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

B&H # IMLS96HAB MFR # LS-96HAB
Impact Air-Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand (Black, 9.6')

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

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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
UPC: 847628012004
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
Packaging Info
Package Weight 5.0 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 43.0 x 4.5 x 4.5"
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 565 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (382)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (163)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (19)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    99%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Reliable (315)
    • Easy to set up (314)
    • Lightweight (264)
    • Durable (133)
    • Consistent (127)

    Cons

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

    Best Uses

    • Portraits (321)
    • Photography (293)
    • Artificial lighting (249)
    • Strobe lighting (227)
    • Weddings (91)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (379), Yes (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (172), Photo enthusiast (115), Pro photographer (112), 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 565 customers

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    5.0

    Stands are great!

    By Newruck

    from Wellsboro, PA

    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'):

      I bought two of these light stands and they are just what I was expecting. Heavy Duty well built for the price...these should last me a life time.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Has Its Strong Points

      By Cast Your Vote

      from Savannah, GA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Artificial Lighting
        • Photography
        • Portraits

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

        I like this stand because it is light, somewhat sturdy and can withstand being on the go. It is great for a beginner or casual photographer.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great porduct

        By KCMphotog

        from Savannah, GA

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • 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'):

          Comes already put together. All you have to do is put your gear on top, place it where you want and start shooting. Love my stand!

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great lightstand

          By Cole

          from Dalton,Ga.

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • 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'):

            Solid heavy duty stand, does the job...

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Great Case

            By Video Maker

            from San Jose, CA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Artificial Lighting
              • Photography

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

              Rugged, nice size. I use it for a pair of 9.6' light stands. They fit nicely and have some room for accessories.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Heavy duty Light Stand

              By video maker

              from San Jose, CA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Artificial Lighting

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

                I got these for holding a soft box. It is strong enough to easily hold the softbox. If it were in a heavy traffic area, I'd add weights to the legs, in case the stand got bumped.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Strong and Sturdy, Folding Design Could be Improved

                By Sean Brown Productions

                from Portland, OR

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Artificial Lighting
                  • Photography
                  • Portraits
                  • Strobe Lighting

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

                  Overall, the product is sturdy and does it's job. My only complaint is that it seems to fold a little bit oddly where I have to tighten and two knobs at once to get the base in the appropriate position, which can be annoying.

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                  5.0

                  Excellent!

                  By owlmonkey

                  from Climax, MI

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                      This is a really nice, high-quality stand. I use to support multi-speedlight arrays, and it has not let me down yet!

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                      5.0

                      Solid

                      By michael

                      from sacramento

                      Verified Buyer

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

                      I was very suprised to see how solid this light stand is when I took it out of the box. I would have expected to pay twice the amount if I had seen it before the pricing.

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                      5.0

                      Definitely Heavy Duty

                      By Mike

                      from Douglasville, GA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Portraits
                        • Strobe Lighting

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

                        This light stand is very impressive for the price. It is well constructed and very substantial. It handles a 31" x 31" soft box and speed light without any indication of instability. Easy to set up and take down.

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                        5.0

                        Great Heavy Duty Light Stand

                        By Eddie B

                        from Houston, Tx

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Heavy Duty
                        • Quality
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Boom Support
                          • Photography
                          • Portraits

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

                          I am impressed with the quality of these light stands for the price. They are heavy duty, air cushioned light stands that look and feel like professional quality. I really like the heavy stand with the wide base. My stands will be used to hold up my speed lights, umbrellas and soft boxes. I liked it so much I ordered more.

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                          4.0

                          Great product for the money

                          By The ID Badge photog

                          from Arkansas

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable
                          • Sturdy

                          Cons

                          • Air Cushion Doesn't Work

                          Best Uses

                          • Artificial Lighting
                          • Photography
                          • Portraits
                          • Strobe Lighting

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

                          It is a great and sturdy light stand for the money. I use it to hold one speedlight and an umbrella indoors and have had zero problems. The air cushion doesn't really work that well or I would have given it 5 stars.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Good quality product

                          By Knox

                          from East Tennessee

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent
                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Height
                          • Reliable
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Photography
                            • Portraits
                            • Weddings

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

                            This 9.6' stand is more versatile than some of the lower-price but shorter stands (6' & 8'). The extra height is always there if you need it.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Great light stand

                            By Mac

                            from San Jose, CA.

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            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'):

                              The perfect size and weight for my use to travel and hold my single studio light and parabolic umbrella.
                              Without realizing it this is the same light stand I bought several years ago and really liked.

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                              5.0

                              Great with kit

                              By BestKind

                              from St. John's, NL Canada

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Artificial Lighting
                                • Photography
                                • Portraits

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

                                Excellent buy. Works great! Came with a light kit. Big tubes. I have no suggestions or verification, yet I think that stands that are stronger with smaller tubes or other support, and that cost more money, would be my preference.
                                This is an excellent stand for the money.

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                                5.0

                                Heavy duty is right

                                By Ian

                                from Central VA

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

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

                                    my first light stand and I am very glad I went with the taller style and heavy duty. Main tube diameter is about 1.5 inches. Speedlight with 24 inch softbox doesn't even begin to threaten a tipover (dont know about wind yet). Legs don't collapse flat to center tub, they go to about the size of a dinner plate.

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                                    5.0

                                    Solid Stands

                                    By Son

                                    from Burbank, CA

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    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'):

                                      I have four of them use them for my lights, they are very solid for holding big lights with big diffusers on them.

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                                      5.0

                                      Worth the money

                                      By ENS

                                      from Poughkeepsie NY

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

                                        Light wt. and put together well, i'm using them for hot lights, work well..

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Strong construction

                                        By MariuS

                                        from Los Angeles

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

                                        Feel stong and stabil.

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                                        5.0

                                        Well made and reasonably priced

                                        By The Big Kahuna

                                        from Flat Rock, MI

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Set Up
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Reliable

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Photography
                                          • Portraits

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

                                          Used with my 7ft impact umbrella

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                                          • No

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