Adorama De-Shadow Box, Table Top Photo Studio In-A-Bag, with 16" x 16" Soft Light Box, Halogen Lamps, Blue/White Background Sweep, Camera Stand w/ carry case

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• Don't let location still life jobs get to you. With the highly portable DeShadow Box, still life photography is a breeze, any where, any time. The DeShadow box is perfect for photographing items for the internet. The soft even light removes those unwanted ugly shadows to show the item at its best!

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Easy to use (55),Lightweight (50),Versatile (45),Durable (27),Easy to install (15),Consistent output (13),Portable (5),Good power output (4),Good price / value (3)
Cons:
Good value (23),Weak output (5),Lights get hot (3)
Best Uses:
General purpose (30),Graphics and photos (13),Fill flash (4),Photojournalism (4),Macro (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (29),Casual photographer (18),Quality oriented (16),Semi-pro photographer (14),Budget shopper (8),Pro photographer (3)

Adorama Features

  • Foldable camera stand with quick release shoe, extends to 21"
  • Blue/white reversible sweep

Adorama Specifications

Dimensions
16X16X16 inches

Reviews about this item

Review Snapshot®

 
4

(based on 92 reviews)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

would buy agian

I liked being able to set up a photo shot with out having to make my own shadow box

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Do we really need it?

Purchased for food photography, but it's too small and doesn't allow for any flexibilty.

Reviewed by 92 customers

 
3.0

decent de-shadow box for the price

By

from cincinnati, oh  -  Photo Enthusiast

For $30 it meets my expectations. Stores easily and does a decent job. Lights are a little under powered and the background cloths are a bit wrinkled and white cloth is a bit too sheer.

 
2.0

Meh, I would pass on this.

By

from California  -  Semi-pro Photographer

On paper, the specs seem like a good deal, but in practice, this product will let you down. The two lights are extremely under-powered. Imagine pointing two flashlights at your setup -- that's about the power of these two lamps. The ball mount on the tripod is poor quality too. Unless you mount your camera on the level, the ball mount can't be tightened adequately to hold the camera steady. The light box itself is nice, but the included backdrops are thin and creased (from being folded). So I've had to add my own lights, used my own tripod, and cut (from a paper roll) my own backdrop. I might as well have just created my own light box while I was at it. Not a good value.

 
4.0

Compact

By

from Ski Town NH  -  Photo Enthusiast

Very quick to set-up. This is the kind of thing that can be built yourself, but for me the DE-Shadow is compact, easily stored and has what's generally needed for small items. Am quite satisfied.

 
4.0

Exactly What I Expected

By

from Galt, CA  -  Pro Photographer

This de-shadow box is exactly what I expected. The box is well constructed with wacky instructions. It works great and is versatile. Previous reviews mentioned flimsy camera stand. Yup. I use a sturdy tripod anyway. The halogen lights are adequate, and other types of lighting can be added. I purchased some colored acrylic plastic squares to supplement the white and black clothes. Don't have to mess with trying to make my own de-shadow box.

 
4.0

excellent product for the money

By

from Doylestown, pa  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Works very well, especially for macro photos. Well worth the low cost.

 
5.0

Great product.....you'll be well pleased

By

from Lancaster, PA  -  Pro Photographer

Ifound this product exceeds my expectations; good qualiry in construction and materials. Lights are adequately bright and cool. I am awaiting a backordered extra lamp wich I can use as an overhead fil-llight.. Thank you for your extreme courtesy in handling all my past orders. Adorama is my first choice photo supply vendor. Frank

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Just what I needed

By

from Vermont  -  Photo Enthusiast

I needed a small light box for Product photos and this worked perfect!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Not bad at all table top photo studio

By

from Denver, CO  -  Photo Enthusiast

I have been using it for a month for small product photo stills and it worked Great. I had to add my own white backgrounds for the back and bottom, the white "Background Sweep" is translucent / see-through and will not work on my dark desk. Lights and sides provided great lighting. The camera stand is way to tall 11 1/4" before adding Camera and top of the "studio" 15 1/2" , unless you are trying to do aerial photography of your little items, I use a tripod on the floor in front on the desk. I would have liked some instructions how to assemble with it and something about the tips and tricks that can be used with this product. I am really happy with it, but the background and stand, but I was never planing on using the stand.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Lots Of Fun

By

from Albuquerque, NM  -  Value Oriented

Pros:I use this product for small items that I post on Flickr. It's nice to have a solid background when I want to manipulate photos in photoshop. It's light weight and it went together really fast. I love the soft light the lamps produce. Cons: The construction isn't that strong, so don't be rough with it. The white cloth they provide gets dirty easy, so watch what you set on it. The lamps get very hot, turn them off if you're not going to use them. The set up needs a fair bit of room because the camera stand juts out in the front, so make sure you have a fair size table to set this up on. All in all I like my shadow box. It's fun to use but I wouldn't recommend it for professional use. It's more for the hobby protographer.

 
4.0

Good Introduction to a photography box

By

from PA  -  Quality Oriented

Granted that this is inexpensive, its a nice deshadow box. The items work well together although the light is a bit weak. This is a great model for making larger ones DIY. I did suppliment it with a larger light source and its worked out well. For the price as a starter kit, you can't beat it. Some people complain that there are no instructions. If they need instructions then perhaps this simple device is beyond them. It does take a while to set up the lights properly since each object is inherently different. But its not really something you can teach in a manual. Play with it and read a book of proper lighting theory. The slim instruction booklet is in laughably bad English.

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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
Peter C  My wife takes closeups of her dolls and this set up works well. Very good kit for the price.
Shopper  How do I set up my De-Shadow box? I am having a hard time understanding the instructions.
CAROL-ANN H  I savd the box and followed the picture.
Shopper  Apparently. I am a bit challeged. How do you fold the sides to make a cube like the picture? I wind up with too many open sides.
Helen O  Once assembled, there should be two open sides. One open side should rest on the shooting surface (table) the other should face the camera.
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