Recent­ly there was a ques­tion about pur­chas­ing a com­pact, easy-to-trans­port back­ground gate. Those that I used before were rather sta­tion­ary, because the whole sys­tem con­sist­ed of tubes almost 2 meters long each, which was extreme­ly incon­ve­nient. And so, the pur­chase of such a sys­tem as Lumi­for LBLS-2427.
First of all, I note com­pact­ness: a con­ve­nient car­ry­ing bag, ide­al for unload­ing from the car and bring­ing it to the film­ing loca­tion, for exam­ple, to school.
The bag clos­es with a flap on two vel­cro, rolls up and is also fixed on vel­cro for easy car­ry­ing
The bag is three-sec­tion, in two com­part­ments there are the roots them­selves, extract­ing from there is not dif­fi­cult.
The tripods them­selves are quite well designed and assem­bled, they are easy to unfold, but do not for­get in which direc­tion to move the base in order to assem­ble the rack back.
The back­ground bar itself, locat­ed in the last, third com­part­ment of the bag, con­sists of three sec­tions
Alu­minum tubes are very light, assem­bly is absolute­ly intu­itive. It was quite nice to find that there is an option to col­lect the declared 2.7 meters wide, but also con­nect only 2 sec­tions and get about 2 meters, which means you can use more com­pact back­grounds and more space for the gate in the room.
Let’s move on to installing the rod, the thread of the pin on the tri­pod is cov­ered by a pro­tec­tive cap, you should not lose it, although it does not car­ry any spe­cial func­tions, except per­haps to pro­tect the car­ry­ing bag.
An impor­tant detail when buy­ing is to check the com­plete­ness, since with­out the fol­low­ing adapters you will not be able to fix the bar­bell, I had them in the depart­ment where the bar­bell is. Rolls on eas­i­ly and fits snug­ly.
The bar sits con­fi­dent­ly, with­out back­lash, with a not entire­ly accu­rate loca­tion of the racks, they do not col­lapse when installing the bar — it is easy to move one of them to adjust the dis­tance between them, but you can imme­di­ate­ly attach the bar to mea­sure this dis­tance more or less accu­rate­ly.
The gate is assem­bled, only 2 extreme sec­tions are laid out in height and the bar itself is also 2 meters. Under its own weight, the bar does not bend, with a mechan­i­cal force in the cen­tral part down­wards, its stroke is insignif­i­cant 3–4 mm, while the back­ground exerts a uni­form load on the entire length of the bar.
The course of the base of the rack is fixed with a clamp­ing bolt, for con­ve­nience, you can mark the extreme posi­tions with a white mark­er so that the bases of both racks are at the same dis­tance from the floor.
Fix­ing the sec­tions of the rack is car­ried out accord­ing to the prin­ci­ple of clamp­ing the clamp, on the whole it is quite con­ve­nient, only the plas­tic itself does not look reli­able, I would like to believe that in case of mechan­i­cal dam­age, repair will not be dif­fi­cult
It is worth not­ing that I use the com­pact­ness of car­ry­ing this sys­tem, the stands are easy to use as a light instal­la­tion, for exam­ple, a soft­box, the stand does not col­lapse. I will def­i­nite­ly use it in this regard. The sys­tem for on-cam­era flash is put on the stand with or with­out an adapter.
In gen­er­al, it is worth not­ing both the build qual­i­ty, the impres­sions are pos­i­tive, once I acci­den­tal­ly stum­bled on the rack, noth­ing fell, every­thing is secure. Of the short­com­ings, it is worth not­ing that the ques­tion­able qual­i­ty of the plas­tic of the clamps, and the scratch that appeared from push­ing the rack inward.