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PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2011 7:14 pm 
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So I just got 2 paper roll backgronds for Christmas - now I'm looking for a way to use it. I found this on B&H:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/72989-REG/Savage_60099_Economy_Background_Support.html

Now, it would be cheaper for me to buy two of these:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/253074-REG/Impact_LS_8A_Air_cushioned_Light_Stand_Black_.html

...and use a curtan rod as the cross bar. I have one lying around the house. I'm pretty machine shop savvy, so I could make the mounts eaisy enough - plus, I can use it as a light stand if I want, multi purpose. Am I missing something there, is there any inadvisable about this?

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2011 11:21 pm 
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I have had no experience with those support systems but I do have the Lastolite Heavy Duty Support. I have been very impressed with this and it is very stable.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lastolite-Backg ... 03&sr=8-17

It is quite expensive but this is one of those items that you really get what you pay for.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:47 am 
You can use the light stands you showed in the second link however you will need to purchase a couple of Super clamps to attach any type of pole to hang your seamless on. Here is a link to what I mean.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/252211-REG/Manfrotto_635_635_Quick_Action_Super.html

in the end.. the first option may be your cheapest. I use a product that isn't for photography but is for hanging curtains up at trade shows. It's a tough but lightweight aluminum.

http://www.georgiaexpo.com/


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