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Light Tent Advice

ewanrayment 10 718 1 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2006 3:19PM
Hi All

I want to get a light tent to photograph small objects for e-commerce use. Objects no bigger than 50cm.

Could anyone recommend the solution to go for? I've been looking at them on warehouseexpress but there are quite a few different ones!



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User_Removed 11 17.9k 8 Norway
29 Sep 2006 3:47PM
Don't know if its still in their catalogue Ewan but have a look on Maplin's website. Several of us have their version and it works well - and it's cheap!! (sub-20)


5th item down the page here Ewan - 19.99 + P&P
JohnHawthorne 9 1.7k 5 Scotland
29 Sep 2006 3:58PM
That wouldn't be big enough Mike - it's only 40cm each side.

eBay can easily be trusted for this kind of thing.
See here for the 80cm version at 20, or
here for the 90cm version at 30.
User_Removed 11 17.9k 8 Norway
29 Sep 2006 4:11PM
Look good John. Things have moved on obviously!! Quite fancy the 3' one...
JohnHawthorne 9 1.7k 5 Scotland
29 Sep 2006 4:19PM
Works very well for a close-up portrait! Smile
JohnJo 9 145 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2006 4:26PM
Haha! I've been tempted. Usually after a drink or two.
ewanrayment 10 718 1 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2006 5:36PM
Many thanks John, John & Mike.
I've been looking for some low budget lighting for the tent, Do you have the description of the light on the Maplins site, the website looks as if it has changed.

peter_davey 9 1.4k England
30 Nov 2006 9:00AM
paid about 20 quid for mine off ebay, and they fold down nice to the size of a reflector, just hope you like ironing Smile))
30 Nov 2006 10:06AM
I paid about 17 pound for the tent but now need some lighting.
Snapper_T 11 855 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2006 3:40PM
made my own using 1" poly tubing from diy store and some white cotton sheet, about 3ft x 2ft and appx 13 to make. Folds flat too.

What do you use for Lighting ?
Snapper_T 11 855 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2006 5:13PM

Bowens 250w heads at the mo.

Although not using a light tent, this and this were shot with one head and a softbox.


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