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Impact Collapsible Background - 5 x 7' (Black/White)

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Product Highlights
  • Spot Washable
  • Sets Up and Folds Easily
  • See-Thru Carry Bag

This Impact Collapsible Background is a small, easy to use accessory for shooting small objects or simple headshots. This background sets-up and folds easily and comes in its own see-thru storage bag.

The two-sided feature gives you the flexibility to take one background to a job rather than two. It also allows you to quickly shoot the same portrait with two different backgrounds, thereby giving your client two different "looks" to choose from.

Note! Colors depicted may vary slightly, due to differences in computer monitors, printed media, and variances in manufacturer's dyes or paints. In addition, this product may be folded for storage a number of ways.

Color Black/White
Size 5 x 7' (1.5 x 2.1 m)
Impact Collapsible Background - 5 x 7' (Black/White)
  • See-Thru Carry Bag
  • 1-Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    ImpactCollapsible Background - 5 x 7' (Black/White)
     
    4.3

    (based on 92 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (46)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (34)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (52)
    • Durable (45)
    • Good color value (33)
    • Easy to use (15)
    • Long-lasting (12)

    Cons

    • Difficult to use (3)

    Best Uses

    • Portraits (56)
    • Indoors (46)
    • General purpose (25)
    • Outdoor events / games (14)
    • Outdoors (12)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (29), Pro photographer (27), Photo enthusiast (9), Professional (7), Semi-professional (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (66)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Backdrop - Portable (mostly)

    I purchased this to do head shots on location. I had a small speedlight on it to wash out the wrinkles. Subjects stood about 4 - 5 feet in front. No issue with...Read complete review

    I purchased this to do head shots on location. I had a small speedlight on it to wash out the wrinkles. Subjects stood about 4 - 5 feet in front. No issue with wrinkles using this set up.

    It's light but a little awkward to carry. I took it on the train from NJ to DC. It's too big to pack in a suitcase so I carried it along with other gear. If you're traveling by car, it's not an issue at all.

    You'll need to watch the demo video a few times, stopping it as you go, to learn how to fold it but I can do it quickly on the first go now.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    I don't no recommend

    The white side is not white. it is almost grey. It have a texture with micro holds were you can see the black side. The fabric is extremely thin.

    The white side is not white. it is almost grey. It have a texture with micro holds were you can see the black side. The fabric is extremely thin.

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    5.0

    Very Versitile and Portable

    By ButOfCourse

    from Orange County, CA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Good Color Value
    • Lightweight
    • Portable

    Cons

    • Difficult to fold

    Best Uses

    • General Use
    • Indoors
    • Outdoors
    • Portraits

    Comments about Impact Collapsible Background - 5 x 7' (Black/White):

    This backdrop is great when you're on-the-run or at a fixed location. I love a clean black or white background when taking pics and this single item satisfies both needs. It's sturdy and folds down into a compact size that is easy to travel with and store.

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    4.0

    Background that's Easy to Deploy

    By rushie

    from Colorado

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • inexpensive
    • Light
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Large Pack Size

    Best Uses

    • Indoors
    • Portraits
    • Product

    Comments about Impact Collapsible Background - 5 x 7' (Black/White):

    I needed a quick and light solution for portraiture and product shots. There's absolutely no set up time and the background is large enough for a full body shot, 3/4 or just a headshot. No criticisms really, though the pack up size might be too big to throw on a plane.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Handy Background

    By AR photographer

    from Arkansas

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Good Color Value
    • Lightweight
    • Long-Lasting
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • Folding It Takes Practice

    Best Uses

    • General Use
    • Indoors
    • Portraits
    • Small spaces

    Comments about Impact Collapsible Background - 5 x 7' (Black/White):

    The background collapses to store and transport when you want to de-clutter your image and emphasize the subject. It can serve as a reflector. It takes a bit of practice to fold up, but there are videos you can find to teach you how to collapse it. A few tries and it will become second nature. If you have only a small space to work in, this background is particularly handy.

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    5.0

    Great investment

    By RSPhotography

    from Atlanta, GA

    Comments about Impact Collapsible Background - 5 x 7' (Black/White):

    This product was purchased to use in location for corporate headshots. It is the perfect size for such and collapses easily for transport. We have used this product several times in different occasions and have had no issues. A must have for portrait photographers.

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    4.0

    Works as Advertised!

    By 2 Mitts Photog

    from Phoenix, AZ

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Impact Collapsible Background - 5 x 7' (Black/White):

          The white is slightly off grey in color, but with the correct lighting can be exposed to white very easily. The black exposes as such, and I was pleased at the deep black I was able to achieve with little fuss. One thing I was disappointed about was the lack of the 2nd "hanging loop" on each side of my background. With two loops you could easily hang this from a background cross bar or vertically you could use a light stand or two to mount it upright. With only one loop, though it's possible to use it these ways, it's not nearly as stable. I will be contacting B&H and see if I got a bad one or if their product photo is inaccurate.

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          4.0

          Does the Job and Good Value

          By dotmundo

          from New York City

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Long-Lasting

          Cons

          • Not that portable
          • Slight Wrinkles

          Best Uses

          • Portraits
          • Still Life

          Comments about Impact Collapsible Background - 5 x 7' (Black/White):

          I wanted something that is durable and large enough for me to do experiment with still life portraitures. This does the job well and price was not too outlandish. I read the reviews of cheaper products and was concern that they wrinkled too much. Well to be honest, this does have some wrinkles but I was able to bokeh them out. Otherwise than that I love it. Note that this folds into the size of a large drum cymbal so it's not all that much portable.

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          4.0

          Works fine

          By Mike K

          from Albertville

          Comments about Impact Collapsible Background - 5 x 7' (Black/White):

          Does the job. It's great that it folds up so small. Works good as a big reflector or backdrop.

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          4.0

          Good portable backdrop

          By WS

          from Athens, GA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Portable

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Impact Collapsible Background - 5 x 7' (Black/White):

              I bought this background to use for location portraits where setting up a full backdrop frame would be impractical, or where I need a very large reflector or shade. It works well for both purposes, but as others have noted it can be a bit floppy when unfolded so plan to use some form of clip or support stand to keep it upright. Construction is good, but there are visible wrinkles when unfolded so be prepared to deal with them as with muslin (keep out of focus or steam out). Overall pleased with the purchase, but make sure you need a background this large before purchasing, because it can be hard to handle.

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              4.0

              Works as advertised..

              By K.Walton

              from East Orange, NJ

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors
                • Portraits

                Comments about Impact Collapsible Background - 5 x 7' (Black/White):

                Ive used them for professinal head shots so far. The black side is flawless but you must blowout the white side becasue every wrinkle in the background with show up if you dont.

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                5.0

                Portable...Fantastic!!

                By mkratz

                from clarkesville ga

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Impact Collapsible Background - 5 x 7' (Black/White):

                  Very portable and lightweight. Great product.

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                  5.0

                  Works great!

                  By Vivian-Photo

                  from Mission Viejo, CA.

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight
                  • Long-Lasting

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors
                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Impact Collapsible Background - 5 x 7' (Black/White):

                    I like using this for headshots. Works well. No problem with wrinkles because I set up the lighting so as not to show wrinkles. I will often place a red or blue gel on my backlight pointed at the black side of this background. I like the quality & it is priced right.

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                    3.0

                    Decent, but tricky

                    By KitKat

                    from New York, NY

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Tricky Assembly

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors

                    Comments about Impact Collapsible Background - 5 x 7' (Black/White):

                    The portability of this background is great. Although the opening / closing of it is a little tricky. I ended up returning it as the colors (even though they're b/w) weren't working for the projects I am working on. I may actually order another one in a custom color.

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                    5.0

                    AWESOME PRODUCT!!!!!

                    By Misan

                    from Lagos-Nigeria

                    Comments about Impact Collapsible Background - 5 x 7' (Black/White):

                    Folds as described in the product demonstration video. A nice must-have-gear. Quality is very good.

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                    5.0

                    Great backdrop for traveling

                    By Georgia from Colorado

                    from Boulder, CO

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Impact Collapsible Background - 5 x 7' (Black/White):

                      I used this backdrop twice and wished I'd had it before. It is so easy to setup and use. Great fro traveling.

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                      3.0

                      Good for the Price

                      By Jake

                      from San Diego, CA

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Good Color Value
                      • Lightweight
                      • Portable

                      Cons

                      • Poor Shape
                      • Wrinkles

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Impact Collapsible Background - 5 x 7' (Black/White):

                      I used this backdrop for a shoot recently and there were a lot of things to like about it:
                      1) Portability - collapses easily and is very light.
                      2) No need for elaborate stands or frames (just used a c-stand)
                      3) Has both a white and black option

                      There are some negatives though:
                      1) It wrinkles. I even opened it, steamed it, and left it open for hours before the shoot but it still was wrinkled when I opened it again. I had hoped that the inner frame would compensate for wrinkles but it doesn't.
                      2) The frame warps. It doesn't expand evenly so it's hard to keep the backdrop aligned properly (even with clamps).

                      But for the price, it's not bad at all. A nice quick and cheap solution but if you want less hassle and have the budget it would be worth going with a higher end option.

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                      4.0

                      Works well for interviews

                      By AtlanticJen

                      from Washington DC

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Impact Collapsible Background - 5 x 7' (Black/White):

                          Be prepared to practice getting this back in its case. I watched a video a couple of times and now I can do it and I'm only 5'3."

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                          5.0

                          Professional, Convenient, Affordable

                          By Sirna Productions

                          from Fond du Lac, WI

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Good Color Value
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors

                            Comments about Impact Collapsible Background - 5 x 7' (Black/White):

                            This background helps me create professional on-camera interview segments. Getting two backdrops in one is very cost effective and can easily provide additional options on a shoot. Sturdy and easy to use and store. I would recommend for any level of videographer or photographer.

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                            1.0

                            I don't no recommend

                            By Agustin Montoya

                            from Miami, FL

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                              • Flimsy
                              • Weak

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Impact Collapsible Background - 5 x 7' (Black/White):

                                The white side is not white. it is almost grey. It have a texture with micro holds were you can see the black side. The fabric is extremely thin.

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                                4.0

                                Nice, but a bit wrinkly

                                By Rachel

                                from Palo Alto, CA

                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Good Color Value
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • General Use
                                  • Portraits

                                  Comments about Impact Collapsible Background - 5 x 7' (Black/White):

                                  The black side is really sleek and looks great in photos. The white side is too wrinkly to use.

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                                  3.0

                                  Just be sure -

                                  By JOHN THE ACTOR

                                  from NYC

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Indoors

                                    Comments about Impact Collapsible Background - 5 x 7' (Black/White):

                                    It's such a clever thing, so my carps are only to make sure its what is wanted. The size is impressive but with the round shape caused by it being collapsible means its actual size useable for a camera screen - which obviously doesnt have rounded corners is not as big as I wanted, and I was surprised that lights from a house across the street (when I put it against my own window at night)showed through.
                                    But, if you dont want the hassle of putting up black curtains,this is fast. Make sure you whether you want to buy the one with black on both sides, or the one with one side black and the other white. I needed bigger, but that's just a personal project need.
                                    I dont know how long the 'spring' collapsible wire edge lasts. Maybe forever, ask someone else re that.

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