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Friday, September 21, 2012

My Light Tent

Hi everyone,

I have had some questions asking about my Light tent.  First I must say that I love it and it was a really great buy!

Here are the Details on where I got it.

I bought it on e-bay from the user id: mekingequipment

16" Deluxe Photo Light Tent Cube Soft Box 40cm New (290602807680)  I paid $15.13 for it. 

The only issue, was I had to wait for it for over a month.  It was worth the wait though.  I believe this company is in an Asian country and that is part of why it took so long.  Their main business is in photography lighting and equipment.

I really give them high marks.  By the way,  they did not charge me extra for shipping, which could have made it quite expensive.

However, if you are not able to purchase one, you can make one yourself.   Get a box measuring 12 x 12 square and cut off the opening flaps.  With the opening looking at you, you want to cut out squares, leaving about an inch, in the top and 2 sides.  Then line all sides..Top, bottom and sides with white poster board or high quality 12 x 12 white card stock.  If you have an ott light, just put it close to your box when you want to take pictures.  This was my first light box.

The difference between the 2 of them is that, you cannot fold the box and the light tent folds up to about 8 x 8, which makes it very easy to store.  I like this because I have a major dust issue, so I just wrap mine in a plastic bag and store it in a drawer to keep it clean.  I used to put a large trash bag over the box I made, but there was still a space issue.

One last thing, my light tent came with 4 drape clothes, 1 white, 1 red, 1 Black & 1 Blue.  This way I can change my background and the lines in the tent don't show up.  This all comes in a nice little zipper bag that holds the drapes & the tent when folded.

I hope this information is useful to someone.  Good Luck and Have a wonderful evening!

Hugs Lori

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