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

(based on 195 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (105)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (73)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (111)
  • Durable (89)
  • Good color value (65)
  • Long-lasting (23)
  • Attaches securely (19)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Portraits (121)
  • Indoors (101)
  • General purpose (64)
  • Outdoor events / games (31)
  • Outdoors (27)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (58), Pro photographer (54), Photo enthusiast (32), Professional (8), Casual photographer (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (148)

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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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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      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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        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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          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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              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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                  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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                    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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                        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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                        5.0

                        Works great!

                        By Jamesy

                        from Toronto

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors
                            • Portraits
                            • Special Events

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

                            Borrowed one and then bought my own. Way quick that popping up two stands, a pole and seamless for backgrounds. I mount it on an 8' stand with an Impact holder for collapsible reflectors:
                            http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/838896-REG/impact_me_109_holder_for_collapsible_reflectors.html

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                            5.0

                            Nice & Portable

                            By BCH

                            from Greensville, Ont

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Portraits

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

                                This is great for a portable setup of head especially shots You might get a body shot with it as well, but haven't used it that way yet. Also, it could be used as a reflector.

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                                5.0

                                Perfectly portable backdrop

                                By Cbmd

                                from Philadelphia,

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attaches Securely
                                • Durable
                                • Good Color Value
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • General Use
                                  • Indoors
                                  • Portraits
                                  • Special Events

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

                                  No wrinkles, easy to set up and to take down. Super for a photographer with variable shoot locations

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                                  5.0

                                  Really is 5 X 7 feet and easy to use.

                                  By Tom with WAY too much gear

                                  from Near Cleveland, OH

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Good Color Value
                                  • Good Value Overall
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                  • May Wrinkle While Stored

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Indoors
                                  • Location Jobs
                                  • Portraits
                                  • Special Events

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

                                  Purchased to do an entire day of children's head shots at a local event. Worked out fantastic, shot 5 year olds up to adults and all I did was lean it against a wall. I did open it up and use a portable steamer to remove wrinkles when I first got it, probably will have to do that from time to time. Not a big deal, small wrinkles and they came right out. It is really black and a kind of "canvas" white. Not really the pure white you think of but it works out well since you can light it and make it white or use a gel and get the control over the color that you cannot with a bright white background. Turns out that slight amount of grey makes it much more useful, like they had that in mind all along. Followed the instructions on the video for folding it for storage and the second time I did it was in a crowd of people in a mad rush to clean up the area. Had it folded and in the bag in less than a minute, someone said looked like I'd done that before, didn't tell him this was my second time. Before I bought this I read every review and watched every YouTube video I could find. I saw a lot of products that were not as large as advertised, I could easily use this for my 6'3" son. I will be adding additional colors from this line as the need arises.

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                                  4.0

                                  Great time saver when you don't need a large background

                                  By Randy

                                  from Warsaw, IN

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Very portable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Indoors
                                    • Portraits

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

                                    Setting up and tearing down a background can be a very time consuming process. The Impact 5x7 Collapsible Background offers a great solution. It sets up in seconds. You can simply lean it against a wall or attach it to a single light stand. It works well in the vertical or horizontal position depending on your needs. It's great for getting into tight spots.
                                    This collapsible background can be a little tricky to fold up but shouldn't present much of a problem for those who have used collapsible reflectors.

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                                    4.0

                                    I Like

                                    By Sharon

                                    from Dunnellon, FL

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Good Color Value

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • General Use
                                      • Portraits

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

                                      I bought this to use for doing corporate head shots on location. I have not used it yet, but have set it up to see how it works. I love the ease in which is does up and folds down. It folds down to a small circle and has a carry bag that comes with it. It will fit nicely in my care for transport. I love the fact that I now do not have to set up a backdrop stand and have to deal with putting up the backdrop. This definitely helps when there is limited space. The fabric looks and feels durable and I can not wait to use this soon.

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                                      5.0

                                      Great portable backdrop

                                      By John

                                      from Chicago

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Portraits

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

                                        Sets up quickly and large enough for quick head shots or portraits

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                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        "I would buy this product again and again"

                                        By Gadget

                                        from Chelmsford Essex UK

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Long-Lasting
                                        • Portable

                                        Cons

                                        • None I Have Found Yet

                                        Best Uses

                                        • General Use
                                        • Indoors
                                        • Outdoors
                                        • Portraits
                                        • Special Events

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

                                        Its quick and easy to erect, and collapses for transporting from, location to location. We find it a perfect backdrop for portrait and hiding the clutter at locations

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