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LastoliteHiLite Illuminated White Background (6 x 7')
 
4.6

(based on 36 reviews)

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    (26)

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    (9)

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (14)
  • Easy to use (11)
  • Lightweight (8)
  • Good color value (6)
  • Versatile (4)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (3)

Best Uses

  • Portraits (12)
  • Indoors (10)
  • Outdoor events / games (10)
  • General purpose (7)
  • Studio (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (14), Semi-pro photographer (5), Experienced (4), Professional (4), Casual photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (21)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The HiLite is Better than I thought

I've used this for several jobs with great results.
Easy to use, works great with one flash unit inside the Hilite. I use either an old Nikon sb-26, or a...Read complete review

I've used this for several jobs with great results.
Easy to use, works great with one flash unit inside the Hilite. I use either an old Nikon sb-26, or a sb-900 set to optical slave.
Pops up like a charm, set up is a breeze. I strongly suggest looking at the Lastolite videos on folding directions. Once you get the hang of it, it's very easy to fold up and put away. The 6x7 is very manageable. The materials look very durable. My only disappointment is with the carrying case. The zipper tab broke immediately under normal use. However the case itself appears to be well made.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

I used to love this! No more.

I've loved every lastolite product I've purchased, and this was no different, at first. But after 5 months, the fabric yellowed on me like an old newspaper... it is now useless...Read complete review

I've loved every lastolite product I've purchased, and this was no different, at first. But after 5 months, the fabric yellowed on me like an old newspaper... it is now useless in conjunction with other lights. None of my other lastolite products have turned yellow.

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5.0

Impressive images, versatile high-key

By Serhandle

from Sri Lanka

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Fill Flash
    • General Use
    • Portraits

    Comments about Lastolite HiLite Illuminated White Background (6 x 7'):

    I use it for lighting family shots, portraits, wedding pre shoots and at a weddings.
    It travels easily - folding down to an impressively small size. Very easy to put up - can be done in less than a minute once you know what you are doing (two people). Takes a little longer if you are doing it on your own.
    Taking down is a different story. Sometimes I nail it first time, others can take up to 10 minutes. But I am getting better (just have to keep telling myself it is a giant reflector!)

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    1.0

    I used to love this! No more.

    By Rhiner

    from westport, ct

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Reviewer

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      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Lastolite HiLite Illuminated White Background (6 x 7'):

          I've loved every lastolite product I've purchased, and this was no different, at first. But after 5 months, the fabric yellowed on me like an old newspaper... it is now useless in conjunction with other lights. None of my other lastolite products have turned yellow.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Nice product

          By Sobe Girl

          from Miami, FL

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Portable
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Bulky

          Best Uses

          • General Use

          Comments about Lastolite HiLite Illuminated White Background (6 x 7'):

          I am an amateur using this box for in-house video/photo for my business. I do find that creating a high-key background is a little more difficult than I thought it would be, but I'm still experimenting with the backlighting.

          Heads up: The directions say that you need 5 bars to support the box (1 at each corner and 1 at the top to prevent drooping). But the set came with 4 bars only. The website also says that is ships with only 4 bars.

          The top 2 corners have wrinkles from the way that the top of the box droops slghtly, but I hope that those wrinkles will "disappear" once I get the lighting brighter.

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          5.0

          Love this product!

          By Matt Pham

          from Lafayette, CA

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Portraits

          Comments about Lastolite HiLite Illuminated White Background (6 x 7'):

          Every professional photographer would love one of these... not need, but love to have. You can do so much with it. I use it mainly for a back drop for high key lighting but I also use it as a huge soft box. If you put two strobes in it, it will light up 5-6 people easily with a beautiful soft even light. It's one big window. Not cheap but worth it.

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          5.0

          Best investment ever!

          By Darren Francis

          from Singapore

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Portraits

          Comments about Lastolite HiLite Illuminated White Background (6 x 7'):

          I use it for shoots that are onsite.

          Firsly, I'm amazed by the quality of the product and how compact it is during transporatation. Best of all, the results were great.

          My ownly regret is I didn't get the biggest version.

          Do keep in mind that the product is quite heavy. It would be great if they could find a way to make it lighter or provide a better carrying case.

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          5.0

          Great Product!!!!!

          By James J

          from Boca Raton, Fl.

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Lastolite HiLite Illuminated White Background (6 x 7'):

              I use this in my photography and filmmaking business and it is a great softbox that is so easy to use.

              I recommend this to everyone!

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              4.0

              So Awesome!

              By mighty eggplant

              from South Jersey, NJ

              About Me Pro Photographer

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Good Color Value
              • Powerful

              Cons

              • Get's Dirty Easier

              Best Uses

              • Portraits
              • Special Events

              Comments about Lastolite HiLite Illuminated White Background (6 x 7'):

              Makes Traveling with a White & Black backdrop Easy! Love it, and it does a phenomenal job with producing a very high-contrast white background! My only con is that it is difficult to keep clean, and marks will show if you are not careful. Other than that, it's a near-perfect product!

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              4.0

              Amazing but hard to close!

              By photoboothgirl

              from New York, NY

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Good Color Value
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • A bit flimsy
              • Slouch
              • Weak

              Best Uses

              • Indoors
              • Low Light
              • Night Time
              • Outdoors
              • Portraits
              • Special Events

              Comments about Lastolite HiLite Illuminated White Background (6 x 7'):

              I use this lastolite as a white background. I put in the Alien Bees 800 lights in them and it creates a wrinkle free pure white background.Now, after using this for several times in 4 years, it loses the flexibility to closes OR STAND UP STRAIGHT.This is something that needs to be placed in a studio and stay up in a studio. If you open and close it often, it will lose its flexibility and would not STAND big and tall. It will slouch. I didn't use mine often so I guess the make or quality is not all that...However, it's light once you open it up and movable. Closing it is a whole different review. You need to watch the video 5 times so it would become easy to close.Oh, I only paid $ for this. Wait for a promotion and save $200 bucks.

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              4.0

              Why didn't I buy it sooner!

              By André

              from Washington, DC

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Good Color Value
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Hard To Re-fold

              Best Uses

              • Indoors
              • Portraits

              Comments about Lastolite HiLite Illuminated White Background (6 x 7'):

              I have used the Lastolite HiLite to creat perfect high key photographes. The HiLite gave me great high key performance/lighting whether I used one strobe or two. I completed a personal project photographying silhouettes and the HiLite made completeing this project fast and simple. The set-up is extremely easy however, the re-folding of the HiLite can be challenging.

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              5.0

              Love it!

              By Cesar Andre Digital Studio

              from San Diego CA.

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Securely
              • Good Color Value
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Gets Dirty

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Indoors
              • Portraits

              Comments about Lastolite HiLite Illuminated White Background (6 x 7'):

              I really like this back ground, I can fold it by my self and it easy to get around with. One thing to keep in mind is that it will get dirty because you need to lay it on the ground a lot, just use a damp microfiber cloth and you will be fine.

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              5.0

              Wonderfully construcred

              By Charlesson

              from Minneapolis, mn

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Securely
              • Solid

              Cons

              • Not Having One

              Best Uses

                Comments about Lastolite HiLite Illuminated White Background (6 x 7'):

                Lastolite nails another piece of great gear. Have fun with this .... I know I am. Worth the hard earned dollars and cents. Well, mostly dollars...but so glad I added it to the equipment choices.

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                5.0

                Great product!

                By jbinbg

                from Bowling Green, KY

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

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                  Cons

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                      Comments about Lastolite HiLite Illuminated White Background (6 x 7'):

                      This product does everything it was advertised to do. Easy to set-up and break down (takes me less than 2 minutes), and the results with a single flash are excellent.

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                      5.0

                      Great!

                      By NEto

                      from San Antonio, Texas

                      About Me Photography Student

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors

                        Comments about Lastolite HiLite Illuminated White Background (6 x 7'):

                        Great product!

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                        4.0

                        Great for Locations

                        By keithtrumbo

                        from NYC

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Lastolite HiLite Illuminated White Background (6 x 7'):

                            Great alternative/choice which can be either a background or light bank.
                            Suggestion to manufacturer......use white web stitching around the outer edges instead of black...every bit helps.

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                            5.0

                            Super cool tool!

                            By Tommy C

                            from Denver, CO

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                            • Weak

                            Best Uses

                            • General Use
                            • Indoors

                            Comments about Lastolite HiLite Illuminated White Background (6 x 7'):

                            This is a very cool tool for any pro to add to their arsenal of light modifiers. I have been using this mostly as a large soft box as opposed to a high-key background but I've definitely tried it out as a background and it works great for both applications. Setup and breakdown is pretty simple and easy. I can do it by myself without any extra hands or help so that is pretty nice. The quality of light it produces is very even and soft and BEAUTIFUL!

                            I don't have any complaints really but if I did I would only say that the material on the front of the panel where the bounced light comes from is pretty thick so I have to crank up my strobes pretty high to get bright enough light out of it for the photo I've been shooting. Not a super huge deal though. Would still highly recommend this to anyone.

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                            5.0

                            I have made the right decision..

                            By Abdullah

                            from Kuwait

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • It does the work for you

                            Cons

                            • Hard to fold

                            Best Uses

                            • Every event

                            Comments about Lastolite HiLite Illuminated White Background (6 x 7'):

                            I have had to think a lot before buying this as for studio high key photography and thanks god I bought it. I am in love with it as much as my family and friends. I have taken stunning picture with and all of them were amazed. I also use it to take pictures by using it a big softbox. I use it with my Canon Flashlite 580ex II and it works really great. One last thing to say, make sure you watch youtube videos to know how to fold it because I almost broke mine trying to fold it for 30 minutes with no success even after watching the Lastolite's folding video to instruct how to fold it easily but it didnt work for until I have seen other peoples' videos.

                            I am happy with it.

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                            5.0

                            Great

                            By beasty

                            from aus

                            Verified Buyer

                            Comments about Lastolite HiLite Illuminated White Background (6 x 7'):

                            Works good, unfolds great. The only thing I wish was it had strings to go with the sticks...it says you can tie it up in the instructions but I never found them. Maybe it's just me..dunno..but overall a fantastic product

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                            5.0

                            It's like having a very large soft-box

                            By MrEd

                            from Seattle,Wa

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                              • Breaking Hilite down

                              Best Uses

                              • General Use
                              • Indoors
                              • Low Light
                              • Night Time
                              • Outdoors
                              • Special Events

                              Comments about Lastolite HiLite Illuminated White Background (6 x 7'):

                              You can place the subject as close to the background as needed. There are no background shadows. Makes selections easy since there is a crisp cut off between subject and background. Best of all the storage is not a problem since the HiLite is reduced to a small circle. For the person who doesn't have a lot of extra space, but needs a very professional setup the HiLite is the answer.

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                              5.0

                              This product is of very good quality

                              By FBAP

                              from Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Pack
                              • Easy to Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Sports/Action
                                • Studio lighting
                                • Wildlife Photos

                                Comments about Lastolite HiLite Illuminated White Background (6 x 7'):

                                A good product I recommend it to everyone.

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                                5.0

                                Great background

                                By Bill

                                from San Jose, CA

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                • Tricky to fold

                                Best Uses

                                • Portraits

                                Comments about Lastolite HiLite Illuminated White Background (6 x 7'):

                                offers versatility for hi-key, colored, and plain white backgrounds. Still want to try it as a soft box, but see the potential if you have the space.

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