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

(based on 38 reviews)

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Pros

  • Good color value (21)
  • Durable (19)
  • Lightweight (11)
  • Attach securely (5)
  • Attaches securely (4)

Cons

  • Flimsy (3)

Best Uses

  • Indoors (22)
  • General purpose (16)
  • Outdoor events / games (14)
  • Portraits (14)
  • Low light (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (28)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (14), Pro photographer (9), 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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5.0

Great way to store and use a backdrop.

By MyLife

from Tooele, Utah

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        This is good quality and it's much easier than trying to roll up a muslin backdrop and store it. It's a great idea. I used it on a shoot this past week and it worked well. I still took a backdrop stand, but this one has velcro on the sides, so it was very easy to attach to the stand.

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        5.0

        A breeze to use

        By D2

        from Grand Haven, MI

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

        This is an easy to use backdrop. It folds up easily and travels with the rest of my interview gear.
        It's a breeze!

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        3.0

        7'6" to 7'10" would be a better fit

        By RL

        from chicago

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Indoors
          • Portraits
          • Special Events

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

          A slightly smaller than 8' ft spring would allow it to fit easily in a room with an 8' ceiling.

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          • No

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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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              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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                    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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                              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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