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Lastolite Collapsible Reversible Background (5 x 6', Black/Mid Gray)

B&H # LABGC56BMG Mfr # LL LB56GB
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You Pay: $92.90
Product Highlights
  • Collapsible and Reversible Design
  • Triple Re-Enforced Stitch Line
  • Steel Rim
  • Folds to One-Third its Original Size
  • Included Fabric Storage Bag

This black and mid gray Lastolite Collapsible Reversible Background measures 5 x 6' and is designed for studio or location work with single subjects or small groups of people. Its reversible design gives added versatility (as opposed to bringing a second backdrop) and a triple re-enforced stitch line ensures the steel rim will stay in place during handling or packing. For added convenience, the backdrop collapses to approximately one-third its original size and can be stored in the included fabric storage bag.

Color Black/Mid Gray
Dimensions Background only: 5 x 6' / 1.5 x 1.8 m (0.4" / 1 cm thick)
Background folded in bag: 28.4 x 1.2" / 72.1 x 3.0 cm
Weight Background only: 4.2 lb / 1.9 kg
Background in bag: 5.0 lb / 2.3 kg
Lastolite Collapsible Reversible Background (5 x 6', Black/Mid Gray)
  • Storage Bag
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty on Fabric
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty on Frame
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    LastoliteLL LB56GB Collapsible Background - 5 x 6' (Black/Mid Gray)
     
    4.2

    (based on 14 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    85%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (12)
    • Reliable (10)
    • Easy to set up (6)
    • Durable (5)
    • Easy to use (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portraits (9)
      • Travel (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (7), Semi-professional (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (8)

      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.

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      2.0

      Pattern of stripes shows through

      By Avid Lens

      from San Francisco, CA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Inconsistent Output
      • Pattern In Cloth Visible

      Best Uses

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

        I wanted a black/gray collapsible background, and this is the only one I could find anywhere. It is light and easy to use. The problem is that the sheerness or knit of the fabric allows light to come through the two layers. Light dashed lines appear through the background unless it is up against a dark wall. I now have to carry a dark sheet of fabric that I clip to the back side to eliminate the visible lines. It reduces the value of having this light and portable background.I am using it because I can't find an alternative, and I think carrying two separate backgrounds would be a bigger hassle. If I ever find another brand of black/gray collapsible background, I'll give it a try.

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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

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          • No

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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

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                • 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.

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                  • No

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                  (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.

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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.

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                      • 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.

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                        • 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.

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                            • 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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