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

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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 measures 13' when used with suggested medium leg spread. Using stand with maximum leg spread can reduce the overall height by as much as 1.5 feet.

For small or medium light fixtures.
Minimum Height 3.6 ft (1.1 M)
Maximum Height 13 ft (4 M)
Closed Length 3.5 ft (1 M)
Footprint Diameter 3 ft (91 cm)
Weight 5 lbs (2.3 kg)
Maximum Load 10 lbs (4.5 kg)
Attachment Size 5/8" stud with 1/4"-20 threaded top
Accepts Wheels Yes- (#1025)
Air Cushioned No
Impact Heavy Duty Light Stand, Black - 13' (4m)
  • 1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    ImpactHeavy Duty Light Stand, Black - 13' (4m)
     
    4.7

    (based on 67 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (51)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (15)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Reliable (36)
    • Easy to set up (31)
    • Lightweight (30)
    • Durable (21)
    • Consistent (13)

    Cons

    • Heavy / bulky (3)

    Best Uses

    • Portraits (24)
    • Photography (22)
    • Strobe lighting (21)
    • Artificial lighting (19)
    • Weddings (15)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (20), Semi-pro photographer (16), Professional (8), Enthusiast (3), Photo enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (41)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great for the money

    I tend to be rough on stands as I mostly do location photography. So far, these stands have put up with the abuse I have put them through. They have a nice wide...Read complete review

    I tend to be rough on stands as I mostly do location photography. So far, these stands have put up with the abuse I have put them through. They have a nice wide footprint too, which is very useful when I have my boom arm with strobe, med. softbox and 11lb counterweight. The don't wobble at all with this setup, and I feel safe that the rig won't come crashing down on the model or client. That's a plus.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Good Value Stand

    This is a good stand for the money. There are better, higher quality stands out there but this works just fine for a standard studio strobe and medium sized soft box. I would...Read complete review

    This is a good stand for the money. There are better, higher quality stands out there but this works just fine for a standard studio strobe and medium sized soft box. I would not recommend using it as a background support or a boom support. All in all it is not a bad product.

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    4.0

    good quality for the price

    By Rhino

    from austin tx

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Artificial Lighting
      • Strobe Lighting

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

      This stand is really light weight for the height it can achieve. Im very pleased for the price. The only additional purchase I should have made was some sand bags.

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      5.0

      Greatest Light stand EVER

      By ambo

      from Arroyo Grande, CA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Reliable
      • Solid

      Cons

      • Hard To Fold At First
      • Hard To Fold Up 1st Time

      Best Uses

      • Artificial Lighting
      • Photography
      • Portraits
      • Strobe Lighting
      • Use With Reflector

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

      using my two light stands to hold booms, one for my soft box and the other for my reflector. They're heavy (in a good way), feel strong, solid and sturdy and do the job they're intended for. I love the way they fold up. It took a few tries before I got the hang of it but now it's easy.

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      5.0

      Great Lightstand

      By DB

      from Temecula, CA

      Verified Buyer

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

      Robust build and great quality. It feels very durable. Probably wouldn't raise it all the way up without an assistant spotting it though.

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      5.0

      impact stand is best value.

      By fotoman10

      from midwest

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

            The best 13 feet stand I ever owned for the least amount of money.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Sturdy

            By Rob Goodwin

            from Washington DC

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

            I want the best bang for my buck. This is a great heavy duty yet lightweight stand. I would order the air cushioned version in the future though.

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            5.0

            A real value

            By Photoman

            from Midwest

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

            I paid over $ for a manfroto brand in same size and this a better product for about halfway the price. I planing to buy two more.

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            5.0

            Verr Sturdy

            By DME

            from Spring Valley, NY

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                I really love these stands. They are just the right weight and don't wave back and forth when totally extended. I've seen some photographers using lightstands that look like it's going to come crashing down when extended to full height with a strobe on top. This stands nice and straight.
                The only negative thing I have to say about this is that I can't fold the stand with wheels on. The caster wheels I brought separately need to be removed before folding the stand and when you're a rush to unpack and setup and then tear down again all your gear for a photoshoot or wedding, every minute counts.
                I like Impact products, they are good value, so I really hope that they will produce 12-13 foot lightstands that have wheels on them that don't have to removed AND are no higher than 43" when folded. There are other manufacturers that produce lightstands wich are foldable with wheels attached, but they are pretty heavy and extremely tall when folded. These stands need exteremely long cases in which to shlep them in and it's totally unpractical, especially if your dragging your around five lightstands.

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                5.0

                Real good stands

                By Nick Hayes

                from Naperville, IL

                Verified Buyer

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

                These provide the strength of a c-stand without the heft. Love these stands, they work great with large fluorescent units like a kino flo.

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                5.0

                High Quality For A Piece of Mind

                By Joel

                from Corona, CA

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

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

                  I bought this stand for my AB800 (AlienBees) with a 48" Octabox. The stand is strong and sturdy and has the quality feel. I use this stand indoors and outdoors with any worries of my lights and modifiers stability. It is easy to adjust and the adjustment knobs do not need to be over tighten to hold things in place. I have one for each of my AlienBees.

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                  5.0

                  Sturdy in wind

                  By Darryl B

                  from Michigan

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Filming

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

                    great....i just used this in fairly high in on a film shoot and it held up great

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                    4.0

                    Great bargaian stand.

                    By J-nice

                    from Cincinnati

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                        These are great stands for the price. I don't think they will hold up quite as long as my avenger stands due to the plastic tightening knobs but they were way cheaper and I'm pretty easy on my gear so overall I'm happy.

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                        5.0

                        great stands

                        By John Mclane

                        from Los Angeles, CA

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Strobe Lighting

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

                          i've had these as well as the air cushioned. I actually prefer these as they are quicker to pack up. Super strong, lightweight.

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                          5.0

                          perfect solution for a high mic

                          By Phil

                          from Oak Brook, IL

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Hi Mic Placement

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

                            Needed a tall mic stand for binaural recordings of a large choral group. This is the perfect solution, as the 1/4" x 20 thread fits my mic system, and 12-13 ft height puts the pickup well above the piano, and picks up a good blend of voices.

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                            4.0

                            GREAT BUT..

                            By lisa

                            from fayetteville,nc

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

                              Sturdy and Heavy Duty but wish i got air cushioned

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                              5.0

                              Great sturdy stand w/ plenty of features

                              By JC

                              from NJ

                              About Me Photography Student

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent
                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                              • Price Is A Little High

                              Best Uses

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

                                I bought two of these for use on a home shoot. I wasn't looking to spend a lot on a 3 point light setup and this coupled with a couple other purchases gave me the look and feel of a professional set. I highly recommend

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                                5.0

                                Currently own two, want more...

                                By NewHorizonPhoto[@]

                                from Leslie, MI

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

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

                                    I purchased two of these light stands well over a year ago and have used them for several weddings since and also to hold up backdrops. The stands are well made, sleek, and easy to use. A key feature for me was the 1/4" 20 thread as I use these stands primarily to hold my off camera flashes at wedding receptions. The threading fits my Cactus v5 triggers as well as Pocket Wizard Flex TT5s. Not a lot of weight, but I have no worries that the flashes will fall off. One recommendation I would give for anyone using these for weddings, etc. Purchase some reflective tape (1" wide) to place on at least 1 of the legs. I found a roll at a local dept store, 2" wide for around [$]. I cut the strip down and put a 1" strip of the red/white reflective tape on one of the stand legs. I make sure that the leg with reflective tape is facing the aisle way for greater visibility. Still make sure to use common sense when placing stands. Keep them around perimeter of the room, against walls, etc. Or if placed in middle of room secure to a pillar with a bungee cord or other means to prevent getting knocked over. I am getting off topic. One other nice feature I found was that the center post can be dropped down to the ground allowing for greater stability (almost a 4th leg) and holding power for heavier equipment. I am now looking to buy another 1-2 of these stands to increase my usage of off camera flash. Good product. Highly recommend.

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                                    4.0

                                    Well made, value stand

                                    By Bruce F Press Photo

                                    from Ellicott City, MD

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Set Up
                                    • Reliable
                                    • Value

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Group And Event
                                      • Portraits
                                      • Weddings

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

                                      These stands have a wide base, are pretty durable and plenty of height for group shots. I don't think you could do much better for the cost. I own 3 that I use both in-studio and on-location, when time and space permit the use of studio strobes.

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                                      5.0

                                      Tall & Sturdy

                                      By Ben Jobe

                                      from Arcata, CA

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Set Up
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Photography

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

                                        I use this stand for lights and in combination with a reflector holder. So far no problems. It's built well, feels solid, and is lightweight.

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                                        5.0

                                        Extremely Solid

                                        By CDP

                                        from Maple Valley, WA

                                        Verified Buyer

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                                          Cons

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

                                              Puts my other stands to shame, nice and sturdy. Only complaint, I can't get low enough to the ground.

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                                              5.0

                                              Awesome, lower cost light stand!

                                              By Ryne B Photo

                                              from Glen Rock, PA

                                              About Me Pro Photographer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy To Set Up
                                              • Lightweight
                                              • Reliable

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

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

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

                                                I recently bought 2 of these to use on location for portraiture. They are very sturdy, and VERY tall. The do exactly what they say.

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