                                    I bought this for my new green screen background and it will give me back every single penny that I spent on it. It is a great buy.

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                                    5.0

                                    Classy Backround Support

                                    By Girl with the camera

                                    from Texas

                                    Comments about Impact Background Support System - 12' Wide:

                                    This stand is so classy you can take it anywhere and people will know you're a professional.

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                                    5.0

                                    Great value for the money

                                    By Nathan

                                    from Tempe, AZ

                                    About Me Photography Student

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attaches Securely
                                    • Durable
                                    • Value

                                    Cons

                                    • Plastic knobs

                                    Best Uses

                                    • General Use
                                    • Indoors
                                    • Portraits
                                    • Seamless Rolls

                                    Comments about Impact Background Support System - 12' Wide:

                                    This backdrop is a great value for the money. I was split between this and the one that Manfrotto makes. Almost went with the Manfrotto but I am glad I ended up with this background support. For double the price I would have ended up with the same thing, a piece of metal that holds my seamless in the air. The only con I have with this support is the fact that the knobs are plastic. So far I have not had any issues, but time will tell if they hold up or not.

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                                    4.0

                                    Good Background

                                    By RG

                                    from South Carolina

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attaches Securely
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                    • Flimsy

                                    Best Uses

                                    • General Use
                                    • Indoors

                                    Comments about Impact Background Support System - 12' Wide:

                                    This background support is good. It is a little flimsy but for the money, it works great.

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