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ManfrottoBackground Support System (9' Width)
 
4.6

(based on 63 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (42)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (44)
  • Easy to use (33)
  • Lightweight (31)
  • Reliable (22)
  • Attach securely (11)

Cons

  • Flimsy (4)

Best Uses

  • Portraits (32)
  • Studio (22)
  • Indoors (15)
  • Travel (14)
  • Home (13)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (48)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (14), Semi-pro photographer (12), Semi-professional (10), Enthusiast (9), Photo enthusiast (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great for Studio on the Go.

I use this portable background stand to go on location and take portrait photos of government officials and business executives and this setup makes it possible. With this background stand I can turn any...Read complete review

I use this portable background stand to go on location and take portrait photos of government officials and business executives and this setup makes it possible. With this background stand I can turn any office or boardroom into a professional studio in just a few minutes. You can use paper rolls, muslin and collapsible (pop-up) backgrounds, you name it just clamp it on and you're in business.

Here's a Production tip: I attach a small lighthead on an adjustible boom-arm to each background stand down low just above where the legs spread out. This adds an adjustible fill light to your background and keeps your lightheads off the floor. Works like a charm.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Expensive for a folding innovation

The supports fold nicely in a square shape and lock toghether, carry bag is excellent, if you raise the support max height it will be a little shaky.

The supports fold nicely in a square shape and lock toghether, carry bag is excellent, if you raise the support max height it will be a little shaky.

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4.0

Great investment

By RbFoto

from Sacramento,CA

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Portraits

    Comments about Manfrotto Background Support System (9' Width):

    Easy to assemble.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Great portable support

    By blue fox

    from dallas - fort worth, texas, usa

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Portraits

      Comments about Manfrotto Background Support System (9' Width):

      This is my non-permanent background support in my home studio. It's sturdy, goes up/comes down quickly, and is compact in storage.

      It suits my needs exactly. When not in use, it also can provide me with two spare light stands.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Lightweight and sturdy

      By James

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Portraits

        Comments about Manfrotto Background Support System (9' Width):

        Very lightweight and easily packed. Sturdy enough for most applications.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Compact & transportable

        By Iceman

        from Oklahoma City, OK

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Portraits

          Comments about Manfrotto Background Support System (9' Width):

          Good case and an interlocking system that makes this backdrop system easy to transport. A little flimsy (stands) but not too bad.

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          • No

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          5.0

          A+++++++

          By Jeff

          from Tn

          Comments about Manfrotto Background Support System (9' Width):

          Well built material absolute quality A++++++

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          5.0

          Awesome!

          By Elij

          from Western MA

          Comments about Manfrotto Background Support System (9' Width):

          This system is simply awesome. Top quality and easy to setup. The bar is really nice, you can extend it to the length you need and just simply twist the bar and lock it in place! Love it.

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          5.0

          Good product

          By Sarah

          from Texas

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Manfrotto Background Support System (9' Width):

          This product is easy to set-up, it's light weight, and durable. I recommend it!

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          5.0

          Versatile and Strong

          By Salmanduaij

          from Bahrain

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Portraits

            Comments about Manfrotto Background Support System (9' Width):

            Everything you would expect from a moveable background stand. It folds very nicely into a small neat frame, case included.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            5.0

            Brilliant design for the price

            By Fivestop

            from Detroit Mi

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Portraits

              Comments about Manfrotto Background Support System (9' Width):

              This is a great backdrop for the pro on the go! It is light weight and sturdy. It also comes with clamp accessories for your lights/ reflectors. Great little bag that it all folds up into. I would definitely recommend this for anyone who shoots on the go or by themself.

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              5.0

              Ideal mobile background

              By Bak4mas

              from Prescott, Az

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Portraits

                Comments about Manfrotto Background Support System (9' Width):

                I use this in my studio and mobile shoots. Sturdy enough for normal use indoors or out. Bring sand bags.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Quality, Stability, Functionality

                By Rod

                from Dallas, TX

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Stable
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • Cross Bar Attach Design

                Best Uses

                • Commercial Photography
                • Portraits
                • Table top photography
                • Video interviews

                Comments about Manfrotto Background Support System (9' Width):

                I'm using this background support system for both still photography and video assignments with rolled seamless paper. The design of the stands with their interlocking stack make them easy to store and even easier to set up. The cross bar extends and locks firmly and mounts onto the stands as you would expect. My only minor gripe is that the fittings on each end of the cross bar don't fit easily through the tube of the seamless paper roll. They mount on the stands nicely, but you have to either screw in the retaining screw all the way or remove it for the bar to fit. (Look closely at the photos of how the cross bar attaches to the stand and you'll see what I mean.) This is only an inconvenience, but I would expect a product designed to be used with seamless rolls would have given this a little more consideration.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Perfect background support solution

                By RNCotton

                from Memphis, TN

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • Expensive

                Best Uses

                • Portraits

                Comments about Manfrotto Background Support System (9' Width):

                I needed a portable bacground support system that was easy to set up and strike while being lightweight yet sturdy. The Manfrotto system fits all my needs better than expected.

                The air cushioned stands fold flat and lock together. The telescoping pole extends and collapses easily. No more 3-piece poles to fight with. Slip the pole through your muslin background pocket, or secure it with the included clamps. I can set up a 10' wide, 8' tall background in less than 5 minutes, by myself. When it's time to strike, it all collapses and slips into the small shoulder sling bag, along with room for a few more accessories and umbrellas.

                I walk into a location for studio setups carrying nothing more than my camera backpack over one shoulder, this background support system on the other shoulder, and a couple of light stands for my speedlites. One person, one trip, no carts.

                I've been using this setup for 3 years now, on the road, with no problems.The only complaint I have is the price. That's the only reason I give it 4 stars rather than 5.

                Lightweight, air cushioned, easy to set up and strike, packs tightly, but expensive for what it is.

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                5.0

                Lives up to Manfrotto brand

                By Herb

                from Kansas City, KS

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Modular
                • Packs Easily
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • 1 And 2 People Portraits
                  • Small Product Photography
                  • Studio Hanging Backdrops

                  Comments about Manfrotto Background Support System (9' Width):

                  Replaced my "home made" configuration with this system and really love it. It's easily sturdy enough for my studio work, and I don't intend to take it on the road. The 2 clamps are very nice and all the hardware, like knobs, are professional quality.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Sturdy gear

                  By 201307

                  from LA, CA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Manfrotto Background Support System (9' Width):

                    Pricey comparing similar products

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great value!

                    By M.M Photography

                    from Illinois

                    About Me Getting Started

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Portraits
                      • Studio

                      Comments about Manfrotto Background Support System (9' Width):

                      I don't have much experience but I'm satisfied with the easy set up and take down. It also holds heavier backdrops :) I think I'm going to LOVE this thing!

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Easy Peasy

                      By SeattleK

                      from Seattle, Wa

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Portraits
                        • Studio
                        • Traveling

                        Comments about Manfrotto Background Support System (9' Width):

                        This is such a thoughtful product. The way everything fits together in the small shoulder sling is awesome. The lightweight system sets up so easy and stands very sturdy. A real winner!

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Solid Construction and Easy to Setup

                        By jim_k

                        from Orlando, FL

                        About Me Semi-Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use
                          • Home
                          • Portraits
                          • Studio
                          • Traveling

                          Comments about Manfrotto Background Support System (9' Width):

                          I use this support system in a home studio and on location. It is sturdy and easy to assemble and disassemble. the light stands are air assist so when you release the locking mechanism the poles do not just slam down. The hardware is top quality and seem like they will provide years of service in heavy use. Cross pole is build solid too and can hold the weight of a large 10X20 muslin back drop although the ligth stands only extend to 7.75'. It comes with a very nice carrying bag that holds all the pieces without a struggle to get them in the bag. The bag is very durable and has carry handles and a shoulder sling. I would recommend this product.

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                          5.0

                          Light Weight But Stable

                          By Orchid Fancier

                          from Boston Area

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home
                            • Studio

                            Comments about Manfrotto Background Support System (9' Width):

                            This is a light weight system that is very useable for a cloth background. I haven't tried it with a heavy roll of paper. Easy to put up and take down and relatively compact to store. I use it for photographing orchids and cactus from my greenhouse as well as for still lifes.

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                            4.0

                            Lightweight, solid construction

                            By joe photo

                            from boston, ma

                            About Me Semi-Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Portraits
                              • Studio

                              Comments about Manfrotto Background Support System (9' Width):

                              easy to set-up, lightweight, portable

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Great Stand!

                              By Drew

                              from Portland, OR

                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Everyday use
                                • Home
                                • Macro Photography
                                • Portraits
                                • Studio

                                Comments about Manfrotto Background Support System (9' Width):

                                A very sturdy stand!

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                                • No

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