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ImpactMuslin Background - 10 x 12' (Black)
 
4.5

(based on 92 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (50)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (37)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (50)
  • Good color value (47)
  • Lightweight (35)
  • Attaches securely (20)
  • Long-lasting (15)

Cons

  • Wrinkles (3)

Best Uses

  • Indoors (46)
  • Portraits (45)
  • General purpose (32)
  • Outdoor events / games (17)
  • Low light (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (30), Pro photographer (23), Photo enthusiast (8), Casual photographer (4), Photography student (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (65)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great for the value! Convenience in so many ways!

I used a muslin background in the past for years but was tired of ironing out the wrinkles in the muslin before each shoot and every piece of link showing on it in the...Read complete review

I used a muslin background in the past for years but was tired of ironing out the wrinkles in the muslin before each shoot and every piece of link showing on it in the images. So I switched to seamless paper rolls. But storage was an issue and it gets tiresome transporting big heavy rolls in/out of car.  Although I use 20lb sandbags for my backdrop stand legs, having the roll sway sometimes during a shoot was always worrisome...especially during a newborn shoot. That was my cue to switch back to muslin and I wish I would've done it years sooner.

This Impact muslin background PROS:
Lightweight and good quality (not super heavy thickness nor cheap like a bed sheet like some have described it as)
Comes with a small convenient clear carrying bag to transport to shoots so it won't get dirty
Perfect size for full body sessions, up to 3 people can fit within this background size
Experience taught me that you don't have to steam iron the backdrop with every use, just stretch the background to the side poles of your background stand and hold it with clips 
Experience also taught me to have your subject situated at least 4 feet away from the backdrop, and with proper lighting, you won't see any wrinkles at all nor lint in the images...nor have to add shadow or blacks to darken it in post.

I shot in front of a window with closed mini blinds, it's thin enough that light was able to be seen through. So I just pulled up the bottom portion of the backdrop and clipped it to the top so it was now double layered. Zero light came through whatsoever. Attached is an example image.

Great value for what you're paying. I also ordered in white. Same thing, just double fold and no light will peer through from behind.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Large, but wrinkley

The best thing about the muslin background is its size; it's plenty big enough for most jobs, and it has no seams.
The only disadvantage I have noticed so far is that...Read complete review

The best thing about the muslin background is its size; it's plenty big enough for most jobs, and it has no seams.
The only disadvantage I have noticed so far is that it is very difficult, if not impossible, to iron out the wrinkles.I often use it to cover a table on which I photograph objects, and when the cloth is in the frame the wrinkles are visible. Perhaps paper or canvas would have been a better choice.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great quality backdrops

By Chaz

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Muslin Background - 10 x 12' (Black):

I bought two of these two use as large side flags around my seamless white backdrop (thanks for the idea Zach Arias). Work great, and I swap them in as actual backgrounds when I want to.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great for the value! Convenience in so many ways!

By E.

from Undisclosed

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Site Member

Comments about Impact Muslin Background - 10 x 12' (Black):

I used a muslin background in the past for years but was tired of ironing out the wrinkles in the muslin before each shoot and every piece of link showing on it in the images. So I switched to seamless paper rolls. But storage was an issue and it gets tiresome transporting big heavy rolls in/out of car.  Although I use 20lb sandbags for my backdrop stand legs, having the roll sway sometimes during a shoot was always worrisome...especially during a newborn shoot. That was my cue to switch back to muslin and I wish I would've done it years sooner.

This Impact muslin background PROS:
Lightweight and good quality (not super heavy thickness nor cheap like a bed sheet like some have described it as)
Comes with a small convenient clear carrying bag to transport to shoots so it won't get dirty
Perfect size for full body sessions, up to 3 people can fit within this background size
Experience taught me that you don't have to steam iron the backdrop with every use, just stretch the background to the side poles of your background stand and hold it with clips 
Experience also taught me to have your subject situated at least 4 feet away from the backdrop, and with proper lighting, you won't see any wrinkles at all nor lint in the images...nor have to add shadow or blacks to darken it in post.

I shot in front of a window with closed mini blinds, it's thin enough that light was able to be seen through. So I just pulled up the bottom portion of the backdrop and clipped it to the top so it was now double layered. Zero light came through whatsoever. Attached is an example image.

Great value for what you're paying. I also ordered in white. Same thing, just double fold and no light will peer through from behind.

 
5.0

great buy!!

By Robbin

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Muslin Background - 10 x 12' (Black):

nice quality fabric and large

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good background fabric for the price.

By Walter

from Orlando, FL

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Muslin Background - 10 x 12' (Black):

This was great for the price. Very affordable and it is thick enough that you don't see through it. The pocket at the top appears to be sewn well. The fabric isn't super thick or heavy, but thick enough. Wrinkles from being packaged steamed out relatively easily. They also come with reusable zipper packages if you need to setup and take down frequently.

 
4.0

Durable and reliable

By Ethan

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Muslin Background - 10 x 12' (Black):

Please be aware that this is the very first backdrop I have purchased. I had it up for several days in my living room, took it down, and will bring it back up again while dressed as Santa to do some photo shoots with my kids. It is fairly durable and the photos using it look great. I noticed that it does have an unfortunate tendency to attract both pets and any hair they lose, so don't leave it sitting for long.

 
5.0

Great price !

By Erickson

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Muslin Background - 10 x 12' (Black):

Muslim backdrop awesome!

 
5.0

Lightweight and Easy to Pack

By Jesse

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Muslin Background - 10 x 12' (Black):

Great for travel. Lightweight, easy to fold, doesn't pick up lent too easily. Packed it from VA, flew to Maui and used for athlete headshots.

 
4.0

Great for a small studio backdrop

By Sharp Shooter

from Dallas, TX

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Muslin Background - 10 x 12' (Black):

I am a hobby photographer and I sometimes turn my living room into a small studio for fine art shots with models. I bought this backdrop to hang over my large balcony door and window to reduce ambient light for low-key shots (My studio flashes are inexpensive and do not put out enough power to satisfactorily compete with bright sunlight leaking through the window blinds on low-key portraits). The backdrop is fairly heavy, but it is thin enough that some sunlight does come through the black fabric. HOWEVER, I have found this to be of almost no trouble for my purposes. First, positioning a flash or continuous light to shine on the front of the backdrop effectively eliminates all visual evidence of spill-through from behind, and it appears just flat black. Also, since I am using this to help with low-key shots, by definition the background is blackened out and not seen -- this backdrop stops more than enough sunlight from coming through for me to easily obtain that inky black background that low-key shots are all about. If the fabric is not thick enough for your purposes, you could easily purchase two of these and double them up -- for the price, that is certainly a feasible option.

P.S. My backdrop came quite wrinkly out of the package -- as you would expect, given how small it is folded. This does not effect my low-key shots, but if you actually want to see the backdrop in your photos, I suggest steaming the wrinkles out of this one.

 
5.0

Does the job!

By Pizza Commander

from New York, NY

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Muslin Background - 10 x 12' (Black):

I already own one and needed to extend it - does a great job of falling off to black.

 
5.0

good quality

By Yervant

from Warwick, RI

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Good Color Value

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General Use
    • Indoors
    • Portraits

    Comments about Impact Muslin Background - 10 x 12' (Black):

    Good quality and durable

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great quality for a reasonable price

    By JS

    from Spring, TX

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Impact Muslin Background - 10 x 12' (Black):

    We purchased 5 of these panels to create a backdrop to our stage at church. The fact that they came already hemmed eliminated a step in buying fabric, sewing, etc, and the fact that they were for photography means they work well with light - we were looking for something more light absorbent than light reflective. Great product. Planning to purchase another set in white.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Happy Customer

    By Alex

    from San Francisco

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Impact Muslin Background - 10 x 12' (Black):

    The product is just what the description says it is. I was concerned due to the product photo that it wouldn't be black enough, but it is. Yes, it has creases, but it IS fabric, so that's what happens. On test shots, it still came out black enough that you don't notice, and what you DO notice you can easily Photoshop out. Sure, paper has no creases, but it's heavy, difficult to transport, is consumable and you can't adjust the width. I like the flexibility of fabric. For my first backdrop purchase, I'm pleased!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    great quality

    By davemd

    from princeton nj

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Good Color Value

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors

      Comments about Impact Muslin Background - 10 x 12' (Black):

      fabric was perfect. did the job better than expected!!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Great Product

      By Nichols Films

      from Newtown, PA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Well made

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Cinematography
        • General Use
        • Indoors
        • Outdoors
        • Portrait Photography
        • Portraits
        • Special Events

        Comments about Impact Muslin Background - 10 x 12' (Black):

        I purchased this for my portable studio. It's perfect for portrait photography and cinematography. B&H is unbelievably fast with shipping. I've never waited more than a day to receive a product from them. They are an amazing company!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great background for the cost

        By Photohobby

        from Massachusetts

        Comments about Impact Muslin Background - 10 x 12' (Black):

        I purchased this for a school dance shoot. Worked great, good quality and durable. Was very dirty due to students stepping on it, but washed it and everything came out fine. Good product.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great if you need a larger background

        By Andrew

        from Saline, MI

        About Me Photography Student

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Good Color Value

        Cons

        • Wrinkles easily

        Best Uses

        • Indoors
        • Portraits

        Comments about Impact Muslin Background - 10 x 12' (Black):

        This works well if you need a larger background, It does wrinkle very easily, so be ready to work those out. If you think you can work with a smaller background, The Wescott X-Drop is faster and easier to set up and has much fewer wrinkles. I did have to go on location with this backdrop and it held up nicely (aside from having to transport the support poles-whitch is a pain!)

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Inexpensive and good

        By LA Bill

        from Los Angeles, CA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors
          • Portraits
          • Special Events

          Comments about Impact Muslin Background - 10 x 12' (Black):

          More opaque than expected for the price. Good material. Strong front light keeps window light from bleeding.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Another great product from Impact!

          By Gerald F

          from chino Hills, Ca

          About Me Photography Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Securely
          • Durable
          • Good Color Value
          • Lightweight
          • Long-Lasting
          • Powerful

          Cons

          • Nothing

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Indoors
          • Portraits
          • Special Events

          Comments about Impact Muslin Background - 10 x 12' (Black):

          This is a high quality muslin background

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Perfect for my intended use

          By Angela the Art Teacher

          from Orlando, FL

          About Me Photography Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Thin

          Best Uses

          • General Use

          Comments about Impact Muslin Background - 10 x 12' (Black):

          This product will be used in my classroom for project purposes. It is sturdy enough to handle the normal wear and tear, and it can be used to dress up or down.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          It's great!

          By jessicaphotogirl

          from Bossier City

          Comments about Impact Muslin Background - 10 x 12' (Black):

          This is my first time buying a backdrop and I love it! It came in great condition :)

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