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ImpactCollapsible Background - 5 x 7' (Black/White)
 
4.3

(based on 99 reviews)

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    (49)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (38)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (56)
  • Durable (48)
  • Good color value (33)
  • Easy to use (15)
  • Long-lasting (12)

Cons

  • Difficult to use (3)

Best Uses

  • Portraits (61)
  • Indoors (48)
  • General purpose (28)
  • Outdoor events / games (14)
  • Outdoors (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (31), Semi-pro photographer (30), Photo enthusiast (9), Professional (7), Semi-professional (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (71)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Backdrop - Portable (mostly)

I purchased this to do head shots on location. I had a small speedlight on it to wash out the wrinkles. Subjects stood about 4 - 5 feet in front. No issue with...Read complete review

I purchased this to do head shots on location. I had a small speedlight on it to wash out the wrinkles. Subjects stood about 4 - 5 feet in front. No issue with wrinkles using this set up.

It's light but a little awkward to carry. I took it on the train from NJ to DC. It's too big to pack in a suitcase so I carried it along with other gear. If you're traveling by car, it's not an issue at all.

You'll need to watch the demo video a few times, stopping it as you go, to learn how to fold it but I can do it quickly on the first go now.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

I don't no recommend

The white side is not white. it is almost grey. It have a texture with micro holds were you can see the black side. The fabric is extremely thin.

The white side is not white. it is almost grey. It have a texture with micro holds were you can see the black side. The fabric is extremely thin.

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5.0

Great Travel Headshot Background

By pruittperiodicals

from Smyrna, TN

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attaches Securely
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • NONE

Best Uses

  • Headshots
  • Location shoots
  • Portraits

Comments about Impact Collapsible Background - 5 x 7' (Black/White):

Black on one side White on the other. Folds easily. Velcro ties to mount to background stand or just prop up. Travel bag. Would recommend to anyone traveling to location shoots.

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5.0

Awesome piece of Equiptment

By Ross

from Yonkers, NY

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General Use
    • Portraits

    Comments about Impact Collapsible Background - 5 x 7' (Black/White):

    This is black and white on each side. It folds easily, but if you don't want creases, then don't fold it. A well made piece of equipment.

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    • No

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    4.0

    Collapsible Background

    By Dan

    from San Diego

    About Me Pro Photographer

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    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Takes Practice To Close

    Best Uses

    • General Use
    • Indoors
    • Outdoors
    • Portraits

    Comments about Impact Collapsible Background - 5 x 7' (Black/White):

    I often have to use my portable studio system to do head shots. This means carrying my background stand and backdrops. This background eliminates the need to carry black and white rolls of paper that I may not need. If i have to do a simple headshot for LinkedIn or a website this background works fine. The black cloth absorbs all light and I can get rich images with color against a deep black background. The white side needs to be far enough away in order to blur wrinkles. So, if I am uncertain about the need for a backdrop I just throw this in the car and I'm ready. My next purchase will probably be a collapsible background with two patterns.

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    4.0

    Big but not too big

    By Kcmicki

    from Olathe KS

    Comments about Impact Collapsible Background - 5 x 7' (Black/White):

    I take a lot of pictures on location. This background is relatively light and works perfectly.

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    4.0

    It works; what more do you want?

    By mnm

    from Brooklyn, NY

    About Me Pro Photographer

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    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Portraits

        Comments about Impact Collapsible Background - 5 x 7' (Black/White):

        I use this background for quick corporate portraits when there isn't time or space to set-up a seamless. There's not much to say: it is it what it is and does what it does. It'd be nice if the fabric didn't hold wrinkles so easily, but it is to be expected of any fabric that is twisted and crumpled.

        My preference would always be for seamless paper, but that isn't always possible. The Impact Collapsible background is a fair substitute in a much more portable form factor. It can also do double duty as a large reflector or flag.

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        5.0

        Perfect for on location interviews

        By Morrigu

        from Fresno, CA

        Comments about Impact Collapsible Background - 5 x 7' (Black/White):

        This background is big and easy to use. No need to spend a lot of time trying to steam out wrinkles. The black color is even and dark. The white is even and bright. The background pops open easy and sets up quickly. It can even be propped up against a wall, if necessary. Folding it up takes some practice. It is like folding up a really large sunshade used for car windshields. The background is great for head shots and full body shot... As long as the subjects doesn't move too much.

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        4.0

        This is better than I expected it to be

        By Rich

        from NJ

        About Me Pro Photographer

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        Pros

        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile
        • Versitle

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Indoors
          • Outdoors
          • Portraits

          Comments about Impact Collapsible Background - 5 x 7' (Black/White):

          Talk about an easy solution to the need for a portable background. It's a little tricky to fold up. the white background is actually light gray, and it does wrinkle a bit... but it works amazing well for what it is. Although it is free standing I find it easier to suspend from a support.

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          5.0

          Very Versitile and Portable

          By ButOfCourse

          from Orange County, CA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Good Color Value
          • Lightweight
          • Portable

          Cons

          • Difficult to fold

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Indoors
          • Outdoors
          • Portraits

          Comments about Impact Collapsible Background - 5 x 7' (Black/White):

          This backdrop is great when you're on-the-run or at a fixed location. I love a clean black or white background when taking pics and this single item satisfies both needs. It's sturdy and folds down into a compact size that is easy to travel with and store.

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          4.0

          Background that's Easy to Deploy

          By rushie

          from Colorado

          About Me Pro Photographer

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          Pros

          • Durable
          • inexpensive
          • Light
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Large Pack Size

          Best Uses

          • Indoors
          • Portraits
          • Product

          Comments about Impact Collapsible Background - 5 x 7' (Black/White):

          I needed a quick and light solution for portraiture and product shots. There's absolutely no set up time and the background is large enough for a full body shot, 3/4 or just a headshot. No criticisms really, though the pack up size might be too big to throw on a plane.

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          5.0

          Handy Background

          By AR photographer

          from Arkansas

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Good Color Value
          • Lightweight
          • Long-Lasting
          • Powerful

          Cons

          • Folding It Takes Practice

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Indoors
          • Portraits
          • Small spaces

          Comments about Impact Collapsible Background - 5 x 7' (Black/White):

          The background collapses to store and transport when you want to de-clutter your image and emphasize the subject. It can serve as a reflector. It takes a bit of practice to fold up, but there are videos you can find to teach you how to collapse it. A few tries and it will become second nature. If you have only a small space to work in, this background is particularly handy.

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          5.0

          Great investment

          By RSPhotography

          from Atlanta, GA

          Comments about Impact Collapsible Background - 5 x 7' (Black/White):

          This product was purchased to use in location for corporate headshots. It is the perfect size for such and collapses easily for transport. We have used this product several times in different occasions and have had no issues. A must have for portrait photographers.

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          4.0

          Works as Advertised!

          By 2 Mitts Photog

          from Phoenix, AZ

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

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            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Impact Collapsible Background - 5 x 7' (Black/White):

                The white is slightly off grey in color, but with the correct lighting can be exposed to white very easily. The black exposes as such, and I was pleased at the deep black I was able to achieve with little fuss. One thing I was disappointed about was the lack of the 2nd "hanging loop" on each side of my background. With two loops you could easily hang this from a background cross bar or vertically you could use a light stand or two to mount it upright. With only one loop, though it's possible to use it these ways, it's not nearly as stable. I will be contacting B&H and see if I got a bad one or if their product photo is inaccurate.

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                4.0

                Does the Job and Good Value

                By dotmundo

                from New York City

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Long-Lasting

                Cons

                • Not that portable
                • Slight Wrinkles

                Best Uses

                • Portraits
                • Still Life

                Comments about Impact Collapsible Background - 5 x 7' (Black/White):

                I wanted something that is durable and large enough for me to do experiment with still life portraitures. This does the job well and price was not too outlandish. I read the reviews of cheaper products and was concern that they wrinkled too much. Well to be honest, this does have some wrinkles but I was able to bokeh them out. Otherwise than that I love it. Note that this folds into the size of a large drum cymbal so it's not all that much portable.

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                4.0

                Works fine

                By Mike K

                from Albertville

                Comments about Impact Collapsible Background - 5 x 7' (Black/White):

                Does the job. It's great that it folds up so small. Works good as a big reflector or backdrop.

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                4.0

                Good portable backdrop

                By WS

                from Athens, GA

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Portable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Impact Collapsible Background - 5 x 7' (Black/White):

                    I bought this background to use for location portraits where setting up a full backdrop frame would be impractical, or where I need a very large reflector or shade. It works well for both purposes, but as others have noted it can be a bit floppy when unfolded so plan to use some form of clip or support stand to keep it upright. Construction is good, but there are visible wrinkles when unfolded so be prepared to deal with them as with muslin (keep out of focus or steam out). Overall pleased with the purchase, but make sure you need a background this large before purchasing, because it can be hard to handle.

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                    4.0

                    Works as advertised..

                    By K.Walton

                    from East Orange, NJ

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors
                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Impact Collapsible Background - 5 x 7' (Black/White):

                      Ive used them for professinal head shots so far. The black side is flawless but you must blowout the white side becasue every wrinkle in the background with show up if you dont.

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                      5.0

                      Portable...Fantastic!!

                      By mkratz

                      from clarkesville ga

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Impact Collapsible Background - 5 x 7' (Black/White):

                        Very portable and lightweight. Great product.

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                        5.0

                        Works great!

                        By Vivian-Photo

                        from Mission Viejo, CA.

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Lightweight
                        • Long-Lasting

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors
                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Impact Collapsible Background - 5 x 7' (Black/White):

                          I like using this for headshots. Works well. No problem with wrinkles because I set up the lighting so as not to show wrinkles. I will often place a red or blue gel on my backlight pointed at the black side of this background. I like the quality & it is priced right.

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                          3.0

                          Decent, but tricky

                          By KitKat

                          from New York, NY

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Tricky Assembly

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors

                          Comments about Impact Collapsible Background - 5 x 7' (Black/White):

                          The portability of this background is great. Although the opening / closing of it is a little tricky. I ended up returning it as the colors (even though they're b/w) weren't working for the projects I am working on. I may actually order another one in a custom color.

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                          5.0

                          AWESOME PRODUCT!!!!!

                          By Misan

                          from Lagos-Nigeria

                          Comments about Impact Collapsible Background - 5 x 7' (Black/White):

                          Folds as described in the product demonstration video. A nice must-have-gear. Quality is very good.

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