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Polaroid Photo Studio Kit

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Product Highlights

  • 2- High-output Lights, 120V
  • 4- Colored Backdrops
  • 1- Tripod Stand
  • 3- 16" Diffuser Screens
  • Nylon Tote Bag
  • Great for eCommerce
  • 16 x 16" Shooting Area
  • Daylight Balanced MR-16 Lamps
  • Sets up in 1 Minute
  • Only 6.0 lb
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You Pay: $45.99

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What looks like a briefcase, travels in carry-on and weighs only 6.0 pounds? Believe it or not the answer is - a photo studio. The Polaroid Photo Studio Kit comes in a case measuring 17 x 16 x 3.5" with an ingenious design feature - the case is the studio.

It goes like this. The outside of the case has 3 pockets containing two 20W daylight-balanced quartz flood lights with built-in 10" stands concealing nifty legs that pop out of the stand column. Remove them and set them up - it takes seconds. Remove the camera base. It has a 10-17" range and is topped with a mini ball head with a 1/4"-20 camera mounting screw. You're now ready to open the portfolio-type case and lay it flat. Three captive 16 x 16" diffusion panels pop up from back of the case which now serves as your shooting base. Black, royal blue, red and white 16 x30" backdrops are included in the kit. Choose one, place the lights a few inches from the diffusion material and you're ready to shoot. It literally takes a minute to set up or break down the Photo Studio, so you can be on your way to photograph another item while others are still fiddling with their equipment.

Multi-Use
The Photo Studio Kit is ideal for ecommerce, insurance or appraisal shots or jewelry and other objects d'art
Material Case: nylon
Diffusers and background: polyester
Closure Touch-fastener and 2 clip-locks
Light Source 2x 20W Fixtures (polarized 2-prong US plug) and MR-16 lamps
Cable 74" (1.9 m) each light
Color Balance Daylight
Dimensions Closed case: 17 x 16 x 3.5" (43.2 x 40.6 x 9.0 cm)
Open shooting area: 10 x 10" (25.4 x 25.4 cm)
Camera stand: 10 - 17" (25.4 x 43.2 cm) range
Mount: 1/4"-20 camera screw on mini ball head
Backdrop size: 16 x 30" (40.6 x 76.2 cm)
Each light: 6.0 x 3.75" (15.2 x 9.5 cm)
Lamp head diameter: 2.5" (6.35 cm)
Weight Kit weight: 6.0 lb (2.7 kg)
Polaroid Photo Studio Kit
  • 2 x High Output Lights with Lamps, Power Cords and Built-in Stands
  • 4 x Backdrops (Black, Royal Blue, Red, White)
  • Camera Stand
  • 3 x Diffuser Screens (16 x 16")
  • Nylon Tote Bag
  • 1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    PolaroidPhoto Studio Kit
     
    4.3

    (based on 72 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (32)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (30)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (56)
    • Durable (30)
    • Good color value (20)
    • Attaches securely (13)
    • Good power output (10)

    Cons

    • Runs hot (12)
    • Weak (7)
    • Flimsy (5)

    Best Uses

    • Indoors (39)
    • General purpose (24)
    • Low light (15)
    • Night time (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (22), Semi-pro photographer (22), Casual photographer (15), Pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (62), Yes (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Good value

    I purchased this for a last minute jewelry shoot. I didn't want to drop a ton of cash and took a chance on it. I was not disappointed. Given the low price this...Read complete review

    I purchased this for a last minute jewelry shoot. I didn't want to drop a ton of cash and took a chance on it. I was not disappointed. Given the low price this kit is surprisingly nice.The pros: The outer case is very sturdy and quickly folds up for easy transport. The velcro backgrounds swap out with ease. It comes with blue, red, white and black backgrounds. I liked that the front is completely open and the sides swivel away easily allowing me to swap out products from the front rather than top.The cons: The included light stand is unusable for professional cameras. I tossed it in the trash and used my standard tripod. The empty space from the tossed stand in the carry case was handy for extra bulbs and an extension cord. The lights get VERY hot and are hard to adjust without getting burned. There was no information included about the bulbs. I had to pull one out to discover they are GU10 50 watt halogen bulbs that can be purchased inexpensively. The light output was less than I expected but easily remedied with the right camera settings.This kit should work well for most products. For jewelry shoots I recommend adding a diamond dazzler bulb in front to give the jewels extra sparkle but I didn't have time to get one and made due with just this kit. I used a clear acylic scrapbooking sheet (purchased at craft store) on top of the background to add a reflection to the product.Overall, a good product.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Tabletop light box

    Shopping around, Polaroid does offer the same kit but without the lights for $10 less in other stores online. For us, this was the deal-maker and very excited to use it for macro...Read complete review

    Shopping around, Polaroid does offer the same kit but without the lights for $10 less in other stores online. For us, this was the deal-maker and very excited to use it for macro product photography.

    Pros:
    -inexpensive and good value.

    -Simple set-up and it also comes with four backdrops. Everything folds up cleanly in portable carry case.

    So here are the borderline issues:
    -the lights run extremely hot and give off that heated electrical odor over time. It's a little unsettling and I may use ordinary full-spectrum spot lights instead.

    -the camera stand or more specifically, the camera stand ball-joint, is absolutely useless and cannot support the full weight of a DSLR. Only good for a small point & shoot. I would jerry-rig it with a more sturdy ball joint because the base is quite solid.

    -of course, the backdrops are folded and the creases show up in the photos. Recommend to steam iron them out before use.

    Overall, would recommend this to folks who want the convenience of a turn-key light box. I suspect that handy/DIY photographers will find the minuses a deal-breaker. More likely over time, folks could see themselves returning this.

    I'm on the fence so I can't fully recommend it yay or nay until I use it for a couple of weeks.

    Reviewed by 72 customers

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    5.0

    Fantastic Portable Mini Studio!

    By onetrackmolly

    from Ohio

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Powerful Output
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Internet Sales
      • Jewelry

      Comments about Polaroid Photo Studio Kit:

      This is a great addition to my kit! Super easy and quick to set up, and it takes up so little space! The light output is much brighter than I expected, and the size is perfect for shooting jewelry. As with all my purchases from B&H, I am very satisfied. My shipments always arrive fast and in perfect condition! Thanks B&H! This thing is great!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      This is my first lightbox purchase

      By Ladybug

      from Kentucky

      Comments about Polaroid Photo Studio Kit:

      Although this is my first lightbox , I am pleased with how easy it is to set up and how convenient it is to transport . Thus far I've experienced no problems. For the price I don't think you'll get much better .

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      5.0

      A wonderful kit for experiential ed.

      By Yoni

      from West Hills

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use

        Comments about Polaroid Photo Studio Kit:

        I bought the kit for my students to create short videos with voice over.

        The students use their own iPhones and Lego or Play-dow to create their text interpretation, capture the images frame by frame and then use Lego Video Maker to put it all together including their own voice over.

        Since we started to use this kit, my students have been uploading their short videos onto youtube and got lots of hits!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Just what I needed

        By doc

        from Chesterfield, MO

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Complete With Lights
        • Durable
        • Easy set up
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Not Very Strong Construct

        Best Uses

        • Indoors

        Comments about Polaroid Photo Studio Kit:

        Excellent set-up to photograph items for e-commerce (@, etc). Easy to set-up and use and relatively inexpensive. B&H free shipping and very good price make the purchase a no-brainer.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Pretty much what I expected.

        By Sarah

        from Boonton, NJ

        Comments about Polaroid Photo Studio Kit:

        The bag this comes with to pack everything up in is wonderful. The tripod is essentially useless but I expected that. The lights are not nearly as bright as I had hoped. The diffusers are great. I didn't use the wrinkled cloth that came with it for a backdrop but instead used a piece of white acrylic for some jewelry product shots. It serves it's purpose and is conveniently stored in the bag it came with. I would say it was probably worth what I paid.

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        4.0

        Very useful portable mini studio

        By Horacio Frende

        from Buenos Aires, Argentina

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors
          • Low Light

          Comments about Polaroid Photo Studio Kit:

          I'm recently started in the world of macro photography. I find on it all I need, since it includes two sets of portable lights, differents backgrounds and also a stand for the camera (wich I wont use, since it doesnt support my 5D. Good set to begin with as a first step for futures upgrades. Also comes all toghether in a very well organized briefcase.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Good value

          By Mark

          from Aubrey, TX

          Comments about Polaroid Photo Studio Kit:

          I really like this kit. It comes with everything you need. I was a little skeptical but the photos I take are better than anything I've tried, except the softboxes and strobes that I lost in a house fire, and those cost ten times as much and were a lot harder to set up. Serves my purpose well.

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          3.0

          It's ok for the money

          By David Hebert

          from uSA

          Comments about Polaroid Photo Studio Kit:

          The lights that come with this kit aren't too great, and the insert that you place your subject on is mediocre. But for the money it's nice and compact and gets the job done.

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          4.0

          Excellent product, good value for the mo

          By Gonzalo the jeweller

          from New York, NY

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Securely
          • Good Color Value
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors
            • Table top

            Comments about Polaroid Photo Studio Kit:

            It's a good table top studio, you may need extra light and in my case, I need a shorter tripod when I want to use the camera with macro.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            great little kit

            By Mad Pete

            from Colorado

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Product photography

              Comments about Polaroid Photo Studio Kit:

              Great for shooting small products for our website. Worked as described as it's very easy to set up and break down.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Even I Can Look Like a Professional

              By Personal Jeweler

              from San Rafael, CA

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Takes Space To Set Up

              Best Uses

              • Close-up

              Comments about Polaroid Photo Studio Kit:

              Taking pictures of my jewelry for my website has always been a challenge and a hassle. Now I have a corner of my studio set up for pictures and I cannot believe how easy it is. I am still experimenting with the lighting but for a complete novice I am thrilled with the results. I got help when I first received the kit and wish there were some instructions/hints included.That is Poloroid, not B&H!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              nice mini studio

              By noutonic

              from bogota. colombia

              Comments about Polaroid Photo Studio Kit:

              Perfect for small products. Good quality for the price

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              3.0

              Nice unit but.........

              By wpop

              from Dunedin, FL

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Color Value
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Only Good For Small Cam
              • Runs Hot

              Best Uses

              • Close-up Photos
              • Indoors

              Comments about Polaroid Photo Studio Kit:

              Set it up and went to lock the shaft and the locking lever broke. There was no instructions on setup. Took some pictures and they came out great.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Easy Set up

              By John T Saunders

              from Phoenix, AZ

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Good Color Value
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Added Different Lighting

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Indoors

              Comments about Polaroid Photo Studio Kit:

              Needed it for a product shoot.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              3.0

              Ok outdoors

              By B

              from Avondale, Arizona

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Harsh Color
              • Weak

              Best Uses

                Comments about Polaroid Photo Studio Kit:

                It's an ok product. I don't have a lot of light in my house. Using the small lights it comes with along with my external large flash I was still lacking enough light. I moved it outside and got much better results.
                I do like how portable it is though.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Compact and Fast Setup

                By Steve Berger Photographic

                from Cincinnati, Ohio

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fast Setup
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors
                  • Low Light
                  • Product

                  Comments about Polaroid Photo Studio Kit:

                  Nothing Spectacular about this item but it does what it says it will do. One of my concerns that wasn't stated int he ad was how much weight will the camera stand hold. I still don't the answer but I bought a table top tri-pod that will hold more thna 3 lbs to be on the safe side. Another word to the wise are the lights. Yes they do get hot and common sense says to give them time to cool down, however I had one of these lights years ago and the bulbs were difficult to replace at that time. I don't know if they still are or not. It would be nice if B&H offered the bulbs in their accessories listing as a help.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Execellant portable studio

                  By robin

                  from Yucca Valley, California

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use

                    Comments about Polaroid Photo Studio Kit:

                    This is a great product for shooting smalls...example: jewelry, crafts etc. Also, nice carrying case making it easy to transport.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Very useful

                    By alpacas

                    from wyoming

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Indoors
                      • Low Light

                      Comments about Polaroid Photo Studio Kit:

                      This is helping me to take better pics of items I'm listing online. Easy to setup. The only down side is the lights get very hot so I had to let them sit out and cool before I could put them back in the case.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Well Worth It!

                      By Dan

                      from Red Bank, NJ

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Runs Hot

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Indoors

                      Comments about Polaroid Photo Studio Kit:

                      Fantastic for the price. Suites the need of a simple place to shoot items.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Love this Product

                      By DRTC

                      from Oklahoma City, OK

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Good Color Value
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Low Light
                        • Products

                        Comments about Polaroid Photo Studio Kit:

                        This is perfect for shooting small products and getting the best shot. We have a small closet we photograph in and it takes up very little room.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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