Botero #049 CollapsibleBackground (5x7') (Light Gray)

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Botero #049 CollapsibleBackground (5x7') (Light Gray)

B&H # BOBC57049 Mfr # C04957
You Pay: $61.16
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  • Comes With Carry Bag

Botero Backgrounds are a result of many years of hard work and dedication to improving the products in order to guarantee the quality that distinguishes Botero from other sources.

Continual participation in international events related to photography and publicity, has permitted them to stay up to date with current trends such as colors and textures.

Colors depicted may vary slightly, due to differences in computer monitors, printed media, and variances in manufacturer's dyes or paints.

Waterproof and translucent
Practical to use in studio or on location
When closed they form a circle of 24" (60cm) in diameter
Color #049 - Light Gray
Size 5 x 7' (1.5 x 2.1 m)
Botero #049 CollapsibleBackground (5x7') (Light Gray)
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  • 1-Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    Botero#049 CollapsibleBackground (5x7') (Light Gray)
     
    4.4

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good color value (6)
    • Lightweight (5)
    • Durable (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors (7)
      • Portraits (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (8)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great for studio or location

      This is my first Botero background purchase. I use it primarily for Portraits. It's great for a Strobist setup. Depending on your flash power and position, it's very easy to bring it down...Read complete review

      This is my first Botero background purchase. I use it primarily for Portraits. It's great for a Strobist setup. Depending on your flash power and position, it's very easy to bring it down to black, up to white or anywhere in between. Add some colored gels and you have numerous color options. It's a little tricky to collapse at first, but if you watch the video you'll get the hang of it. If you want a solid background that is portable, good quality it's an excellent choice. I plan on getting more!

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Decent for the price

      My first 5x7 collapsible backdrop. More famliar with large relectors.

      -Used the product to do staff photo headshots

      -Liked that it was lightweight, easily collapsible if you...Read complete review

      My first 5x7 collapsible backdrop. More famliar with large relectors.

      -Used the product to do staff photo headshots

      -Liked that it was lightweight, easily collapsible if you watch the demo video here on b&h, looked good in my shots and was plenty big.

      -Bit concerned how sheer /thin the backdrop is. It is almost translucent. Concerned it could snag on something and easily tear. Doesn't feel durable. Can only compare to my experience with reflectors and maybe this has to be designed so much lighter. Also surprised how many wrinkles were in the material, thankfully none in the center behind my subject. I would have been stumped how to smooth those out.

      I would certainly consider buying another background from Botero, but I also might consider trying a competitor to see if their backdrop was more durable.

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      3.0

      Decent for the price

      By FinePhotoGraphics

      from Indiana

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Looks Good In Shots
      • Plenty Big For Headshots

      Cons

      • Very Sheer Thin
      • Wrinkles Around Sides

      Best Uses

      • Headshots
      • Indoors
      • Portraits

      Comments about Botero #049 CollapsibleBackground (5x7') (Light Gray):

      My first 5x7 collapsible backdrop. More famliar with large relectors.

      -Used the product to do staff photo headshots

      -Liked that it was lightweight, easily collapsible if you watch the demo video here on b&h, looked good in my shots and was plenty big.

      -Bit concerned how sheer /thin the backdrop is. It is almost translucent. Concerned it could snag on something and easily tear. Doesn't feel durable. Can only compare to my experience with reflectors and maybe this has to be designed so much lighter. Also surprised how many wrinkles were in the material, thankfully none in the center behind my subject. I would have been stumped how to smooth those out.

      I would certainly consider buying another background from Botero, but I also might consider trying a competitor to see if their backdrop was more durable.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      CollapsibleBackground (5x7') (Light Gray

      By zzz

      from zzz

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Botero #049 CollapsibleBackground (5x7') (Light Gray):

            Product is as advertised..

            Walt

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Light and portable

            By dreamattempo773

            from Chicago, IL

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Color Value
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Flimsy

            Best Uses

            • Indoors
            • Portraits

            Comments about Botero #049 CollapsibleBackground (5x7') (Light Gray):

            Background is super easy to set up and tear down. Folds into a very thin, light and portable circle. It also stays wrinkle-free when set up, due to the tension pulling it taught. If I had to find something negative, the material is kind of thin. This is not a deal breaker for me...the light weight adds to it's portability.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Neutral gray is a nice way to go

            By rob61

            from Jenison, MI

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Good Color Value
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Special Events

              Comments about Botero #049 CollapsibleBackground (5x7') (Light Gray):

              Compact when folded up and easy to collapse once you watch the videos online. Fairly smooth surface, nothing that can't easily be fixed in PS. Wish it had light gray on one side and dark gray on the other, but its light gray on both.

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              5.0

              Great Backdrop

              By JoJoClick

              from Harrisburg PA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Good Color Value
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors
                • Portraits

                Comments about Botero #049 CollapsibleBackground (5x7') (Light Gray):

                I use this product for a backdrop for portraits. It is very convenient and portable and creates a great background. At first I was skeptical about being able to fold it back up again but it was really quite easy. I am short and only 5 feet and I was able to do it myself after I watched a video online. I plan to get another one soon.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Does what it says

                By Jamesy

                from Toronto, Canada

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors

                    Comments about Botero #049 CollapsibleBackground (5x7') (Light Gray):

                    Nice background that does what is says it will do.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Perfect for Budget Studio

                    By Gerribee

                    from WA

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Good Color Value
                    • inexpensive

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors

                      Comments about Botero #049 CollapsibleBackground (5x7') (Light Gray):

                      I was trying to decide which to buy first, white or gray, since I am on a budget. They may not be as big as I needed but it does the job and with the white background thrown in for free, what else can anybody ask for?

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Nicely engineered

                      By Bryan

                      from boston, ma

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Color Value

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors

                        Comments about Botero #049 CollapsibleBackground (5x7') (Light Gray):

                        Like the collapseable action. Not too dark, plus the throw in white muslin is a real nice touch. Makes a portable studio easy.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Great for studio or location

                        By Joe

                        from New York

                        About Me Semi-Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Portraits
                          • Studio
                          • Traveling

                          Comments about Botero #049 CollapsibleBackground (5x7') (Light Gray):

                          This is my first Botero background purchase. I use it primarily for Portraits. It's great for a Strobist setup. Depending on your flash power and position, it's very easy to bring it down to black, up to white or anywhere in between. Add some colored gels and you have numerous color options. It's a little tricky to collapse at first, but if you watch the video you'll get the hang of it. If you want a solid background that is portable, good quality it's an excellent choice. I plan on getting more!

                          Share this review

                           
                          5.0

                          works well

                          By John

                          from Northport

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attach Securely
                          • Durable
                          • Good Color Value

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors
                            • Low Light

                            Comments about Botero #049 CollapsibleBackground (5x7') (Light Gray):

                            works well

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