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

B&H # MALSCP40BK Mfr # B756140
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
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    MatthewsCentury C+ Turtle Base Grip Arm Kit, Black - 10.5' (3.2m)
     
    4.6

    (based on 15 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    85%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Reliable (7)
    • Easy to set up (6)
    • Consistent (5)
    • Durable (4)
    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Artificial lighting (7)
      • Photography (6)
      • Portraits (4)
      • Strobe lighting (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (4), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (10)

      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

      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.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • 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

                        Share this review

                        (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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