AmazonBasics Portable Photo Studio

AmazonBasics Portable Photo Studio
From AmazonBasics

Price: $135.99 Details

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Average customer review:
(4.5 stars, based on 121 reviews)

Product Details

  • Color: Black
  • Brand: AmazonBasics
  • Model: 53-005312
  • Dimensions: 2.60" h x 25.00" w x 30.00" l, 15.00 pounds

Features

  • Collapsible portable photo studio with high output built-in LED lights for handheld photography with a camera or smartphone
  • Two LED light banks positioned for optimum contrast, and 5600k daylight balanced LEDs with high Color Rendering Index (CRI) for consistent color
  • Front 3-door system for maximizing image angles while reducing outside reflections, and a top hole for imaging from above
  • Measures 25'' x 30'' x 25'' to fit a variety of products; includes power supply and pre-installed removable bright-white backdrop
  • No assembly required and collapses into thin, portable, durable, portfolio case; backed by an AmazonBasics 1-year limited warranty

Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

41 of 42 people found the following review helpful.
4Excellent Design and Ease of Use
By M. OBrien
Out of the package look and feel, ease of set up and initial photographs were all excellent. My first impression in all areas was very good.
However, I am updating my review and dropping from 5 to 4 stars for a few reasons.
1. A con/ inconvenience is that there is no switch to turn off the lights; the light box must be unplugged or collapsed to turn off the lighting. Not a huge deal if your outlet is accessible, but still less convenient then just flipping a little switch.
2. There are lights at the top center and top left but not the top right; slight shadow is cast becasue it isn't perfectly even.
3. There is a crease in the white backdrop that shows up in the pictures. it can be edited out, very easily depending on the app or software you use; still, it is there.
Notes:
The electric cord initiates at the top of the lightbox, but it is long enough to plug in a wall outlet at the standard height, even when the light box is set up on a table.
There are three flaps in the front that are held open or shut with magnets, making it very convenient to position your camera at different heights. The opening at the top is good; it would be better if there was a magnet or Velcro to hold that flap open; I just folded it back to use the top opening.
Overall, I'm very happy with this purchase. Good value; love that it's portable and easily stored. I purcahsed the item for home/ light business use and am keeping it.

56 of 58 people found the following review helpful.
4Handy, portfolio-sized light tent for photography
By Joanna D.
The Portable Photo Studio is a relatively heavy collapsing box with LED lights and white backdrop built in. You pop it up, and you can take pictures of objects with soft lighting and no background.

It's about the size of an artist's portfolio but less wide. However, it's plenty heavy--fifteen pounds. It operates on AC power, so you have to plug it in. The cord has its own pocket for storage. Very tidy.

You don't have control on the color of the light: it's daylight balanced color and it's diffused--no spot. There is a port on top for a top camera shot--but you might be able to use it also for lighting.

There is a door to shoot through, meaning you can close the box and have all six sides inside reflecting white light back on your object for shadowless photography. A port lets you peek in with your camera lens to take your photo. The port can be low, side, high, in other words, you have various camera angles even when the "garage door" is closed to allow for maximum reflected light and minimum shadows.

You don't have control on the color of the light: it's daylight balanced color and it's diffused--no spot. There is a port on top for a top camera shot--but you might be able to use it also for lighting.

There is one flaw in this design; the "sweep"--the seamless background folds up when stored inside the unit. It's used in the usual position of a sweep--that is, hung from the top and draping down with a curve where it bends onto the floor. At the bend point, there is a noticeable crease from being folded in storage. It did not come out and as it looks like plasticized fabric, don't think it can easily be ironed. The second photo in the review shows the crease marring the seamless background. While a steady hand with Photoshop can eliminate this, it's the whole point of a seamless background to be...seamless. One star off for this crease as it made shadows and it's defeating the purpose.

In total, however, this is a handy portable photo tent and it works well.

12 of 13 people found the following review helpful.
5Compact, Large, Built in Lighting, Portable, Easy to Use and takes GREAT Pictures...what else can you ask for.
By QT
WOW! There are quite a few possibilities with this Portable Photo Studio. The fact that it is self contained, compact and large was the selling point for me. Yes, there are other units on the market for half the price but the versatility this unit offers simply in my book doesn't stands out among the others. It is easy to set-up. You don't even have to read the instructions, that is how easy it is to use. All the pieces fold in and the unit itself compacts like a folded in half folding table with a handle. It takes 2-3 minutes to set-up and 2-3 minutes to tear down and put away. You can shoot from the top (1 slot), front (3 slots positions) and from the entire front for large items. A medium size duffle bag can fit in this, so its pretty large. The backdrop that is velcro to the top had a crease in it when I got it (as you will see in the pictures), but that is easily fixable so wasn't a deal breaker for me. Worst case you can put your own background. The way the background folds in half and velcro to the top of the unit when you pack it up, there will always be a crease it seems at the half way mark. Mine when I got it, it was not folded in half, it was actually folded weird which made for an incorrect diagonal line crease. I am just going to steam it out. The product overall is durable and not flimsy. The unit comes with built in lights so it is part of the unit, not sure if those can be replaced or not. The lighting itself is more than adequate for photo shots. You have the option of plugging in the unit or not so you can use your own or natural light if you choose to. This only comes with one background (white). You can certainly use different backgrounds of your own choice. I shot a Pepsi can at two distances with a DSLR Nikon D90 for comparison. I also shot an iPad with the screen on (disclaimer: the iPad has a glass screen protector) and I shot if from the top of the unit so you can see the glare of the lighting system of the unit, BUT when I shot it from the front I got no glare. I also shot a solid gold award statute and it came out great, a whole lot better than other settings and in natural light so no complaints there. Yes, I saw some reflection in it as it was solid gold which is reflective in nature, but it wasn't like other shots where it picked up everything and anything so I was totally happy. The rest of the pictures just shows you how to fold and pack it up...again really easy. Now, some pictures of the unit was taken when the lights were off already and it was being packed up. The power cord and instructions have a built in zipped pocket for easy storage as well. 13 Pictures are included.

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