Better than I expected
I've been a pro for a few years and I've done a lot of location portrait work and rented a studio when I needed it. I finally set up a home studio and bought this background holder. I can't say enough good things about it, I guess flashpoint is the adorama brand because it has their website on the bag, I'm going to buy a lot more Adorama products after this one !!
-The stands are sturdy as could be, not to heavy, and go at least 10-feet up. Besides holding a background, they are a great fit for my dyna-lites and my swivel holder for my Nikon flashes. I could see bringing these on location if I want to throw an SB900 10-ft up in the air.
I don't think I'll ever use the flimsy stands that my dynalites came with again.
The bag is great too ! It has this faux-leather interior and pockets for each piece of the bar and stands. It has a zipper and clips to make sure the weight isn't solely on the zipper.
I love this background !!
Better than Expected
I have had this product now for about a month and so far I am very pleased with it. Making this purchase, I looked for something on the cheaper side just to start out. When my package arrived I was more than impressed with what I recieved. Even my husband said he would expect something more flimsy for the price I paid. Talk about bang for your buck. This stand is very sturdy, very easy to put together. One person can handle it. I do not have my own studio so I travel with it. The carry case makes it perfect for this. The variations on size are wonderful. My three year old has played around it and bumped into it pretty good one day and it did not fall or move at all.
ACTUALLY THIS WAS A GIFT TO MYSELF! A RESEARCHED IT VERY THOROUGHLY AND IT WAS THE BEST BANG FOR MY BUCK. A READ A REVIEW ABOUT "SAG" WHEN FULLY EXTENDED BUT, MY GOODNESS, IT'S A HALF INCH SAG FULLY EXTENDED AT 10 FT. ONE OF MY FRIENDS HAS ALREADY ORDERED ONE, THE OTHER IS SAVING UP FOR ONE. I LOVE THE CASE AND THE WAY THE STANDS AND RODS ALL FIT IN NEATLY, VERY STURDY. THE 10X20 BACKGROUND I BOUGHT FOR IT GOES RIGHT IN HAND WITH IT. GREAT BUY BECAUSE THE BACKGROUND WAS ON SALE AT ADORAMA, WHERE ELSE?
Beginner...I like the stand.
I am a beginner, and wanted to take studio-like photos of my kids instead of going to [@]. I am short, and not very strong, so I needed something that I could manage putting up and adjusting myself. I am able to set it up and change either a muslin or a paper background myself without issue. I am having great success with the system, nice quality for the price, and it meets my needs. I am sure there are 'better quality' and more expensive systems, but I wouldn't replace this one with a more expensive one. Very happy!
SEEMS TO DO THE JOB
I use this for studio and on site portraits. This background stand is very portable and I love the case. This stands are made very well and should hold up to a lot of use. The top cross bar seems to be a little week once it's fully extented to the max. I always use Adorama's Black & Orange 10 lb sand bags on all my stands just to be safe. I will buy a second one soon so I will not have to take down my studio stand for each on site shooting.
Price to Quality is right on!
This product is a great deal. Its not equal to the professional lines out there but for the price the quality, strength and durability is perfect for most uses. It is very sturdy and can be used at the 12' or at 9' wide by dropping one of the cross bars out. I like the case it comes in, its well built and is large enough to fit all of this with room to spare.
Works for me!
This setup is very useful.
Easy to assemble, flexible height and width.
Hauling it around is a snap, thanks to the provided canvas carrying case with a strap that allows you to fling it over your shoulder (in case you only have two hands!).
I use it mostly with king size bedsheets in various colors, held up by small spring clamps available at any hardware store. Works very well. Super happy with it.
Don't judge a book by its cover" "
I was very amazed of the quility and build of this backdrop stand. I needed somthing that i can take on location and in my house for a fast stuido set up . Love the top pole because it is mounted to the top two stands with screws for security. very easy to set up and take down. Hey for this price you cant go wrong for what your getting.
So far, So GOOD!!!
Use the background support a few times for home photo shoots. Easy enough to set up and take down. First time using a real support (made one out of PVC prior) so it is a welcome addition. It is definitely not light, but not a big concern for our use.
Very good for value and would recommend to the enthusiast or simi-pro.
Nothing really exciting, the product does its job well. Not "pro" quality but it is definitely still a good quality product. Easy to transport and the storage bag is actually quite nice. Only time will tell if it will stand up to heavy travel and use. This product is much easier to take to location shoots than the much heavier studio gear.