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Matthews Century C+ Turtle Base Grip Arm Kit - 5.25' (1.6m)

B&H # MALSCP20K Mfr # 756120
You Pay: $168.95
Product Highlights
  • Removable Turtle Base
  • 20" Main Section
  • 2 Risers
  • 20" Arm, Grip Head

This Matthews Century Plus kit consists of a C Plus Stand with 20 inch riser and removable turtle base, a 2.5" swivel grip, and a Hollywood Arm that can hold a small light fixture, gobo, or flag.

The maximum height of this stand with the arm extended is 5.25' (1.6 m). The stand itself rises to a maximum of 33" (70cm).

The unique staggered leg design of a C Stand allows it to be nested and placed extremely close to one another on a set. The removable base allows easier storage, and increased versatility. Add a Junior Stud Adapter and mount a fixture directly to the base for a very low lighting angle.

Removable turtle base eases storage and transport, and adds versatility
Minimum Height 20" (51cm)
Maximum Height Stand: 33" (84cm)
Arm: 20" (60cm)
Closed Length 20" (51cm)
Footprint Diameter 27.5" (70cm)
Weight 9.5 lbs (4kg)
Maximum Load 22 lbs (10kg)
Attachment Size 5/8" male stud
Accepts Wheels No
Air Cushioned No
Matthews Century C+ Turtle Base Grip Arm Kit - 5.25' (1.6m)
  • Century C+ Turtle Base Century Stand - 4'9"
  • Hollywood Gobo Arm - 20"
  • Hollywood Grip Head - 2-1/2"
  • 1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    MatthewsCentury C+ Turtle Base Grip Arm Kit - 5.25' (1.6m)
     
    4.7

    (based on 6 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    • 4 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Reliable (5)
    • Lightweight (4)
    • Durable (3)
    • Easy to set up (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

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          • Was this a gift?:
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        5.0

        Great Little Guy!

        By dgcox

        from chicago, illinois

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

          Comments about Matthews Century C+ Turtle Base Grip Arm Kit - 5.25' (1.6m):

          It's awesome to have a shorty on set. Whether we're using the smaller arm or just letting some lights rest on a stand rather than the ground, or even using it in some tricky spots where a low light is needed, this thing gets it done. Plus, you can't go wrong with Matthews.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Excellent Equipment

          By CJ Raptor

          from Marietta, GA

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

          • Pricey

          Best Uses

          • Manufacturing

          Comments about Matthews Century C+ Turtle Base Grip Arm Kit - 5.25' (1.6m):

          Very Durable Light stand. These work great. You'll pay for them up front but will last!!

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          • No

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          4.0

          Great for traveling

          By Film Hooligan

          from Denver, CO

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Great for travel
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

          • Very short grip arm

          Best Uses

          • Artificial Lighting
          • Boom pole holder

          Comments about Matthews Century C+ Turtle Base Grip Arm Kit - 5.25' (1.6m):

          The grip arm is extremely short, and as the product description states it only gets to 5.25'. But for those needing to look at traveling lighter for airplane trips this is a great little stand for holding a boompole and mic or numerous other applications.

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          5.0

          Ideal stand for production monitor

          By Chris

          from Allentown Pennsylvania

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy Setup
          • Sturdy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Monitor stand
            • Photography

            Comments about Matthews Century C+ Turtle Base Grip Arm Kit - 5.25' (1.6m):

            We purchased this stand, along with the Matthews monitor mount, for use on remote video productions. The legs are the best part. They remove for easy transit and, unlike spring-locking legs, spread easily and lock in place with a wing nut. It's everything we expected from Matthews, and more.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Grip the World

            By Tim

            from Palo Alto, CA

            About Me Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use
              • Portraits
              • Studio
              • Traveling

              Comments about Matthews Century C+ Turtle Base Grip Arm Kit - 5.25' (1.6m):

              I can rig just about anything with these.
              The more you have the better.

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              4.0

              Ideal for transport

              By dpaste

              from Montana

              About Me Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

              • Narrow base

              Best Uses

              • Camera Stabilizer System
              • Traveling

              Comments about Matthews Century C+ Turtle Base Grip Arm Kit - 5.25' (1.6m):

              We purchased a glidecam X-10 and needed a small, portable, yet reliable stand to do the job.

              The turtle base detaches with a simple turn of a knob, located right above the leg lock, and then slides off the main riser bar.

              Once fully disassembled you should have the base, the main riser bar, and the gobo arm. If you layer them together to try to minimize the space you should have a length of 18" x width 10" x depth 2"

              If there were any cons to this C-Stand it would be that the base is somewhat narrow once the legs are spread. It stands at risk of falling over as a result and heavier or fragile items should be used with caution.

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