Orangemonkie has been making some of the most affordable and best light tents (opens in new tab) for product photography, and its latest option aims to simplify the process of getting videos and stills of objects for eBayers and website owners.
The Orangemonkie Foldio360 Smart Dome is aimed at those who want to use their smartphone (or camera) to take pictures of small objects against a perfect white background. It has built-in lights with temperature control - which can be controlled by an app on the phone, for fuss-free photography. But there is also a built-in motorized turntable, which can also be controlled via the app, to shoot 360 videos of your product. An optional mount can be used to clamp your phone in the right position - or alternatively, you can use your own close-up photography camera set-up.
The external dimensions of the dome are 35x31cm / 14 x 12in - but the internal dimensions mean that the set-up is only really suitable for objects that are up to 12.5cm / 5in high or wide.
The Foldio360 Smart Dome was originally launched as a Kickstarter in 2020, but is now on public sale - and is being demonstrated at The Photography Show (opens in new tab) at the NEC, Birmingham, UK until 20 September.
The Orangemonkie Foldio360 Smart Dome is now on sale for $399 / £319 / AU$599 - or for $449 / £349 / AU$679 with the phone-mounting kit.