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Smith-Victor RS8 8' Aluminum Light Stand with 5/8" Top Mount

B&H # SMRS8 Mfr # 401291
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You Pay: $39.95

This Smith-Victor RS8 8.0' Aluminum Light Stand with 5/8" Top Mount is lightweight and built to last. Tubular bases with wide footprint diameters provide ample support for your lighting equipment.

4 Section stand
Accepts optional casters
Minimum Height 26.5 in (67 cm)
Maximum Height 8 ft (2.4 m)
Closed Length 26.5 in (67 cm)
Footprint Diameter 36 in (91 cm)
Weight 2.5 lbs (1 kg)
Maximum Load Not specified by manufacturer
Attachment Size 5/8" top
Accepts Wheels Yes- (401272)
Air Cushioned No
Smith-Victor RS8 8' Aluminum Light Stand with 5/8" Top Mount
  • 1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    Smith-VictorRS8 8' Aluminum Light Stand with 5/8" Top Mount
     
    4.6

    (based on 17 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (13)
    • Lightweight (7)
    • Long-lasting (7)
    • Attach securely (3)
    • Good power output (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors (11)
      • General purpose (7)
      • Outdoor events / games (6)
      • Low light (5)
      • Outdoors (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (5), Semi-pro photographer (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (11)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great stands.

      I couldn't believe the build quality of these stands. Barring natural disaters, my grandchildren may get use out of them if cameras are still around. Great sturdy stands and they have a great...Read complete review

      I couldn't believe the build quality of these stands. Barring natural disaters, my grandchildren may get use out of them if cameras are still around. Great sturdy stands and they have a great expensive looking finish. I would buy again. Tolerances are so close, they are a little stiff to set up, but that's a good thing to me.

      JDO

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Should cost half the price

      The stand is not that bad, but for [$]bucks you can find a bulk stand in china market. Very poor construction quality. For speedlites is enough, but go for a better...Read complete review

      The stand is not that bad, but for [$]bucks you can find a bulk stand in china market. Very poor construction quality. For speedlites is enough, but go for a better one.

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      5.0

      GOOD VALUE FOR THE MONEY

      By BOB

      from SAN DIEGO, CA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Long-Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Low Light
        • Portraits

        Comments about Smith-Victor RS8 8' Aluminum Light Stand with 5/8" Top Mount:

        TO SET UP LIGHT, CAMERA, ETC.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        2.0

        Should cost half the price

        By Juan Molina

        from Colombia

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Weak

        Best Uses

        • Indoors

        Comments about Smith-Victor RS8 8' Aluminum Light Stand with 5/8" Top Mount:

        The stand is not that bad, but for [$]bucks you can find a bulk stand in china market. Very poor construction quality. For speedlites is enough, but go for a better one.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Quality equipment

        By Selmar Paris

        from SanFrancisco

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Special Events

          Comments about Smith-Victor RS8 8' Aluminum Light Stand with 5/8" Top Mount:

          This is a well made stand I will be using for my main light. Improvements have been made, I'm replacing original Smith-Victor equipment. As with most photo equipment, it is not to be abused.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Terrific and simple to use!

          By H

          from Hobe Sound, Fl.

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors

            Comments about Smith-Victor RS8 8' Aluminum Light Stand with 5/8" Top Mount:

            This is a great light fixture stand for my townhouse!

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            • No

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            4.0

            Great Stands

            By Chris

            from Pittsburgh PA

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors
              • Portraits

              Comments about Smith-Victor RS8 8' Aluminum Light Stand with 5/8" Top Mount:

              Sturdy. Good value.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Sturdy, Lightweight

              By Dustin

              from Frederick, MD

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Securely
              • Durable
              • Good Color Value
              • Lightweight
              • Long-Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Indoors
                • Low Light
                • Night Time
                • Outdoors
                • Portraits
                • Special Events

                Comments about Smith-Victor RS8 8' Aluminum Light Stand with 5/8" Top Mount:

                I own three of these. They are very portable and lightweight yet feel sturdy.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Very Nice

                By Chuckfer

                from South Jersey

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • NONE

                Best Uses

                • Indoors
                • Low Light
                • Outdoors
                • Special Events

                Comments about Smith-Victor RS8 8' Aluminum Light Stand with 5/8" Top Mount:

                Easy to transport, good low to high adjustment. I use it to support lights, works fine.

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                • No

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                5.0

                You get what you pay for.

                By houstoncritic

                from Houston, TX

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Good Color Value
                • Long-Lasting
                • Powerful

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use

                  Comments about Smith-Victor RS8 8' Aluminum Light Stand with 5/8" Top Mount:

                  A very compact and very strong stand. They pack away so beautifully that I'm tempted to add a 4th light!

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great stand

                  By Alex

                  from Okinawa, Japan

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors

                    Comments about Smith-Victor RS8 8' Aluminum Light Stand with 5/8" Top Mount:

                    This stand is very sturdy and works like a charm. I'm using it with a light and shoot-through umbrella. It has no problem holding it all up. For the price, it is awesome and worth it.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Sturdy, well-priced

                    By DDB

                    from Santa Monica, CA

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Smith-Victor RS8 8' Aluminum Light Stand with 5/8" Top Mount:

                    I am very happy with this item. I bought it to use along with the Smith-Victor boom arm and a 28" Westcott Apollo soft box. The 8' stand holds all of these items well. Now, I wouldn't take it outside, but it works great for studio use.

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                    5.0

                    Great Stand

                    By Max

                    from Birmingham, AL

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attach Securely
                    • Durable
                    • Long-Lasting

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Indoors
                      • Outdoors

                      Comments about Smith-Victor RS8 8' Aluminum Light Stand with 5/8" Top Mount:

                      Use this with 45" shoot through umbrella and it works like a champ. Only thing is that the way the legs fold out they won't lay flat for the times you want it at it's lowest position. Very sturdy.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Solid and Sturdy

                      By Rob

                      from GTA, Canada

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Long-Lasting

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Smith-Victor RS8 8' Aluminum Light Stand with 5/8" Top Mount:

                          Used to house my 2*550EX Speedlites for wedding photography. Nice solid bases. Very well designed, constructed. My only complaint is one of them isn't "smooth" when it comes to pushing up the lower base. No biggy though, highly recommend.

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                          • No

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                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Great general purpose light stand

                          By WaveReflections

                          from Nashua, NH

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attach Securely
                          • Durable
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • NONE

                          Best Uses

                          • General Use
                          • Indoors
                          • Outdoors
                          • Special Events

                          Comments about Smith-Victor RS8 8' Aluminum Light Stand with 5/8" Top Mount:

                          I use this to mount a Smith Victor Q60SGL 600w FILL LIGHT w/BRNDR & LAMP. I also use 2 of them in conjunction with a curtain rod to hang a green screen.

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                          5.0

                          Great stands.

                          By JDO

                          from Southeast Missouri

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attach Securely
                          • Durable
                          • Long-Lasting

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • General Use
                            • Indoors
                            • Low Light
                            • Night Time
                            • Outdoors
                            • Special Events

                            Comments about Smith-Victor RS8 8' Aluminum Light Stand with 5/8" Top Mount:

                            I couldn't believe the build quality of these stands. Barring natural disaters, my grandchildren may get use out of them if cameras are still around. Great sturdy stands and they have a great expensive looking finish. I would buy again. Tolerances are so close, they are a little stiff to set up, but that's a good thing to me.

                            JDO

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                            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Great Stand for the money

                            By Westocorner Studios

                            from Idaho

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Good PriceValue
                            • Good Quality
                            • Light for Travel
                            • On location ready

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • General Use
                              • Indoors

                              Comments about Smith-Victor RS8 8' Aluminum Light Stand with 5/8" Top Mount:

                              I use this light stand for my Nikon SB900 Speedlights. I also attach a shoot through umbrella to the stand. These stands are great for this purpose! I would recommend using sandbags on the legs when shooting outdoors. If you are looking for a super tough, beat it against the wall stand you will need to spend some more money. However if you need some stands to travel with for portraits and on-location shooting and you want light durable and easy to use stands, these are it.

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                              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Great Replacement Light Stand

                              By Don the Democrat

                              from Salt Lake City, UT

                              About Me Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Long-Lasting
                              • Powerful

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Indoors
                                • Low Light
                                • Special Events

                                Comments about Smith-Victor RS8 8' Aluminum Light Stand with 5/8" Top Mount:

                                I purchased the Smith Victor Raven 8' Black Light Stand to use with my twenty year old plus Smith Victor Model 750 1000 Watt Light. This light was part of an older lighting kit which I had not used for several years. Somewhere along the way, I had lost one of the original light stands.

                                The twists and turns in my career path has led into event videos (primarily piano and other musical recitals). The inadequate lighting in the recital rooms, smaller halls, and churches has forced me to bring in my own lighting.

                                Since I still have one of the original lighting stands in the kit, I could directly compare the two. The Raven has considerable more base stability than my original stand. While I am still more comfortable using sand bags, I am not in Panic City without one on this stand.

                                There is virtually no perceptible difference in the weight between the old and the new stand.

                                The only thing that needs improvement is the mounting tip. My old stand has an adapter which covers the mounting tip and provides more stability to the head. I cannot remember if this was original equipment or something that I added.

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                                5.0

                                I would buy this product again

                                By Giovanni Romeo

                                from Sonora Mex

                                Verified Buyer

                                Comments about Smith-Victor RS8 8' Aluminum Light Stand with 5/8" Top Mount:

                                easy, durable, compact.

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