Backdrop Alley Commando Cloth Backdrop (10 x 12', Black)

Backdrop Alley Commando Cloth Backdrop (10 x 12', Black)

Backdrop Alley Commando Cloth Backdrop (10 x 12', Black)


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Product Highlights

  • Eliminates Bleed Through from Back Light
  • Light Absorbing Design
  • 16 oz, 100% Cotton Fabric
  • Flame Retardant
  • 4" Pole Pocket for Back Support System
  • Grommet Rings for Hanging
  • Twill Weave / Velvet Like One-Sided Nap
  • Finished Side and Bottom Edges
  • Lighter Material Than Velour
  • Machine Washable
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Backdrop Alley BAB12BK overview

  • 1Description

The black 10 x 12' Commando Cloth Backdrop from Backdrop Alley has been created to help eliminate bleed through from your back light. This is a flame retardant, machine washable, 16 oz, 100% cotton light absorbing fabric made from a twill weave and velvet-like nap on one side. It features grommet rings for easy hanging as well as a 4" pole pocket at the top for use with your optional background support system.

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

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Backdrop Alley BAB12BK specs

Number of Backdrops 1
Color/Design Black
Dimensions 10 x 12' / 3 x 3.7 m
Packaging Info
Package Weight 8.0 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 16.3 x 12.2 x 4.2"

Backdrop Alley BAB12BK reviews

Commando Cloth Backdrop (10 x 12', Black) is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 13.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It is pitch black This thing is a black hole. No bleed through, no wrinkles visible. You can make it go grey with sidelighting under certain angles of course but it will not be easy. This backdrop is as good as it gets when you need to go dark.
Date published: 2013-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 100% perfect black background This backdrop is perfect for creating a flawless black background. I needed a black background for full length photos that could be hung on a large wall, so this fit my requirements. Eyelets are pressed into the top edge and there is a slot for a background crossbar. This product is very durable and thick with a soft texture that doesn't reflect light. Placing the correct distance between your subject makes sure you get perfect results. For strobes... If you place your subject at least 8feet from the backdrop, meter your setup correctly, and shoot around F6 to F8, then you'll achieve a perfect black. It folds up like a blanket and can be transported easily. The dye used on the fabric will slightly rub off onto surfaces fresh out the packaging, so give it a good washing if you're concerned. I have a thinner 12oz version I purchased from another company that works but is not heavy-duty like this one.
Date published: 2015-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from drop cloth shot this drop cloth (and the white one) in mid day sunlight in central park in provided a perfect black background with zero reflection. the 10x12 was the perfect size too...was able to shoot 5 models standing and sitting with plenty of room above and below the subjects. i also washed it in the washing machine and it washed well.
Date published: 2014-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Black Backdrop I've ever used!!!! Simply put, we were blown away over and over by how black this backdrop is! Even with light wrinkles in it, when we used it for a 3 light setup for interviews the background is so black that we couldn't even tell if it was a black cloth or green screen shoot with a solid black background. We shot 120 interviews in 14 different locations with it, and every one looks like it was shot in the same studio with this amazing solid black backdrop! I would very very highly recommend it to anyone!
Date published: 2018-10-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Quality Backdrop I bought this one after returning a Muslin one. This backdrop does not leak light from my studio strobe through like the lesser quality backdrop did. With the cheaper one you could see right through the backdrop with a correctly exposed subject in front of the cloth. The cloth is heavy (looks like it could be made from felt but weighs more) and is a very black color. It's a flat finish that doesn't reflect light. The only complaint I have is for this price it should come with a bag.
Date published: 2015-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reduces the heat in studio! This backdrop is awesome. Not only does it keep the room dark and block all the light from big picture windows but it has reduced the heat in the room by 20 degrees or more as a result. My only complaint is that they do shed a bit. I have little dust bunnies everywhere but I do believe in time this will become less. I'm using this over a large picture window. Perfect size to cover the entire window. Used conduit and shower curtain rings to hang it from the ceiling.
Date published: 2016-04-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great at eliminating bleed Very easy to prep and hang; great size for individual and small group photographs.
Date published: 2013-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice quality product Exceed my expectations after reading the reviews prior to purchasing. Was well packed i.e. folded for shipment. Of course, there are some folding wrinkles. Hung on my backdrop for four days prior tu use. Used some weighted bags on the bottom of the backdrop to create tension on the cloth. Did not get rid of the folding wrinkles. However not an issue for me. The backdrop was placed behind my subjects by about 6 feet. DOF was f/5.6 at about 15 feet so the backdrop was not in the focal plane, therefore, wrinkles are a non issue. Going to rent a furniture steamer and see if that minimizes them before buying one. They are +$400 for a good one. Then plan on buying 4-6" PVC pipe 12 ft long so I can transport the backdrop rolled up. I don't have a studio so my backdrop and Profoto strobes and 3' softboxes go on the road with me. See photos
Date published: 2018-10-04
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