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Which background support kit is better?

 
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May 17, 2012 15:28 |  #1

Looking into buying a background support and came across various ones (links provided). I know some offer better items and a bit wider reach but not sure which brand to stay away from and which brand is much sturdier. Hopefully someone may provide some input. Thanks in advanced.

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …round_Support_S​ystem.html (external link)

http://www.adorama.com​/BD702SK.html (external link)

http://www.adorama.com​/FPBTTM.html (external link)

http://www.adorama.com​/FPBS10.html (external link)




  
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May 18, 2012 09:44 |  #2

Adorama Belle Drape Solid Color Series


With this kit you get everything you need to get started.
I think with the others you would still need clamps and material.


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May 18, 2012 11:08 |  #3

Thanks, I searched the product you suggested and found this one.

http://www.adorama.com​/BD701SK.html (external link)




  
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May 18, 2012 13:17 as a reply to  @ firme's post |  #4

I have this one, so far its been wonderful. Very sturdy and seems to be well made.

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …Backdrop_Suppor​t_Kit.html (external link)


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May 18, 2012 16:09 |  #5

thanks chris.. don't mind spending more money. just wanted to know which one is good as i don't want it to break and i end up spending much more the second time.




  
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May 18, 2012 16:13 |  #6

I owned several before finally finding a good one. This one is hard to find in stock, but buy far the best out of the lower price range ones Ive seen/used: LINK (external link)


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May 21, 2012 09:07 |  #7

Thanks ben... so much for out of stock.




  
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May 21, 2012 09:18 |  #8

I use the Giottos background support system (external link) crossbar and a couple of steel light stands that I modified. The system is sold under a few brand names, but I've found the multi-section crossbar to be a lot sturdier than expandable crossbars. The crossbar also has the same diameter all the way across, unlike telescoping expandable crossbars.


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May 21, 2012 11:48 |  #9

I use the Manfrotto background bar with Manfrotto light stands. They work fine. Strong and durable and easily portable.

http://www.adorama.com​/BG2983.html (external link)


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May 21, 2012 13:40 |  #10

Something to consider:

If you're supporting a roll of paper, there's a cardboard tube in the roll that keeps it straight. However, if you're hanging a flexible background (cloth, vinyl, etc.), you will probably want a cross bar that is stiff enough to stay straight by itself. THAT is one reason I chose the Giottos crossbar that I mentioned in my previous post.


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May 22, 2012 09:45 |  #11

Skip... thanks for the heads up as I am thinking of supporting cloth instead of paper. As I never worked with either, the cloth is washable and last longer than paper. But as mentioned I never worked with either and I'm guessing other photographers will have their own preference.




  
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May 22, 2012 10:10 |  #12

firme wrote in post #14468253 (external link)
Skip... thanks for the heads up as I am thinking of supporting cloth instead of paper. As I never worked with either, the cloth is washable and last longer than paper. But as mentioned I never worked with either and I'm guessing other photographers will have their own preference.

Another reason that I don't like the telescoping crossbars for a muslin background is that the fabric can hang up on the end of the larger diameter tube when trying to slide the fabric across the crossbar.


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