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5 of 7 people found this helpful
Overpriced, Overrated, Garbage
on September 12, 2013
We own a full time internet business and shoot hundreds of product shots each week. We thought that we would give this item a try after reading the reviews on Amazon. We were looking for a better solution for shooting Jewelry, Coins and other small detailed items.
Hard to believe that so many customers give this item great reviews... or is it? The manufacturer includes a "bribe" with the item. If you will give the item a great review on Amazon, they will send you a free replacement light bulb. Perhaps the only way that they can get a good review is too bribe the customer? You are going to receive an item worth about 10% of the selling cost. The light levels are poor at best, we find them to be unusable. You will be forced to use a tripod as the light levels are too low to support hand held photography. The background is not true white, it is a dull off white. If you are looking to shoot photos with a "pure" white background this product will not work for you. Quality of all components is horrible. The jewelry kit is a total rip-off as well (you can buy these items at any Hobby or Craft store for about a third of the cost). You can assemble your own studio (better quality) for much less. Don't waste your money on this item it is extremely overpriced and the quality is poor at best.