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About JTL B-912

The heavy duty background support systems have been developed and built by JTL. These systems meet the special requirments of photographers who demand a device that has convenient operation and durability.

The JTL B-912 is commonly used for General purpose, Indoors, Outdoor events / games, Portraits and more.The JTL B-912 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Professional, Pro photographer, Semi-pro photographer among others.The JTL B-912 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the JTL B-912: Durable, Easy to use, Lightweight and Versatile

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Easy to use (17),Lightweight (14),Durable (12),Versatile (4),Attach securely (3)
Best Uses:
Portraits (13),General purpose (10),Professional (5),Indoors (4),Outdoor events / games (4),Home (3),Studio (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Semi-pro photographer (7),Pro photographer (4),Enthusiast (3)

JTL B-912 Features

  • Stands extend to 9'6" high.
  • 2 Extendable Crossbars , together they are 12'.3".
  • Sag proof cross bar supports 45 pounds
  • Portable kit weighs in at only 12 pounds
  • Easy and quick to set up in less than 3 minutes

JTL B-912 Reviews

Review Snapshot®


(based on 24 reviews)


of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review


Very useful. Fits my needs

[...] Very strong, durable background support system.


Most Liked Negative Review


im glad i got this bag

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Reviewed by 24 customers


not totally happy


from Richmond, Va  -  Pro Photographer

When I got the product it isn't exact what was shown on line. The connecting ends on the cross poles are not the same as what was shown on line. Unfortunally I wasn't able to return the product being I needed it for a photo shoot, just days after receiving the product.


Simple, Lightweight Support


from Charlottesville VA  -  Pro Photographer

Nice simple system that doesn't take up much storage space. Sets up in about 5 minutes. Don't forget to buy sand bags to weight down the 2 main stands. I love this system.


Great value


from Chicago, IL  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Very compact for travel, two piece crossbar screws together & telescopic also for perfect of your muslins fit by width, though be careful to use only one drop to keep bar from sagging. Sturdy supports.


So Glad


from Atlanta, Ga.  -  Pro Photographer

Was in need of new backdrop support the JTL B-912 was on sale for a great price. The top pole being two pieces is very strong, I like the way it's made. Hope to have many years of good use.


Great medium duty support system


from Virginia  -  Semi-Professional

The support system is what I expected from reading the description; no surprises. I would call the package a medium duty perfect for traveling. I was most happy with the pocketed carrying bag. The only thing that I would like to see changed is the stud size at the top of each stand. I believe it is metric, M10. (This should be stated in the description/spec.) I would like it to be 3/8 so I could use Manfrotto 186 3/8" FEM THREAD to 5/8" STUD ADAPTER. There may be a similar adapter in metric but I don't have any on hand nor have I looked.


Falls short and not what was pictured


from Columbia, SC  -  Professional

Well...it is not exactly what was pictured...the ends of the cross supports are completely different with just slots cut into the cross bar instead of the corner pieces in the picture. The base on the stands is not wide enough and will make this unstable. I like the cross support, but since it isn't what was pictured, you can't really clamp it to regular light stands...it will just have to sit on top which is not ideal.


Heavy duty support system


from Chicago IL  -  Semi-Professional

Perfect for my home studio and taking to event shoots. I use with seamless paper and muslin. Holds up great and very sturdy.


Mixed feelings


from Moline, IL  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I don't know what else you would want from the stands; time will tell with the crossbar; really nice case, except for the factory defects. I originally bought a system for use as a backdrop stand. After looking at the quality, because of the kit price, I bought a second to use the stands for light stands. The stands are very easy and quick to set up; excellent air cushioning - would actually reduce the amount of cushioning a bit so they dropped a little faster. I was surprised that the crossbar was a new telescoping design rather than the advertised sectional pole system. I'm not sure why they made the change; as an engineer, I emailed JTL to find out details (so for they have not responded). The cases material is really nice and sturdy, but both cases have zipper and buckle problems. Adorama has directed me to contact JTL for resolution first - have not heard back from JTL yet. If the cases were not defective, this would be a 5 star system. If JTL remedy's the defective cases, they will remain a preferred supplier. If JTL doesn't resolve, we'll see you good Adorama really is in problem resolution.


Great, It was just what I wanted


from Hermiston Oregon  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I am very happy with my purchase. It was just what I needed and wanted. I would recommend it and this company.


Strong and steardy, worth the buy


from Suisun City, CA  -  Pro Photographer

I just received this set today, put it right up without a problem and it is strong. Worked just fine without a problem. I have seamless paper backdrops and I was worried that this would not hold it up, but it held up like a champ. I would definitely recommend getting this, price is good and the product works great. I use this for indoor studio, and may use for mobile shoots also.


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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
DAVOR G  Had previous model and needed a second one... I tested it with 9'x20' heavy vinyl rolls and it works perfectly. Easy to setup and no bending!
Shopper  What is the stands made out of? Thanks Scott
ED F  hi Scott, This stands and cross piece are made out of thin steel tubing. The tubing is about as thin as it possibly could be, without making the stands flimsy. The clamps which lock the tubes together appear to be cast aluminum, but I can't be sure of this. I'm guessing from experience with this level of equipment; the clamps will be the weak link. (Always carry gorilla tape. ) The stands themselves are the usual budget priced light stands everyone has. The benefit of buying this support system is the cross piece, and the duffel bag.
Ross M  Hello, What is the length of stands and cross bar when closed in the case?
ARTHUR K  The packed length is about 36 inches.
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