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Impact Air-Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand (Black, 9.6')

B&H # IMLS96HAB MFR # LS-96HAB
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Product Highlights

  • Three Sections
  • 5/8" Stud with 1/4"-20 Threaded Top

You Pay: $44.95

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This 9.6' Impact Air-Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand is heavy duty, black aluminum, with sure-twist section locks and air cushioning.

Air cushioning gently lowers the light, preventing damage to light fixtures and fingers when section locks have not been properly tightened.

Three Section stand
Will easily support up to 22 lb (10 kg) of lights with accessories
Optional casters available
Minimum Height 3.75' (1.1 m)
Maximum Height 9.6' (2.9 m)
Closed Length 3.75' (1.1 m)
Footprint Diameter 3.75 ft (1.1 M)
Leg Tip 25mm
Weight 4.2 lb (1.9 kg)
Maximum Load 22 lb (10 kg)
Attachment Size 5/8 in stud with 1/4"-20 threaded tip
Accepts Wheels Yes
Air Cushioned Yes
Impact Air-Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand (Black, 9.6')
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    ImpactAir-Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand (Black, 9.6')
     
    4.6

    (based on 543 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (364)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (160)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (18)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    99%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Reliable (301)
    • Easy to set up (298)
    • Lightweight (251)
    • Durable (132)
    • Consistent (125)

    Cons

    • Heavy / bulky (13)
    • Heavy (9)
    • Short lifespan (5)

    Best Uses

    • Portraits (307)
    • Photography (278)
    • Artificial lighting (239)
    • Strobe lighting (220)
    • Weddings (88)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (360), Yes (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (169), Pro photographer (107), Photo enthusiast (104), Semi-professional (36), Casual photographer (21)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    You can't Beat these!

    I am a Professional Portrait Photographer as well as a Commercial Photography Assistant.

    I have had 2 of these for 4 years, no problems still work great in studio and on...Read complete review

    I am a Professional Portrait Photographer as well as a Commercial Photography Assistant.

    I have had 2 of these for 4 years, no problems still work great in studio and on location.

    I have used C-stands, Norman Stands and many other brands of stands including High Rollers. I like the build of C-stands, but for my style of shooting some times I end up heading out solo, so the weight of these stands is the reason I really like them. I can carry one in each hand with a box and light on each with no problem.

    The air assist has saved me a few times when my hands slips while raising it or if I want a fast tear down, I can just let lock go and move to another stand as the air cushion slowly lets the light down. They also work great for background stands too.

    Their black, which makes them look nict. The tubing is thick and study not thin like some of the other stands I've seen and the footprint is plenty with these stands. I typically keep a weight bag on them anyway as you should with any stand. I haven't had any issues with them at all.

    You can't beat the price for the quality of this stand. I have since built an arsenal of 5 for portraiture as well as adding a 3ft stand for the background light. I was thinking about getting some 13' tall stands but after taking the 9.5 footers up to height and testing them with a background I was satisfied. Maybe in the future I might get some.

    You can trust this review to be accurate and honest. I have worked with 7 Commercial Photographers and worked alongside many other portrait photographers. If you want a great stand, get some of these!

    The only thing that I can say, is the bottom foot plugs that come with the stands are held in by pressure. I would take them out and glue them in, I have had one get lost. But I have since replaced it. It would be nice for the couplers to be metal, but in 4 years I haven't had one crack. So its tough fiber plastic, I don't baby them either, i've used them in rain, snow, dirty, water etc.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Sub-standard...

    These might be okay if you set them up once and leave them up indefinitely, but if you are going to be setting up and taking down regularly, spend the extra money and get...Read complete review

    These might be okay if you set them up once and leave them up indefinitely, but if you are going to be setting up and taking down regularly, spend the extra money and get something WAY better. These stands don't extend and deploy smoothly and their components are made of plastic. I've got a couple of these and i've got a couple Promaster LS-4s. The Promaster stands are more durable, more stable, have all metal components, smooth action and snap-locks, rather than screw (makes adjustment much faster). The Promasters were nearly twice as much, but it was money I'd spend again in a heartbeat.

    Summary: If you're only setting these up once and never taking them down, fine. But if you moving around a lot, spend the extra money. Going with these cheaper stands will just result in frustration.

    Reviewed by 543 customers

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    5.0

    Stable and with a great construction

    By Berenger

    from Concord, CA

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Easy To Set Up

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Photography
      • Portraits
      • Strobe Lighting

      Comments about Impact Air-Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand (Black, 9.6'):

      Sturdy and really nice stand. Really for heavy duty, and perfect with the air cushioning when you have heavy strobes and modifiers.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Significant step up from "standard"

      By Wannabe2

      from Seattle

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Photography
        • Portraits
        • Strobe Lighting
        • Weddings

        Comments about Impact Air-Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand (Black, 9.6'):

        Tubes are almost twice the diameter of the impact regular 8ft stand. There is very little if any wobble when used with a standard softbox, even at full height. When used with a sand bag is extremely stable. Additional stability can be obtained by letting the center column touch the ground. There are plastic parts, but they are used in appropriate places such as friction stops for the column.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Awesome Stand

        By Robert

        from Newark, NJ

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Impact Air-Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand (Black, 9.6'):

          Great Price for a very durable stand. I will definitely by a couple more.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Awsome lightstands

          By Carl

          from Pa

          Comments about Impact Air-Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand (Black, 9.6'):

          These lightstands are heavy duty lightstands-
          I've been using a pair for about a year now
          And have yet to have a problem- I highly recommend these stands - especially for the reasonable price-

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          5.0

          Smooth as Silk

          By Big Rick

          from Corona, CA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Lightweight
          • Quality build
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Impact Air-Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand (Black, 9.6'):

              This stand sets up easily. Raising and lowing center mast is very smooth thanks to "Air-cushioning". It is 48" long when stored with umbrella/flash swivel head attached.

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              • No

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              3.0

              A little less heavy duty then I like

              By gfree

              from Chino Hills, Ca

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Portraits

                Comments about Impact Air-Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand (Black, 9.6'):

                The stands are okay but they could be a little more robust. They will work but I would have to place weights on it to be more stable with expense equipment. I will use it as a backup stand for my equipment.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great value and solid build

                By CC

                from Australia

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Photography
                  • Portraits
                  • Strobe Lighting

                  Comments about Impact Air-Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand (Black, 9.6'):

                  Really good value for money. I love the air cushion feature and the overall build quality.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  A must buy

                  By Carter

                  from carmel valley, CA

                  About Me Photography Student

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Photography

                    Comments about Impact Air-Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand (Black, 9.6'):

                    A good light stand at a good price but very large so not very accessible unless you have good ways of transportation.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Light

                    By Zoe

                    from Edmonton

                    Comments about Impact Air-Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand (Black, 9.6'):

                    I like this light. Nice and bright, but it requires a partner to make pictures look better.

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                    4.0

                    Very sturdy

                    By Don

                    from Toronto

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Artificial Lighting
                      • Portraits
                      • Strobe Lighting

                      Comments about Impact Air-Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand (Black, 9.6'):

                      I had some 7 foot stands for my lights but things were a little wobbly. These are so solid. The pipes are all larger and way more stable.

                      They are very well made.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Sturdy and should stand up to long use

                      By Mag

                      from Santa Rosa Beach, FL

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Artificial Lighting
                        • Photography
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Impact Air-Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand (Black, 9.6'):

                        Use it for off camera light stand with umbrella

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Cheap and sturdy

                        By Amatuer going pro

                        from Cocoa, FL

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Photography
                          • Portraits
                          • Strobe Lighting
                          • Weddings

                          Comments about Impact Air-Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand (Black, 9.6'):

                          Fairly sturdy even in slightly breezy conditions. Still need sandbags when it gets gustier, but the best lightstand for the price.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Good Price. Good Quality

                          By KDCinTX

                          from Texas

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                          • None

                          Best Uses

                          • Artificial Lighting
                          • Photography
                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Impact Air-Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand (Black, 9.6'):

                          I use this stand to hold speedlights, umbrellas, and reflectors. I plan to use it to hold a 30 inch square softbox. It is heavy duty but light weight and a great value for the price. I will purchase another one in the near future. They are very functional, easy to use, and suit my needs for portrait photography.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Better than expected

                          By Max

                          from Milwaukee / Chicago

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Artificial Lighting
                            • Photography
                            • Strobe Lighting

                            Comments about Impact Air-Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand (Black, 9.6'):

                            I was pleasantly surprised by the build quality of these Impact stands. For the money, this is great.

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                            5.0

                            GREAT STAND FOR THE PRICE

                            By Number1dp

                            from Central Oregon Coast

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent
                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Artificial Lighting
                              • Photography
                              • Portraits
                              • Strobe Lighting
                              • Video Production
                              • Weddings

                              Comments about Impact Air-Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand (Black, 9.6'):

                              I own a bunch of these stands and use them for both still photos to hold strobes (Nikon SB-910) and video work to hold lighter weight video lighting units. They work great. SHIPPING FROM B&H WAS FAST AND FREE AND THE PRICE WAS THE LOWEST.

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                              5.0

                              A Great Stand

                              By Sherlock Photos

                              from Radford, VA

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent
                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Artificial Lighting
                                • Photography
                                • Portraits

                                Comments about Impact Air-Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand (Black, 9.6'):

                                This particular light stand proved to be very versatile during a recent photo shoot. I wanted to start using off-camera flash and the 9.5 foot light stand proved to be well worth the purchase. Attaching an umbrella bracket, a 33" translucent white umbrella, speedlight, and flash triggers made this a great experience and in return obtained amazing photos.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Great for the $

                                By George

                                from Dover, NH

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                • Had Trouble Folding

                                Best Uses

                                • Artificial Lighting
                                • Photography
                                • Portraits
                                • Strobe Lighting

                                Comments about Impact Air-Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand (Black, 9.6'):

                                Primarily used indoors. Lightweight and stable.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Great stand

                                By Xtcplease

                                from Roosevelt,NY

                                Comments about Impact Air-Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand (Black, 9.6'):

                                I love this light stand so much I boug 2 of them. It's very sturdy and still light weight. I highly recommend this stand if anyone needs a good light stand.

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                                5.0

                                Love the air cushioned system

                                By Fofa

                                from Maryland

                                Comments about Impact Air-Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand (Black, 9.6'):

                                I'm kind of clumsy, so when I'm in a rush to get things done I know there is no chance of accidents. Plus the quality is good. Highly recommended.

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                                5.0

                                Sturdy

                                By KJ Ypsi

                                from Ypsilanti MI

                                About Me Photography Student

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Heavy Duty

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Artificial Lighting
                                  • Portraits
                                  • Strobe Lighting

                                  Comments about Impact Air-Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand (Black, 9.6'):

                                  Really happy with this product. It is sturdy, easy to use, and at a great price. I use it for lights in the studio as well as holding up heavy sheets of acrylic for studio product photography. Highly recommended.

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                                  • Yes

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