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Westcott Background Stand for Illuminator

B&H # WEBGS Mfr # 1103
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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.

Westcott Background Stand for Illuminator
  • 8' Westcott Illuminator Collapsible Backgound Stand
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    WestcottBackground Stand for Illuminator
     
    4.3

    (based on 35 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (19)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    94%

    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 (5)

    Best Uses

    • Indoors (16)
    • Outdoor events / games (9)
    • General purpose (7)
    • Portraits (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (9), Pro photographer (8), Experienced (7), Photo enthusiast (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (18)

    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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    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

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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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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        • No

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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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          • No

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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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            • No

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            5.0

            MUST HAVE for a collapsable background

            By onetazmaster

            from Huntington,IN

            Verified Buyer

            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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            • No

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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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              • No

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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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                        • No

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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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                          • No

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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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                                • No

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                                2.0

                                Incredibly Flimsy

                                By SBV Photography

                                from Merrillville, IN

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Portable

                                Cons

                                • Flimsy

                                Best Uses

                                • Special Events

                                Comments about Westcott Background Stand for Illuminator:

                                I had just been propping up my Illuminator Backround up against walls, but was using it at a wedding reception for the first time and thought this stand would be more appropriate. The background barely stayed on and was bowed the whole time. I think one would be better off with a heavy duty boom mic stand with some clamps at the hardware store. Love the background, not the stand.

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                                4.0

                                Nice Stand

                                By Brandon Ratliff Photography

                                from Charlotte, NC

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attach Securely
                                • Durable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Indoors

                                  Comments about Westcott Background Stand for Illuminator:

                                  Great Price and gets the job Done! Overall pleased with the stand. The clips are a little hard to clamp on sometime but other than that great product. If you are trying to photograph someone from head to toe the stands feet are hard to get out of the way and allow the stand to hit the floor.

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