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Westcott Black 8' Light Stand

You Pay: $35.00
Product Highlights
  • Aluminum Alloy Construction

This Westcott Black 8' Light Stand is lightweight, black aluminum alloy, with sure-twist section locks. It is an ideal stand for a travel kit with small light fixtures.

3-Section stand.
Will support up to 5.5 lb of lights with accessories.
Minimum Height 30.7" (78 cm)
Maximum Height 7.8' (2.4 M)
Closed Length 26.2" (66.5 cm)
Footprint Diameter 35.4" (90 cm)
Weight 2.2 lb (1 kg)
Maximum Load 5.5 lb (2.5 kg)
Attachment Size 5/8" stud
Accepts Wheels Not specified by manufacturer
Air Cushioned No

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WestcottBlack 8' Light Stand
 
4.4

(based on 60 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (49)
  • Reliable (23)
  • Easy to set up (21)
  • Easy to setup (18)
  • Consistent (13)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Photography (26)
    • Portraits (26)
    • Strobe lighting (25)
    • Artificial lighting (22)
    • Indoors (10)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (20), Semi-pro photographer (17), Photo enthusiast (11), Enthusiast (4), Casual photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (38), Yes (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great for a strobist!

    I bought two of these stands recently to get started in the world of strobism, and I am very satisfied with them. They are very sturdy and lightweight. I would like to give...Read complete review

    I bought two of these stands recently to get started in the world of strobism, and I am very satisfied with them. They are very sturdy and lightweight. I would like to give these stands 5 stars, but the size of the stand when folded is larger than I would (ideally) like. They are longer than my tripod folded up in my lighting kit bag but are still rather lightweight and very sturdy. For a beginner, they can be a bit difficult to get unfolded. The bottom screw which unlocks the legs is very tight and takes some maneuvering to get undone at first, but it soon loosens up a bit and retightens securely. Overall, this is a great buy for anyone just getting started with off camera lighting or someone who needs a lightweight addition to their travel lighting kit.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    working, but not perfectly

    I use the stands to hold an umbrella and a flash unit. The technique used lock the legs is inconvient and sometimes gets very sluggish and hard to operate.

    I use the stands to hold an umbrella and a flash unit. The technique used lock the legs is inconvient and sometimes gets very sluggish and hard to operate.

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    5.0

    Very good stand for the price

    By BobbityBob

    from Boulder, CO

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Artificial Lighting
      • Portraits
      • Strobe Lighting

      Comments about Westcott Black 8' Light Stand:

      A simple, reliable 8' stand. This is my third Westcott stand and I am very pleased with the product. Everybody needs an extra light stand.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Fits in ThinkTank Logistics Bag

      By ironphotog

      from Chicago

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Artificial Lighting
        • Strobe Lighting
        • Weddings

        Comments about Westcott Black 8' Light Stand:

        Purchase this stand because it goes up to 8 feet, and fits in my Think Tank Logistics luggage. It is considerably lighter than other stands I own, and the diameter when collapsed is also considerably smaller. It barely takes up any space in the luggage, which is perfect. The sections do not move freely when expanding, unlike other light stands. Not sure if this will change with time but for now, it helps that the sections don't come slamming down when you loosen a knob. I put a weight at the bottom of this stand since it is so light. I think some might find it too light, or "not sturdy" which would warrant maybe 4 stars. I am giving it 5 stars because it is lightweight, compact (fits bag), and can go to 8 feet. If I remember correctly, it also boasts holding heavier items. I would not test this weight limit given how light it is. I put a Lowel light on there during wedding receptions that works fine.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great stand

        By BobD

        from Louisville, KY

        Comments about Westcott Black 8' Light Stand:

        Great stand for my needs. I use with a Westcott adjustable mount and a Canon 600EX-RT. Great price.

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        4.0

        lighttwieht and cheap

        By Juan Molina

        from Colombia

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Photography
          • Strobe Lighting

          Comments about Westcott Black 8' Light Stand:

          For strobist is perfect.Is exactly the same Smith Victor that costs U$, I think they are made in the same factory in china.

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          5.0

          Value for money. Strong, nice finish.

          By theSuda

          from Atlanta,GA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Artificial Lighting
            • Photography
            • Portraits
            • Strobe Lighting

            Comments about Westcott Black 8' Light Stand:

            I use this with small and large umbrellas and it is sturdy enough to support all major flashes along with umbrella.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Lightweight Stand

            By peter

            from Houston, Tx

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Photography

              Comments about Westcott Black 8' Light Stand:

              Use this for holding reflectors for light control. Lightweight, easy to set up and take down and small enough to fit in tripod bag. Perfect stands (2) for me.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Great stand for a low price

              By Red's Camera

              from Michigan

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Westcott Black 8' Light Stand:

                Needed a couple more stands that matched my Smith-Victor ones. These seem to be the same style and everything but for a cheaper price. You can't have too many light stands.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Exactly as Described

                By Eric LBZ

                from Long Beach, cA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Artificial Lighting
                  • Photography
                  • Portraits
                  • Weddings

                  Comments about Westcott Black 8' Light Stand:

                  Needed an inexpensive but good quality light stand. This stand will met your needs.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Really good value & price

                  By heavypaws

                  from New York State

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Artificial Lighting

                    Comments about Westcott Black 8' Light Stand:

                    The stands are for lights for my studio. I am surprised at the quality for the price. I am most pleased with them and I would recommend them to anyone; friend or not!

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Good basic light stands

                    By Wes

                    from South Carolina

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Photography
                      • Portraits
                      • Strobe Lighting
                      • Weddings

                      Comments about Westcott Black 8' Light Stand:

                      Good lightweight stands for location work. Decent construction. Not as sturdy as more expensive stands but well worth the money.

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                      4.0

                      Decent stand

                      By Noel

                      from California

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Strobe Lighting

                        Comments about Westcott Black 8' Light Stand:

                        It's a decent stand though B&H's own Impact brand is of higher quality. Still, it is good enough for speedlight work and the B&H Black Friday deal was too good to pass up.

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                        5.0

                        great stand

                        By jsolophotography

                        from San Francisco Bay Area

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Westcott Black 8' Light Stand:

                            Very solid, reasonably price, would recommend again and again.

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                            5.0

                            Very sturdy and small

                            By Jim

                            from Hudson, Ma

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable
                            • Sturdy

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Westcott Black 8' Light Stand:

                              I just needed an extra light stand to carry a speedlight and small softbox if I need it. This was perfect. It folds up into a very small and light profile for easy travel.... and it's sturdy and the price was right.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Great stand for the price

                              By Luke Donegan

                              from Victoria Australia

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent
                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                              • To Light

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoors
                              • Photography
                              • Portraits
                              • Strobe Lighting

                              Comments about Westcott Black 8' Light Stand:

                              For the price it is great! Indoor with a speedlite and a umbrella or softbox and you shouldn't have any issues! Outside and you better be ready to sandbag! Indoors I never had an issue but with a 43" octa on it even the slightest wind let it hurtle across the field. So indoors its amazing but outdoors you may want to spend a little extra for something heavier!

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                              2.0

                              Lightweight, but a little too light...

                              By lmsavannah

                              from Charleston SC

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                              • Too light

                              Best Uses

                              • Reflector

                              Comments about Westcott Black 8' Light Stand:

                              Not bad, but a little too light. I'm going to keep it and use it for holding a reflector, but it would be too light to use for holding up a moonlight.

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                              4.0

                              Good lightweight stand

                              By Sandeep D

                              from Charlotte, NC

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Artificial Lighting
                                • Photography
                                • Portraits

                                Comments about Westcott Black 8' Light Stand:

                                Very easy to carry, I can tie it to my backpack. Good choice for beginners on budget and pros who need to travel light.

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                                5.0

                                More than I expected - all I hoped for

                                By Bill

                                from Chicago, IL

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Pros

                                • Consistent
                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Good Value
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable
                                • Sturdy

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

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

                                  Comments about Westcott Black 8' Light Stand:

                                  Look - this is a $ stand. I'm giving 5 stars on that basis. I needed TWO and I was feeling especially broke... just hoping for something that would work and not break in an hour. So I held my breath and ordered them. What a nice surprise - now I see why the reviews were so good. This is an awesome stand for the price. These things are steady as can be holding my home-made lights. They extend high and (thanks to their broad adjustable footprint) are still stable! They adjust nine ways from Sunday (as Mom used to say) and so they allow me to get the lights about anywhere I need.For about $ bucks??!! Worth every penny.

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                                  5.0

                                  Good stand for lightweight lights

                                  By mg

                                  from Ann Arbor, MI

                                  About Me Photo enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact Design
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Good value
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Well designed

                                  Cons

                                  • Limited Support Capacity

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Portraits
                                  • Table-top lighting

                                  Comments about Westcott Black 8' Light Stand:

                                  I have three of these light stands. They have replaced older steel stands. The Westcott stands are lighter and collapse down to a smaller size, so are much easier to transport. They are well made and sturdy enough for my lighting equipment, which is also lightweight. They are not suitable for heavy lights. The clamping screws that hold the various sections in place work well.

                                  I use the stands to hold hot-shoe strobes with umbrellas or Lowel Ego lights.

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                                  5.0

                                  Quality stand good price

                                  By JTremp

                                  from Phoenix AZ

                                  About Me Professional Artist

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact Design
                                  • Easy To Use

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Westcott Black 8' Light Stand:

                                      Happy with the stand, great price and it works for what I need.

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                                      5.0

                                      Great value!

                                      By drvnbysound

                                      from Florida

                                      About Me Hobbyist

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Compact Design
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Highly Compatible
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • In The Studio
                                        • Speedlighting

                                        Comments about Westcott Black 8' Light Stand:

                                        I have a few of these stands now. They are lightweight, fairly durable, and pretty inexpensive. I don't know that I would recommend these for someone utilizing studio strobes and large modifiers, but it does work well with speedlights and modifiers such as a midsized softbox (e.g. Apollo) or 40-60" umbrellas.

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