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About Photek

Long recognized as the best portable background support system made, our Model S-4010 BACKGROUND-SUPPORT-SYSTEM-IN-A-BAG can do it all. This unique package will support seamless paper up to 11 feet wide, as well as 12 foot muslins. And it is the perfect tool for mounting the Backgrounds-In-A-Bag, accommodating both the 8' and the 12' width of our very special product.

It's four-section crossbar, equipped with positive locking elements is made up to permit its use as a two-section, three-section or four-section system to accomodate even the most limited studio space.

The system consists of two heavy duty professional support stands together with a heavy duty canvas carry bag with a shoulder strap. The Background Stands are professional quality units, featuring positive locking levers and tubular legs.

Although the S-4010 system can be extended to 10.5' in height and 12.5' in width, the entire package closes down into its 40 inch carry case with a total weight of just 13 pounds.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Durable (16),Lightweight (16),Easy to use (10),Strong construction (5),Attach securely (4),Long-lasting (4),Easy to setup (3),Reliable (3)
Best Uses:
Indoors (8),Portraits (8),Photography (7),Studio (6),General purpose (5),Outdoor events / games (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Enthusiast (7),Professional (6),Pro photographer (5),Photo enthusiast (4),Semi-professional (4)

Reviews about this item

Review Snapshot®


(based on 33 reviews)


of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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Most Liked Positive Review


Works great

I really like this setup. It holds up a muslin backdrop without any problems. The adjustable height is nice for lower areas. The only con I can find is that the main support bar is held together, once assymbled, by allen screws, which require a wrench to turn. I would have rather had push button or turn to lock type things.


Most Liked Negative Review


Not the best but does the job.

Overall the product does what it is intended to do which is a convenient and portable way of holding a back drop. It lack air cushioning so watch out when you loosen the tension knobs. The stand will come crashing down if you're not paying attention. Also, the lock for the legs pinches the tube making it difficult to extend the poles when the leg are locked. I've used a friends lower cost JTL system and it was much better designed. I would not reccomend the Photek system.

Reviewed by 33 customers


Great Backdrop stand


from Robins, IA  -  Pro Photographer

We use this for location work all the time. Easy to setup, great carry case. It just works.


Great portable backdrop system !!


from Delaware  -  Photo Enthusiast

Very nice product. Super easy to put together (no tools). Feels really strong, yet super portable. Would def recommend to friends.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Portable Studio in a bag


from Tucson, AZ  -  Pro Photographer

I bought this unit so I could shoot a wedding and have a backdrop with me for portraits. It's amazing deal for the price, and very light for the amount of strength the pole can hold. Very easy to put up and I was happily surprised at the quality of the stands. I highly recommend this over other more expensive kits. Very portable.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


So far Exceptional Built quality!


from NEW YORK  -  Professional

After a long debate on what BG support system to buy, I decided to with the Photek. Even though there is not a valid video review on this system, I went with my gut feeling and was happy to made the purchase. Two stands, crossbar, and bag. Very Light weight and easy to take down and put up. Very solid material used on the stands and bars. Very good support system overall. The only thing this BG support system or Photek as a company can improve is the small sections on the legs, wish they could have used the same material as the bars, is aluminum, but it seems weak.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Great Backdrop Stand System


from Spokane, WA  -  Semi-Professional

Only reason it got 4 stars and not 5 was because I needed it to be a smaller backdrop stand for a tight studio area. But I was able to make a modified bar to fit when used in smaller spaces easily.


Nice Background Stand!!


from Rochester, IL  -  Semi-pro Photographer

A very nice background stand. Sets up quickly and is quite sturdy. No complaints.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Great Value for the Money


from Ashland, Oregon  -  Pro Photographer

This Photek system is built to last a long time. Though it's sturdy, it is also light...light enough for me to pack when I go to field venues to shoot. The tote back is also well constructed and perfectly designed. The tote bag is the icing on the cake for this product.


fantastic,great,Love it,


from Evansville IN.  -  Pro Photographer

it was such a help easy set up and take down.We will use it often.


great support system


from Jacksonville, FL  -  Semi-Professional

works well for my portraits, no complaints

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Well-built quality backdrop support


from Hampton (Atlanta) GA  -  Professional

I've used many portable backdrop support systems in 30 years of photography and this Photek system is superior to many higher priced units.


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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
JOHN H  I have used this system on my previous job so when I went freelance I purchased one for myself. i know it's a good sturdy system and pretty easy to set up.
Dana R  What is the smallest width this stand can do? is it 6 ft?
Dana R  Thank you all for your answers! I think I will get it and create a second "smaller" pole for my tiny studio area. :)
Shopper  hello, im ready to buy this item, but i wonder if you guys know what do i need to buy for my speedlight flash to be attached on a light stand. Do you know what can i buy to adapt my sb 900 nikon speedlight to a light stand?
TIM O  These stands are great but they will not hold up like a bogen light stand will for supporting you light. For very light use they will work fine. To hold your sb900 look for the justin clamp from manfrotto or Adorama has a sinilar one for less money. Look for the EZ box from lastolight they make a very good clamp to hold your light on a stand and the soft boxes come in a couple of sizes for what you might need. Good luck. TimO
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