Product review

I recently picked up a light tent for small product photography and

wanted to share my initial tests. The one I purchased was the

Dynaphos DPL-005L 24x24 LightCube. It packs really small and comes with 4 different backdrops (Black, White, Red and Blue).

Please note that you cannot use these backdrops once you unpack it. The backdrops have so many creases in them which makes them impossible to use as-is.

I had to use my steamer to iron out the very stubborn folds. This is

the only way I could use any of the backdrops.

For my test I set up 3 studio strobes around the light tent. Both

sides and the rear. Here are 2 images I was able to produce.

The investment was small. It was $34.99 CAD at Henrys in Toronto. I'm happy with how the walls of the cube softens up the shadows. It's great, IF you're shooting small objects.

Honestly, for $35 you can't go wrong.

Cheers,

Rob

Photo credits: Robseguin.

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Seawatch1

I use a home made lightbox. I use tissue paper from a present wrapping store. You can use white poster board as your backdrop and change colors by buying different color boards. Not as elegant but cost me less than ten dollars to make and it's pretty flexible. For black, I use black velvet bought at a fabric shop because the black poster board just isn't black enough.

Bluneo

I own one but never use it, I've learned to shoot products in other ways I never made friends with that thing, as far as for background color change, I guess you could use gels(?).
I guess it's good for macro work and small products shooting but a little limiting composition wise, reason being the space inside and from the object to the background is limited to the dimension of the cube, and also the type of lighting you can do is only limited to that style (top and side lights), so it's no use for a little more complex still life shooting.

Egomezta

I guess it is working really well for you, your images are great.

Robseguin

Hi Clay. The investment was small. It was $34.99 CAD at Henrys in Toronto. I'm happy with how the walls of the cube softens up the shadows. It's great, IF you're shooting small objects.

Honestly, for $35 you can't go wrong.

Cheers,
Rob

Fishwater

Thank you for the review. How much was the investment, and are you happy with the results you are getting? Would you purchase it again or invest the money elsewhere?

I ask all of this because I'm considering one myself. Thanks again!

Clay

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