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Photoflex Pro-Duty Backdrop Support Kit (12.5' Width)

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Product Highlights
  • Strong and Stable
  • Stands Go to 12' High

The Photoflex ProDuty BackDrop Support Kit includes a BackDrop Pole, two 2320Y LiteStands, and a rugged carry bag to hold the whole kit.

The BackDrop Pole is a single-unit with telescoping sections that constructs easily with a twist and pull motion to extend each section and another twist to lock in place. The Pole stores collapsed at 4' 7" and extends to 12.5'.

Each 2320Y LiteStand extends to 12' high. The extra height afforded with these stands means you can shoot your model from a low angle without seeing the top of the backdrop in your shot. These are exceptionally sturdy stands with a maximum load rating of 40 pounds. The "flip-top" design of the brass post adds versatility for multiple uses in your studio. The kit weighs 17 lbs.

Dimensions Stands:
Sections: 4
Height: 12' (365cm)
Closed length: 43.5" (110cm)
Leg spread: 36.5" (92cm)
Legs diameter: 7/8" (22mm)
Tube diameter: 1 3/8" (3.5cm)
BackDrop Pole:
Open length: 12.5 (396cm)
Closed length: 4' 7" (139.7cm)
Weight Each stand: 6 lbs (2.7kg)
Kit weight: 17 lbs (7.7kg)
Photoflex Pro-Duty Backdrop Support Kit (12.5' Width)
  • BackDrop Pole
  • 2 x 2320Y Stands
  • Carry Bag
  • 5 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    PhotoflexPro-Duty Backdrop Support Kit (12.5' Width)
     
    4.6

    (based on 176 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (121)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (45)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (152)
    • Strong construction (132)
    • Packs small / compresses (126)
    • Reliable (97)
    • Lightweight (57)

    Cons

    • Heavy / bulky (8)
    • Poor quality (6)
    • Unreliable (6)

    Best Uses

    • Family photos (89)
    • Weddings (48)
    • Portraits (21)
    • Video (15)
    • Travel (14)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (67), Semi-pro photographer (64), Photo enthusiast (22), Experienced (5), Photography student (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (122)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Very sturdy, heavy duty system

    This system was better than I expected! I was tired of my old photek system sagging in the middle, and the cheesy support stands slipping down do to the "self loosening" lock...Read complete review

    This system was better than I expected! I was tired of my old photek system sagging in the middle, and the cheesy support stands slipping down do to the "self loosening" lock mechanisms.

    This Photoflex system is NOTHING like the Photek. First off the stands are plenty sturdy and actually double as light stands more than capable of holding a flash head and large soft box. The locking mechanisms are solid and secure, and these stands go much higher than I will ever need! The crossbar is a very thick, telescoping rod, so no more assembling pre-sized lengths, just slide in or out to your exact width needed. The ends have wing nut locks to hold tight onto the stands. I use this to hang a custom EEFX green screen backdrop that has to be hung on 12 feet of crossbar. This Photoflex system has zero droop of the crossbar at 12 feet with this 10x12 foam backed backdrop hanging from it.

    Telescoping crossbar is about 6” longer than the multi-piece systems when fully collapsed, but it all fits in the excellent carrying bag, not even close to being a deal breaker for me.

    I would highly recommend this system as it has far exceeded my expectations.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Pro-Duty Backdrop Support Kit by Photofl

    Broke the first time I used it - the screw-in bolts which tighten and hold the poles up popped out of the housing, totally stripped and useless.

    Broke the first time I used it - the screw-in bolts which tighten and hold the poles up popped out of the housing, totally stripped and useless.

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    1.0

    NOT HAPPY AT ALL

    By ToledoPix

    from Toledo Ohio

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Telescopic Poll

    Cons

    • Bulky
    • Difficult to Use
    • Unreliable
    • Weak Construction

    Best Uses

    • Photo
    • Photo booth

    Comments about Photoflex Pro-Duty Backdrop Support Kit (12.5' Width):

    This is the second one i got, first one is still to this day taped up around the tips so they don't fall apart...i use these for photo booths, and i got the second i just got 2 weeks ago and the end cap came of the poll, cause it to fall to the ground and it bend and broke the top of the stand.....not happy at all, i got these because the polls are telescopic....i am sending it in, and getting a diff brand......not happy at all and i do not recommend these

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    4.0

    Photo flex backdrop support kit

    By Eric

    from Plantation, Fl

    Comments about Photoflex Pro-Duty Backdrop Support Kit (12.5' Width):

    Great kit, definitely worth it's weight in gold. Sturdy and easy to handle, the kit is a perfect choice for the pro on the go. The hardware is as easy to brake down and stow as it is to set up. I for one, was very pleased with my purchase of this product

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    5.0

    Well Made for Pro Use

    By Chris

    from Federal Way, WA

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Pack
    • Easy to Use
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Video
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Photoflex Pro-Duty Backdrop Support Kit (12.5' Width):

    This is a well made, easy to use, heavy duty set.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    2.0

    Underwhelming

    By Kirsten

    from St. Paul, MN

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Pack
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Unreliable
    • Weak Construction

    Best Uses

    • Studio

    Comments about Photoflex Pro-Duty Backdrop Support Kit (12.5' Width):

    The metal housing for several of the tightening screws on the stands came loose after a few uses. Others screws on the stands stripped after a while as well. This made the stands unstable and unsafe to operate. I will be replacing the stands with higher quality one of a different brand. The support bar is still in good shape and the bag is very handy. I suppose you get what you pay for.

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    • No

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    4.0

    Just What I Needed

    By Brad

    from Newcastle, CA

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Pack
    • Easy to Use
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portrait
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Photoflex Pro-Duty Backdrop Support Kit (12.5' Width):

      The stands are better quality than I expected and can support a lot of weight. I like how the entire system can fit in the supplied bag for traveling. The support bar is good but not great. It naturally sags due too the bars not fitting tight. It does hold 109" paper well but only because the paper has a core. My feeling is that the paper would sag if left on the stand for a long period of time. None the less, this is a good product.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Sturdy Seem well made

      By Hal

      from Glenwood, Fl

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Pack

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Photoflex Pro-Duty Backdrop Support Kit (12.5' Width):

        Not bad, case included

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        • No

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        5.0

        Exactly as promised

        By Chatdebbie

        from Phoenix, AZ

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Pack
        • Easy to Use
        • Reliable
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Pet photography
          • Portrait Photography

          Comments about Photoflex Pro-Duty Backdrop Support Kit (12.5' Width):

          Very sturdy and versatile for use in portrait studio. Extends as needed and is all one telescoping bar.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Great Portable Kit

          By Paul

          from Miami, FL

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Pack
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Photoflex Pro-Duty Backdrop Support Kit (12.5' Width):

            The stand was easy to setup and place the backdrop. The only concern was the tripod stand width on the outside posed a trip hazard for guest walking near the outside. Overall still a great backdrop stand.

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            5.0

            excellent

            By Adventureater

            from Philadelphia, PA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Reliable
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos

              Comments about Photoflex Pro-Duty Backdrop Support Kit (12.5' Width):

              very well built and easy to put together. can hold alot of weight.

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              • No

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              5.0

              very nice!

              By livedog9

              from Mechanicsville, MD

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Pack
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos

                Comments about Photoflex Pro-Duty Backdrop Support Kit (12.5' Width):

                sturdy and easy to set up

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                • No

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                5.0

                Nice Background Stand

                By SnapShot Gary

                from Cincinnati, OH

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Pack
                • Easy to Use
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Photoflex Pro-Duty Backdrop Support Kit (12.5' Width):

                  So glad that I purchased this backdrop stand kit, it is very rugged and also comes with a carry bag that makes it easy to travel with. You also can use as a light stand when not using it as a background stand.

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                  5.0

                  It works

                  By Mikey B

                  from Boca Raton, FL

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Pack
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Photoflex Pro-Duty Backdrop Support Kit (12.5' Width):

                    Use in my photo booth. Very strong and does the job. Pretty light weight for its strength.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    look no further....

                    By In the Tin Images LLC

                    from Montana

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Pack
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Reliable
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Anywhere A Background Nee
                    • Family Photos
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Photoflex Pro-Duty Backdrop Support Kit (12.5' Width):

                    12'6" long
                    strong with locking heads.
                    no complaints

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                    3.0

                    Light Stands are Sturdy as promised, but

                    By Carol

                    from Tampa Florida

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Pros

                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                    • Unreliable

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Photoflex Pro-Duty Backdrop Support Kit (12.5' Width):

                      I unpacked my new back ground support system and it was out of the box less than an hour when one of the light stands snapped off at the top when the cross bar, with a new roll of 107" paper fell. The cross bar connectors are too shallow to rely upon. To top it off, I had to purchase a new stand myself. I was disappointed the company didn't make it right.

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                      3.0

                      Somewhat disappointed.

                      By Ace

                      from The Bahamas

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Pack
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Sports/Action

                        Comments about Photoflex Pro-Duty Backdrop Support Kit (12.5' Width):

                        What i liked about the photoflex Pro Duty Backdrop support is that it is fairly durable and reaches higher in comparision to most of the other background support units. Unfortunately, the stands aren't cushioned so if you aren't careful, they can come slamming down unexpectedly. On my first use, the stands lifted out of place and the swing of the 107" paper caused one of the poles to bend slightly, so now i have difficulty raising and lowering the background.

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                        4.0

                        Product Meets My Need

                        By Gregg

                        from Jupiter, FL

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Pack
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Studio Work
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Photoflex Pro-Duty Backdrop Support Kit (12.5' Width):

                          I bought the backdrop support to use with muslin backdrops when I travel for shoots. I found the kit quite robust, able to support vinyl rolls as well as the muslins. My only issue with the kit is when the crossbar is fully telescoped, the inner most tube is to small to be clamped with a normal studio clamp and I have to use a shim to hold the backdrop material in place. I would buy again.

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                          4.0

                          Nice Heavy Duty Stands

                          By Keith

                          from Orlando, FL

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Indoor Portraits
                            • Location portraits

                            Comments about Photoflex Pro-Duty Backdrop Support Kit (12.5' Width):

                            This is my first set of background stands. Easy to setup and move around, yet very sturdy. The crossbar is a little hard to extend, but since it doesn't lock in place, that's a probably a good thing. It took a little bit coordinated effort, but I was able to setup a 9' roll of seamless in under 10 minutes.

                            The one nit I have is that when unboxing one of the stands, a small curved metal plate fell out. After carefully looking around at the stand, I realized it was the pressure plate, used by the turn knob of the upper section to 'pinch' against the pole and lock it in place. It took some maneuvering, but I got it back in place and working fine.

                            Overall though, I'm very pleased with these stands.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Well Built & Heavy Duty

                            By John

                            from Lorton, VA

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use
                            • Reliable
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Sports/Action
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Photoflex Pro-Duty Backdrop Support Kit (12.5' Width):

                              This is am exceptionally well built, heavy duty backdrop stand. The quality is top class and I recommend its purchase.

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                              5.0

                              Solid, professional stands

                              By Sean Kelly

                              from Taos, NM

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Pros

                              • Reliable
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Studio Portraits
                                • Weddings/Events

                                Comments about Photoflex Pro-Duty Backdrop Support Kit (12.5' Width):

                                These are as heavy duty as any I've used in over 20 years as a professional portrait photographer. And they go up to 12 feet, something not many do!
                                Don't skimp when it comes to light stands and background stands. These are pro quality. It only takes one cheap stand to fall over to ruin your shoot.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Works GREAT!

                                By Tiff With Picture Perfect

                                from Twin Falls, ID

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy to Use
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                • Bag Isn't The Right Size

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Formal Dance

                                Comments about Photoflex Pro-Duty Backdrop Support Kit (12.5' Width):

                                I got this last week and used it for a formal dance on Saturday...I had only taken it out of the box and put it into the bag...it set up easy and perfect on the first use...seems very sturdy, and worked great with the backdrop I also bought from BH. The bag I received with the set was a lil too short, for the backdrop poll, but other than that, I am completely satisfied.

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