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Westcott Background Stand for Illuminator

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This is an upright with legs, designed to support the Westcott Illuminator collapsible backgounds to a maximum height of 8'. It has a clip at the top, to secure the expanded background in place.

UPC: 817967011037
Packaging Info
Package Weight 2.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 26.5 x 5.5 x 3.0"
Westcott Background Stand for Illuminator
  • 8' Westcott Illuminator Collapsible Backgound Stand
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    WestcottBackground Stand for Illuminator
     
    4.2

    (based on 37 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (19)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    88%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Attach securely (13)
    • Durable (13)
    • Easy to use (12)
    • Portable (8)
    • Quick setup (8)

    Cons

    • Flimsy (6)

    Best Uses

    • Indoors (16)
    • Outdoor events / games (9)
    • General purpose (7)
    • Portraits (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (10), Semi-pro photographer (9), Experienced (7), Photo enthusiast (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (20)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Good Hold... Needs Weight

    Great companion for 6X7 Westcott flexi background. Add a weight to this one (the bkgnd makes it more than a little front heavy)... a sandbag is perfect -- must have a...Read complete review

    Great companion for 6X7 Westcott flexi background. Add a weight to this one (the bkgnd makes it more than a little front heavy)... a sandbag is perfect -- must have a sandbag unless you want the stand and background to topple over on your model. Note: the 6X7 has a little loop on one end -- you can hang this background over the top of the stand for quicker setup... clip it into place (top and bottom clips are easy to use, but you might need two people to manage a 6X7... we did) for more sturdy hold.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Okay, but a C-Stand would be better

    Very lightweight and not as "rugged" as I would have thought it to be considering that it is used for collapsible muslins as large as 8 feet. I bought this for a...Read complete review

    Very lightweight and not as "rugged" as I would have thought it to be considering that it is used for collapsible muslins as large as 8 feet. I bought this for a Westcott 5x6 collapsible muslin and I can see that it would work better using a standard century stand. That is the route I will go. Three stars because it did work.

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    2.0

    flimsy and dirricult

    By Peter

    from Westport CT

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Difficult to assemble
      • Flimsy

      Best Uses

      • Portraits

      Comments about Westcott Background Stand for Illuminator:

      Real flimsy! The clips that hold the background are extremely difficult to use! I use pliers to grip the steel ban, in oder to get it into position.

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      2.0

      Ok for a little background

      By Jack

      from Ft. Lauderdale

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Cheap Feeling
      • Not Stable

      Best Uses

      • Hatstand

      Comments about Westcott Background Stand for Illuminator:

      I got this as a stand for the 6x7 background, and it is not quite up to the task. It is also quite difficult to get the background into the clips on the stand. It would be really nice for something small, like 3x4, perhaps. A big one required a proper background stand.

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      5.0

      Great lightweight stand

      By Ralph

      from NYC

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Powerful Output

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Portraits

        Comments about Westcott Background Stand for Illuminator:

        Does the job, and is really light and small when folded

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        5.0

        Why did I wait so long to buy this??!!??

        By Jetta32696

        from New Jersey

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Portraits

          Comments about Westcott Background Stand for Illuminator:

          Used this stand for my 5x7 Botero Collapsible stand and it was perfect. Lightweight, easy to setup and breakdown and worked like a charm. I'm mad I hadn't purchased one of these years ago!!

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          5.0

          Lightweight and portable

          By jwelsh

          from Philadelphia

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Portraits

            Comments about Westcott Background Stand for Illuminator:

            Perfect fit for foldable backgrounds, very compact.

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            • No

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            3.0

            Tricky attachment of background

            By samthase

            from Las Vegas, NV

            About Me Semi-Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Difficult To Use

            Best Uses

            • Portraits
            • Studio

            Comments about Westcott Background Stand for Illuminator:

            The stand itself works just fine, but the clips or whatever you want to call them that attach the background to the stand are way too tight and require a great deal of fiddling to properly attach.

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            5.0

            Good stand, lightweight and portable.

            By TheAlchemist

            from Somerville, MA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Securely
            • Durable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Indoors
              • Portraits
              • Special Events

              Comments about Westcott Background Stand for Illuminator:

              I use this to hold up my collapsible background. As such I was looking for something that was light weight and portable to go along with the portability of the background. This one fit the bill. I wish it were a little cheaper but the quality lets me know that I probably will not have to buy another one for awhile.

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              5.0

              MUST HAVE for a collapsable background

              By onetazmaster

              from Huntington,IN

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              Pros

              • Attach Securely
              • Durable

              Cons

              • None at this time

              Best Uses

              • Indoors
              • Special Events

              Comments about Westcott Background Stand for Illuminator:

              I will be using this stand in my line of work which requires fast set up and tear down. I like this stand for it's abillity to adjust easily and fold down to a very compact size for transportation

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              5.0

              Background Stand for Illuminator by West

              By tomh2m

              from Western Pennsylvania

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to set up
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Plastic knobs

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Indoors

              Comments about Westcott Background Stand for Illuminator:

              Very light weight, easy to set up and adjust. I use it with the 5x7 ft Botero backgrounds. It is excellent for in-door use but not heavy enough if your in any kind of breeze, although others have indicated that using sand bags or weights on legs would work. Overall, I'm pleased with it so far.

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              5.0

              Lightweight, but does the job

              By Susan A

              from Bloomfield Hills, MI

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Quick Setup

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors
                • Special Events

                Comments about Westcott Background Stand for Illuminator:

                Very easy to set up

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                5.0

                Leight weight and easilt transported

                By cadent2.0

                from Sydney, Australia

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attach Securely
                • Durable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors

                  Comments about Westcott Background Stand for Illuminator:

                  I use this to hold up my collapsible Impact 5x7 background; one for holding up the vertical and two for holding it up in the horizontal position.

                  Expect it to be a little flimsy BUT that is the whole point if you want something light weight to hold up the background without leaning against a wall.

                  This is definitely not for outdoor I would imagine, even with sandbags, because the legs fold to sit flush against the ground and any uneven footing would make it quite unstable to hold up a backdrop. Also, wind would be a factor.

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                  5.0

                  Solid Stand

                  By Bill

                  from Louisville, KY

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easily tranportable
                  • Solid build quality

                  Cons

                  • NONE

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors

                  Comments about Westcott Background Stand for Illuminator:

                  I use this to do indoor portraits on location. It's light enough to be easily portable but sturdy enough to support 6'x7' flexible collapsible background. A good feature is the legs extend to flat giving a more stable stance than a light stand would.

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                  4.0

                  Fantastic Product

                  By Tricia

                  from Midland, Texas

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Westcott Background Stand for Illuminator:

                        I use this stand almost daily for videography. It is sturdy, easy to set up/take down and is works exactly like it should. I would recommend to a friend and would definately purchase another one.

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                        5.0

                        I would buy this product again.

                        By Chuck

                        from San Antonio, TX

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Special Events

                          Comments about Westcott Background Stand for Illuminator:

                          Excellent quality.

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                          • No

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                          3.0

                          Useful but flimsy

                          By Poly Woly

                          from Bethesda, MD

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attach Securely

                          Cons

                          • Flimsy
                          • Weak

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors

                          Comments about Westcott Background Stand for Illuminator:

                          It's a very useful product but, just as the other reviews say, it is flimsy. It is fine for studio work but I don't think it would work well outside. Still, it is a good value and gets the job done.

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                          5.0

                          Background Stand for Illuminator by West

                          By JCC

                          from CT

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attach Securely
                          • Durable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • General Use
                            • Indoors
                            • Special Events

                            Comments about Westcott Background Stand for Illuminator:

                            It holds my 5x7 backgrounds and works very well.

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                            5.0

                            Great Buy

                            By streetgrabber

                            from New York

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attach Securely
                            • Durable
                            • Long-Lasting

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Westcott Background Stand for Illuminator:

                              I bought the Westcott support stand to go with their collapsible black and white backgrounds. The stand folds up to a small size, light but stable and easy to use. It also came in handy when I had to shoot jewelry. I used the stand [clip on the top and floating clip on bottom of the stand] to hold a white reflector board to get the best out of silver. Worked out great -I can see using this stand for several things. Fantastic product!

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                              5.0

                              Great little stand!

                              By brigantephotography

                              from New Jersey

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attach Securely
                              • Durable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • General Use
                                • Indoors
                                • Special Events

                                Comments about Westcott Background Stand for Illuminator:

                                This stand is perfect for my collapsible backdrop. It's a great stand for the price and folds down to a small size to make traveling with it easy. I would definitely recommend this product to someone else and would buy it again.

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                                5.0

                                works as described

                                By GroovyShots

                                from Mission Viejo, CA.

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attach Securely
                                • Durable

                                Cons

                                • Not air cushioned

                                Best Uses

                                • Indoors
                                • Outdoors

                                Comments about Westcott Background Stand for Illuminator:

                                Works as described. Lightweight. Folds compactly. Works well with my Botero background. Only wish the sections were air-cushioned but they are not so just keep that in mind when you turn the knob to release one of the sections-- it will free-fall if you don't have your hand on it. Not a big deal though.

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                                5.0

                                Good Enough

                                By Hoot

                                from Philadelphia, PA

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attach Securely
                                • Durable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • General Use
                                  • Indoors

                                  Comments about Westcott Background Stand for Illuminator:

                                  very lightweight, collapses down small, grasps the background well

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