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ImpactCollapsible Background - 5 x 7' (Black/White)
 
4.4

(based on 203 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (109)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (75)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (112)
  • Durable (91)
  • Good color value (65)
  • Long-lasting (25)
  • Attaches securely (19)

Cons

  • Weak (4)
  • Difficult to use (3)
  • Flimsy (3)

Best Uses

  • Portraits (123)
  • Indoors (102)
  • General purpose (64)
  • Outdoor events / games (31)
  • Outdoors (27)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (58), Pro photographer (55), Photo enthusiast (33), Professional (8), Casual photographer (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (150)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great for Photo Booth

I use this for my photo booth at weddings. It is very portable and gives great results.

I use this for my photo booth at weddings. It is very portable and gives great results.

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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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1.0

Fabric is really thin

By pablo nada

from los angeles, CA

Verified Buyer

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

The fabric is really thin, easy to get dirty, easy to keep some wrinkles,

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5.0

Awesome utility

By Pete

from Annapolis, Maryland.

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

I needed this shipped to Boston overnight ahead of my arrival to shoot headshots on site. I couldn't be more pleased with B&H's service. This product is every bit as simple and useful as the process and customer service I have found with B&H's service since 1985

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1.0

the fabric is very thin

By pablo nada

from los angeles

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

i would not recomend, the fabric is really thin

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5.0

Collapsible Background

By AJ

from Kansas City, MO

Verified Buyer

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

This is a well-made collapsible background. I do on location sessions and utilizing this background is a convenient way to photograph simple portraits. As with any reflector or collapsible background, there is a bit of a learning curve when it comes to storing it because of its size. However, once you get the hang of it it doesn't present much of an issue.

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5.0

It is what it is

By Giles

from Tampa, Fl

Verified Buyer

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

It does what it should, nothing glamorous. I use it as reflector and background.

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4.0

Need a portable background this could be your solution

By Chief

from Pacific Northwest

Verified Buyer

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

The Impact Collapsible Background - 5 X 7' (Black/White) works quite well and is ideal for portraits (head shot and even full body). Once you get the hang of collapsing the background it is easy to store. I elected to assign a 4-Star rating only because the fabric is not opaque. If you set the background up in front of a solid wall no problem, but if it is setup in front of a window, light will pass through the fabric material. Other than that all is good only time will tell how the background holds up after repeated cycles in and out of its storage bag.

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4.0

Item demonstrated at our photography club by a guest speaker

By John

from Vienna Va

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Lightweight
  • Long-Lasting

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors
    • Portraits

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

    I only used it once to see how it worked. Used it with umbrella and a Nissin Di700A flash and an Air !1 commander. Worked fine but needed more fill light. Bought second Nissin Di700A flash for my second umbrella. Little tricky folding it back up. Had trouble hooking it up to light stand I purchased at same time.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Initial Experience

    By Sclays

    from Middle America

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Long-Lasting

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portraits

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

      Have used this product once.
      Appears to be another valuable addition to the equipment inventory.
      Been using the white equivalent for many years. Durable product.

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      • No

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      4.0

      good quality

      By hoyabil

      from washington dc

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Color Value
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

          i bought a similar item that had a major brand name as well....this one seems just as good

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          • No

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          5.0

          Nice

          By Flash

          from USA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors

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

            Appears to be well made and designed. Easy to deploy and breakdown. The quality of the construction and materials makes me anticipate reasonable longevity. Includes a carry case with window to make it simple to choose the correct panel in the event you have different colors. The stored disc is just under 28 inches.

            Due to its size could be a challenge on location outdoors if there is a breeze.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Collapsible Background

            By Rmecsw

            from New Jersey

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

            The best purchase I made in a long time. So easy to use, great for impromptu and studio shooting. Lightweight and folds easily for carrying.

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            5.0

            Lightweight and easy to use for mobile needs

            By Mike

            from Medford, NJ

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Portraits

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

              I have never liked collapsible backgrounds. I like to think I'm on the more intelligent side of the gene pool, but they tend to make me feel like an idiot when I try to fold them back up. This one is much easier than most I have worked with. It is also very light weight and easy to transport even while attached to stands. It looks great in both artificial and natural light, too. I'm much happier with this background than I have been with other solutions I have tried.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Great backdrop for a traveling Photog.

              By Ethan C

              from Atlanta Ga

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Securely
              • Durable
              • Good Color Value
              • Lightweight
              • Long-Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Indoors
                • Portraits

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

                Great backdrop for me. Instead of lugging around a auto pole system this backdrop makes it easy, Just prop it up and good to go.

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                • No

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                4.0

                It works well

                By Mauricio Vargas

                from Mexico

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Portraits

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

                  I use it as a background, it is very good because you can move it around easily. I only wish there was a bigger version.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  2 in 1

                  By SRPhoto

                  from New York

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors
                    • Outdoors
                    • Portraits
                    • Special Events

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

                    For some reason I thought it was 2 individual backgrounds. I'm okay that it's reversible. I think the black in more transparent then it should be. Folding it can be fun and usually isn't an issue. I found the velcro fasteners to come in handy where they let me attach it to my Impact light stands. Overall a nice product.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Instant studio

                    By Sandy

                    from CT

                    About Me Photography Student

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Good Color Value
                    • Long-Lasting

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Indoors
                      • Portraits

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

                      I am using this for single portraits. Easily portable, really fast to set up (folding down is also fast once you get the hang of twisting it). The black/white option gives nice flexibility. I don't have a stand but lean it against a wall or chair and it works great.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      not all collapsibles are created equal

                      By mdphotobiz

                      from maryland

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Color Value

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors
                        • Portraits
                        • Special Events

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

                        Good item. The carrying bag seems to be of reasonable quality, and the window in it allows me to quickly determine whats inside. The background is relatively flat when open (doesn't twist or distort very much at all) and is easy to fold.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Perfect for location headshots

                        By TinaChicago

                        from Chicago

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Good Color Value
                        • Lightweight
                        • Portable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Headshots
                          • Portraits

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

                          I use this on location for headshots and it works perfectly. It's great quality, pops up with no wrinkles, and is totally portable. Nicely made!

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                          3.0

                          Almost great

                          By Krystal

                          from Redmond, OR

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • General Use
                            • Portraits

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

                            I really love the ease of this backdrop. I can pop it up and down so quickly and easily. It has quality velcro straps to hold it up to a backdrop stand. Mine came with a white line kind of thing drizzled on the black side that I wasn't thrilled about so it won't work straight out of camera but often times people block it anyway. I like to clip paper and other thin backdrop material to it for use with young kids. It is the most compact system I have found and works great. The bag it comes with won't last the life of the product at all. I wish it were much better quality. The background itself feels very durable. For the price with the EDU discount I was pleased overall.

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                            • No

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                            3.0

                            I use it all the time

                            By Sg millet

                            from Bronx, ny

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

                            I use this background all the time. It's very portable and gets the job done. My only complaint is sometimes you can see the creases in the material. I found using a steam iron on it before a shoot gets rid of most.

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