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Savage Economy Background Support (9.5' Width)

B&H # SABGSE Mfr # 60099
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  • 7.75' Stands

The Savage Economy Background Support system is our most economical way to support paper or lightweight cloth backgrounds up to 9.5' in width, to a maximum height of 7.75'.

This system is best suited for occasional use.

Economical and easy to set up.
Lightweight. Add a travel case of your choice for transport or storage.
Maximum Height 8'
Minimum Height ~6'
Closed Length 6'
Maximum Width 9' 7"
Minimum Width ~54"
Weight 10.75 lbs (4.9 kg)
Savage Economy Background Support (9.5' Width)
  • 2- 8' black aluminum stands
  • 1- 9.5' sectioned crossbar
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    SavageEconomy Background Support (9.5' Width)
     
    3.7

    (based on 20 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    74%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (6)
    • Easy to use (5)
    • Quick setup (5)
    • Portable (3)

    Cons

    • Flimsy (6)

    Best Uses

    • Indoors (8)
    • General purpose (5)
    • Portraits (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (8)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Exactly what I was looking for

    I bought this product because I was looking for an inexpensive backdrop support to use for a videoblog my company is preparing to launch. We were setting up a home studio, so we needed...Read complete review

    I bought this product because I was looking for an inexpensive backdrop support to use for a videoblog my company is preparing to launch. We were setting up a home studio, so we needed flexibility, easy setup, and durability.
    This product fit the bill perfectly on all three fronts. It also stores easily. I like the fact that it expands or contracts depending on how much background we actually need or have space for.
    A very good value for my money!

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Good depending on budget and situation

    Im starting a photo n video studio. Reading scott kelbys books brought me to think about this option. he recommeds to buy this stand with seamless paper. Nonetheless, I noticed afterwards that he...Read complete review

    Im starting a photo n video studio. Reading scott kelbys books brought me to think about this option. he recommeds to buy this stand with seamless paper. Nonetheless, I noticed afterwards that he actually does not use it in his photos! well, he appears to shoot in a studio where the walls are either painted or have white paper on it. Now, I am considering to do so my self, because I am not really thinking about using many different backgrounds. Just white and a greenscreen. And I must tell you putting the seamless paper (worse the greenscreen) is a pain in the a""! ... cause you got to be very carefull so it looks seamless!
    One problem I found about this product (same for the seamless paper) is that it has no instructions. To place the stand was no problem, but I would like it to instruct you on the right way to put the seamless paper or other backgrounds for that matter!

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    3.0

    It gets the job done at least

    By Maddie

    from Savannah, GA

    About Me Photography Student

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Quick Setup
    • Works

    Cons

    • Flimsy
    • Poorly built
    • Weak

    Best Uses

    • Indoors
    • Portraits

    Comments about Savage Economy Background Support (9.5' Width):

    I bought it to work on a body of work for my class so that I didn't have to keep carrying my seamless back and forth to the studio and to be able to work whenever I want without fighting for equipment. The stands are kind of weak; they flop around when you fold the stand up to store and don't stay in place if not on the ground, so be careful when you bump into it.
    My main problem is the pegs at the top of the stands. The stand came with thick plastic around the pegs that you use to hold the background support in place. I unscrewed the one out because the plastic was inside the stand then and the part that you screw the peg into in the stand fell right down inside the tube and I still haven't been able to get it out. So, I had to tape the peg on to make sure it will stay in place.
    It also doesn't come with instructions, which would have helped me learn how to raise and keep the rods on the stands extended. You have to use the wire pinchers on the stands and squeeze them together when lifting the poles and then keeping them at the bottom to hold them up.
    Other than that, it has worked fine for me and I am able to keep getting my work done.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Good support

    By Daniel

    from Richmond, VA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Long-Lasting
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Outdoors
      • Portraits

      Comments about Savage Economy Background Support (9.5' Width):

      Works great even with heavyweighted backgrounds.

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      • No

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      4.0

      it was free!

      By photonut

      from new jersey

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Flimsy

      Best Uses

      • Indoors
      • Portraits

      Comments about Savage Economy Background Support (9.5' Width):

      a little flimsy but great for an extra stand to add additional backdrop ability to my studio...It was free so Im thrilled...I wouldn't want to pay much for it.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Affordable Quality

      By picturecrazy

      from Midwest

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Savage Economy Background Support (9.5' Width):

          The quality is better than I expected. I'm very pleased.

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          • No

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          1.0

          Don't waste your time or money

          By VL

          from new york

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Flimsy
            • Poor Quality

            Best Uses

              Comments about Savage Economy Background Support (9.5' Width):

              I wasn't expecting it to be a professional level stand at this price. I'm a photography student and I live in a small apartment so I was looking for something smaller and in my budget. It arrived broken because B&H poorly shipped it in the box it comes in with no other packaging or protection. The stand itself was broken, one of the legs was loose causing it to stand lopsided and render it useless. It is so flimsy I don't see how it could have held a roll of anything weighing more than aluminum foil. I wouldn't have trusted it or kept it if it didn't arrive broken. I returned it for a refund.
              I just tape my background paper to the wall for now it's a better solution than risking this falling on my model..

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              • No

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              4.0

              Very Useful

              By Hannah Rae

              from Oregon

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Flimsy

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Indoors

                Comments about Savage Economy Background Support (9.5' Width):

                I find that this background support is very useful for photographers who are either starting out or are getting more and more professional. The adjustable height and width make this perfect for moving around from place to place. Very portable. Be careful, it can be a little flimsy. Make sure not to trip on it.

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                2.0

                Not a bad place to start

                By ToddO

                from New York, NY

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • inexpensive

                Cons

                • Flimsy

                Best Uses

                • Indoors

                Comments about Savage Economy Background Support (9.5' Width):

                I needed a background & stand quick for a project and tried to get it on the cheap; this stand and a roll of paper fit the bill.

                You need to be careful when setting this up as it it somewhat unstable; the base is narrow and there is nowhere to add sandbags. Also, for storage and transport purposes this does not collapse down to a small dimension - at its smallest it is still ~5' long.

                With that said this has served me well supporting paper & fabric backgrounds in my makeshift studio

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                • No

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                5.0

                It Works

                By mariner

                from Monroe Twp, NJ

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors

                  Comments about Savage Economy Background Support (9.5' Width):

                  Works as advertised with Black paper. An inexpensive solution

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                  • No

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                  3.0

                  Background Support

                  By kg

                  from South Carolina

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attach Securely
                  • Good Color Value
                  • Long-Lasting

                  Cons

                  • Flimsy
                  • Weak

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use

                  Comments about Savage Economy Background Support (9.5' Width):

                  If you are looking to keep the price down this is the way to go. I am a beginner in photography and want to try somethings. The background support did what I wanted it to do but, it is not sturdy at at all. even with it being fully assembled the smallest bump will make it swing scarcely. There are no other issues I found besides this one.

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                  5.0

                  Exactly what I was looking for

                  By Doug - budding Vidoeblogger

                  from Williamston, MI

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy to set up
                  • Good value

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use
                    • Indoors

                    Comments about Savage Economy Background Support (9.5' Width):

                    I bought this product because I was looking for an inexpensive backdrop support to use for a videoblog my company is preparing to launch. We were setting up a home studio, so we needed flexibility, easy setup, and durability.
                    This product fit the bill perfectly on all three fronts. It also stores easily. I like the fact that it expands or contracts depending on how much background we actually need or have space for.
                    A very good value for my money!

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                    5.0

                    Great Support!

                    By Photo Gal

                    from Detroit, Mi

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attach Securely
                    • Durable
                    • Good Color Value

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Indoors

                      Comments about Savage Economy Background Support (9.5' Width):

                      I was very pleased when the Economy Background Support arrived. It was easy to assemble and easy to store after I used it. Being a woman of small frame I really appreciated the fact that I could set the stand up, and adjust it on my own. It's great for using in a small space (my living room). It works well with paper or a lightweight backdrop.

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                      5.0

                      Great for the money!

                      By Mike

                      from Santa Barbara, Ca

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use
                        • Indoors

                        Comments about Savage Economy Background Support (9.5' Width):

                        I use this product practically everyday. It's great quality for the price and the dimensions are perfect for what i shoot. can't find any stand with these dimensions for this price without it being used.

                        the only thing i'd change is the mechanism that holds the stand height.

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                        4.0

                        Get's the job done

                        By Myles' Mum

                        from Boston, Massachusetts

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to use

                        Cons

                        • Wobbly

                        Best Uses

                        • in home

                        Comments about Savage Economy Background Support (9.5' Width):

                        The Savage Economy Background Support system has been just right for creating the perfect backdrop for my photos. I love how easy it is to adjust the height, even when you're on a roll taking shots. Tends to be a tad wobbly sometimes but not terrible. Overall it's been great! I would definately recommend this product.

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                        1.0

                        Very flimsy

                        By kb

                        from maryland

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Inexpensive

                        Cons

                        • Flimsy unstable
                        • Not easily adijusted

                        Best Uses

                        • Very lightweight drops

                        Comments about Savage Economy Background Support (9.5' Width):

                        I found this to be very flimsy. There are not the screw-in knobs to adjust the height, just these little wire pins. No way to adjust the footprint of the stands. One of the legs of mine was too loose and went out further than the rest, making the whole stand sit crooked, thus making the entire thing unstable. I would never use this with a client as it seems VERY easy to get off balance and tip over. Cross bar sags in the middle when totally extended.

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                        3.0

                        poor quality

                        By Meg

                        from Albany, NY

                        About Me Experienced

                        Pros

                        • Portable
                        • Quick Setup

                        Cons

                        • Does Not Work

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Savage Economy Background Support (9.5' Width):

                          When I ordered this support system the pole that holds the seamless paper was stuck and wouldn't extend to the maximum width to fit a full seamless. I sent it back and exchanged it for the same system and the second time I received it the extension for the stand was stuck. Not only do the poles get stuck the stands seem very flimsy when holding the weight of the full seamless.

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                          3.0

                          Economy Background Support by Savage

                          By ri

                          from LI, NY

                          About Me Novice

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                            • Bulky

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Savage Economy Background Support (9.5' Width):

                              great for beginner - I wish it was smaller - compact for storage but it does its job.

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                              4.0

                              Good for those starting out...

                              By daphodil

                              from albemarle, nc

                              About Me Experienced

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Portable
                              • Quick Setup

                              Cons

                              • Could be more sturdy

                              Best Uses

                              • Good Starter System

                              Comments about Savage Economy Background Support (9.5' Width):

                              I'm new to studio photography and recently purchased this as my "starter" background support system. It does exactly what I need it to do, although it could be a little sturdier. Working with constantly moving children will make you a bit nervous! All in all, a great starter stand and very portable for those who need that. Worth the $$$

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                              4.0

                              Great value for the money

                              By JLS

                              from Spring Lake, Michigan

                              About Me Novice

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Portable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Savage Economy Background Support (9.5' Width):

                                  This is a great product for the low price. It is quick and easy to raise and lower. It is a little tricky to put a paper roll on by yourself, but with someone helping you, it is very easy. Folds down and takes just a long, skinny area to store.

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                                  (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  3.0

                                  Good depending on budget and situation

                                  By Xatruch

                                  from LatinAmerica

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Not expensive
                                  • Quick Setup

                                  Cons

                                  • No instructions

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Photography I hope

                                  Comments about Savage Economy Background Support (9.5' Width):

                                  Im starting a photo n video studio. Reading scott kelbys books brought me to think about this option. he recommeds to buy this stand with seamless paper. Nonetheless, I noticed afterwards that he actually does not use it in his photos! well, he appears to shoot in a studio where the walls are either painted or have white paper on it. Now, I am considering to do so my self, because I am not really thinking about using many different backgrounds. Just white and a greenscreen. And I must tell you putting the seamless paper (worse the greenscreen) is a pain in the a""! ... cause you got to be very carefull so it looks seamless!
                                  One problem I found about this product (same for the seamless paper) is that it has no instructions. To place the stand was no problem, but I would like it to instruct you on the right way to put the seamless paper or other backgrounds for that matter!

                                  Share this review

                                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Works great...

                                  By Krista

                                  from Wisconsin

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Quick Setup

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Savage Economy Background Support (9.5' Width):

                                      For the price, it does what it should. Although, I cannot raise mine to the full 8’ [...] It works great though at 4 feet!

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