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Impact Air Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand, Black - 13' (4m)

B&H # IMLS13HAB Mfr # LS-13HAB
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You Pay: $69.95
Product Highlights
  • Four Sections
  • 5/8" Stud with 1/4"-20 Threaded Top

This Impact Light Stand is a black anodized heavy duty aluminum light stand that extends to a height of 13 feet. It is air cushioned. Air cushioning gently lowers the light, preventing damage to light fixtures and fingers when section locks have not been properly tightened.

Air Cushioned
Protects equipment and fingers from injury due to forgetfulness.
Accepts Casters
Eases positioning of lights. Available as accessories.
Minimum Height 44 in (112 cm)
Maximum Height 13 ft (4 M)
Closed Length 42 in (107 cm)
Footprint Diameter 36 in (91 cm)
Leg Tip 25mm
Weight 5 lbs (2.3 kg)
Maximum Load 10 lbs (4.5 kg)
Attachment Size 5/8" stud with 1/4"-20 treaded top
Accepts Wheels Yes
Air Cushioned Yes
Impact Air Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand, Black - 13' (4m)
  • 1-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    ImpactAir Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand, Black - 13' (4m)
     
    4.6

    (based on 94 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (59)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (28)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    99%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (54)
    • Reliable (53)
    • Lightweight (46)
    • Consistent (27)
    • Durable (15)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Photography (47)
      • Portraits (47)
      • Artificial lighting (43)
      • Strobe lighting (43)
      • Weddings (20)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (68)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (38), Semi-pro photographer (26), Photo enthusiast (10), Professional (4)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      A MUST FOR A PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO!

      Stable and sturdy, I am confident to mount any of my strobes, constant lights, soft boxes, even cameras, on this Impact tri-pod! I trust it implicitly!As a studio photographer, I...Read complete review

      Stable and sturdy, I am confident to mount any of my strobes, constant lights, soft boxes, even cameras, on this Impact tri-pod! I trust it implicitly!As a studio photographer, I can never have enough tri-pods. If a photographer is really doing their job, every shoot presents a new lighting situation and challenge. There are times when I have 6 to 8 stands set up, sometimes more, just to get the right shadow, light, and contrast, to set the right mood.For the money, the Impact Air-Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand is the best value for the money!Joel LucksCo-FounderComplete Concept Photography[@]

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Good for the money, sturdy.

      These things are great for the price, these are pretty heavy duty and work well. Study, Reliable, Decent.

      However.

      They are a pain to close sometimes, getting this...Read complete review

      These things are great for the price, these are pretty heavy duty and work well. Study, Reliable, Decent.

      However.

      They are a pain to close sometimes, getting this weird binding effect that my manfrotto and lumopro light stands do not do. This is annoying. Really Annoying. Mostly when your in a hurry. I'm sure if you use them a lot you'll get to learn how to do it consistently, but I'd rather not learn and assistants don't know any better. The air cushioning is also not as smooth and consistent as other more expensive light stands. The smoothness isn't their like in the good stuff.. My assistant refuses to use them.

      When he's not around I use them for backdrops, or holding lights only if my other light stands are already in use. I have 5-6 nice light stands and 5 lights total so they mostly get used for backdrop duty, fantastic for that I must say. If budget is important these things are an incredible value and they can hold LARGE modifiers no problem.

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      5.0

      Great stand for the money...

      By krfessl

      from Monroe, ny

      Comments about Impact Air Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand, Black - 13' (4m):

      Tried several brands, and I've just replaced most of them with this stand, either at 9' or 13'... Added casters too...

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      4.0

      Great quality for the price

      By jim

      from cayman islands

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Impact Air Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand, Black - 13' (4m):

          impressed at how well built these are for the price. One thing though, the diameter of the footprint of the stand is a little smaller than I'd like, considering the height of the stand. Often I shoot Large groups outdoors and I live in a windy area - I'll be sure to use plenty of sandbags with these stands.

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          5.0

          Big sturdy stand.

          By PaulE

          from New York

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

          • Tad Big

          Best Uses

          • Photography
          • Strobe Lighting

          Comments about Impact Air Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand, Black - 13' (4m):

          It's big and sturdy. Almost a bit too big and may not be suitable for tight locations.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Great

          By Kaden

          from Western Wisconsin

          About Me Photography Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Boom Holder
            • One Man-band

            Comments about Impact Air Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand, Black - 13' (4m):

            Great sturdy build. Large and not flimsy. I am using this to hold a boom and blimp during interviews since I'm a one man band.

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            3.0

            Sturdy and functional

            By riverview

            from new orleans

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Artificial Lighting

                Comments about Impact Air Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand, Black - 13' (4m):

                for the price these are hard to beat. anyone who has used manfrotto and expect that type of quality. buy manfrotto. we bought these as backdrop stands for location green screen work. they are fine for that. they are heavy and clunky to operate. they do support the heavy material of the green screen well. all our light stands are manfrotto and there is a huge difference…but huge difference in price too.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                3.0

                Nice stand

                By Ohanadogs

                from Akron, OH

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Artificial Lighting
                  • Photography
                  • Portraits
                  • Strobe Lighting

                  Comments about Impact Air Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand, Black - 13' (4m):

                  it's a good sturdy stand, but not as robust as some similar more expensive stands. Good value, great for the price point.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great products with great service!

                  By Creative Kim Photography

                  from Stevensville, MT

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Heavy Duty

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Artificial Lighting
                    • Photography
                    • Portraits
                    • Studio Light

                    Comments about Impact Air Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand, Black - 13' (4m):

                    As a professional photographer, I've purchased several products form B&H. The product I recently purchased is the Air Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand. I needed on more sturdy stand to hold one of my larger studio lights with light box. It is just what I expected, durable, heavy duty and easy to use. Thank you for the great products and the great service! Kim

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Stands

                    By pjs

                    from san antonio

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Buying Two More

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Impact Air Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand, Black - 13' (4m):

                        Perfect for the price

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Great, sturdy light stand

                        By Sapphire Sky Photography

                        from Washington, D.C.

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Impact Air Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand, Black - 13' (4m):

                            Awesome light stand, sturdy, easy to transport.

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                            5.0

                            Very sturdy

                            By Artista

                            from California

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Impact Air Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand, Black - 13' (4m):

                                I'm glad I bought this sturdy stand. High quality.

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                                5.0

                                a solid stand for a reasonable price

                                By KAS

                                from Charlottesville, VA

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable
                                • Solidly built
                                • Solidly Buit
                                • Sturday

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Artificial Lighting
                                  • Location Portraits
                                  • Portraits
                                  • Strobe Lighting

                                  Comments about Impact Air Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand, Black - 13' (4m):

                                  I feel much more comfortable putting my 60-inch umbrella and a couple of speed lights on this stand, as it's solidly built.

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                                  • No

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                                  3.0

                                  Stable at low level

                                  By 8th Avenue

                                  from Florida

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Comments about Impact Air Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand, Black - 13' (4m):

                                  Very stable and steady until you get above 5 feet. Not bad for the price though

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                                  5.0

                                  Nice and tall

                                  By Canonizer

                                  from Los Angeles CA

                                  Comments about Impact Air Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand, Black - 13' (4m):

                                  Probably taller than anything I'll ever need but good to have. Solid construction.

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                                  5.0

                                  sturdy and light for the price

                                  By Imaj

                                  from Ireland

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Cheap
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Artificial Lighting

                                    Comments about Impact Air Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand, Black - 13' (4m):

                                    quite sturdy and ligh stands. They seem to extend more than I thought but sturdy all the way (with sand bags for heavy lights).
                                    The joints and extending/unfolding mechanism is not the best quality but I don't see any problems with this.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Best for Mono Lights

                                    By Chuck

                                    from Crestview Hills, KY

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Consistent
                                    • Easy To Set Up

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Photography
                                      • Portraits
                                      • Strobe Lighting
                                      • Weddings

                                      Comments about Impact Air Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand, Black - 13' (4m):

                                      Use this stand for my Photogenic Mono Lights because of the air cushioning. Sturdy and safe for equipment.

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                                      • No

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                                      3.0

                                      Nice stand

                                      By Dustin

                                      from Cleveland

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Consistent
                                      • Easy To Set Up
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                      • Plastic

                                      Best Uses

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

                                      Comments about Impact Air Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand, Black - 13' (4m):

                                      The air cushioning works but is not the smoothest. As far as a stand goes it does its job and seems relatively durable although the knobs are plastic. I use it with a Nikon Speedlight and a 48" umbrella.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Great stand

                                      By In the Tin Images LLC

                                      from Montana

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Consistent
                                      • Easy To Set Up
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Artificial Lighting
                                        • Parabolic Umbrella Stand
                                        • Photography
                                        • Portraits
                                        • Strobe Lighting
                                        • Weddings

                                        Comments about Impact Air Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand, Black - 13' (4m):

                                        Used for my 7ft umbrella
                                        well made stand long legs very tall..
                                        use ten pound sand bags if fully extended.

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Lightweight and Durable

                                        By ekulikova

                                        from San Francisco

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Consistent
                                        • Easy To Set Up
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Reliable

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

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

                                          Comments about Impact Air Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand, Black - 13' (4m):

                                          This are easy-to-set up light stands, have nice feeling nobs, adjustable, very light wight and great for traveling.

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                                          5.0

                                          perfect for wedding receptions

                                          By scott800

                                          from fresno, ca

                                          About Me Pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Consistent
                                          • Easy To Set Up
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Reliable

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Artificial Lighting
                                            • Photography
                                            • Strobe Lighting
                                            • Weddings

                                            Comments about Impact Air Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand, Black - 13' (4m):

                                            love these lightstands! sturdy and durable, they are great for putting the speedlights up high and lighting the whole room.

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                                            5.0

                                            Excellent choice. Fully satisfied.

                                            By Ron F.

                                            from Gainesville, GA

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Air Cusion Is Great
                                            • Consistent
                                            • Easy To Set Up
                                            • Joints Never Slip
                                            • Lightweight
                                            • Reliable
                                            • Solid And Stable

                                            Cons

                                            • Mic Adapter Not Included

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Mic Stand For Recording

                                            Comments about Impact Air Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand, Black - 13' (4m):

                                            I bought two of these for use with professional microphones to record band concerts. The competition is a Shure S15A and in my opinion there is no comparison. The Impact product is superior in all categories and costs less than half of the Shure, including the cost of the mic adapter.

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