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Maplins Portable Studio (Light Tent)

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glyndwr
glyndwr  766 forum posts Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2008 - 7:33 PM

Anyone tried one these Light Tents from Maplins.
Got one today, reduced from 20 to 10, seems pretty good for a tenner.

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answersonapostcard
answersonapostcard Site Moderator 1012602 forum postsanswersonapostcard vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2008 - 7:39 PM

This one?

sidaorb
sidaorb  83857 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2008 - 7:42 PM

Yeah I bought one last time they were on offer, very useful.

User_Removed
4 Mar 2008 - 8:06 PM

Works well although there are better out there for not a lot more...

chinny
chinny  9492 forum posts United Kingdom
5 Mar 2008 - 2:33 PM

Now then Peeps, I looked at the one in Maplins and it looks and feels a bit pants (not that my pants look and feel like a tent) I bought one from Viewfinder its excellent Smile

simont
simont  102248 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2008 - 3:59 PM

Has anyone else used Viewfinder, and are they reliable?

Simon

FatHandedChap

I used Viewfinder for my white vinyl backdrop. No complaints at all, good service and fast turn around.

Tony

simont
simont  102248 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
8 Mar 2008 - 9:10 AM

Thanks Tony, I'll give them a ring on Monday.
Simon

colinrayner
9 Mar 2008 - 10:17 AM

Yes, I have the Maplins one. Only used it a couple of times, doing shots of some jewelery, but it did the job.

t_downes
t_downes e2 Member 6260 forum postst_downes vcard United Kingdom
25 Sep 2008 - 6:42 PM

im looking for some good mini lights for my light tent. any ideas. cheers

Artois
Artois  8405 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2008 - 6:45 PM

I have the maplins one which I bought some months back. For only a 10 outlay it is ok.
Stella

Hamer
Hamer  643 forum posts United Kingdom
25 Sep 2008 - 10:05 PM

I used to work in Maplin and bought one while I was there. Gotta say it's not much good..

User_Removed
25 Sep 2008 - 10:34 PM

Got mine off Ebay, quite large has separate blue & white BG and folds lastolite like into a flat circulate bag.
Unfortunately doesn't have a name on it.
Ebay

Ps Similar to the 50cm one one the first page

Last Modified By User_Removed at 25 Sep 2008 - 10:37 PM
answersonapostcard
answersonapostcard Site Moderator 1012602 forum postsanswersonapostcard vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2008 - 10:35 PM

I think its very good, use it all the time for product photography. And for 10 is a bargain!

martyn05
martyn05  7363 forum posts England
27 Sep 2008 - 11:14 AM

I got one last year, got some cheap table lights for it, works ok. Saw a thread here not so long ago on how to make your own, going to give that a try soon. That way I can make the light tent to a decent size.

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