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ImpactSuper Collapsible Background - 8 x 16' (White)
 
4.3

(based on 52 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (25)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (24)
  • Durable (23)
  • Good color value (21)
  • Attaches securely (9)
  • Portable (4)

Cons

  • Flimsy (3)
  • Wrinkles (3)

Best Uses

  • Indoors (32)
  • General purpose (23)
  • Portraits (19)
  • Outdoor events / games (16)
  • Low light (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (19), Semi-pro photographer (16), Casual photographer (6), Photo enthusiast (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (43)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Works well IF you are preapred

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...Read complete review

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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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

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 Impact 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

    Excellent Customer Service

    By wmomran

    from Bahrain

    Comments about Impact 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 Impact 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 Impact 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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          3.0

          Yeah.. Not so Much

          By Ash

          from Orlando FL

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors

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

            I bought this product to provide a white background for my corporate videos.

            First thing - it's big, which is a good thing, providing you with options when shooting. Check the dimensions though to make sure you have the space for it.

            My problem with it is the creasing. The fabric feels like cotton and creases easily. I didn't think this would be a huge issue as I planned to over expose the white background anyway, but the creases mean I use more over-exposure than I would otherwise have to. This is fine of you are ok with ironing or steaming the thing every time you want to shoot, but I actually wish I had gone for a screen of some kind.

            For the price though, it does a fair job so I wouldn't dismiss it out of hand.

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            4.0

            Big Portable Background

            By Probable Photo

            from NJ

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good design
            • Portable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Portraits

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

              This is a reasonable product and works as advertised basically a large cotton sheet on a spring frame. It is not as clean as seamless when shooting but it is much easier to transport. I've had to steam it to remove the wrinkles a bit. It is big and you will need a minimum of 9 ft. high celling to set it up.

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              4.0

              Large, good for location full body work

              By photostacy

              from southlake texas

              About Me Pro Photographer

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              Pros

              • Attaches Securely
              • Durable
              • Good Color Value
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Portraits
                • Special Events

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

                Love the size, although difficult to put back into the container. Decent material, but will require a little wrinkle maintenance each time I use it. Great disk container with see through pouch, which is helpful considering i have lots of these. If cared for properly, it should last for many years, but I don't think it will last forever like some of my disks. For the money, it was a perfect purchase.

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                4.0

                Great for a quick backdrop setup

                By Glassroom

                from Washington, DC

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Securely
                • Durable
                • Good Color Value
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Need Stands
                • Wrinkles
                • Wrinkles On One Side

                Best Uses

                • Indoors
                • Portraits

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

                This is a very quick and convenient setup. The only downfall is the wrinkles on one side of the background is a pain to light. Make sure to have good stands, lighting, de-wrinkler (spray bottle with water), and lint picker. Very quick setup but collapsing it may take some practice at first.

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                3.0

                Easy to Use!

                By Stef

                from Springfield, MO

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Good Color Value
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Indoors
                  • Special Events

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

                  This is easy to use and set up, but I needed to use two cheap light stands and heavy duty clips to keep it up perpendicular to the floor. The size is great, my biggest concern though is that the material will be hard to keep clean seeing as I can't wash the backdrop except by hand. I'm thinking for a white backdrop I may go with paper or canvas. I also have this impact collapsible in black and LOVE the black one. You can't see the creases in the fabric nearly as much as in the white hence less photoshop work.

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                  4.0

                  Nice Size

                  By Greenehouse Productions

                  from Harrisburg Pa

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Color Value
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use

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

                    This thing is huge, but still very portable

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                    5.0

                    Wow, it's sooo big.

                    By Scott W

                    from Chicago, IL

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Indoors

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

                      I think this is a really great product, worthy of 5 stars but I have to say it's a lot bigger than I thought it was going to be. I mean it they told it how big it was but it's not really feasible for one person to use.

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                      5.0

                      just what i needed

                      By whitwhit

                      from Philadelphia, PA

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Securely
                      • Easy set-up
                      • Good Color Value
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Easy Break-down

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors
                      • On-Location
                      • Portraits

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

                      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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                      4.0

                      works great

                      By j digga

                      from Santa Fe, NM

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Flimsy

                      Best Uses

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

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

                      simply pop it open and shoot, when folded its much bigger than they make it look but when it opens up its huge.

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                      5.0

                      good product

                      By Pogim

                      from Roselle Park NJ

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use
                        • Indoors

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

                        portablity

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                        4.0

                        Great Backdrop!

                        By Bad Girl Boudoir

                        from St. Augustine, FL

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

                          Great portable backdrop! I have used paper roll backdrops in the past for the seamless effect, but I wanted something more portable and durable that I could move quickly by myself if needed.

                          I love this backdrop so far, it is great quality and the velcro straps around the frame are great for strapping to stands. There are a few areas where the fabric is being pulled a bit too tight around the frame (how it was made) and it creates slight ripples from the stretching--that may be a problem when shooting high contrast studio shots (I haven't tested it out yet). But it would be an easy Photoshop fix that I would just deal with in exchange for the portability.

                          My other complaint was that I had to steam all of the fabric in order to remove the millions of wrinkles, but its fabric so it comes with the territory. I can only hope it won't wrinkle easily when in use.

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                          5.0

                          Just Awesome

                          By Scubaman

                          from Stony Brook, NY

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                          Pros

                          • Durable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors

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

                            Once you get the trick to folding it back up you will look like a solid pro. This background sets up super fast and is gigantic.

                            Fantastic product.

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                            5.0

                            Great!

                            By Micah

                            from Pittsburgh

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Good Color Value

                            Cons

                            • Wrinkles easy

                            Best Uses

                            • General Use
                            • Indoors
                            • Portraits

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

                            Just what I needed. This backdrop is great. It is easy to set up and tear down. Be sure to get solid stands, impact air cushion 8 ft stands can not hold this backdrop up.

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                            4.0

                            easier to fold than they say

                            By Mtl Phill

                            from Montreal, QC

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                            Pros

                            • Attaches Securely
                            • Good value
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                            • Difficult To Iron
                            • Wrinkles easy

                            Best Uses

                            • General Use
                            • Indoors
                            • Portraits
                            • Special Events

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

                            I saw a lot of comments about how this backdrop is difficult to put away. There's even some instructional videos on youtube to show you how.

                            Well, let me set the record straight. Anyone who has ever collapsed a reflector will have no problems folding this thing up. I've only ever collapsed a 3ft or smaller reflector down and I got this jumbo backdrop packed up on the first try. Same concept, bigger application, not that hard.

                            That being said, watch out because this thing will wrinkle and you'll probably want to be bringing an iron with you. Keep in mind it can be a lot trickier to iron than a regular muslin seeing as how it's attached to this gigantic ring.

                            I like that I can just use the backdrop frame itself as a background and not even worry about the muslin if I want. It works just fine as a pop out background panel as well as a full on backdrop. It's heavy, but I'm very happy with it. It's still a lot more portable than rolls of paper and you can save on weight by not needing a full backdrop kit (2 solid light stands will work, just use clamps on each side and it's recommended to throw some sandbags on the feet).

                            For the price I think this thing is great.

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                            5.0

                            You definitely get what you buy, awesome

                            By Pixie

                            from Kingwood, TX

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • General Use
                              • Indoors
                              • Outdoors
                              • Portraits

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

                              We initially bought the product to use it just for sessions outside our studio (homes, offices, even out of town), because we didn't want to unmount the backdrop, pack, un pack, mount everything at the "temporary" studio and then do everything again. Besides wasting time, and figuring out that everything fits inside your car (seamless roll of paper) it just damages the equipment eventually.

                              When the product arrived I was afraid it was not a bright white, or too small, or poor quality. I was totally astonished when I saw the background is just as big as our professional seamless paper mounting. It's lightweight, easy to handle (just be aware that when you pop it open don't have anything close to you because it might get in the way). You can just lean it on a wall or furniture.

                              Sure it has wrinkles, but if you manage to carry a steamer, then problem solved.

                              You can easily consider having this collapsible background as your main studio background.

                              It folds back just as any other collapsible reflector, the size might intimidate you but is just the same.

                              Totally loved this product.

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                              5.0

                              nice background

                              By jim

                              from marionville mo

                              About Me Pro Photographer

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                              Pros

                              • Attaches Securely
                              • Durable
                              • Good Color Value

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • General Use
                                • Indoors
                                • Portraits
                                • Special Events

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

                                I use it for a backdrop in my studio attached to a background stand.

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