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Avenger A2030DCB 9.8' Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Black)

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

This Avenger A2030DCB 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 black 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 black 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 A2030DCB 9.8' Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Black)
  • A2030DCB 9.8' Turtle Base C-Stand (Black)
  • D520LB 40" Extension Arm (Black)
  • D200 2.5" Grip Head (Black)
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    AvengerA2030DCB 9.8' Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Black)
     
    4.9

    (based on 43 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (40)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Reliable (30)
    • Easy to set up (19)
    • Consistent (17)
    • Durable (14)
    • Easy to setup (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Artificial lighting (21)
      • Portraits (20)
      • Photography (19)
      • Strobe lighting (16)
      • General purpose (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (17), Pro photographer (14), Photo enthusiast (5), Professional (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (33)

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      5.0

      Good

      By Theo

      from St. Louis, MO

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Artificial Lighting

        Comments about Avenger A2030DCB 9.8' Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Black):

        Great C-Stand!

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        • No

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        5.0

        Avenger tall black c stand

        By Tyson

        from NY

        Comments about Avenger A2030DCB 9.8' Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Black):

        This stand has a great build quality, a non reflective black anodized finish and is solid as a rock. I use it as a mini boom on table top set ups with a softbox or roll of seamless. The base is removable and folds flat for storage or transportation convenience.

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        5.0

        Plan to buy another

        By Bill

        from Holiday, Florida

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Avenger A2030DCB 9.8' Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Black):

              Great stand, very stable, easy to set up, I use it with a speed light for portraits. Well worth the money.

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              5.0

              Great Stand

              By Blestage

              from Boston, MA

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Artificial Lighting
                • Photography
                • Video

                Comments about Avenger A2030DCB 9.8' Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Black):

                Sturdy, easy to setup, versatile. These stands take a lot of abuse and have never let me down.

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                5.0

                Breakdowns are great

                By jacenK

                from Chicago

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Avenger A2030DCB 9.8' Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Black):

                    The fact that the base comes off opens up a ton of options for storage and transportation that most similar c-stands don't lend to.

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                    5.0

                    A STAND-out product!

                    By Treckson

                    from West Palm Beach, FL

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Artificial Lighting
                      • Boom pole holder
                      • Photography
                      • Portraits
                      • Strobe Lighting
                      • Weddings

                      Comments about Avenger A2030DCB 9.8' Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Black):

                      I am a professional film maker/sound man and I needed a reliable stand to hold my boom pole with shotgun mic for interviews. This stand is perfect. The legs separate from the shaft for easy transport, the grip heads are smooth with a captive handle. I choose black to differentiate my gear from grip department. Just be aware that the grip heads are an inch smaller than the standards on a grip truck, otherwise zero issues. For interior work or exteriors with level ground, you cannot go wrong with this Avenger stand.

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                      5.0

                      Solid C Stand, Like a Rock

                      By Brian P

                      from Seattle, WA

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Ergonomic Handles
                      • Reliable
                      • Sturdy

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Avenger A2030DCB 9.8' Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Black):

                          Aside from the standard expectations of a C stand, which it meets, the most notable thing about it are the handles. They feel very ergonomic when turning and you can crank them down comfortably, which I think is great. If I were to get another C stand, this would be the one.

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                          5.0

                          Durable Stand

                          By mstumpfphoto

                          from North Babylon, NY

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Portraits
                            • Strobe Lighting

                            Comments about Avenger A2030DCB 9.8' Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Black):

                            This stand is heavy and durable. You can use it outdoors in the wind.

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                            5.0

                            Best C-stand in the market

                            By Ravisrajan

                            from Cary,NC

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent
                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Reliable
                            • Stable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Artificial Lighting
                              • Location lighting
                              • Photography
                              • Portraits
                              • Strobe Lighting

                              Comments about Avenger A2030DCB 9.8' Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Black):

                              I did not relaize how stable c-stand will be until I got this stand. Until now I was using 8 foot regular light stand and I was not very comfortable to rise over 6 foot. with this new c-stand, I am very comfortable to riase upto it max including with grip head when I stand bag it.

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                              5.0

                              Definately Pro-level Gear

                              By Old Bull

                              from Orange County, CA

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Available In Black
                              • Detachable Legs
                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                Comments about Avenger A2030DCB 9.8' Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Black):

                                This product is of amazing quality and durability, so pros can feel comfortable and confident about using this C stand in both remote and studio applications.

                                I've opted for the black model because it matches all my other black grip gear. And, it's less reflective than chrome, in case that should ever be an issue.

                                The last thing you want is a stand tipping over, not only for the multiple of implications it says about your professional judgment, but more importantly about the professional liability exposure should a falling object injure someone, including yourself.

                                It's definitely heavy, which others have pointed out, and a bit unwieldy, because of the shape of the folded legs, but it would have been much worse had I not elected the detachable legs, for which I'm grateful to other reviewers for mentioning.

                                I'm not complaining about the legs. They're very steady and allow sand bags to be placed on them quite easily without sliding off. It's just that, even folded, are a bit awkward, but I wouldn't trade them for a less sturdy but more convenient design.

                                I'm currently not aware of a way to carry this around, so perhaps a bag to accommodate the legs would be nice. So far, I haven't solved that issue.

                                A cheaply-made C stand is a disaster waiting to happen, whereas this unit will stand you in good stead (no pun intended).

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                                4.0

                                Solid stand and goes high!

                                By Julien

                                from Switzerland

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • High
                                • Reliable
                                • Sturdy

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Artificial Lighting

                                  Comments about Avenger A2030DCB 9.8' Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Black):

                                  We use this one for hanging stuff, wheter it's a light or some diffusion or accessories. And it goes really high!
                                  It's heavy but that's the point. Won't fail easily.

                                  Only down side is that unlike some other similar products the turtle base isn't "automatic". You still have to help to deploy it.
                                  Otherwise that's a great kit!

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                                  5.0

                                  Great Stand All Around

                                  By mstumpfphoto

                                  from Long Island, nY

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Consistent
                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Portraits
                                    • Strobe Lighting

                                    Comments about Avenger A2030DCB 9.8' Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Black):

                                    I use the stand for Portraits. Outdoors, the turtle base legs are excellent for placing sand bags and the stand will not move in the wind.

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                                    5.0

                                    Perfect

                                    By DGDC

                                    from Washington, DC

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Set Up
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Artificial Lighting
                                      • Photography
                                      • Portraits

                                      Comments about Avenger A2030DCB 9.8' Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Black):

                                      I purchased two and am thinking I would like two more.

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                                      5.0

                                      Smooth Operator

                                      By Timbo

                                      from Chicago, IL

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Set Up
                                      • High Quality
                                      • Reliable
                                      • Sturdy

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Artificial Lighting
                                        • Photography
                                        • Portraits
                                        • Strobe Lighting

                                        Comments about Avenger A2030DCB 9.8' Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Black):

                                        A solid, heavy duty, C-Stand with finely crafted materials that make for an ergonomicly sound piece of equipment.

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                                        5.0

                                        Great Stand

                                        By Dave

                                        from Acton, MA

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Consistent
                                        • Easy To Set Up
                                        • Reliable

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Photography

                                          Comments about Avenger A2030DCB 9.8' Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Black):

                                          Love Avenger stands. Work great, and machined well.

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                                          5.0

                                          Will Buy Another When the Need Arises

                                          By Jo

                                          from Novato, CA

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Consistent
                                          • Easy To Set Up
                                          • Reliable

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Photography
                                            • Portraits

                                            Comments about Avenger A2030DCB 9.8' Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Black):

                                            I'm starting a home studio and decided to get something for the long term rather than make due with lightweight stands which I take when traveling. The build quality is impressive; functionally, it works as it should; all parts articulate with solid precision. It comfortably supports a Lastolite 24" Ezybox. The base is detachable so with a proper carrying case, I'll use it for location shooting. Definitely plan to buy another unit when my wallet cooperates. Highly recommended.

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                                            5.0

                                            The All Arounder

                                            By Dr SCSI

                                            from Mannheim, Germany

                                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Set Up
                                            • Reliable
                                            • Strong

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Artificial Lighting
                                              • Hairlight
                                              • Photography
                                              • Portraits
                                              • Strobe Lighting

                                              Comments about Avenger A2030DCB 9.8' Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Black):

                                              I use this Century stand and Grip Arm Kit for my Paul C Buff monolights, flags, gobos, etc. The removable Turtle base makes for easy disassymbly and transport. I can't really complain about the build quality, coatings, or weight. The rubber grips on the Grip Arm handles are a nice touch, but the handles still feel a bit smaller than those on an equivalent Matthews grip arm.

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                                              5.0

                                              Just the right stand

                                              By DP

                                              from New Orleans

                                              About Me Pro Photographer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy To Set Up
                                              • Reliable

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Artificial Lighting

                                                Comments about Avenger A2030DCB 9.8' Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Black):

                                                Very sturdy, and packs easily with the turtle base. Really like the black finish.

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                                                5.0

                                                Glad I got this.

                                                By jlauritsen

                                                from Maryland

                                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                Verified Buyer

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                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                      Comments about Avenger A2030DCB 9.8' Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Black):

                                                      I was looking to upgrade my stands for my new Elinchrom 600RX strobes. While it is bigger than I wanted when not in use, the stability was more important than size. Just use a few sandbags when needed.

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                                                      5.0

                                                      Great item, very sturdy

                                                      By chris

                                                      from seattle

                                                      About Me Photography Student

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Consistent
                                                      • Easy To Set Up
                                                      • Reliable

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Artificial Lighting
                                                        • Photography
                                                        • Portraits
                                                        • Strobe Lighting

                                                        Comments about Avenger A2030DCB 9.8' Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Black):

                                                        I've used this stand to hang seamless paper on while shooting and to hang a strobe on. It's well made and I love the solid feel of it. Well worth the money and I think it's better to get solid stands up front than buy cheap ones and have to replace them. The grips are strong and intuitive to use. And for what it is, it's actually a bargain.

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