New Inexpensive Lightbox


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Hi All

Am a noob here....though not new to photography. Hope to learn a lot from here.

Wanted to share about my new purchase here.

Bought a light box from eBay...fairly cheap and have seen results from a few others.....seem pretty good. Price was £4.99 + shipping. Hope to get the delivery sometime this week. The lightbox neatly folds up as well....so good for travel...and comes with 4 color backgrounds. the lightbox has a slit in the front thru which the lens can be inserted in....so one can use the normal camera flash as well.... :thumbsup:

Here are some pics of the lightbox:

 

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You may wish to take note, the black bag's color will run and will cause some staining on the tent when it comes in touch with liquid. Other than that, it's a pretty good buy. :)
 

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You may wish to take note, the black bag's color will run and will cause some staining on the tent when it comes in touch with liquid. Other than that, it's a pretty good buy. :)
Thanks mate....much appreciated.

Yup...being delivered to me from UK. Though the shipping cost is more than the product cost ;p
 

zhix

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Hi, can you share the link? would like to get 1 as well
 

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Hi, can you share the link? would like to get 1 as well
I got it from "frontline-sell" from ebay. They have a 50cm light box still listed here:

http://cgi.ebay.com/50CM-PHOTO-SOFT...photoQQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1713.m153.l1262

Am sure if you ask them...they will be able to get one for you.

Do you mind sharing the size of the light tent?
The box is a 80cm x 80cm cube
 

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oni available thru ebay? wat's the total cost includin shippin? do they have any shop in london? sorry for all the question... tot may be i can pop by in london to get it so can save on shippin. tks;)
 

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oni available thru ebay? wat's the total cost includin shippin? do they have any shop in london? sorry for all the question... tot may be i can pop by in london to get it so can save on shippin. tks;)

:bsmilie: Not sure if it's available anywhere else.....
 

jlkk76

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curious to noe how much in total u paid in SG...:)
 

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oni available thru ebay? wat's the total cost includin shippin? do they have any shop in london? sorry for all the question... tot may be i can pop by in london to get it so can save on shippin. tks;)
from the auction under postage and payment..

We do not offer local pick-up services, all purchases are via posts.
so my guess they don't have a shopfront for you to purchase from.

anyway, can't seems to find the 80x80cm one? only the 50x50cm..
 

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from the auction under postage and payment..



so my guess they don't have a shopfront for you to purchase from.

anyway, can't seems to find the 80x80cm one? only the 50x50cm..
Anyone wants to volunteer to take a mass order and maybe we can reduce our shipping costs ?. I am keen to get one if so.

Hold on a minute

maybe cheaper to buy from our friend Paul here
http://store.tagotech.com/index.php?cPath=23&sort=3a&page=3
 

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I paid a total of about SGD45 for this. As said...the shipping was far more expensive than the product cost ;p

I think a group buy would make much more sense. I came to know of CS only a couple of days back and didn't know there were like minded people who may be keen on a gb....else would've waited :)
 

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may i ask, under what conditions that a light box/tent should be used? photography of food?
With my limited knowledge on this...I would assume that most anything that can fit into the lightbox...watches (my primary use), food, jewellery, any other stationary objects...can be shot with this.
 

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Just to share my experience on this product: :thumbsd::thumbsd:

1. The color background are folded, and the fold line will be quite hard to get rid. You can try ironing but when the iron is too hot, the fabric will melt, and when it was not hot enough, the lines will be there. And the lines will appear on your photos.

2. Forget it's portability, since you have to fold the background again to put it in the small black pouch, thus back to problem no 1.

3. The four background has different sizes. Mine the red one was way smaller than the rest.

4. The velcro position is not aligned properly, thus it was difficult to hang the background smoothly.

5. The bottom part (well, there is no top-or bottom here) was not touching the table where I out the lightbox, thus if I put a light object it won't be able to stand, and if I put heavy object the bottom part was streched to touch the table (not a good sight in the photo)

6. Based on my experience, better buy a square one, where all the four sides are square. They come with a better color background which can be attached smoothly to the lightbox because the rectangle shape. The bottom part also alighned with the tablle properly.

My two cents.
 

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Just got delivered to me in office. Will try it out tonight and post my feedback and pics later.

Cheers
 

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Just to share my experience on this product: :thumbsd::thumbsd:

1. The color background are folded, and the fold line will be quite hard to get rid. You can try ironing but when the iron is too hot, the fabric will melt, and when it was not hot enough, the lines will be there. And the lines will appear on your photos.

2. Forget it's portability, since you have to fold the background again to put it in the small black pouch, thus back to problem no 1.

3. The four background has different sizes. Mine the red one was way smaller than the rest.

4. The velcro position is not aligned properly, thus it was difficult to hang the background smoothly.

5. The bottom part (well, there is no top-or bottom here) was not touching the table where I out the lightbox, thus if I put a light object it won't be able to stand, and if I put heavy object the bottom part was streched to touch the table (not a good sight in the photo)

6. Based on my experience, better buy a square one, where all the four sides are square. They come with a better color background which can be attached smoothly to the lightbox because the rectangle shape. The bottom part also alighned with the tablle properly.

My two cents.

Bro...when you were reviewing this, which light tent were you referring to ? The one posted on this thread or the one in the link to the tago tech store ?
 

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