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You get what you pay for
on April 16, 2014
I like the setup - but like what other buyers have pointed out...
1. It does sag in the middle. I use a CowboyStudio muslin backdrop and it's very light. But it still sags
2. I've used the setup 3 times, and one of the nut/bolt thingies has already broken through the plastic. It is very light-duty. At my last event, I had to use light-duty duct tape on the stand to keep it from sliding down.
- It's friggin tall!! Taller than I expected. You don't have to do that weird thing with the base legs to get that last foot at the top... I shoot pictures of belly dancers and sometimes they use props called isis wings, which extend about 3 feet from their hands... and so when they pose holding the wings straight up - I still have backdrop behind the tips.
If I had the budget - I would skip these item for the more expensive $200 set... but like many, I have a wife, this is a hobby and until this hobby starts paying for itself - just realize that budget products will have shortcomings.. but you can always find a way to work around it.