Lastolite HiLite Illuminated White Background (6 x 7')

Lastolite HiLite Illuminated White Background (6 x 7')

Lastolite HiLite Illuminated White Background (6 x 7')

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Product Highlights

  • Sets Up/Down Easily / Collapsible
  • Great for Hi Key Lighting
  • Provides Even Background Light
  • Free Standing
  • Can Be Used as a Huge Softbox
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The Lastolite HiLite Illuminated White Background is a unique way to achieve hi key photographs. This inventive system, allows the photographer to minimize lighting scenarios while achieving spectacular results.

The HiLite Background is different in that it permits you to place your strobe head INSIDE the background, completely directing the light to the background and filling it with white light. No more worrying about 'spill' or having to test to see if the background light is positioned correctly since the background will be evenly lit. Furthermore, because the background is actually illuminated it means the subject can stand virtually right in front of it without casting a shadow.

This system also works as a rear softbox and can illuminate your subject as well. This means you can simply use use one other light in the front and you're ready to shoot.

Illuminates background evenly eliminating the need for a separate rear light
Free standing
Can be suspended on a Lastolite 1108 background support system
An optional 'wipe clean' vinyl train is also available
Can even be used as a very large softbox
Available in four sizes
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Lastolite HiLite Illuminated White Background (6 x 7')
  • HiLite Background
  • 4 x Support Rods
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    Dimensions 6 x 7' (1.8 x 2.1 m)
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    Package Weight 21.0 lb
    HiLite Illuminated White Background (6 x 7') is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 45.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The HiLite is Better than I thought I've used this for several jobs with great results. Easy to use, works great with one flash unit inside the Hilite. I use either an old Nikon sb-26, or a sb-900 set to optical slave. Pops up like a charm, set up is a breeze. I strongly suggest looking at the Lastolite videos on folding directions. Once you get the hang of it, it's very easy to fold up and put away. The 6x7 is very manageable. The materials look very durable. My only disappointment is with the carrying case. The zipper tab broke immediately under normal use. However the case itself appears to be well made.
    Date published: 2010-04-25
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Results, Not Exactly Portable I've used the HiLite at my home studio and it has worked flawlessly. However, when it came time to take it to a wedding reception to take portraits in the hall, I had to get a friend over to help me fold it up. It's supposed to fold like a reflector but is very stubborn and after 15 minutes of trying I had to get help. The two of us struggled a bit, but finally got it into it's case. The Hilite was a big hit at the reception, but I had limited time to tear down before the hall closed and never could get the Hilite folded up correctly. No shadows even when subject is right up against background. I used Elinchrom D-Lite 4 set. So great results, but not easy for travel.
    Date published: 2008-09-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have made the right decision.. I have had to think a lot before buying this as for studio high key photography and thanks god I bought it. I am in love with it as much as my family and friends. I have taken stunning picture with and all of them were amazed. I also use it to take pictures by using it a big softbox. I use it with my Canon Flashlite 580ex II and it works really great. One last thing to say, make sure you watch youtube videos to know how to fold it because I almost broke mine trying to fold it for 30 minutes with no success even after watching the Lastolite's folding video to instruct how to fold it easily but it didnt work for until I have seen other peoples' videos. I am happy with it.
    Date published: 2011-09-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing but hard to close! I use this lastolite as a white background. I put in the Alien Bees 800 lights in them and it creates a wrinkle free pure white background.Now, after using this for several times in 4 years, it loses the flexibility to closes OR STAND UP STRAIGHT.This is something that needs to be placed in a studio and stay up in a studio. If you open and close it often, it will lose its flexibility and would not STAND big and tall. It will slouch. I didn't use mine often so I guess the make or quality is not all that...However, it's light once you open it up and movable. Closing it is a whole different review. You need to watch the video 5 times so it would become easy to close.Oh, I only paid $ for this. Wait for a promotion and save $200 bucks.
    Date published: 2013-04-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy to use, and put away. Most people love this background as it will make your subject stand out. Some people hate it, because it will make them stick out. I would say about 90% like, and 7% dont, with 3% not sure! It works as advertised, just be aware that you will get some backlighting from this, especially when they are closer to it. I only use one strobe inside of it and it works just fine. Lots of fun to use. Watch the videos on Youtube to learn how to fold it up and its easy. I can put it away within seconds. It may be a bit pricey, but considering you can use it for a large softbox as well as background, it helps justify the cost.
    Date published: 2009-11-28
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good but pricey. Ease of use hi-key photography is made easy with this product. Colored gels over the flash units would even product varying color backdrops. It's very difficult to collapse though, especially at first. It's also pretty expensive once you relalize what your actually getting. Works well for key photography though, but the case it comes with is very cheap. The strap broke the first time i used it. A local seamstress charged me $16 to repair and she said the the sewing within the case was shockingly cheap and bad. Even the zipper is starting to come out already....but nothing another trip to the seamstress can't fix i hope. ...and why do no Lastolite products come with any directions? Thank God for youtube at least!
    Date published: 2008-09-13
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from I used to love this! No more. I've loved every lastolite product I've purchased, and this was no different, at first. But after 5 months, the fabric yellowed on me like an old newspaper... it is now useless in conjunction with other lights. None of my other lastolite products have turned yellow.
    Date published: 2014-07-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from THIS REALLY WORKS!!! I saw a lot of videos on this thing and thought it was way over priced. I finally put the 6'x7' in my basket one day and it was $150.00 off (on sale). If I'd know that I would have bought it sooner.Anyway, took it to a dog event, as I shoot dog portraits and it was easy as pie to setup, I could move the dog near it without white spill (as they only give you a 10' x 10' space in those events). I had trouble putting it back so I jammed it in my car any ole way just to be able to get it home. Then it got twisted inside and wouldn't stand erect. I fiddled with it and got my husband and we got it untwisted. I THEN viewed the viewed the video on how to put it back..works like a charm! Highly recommended!
    Date published: 2010-09-12
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