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Matthews Century C+ Turtle Base Grip Arm Kit, Black - 10.5' (3.2m)

B&H # MALSCP40BK Mfr # B756140
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You Pay: $169.50
Product Highlights
  • 40" Main Section
  • Removable Turtle Base
  • 40" Arm & Grip Head

This Matthews Century C+ Grip Head Kit consists of a Black Century C Plus Stand with 40" main riser with removable turtle base, a 2.5" swivel grip, and a Hollywood Arm that can hold a small light fixture, gobo, or flag.

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 stand itself rises to a maximum height of 10.5' (3.2 m).

Removable turtle base eases storage and transport
Black anodized finish
Minimum Height 4.4' (1.3 m)
Maximum Height 10.5' (3.2m)
Closed Length 4.4' (1.3 m)
Footprint Diameter 27.5" (70cm)
Weight 16 lbs (7.3kg)
Maximum Load 22 lbs (10kg)
Attachment Size 5/8 in male stud
Accepts Wheels No
Air Cushioned No
Matthews Century C+ Turtle Base Grip Arm Kit, Black - 10.5' (3.2m)
  • MALSCP40B
  • MAHWA40B
  • Hollywood Grip Head - 2-1/2"
  • One Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    MatthewsCentury C+ Turtle Base Grip Arm Kit, Black - 10.5' (3.2m)
     
    4.6

    (based on 16 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    86%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Reliable (8)
    • Easy to set up (7)
    • Consistent (6)
    • Durable (4)
    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Artificial lighting (8)
      • Photography (7)
      • Portraits (5)
      • Strobe lighting (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (4), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (11)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      The last C-Stand you'll ever need.

      These are the professional stands! Look no further, unless you need mountain-legs, you're guaranteed an incredible c-stand for life buy buying these. GO GET THEM!

      The black-matte finish is my...Read complete review

      These are the professional stands! Look no further, unless you need mountain-legs, you're guaranteed an incredible c-stand for life buy buying these. GO GET THEM!

      The black-matte finish is my favorite. Looks really profesh!

      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

      C-Stand

      By Up and Coming Photographer

      from Simi Valley, CA

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Artificial Lighting
        • Photography
        • Portraits
        • Strobe Lighting

        Comments about Matthews Century C+ Turtle Base Grip Arm Kit, Black - 10.5' (3.2m):

        This is a great C-stand for the money. I personally love how it can be broken down into three parts for easy transportation and how easy it is to setup the turtle base.

        I mostly use this item for holding my strobes and soft boxes.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Black c-stand

        By Bobble head

        from Maryland

        Comments about Matthews Century C+ Turtle Base Grip Arm Kit, Black - 10.5' (3.2m):

        ....is way better than chrome. Excellent stand will never by a stainless one again.Masterfully constructed by Matthews.

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        5.0

        Does the job!

        By JJ

        from NJ

        Comments about Matthews Century C+ Turtle Base Grip Arm Kit, Black - 10.5' (3.2m):

        I can't complain. It does what it's supposed to do.

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        5.0

        Rock solid stands

        By Dbuddphoto

        from Denver Colorado

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Black Color
        • Matthews Quality
        • Solid Stand

        Cons

        • Not a one

        Best Uses

        • Artificial Lighting
        • Gobo
        • Lighting
        • Photography
        • Strobe Lighting

        Comments about Matthews Century C+ Turtle Base Grip Arm Kit, Black - 10.5' (3.2m):

        Solid c-stand, reasonable price and free shipping!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Nice kit with a studio essential

        By A&M Commerce Guy

        from Dallas, TX

        About Me Photography Student

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Great Spring-loaded Legs

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Artificial Lighting
          • Photography
          • Portraits
          • Strobe Lighting

          Comments about Matthews Century C+ Turtle Base Grip Arm Kit, Black - 10.5' (3.2m):

          I set up a little studio on my garage with continuous lights and found these Matthews stands to be very adaptable to a limited and challenging environment.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Classic design and reliability

          By The Duke

          from Oklahoma City, OK

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Reliable
          • Strong

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Artificial Lighting
          • Photography

          Comments about Matthews Century C+ Turtle Base Grip Arm Kit, Black - 10.5' (3.2m):

          Strong, sturdy and reliable century stand. Love the black color, doesn't reflect light. Would buy many more if I needed them.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Quality Lighting Equipment

          By Oak Park Photog

          from Oak Park, IL

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Durable
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Matthews Century C+ Turtle Base Grip Arm Kit, Black - 10.5' (3.2m):

            Very well built, reliable. Collapsible spring loaded turtle legs are a nice feature. Not for the faint of heart, this is a heavy unit.

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            • No

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            5.0

            STAND UP!

            By Hundo

            from Saint Louis, MO

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Artificial Lighting

              Comments about Matthews Century C+ Turtle Base Grip Arm Kit, Black - 10.5' (3.2m):

              Great quality, awesome stand! Probably should have went with the silver but other than that, very solid build!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Most used tool on the set!

              By Crossbow Studio

              from Philadelphia, PA

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Artificial Lighting
                • Photography
                • Portraits
                • Strobe Lighting

                Comments about Matthews Century C+ Turtle Base Grip Arm Kit, Black - 10.5' (3.2m):

                We use at least two, sometimes four, on every shoot! Better than a light stand. They are heavy, but they pack flat. Cannot recommend these highly enough!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                well built and always dependable

                By smartee_martee

                from Grand Rapids, Michigan

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Reliable
                • Well built quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Stand for boom mic

                  Comments about Matthews Century C+ Turtle Base Grip Arm Kit, Black - 10.5' (3.2m):

                  well built
                  reliable
                  everything a c-stand should be

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Nice

                  By Nick

                  from Johnson City, TN

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Matthews Century C+ Turtle Base Grip Arm Kit, Black - 10.5' (3.2m):

                        Works wonderful, but it looks like long term heavy use will wear away the black coating.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        The last C-Stand you'll ever need.

                        By Dyl the Dawg

                        from Brooklyn, NY

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Easy Setup
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Artificial Lighting
                          • On Location
                          • Photography
                          • Portraits
                          • Studio

                          Comments about Matthews Century C+ Turtle Base Grip Arm Kit, Black - 10.5' (3.2m):

                          These are the professional stands! Look no further, unless you need mountain-legs, you're guaranteed an incredible c-stand for life buy buying these. GO GET THEM!

                          The black-matte finish is my favorite. Looks really profesh!

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          3.0

                          not what i was hoping.....

                          By cineshooter

                          from new york

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Matthews Century C+ Turtle Base Grip Arm Kit, Black - 10.5' (3.2m):

                                same great performance as the tried and true c-stands i have ....... BUT, the black is just paint and already scratching off, I was hoping for more of a "dyed metal" look that would stand up to the uses that a c-stand goes through

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Nice

                                By Mace

                                from Austin, TX

                                About Me Semi-Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Film
                                  • Light Control

                                  Comments about Matthews Century C+ Turtle Base Grip Arm Kit, Black - 10.5' (3.2m):

                                  Great C-Stand, with quick open Hollywood legs and anti-vibrating T-Handles. Solid construction. Well designed.

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                                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  3.0

                                  Horrible paint job

                                  By kenyee

                                  from Boston, MA

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attach Securely
                                  • Durable

                                  Cons

                                  • Bad paint

                                  Best Uses

                                  • General Use

                                  Comments about Matthews Century C+ Turtle Base Grip Arm Kit, Black - 10.5' (3.2m):

                                  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.

                                  Share this review

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  You get what you pay for

                                  By FishDawg

                                  from Boise, ID

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attach Securely
                                  • Durable
                                  • Long-Lasting

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Professional

                                    Comments about Matthews Century C+ Turtle Base Grip Arm Kit, Black - 10.5' (3.2m):

                                    This is quality. its heavy duty.

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