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InterfitSmall Background Support System (8.2' Width)
 
4.2

(based on 95 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (43)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (39)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (40)
  • Durable (30)
  • Attaches securely (14)
  • Attach securely (14)
  • Portable (12)

Cons

  • Flimsy (18)
  • Weak (8)

Best Uses

  • Indoors (48)
  • General purpose (33)
  • Portraits (30)
  • Outdoor events / games (15)
  • Outdoors (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (32), Pro photographer (18), Photo enthusiast (12), Casual photographer (7), Experienced (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (62)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Very small and light, but not sturdy

You cannot adjust the width of the cross bar in small increments. Instead, it has 3 sections, and you can remove one of the sections to make it shorter. This is bad,...Read complete review

You cannot adjust the width of the cross bar in small increments. Instead, it has 3 sections, and you can remove one of the sections to make it shorter. This is bad, because the width of my background is just longer than 2 sections, yet I don't have space for all 3 sections.

I hate the mechanism for hooking up the 3 sections together. The screws are so flimsy, I was afraid that I would strip it using the included hex driver.

Other than that, it's surprisingly small and light, which is good for photographers on the move, and also for storage. The compromise is stability. The two stands bend significantly after I hung up the background. But in the end, it works well for my purpose. I can fit it easily into the trunk of my car, and even used it as a normal light stand, since it's much smaller than my other stands.

The bag is excellent, as it has separate compartments for storing the 2 stands and cross bar so that they don't scratch each others on the move. There's also a nifty little pocket for storing small studio things like background clips.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Excellent product; no instructions

I'm an aspiring photographer, shooting mainly for friends and family. I get the odd professional paid gig and bought this to have at the ready. Set up was very easy and intutive; fortunately...Read complete review

I'm an aspiring photographer, shooting mainly for friends and family. I get the odd professional paid gig and bought this to have at the ready. Set up was very easy and intutive; fortunately so since no instructions came w/ the stand. I did find PDFs on Interfit's site.

I found the piece to be solid enough for easy set up and take down, but probably not so much for hanging a full roll of background paper. I'm using a 5' x 36' roll of seamless white. The carrying bag is very convenient and also looks very sturdy.

I would recommend this to others; it's a great stand for a very good price.

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5.0

Pro results, beginner price

By Bali Joe

from Northern NJ

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Long-Lasting

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors
    • Portraits

    Comments about Interfit Small Background Support System (8.2' Width):

    This setup adjusts both vertically and horizontally. It is the perfect solution for the beginner or pro that wants a seamless background

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    • No

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    5.0

    Lightweight, easy setup

    By Mary Mo

    from Northern Kentucky

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Indoors
      • Portraits

      Comments about Interfit Small Background Support System (8.2' Width):

      This is a great setup for mobile studio shoots. I use this for my newborn photo sessions, so I don't need a large backdrop. This is just perfect for small setups and lightweight to carry to and from shoots.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Fits anywhere!!!

      By Liz

      from McAllen TX

      Comments about Interfit Small Background Support System (8.2' Width):

      This product got shipped to me super fast, I used it that same day and it was very convenient for me light weight and easy to assemble and put away. I recommend it to any photography starters

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      4.0

      Not too shabby

      By Madeline

      from Louisiana

      Comments about Interfit Small Background Support System (8.2' Width):

      This stand is easily portable in the bag it came with and quick/easy to set up. I'll admit that it is relatively flimsy, so one may need to be careful when hanging things from it and be aware to not knock it around too much. For my first stand as an amateur, it works well for the price. Easily affordable and gets the job done!

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      5.0

      Love it!!!

      By Sandra

      from Tennessee

      Comments about Interfit Small Background Support System (8.2' Width):

      Great start up set. Sturdy and easy to assemble. Used it with the smaller green screen that comes with the kit (chroma green screen) and it worked fine.

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      5.0

      Great for the price

      By Jim the Runner

      from San Jose, CA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Weak

      Best Uses

      • General Use

      Comments about Interfit Small Background Support System (8.2' Width):

      If you are thinking about buying it, just do it. It's for you and won't be disappointed. Comes in a very handy bag. Easy for travel. Fits in a backseat easily.

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      5.0

      Great Value for Price

      By Sarah C.

      from Brooklyn

      Comments about Interfit Small Background Support System (8.2' Width):

      Needed a last minute backdrop for a trade show at a low price and was delighted to find this awesome number. Super light weight, easy to assemble and take down; it was perfect.

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      4.0

      Good Product

      By Chichi

      from New Jersey

      Comments about Interfit Small Background Support System (8.2' Width):

      This Support system is very good for beginner photographers and is light weight. It comes with a nice carrying bag.

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      4.0

      Suits My Needs

      By PhotoBil

      from Venice, FL

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to assemble
      • inexpensive
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Flimsy

      Best Uses

      • Indoors
      • Portraits

      Comments about Interfit Small Background Support System (8.2' Width):

      Although this is an inexpensive background system, it is perfect for my needs. I use it in my home studio and it is never moved. Under those conditions it performs well. Taking it down and putting it back up on a regular basis is another matter, as it is not all that sturdy.

      If you are not going to gig with this and use it as I do, as a permanent backdrop system, it serves it purpose very well for the price.

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      5.0

      Inexpensive bannner/backdrop for live bands

      By RobbieNuke

      from Baltimore, MD

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Collaspes Smartly
      • Gig Bag Included
      • Lightweight
      • Professional Appearance
      • Value Price Point

      Cons

      • Flimsy
      • Not Most Robust Quality

      Best Uses

      • Banner Or Backdrop
      • Indoors
      • Live Bands

      Comments about Interfit Small Background Support System (8.2' Width):

      1. Purchased this item to use as a banner display for my rock band when in small indoor venues.

      2. System supports the banner with no problems. Banner is heavy weight vinyl 6'(w) x 2.5'(h). Takes 5-10 minutes to set-up w/ banner. All the systems components worked properly, look professional, and B&H offers customer support. Gig bag (included) holds the system as well as the banner and a few other accessories.

      3. System is not robust enough to take rough treatment. May need additional ballast on the tripod bases (ref B&H # GALSR38)

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      4.0

      works well for small spaces and backgrounds

      By Regina

      from Raleigh NC

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Indoors

        Comments about Interfit Small Background Support System (8.2' Width):

        I use this for head shots at work. We have a very small space to do the photos and this works well for this use.

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        3.0

        Easy starting system

        By Lux

        from Pittsburgh, PA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Color Value
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Flimsy

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Indoors
        • Portraits
        • Special Events

        Comments about Interfit Small Background Support System (8.2' Width):

        I like that it is easy to assemble and super light to carry. It compacts into a nice carry system. It does feel flimsy, especially if you're using the system to its max height and width. I would recommend a sturdier base or a couple sand bags. It's my first backdrop stand, so i can't complain about the price or the quality. Great starter system to get off the ground.

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        4.0

        The perfect setup for a home studio

        By Vp fotos

        from Brooklyn

        Comments about Interfit Small Background Support System (8.2' Width):

        This interfit background support system is really a great deal for what you get. It extends to 8.2 feet but you can use two segments and make it smaller for use with 4 foot seamless. I wouldn't expect to use it on high foot traffic locations.

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        4.0

        backdrop stand/quilt stand - great size!

        By Lynne

        from East Lansing, Michigan

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Interfit Small Background Support System (8.2' Width):

            We use this a photo backdrop stand, but also to display quilts and other large flat textiles. Its slightly smaller and lighter than others we have, so for that reason, easier to transport and set up. It's sturdy and lightweight. We love it!

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            3.0

            You get what you pay for

            By Pita

            from USA

            Comments about Interfit Small Background Support System (8.2' Width):

            Its a bit flimsy, it works great for paper and thin backgrounds.

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            4.0

            What I needed

            By PhotoMom

            from Oley, PA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Securely
            • Durable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Interfit Small Background Support System (8.2' Width):

                This was perfect for what I was looking for. I needed something that was light weight and easy to transport and take down and put back up on a weekly basis.

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                4.0

                Inexpensive and useful

                By Twogiants

                from Lexington, KY

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Needs Sandbags

                Best Uses

                • Indoors

                Comments about Interfit Small Background Support System (8.2' Width):

                Easy to use, easy to carry around, could be a bit sturdier but for the price is fine!

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                5.0

                Nice little system

                By Camper

                from Baltimore

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Color Value
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Interfit Small Background Support System (8.2' Width):

                  Nice little backdrop holder for the occassional headshot.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Pretty good

                  By cool friend

                  from Virginia Beach, VA

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Questionable Hardware

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use

                  Comments about Interfit Small Background Support System (8.2' Width):

                  The hardware is a little questionable, and I was forced to switch and mix and match until I found some that made contact with the bolt to keep the leg height tight. If this didn't work, a really quick trip to the hardware store would have solved this. It holds up a backdrop better than a dining room cabinet.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Good for the price

                  By OnTarget

                  from Florida

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Cheap
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Flimsy

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Interfit Small Background Support System (8.2' Width):

                  Good for small spaces or a just starting studio on a budget. Is rather flimsy but serves the purpose. Goes up and down quick and highly portable.

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