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

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Product Highlights
  • 2.5" Grip Head and 40" Arm
  • Chrome-plated Construction
  • 3 Sections, 2 Risers
  • Detachable Base
  • 40" Main Section

This Avenger A2030D 9.8' Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit features a detachable "turtle" base that can be removed for easier transport. A light head can be mounted to the base directly with the aid of an optional stand adapter (E200). This chrome-plated steel kit includes a 2.5" grip head and 40" arm. The innovative design of the C-stand base allows individual legs to be set at any angle, and can be positioned in locations not possible with classic stands.

The included grip arm and grip head can support a small light fixture, or reflector
Sets up easily in the matter of seconds
Durable chrome-plated finish resists all weather conditions
Ergonomic "T" shaped handles are "captive" -- they do not come off the stand when unscrewed, preventing loss
Minimum Height 4.4' (1.3 m)
Maximum Height 9.75' (3 m)
Closed Length Stand: 4.4' (1.3 m)
Arm: 40" (1 m)
Footprint Diameter 3.1' (94cm)
Weight 13.7 lb (6.2kg)
Maximum Load Stand: 22 lb (10kg)
Attachment Size Baby 5/8" male stud stand top
Junior 1-1/8" Receptor on base without stand
Accepts Wheels No
Air Cushioned No
Avenger A2030D 9.8' Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Chrome-plated)
  • A2030D 9.8' Turtle Base C-Stand (Chrome-plated)
  • D520L 40" Extension Arm (Chrome-plated)
  • D200 2.5" Grip Head
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    AvengerA2030D 9.8' Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Chrome-plated)
     
    4.9

    (based on 87 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (75)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Reliable (68)
    • Easy to set up (53)
    • Consistent (33)
    • Durable (19)
    • Easy to use (8)

    Cons

    • Heavy (13)
    • Heavy bulky (3)

    Best Uses

    • Strobe lighting (49)
    • Photography (48)
    • Portraits (48)
    • Artificial lighting (41)
    • Studio (16)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (34), Semi-pro photographer (29), Photo enthusiast (7), Professional (7), Semi-professional (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    5.0

    Solid and reliable

    By Canonman

    from Krum, Texas

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        I own a variety of light stands including one chrome-plated Avenger. It usually goes under my heaviest light modifier because of its weight and stability. When it came time to add a C-stand to my gear, I went with this one and do not regret it.

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        5.0

        SOLID C STAND

        By sandipan

        from India

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Reliable
        • Solid Build Quality

        Cons

        • None
        • Shipping Cost High

        Best Uses

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

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

        Great C stand as expected. I purchased this stand over Mathews because of slightly broader foot print diameter of Avanger(33") compared to Mathews(27"), as described in B&H specification .... BUT that is not true... BOTH the C stands has got SAME foot print diameter.
        Overall, great professional C stand; solid build quality; heavy duty; yes, it is portable; thanks for turtle base. Great rubberised grip only for the 40" arm ... not for the actual stand.Chrome plating gives it more pro look compared to Mathews.
        Fully satisfied; Highly reccomended.

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        5.0

        Perfect

        By jmvdigital

        from Fort Collins, CO

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Durable
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Reliable
        • Well designed

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Studio

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

          Excellent construction, works very well, stable, reliable, and should last forever. Like the option to detach the base. ........

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          4.0

          Great stand

          By Richie

          from St. Augustine,fl

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Strobe Lighting

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

            Heavy duty, great for location work

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great set up

            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 Grip Arm Kit (Chrome-plated):

              Great kit I haven't really used the arm that comes with it so not really sure I recommend this kit for that reason but it gets 5 stars because the C-Stand is awesome and you will thank yourself every time you use it.

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              5.0

              Great basic kit

              By Alan

              from Redmond, WA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Photography
                • Portraits
                • Strobe Lighting

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

                This is a great kit that bundles most things you'll want out of a C-Stand. The only thing I'd recommend you get to complete the kit is an Avenger E650 pin so you can secure modifiers on the end of the grip head.

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                5.0

                I wouldn't go anywhere else

                By R

                from new york, ny

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Artificial Lighting
                  • Strobe Lighting

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

                  These stands hold up to anything you can put them through.
                  Sturdy, strong, solid.

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                  5.0

                  Great Stand

                  By Eric

                  from Grand Forks, ND

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Artificial Lighting
                  • Strobe Lighting

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

                  I am quite convinced that this light stand will be around longer than I will be because it is built like a tank. That being said it is heavy. Does need a sandbag to keep the stand from tipping over when it is extended and has lights on it.

                  The extentions and joints slide smooth and the knobs at the joints are large and easy to grip. I am not worried about overtightening of the knobs even with heavy lights.

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                  5.0

                  Peace of mind

                  By Kevin

                  from Pompano Beach, FF

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Photography
                  • Portraits

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

                  I used to have my gear on light stands rated for heavy duty use. I installed a boom and started to see some movement on the spigot after many uses. I decided to purchase this c-stand and this is a solid piece of equipment. No more worries or concerns that my equipment may meet the ground resulting in painful regrets for not buying the best.

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                  5.0

                  Industry standard. Built like a tank

                  By Scott Gant

                  from Southwest Michigan

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Artificial Lighting
                  • Photography
                  • Strobe Lighting

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

                  This is THE c-stand to own. It's built like a tank and will last a lifetime. It's big, cumbersome and heavy, but those are actually what one looks for in a c-stand.

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                  5.0

                  Awesome!

                  By Fonz

                  from Santiago, Chile

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Reliable
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                  • Expensive
                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Portraits

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

                  My first serious light stand (bought 3), very worth the extra bucks.. Very strong and versatile.. Thank you Avenger!!

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                  5.0

                  No comparison to kit stands

                  By Craig

                  from Palm Beach, FL

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

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

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

                  Very professional, versatile for more than just holding lights & built well.

                  I like the collapsible and removable base for travel & storage.

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                  5.0

                  Great stand for the money

                  By Tristan

                  from San Marcos, TX

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Durable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Photography
                    • Strobe Lighting

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

                    I use this stand with my Einsteins and various modifiers (47" octa, softboxes, 32" beauty dish), and it is a really good buy.

                    It is extremely well built, and feels very professional. I really like that the base can be collapsed and removed for easy travel.

                    The boom arm could be easier to deal with, but for the money it is a no-brainer. I will probably be getting a second one shortly.

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                    5.0

                    Very happy with this stand

                    By photo-john

                    from Cleveland, OH

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Reliable
                    • Solid

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Any Need To Hold A Light
                      • Artificial Lighting
                      • Strobe Lighting

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

                      This is my first C-stand. All the other stands I have are the thin, light weight umbrella stands. I did not purchase one before as I was always scred away by it's wieght and travel issues. I recently used it at a client location - and definitely feel the stability it provides much outweights the weight and extra muscle needed to trasport.

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                      5.0

                      Finally upgraded from beginner stands

                      By Nick

                      from Leavenworth, KS

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                            Love the weight on these.

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                            5.0

                            Well designed model of industry staple

                            By Johnson

                            from Los Angeles

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Set Up

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Artificial Lighting
                              • Photography

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

                              This useful piece of equipment can assist anywhere from mic holder to flag stand. Avenger makes an elegant and sturdy model.

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                              5.0

                              Very Good Kit

                              By Evyatar Hershtik

                              from TEL-AVIV, ISRAEL

                              About Me Photography Student

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Photography
                                • Portraits

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

                                I use it alot since I got it, It's very reliable kit
                                and I very happy with it.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Well Made

                                By Li

                                from Miami, FL

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Consistent
                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                • Base Have Slight Movement

                                Best Uses

                                • Photography
                                • Strobe Lighting

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

                                Build like a tank. Rubber grip helps turn the handle easier. Rubber ring between sections to prevent finger pinching. Removable base.

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                                5.0

                                Essential tool

                                By bmello

                                from NYC, NY

                                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 Grip Arm Kit (Chrome-plated):

                                  C stands are essential tools for my lighting and grip. These avenger stands are great and I always find myself needing more than I have on hand.

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                                  5.0

                                  Why did I wait so long.

                                  By LotsaShots

                                  from Lynn, MA

                                  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 Grip Arm Kit (Chrome-plated):

                                    I started using them the day they arrived...I think I may need about 3 more.
                                    For securing flags, backdrops and light modifiers, these things can do it all.

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