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(based on 28 ratings)
Brand: Adorama
Located in: Flash/Lighting
Adorama De-Shadow Box, Portable Still Life Studio In-A-Bag, with 16" x 16" Soft Light Box, Halogen Lamps, Blue Background Sweep, & Custom Carrier
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Avg. Customer Rating:
 
3.9 stars
(based on 28 reviews)
85% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Pros:
Consistent output(7), Durable(9), Easy to use(24), Lightweight(22), Reliable(4)
Best Uses:
General purpose(10), Home(4), Photojournalism(3)
Describe Yourself:
Enthusiast(14), Pro photographer(3), Semi-professional(5), Semi-pro photographer(3)

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
simpel and it works,I give it 5 stars
By hockeypuckVerified Purchaser from Nassau Bahamas on 2/18/2010
Pros:
Easy To Use, Lightweight, Versatile
Best Uses:
Fill Flash
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Adorama Adorama De-Shadow Box, Portable Still Life Studio In-A-Bag, with 16" x 16" Soft Light Box, Halogen Lamps, Blue Background Sweep, & Custom Carrier:

IT IS PERFECT I always.I always practice KISS.keep it simple stupid. It works for me

 
Affordable and very useful
By Rancher5Verified Purchaser from Colorado on 2/3/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Portable mini studio
Cons:
Nothing yet
Best Uses:
General Use, Small item studio Ebay
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Adorama Adorama De-Shadow Box, Portable Still Life Studio In-A-Bag, with 16" x 16" Soft Light Box, Halogen Lamps, Blue Background Sweep, & Custom Carrier:

Great for Ebay or what I use it for is Macro , Montage bits and pieces photography

 
"I would buy this product again and agai
By Mike SVerified Purchaser from Gold Canyon AZ on 1/30/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Versatile
Best Uses:
General Use, Photojournalism
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Adorama Adorama De-Shadow Box, Portable Still Life Studio In-A-Bag, with 16" x 16" Soft Light Box, Halogen Lamps, Blue Background Sweep, & Custom Carrier:

I was very surprise how well this product work in different applications. You set it up in a very short time, and get down to doing what it is made for (Taking Pictures)

 
Every Photographer shoud have one, BUT -
By Not Long GoneVerified Purchaser from Ausxtin Texas on 1/25/2010
Pros:
Lightweight
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Adorama Adorama De-Shadow Box, Portable Still Life Studio In-A-Bag, with 16" x 16" Soft Light Box, Halogen Lamps, Blue Background Sweep, & Custom Carrier:

I'm 86 and an "ex Pro". This product has very limited use but it is inexpensive and easy to carry and set up. I have used it to photograph household items for inventory and insurance records. When photographing very small objects I supplement lighting with a small, hand held, flash light. Results are acceptable and easy on the back.

[0 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

 
Oodles of Storage
By Les the CMOS GuruVerified Purchaser from Simi Valley, CA on 1/25/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Fast 32GB storage, Fast Recycling
Best Uses:
General Use, Photojournalism
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Adorama Adorama De-Shadow Box, Portable Still Life Studio In-A-Bag, with 16" x 16" Soft Light Box, Halogen Lamps, Blue Background Sweep, & Custom Carrier:

Supports about 1200 RAW 21M images! Let's you try out all kinds of new looks and angles with no concern for running out of room.

 
Exactly what I was looking for, Thanks
By thmootVerified Purchaser from San Bernardino, CA on 1/10/2010
Pros:
Easy To Use
Best Uses:
General Use
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Adorama Adorama De-Shadow Box, Portable Still Life Studio In-A-Bag, with 16" x 16" Soft Light Box, Halogen Lamps, Blue Background Sweep, & Custom Carrier:

Close-up pictures for [...]

 
Good to go
By crcheakVerified Purchaser from El Cerrito, CA on 1/10/2010
Pros:
Easy To Use, Lightweight
Best Uses:
General Use
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Adorama Adorama De-Shadow Box, Portable Still Life Studio In-A-Bag, with 16" x 16" Soft Light Box, Halogen Lamps, Blue Background Sweep, & Custom Carrier:

The product works as advertised. Would have enjoyed it better if the catalog that was enclosed didn't advertise the product at a reduced rate. Having the savings up front, instead of only wishing it would have been. Feel free to credit my account for the difference :0)
Cynthia

 
Do I really need instructions?
By PhotomanVerified Purchaser from Kokomo, Indiana on 10/7/2009
Cons:
No instructions
Best Uses:
Can't get it together, General Use
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Adorama Adorama De-Shadow Box, Portable Still Life Studio In-A-Bag, with 16" x 16" Soft Light Box, Halogen Lamps, Blue Background Sweep, & Custom Carrier:

Really, I can't seem to get this box together. I guess I shouldn't need instructions...but they would help.

 
This was just what I needed for miniture
By Ra mon The Early BirderVerified Purchaser from Bridgeport, CT on 9/23/2009
Pros:
Easy To Use, Lightweight
Cons:
Not Interchangeable
Best Uses:
General Use
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Adorama Adorama De-Shadow Box, Portable Still Life Studio In-A-Bag, with 16" x 16" Soft Light Box, Halogen Lamps, Blue Background Sweep, & Custom Carrier:

This product is used for photographing small
Items i.e., Arts, Crafts and collectibles.
What's great about it doesn't take up much space
it's very portable and you can use it during the
day or night.

 
Great product for a great price
By Gary QVerified Purchaser from Albuquerque, NM on 9/23/2009
Pros:
Easy To Use, Lightweight
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Adorama Adorama De-Shadow Box, Portable Still Life Studio In-A-Bag, with 16" x 16" Soft Light Box, Halogen Lamps, Blue Background Sweep, & Custom Carrier:

I photograph many small items, this product is easy to set up and easy to use. My only complaint is that the fabric backdrop gets wrinkled when stored. Even with the wrinkling issue, it's still a great product.

 
Nice, neat, works great and stores flat.
By BobVerified Purchaser from San Francisco on 9/2/2009
Pros:
Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Versatile
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Adorama Adorama De-Shadow Box, Portable Still Life Studio In-A-Bag, with 16" x 16" Soft Light Box, Halogen Lamps, Blue Background Sweep, & Custom Carrier:

What a great idea and a workable tool for taking table top photos for [...] items. This is exactly what I was looking for. Easy to set up and easy to put away. Everything fits in its place. Love it!

 
Adorama De-Shadow Box,
By ZubenelgenubiVerified Purchaser from Colorado Springs, CO on 9/2/2009
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Versatile
Best Uses:
General Use
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Adorama Adorama De-Shadow Box, Portable Still Life Studio In-A-Bag, with 16" x 16" Soft Light Box, Halogen Lamps, Blue Background Sweep, & Custom Carrier:

We intend to use if for smaller items that we are selling. Took a far better picture of a ring using the Deshadow box than before.

 
Cheap and good
By WTVerified Purchaser from NY on 9/2/2009
Pros:
Easy To Use, Lightweight, Versatile
Cons:
Backgound fold line
Best Uses:
Product photography
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Adorama Adorama De-Shadow Box, Portable Still Life Studio In-A-Bag, with 16" x 16" Soft Light Box, Halogen Lamps, Blue Background Sweep, & Custom Carrier:

Got it during discount for a good price. The lamp should not be turn on too long so have to make the shots quick else they will probably burn or melt. The background has to be folded for storage so it caused a fold line to develop so I have to un-velcro and roll up for storage.

Good product for light use.

 
Nice Product
By LarryVerified Purchaser from Hutchinson, KS on 8/21/2009
Pros:
Easy To Use, Lightweight, Versatile
Best Uses:
General Use
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Adorama Adorama De-Shadow Box, Portable Still Life Studio In-A-Bag, with 16" x 16" Soft Light Box, Halogen Lamps, Blue Background Sweep, & Custom Carrier:

This is a product that can help individuals wanting to photo small objects for things like eBay. It is great for what it is intended. It's a little small and probably not something a professional would want, but for an amateur it's perfect, works well, and is a great value for the price.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Overcome indoor shadows!
By Guy TVerified Purchaser from Highland Village TX on 7/25/2009
Pros:
Durable, Easy To Use, Versatile
Best Uses:
Fill light for macro work
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Adorama Adorama De-Shadow Box, Portable Still Life Studio In-A-Bag, with 16" x 16" Soft Light Box, Halogen Lamps, Blue Background Sweep, & Custom Carrier:

The two low wattage lights offer a surprising amount of 'fill' for tight close-ups (think Ebay photos, flowers, etc.)

 
Opens new areas of photography
By The AviatorVerified Purchaser from Tucson, AZ on 7/8/2009
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Versatile
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Adorama Adorama De-Shadow Box, Portable Still Life Studio In-A-Bag, with 16" x 16" Soft Light Box, Halogen Lamps, Blue Background Sweep, & Custom Carrier:

A good value for the price. Quality of all the parts is quite good.

 
good deal
By mjayeVerified Reviewer from Tucson, AZ on 6/13/2009
Pros:
Easy To Use, Lightweight, Versatile
Best Uses:
Jewelry, Photojournalism
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Adorama Adorama De-Shadow Box, Portable Still Life Studio In-A-Bag, with 16" x 16" Soft Light Box, Halogen Lamps, Blue Background Sweep, & Custom Carrier:

Having a light over top of box is an enhancement to the photo quality. The overall set up is good. I like the portability of the product.

 
great for studio shooting of small items
By MR GVerified Purchaser from malverne, n.y. on 5/4/2009
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Versatile
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional

Comments about Adorama Adorama De-Shadow Box, Portable Still Life Studio In-A-Bag, with 16" x 16" Soft Light Box, Halogen Lamps, Blue Background Sweep, & Custom Carrier:

good for shooting small objects for display, ebay etc.
very portable folds up into small pkg
wish it had more backround colors

 
Great product [...]
By Tony CVerified Purchaser from Livingston Texas on 2/6/2009
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Versatile
Best Uses:
General Use
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Adorama Adorama De-Shadow Box, Portable Still Life Studio In-A-Bag, with 16" x 16" Soft Light Box, Halogen Lamps, Blue Background Sweep, & Custom Carrier:

[...]

[1 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Works for me!
By GettVerified Purchaser from Las Vegas, NV on 2/6/2009
Pros:
Easy To Use, Lightweight, Versatile
Cons:
Backdrop creases
Best Uses:
Close-ups
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Adorama Adorama De-Shadow Box, Portable Still Life Studio In-A-Bag, with 16" x 16" Soft Light Box, Halogen Lamps, Blue Background Sweep, & Custom Carrier:

Other than having to iron the backdrop after each storage, this product provides value for the money. I would buy it again.

Images shared by: Gett

Christmas Ornament of Biltmore Estate.

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Tags: Made with Product

 
Great product
By KenVerified Purchaser from Tucson, Arizona on 1/23/2009
Pros:
Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight
Best Uses:
Home, Studio, Traveling
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Adorama Adorama De-Shadow Box, Portable Still Life Studio In-A-Bag, with 16" x 16" Soft Light Box, Halogen Lamps, Blue Background Sweep, & Custom Carrier:

This is a great product, [...]

[5 of 5 customers found this review helpful]

 
Box design okay, lights very poor.
By Sam SL from Vancouver, BC on 1/22/2009
Pros:
Easy To Use, Lightweight
Cons:
Not Durable
Best Uses:
Home
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Adorama Adorama De-Shadow Box, Portable Still Life Studio In-A-Bag, with 16" x 16" Soft Light Box, Halogen Lamps, Blue Background Sweep, & Custom Carrier:

I find this useful for shooting smaller items. Real close-ups can be difficult because the top of the box gets in the way. The lights get too hot. I could not adjust the heads with bare hands. The light stands, while cleverly designed are not heavy enough at the base. They tip easily even with just the weight of the power cord. One did topple and the bulb broke. I have yet to find anyone who stocks these 2800k MR 16 110 volt bulbs. Most MR16's are 12 volts and run with a transformer. And yes, I have one melted light head due to the high heat. House stunk of melted plastic during use.

 
Exactly what I expected
By RLP TeachVerified Purchaser from Dayton, OH on 1/21/2009
Pros:
Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Reliable
Best Uses:
Everyday use
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Adorama Adorama De-Shadow Box, Portable Still Life Studio In-A-Bag, with 16" x 16" Soft Light Box, Halogen Lamps, Blue Background Sweep, & Custom Carrier:

I used this to catalogue key things in my house for insurance. It made it easy to get detailed shots.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great Results
By GerladVerified Purchaser from Branon, MS on 1/20/2009
Pros:
Easy To Use, Lightweight, Reliable
Best Uses:
Home, Traveling
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Adorama Adorama De-Shadow Box, Portable Still Life Studio In-A-Bag, with 16" x 16" Soft Light Box, Halogen Lamps, Blue Background Sweep, & Custom Carrier:

I use the De-Shadow Box to take product and close up pictures. My initial reason for buying it was that my daughter had a project where she needed pictures of about 30 items (toothpaste tube, socks, etc.). The pictures taken with the box were of professional quality.

It sets up in seconds and goes anywhere.

The lights were broken when the package arrived, but were quickly replaced.

[4 of 6 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great for Occassional Use
By JackVerified Purchaser from Coral Springs, FL on 1/14/2009
Pros:
Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Portable, Reliable
Cons:
Bulbs Hard to Find
Best Uses:
Macro Photography, Occassional Use
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Adorama Adorama De-Shadow Box, Portable Still Life Studio In-A-Bag, with 16" x 16" Soft Light Box, Halogen Lamps, Blue Background Sweep, & Custom Carrier:

Not for production use. However, I find it very usefull for occassional shots of small items. I plug the lights into a power strip that has an on /off switch and use it to extend the life of the bulbs.

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great for [@] List items
By PJ Cook, Spectre/PaveLow GunnerVerified Purchaser from Safety Harbor, FL on 1/14/2009
Pros:
Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Reliable
Best Uses:
Everyday use, Macro Photography
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Adorama Adorama De-Shadow Box, Portable Still Life Studio In-A-Bag, with 16" x 16" Soft Light Box, Halogen Lamps, Blue Background Sweep, & Custom Carrier:

Perfect for small items and macro use. Truly a "Studio in a Box". Just right!

[4 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

 
Good box, poor lights
By JSVerified Reviewer from Pennsylvania on 1/11/2009
Pros:
Easy To Use, Lightweight
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Adorama Adorama De-Shadow Box, Portable Still Life Studio In-A-Bag, with 16" x 16" Soft Light Box, Halogen Lamps, Blue Background Sweep, & Custom Carrier:

The de-shadow box itself is fine for the size items I photo but the halogen lights are poor (I no longer use them) and get quite hot.

[40 of 40 customers found this review helpful]

 
watch out for possible melting plasttic
By The photographer from New Hampshire on 3/17/2008
Cons:
Not Durable
Best Uses:
Home
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Adorama Adorama De-Shadow Box, Portable Still Life Studio In-A-Bag, with 16" x 16" Soft Light Box, Halogen Lamps, Blue Background Sweep, & Custom Carrier:

I started to use the set up indoors for taking close-up and macro pictures. The small studio itself is very useful BUT the lights can not be left on for more than several minutes before they overheat and the internal parts start to melt. Now both on off switches do not work.

I would not recommend this to anyone who would like to leave the lights on more than 4 minutes.

I purchased this as a tool for my photography work but in my opinion it should be recalled as a possible fire hazard.

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