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Matthews Century C+ Turtle Base Grip Arm Kit - 10.5' (3.2m)

B&H # MALSCP40K Mfr # 756140
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Product Highlights
  • Detachable Turtle Base
  • 40" Main Section
  • 2 Risers
  • 40" Arm and Griphead

This is a Matthews Century C Plus Stand with 40" Arm and griphead. This stand consists of a 40" three section upright with two risers. It includes a removable turtle base, a 2.5" swivel grip, and a 40" Hollywood Arm that can hold a small light fixture, gobo, or flag.

The unique staggered leg design of a C Stand allows it to be nested and placed extremely close to one another on a set.

Detachable Turtle Base eases transport and storage
Griphead and arm allow mounting and placement of gobos, small reflectors and small light fixtures
Minimum Height 40 in (102 cm)
Maximum Height Stand: 10.5 ft (3.2 m)
Arm: 40 in (1 m)
Closed Length 40 in (102 cm)
Footprint Diameter 27.5 in (70 cm)
Weight 13 lbs (6 kg)
Maximum Load 22 lbs (10 kg)
Attachment Size 5/8 in male stud
Accepts Wheels No
Air Cushioned No
Matthews Century C+ Turtle Base Grip Arm Kit - 10.5' (3.2m)
  • C + Stand with 40 inch riser and turtle base (339758)
  • 40 inch Hollywood arm (681013)
  • 2.5 inch grip head (350580)
  • 1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    MatthewsCentury C+ Turtle Base Grip Arm Kit - 10.5' (3.2m)
     
    4.9

    (based on 41 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (37)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (39)
    • Easy to use (30)
    • Versatile (22)
    • Consistent output (4)

    Cons

    • Heavy (6)
    • Heavy / bulky (3)

    Best Uses

    • General purpose (19)
    • Portraits (9)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (30)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (16), Semi-pro photographer (13), Photo enthusiast (4), Professional (4)

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    5.0

    Must Have Utility Player

    By Nathan

    from Philadelphia

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use

      Comments about Matthews Century C+ Turtle Base Grip Arm Kit - 10.5' (3.2m):

      A must have when it comes to any set.

      These well made C-Stands can do anything you put your imagination to.

      Nice compact design and swivel legs to collapse when need be.

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      5.0

      Industrial

      By TheStimuli

      from Brooklyn, NY

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Portraits

        Comments about Matthews Century C+ Turtle Base Grip Arm Kit - 10.5' (3.2m):

        This thing feels industrial, add a sandbag for worry free photography!

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        • No

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        5.0

        Matthews quality.

        By PMI06

        from Utah

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Solid
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Film And Video Making

          Comments about Matthews Century C+ Turtle Base Grip Arm Kit - 10.5' (3.2m):

          Does the job that it was designed to do - hold things used in filmmaking. The five star part is that it's made by Matthews. It's chromed which makes it even better. What else is there to say than Matthews? Nothing.

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          5.0

          Studio Must Have

          By Backpage

          from Los Angeles, CA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Matthews Century C+ Turtle Base Grip Arm Kit - 10.5' (3.2m):

              There is a reason that practically every production studio and grip truck in Hollywood uses these stands. They're heavy duty and made in the US. Most important, they are durable and can be used to hold scenery, flags, backdrops and things you won't think of until you're on a job. They may not be the cheapest, but in my opinion, they are the best.

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              5.0

              The Real Deal

              By Kay

              from Illinois

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Matthews Century C+ Turtle Base Grip Arm Kit - 10.5' (3.2m):

                  This is the real deal c-stand, high quality, and should outlast me. The removable turtle base makes it easy to pack and carry.

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                  5.0

                  Nice and sturdy!

                  By textrek57

                  from Conroe, TX

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use
                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Matthews Century C+ Turtle Base Grip Arm Kit - 10.5' (3.2m):

                    I started used heavy light modfiers both on location and studio and needed something that could handle it. And these fit the bill. Ordered two more.

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                    5.0

                    Extra $$ on turtle base well spent

                    By lotushead

                    from San Francisco, CA

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

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                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Matthews Century C+ Turtle Base Grip Arm Kit - 10.5' (3.2m):

                          A classic. The arm and griphead are musts. I also like the shape/feel of the knobs much better than other brands. I was hesitant to invest an extra $ to get the Turtle base, but am so glad I did. Eases transport factor.

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                          5.0

                          Very solid

                          By Mitch

                          from Chicago

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable

                          Cons

                          • Heavy

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Matthews Century C+ Turtle Base Grip Arm Kit - 10.5' (3.2m):

                            The stand is very solid and does exactly what it is supposed to.

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                            4.0

                            Best C-stand I own.

                            By Yo Yo Ma

                            from Muncie, IN

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • General Use
                              • Portraits

                              Comments about Matthews Century C+ Turtle Base Grip Arm Kit - 10.5' (3.2m):

                              By far my favorite c-stand because of the nice detachable base. Excellent value.

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                              5.0

                              Industry Standard

                              By ronksmith

                              from Raleigh, NC

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Matthews Century C+ Turtle Base Grip Arm Kit - 10.5' (3.2m):

                                  I've been using matthews C-Stands for 25 years. Flawless, rugged and a must for every video kit. Minimum of two for the basics. I keep 4 around. Amazing.

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                                  5.0

                                  This C-Stand gets the job done!

                                  By Ryan Mackay

                                  from Vancouver, BC, Canada

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Super Heavy-duty

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Matthews Century C+ Turtle Base Grip Arm Kit - 10.5' (3.2m):

                                      I use this C-Stand to mount an Elinchrom Freelite A head with a variety of modifiers ranging from a 16" sports reflector to a 5-foot octabank. I trust this C-stand to get the job done, and safely. In many situations, I don't even feel the need to use sandbags. I have even used this stand to boom a 5' octabank 10' high (automotive shoot) with sandbags and no assistant. It really is that solid.

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                                      5.0

                                      Professional

                                      By N/A

                                      from NJ

                                      Comments about Matthews Century C+ Turtle Base Grip Arm Kit - 10.5' (3.2m):

                                      I love these stands. They do what they are designed to do!

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                                      5.0

                                      Worth every penny

                                      By Scully's Wonderful Stuff

                                      from Brooklyn, NY

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy To Use

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Matthews Century C+ Turtle Base Grip Arm Kit - 10.5' (3.2m):

                                          Solid, works like a charm. I've worked with them for years, but then bought some cheaper foreign made stands. They proved flimsy, chunky to open, and didn't hold up.

                                          Go Matthews!

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                                          5.0

                                          Excellent C-stand

                                          By Mike

                                          from New York, NY

                                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Durable
                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Versatile

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • General Use
                                            • Video

                                            Comments about Matthews Century C+ Turtle Base Grip Arm Kit - 10.5' (3.2m):

                                            Very versatile, solid build. Does what it is intended for, built to last. Detachable base is great for transportation when needed.

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                                            5.0

                                            Best C Stand on the market

                                            By Orin Smith

                                            from Baton Rouge, LA

                                            About Me Pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Consistent Output
                                            • Durable
                                            • Easy To Use

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • General Use
                                              • Photojournalism

                                              Comments about Matthews Century C+ Turtle Base Grip Arm Kit - 10.5' (3.2m):

                                              I use these C-Stands on every shoot to mount lights, flags etc. I would not be able to make a commerical without them.

                                              They hold up in the roughest weather and maxed out on wieght. The turtle base allows easy transportation.

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                                              5.0

                                              Can't go wrong

                                              By JVEyck309

                                              from New Jersey

                                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Durable
                                              • Sturdy

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Studio

                                                Comments about Matthews Century C+ Turtle Base Grip Arm Kit - 10.5' (3.2m):

                                                Great c-stands, removeable base = great for transportation. Solid and sturdy, you can't go wrong with these.

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                                                5.0

                                                A fine piece of equipment

                                                By cedy

                                                from Denver

                                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                                Pros

                                                • Durable
                                                • Easy To Use
                                                • Versatile

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • General Use

                                                  Comments about Matthews Century C+ Turtle Base Grip Arm Kit - 10.5' (3.2m):

                                                  I use this in my studio all the time. It's a professional product no doubt about it. I trust this with my most expensive gear I have. It's rock solid.

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Well Worth its Weight

                                                  By SRFolino

                                                  from Sacramento

                                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Durable
                                                  • Easy To Use
                                                  • Heavy

                                                  Cons

                                                  • Heavy

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Studio

                                                  Comments about Matthews Century C+ Turtle Base Grip Arm Kit - 10.5' (3.2m):

                                                  This product is exactly what I was looking for. I do a lot of commercial, product photography and needed a stand that would support heavier-than-normal loads securly. This does the trick quite nicely. I'm able to easily and securily support a large 1,000 w/s strobe and 7' octobox with no problem.

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Great Stand

                                                  By Cole Video Guy

                                                  from West Monroe, La

                                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Durable
                                                  • Easy To Use
                                                  • Versatile

                                                  Cons

                                                  • Heavy

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about Matthews Century C+ Turtle Base Grip Arm Kit - 10.5' (3.2m):

                                                    The Matthews C Stand is a must on any video/film production set. You just can't do the work without them. And Matthews builds a great stand that is sure to last a long time.

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                                                    5.0

                                                    The Best Stand

                                                    By Mike

                                                    from Cypress, CA

                                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Durable
                                                    • Easy To Use
                                                    • Versatile

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • General Use
                                                      • Portraits

                                                      Comments about Matthews Century C+ Turtle Base Grip Arm Kit - 10.5' (3.2m):

                                                      I use this stand in the studio for the standard flag/gobo/scrim holder, but I also love it as a boom stand for Profoto D1 Air monos with various modifiers up to and including a 3X4 Softbox, 5 foot Octa, etc. A sandbag on the high leg and I don't worry about anything tipping into the talent and no counter weights required. Liked this stand so much I ordered two more after using it twice!

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