Botero #038 CollapsibleBackground (5x7') (Dark, Medium Grey)

Botero #038 CollapsibleBackground (5x7') (Dark, Medium Grey)

Botero #038 CollapsibleBackground (5x7') (Dark, Medium Grey)

B&H # BOBC57038 MFR # C03857
Botero #038 CollapsibleBackground (5x7') (Dark, Medium Grey)

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Botero Backgrounds result from many years of hard work and dedication to improving their products in order to guarantee the quality that distinguishes Botero from other sources.

Continual participation in international events related to photography and publicity, has permitted them to stay up to date with current trends such as colors and textures.

Colors depicted may vary slightly, due to differences in computer monitors, printed media, and variances in manufacturer's dyes or paints.

Because the corners of the background are curved, the overall dimensions may be slightly smaller.

Durable cotton-poly blend material on a steel frame
Waterproof and translucent
Practical to use in studio or on location
Folds to form a circle 24" (60cm) in diameter
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Botero #038 CollapsibleBackground (5x7') (Dark, Medium Grey)
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  • 1-Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    Botero C03857 specs

    Color #038 - Dark, Medium Grey
    Size 5 x 7' (1.5 x 2.1 m)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.2 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 26.0 x 26.0 x 0.5"

    Botero C03857 reviews

    #038 CollapsibleBackground (5x7') (Dark, Medium Grey) is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 349.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very practical, good quality The Botero collapsible background is a great deal. Compared to other collapsible backgrounds in the market, it has a great price. Despite the reasonable price, the background is well made, and very convenient. It would take me quite a long time to set up a standard muslin backdrop, but the Bolero sets up in literally seconds, and it is virtually wrinkle free. It collapses quite quickly too, and is very portable. I am very tempted to order different colors and patterns to add to my photographer's toolbox. Note that it may not be mentioned in the product description, but the backside is essentially black, so it can be used as a background as well.
    Date published: 2009-11-02
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Collapsible and Mobile Background! This is a great background that I've used for multiple portrait shoots. I would probably advise that you get used to collapsing this backdrop before you bring it out on shoots because it takes some getting used to. Oh, and you can easily alter the color of the backdrop a bit by using a colored gel filter. The one thing about this backdrop is that if you use a hard flash, you might be able to see through the backdrop. I just wish the backdrop was a bit thicker so light wouldn't leak through it. When you're using a mobile backdrop stand, you might see the pole behind it. But all in all, this is a great backdrop that I would recommend to anyone.
    Date published: 2015-01-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works even better than I hoped I bought this to replace a large muslin backdrop that I use all the time. As the shooting spaces have gotten smaller, the space for a backdrop and poles has gotten more cramped as well. This is an excellent solution. One light stand, and a clamp and you're up and ready to go. Big difference. One side is light gray, the other a darker gray. This gives me all the range of gray I need. If I want a lighter background then I just move the BG closer to my light. I saw some complaints re: twisting it up to restore to its bag. I have found that if you step on one end and twist, it folds up easily. Simply put, nothing bad to say about this at all.
    Date published: 2016-11-30
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Hard to Fold, Not as shown in photo I purchased this product with the hope that I would be able to use it when I do on location studio sessions. Unfortunately the background does not fold easily at all. It pops back open as soon as you try to twist to close it. It's clumsy and not as rigid as one would hope. I expected browns and golds as shown in the photo, but it is more of a rainbow color, with blues, pinks and purples added in. I wouldn't buy this again. I wish this product came in a smaller size to make it more portable. Would not be a problem if you left it open in your studio all the time. Needs a stand to keep from tipping as well.
    Date published: 2009-12-14
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Should have spent a bit more I bought the backdrop to use with a bit of location portrait work. I was tossing between this backdrop and the Lastolite (which was more than double the price) however was told there was no difference between the two. When I received the backdrop I noticed the grey was a fair bit off the colour as pictured on my calibrated monitor (though I did note where it did say colours differ from monitor to monitor) and there were some creases in the backdrop that I don't think would come out and would definitely show up in photos. Wish I had spent a bit more and got the Lastolite version that is crease free. I hope my friend who bought this product too after my recommendation prior to receiving the product doesn't feel the same way.
    Date published: 2011-06-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for portraits I'm a photographer for a foundation that takes complimentary portraits at hospitals for families who's baby is stillborn, and I needed a background that I could take with me and use to make it look like all the pictures were not taken in a hospital room. This is large enough when unfolded to fit the parents and baby in the shot, but folds up nicely so I can carry it around. Exactly what I was looking for, and it also works well for classic head shots.
    Date published: 2009-03-16
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not really dark grey I needed a grey portable background for a conference and exec headshots. It is nice to have a small background to take on location. I only wish this one was thicker. It has very thin material and is see through if not placed close to a wall. Also, the color is not as dark of a grey as I was hoping. I can adjust my camera settings and placement of clients to make it appear darker, but I would have preferred it being as described. It will work for my immediate purpose but I will continue my search. The next question asks if I would recommend to a friend...not leaving any room for comment. I would not but, it really depends on their need for a lightweight portable background.
    Date published: 2016-10-22
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect for what I was after! The Collapsible Background #023 by Botero is fantastic. Seen and recommended by The Strobist in one of his training CDs, this background certainly lives up to expectations. It is very light weight and most importantly easily transportable from one on-site job to another - which was what I was after. The dark grey background suits both business portraits as well as individual family portraits. ie mother & baby. At first collapsing the background was a little tricky but a quick reference to a YouTube video demonstrating how it was done, soon had that sorted out!
    Date published: 2012-02-14
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