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Sep 17, 2014 17:32 |  #1

I'm looking for some collapsible backgrounds to use for small item shoots as well as portraits. Besides the obvious difference of collapsible background sizes and colors, I am noticing a wide range of prices for the different backgrounds that comes in different shapes. Are there quality differences with the materials? Is there any particular type I should be looking for? What sizes would you recommend I consider? I would like the backgrounds to be held by either someone else or maybe I can use a C-stand to hold them up.

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …nds/ci/23697/N/​3974794941 (external link)

Any advice will be much appreciated.




  
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Sep 17, 2014 21:17 |  #2

I have this
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …psible_2_in_1_M​uslin.html (external link)

Expensive, but worth the money. It is very near wrinkle free. The is not a grey one that I've found that comes close to being as wrinkle free. You can get shades of grey with the white by varying your subject to background distance when shooting with flash or continuous lights.


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Sep 17, 2014 21:55 |  #3

I just starting using the two items below for shooting head shots - no problems with setups in different buildings...
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …_574K_X_Drop_Ki​t_5_x.html (external link)

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …_620k_x_drop_ki​t_5_x.html (external link)


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Sep 18, 2014 13:33 |  #4

There's definitely a quality difference with these. I bought some cheap ones initially and the material was so thin that when placed in front of a window, light was streaming through it. I like the Lastolite and Denny collapsibles, but they can be pricey. So I just have a few that work well for portraits. I can often just lean them up against a wall when space is tight. I've found the 6'x7' size to be the most versatile.


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Sep 18, 2014 14:22 |  #5

What about collapsible blue/green screen backgrounds? Anything to look for with these? Are some of the green/blue colors more accurate than others? Any brand or specific model advice?

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Sep 18, 2014 19:46 as a reply to  @ southwestform's post |  #6

I have used Westcott and Lastolite chroma green versions with no issue color-wise.

I guess eventually all collapsible type frames tend to loose shape at the corners.

When that happens, you will get mild wrinkles.




  
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Sep 21, 2014 16:06 |  #7

Hmmm I'm really liking the X-Drop that lauderalems posted.


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Sep 21, 2014 18:56 |  #8

I have the x drop. Very quick to setup and take down.


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Sep 23, 2014 08:16 |  #9

Nothing fancy - just something simple for head shots

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Sep 23, 2014 09:25 as a reply to  @ lauderdalems's post |  #10

Regarding Westcott X-Drop, just for information, the back leg extends pretty far out.




  
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