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Maplins Portable Studio (Light Tent)

glyndwr 10 66 10 Wales
4 Mar 2008 7:33PM
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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4 Mar 2008 7:39PM
sidaorb 12 3.9k 2 England
4 Mar 2008 7:42PM
Yeah I bought one last time they were on offer, very useful.
User_Removed 14 17.9k 8 Norway
4 Mar 2008 8:06PM
Works well although there are better out there for not a lot more...
chinny 13 492 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2008 2:33PM
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 13 2.3k 4 England
7 Mar 2008 3:59PM
Has anyone else used Viewfinder, and are they reliable?

FatHandedChap 12 1.3k England
7 Mar 2008 4:10PM
I used Viewfinder for my white vinyl backdrop. No complaints at all, good service and fast turn around.

simont 13 2.3k 4 England
8 Mar 2008 9:10AM
Thanks Tony, I'll give them a ring on Monday.
9 Mar 2008 10:17AM
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 9 279 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2008 6:42PM
im looking for some good mini lights for my light tent. any ideas. cheers
Artois 11 405 1 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2008 6:45PM
I have the maplins one which I bought some months back. For only a 10 outlay it is ok.
Hamer 9 43 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2008 10:05PM
I used to work in Maplin and bought one while I was there. Gotta say it's not much good..
User_Removed 12 4.9k England
25 Sep 2008 10:34PM
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.

Ps Similar to the 50cm one one the first page
25 Sep 2008 10:35PM
I think its very good, use it all the time for product photography. And for 10 is a bargain!
martyn05 11 363 England
27 Sep 2008 11:14AM
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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