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Impact5x7' Collapsible Background Kit (Black/White)
 
3.5

(based on 6 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (1)

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    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • General purpose (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

Reviewed by 6 customers

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1.0

It broke!

By FL shooter

from Lake Worth, FL

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact 5x7' Collapsible Background Kit (Black/White):

I was folding up the background and the frame broke. I was putting some pressure on the frame to get it to fold but it did not take much to make it break. I noticed that the frame ends were not connected with screws or a clamp so I have to assume that it was glued. It was not welded.

I have since replaced it with a better quality background.

 
5.0

Easy to Use in Tight Space

By Paul Menig

from Portland, OR

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact 5x7' Collapsible Background Kit (Black/White):

I needed a backdrop for a tight space in my den. The setup I had with two tripods and 9' wide role of backdrop paper was much too much to set up and take down. This is much easier with this single tripod to hold the green screen. I don't cantilever it out, due to limited space in my den with lots of furniture and exercise equipment. I added an external clamp to hold the background tight to the legs of the tripod.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Bigger than you would think it to be!

By KAM

from Kona, HI

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact 5x7' Collapsible Background Kit (Black/White):

Although I read the dimension specs, I have to admit that I was surprised to open up this plywood-sheet-sized background. Perfect for doing full length portraits. Easy to use and the light/clamp stand is a necessity in any gear-kit.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Usefull

By nox.photography

from NYC

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Good Color Value
  • Long-Lasting

Cons

  • Weak

Best Uses

  • General Use

Comments about Impact 5x7' Collapsible Background Kit (Black/White):

Sometime a want to use a quick side/back background. Good for small project or interview on the road.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

not a good combination

By brooklyn smitty

from atlanta GA

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Long-Lasting

Cons

  • Not Pure White

Best Uses

  • General Use
  • Indoors
  • Portraits

Comments about Impact 5x7' Collapsible Background Kit (Black/White):

Purchased this because of the price and size.

First complaint. The white side is actually light gray, and thin enough that you can see through it to the black side.

Second complaint. If you can get past that the backdrop is gray, and not white. Once used with the stand, the backdrop is so heavy that it makes the stand flex and can fall over if you are not using a sandbag to support the stand.

Overall, if you don't mind the gray color of the backdrop, it's good quality. (If you really want, use a flash to light the backdrop and it will whiten up) It's not that bad. Also, the stand is a good stand, just not strong enough to fully support this heavy backdrop. The stand seems better suited to hold a lighter weight backdrop or reflectors. Each individual product isn't that bad, they are just bad together.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great flexibility & easily transportable

By Lumberjack Studios

from New York, NY

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attaches Securely
  • Easily transportable
  • Lightweight
  • Reversible

Cons

  • Flimsy
  • Weak
  • Wrinkles

Best Uses

  • General Use
  • Headshots
  • Indoors
  • Portraits
  • Special Events

Comments about Impact 5x7' Collapsible Background Kit (Black/White):

I'm an actor as well as a headshot photographer, so I tend to move around a lot. This kit is a great option that takes up a small amount of space and provides you the flexibility to shoot anywhere and everywhere. The drop is a little tricky to fold back up, and at times feels like it's going to bend in a bad way, so I tend to leave it out of the bag as much as I can. The drop does wrinkle, which is also why I don't store it in the bag. I was a "white wall" shooter until I got this, and I'm kind of obsessed with the dark side...it's really great.

The boom stand that's included is a little light and flimsy, which is why I gave the kit 4 stars. That being said, this stand isn't meant to be a heavy duty stand. It's meant to be easily transportable, and to keep the drop upright. I wouldn't recommend trying to lift the drop off the ground with the stand unless you firmly wait the base of the stand, as the overall weight of the drop can be too much for the boom.

Overall, this is a great starter background kit for semi-pros just getting into portraits/headshots, or for photographers that move around a lot. Happy with my purchase.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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