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ImpactReversible Crushed Muslin Background (10 x 12', Charcoal/Smoke Gray)
 
4.4

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good color value (13)
  • Attaches securely (11)
  • Durable (11)
  • Lightweight (11)
  • Long-lasting (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Portraits (16)
  • Indoors (11)
  • General purpose (8)
  • Outdoor events / games (7)
  • Low light (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (8), Semi-pro photographer (6), Photo enthusiast (4), Casual photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (21)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good enough.

I wanted to find a cheap background option with some really subtle texture... Along the lines of what you'd see in an Oliphant hand painted backdrop. After steaming a lot of the crinkles...Read complete review

I wanted to find a cheap background option with some really subtle texture... Along the lines of what you'd see in an Oliphant hand painted backdrop. After steaming a lot of the crinkles out of the fabric and blurring it a bit with my lens choice (f/1.4) I'm reasonably pleased with the product at this price point. You can make it a lot more subtle when the subject is further from the backdrop.

Cons: I think it's a stretch to call this a reversible backdrop... the difference certainly is not as stark as it appears in the sample images on the BH site. The lighter grey side seems like it happened to get less dye on it and as an afterthought they called it reversible since its subtly different. But no big deal.

Be aware that it is very thin material. Cannot block light from the back side.

Over all though, I'm glad to have bought it. Still gets 4 stars from me. Just be aware of these things.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Reversible Muslin 10x12

The backdrop took a very long time to get here.
The contrast between the light gray and dark grey is almost non existent. Both sides looks dark gray, not very happy with the...Read complete review

The backdrop took a very long time to get here.
The contrast between the light gray and dark grey is almost non existent. Both sides looks dark gray, not very happy with the color.

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5.0

Love it!

By Devin

from Jackson, Michigan

Comments about Impact Reversible Crushed Muslin Background (10 x 12', Charcoal/Smoke Gray):

Tried making my own, failed horribly. Bought this on a whim, and love it! Going to be buying more impact products soon...

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5.0

Light Weight

By Photo

from Washington, DC

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Good Color Value
  • Long-Lasting

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General Use

    Comments about Impact Reversible Crushed Muslin Background (10 x 12', Charcoal/Smoke Gray):

    Easy to handle. Good mid-tone grey.

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    • No

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    4.0

    Good value

    By Mrs. Turner

    from DFW Texas

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors
        • Portraits
        • Special Events

        Comments about Impact Reversible Crushed Muslin Background (10 x 12', Charcoal/Smoke Gray):

        The one I received does have two noticeably different shades of gray. The cloth seems to be of good quality. I would have preferred more grommets though.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Good enough.

        By gmccurdy

        from Orlando, FL

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Portraits

          Comments about Impact Reversible Crushed Muslin Background (10 x 12', Charcoal/Smoke Gray):

          I wanted to find a cheap background option with some really subtle texture... Along the lines of what you'd see in an Oliphant hand painted backdrop. After steaming a lot of the crinkles out of the fabric and blurring it a bit with my lens choice (f/1.4) I'm reasonably pleased with the product at this price point. You can make it a lot more subtle when the subject is further from the backdrop.

          Cons: I think it's a stretch to call this a reversible backdrop... the difference certainly is not as stark as it appears in the sample images on the BH site. The lighter grey side seems like it happened to get less dye on it and as an afterthought they called it reversible since its subtly different. But no big deal.

          Be aware that it is very thin material. Cannot block light from the back side.

          Over all though, I'm glad to have bought it. Still gets 4 stars from me. Just be aware of these things.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Good value

          By Geo

          from Pacific Northwest

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Portraits

            Comments about Impact Reversible Crushed Muslin Background (10 x 12', Charcoal/Smoke Gray):

            Well made, comes with a zipped plastic pouch. The color of the product may not appear as saturated as in the photo, but portrait lighting and stopping down on the background brings it out the color.

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            5.0

            Great quality

            By Lorenzo

            from Chicago, IL

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Good Color Value

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Portraits
              • Special Events

              Comments about Impact Reversible Crushed Muslin Background (10 x 12', Charcoal/Smoke Gray):

              Excellent fabric

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              • No

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              5.0

              Dual sided background

              By Dan NYC

              from New York City

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Portraits
                • Special Events

                Comments about Impact Reversible Crushed Muslin Background (10 x 12', Charcoal/Smoke Gray):

                2 different shades just spin around front to back to change. Stays fairly free of wrinkles. Great value

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                5.0

                Great material! Great Price!

                By Tim

                from Amarillo, Texas

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Good Color Value
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Indoors
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Impact Reversible Crushed Muslin Background (10 x 12', Charcoal/Smoke Gray):

                  We use this background for announcement videos. The material is great!

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Nice Product

                  By Bruno

                  from Somewhere

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Securely
                  • Durable
                  • Good Color Value
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors
                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Impact Reversible Crushed Muslin Background (10 x 12', Charcoal/Smoke Gray):

                    No complaints. The two sides aren't as similar as many here make them out to be. It's fine as far as I'm concerned. Would buy it again.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Nice pattern, needs dark backing,

                    By AndyG

                    from Fort Collins, CO

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Color Value
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors
                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Impact Reversible Crushed Muslin Background (10 x 12', Charcoal/Smoke Gray):

                      This nice fabric makes a good professional background. The two sides aren't that different, but the fabric overall is dark enough that depending on how you light it, it serves as a completely black backdrop or a dark textured grey backdrop. I like the subtle texture. Sometimes I use a deep colored spot from my speedlite on the center to add interest, and this backdrop has enough reflectivity for that.

                      The fabric is not very thick, which is a good thing for transporting, hanging, and steaming flat. However, you'll want to hang another Muslin or other piece of fabric behind it to prevent seeing through, unless you're in a dark studio in which case this isn't a problem.

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                      5.0

                      good quality

                      By snapoutdoors

                      from St Louis, Mo

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Securely
                      • Durable
                      • Good Color Value

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors
                        • Portraits
                        • Special Events

                        Comments about Impact Reversible Crushed Muslin Background (10 x 12', Charcoal/Smoke Gray):

                        This just arrived. In examining it, it met my expectations on quality & I can't wait to use it in a photo shoot.

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                        2.0

                        Not as dark as I wanted

                        By Jamie

                        from Madison, WI

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attaches Securely
                        • Durable
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Color Doesn't Match Web

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use
                        • Indoors
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Impact Reversible Crushed Muslin Background (10 x 12', Charcoal/Smoke Gray):

                        The photo makes the one side look quite dark. It is not very dark. Other than that it is a nice backdrop.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Great but have a steamer handy

                        By Tendo

                        from Catskill Mountains

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Color Value
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors
                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Impact Reversible Crushed Muslin Background (10 x 12', Charcoal/Smoke Gray):

                          Backdrop - very good. Might have been packaged differently, but wrinkles are not that big a deal. Nice drop.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Excellent product for a fair price

                          By Mtmelody

                          from Billings, MT

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attaches Securely
                          • Durable
                          • Good Color Value

                          Cons

                          • Heavy
                          • Wrinkles Must Be Steamed

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors
                          • Low Light
                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Impact Reversible Crushed Muslin Background (10 x 12', Charcoal/Smoke Gray):

                          I bought this for portrait photography. I liked the fact that the muslim pattern isn't overly crushed and doesn't compete with the subject. The pattern also reflects nicely with natural front lighting and with a back light behind subject.
                          It is heavy so a sturdy frame is necessary as well as steaming before using.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          great for photography

                          By videoguy

                          from queens

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Good Color Value
                          • Long-Lasting

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Low Light
                            • Outdoors
                            • Portraits
                            • Special Events

                            Comments about Impact Reversible Crushed Muslin Background (10 x 12', Charcoal/Smoke Gray):

                            used on one of my first wedding for the year

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Good

                            By Andy

                            from NY, NY

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attaches Securely

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Portraits

                              Comments about Impact Reversible Crushed Muslin Background (10 x 12', Charcoal/Smoke Gray):

                              Needed to steam it to get the creases out the 1st time. It looker darker than it had in the store.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              I would buy this product again and again

                              By Stephen

                              from New York, NY

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Comments about Impact Reversible Crushed Muslin Background (10 x 12', Charcoal/Smoke Gray):

                              Perfect!

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                              • No

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                              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              2.0

                              Dark Gray/Slightly Darker Gray

                              By kvl730

                              from Oceanside, CA

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attaches Securely

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Impact Reversible Crushed Muslin Background (10 x 12', Charcoal/Smoke Gray):

                                  The image shown greatly exaggerates the actual color difference between the two sides. Although the two sides are not exactly the same shade of gray, neither side should be described as "Light Gray". If you need both light and dark look somewhere else.

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                                  (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Excellent product

                                  By Michael

                                  from Oregon

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • General Use
                                    • Indoors
                                    • Low Light
                                    • Portraits
                                    • Special Events

                                    Comments about Impact Reversible Crushed Muslin Background (10 x 12', Charcoal/Smoke Gray):

                                    This will be used with a stand system that I bought at the same time. It will be used for Portraits, Events and group photos. I always enjoy the experience of buying from B+H as they are extremely customer orientated. I look forward to my next experience shopping online and If I make it to New York I will try to get to a seminar or training session.

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                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Very valuable asset for the photos.

                                    By sam

                                    from wayland, ma

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • General Use
                                      • Indoors
                                      • Portraits
                                      • Special Events

                                      Comments about Impact Reversible Crushed Muslin Background (10 x 12', Charcoal/Smoke Gray):

                                      Gives a highly professional appearance to the photos. For protraits and family pics.

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                                      • No

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