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ImpactSuper Collapsible Background - 8 x 16' (White)
 
4.4

(based on 102 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (56)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (36)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (49)
  • Good color value (47)
  • Lightweight (44)
  • Attaches securely (19)
  • Long-lasting (9)

Cons

  • Flimsy (7)
  • Wrinkles (4)

Best Uses

  • Indoors (61)
  • General purpose (43)
  • Portraits (37)
  • Outdoor events / games (31)
  • Low light (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (32), Semi-pro photographer (31), Casual photographer (11), Photo enthusiast (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (80)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

just what i needed

I needed a portable white backdrop for on-location shooting that was easy to manage. For reference - I'm 5'2", not very strong, and have the wingspan of a sparrow. I can...Read complete review

I needed a portable white backdrop for on-location shooting that was easy to manage. For reference - I'm 5'2", not very strong, and have the wingspan of a sparrow. I can close this thing myself without assistance. If you've ever closed a smaller pop up, then you can handle this - same motions, just requires a little more effort.

I used it for on-location strobe-lit portraits & groups of up to 4 this past weekend. We did a lot of jumping around and raising hell, and this backdrop worked perfectly. Easy set up, easy break down, lightweight to and from.

One thing I LOVE about this one is that it has several velcro loops along the top and sides which make it very easy to attach to a backdrop stand.

I like the color, and I felt that the material was thick enough. I did not find the wrinkles to be excessive. In fact, I think it tends to wrinkle a lot less than a traditional muslin backdrop. The softness of the material and the tension of the frame help with that.

It feels about as sturdy and durable as other pop-ups I have used. Because it is white, it does get dirty easily but a steamer will help with that, and I'm sure it can be hand washed if you are really concerned. But lets be real: Photoshop.

Overall: I'm very satisfied, especially for the price. I like it more than I thought, and I plan to order it in black as well.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Okay, but just okay

This is a good backdrop at a very reasonable price, but I bought it to try and limit the need to steam on location and this was not the answer. The fabric is not...Read complete review

This is a good backdrop at a very reasonable price, but I bought it to try and limit the need to steam on location and this was not the answer. The fabric is not crease resistant like some other brands.

This backdrop will work for larger groups- it is 8 feet wide, but it also is 8+ feet tall and won't fit in rooms with less that 9 feet of ceiling height.

The color is good and the frame is very sturdy, can almost stand on its own, but I wouldn't trust it to stay put so you will need a stand. Cannot be set up by one person- well I did my first time in my basement and someone should've had a camera! Its very difficult to open and get set up. Can be closed easily, but watch the botero video on how to do it.

I will continue to use it until I upgrade to the Lastolite Black/White 6x7 with train- this is what I should have purchased.

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5.0

great

By mimi

from new york

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Runs Hot

Best Uses

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

    photoshoots

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    5.0

    Simplicity and Quality - No support needed!

    By Émilie

    from qc, canada

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        I'm sorry if my english is bad, i speak french.
        This product is wonderful! I don't own enough space at home for a studio so i go to my client's houses to do the shootings.
        I'm a medium height girl and i was afraid that this would be complicated to fold and unfold off its case but it's not! It is soooo light and easy to carry! And you don't need any support, you just have to find a wall big enough!
        Of course it gets pleated but with a little work with Lightroom or Photoshop, it gets easily invisible.
        I RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT TO EVERYONE WHO HAVE TO CARRY THEIR BACKGROUND AT THEIR CLIENT'S HOME.

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        5.0

        Perfect Item~!

        By TLP PHOTO

        from Baltimore / DC / NYC

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors

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

          I saw lots of reviews less than 5 stars for this product before I purchased it, why because the folks that wrote those less than 5 stars did not know how to light these properly.

          This cuts down our set up time on location by 60% no more dragging a large roll of seamless paper into a clients office. You can not go wrong with this product, I have the white and black.

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          4.0

          Love it

          By waxyemu

          from Kansas City, MO

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Securely
          • Durable
          • Good Color Value
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Indoors

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

            This is easy to deploy and move around. Velcro fasteners make it easy to attach and hang. Plenty big enough for most applications. I wish the fabric was a little more wrinkle resistant.

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            5.0

            very good

            By Ibrahim

            from Saudi Arabia

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

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

            It is really handy and portable , easy to use , easy to fold

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            5.0

            Great Product

            By Shane

            from Virginia

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors

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

              Product was great. Needed something to shoot some video for our church and have used this to do so. It's easy to set up and easy to break down (once you figure out the folding pattern, watch a video). Have the black and looks great in videos. Fabric can be wrinkled so set up in time for that to disappear or work out the wrinkles towards the bottom of it.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Very easy to use

              By Fireprism

              from Denver, Colorado

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                  This product is perfect for photo shoots on the go. It is portable and very easy to set up and take down. Provides a nice background. I would highly recommend this product!

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                  5.0

                  On the go Shoots.

                  By zues

                  from Brooklyn

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

                  I loved this so much I bought two(white and Black). They are perfect to set up really quick for photo and video shoots. I do wish they were a little easier to collapse and wrinkle free, but a portable steamer does the job.

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                  3.0

                  Super Collapsible Background - 8 x 16'

                  By neeveedamo

                  from austin, tx

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Flimsy

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Indoors
                  • Portraits

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

                  I own the background in 2 colors - white and black - and i would say i like the black one more - it's real solid black, no reflection, not grey at all. It seems like white backdrop is way more transparent as well, you can see all the wrinkles, all the dust sticks to it and somehow it's harder to put together - i'm able to collapse the black one in seconds by myself and i'm only 5'3"/100lbs.
                  Wrinkles are giving me real hard time, gotta spend too much time steaming and retouching - not sure if i want to be dealing with it all the time.
                  I like the size of it and the whole idea of collapsible and easy-to-set-up backdrop but there's a reason why all the professional photo-studios are only using seamless paper/vinyl so I'm sending back mines and gonna switch to paper.

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                  5.0

                  Super Easy to use

                  By John

                  from Minneapolis MN

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use
                    • Indoors
                    • Portraits
                    • Special Events

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

                    I have used several different backdrops for headshots and other portrait work, from seamless paper to large light modifiers clamped to light stands. I love the simplicity of popping this background open and start shooting within minutes. Leaning it up against a wall is the best way to use. The wrinkles are on the bottom and don't affect the shot because of focus falloff. I will be getting a black one also!

                    There are some funny videos of someone trying to refold this product. if you have experience folding other large modifiers, this should not be a challenge. Practice ahead of time, however.

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                    3.0

                    Ok, but not spectacular

                    By RMurray

                    from Lakeville, MN

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors
                      • Portraits

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

                      Good: Portable, very large and not as difficult to collapse and store as I anticipated.

                      Not so good: Too much wrinkling in the fabric and no good way to fold it up to prevent them. You'll need to shoot a very shallow DOF or spend a lot of time post processing to remove them.

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                      4.0

                      Sick of using paper rolls this was easy!

                      By Lisa S.

                      from Front Range Colorado

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Securely
                      • Durable
                      • Good Neutral White

                      Cons

                      • Heavy To Hang
                      • Takes 2 To Refold

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Indoors
                      • Portraits
                      • Products

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

                      Needed for some vignetted body shots, needed a new white background, as my old paper roll is about used up. Gave this a try and so glad I did! It's a bit heavy to lug onto the frame stand initially, but not much worse than feeding a paper roll on. Taped it down with gaffers tape and didn't have to worry about trips and tears. So far, the material is strong and the background seems to be well constructed (time will tell). Will be full of wrinkles at first but nothing that hanging and steaming didn't fix. Gave it four stars because of the weight... and initially I tried to refold it alone. Took two people to refold it... so really better just left to hang if you have the room to do that.

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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

                      Comments about 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

                      Perfect for portability!

                      By Frozen Alaska Blonde

                      from Alaska

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

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

                        This is a nice size, big enough for almost any photographic needs. Comes with a white ground cover that is attached. Folding back up is a bit tricky, but once you figure it out it is a great find. Has it's own carry case too.

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                        5.0

                        A breeze to use

                        By D2

                        from Grand Haven, MI

                        Comments about 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 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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                          5.0

                          Excellent Customer Service

                          By wmomran

                          from Bahrain

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

                          Received a defective unit. B&H sent new one without returning the old one due to high shipping cost.

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                          4.0

                          works well

                          By Wies

                          from Northeast Florida

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoors

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

                              Only used it a couple times so far, but seems good. Of course, you need to know how to fold it up…this can be tricky if you haven't done it before.
                              Nice size, good cover. No stand is provided with this unit, so have your own or improvise by leaning it.

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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
                              • Powerful

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • General Use
                                • Indoors
                                • Portraits

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

                                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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                                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 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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