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.