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ImpactSuper Collapsible Background - 8 x 16' (Black)
 
4.6

(based on 35 reviews)

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    (13)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good color value (21)
  • Durable (19)
  • Lightweight (10)
  • Attach securely (5)
  • Attaches securely (4)

Cons

  • Flimsy (3)

Best Uses

  • Indoors (21)
  • General purpose (15)
  • Outdoor events / games (13)
  • Portraits (13)
  • Low light (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (26)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (13), Pro photographer (8), Casual photographer (3), Photo enthusiast (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Quick and dirty solution

Quicker than standard background rigging for location portrait shooting. Make sure the area is clear, you have an 8' ceiling, and a bare wall on which to lean it before opening. Also...Read complete review

Quicker than standard background rigging for location portrait shooting. Make sure the area is clear, you have an 8' ceiling, and a bare wall on which to lean it before opening. Also open and close it a few times before taking it on location as getting it back to a 3' circle can be tricky.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good value

This background is good for one to two people in a portrait. It gets a bit tricky when you have a family of 4. However it is great for storing and travel. I...Read complete review

This background is good for one to two people in a portrait. It gets a bit tricky when you have a family of 4. However it is great for storing and travel. I would like them to come up with a fabric that doesn't wrinkle so much. I ironed it the first time I set it up and I do touch ups each time I use it. If I had a dedicated space I would leave it up. I can't fold it up by myself, it is a two person job or a one person if you you taller then me. I have it in black and white. I do like it's manageable size. I can put it up by myself and it doesn't take to much space. I use one bay of a two car garage for my studio space.

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4.0

Perfect for easy-setup shoots

By Colin

from New York, NY

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attaches Securely
  • Durable
  • Good Color Value
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General Use
    • Indoors
    • Low Light

    Comments about Impact Super Collapsible Background - 8 x 16' (Black):

    It was slightly wrinkled, but understandably so. Quick and easy to set up. Compact, but awkward to carry -- would be better with some sort of shoulder strap.

    My only long-term concern would be how you might clean it if it gets dirty (clean your shoes!!!)

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    • No

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    5.0

    Collapsible background

    By Robert

    from New York, NY

    Comments about Impact Super Collapsible Background - 8 x 16' (Black):

    Excellent product, pictures come out really good with the black background. Material seems to be very strong. I would recommend this product to anyone.

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    4.0

    Background on the go

    By MaxMPhoto1

    from Aloha Or

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Quick And Usefull

    Cons

    • Hard to fold up

    Best Uses

    • Headshots

    Comments about Impact Super Collapsible Background - 8 x 16' (Black):

    Quick portable background for small portaits, head shots.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Full size easy to use backdrop

    By Georgia from Colorado

    from Boulder, CO

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Impact Super Collapsible Background - 8 x 16' (Black):

      I worried about the size and how easy it would be to collapse but this backdrop does not disappoint. It sets up real quick and easy and is perfect for anything from a headshot to a full size portrait. To collapse this backdrop just watch the video B&H has on their website and if you follow their instructions it will be as quick and easy as setting up.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Nice and large

      By Robert

      from Olney, MD

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Impact Super Collapsible Background - 8 x 16' (Black):

          Just what I was looking for. Easy to setup. A little pricey.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Be prepared

          By Kaitlynn

          from Boston

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Good Color Value
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Outdoors
            • Portraits
            • Special Events

            Comments about Impact Super Collapsible Background - 8 x 16' (Black):

            It's bigger than I thought it would be. No complaints about that. I'm using it to conduct video interviews. It was a little dirty when it got here but that's an easy fix. My main concern is that it said it didn't need a stand for use and that it could support itself. I'm not finding that to be 100% true. All in all it was a good buy.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Good product

            By Alex

            from NYC

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Indoors
              • Portraits
              • Special Events

              Comments about Impact Super Collapsible Background - 8 x 16' (Black):

              Great product, one thing is you need to watch a video on how to fold it. It took me three times to watch a video and couple of times to get a grip of the process, but it is not that difficult. Second the fabric will shrink and also get any type of dust to it. So be ready to have a portable steamer.

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              5.0

              Impact collapsible background

              By The Badchek

              from Vermont

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easily set up
              • Good value
              • Portable

              Cons

              • Bag Is A Little Snug

              Best Uses

              • Portraits
              • Special Events

              Comments about Impact Super Collapsible Background - 8 x 16' (Black):

              Bought this so I could begin offering a photo booth at weddings. It was easy to set up with two light stands and I was able to fold it down relatively easily also which surprised me. This one comes with instructions unlike a smaller model I bought a few years ago. Make sure you sandbag your stands as this is kind of unwieldy. Overall a good product.

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              5.0

              Easy to use huge backdrop

              By Georgia from Colorado

              from Boulder, CO

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Good Color Value

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Indoors
                • Outdoors
                • Portraits

                Comments about Impact Super Collapsible Background - 8 x 16' (Black):

                This backdrop is really easy to setup and collapse and has a great amount of space to work with. I was pleasantly surprised of the quality of the stitching and it was easy to put it back into the pouch.

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                5.0

                This thing is HUGE

                By Jena Ardell

                from NYC

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Black
                • Durable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Difficult to fold

                Best Uses

                • Outdoors
                • Special Events

                Comments about Impact Super Collapsible Background - 8 x 16' (Black):

                I knew the dimensions of this product, but once you get it inside--whoa. This collapsible background doesn't seem as wrinkle-resistent as I hope, but it seems like it will work just fine. One negative is trying to fold it correctly. It takes some practice. I would recommend this product though.

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                4.0

                Larger then expected

                By Scott the camera guy

                from Columbus, Oh

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Color Value

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Portraits
                  • Special Events

                  Comments about Impact Super Collapsible Background - 8 x 16' (Black):

                  Big backdrop in a compact package. It is chalanging to fold back up because of the size weight and extra sych material.But its good for an on the go shooter.

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                  5.0

                  Very Useful Background

                  By ImageTenPhotography

                  from Providence, RI

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Good Color Value
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use
                    • Indoors
                    • Portable
                    • Portraits
                    • Special Events

                    Comments about Impact Super Collapsible Background - 8 x 16' (Black):

                    Folds to a great travel size. You will need some kind of support for this such as a background stand. You can lean it against a wall but the wall needs to be clear of lights, pictures, etc and I haven't had much luck with that so some sort of stand system is recommended. You could use a light stand/boom combo in a pinch. I love the background. I have the chromakey green version as well.

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                    5.0

                    Just love it.

                    By Gisele

                    from Montreal, Quebec

                    About Me Photography Student

                    Pros

                    • Attaches Securely
                    • Good Color Value

                    Cons

                    • Flimsy

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Impact Super Collapsible Background - 8 x 16' (Black):

                      So far everything I purchased at B and H were just perfect and receiving within 7 days. I just love this new background and can't wait to do my photo shoot this weekend.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Wonderful piece of gear!

                      By NYdp

                      from Upstate New York

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Color Value
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors

                        Comments about Impact Super Collapsible Background - 8 x 16' (Black):

                        I was looking for a simple backdrop that I would be able to use to interview several subjects in different locations, but without having to set up 2-4 seperate tripods, creating a set that could possibly intimidate our interviewee. This just folds out and is very simple and easy to bring pretty much anywhere! Also B&H shipped it very quickly!

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                        5.0

                        Exactly what was needed.

                        By Pam the Filmmaker

                        from Maine

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Durable
                        • Easy to set up
                        • Good Color Value
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Collpasing takes practice

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Impact Super Collapsible Background - 8 x 16' (Black):

                          This provided us with the perfect solution to the need to conduct video interviews that were being conducted throughout the state--situations where we needed to get in and out quickly, but wanted control over our environement. This did the trick.

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                          5.0

                          Great Product!

                          By Rob T.

                          from Palm Springs, CA

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Portable
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors
                            • Interviews

                            Comments about Impact Super Collapsible Background - 8 x 16' (Black):

                            This thing is great for studio or location work. It folds up similarly to a collapsible reflector or auto sunshade. Very portable. It comes in it's own carry case to protect it and keep it clean while being stored or transported.

                            Note: 8' means 8'. If you're inside, you'll need a full 8' tall ceiling. However, if you want to use a couple of C-stands or lighting stands to hold the background up, you'll need approx 8.5' or more vertical clearance to allow for the portion of the stands that will stick up above the top of the background. This will also allow you to pick the background up a bit to suspend it off of the floor to help smooth out wrinkles. There are velcro ties around the perimeter to fasten to stands, line, etc.

                            I'm a one-man band and set this up solo. The very first time was a bit awkward, but I soon got the hang of it. Practice once or twice before you leave for the shoot and no problem. I used this for a video interview. Very pleased with the results.

                            The train is great for spreading either on the floor, or turning the background on it's side, to extend the train left or right (using tape on the wall, or c-clips to fasten around stands) for extra horizontal coverage. Very versatile.

                            I'm a semi-pro filmmaker, not photographer, but that option wasn't available to select. Truth in advertising!

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                            5.0

                            Great product for the money

                            By capturepro

                            from Rock Hill, SC

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • Holds wrinkles

                            Best Uses

                            • General Use
                            • Indoors
                            • Portraits
                            • Video Interviews

                            Comments about Impact Super Collapsible Background - 8 x 16' (Black):

                            I recently used this background to shot multiple interviews. It was super easy to set up and collapse, even though collapsing it can be a little tricky but by no means difficult. Only takes one person to set up and break down if you have enough space.

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                            5.0

                            Wow! A Portable Studio.

                            By Tye

                            from Fairfax, VA

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to set up
                            • Easy to store
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Good value

                            Cons

                            • Hard to clean

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors
                            • Portraits
                            • Studio lighting

                            Comments about Impact Super Collapsible Background - 8 x 16' (Black):

                            I've used this product for shooting headshots at various locations around the DC Metropolitan area.

                            It's incredibly simple to pop up, and requires very little effort to move around or even to put it away. I was able to fold it up and get it back in the pouch in about 3 minutes the very first time I used it.

                            The fabric picks up lint and dog hair very easily. Fortunately when I'm shooting my portraits those small pieces simply don't show up because the background is totally blacked out. It seems like it will be very difficult to clean and vacuum.

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                            5.0

                            Great product!!!

                            By Stretchnuts

                            from Indiana

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attaches Securely
                            • Durable
                            • Good Color Value
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • General Use
                              • Indoors
                              • Low Light
                              • Portraits
                              • Special Events

                              Comments about Impact Super Collapsible Background - 8 x 16' (Black):

                              I did a boudoir shoot and this drop worked perfect!

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                              • Yes

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                              4.0

                              Works very well IF you are prepared

                              By Trusty Todd

                              from Newport News, VA

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Attach Securely
                              • Easy set-up
                              • Good Color Value

                              Cons

                              • Difficult in tight spaces

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoors
                              • Special Events

                              Comments about Impact Super Collapsible Background - 8 x 16' (Black):

                              I photograph models constantly within a 3 hour radius of my house. I have to be prepared for inside and outside shoots depending on the weather and the model's needs. I have a large background system that I use at my home studio but wanted something a little less parts intensive.

                              The write-up on this doesn't make it abundantly clear but these have rigidity to them they do NOT stand on their own and needs support. If there is a wall close by, you can lean against the wall and that works well. If you want a bit more stability, take some tape and those 3M hooks that peel off walls and attach to the frame. There are multiple velcro straps to attach stabilizing mechanisms.

                              If you notice, while looking at the frames, what B&H suggests as accessories - light stands or a backdrop frame. The best scenario is to have 2 light stands to attach these to. That set up gives this a lot of stability.

                              If you have other Impact brand reflectors, etc in your toolbox, you'll know how to fold these up. If not, it will take some time. Let the frame help you. When folded it is about 4' in diameter.

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