The Westcott 5 x 7' black X-Drop Background System is a lightweight package that is perfect for travel. At a little over 5 lbs, this kit can be used for headshots, product photography, weddings or general commercial photography in the studio or on location. The 100% cotton fabric comes with grommet holes on the top and bottom for easy hanging and that also eliminates the need to establish a top or bottom orientation. When it gets dirty, it's readily machine washable in cold water and tumble dried on "low."
The background support system is characterized by quick setup and tear down capability. It's lightweight and contains telescopic legs and arms that will hold the fabric taut. The expandable carrying case is capable of holding the X-Drop System as well as up to three backdrops.
Reviewed by 3 customers
I scrambled for an emergency backdrop kit as I needed to take some pictures for a web page profile. Settled on the black kit and it worked out great! Using 3 lights with dimmers and this kit, in moments I had a basic mini-studio. The kit is rather "deep" when deployed, but that's the price for stability. The aluminum frame is made for indoor use, I can't ever see it stand up to any kind of a wind. The only gripe I have is about the case - it's too small to carry the backdrop and the frame and waaaay to large for just the frame itself. I abandoned the cloth case for the backdrop and purchased Sunpak Medium Tripod Case from Adorama which fits the rolled up material like a glove. Overall it was a win - I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants to have a basic kit for some portrait shots.
Easy to set up and can go anywhere.
I'm really excited about this backdrop. I use it as a backdrop for portraits and works well. This backdrop is not for group shots, unless your talking about a small group of 3 people and even that is a maybe (depending on the size of your subjects). The backdrop can be setup and taken down rather quickly is lightweight and can be easily transported.