The Light-weighted heavy duty 8 x10 feet Background Support Set from JTL meet the special requirements of photographers who demand a device that has convenient operation and durability.
Reviewed by 2 customers
I am just starting to get into portrait and studio photography. I saw this as an inexpensive way to get started with the idea of replacing this unit with something more substantial at a later date. I should have waited an bought a more professional grade product. When the product arrived, I was first struck by how thin and flimsy the stands were, but I told myself that the crossbar would provide some extra rigidity. The crossbar tubes are actually much more sturdy and have a larger diameter than the stands (a plus) but when I went to assemble the (3) crossbars together, I found that the center section was missing one of the coupling pieces so it was impossible to assemble the crossbar! The fact that this can happen only highlights the poor processes and quality control at the manufacturer. Thankfully, Adorama has top-notch customer service and I am able to return the defective product for replacement, refund, or credit. I will choose credit due to the fact that the stands are so thin and flimsy, but I will have to pay the shipping back to the store! If you are lucky, and the factory packs the proper parts, this system will function as a backdrop support, but if the backdrop is heavy, or a model steps on in wrong and puts a little tension on the backdrop, don't be surprised if something fails. My opinion is that this does not even meet "entry level" quality standards.
I'm just starting to get it to photography. So I went with this as it seemed like a nice support and at a really good price. I got to try it out 10/16/2014, have to say it did it's job really well. Only thing is it sagged a lil in the middle with a Bella Drape 10x12 muslin background.