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Westcott5x6' Collapsible 2-in-1 Muslin Background - Black/White
 
4.6

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (8)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Good color value (5)
  • Attach securely (4)
  • Long-lasting (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Indoors (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (5), Experienced (3), Semi-pro photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9)

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4.0

Pretty good

By Ralph

from NYC

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Artificial Lighting
    • Photography
    • Portraits
    • Strobe Lighting

    Comments about Westcott 5x6' Collapsible 2-in-1 Muslin Background - Black/White:

    The black is nice and black and the white side is nice and bright.

    Knocking a star of because the black aide has a faded brown patch and the whole thing is a but floppy, even on westcots background stand

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    5.0

    Very useful for location shoots

    By Joe

    from Exton, PA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Good Color Value
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors
      • Portraits
      • Special Events

      Comments about Westcott 5x6' Collapsible 2-in-1 Muslin Background - Black/White:

      Used at a hair salon for head shots. It worked well when used with a light stand for support.

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      5.0

      Good Portable

      By Redheaded Ninja

      from Central PA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attach Securely
      • Durable
      • Long-Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors
        • Special Events

        Comments about Westcott 5x6' Collapsible 2-in-1 Muslin Background - Black/White:

        It's a pain to close, but a great portable backdrop.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Good quality

        By Chris

        from Dubai, UAE

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Westcott 5x6' Collapsible 2-in-1 Muslin Background - Black/White:

            Good quality material, comes in plastic case to protect. Easy enough to open and collapse. I worry that the materal will get dirty but thats not the products fault.
            Will come in handy for portraits

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            4.0

            Useful!

            By Poly Woly

            from Bethesda, MD

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors

              Comments about Westcott 5x6' Collapsible 2-in-1 Muslin Background - Black/White:

              It's great. It's compact and the results look professional. It is a bit difficult to fold it at first (the video demonstration on the Westcott website is definitely not the greatest). The white side could be whiter - it is sheer so the black on the other side shows through. There were some white markings on the black side that wouldn't come off - 1 star off for that.

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              5.0

              Glad I finally bought this...Muslin?

              By marco

              from atlanta

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Westcott 5x6' Collapsible 2-in-1 Muslin Background - Black/White:

              We have an assortment of collapsible backdrops, never wanted to pay for white/black, drug out papers rolls, double stands, crosspole when needed. So glad I'm done with that, at least for headshots. Also, I would say this is not muslin, happy that it's not. Material is similar to other Westcott two sided collapsibles, some stretch to it. Wrinkles are minimal.

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              5.0

              DOES A GREAT JOB

              By Terry

              from Overland Park, Kansas

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attach Securely
              • Durable
              • Good Color Value
              • Long-Lasting
              • Perfect size
              • Powerful

              Cons

              • NONE

              Best Uses

              • Indoors
              • Low Light

              Comments about Westcott 5x6' Collapsible 2-in-1 Muslin Background - Black/White:

              The background is perfect for small areas. I use it for portraiture in a small studio set-up. It is easy to store and does a great job .

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              • No

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              5.0

              Useful and Convenient

              By Ken Bennett

              from Winston-Salem, NC

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy to set up
              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Individual Head Shots
                • On Location

                Comments about Westcott 5x6' Collapsible 2-in-1 Muslin Background - Black/White:

                I shoot a lot of portraits using either a white or black seamless or muslin backdrop in the studio. (These portraits are used by our graphic designers for specific publications.) This reversible backdrop makes it a lot easier to shoot on location. It's much more portable and easier to set up than a 9-foot seamless, and it's large enough for individual head-and-shoulders photos without feeling too cramped. The background folds into a small package for easy transport. It can be suspended from a single light stand with an A-clamp.

                The white side is very smooth and even, and I can adjust the final tone by how I light it. The black side is a matte finish and so it eats up light pretty well, thus staying black. Still, you have to be careful to flag your lights if you want the background to be completely black in the final image.

                I have another version of this backdrop with a painted neutral gray fabric, and have been using it for several years, so I expect this will last a while.

                Re-folding the background takes some practice, so make sure you do so before letting a client see you try. Also, because it has two layers of fabric, it's heavier than I expected -- this means it won't stand up by itself, but needs to be hung from a light stand.

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                5.0

                Perfect Background for head shots

                By Portrait Photographer

                from Seattle,WA

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attach Securely
                • Good Color Value
                • Powerful

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors

                  Comments about Westcott 5x6' Collapsible 2-in-1 Muslin Background - Black/White:

                  Perfect black. Material quality is amazing. Easy to handle. Having considered competing products, I am glad I chose this even though it is $$$. This one will last for a long time. Worth the money. Did the first corporate shoot with this background and couldn't be more happier. Go for it.

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                  5.0

                  Just what I was looking for

                  By PetGuy1

                  from Carlsbad, CA

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Good Color Value
                  • Long-Lasting

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors

                    Comments about Westcott 5x6' Collapsible 2-in-1 Muslin Background - Black/White:

                    Perfect white and black backgrounds.

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                    4.0

                    Good Piece of Gear.

                    By Brad

                    from Clarenville, NL

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attach Securely
                    • Durable
                    • Good Color Value
                    • Long-Lasting
                    • Powerful

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors

                      Comments about Westcott 5x6' Collapsible 2-in-1 Muslin Background - Black/White:

                      This is nearly wrinkle-free. The black side has so far provided a dense and nondescript darkness for one portrait session. It makes a tough, tight fit to get into the clips of my Lastolite backdrop stand; I wonder how it might have fitted Westcott's own brandname stand. The fabric is very soft and at all like the plasticized surface of my EZYBalance card, so I wonder if it will be hard to get clean when the time comes. But perhaps this is the better surface anyway. For the price the carrying case could have been better -- I really can foresee that giving out within a year or so.

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                      5.0

                      I'm really glad I bought this.

                      By Heratch

                      from Waltham, MA

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Portable
                      • Quick Setup

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Headshots

                      Comments about Westcott 5x6' Collapsible 2-in-1 Muslin Background - Black/White:

                      This is the third such collapsible double sided Wescott background I own and they're all well worth the money.
                      Easy to set up and use. It can be hung on a stand or propped up against something else. The Black side stays very dark without having to use a gobo and the White side is adequately light.
                      It's big enough to use with one or two people for headshots or maybe for video shoots.
                      Very well constructed. One caution: Learn to fold it according to the supplied instructions and you'll never have a problem with it.

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                      4.0

                      Nice piece of gear

                      By Photo Joe

                      from Schenectady, NY

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Improves Performance
                      • Portable
                      • Quick Setup

                      Cons

                      • Cheap carry case

                      Best Uses

                      • Background-Bounce-Flag

                      Comments about Westcott 5x6' Collapsible 2-in-1 Muslin Background - Black/White:

                      This thing is huge and when collapsed it is still pretty big. Comes in a cheap plastic case which is why I gave it only 4 stars. For such an expensive item I would have appreciated a nicer carry case. Still, it is good quality and a great tool to have.

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                      4.0

                      Great Idea

                      By Catherine

                      from Perkins, OK

                      About Me Novice

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Portable
                      • Quick Setup

                      Cons

                      • Putting up is a problem

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Westcott 5x6' Collapsible 2-in-1 Muslin Background - Black/White:

                        This is a great product! Since backgrounds have been a problem for me, I ordered this product to upgrade my pictures. It is just great to set up, and fast! My only complaint would be the struggle that I have to get it into the shape to put back in the bag to store.

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                        5.0

                        Very convenient

                        By Steve

                        from Trabuco Canyon, CA

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Portable
                        • Quick Setup

                        Cons

                        • None

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Westcott 5x6' Collapsible 2-in-1 Muslin Background - Black/White:

                          This is a great addition to a photographer who does head and shoulder portraits on location. It will accommodate individuals or small groups. Products or other still life can also be shot with this backdrop.

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