Soooooo......i decided to rip the whole setup down and start again from scratch - i moved the cube to one side as i have never had much joy with them myself on previous projects and set up the basic paper backdrop with the two LED panels and tried to block as much surrounding light as possible (im in the back corner of open mezzanine floor with huge ceiling lights nearby) and the photos have definitely improved. Gives this: (35mm - ISO 100 - 1/25 sec - F18) BUT(!) i am not happy with how 'grubby' the white fittings look...im obviously talking about the shadows - while this helps give some contrast and realism this is not what the company wants. In order to make the product 'whiter' i find im just over-exposing the WHOLE image....a real head scratcher this one! can anyone spare any more advice please?!