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Avenger A2030D 9.8' Turtle Base C-Stand (Chrome-plated)

B&H # AVA2030D Mfr # A2030D
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Product Highlights
  • Chrome-plated Steel Construction
  • 3 Sections, 2 Risers
  • Detachable Base

This Avenger A2030D 9.8' Turtle Base C-Stand has chrome-plated steel construction, a 3-section column with 2 risers and a maximum height of 9.8'. It features a detachable "turtle" base that is easily removed for ease of transport. For added versatility, a light head can be mounted to the base directly with the aid of a stand adapter (E200).

The innovative design on the base allows individual legs to be set at any angle, allowing positioning in locations not possible with classic stands.

Fold Away Legs
Spring loaded legs with unique mounts which are easy to fold or replace
Quick Set Up
Sets up easily in the matter of seconds
Durable Finish
Resists all weather conditions
Captive Handles
"T" shaped handles do not come off the stand when unscrewed, preventing loss
Material Chrome-plated steel
Riser 3, Sections, 2 Risers
Maximum Height 9.8' (300 cm)
Minimum Height 4.4' (134 cm)
Closed Length 4.4' (134 cm)
Footprint Diameter 3.1' (95 cm)
Column Outside Diameter 1.38" (35 mm), 1.18" (30 mm), 0.98" (25 mm)
Maximum Load 22 lb (10 kg)
Attachment Size Baby 5/8" (16 mm) male stud
Accepts Wheels No
Air Cushioned No
Weight 13.7 lb (6.2 kg)
Avenger A2030D 9.8' Turtle Base C-Stand (Chrome-plated)
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    AvengerA2030D 9.8' Turtle Base C-Stand (Chrome-plated)
     
    4.8

    (based on 20 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (16)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Reliable (16)
    • Easy to set up (15)
    • Consistent (8)
    • Durable (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Photography (15)
      • Artificial lighting (13)
      • Portraits (12)
      • Strobe lighting (12)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (11), Semi-pro photographer (8)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (15)

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      5.0

      Heavy Duty / Look good!

      By Iceman

      from Oklahoma City, OK

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Artificial Lighting
        • Photography
        • Portraits
        • Strobe Lighting

        Comments about Avenger A2030D 9.8' Turtle Base C-Stand (Chrome-plated):

        I recently purchased Profoto D-1's knowing the light stands were light duty. Upgrading to these light stands ensures overall stability on the set. They are heavy but do the job!

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        • No

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        5.0

        Best investment ever

        By Kyle J

        from Mesquite, NV

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Artificial Lighting
          • Photography
          • Portraits
          • Strobe Lighting
          • Weddings

          Comments about Avenger A2030D 9.8' Turtle Base C-Stand (Chrome-plated):

          These guys leave me with a happy feeling when I have my lights on them. I know they are not going anyplace and this lets me spend time shooting and not wondering if my lights will fall over. GET THEM

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          • No

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          4.0

          Sturdy Professional Great Price

          By Montage Show Productions

          from Furlong, PA

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Great Price
          • Professional
          • Reliable
          • Sturdy

          Cons

          • Risers Not Springloaded

          Best Uses

          • Artificial Lighting
          • Photography
          • Slide Rail
          • Video

          Comments about Avenger A2030D 9.8' Turtle Base C-Stand (Chrome-plated):

          The Avenger Turtle Base C-Stand is solid, sturdy and has many uses. I use two of them for high Slide Rail shots with video. I also use one for vertical slide rail shots. Very reasonably priced for such a professional piece of equipment. Easy setup not as heavy as I thought at 13 pounds each. I trust these stands and love the removable base. One slight drawback is that the risers are not spring loaded which could result in bruised fingers if not careful. Most likely why they are priced more reasonable. Just be careful, pay attention and you'll be fine. These are top notch highly professional stands at a great price.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Solid Stands

          By PhotoArtist

          from Fort Bragg, CA

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Reliable
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Artificial Lighting
            • Photography
            • Portraits
            • Strobe Lighting

            Comments about Avenger A2030D 9.8' Turtle Base C-Stand (Chrome-plated):

            These stands are of excellent construction and very classy looking in the studio. They are easy to use and breakdown for travel. They are heavy.

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            5.0

            Strong

            By Aytek

            from Tampa, FL

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Avenger A2030D 9.8' Turtle Base C-Stand (Chrome-plated):

                Its a great product, This is my second one, I used to have some cheap stands before, Ones I bought my First Avenger C stand, I saw the difference, you pay more money but you can count on theis product,, Its heavy, not easy to travel but but if you need to put heavy equipment on it or use with a boom pole thats what you need.
                Great value.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Love these stands!

                By WR

                from Washington, DC

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Reliable
                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Artificial Lighting
                  • Photography
                  • Portraits
                  • Strobe Lighting

                  Comments about Avenger A2030D 9.8' Turtle Base C-Stand (Chrome-plated):

                  I now own three of these. I'll state my only gripe up front: I wish they were packed better from the factory for shipping. I have never had one arrive that hadn't punched through its box by the time I received it. In fact, my last one arrived slightly bent at the bottom of the column. What it would take to do that during shipping or handling I have no idea. But these stands are so strong and the bend was so minor, i decided not to worry about it and put it right to use. Two of these stands I use with the D600 boom, one with the lighter weight boom that I bought as a kit. They are generally less convenient to carry and transport than my ligher Manfrotto stands, but for all the times I want to really hang a light out there away from the base, the A2030D/D600 combo can't be beat.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Get a Grip

                  By Spirit Juice Studios

                  from Chicago, IL

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Artificial Lighting
                    • Photography

                    Comments about Avenger A2030D 9.8' Turtle Base C-Stand (Chrome-plated):

                    Sturdy lighting platform for any size production.

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                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Best for stable riggin

                    By Joel

                    from San Antonio TX

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Reliable
                    • Solid support

                    Cons

                    • Heavy
                    • No cushioning

                    Best Uses

                    • Artificial Lighting
                    • Background supports
                    • Lighting Support
                    • Photography
                    • Portraits
                    • Strobe Lighting

                    Comments about Avenger A2030D 9.8' Turtle Base C-Stand (Chrome-plated):

                    I've been using these almost exclusively for light supports with the 40" grip arm to give clearance for softboxes and umbrellas. A bit heavy but the weight helps in the wind outdoors. The 40" grip gets the light way up there. You have to be careful since there is not air cushioning built in and you can get pinched by the sections sliding down. I've got chrome and black painted versions. The chrome does not show the wear and tear as much. No flex and bind as found in lightweight stands. They don't fit in many bags and you can probably only manage to carry 2 at a time comfortably with base attached.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Very Sturdy

                    By gene

                    from Oregon

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Audio Recording

                      Comments about Avenger A2030D 9.8' Turtle Base C-Stand (Chrome-plated):

                      I have just begun to use this product but was very pleased with the heft and sturdiness of it compared to my other regular stands.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Built like a tank!

                      By Justin Minich

                      from Seattle,WA

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Artificial Lighting
                        • Photography
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Avenger A2030D 9.8' Turtle Base C-Stand (Chrome-plated):

                        I love this stand! Solid construction and the versatility of being able to detach the base and slap in a junior to baby adapter; very useful when setting up background lighting. The only possible con would be the weight, but for me that's an advantage in a C-Stand.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Solid performer & can travel

                        By davbar

                        from Washington, DC

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Reliable
                        • Solid
                        • Sturdy

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Location with strobes
                          • Studio

                          Comments about Avenger A2030D 9.8' Turtle Base C-Stand (Chrome-plated):

                          This is a solid stand. I bought it to support an Avenger D600 boom and it pairs well. the base detaches and folds for easier transport. It is heavy but works for local shoots.

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                          5.0

                          Hold's its weight

                          By Zxro

                          from Ontario, Canada

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent
                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Photography
                            • Portraits
                            • Strobe Lighting

                            Comments about Avenger A2030D 9.8' Turtle Base C-Stand (Chrome-plated):

                            This product is built extremely well. Although heavy, it makes up for it by supporting heavy loads. I primarily use it for an RX1200 and DT Octa and have no fear of it falling down. In addition to the counterweight arm, I also load it with 3 kettlebells on each leg of the stand.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            the best stand

                            By photoman

                            from New Jersey

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Photography
                              • Portraits
                              • Strobe Lighting

                              Comments about Avenger A2030D 9.8' Turtle Base C-Stand (Chrome-plated):

                              The C-stand is well built, no chance of falling apart. I can trust this stand will hold anything I have, including large mono lights. They do have some weight to them, but that is do to their rugged construction.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Terrific, solid stand.

                              By JoeyG

                              from Denver, CO

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent
                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Artificial Lighting
                                • Photography
                                • Portraits
                                • Strobe Lighting

                                Comments about Avenger A2030D 9.8' Turtle Base C-Stand (Chrome-plated):

                                I use this in conjunction with the D600 mini boom, and it's a great setup. The base is wide enough to support a 3x4 soft box without a sandbag on the base, but you still need a counterweight to keep the boom from swinging down.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Turtle Base works fine

                                By Davis Photo

                                from Houston, TX

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Consistent
                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Artificial Lighting
                                  • Photography
                                  • Strobe Lighting
                                  • Weddings

                                  Comments about Avenger A2030D 9.8' Turtle Base C-Stand (Chrome-plated):

                                  Portability and strength

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  This stand is perfect!

                                  By Jimmy

                                  from Brooklyn, New York.

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Consistent
                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Artificial Lighting
                                    • Photography
                                    • Portraits
                                    • Strobe Lighting

                                    Comments about Avenger A2030D 9.8' Turtle Base C-Stand (Chrome-plated):

                                    I use the stands for my very expensive studio lights. And in my opinion, they are worth every penny I paid for them! I love the silver finish. Easy to clean, look fantastic!

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Avenger A2030D Turtle Base C Stand

                                    By Artaxerxes

                                    from Quincy, IL

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Artificial Lighting
                                      • Photography
                                      • Portraits
                                      • Strobe Lighting

                                      Comments about Avenger A2030D 9.8' Turtle Base C-Stand (Chrome-plated):

                                      I use it for flash/umbrella as well as monolight/umbrella/softbox. It is portable enough to take in an SUV or van. 9' 8" height provides great flexibility for many types of shots.

                                      The stand is very sturdy and provides great support. I would buy again.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      I would buy this product again

                                      By P

                                      from New York

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Consistent
                                      • Easy Setup
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Artificial Lighting
                                        • Photography
                                        • Portraits
                                        • Strobe Lighting

                                        Comments about Avenger A2030D 9.8' Turtle Base C-Stand (Chrome-plated):

                                        Shoots, fine art, fashion

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • Yes

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                                        5.0

                                        Its a super stand!!!

                                        By Joey Lav

                                        from Lynbrook, NY

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Attach Securely
                                        • Durable
                                        • Long-Lasting
                                        • Powerful

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Indoors
                                          • Outdoors
                                          • Special Events

                                          Comments about Avenger A2030D 9.8' Turtle Base C-Stand (Chrome-plated):

                                          I originally bought one of these C stands over 20 years ago and its is still with me today, I use it to hold my very heavy Elinchrome Mono-lights, Its keeps them safe secure and virtually unmovable.The perfect solid stand for use in a busy catering hall with alot of foot traffic, I couldn't be happier with my set.

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                                          4.0

                                          C Stand Great

                                          By ARPH

                                          from New Jersey

                                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

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

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • General Use
                                            • Low Light

                                            Comments about Avenger A2030D 9.8' Turtle Base C-Stand (Chrome-plated):

                                            I use the c stand in a small booth and it is the only stand that will fit inside the small dimensions of the booth and will still be stable. It is a bit heavy to carry but that heft makes all the more stable when in use.

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