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Lastolite LL LB56GB Collapsible Background - 5 x 6' (Black/Mid Gray)

B&H # LABGC56BMG Mfr # LL LB56GB
You Pay: $107.95
Product Highlights
  • Knitted / Crease-resistant Fabric
  • Collapses to a Third Its Size

The black and mid gray 5 x 6' Lastolite Collapsible Background is designed for studio or location work. The knitted crease-resistant textured fabric can be used for individual or small group shots. When not needed, it folds to one-third its size. The background includes a zip up storage bag.

Color Black/Mid Gray
Size 5 x 6' (1.5 x 1.8 m)
Lastolite LL LB56GB Collapsible Background - 5 x 6' (Black/Mid Gray)
  • Storage Bag
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty on Frame
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty on Fabric
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    LastoliteLL LB56GB Collapsible Background - 5 x 6' (Black/Mid Gray)
     
    4.4

    (based on 13 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    92%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (11)
    • Reliable (10)
    • Durable (5)
    • Easy to set up (5)
    • Easy to use (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portraits (9)
      • Travel (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (6), Semi-professional (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (7)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great For Video

      I use this as a dramatic, but non-distracting black background when conducting video interviews. If the background is just a little out of focus (control DOF with the Iris and ND filter if...Read complete review

      I use this as a dramatic, but non-distracting black background when conducting video interviews. If the background is just a little out of focus (control DOF with the Iris and ND filter if necessary) any small wrinkles in the fabric disappear and it's a very nice solid black. One great advantage over velvet or Duvetyne is it doesn't attract lint, and it doesn't have the fuzz that can reflect light in a distracting and sometimes uneven way. Learning to do the trifold on something this big is a challenge, but it goes with the territory and the portability is worth it. The outer hoop is necessary to pull the material tight and stretch out almost all the wrinkles. Search on the web for folding techniques. I never knew there were so many possible ways of doing it.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Worked out perfectly but came with stain

      The background collapses and opens pretty easily. I liked the grey color. It unified the interview shots well. I would place subjects at least two feet away if using one light to avoid...Read complete review

      The background collapses and opens pretty easily. I liked the grey color. It unified the interview shots well. I would place subjects at least two feet away if using one light to avoid shadows. Too much light behind the background casuses the background to moire a bit so be careful there. It's a bit hard to travel with because there is no shoulder strap and it doesn't fit into conventional suitcases. Mine came with a stain and I'm returning it for a new one.

      Reviewed by 13 customers

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      5.0

      Portable Background

      By keithtrumbo

      from New York

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Photography
        • Portraits

        Comments about Lastolite LL LB56GB Collapsible Background - 5 x 6' (Black/Mid Gray):

        Another edition to making life easier

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Has expanded my photography!

        By Dayhiker

        from Longmont, CO

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Lastolite LL LB56GB Collapsible Background - 5 x 6' (Black/Mid Gray):

              Great for out in the field backgrounds complimented by natural light

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Worked out perfectly but came with stain

              By Video Journalist

              from Washington, DC

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Portraits

                Comments about Lastolite LL LB56GB Collapsible Background - 5 x 6' (Black/Mid Gray):

                The background collapses and opens pretty easily. I liked the grey color. It unified the interview shots well. I would place subjects at least two feet away if using one light to avoid shadows. Too much light behind the background casuses the background to moire a bit so be careful there. It's a bit hard to travel with because there is no shoulder strap and it doesn't fit into conventional suitcases. Mine came with a stain and I'm returning it for a new one.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Share this review

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Perfect for corporate headshots!

                By regeti

                from Warrenton, VA

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Lastolite LL LB56GB Collapsible Background - 5 x 6' (Black/Mid Gray):

                  I needed to do a corporate headshot (4 people) and needed something quick to setup and used this and was able to wrap everything up in 20 minutes. I don't know how to post the sample images but would love to share them as I am very pleased with the results.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Gray side has stripes

                  By DannyG

                  from CT

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Lastolite LL LB56GB Collapsible Background - 5 x 6' (Black/Mid Gray):

                    When lit by strobes the grey side has subtle and distinct stripes that appears to be part of the weave of the fabric. Lastolite said they are aware of the issue but it doesn't sound like they have corrected the problem at this date. If you are looking for a SOLID gray brackground, you may want to consider another product.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    4.0

                    I would buy this product again

                    By KHP

                    from Tucson, AZ

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Good construction
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Photography
                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Lastolite LL LB56GB Collapsible Background - 5 x 6' (Black/Mid Gray):

                      I feel this product is made well, the frame is firm and the material is smooth and not wrinkly. I did have one area sage in a corner, but I believe it was do to the away I tied it up on stands.
                      The material is different than what I was expecting, more spandex like, but still photographs nicely. It is very easy to fold out and fold up no problems first time.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Perfect for my needs

                      By kingsburymedia

                      from Roseville CA

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy Setup
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Lastolite LL LB56GB Collapsible Background - 5 x 6' (Black/Mid Gray):

                          I video tape legal depositions and use the Lastolite for background. Because its collapsible, I can carry all of my gear into the court or law office in one trip.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Love It

                          By Jon D

                          from Frisco, Texas

                          About Me Semi-Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday use
                            • Portraits
                            • Traveling

                            Comments about Lastolite LL LB56GB Collapsible Background - 5 x 6' (Black/Mid Gray):

                            Fantastically useful for portraits through 3/4 shots and portable as well. Absolutely love Lastolite products--every single one of them is super quality and creative and reliably solid. This is no exeception.

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                            5.0

                            Great Product

                            By CartPhoto

                            from Dallas, TX

                            About Me Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Portraits
                              • Studio
                              • Traveling

                              Comments about Lastolite LL LB56GB Collapsible Background - 5 x 6' (Black/Mid Gray):

                              I do a fair amount of location work. I had been using backdrop stands and cloth backdrops on location. Now with this product, I no longer have the extra weight to carry and the set up is faster. Collapsing the backdrop takes a little work at first, but if you follow the instruction video, it is quite easy. No wrinkles!

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                              5.0

                              Great For Video

                              By Bufo55

                              from Berkeley, CA

                              About Me Semi-Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Studio
                                • Traveling
                                • Video

                                Comments about Lastolite LL LB56GB Collapsible Background - 5 x 6' (Black/Mid Gray):

                                I use this as a dramatic, but non-distracting black background when conducting video interviews. If the background is just a little out of focus (control DOF with the Iris and ND filter if necessary) any small wrinkles in the fabric disappear and it's a very nice solid black. One great advantage over velvet or Duvetyne is it doesn't attract lint, and it doesn't have the fuzz that can reflect light in a distracting and sometimes uneven way. Learning to do the trifold on something this big is a challenge, but it goes with the territory and the portability is worth it. The outer hoop is necessary to pull the material tight and stretch out almost all the wrinkles. Search on the web for folding techniques. I never knew there were so many possible ways of doing it.

                                Share this review

                                 
                                5.0

                                Works great

                                By Llafazane

                                from St. Louis, MO

                                About Me Semi-Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Traveling

                                  Comments about Lastolite LL LB56GB Collapsible Background - 5 x 6' (Black/Mid Gray):

                                  I use this as a backdrop for a documentary I'm shooting. It doesn't reflect light when I have my lights positioned correctly and comes out a true black on screen. I often fly to location and this folds up light and compact for travel. It only took me two times to learn how to fold it up!

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                                  5.0

                                  Easy to set up - great results

                                  By CW

                                  from Greater Hartford, CT

                                  About Me Semi-Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Portraits

                                    Comments about Lastolite LL LB56GB Collapsible Background - 5 x 6' (Black/Mid Gray):

                                    I purchased this background for use in headshots and other portraits, particularly when quick set-up is necessary. This is wonderful product. The background is well made, and is easy to fold out and fold up. It isn't creaseless, but it resists creases fairly well when opened out.

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                                    5.0

                                    Exactly!

                                    By m_arc

                                    from DC

                                    About Me Professional

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Everyday use
                                      • Home
                                      • Portraits

                                      Comments about Lastolite LL LB56GB Collapsible Background - 5 x 6' (Black/Mid Gray):

                                      I purchased this for location head-shots and it is exactly what I was looking for. It has allowed me to ditch the light stands and 5' roll, so I can now carry my set up with. It sets up instantly and is sturdy enough to lean against a wall. It isn't exactly wrinkle free, but set at a distance of 4-5 feet behind the subject this hardly matters.

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