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1.0 out of 5 stars Piece of junk, waste of money, December 18, 2011
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This review is from: Fotodiox 24"x24" Studio In a Box for Table Top photography, complete light Tent/Cube Kit with Four Backdrops + Two Lights + 1 Camera Stand (10-TNT-BOX20) (Electronics)
This thing is a complete piece of trash. Every piece of the kit is a rip off.

Lights: The lights are too weak to illuminate the cube so all the photos come out dark and without detail. They're also so flimsy that they don't stand. Watch out when you try to open the little stands on the bottom too, they come shooting out like bullets and are razor sharp.

Camera stand: I didn't use this much, and wasn't intending to anyway, but when I tried it threatened to topple over if you just looked at it funny. Forget about breathing nearby unless you want your camera slammed into the table when it falls.

Cube: It sounds like a cute idea to have the bag attached to the cube so you just fold it out, but the white material is so thin and flimsy that you see the black through it. It's hard to find an orientation where the weight of the bag pockets don't make it want to fall over or sit crooked. Even adding the colored cloths in didn't fully cover the shadow of the black part of the bag. Plus they don't fit right so you've always got the velcro strip in your photos plus the edge parts that it doesn't cover. Careful when ironing out those cloths too, in order to get the folds out of the cheap fabric you have to iron it to within 0.5 seconds of having the whole thing melt.

Unless you've got a way of getting free shipping both ways, don't buy this thinking you can return it if it's not up to snuff (which it won't be). I was refunded for the item price, sure, but the shipping I paid to get it plus what it cost me to send it back (even with the slowest, cheapest option) was only two or three dollars less than the actual item cost.
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Initial post: Feb 13, 2014 1:50:47 PM PST
Thank you for the detailed and honest feedback. I thought this looked like a reasonable setup. However, when reading your review there were specific points made that turned me off from this product. Just wanted to thank you for saving me the trouble!
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