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Matthews Hollywood Century C Stand Grip Head Kit, Black - 10.5' (3.2m)

B&H # MALSC40HWB Mfr # B756040
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You Pay: $159.00
Product Highlights
  • 40" Double Riser Black "C" Stand
  • Sliding Leg
  • 40" Arm with Griphead

This is a black Matthews Century C Stand Grip Head Kit. It consists of a Double Riser Sliding Leg C Stand with a Grip Head and 40" Arm. The stand rises to a maximum height of 10.5' (3.2 m).

The unique staggered leg design of a C Stand allows it to be nested and placed extremely close to one another on a set. The top leg of the stand is independently adjustable.

Sliding independent top leg adjustment for leveling on uneven terrain
Griphead and arm allow mounting and placement of gobos, small reflectors and small light fixtures
Minimum Height 53" (1.35 m)
Maximum Height Stand: 10.5' (3.2 m)
Arm: 40" (1 m)
Closed Length 53" (1.35 m)
Footprint Diameter 27.5" (70cm)
Weight 17 lbs (7.7kg) with head and arm
Maximum Load 22 lbs (10kg)
Attachment Size 5/8" male stud
Accepts Wheels No
Air Cushioned No
Matthews Hollywood Century C Stand Grip Head Kit, Black - 10.5' (3.2m)
  • Black Century Stand with 40" Riser
  • Black 2.5" Grip head with 40" Arm
  • One Year Manufacturer's Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    MatthewsHollywood Century C Stand Grip Head Kit, Black - 10.5' (3.2m)
     
    4.6

    (based on 58 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (44)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (45)
    • Long-lasting (34)
    • Attach securely (20)
    • Good color value (14)
    • Good power output (12)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General purpose (34)
      • Indoors (26)
      • Outdoors (24)
      • Outdoor events / games (9)
      • Low light (6)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (29), Semi-pro photographer (12), Professional (4), Photo enthusiast (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (35)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Indispensible

      Add the Matthews 6" PIN w/COLLAR - MAP6C to this item and you've got a sturdy, highly versatile light stand that allows you to place your light in just about any position...Read complete review

      Add the Matthews 6" PIN w/COLLAR - MAP6C to this item and you've got a sturdy, highly versatile light stand that allows you to place your light in just about any position imagineable. Discovered this via Joe McNally recommendation and am only sorry I did not know of it when I initially bought my strobes and their accompanying light stands.

      Also, take care to weight the stand(sand bags or something) when using the arm in any sort of "boom" configuration.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Horrible paint job

      Straight out the package, someone at the factory had slid the top section in while the paint was half dry so it looks really blotchy (showed Matthews the pictures but they didn't offer to...Read complete review

      Straight out the package, someone at the factory had slid the top section in while the paint was half dry so it looks really blotchy (showed Matthews the pictures but they didn't offer to replace it...I would have). The paint scrapes off pretty quickly when you screw in the knobs and attach lights to it. The black paint is also thick enough that the 5/8" arm is no longer 5/8" so you can't attach a light to the end of the arm.
      Matthews really needs to look at a black chroming process. Look at Avenger if it truly is made of black steel. As it is, you might as well get it in chrome and spray paint it flat black or gaffer tape it if you want to avoid lens flare...I'd recommended you get the chrome version instead.

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      5.0

      Fantastic quality!

      By Kris Sipes

      from Dallas, TX

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Good Color Value
      • Long-Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Indoors
        • Outdoors
        • Special Events

        Comments about Matthews Hollywood Century C Stand Grip Head Kit, Black - 10.5' (3.2m):

        I was introduced to Matthews stands recently and I really liked their quality so I ordered 2 of these stands and will get 2 more soon. If you've ever gotten a stand of lesser quality then you will really appreciate Matthews' products. I attached a pic of me overloading one of these stands in total weight and weight balance and left it up for 48 hours without incident even tugging and pulling down on the load to simulate abuse.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Super Duty stand.

        By Shooter Gregory

        from Berkshires, Massachusetts

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Durable
        • Long-Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Matthews Hollywood Century C Stand Grip Head Kit, Black - 10.5' (3.2m):

            Nice and heavy, super-duty C-stand. The only drawback to this is that the feet don't detach as they do on some others.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Perfect for everything you need

            By M the DP

            from Los Angeles, CA

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Indoors
              • Outdoors

              Comments about Matthews Hollywood Century C Stand Grip Head Kit, Black - 10.5' (3.2m):

              Like most C-Stands, its the perfect tool for almost any grip/lighting need. This one is a great price and I love the black for blending in.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Quality

              By Bourbon Street

              from Louisiana

              Comments about Matthews Hollywood Century C Stand Grip Head Kit, Black - 10.5' (3.2m):

              I just replaced all my old stands and Matthews is impressive to say the least. They are heavy, solid, stable, and all actions and adjustments are smooth and secure. From now on I will only be buying Matthews stands

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              5.0

              Amazing

              By Alee

              from Texas

              Comments about Matthews Hollywood Century C Stand Grip Head Kit, Black - 10.5' (3.2m):

              Matthews stands up to its name. Every studio shoul have one. We'll done

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              5.0

              You can't go wrong with Matthews Stands

              By Media & Management Global

              from Tampa, FL

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Securely
              • Durable
              • Long-Lasting
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use

                Comments about Matthews Hollywood Century C Stand Grip Head Kit, Black - 10.5' (3.2m):

                I am a film maker that needs effective, quality equipment and this C Stand fits the demand. I own 3 of them.

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                • No

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                1.0

                Whats with the legs!!!!

                By 44 Years in the Biz

                from Kansas City, Missouri

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Legs Not Universal

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Matthews Hollywood Century C Stand Grip Head Kit, Black - 10.5' (3.2m):

                    Not sure what they were thinking when they decided which leg should "open where" but these stands dont "nest" with their turtle base stand brothers. Stupid

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Ballsy Awesomeness

                    By Yukon Jake

                    from Wasilla, AK

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable

                    Cons

                    • Nothing

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use
                    • Outdoors
                    • Special Events

                    Comments about Matthews Hollywood Century C Stand Grip Head Kit, Black - 10.5' (3.2m):

                    These things are ridiculous. With a few adapters you could turn these into handyman jacks. They are SUPER SOLID, and kick sand in the face of regular lightstands.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Solid - durable.

                    By RonMen

                    from San Antonio, TX

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Long-Lasting

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use

                      Comments about Matthews Hollywood Century C Stand Grip Head Kit, Black - 10.5' (3.2m):

                      What can i say - the Matthews C-Stand is the industry standard - solid and versitile without being overly heavy.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Classic Quality

                      By Bigwhig

                      from Portland

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Securely
                      • Durable
                      • Long-Lasting

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors
                        • Outdoors

                        Comments about Matthews Hollywood Century C Stand Grip Head Kit, Black - 10.5' (3.2m):

                        If you take photos in a studio you got to have C-stands. This is the gold standard folks, it works great and lasts a lifetime (or dang near).

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        solid & professional

                        By Banner Man

                        from plymouth, ma

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Matthews Hollywood Century C Stand Grip Head Kit, Black - 10.5' (3.2m):

                            Matthews C-stands are the the real deal.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Great Stand

                            By Scout

                            from Boston, MA

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Long-Lasting

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • General Use
                              • Indoors
                              • Outdoors

                              Comments about Matthews Hollywood Century C Stand Grip Head Kit, Black - 10.5' (3.2m):

                              I wouldn't expect anything less from Matthews, this is what I expected and more. Nice black finish, well constructed and made to last.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Better than Expected

                              By Scout

                              from Boston

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attaches Securely
                              • Long-Lasting

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • General Use

                                Comments about Matthews Hollywood Century C Stand Grip Head Kit, Black - 10.5' (3.2m):

                                Matthews is a great name, but this product exceeded my expectations. Well made and great finish. Looking forward to years of performance from this C Stand.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Matthews Provides Big Bang for your Buck

                                By Oswego DP

                                from Denver, CO

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Good Color Value
                                • Long-Lasting
                                • Powerful

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • General Use
                                  • Indoors
                                  • Outdoors
                                  • Special Events

                                  Comments about Matthews Hollywood Century C Stand Grip Head Kit, Black - 10.5' (3.2m):

                                  I have worked with a few different C-stands in my time but Matthews seem to be the best all-around stands. This particular Matthews C-stand is really the best bang for the buck. The kit comes with everything a good C-stand should have and more: A double riser which rises up to ten and a half feet, a grip head, and a 40" arm AND a sliding leg for when you are on steps or the side of a hill. I really like the black color! Now I don't have to put black gaff tape on it if there is a reflection in a window, etc. It is very durable...built to last. Granted, it isn't the top-of-the-line C-stand with spring loaded legs but its everything most productions would need out of a good quality C-stand.

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                                  5.0

                                  Nice stand

                                  By Video guy

                                  from Waltham, MA

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Good Color Value

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Matthews Hollywood Century C Stand Grip Head Kit, Black - 10.5' (3.2m):

                                      It's a C-Stand and it does what C-Stands are supposed to do. Can't ask for more!

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                                      5.0

                                      It's a C-stand and BLACK

                                      By IndieVisual

                                      from Los Angeles, CA

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Attaches Securely
                                      • Durable
                                      • Good Color Value
                                      • Long-Lasting
                                      • Powerful

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • General Use
                                        • Indoors
                                        • Low Light
                                        • Night Time
                                        • Outdoors
                                        • Portraits
                                        • Special Events

                                        Comments about Matthews Hollywood Century C Stand Grip Head Kit, Black - 10.5' (3.2m):

                                        Quality built c-stand and best part is it's coated in black. A huge advantage when trying to hide off screen or even sometimes on screen in the background of small set shoots. Also it's a C-stand so do with it all that it is capable of.

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                                        5.0

                                        Black C Stand

                                        By William

                                        from NY,NY

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Attaches Securely
                                        • Durable
                                        • Long-Lasting
                                        • Powerful

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • General Use
                                          • Indoors
                                          • Outdoors

                                          Comments about Matthews Hollywood Century C Stand Grip Head Kit, Black - 10.5' (3.2m):

                                          Its a C stand. They are very versatile,sturdy stands. Yes, the paint does scratch. If your shooting on location with heavy usage and stacking them on a C-Stand cart, the finish will scratch off. Does this affect the quality of the stand? NO, its only a finish.

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                                          5.0

                                          Hollywood Century C Stand

                                          By JHP Photo

                                          from Napa, CA

                                          About Me Pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Attaches Securely
                                          • Durable
                                          • Good Color Value

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Matthews Hollywood Century C Stand Grip Head Kit, Black - 10.5' (3.2m):

                                              Great function, solid materials (sturdy), and the matte black color is very sharp.

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                                              • No

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                                              4.0

                                              Nice Product for price

                                              By Rich

                                              from Charlotte, NC

                                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                              See all my reviews

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Attaches Securely
                                              • Durable

                                              Cons

                                              • Needs better balance

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Indoors
                                              • Portraits

                                              Comments about Matthews Hollywood Century C Stand Grip Head Kit, Black - 10.5' (3.2m):

                                              Use it in studio with PCB Einstein Strobes.

                                              Solid construction.

                                              Wished it had a bit of arm sticking out of back for attachment of counterweight.

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                                              • No

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                                              5.0

                                              Great Stands!

                                              By 5D$

                                              from West Chester, PA

                                              About Me Pro Photographer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Durable
                                              • Good Color Value
                                              • Long-Lasting

                                              Cons

                                              • NONE

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Matthews Hollywood Century C Stand Grip Head Kit, Black - 10.5' (3.2m):

                                                C Stands are a staple, and this version is rock solid.

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