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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!
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Works very well, especially for macro photos. Well worth the low cost.
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
I needed a small light box for Product photos and this worked perfect!
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.
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.
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.