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Impact Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Chrome)

B&H # IMLSCT40MK Mfr # LS-CT40MK
You Pay: $144.95
Product Highlights
  • Detachable Base
  • Twist & Release Locking Legs
  • 40" Riser
  • Stand Load Capacity: 22 lb
  • 40" Grip Arm with Attached 2.5" Head
  • 2.5" Grip Head
  • 5/8" Top Stud

This Impact Master Century C Stand Kit (10.75') is comprised of a C-stand, 2.5" grip head and 40" extension arm. The stand features a patented locking mechanism that allows the legs to swing out and lock into place for easy setup and collapse flat for storage. The included extension grip arm fits neatly into the stand's removable 2.5" grip head, allowing you to offset the stand and cantilever flags, gobos or lights out of the way of the action. The stand has a low center of gravity which allows mounting of heavy equipment without tipping. The legs are perfectly shaped for saddlebag-type sandbags. The kit is also often used as a short boom.

For complete specs on the items included in this kit please click on the links below:

Chrome C-Stand
Chrome Grip Arm
2.5" Grip Head

Fold-away, twist and release locking legs.
Durable finish resists all weather conditions.
Innovative design on the Century Stand base allows individual legs to be set at any angle, and can be positioned in locations not possible with classic stands.
Ergonomic "T" shaped handles are "captive" -- they do not come off of the stand when unscrewed, preventing loss.
Each riser section has an external rubber gasket, which protects your equipment and fingers from sudden drops in stand elevation.
Minimum Height 4.75' (1.5 m)
Maximum Height 10.75' (3.3m)
Closed Length 4.75' (1.5 m)
Footprint Diameter 37" (94 cm)
Maximum Load 22 lbs (10 kg) as a stand
Attachment Size 5/8" (16 mm) male stud
Accepts Wheels No
Weight Kit: 23 lbs (10.4 kg)
Stand alone: 19.75 lb (9.0 kg)

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ImpactTurtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Chrome)
 
4.8

(based on 140 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (113)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (89)
  • Reliable (81)
  • Consistent (51)
  • Durable (31)
  • Easy to use (8)

Cons

  • Heavy (11)

Best Uses

  • Photography (74)
  • Artificial lighting (71)
  • Portraits (66)
  • Strobe lighting (55)
  • Studio (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (65), Semi-pro photographer (31), Professional (7), Photo enthusiast (5), Semi-professional (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (99)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Exceeds expectations

I thought I was just ordering simple C-stands not unlike the ones I used in film school. But once they arrived and I assembled them, I knew I had purchased some of the best...Read complete review

I thought I was just ordering simple C-stands not unlike the ones I used in film school. But once they arrived and I assembled them, I knew I had purchased some of the best C-stands out there. Super sturdy and reliable.
The grip handles are larger, and this makes using them even better. The best feature, however, is the slip-ring at the bottom for the legs. You just pull it up and let the legs swing out, into place, then release the ring and they are locked into place. How easy is that!? Plus, I used them for lighting this past week and had a 1k light attached to the arm, they are so strong and sturdy I didn't even need a counter-balance for the light. Great product.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Sticky

Yes, it's heavy, but I view that as a good thing.
Could be sturdier.

The Stand itself is good. I like the base locking mechanism for the legs. It...Read complete review

Yes, it's heavy, but I view that as a good thing.
Could be sturdier.

The Stand itself is good. I like the base locking mechanism for the legs. It really makes that portion of the set-up a breeze. Unfortunately, every second you gain from that and then some is lost when the grip heads stick... and they do stick. You need to keep a long, thick screwdriver on you at all times to pry it loose.

Like at least one other reviewer has mentioned, in the future I think I'll just get the stand alone and buy some Avenger, Manfrotto or Matthews Grips to go along with it.

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5.0

C stand virginity broken!

By Shtevo

from Canada

Comments about Impact Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Chrome):

This is my first venture into buying and using C stands. My C stand virginity well and truly broken and thankfully it feels like it's the only thing that will break. It's one hefty piece of kit.
I use mine as a boom to hold my lights. The gear heads are awesome too. Sturdy as hell! I am very happy with this kit. No regrets unlike my real virginity! Haha

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5.0

Great addition to any studio

By Shane

from Cincinnati, OH

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Set Up
  • Solid

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Artificial Lighting
    • Photography
    • Strobe Lighting

    Comments about Impact Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Chrome):

    These stands are solid and very versatile. I think it would be hard to have too many C-stands - you can always find a use for one. These ones are very well built and I'm very happy with them.

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    5.0

    Quality Product

    By Bill

    from Tucson, AZ

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Heavy Duty
    • Locking Swing Out Legs

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Photography

      Comments about Impact Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Chrome):

      Very good quality. Durable and strong. Great value for price. Consider purchasing saddle bags for extra support.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Solid Stand

      By Rob

      from Houston, TX

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Impact Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Chrome):

            Solid stand. Perfect.

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            5.0

            very strong

            By nestay

            from Toronto Ca

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up

            Cons

            • Very Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Photography
            • Portraits
            • Strobe Lighting

            Comments about Impact Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Chrome):

            very strong ! dose its job

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            • No

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            4.0

            i would buy this product again

            By EAGLEPRESS

            from NEW YORK

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Artificial Lighting
              • Photography
              • Portraits
              • Strobe Lighting

              Comments about Impact Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Chrome):

              easy to handle

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              • No

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              5.0

              Great Stand for a low price!

              By RonM93

              from San Rafael, CA

              Comments about Impact Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Chrome):

              Very sturdy! Just as solid as an Avenger Stand. A little heavy but otherwise it is perfect!!!

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              5.0

              The "Swiss Army Knife" of Film/Video

              By Pat the DoP

              from New York, New York

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Artificial Lighting

                Comments about Impact Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Chrome):

                I seem to recall reading a description (or review) of c-stands somewhere online calling them "the swiss army knife of film (or video) production.

                With a line like that, what else is there to say?

                I've had my eye on this piece of equipment for a while, and even if I am a naif when it comes to "the best c-stands," this has proven invaluable on the shoots I have been on since acquiring this item.

                It's hard to say much more about this item, which is ubiquitous, popping up on every film and video set around the world, but this is truly a modern marvel of engineering.

                Now to get a second one...

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                5.0

                Beefy

                By LavishBoudoir

                from Valdosta, GA

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Portraits
                  • Strobe Lighting

                  Comments about Impact Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Chrome):

                  This stand is super heavy duty. I may rig up some casters because it is a beast. It's beautiful in the studio. I paired it with a 60" PLM and it does just fine. It does have a pretty high minimum upright, but I suppose you could flip the arm upside down and get really low.
                  I'll be buying two more regular versions asap.

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                  5.0

                  It's a stand!

                  By Folive

                  from Boston

                  Comments about Impact Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Chrome):

                  Great stand. Works great

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                  5.0

                  Strong Like Bull!

                  By CMNtv

                  from Troy, MI

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Artificial Lighting
                    • Photography
                    • Portraits
                    • Studio

                    Comments about Impact Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Chrome):

                    Initial impression: built to last, and to break bones if dropped. HEAVY duty c-stand. Worth the price.

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                    5.0

                    Solid and substantial

                    By SoCal Thom

                    from Oceanside CA

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Solid

                    Cons

                    • Heavy

                    Best Uses

                    • Artificial Lighting
                    • Boom Poles
                    • Photography

                    Comments about Impact Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Chrome):

                    Using this C-Stand as a boom mike pole and it is absolutely rock solid. Be aware, as other reviewers have mentioned, that this stand is heavy, surprisingly so. But then again, if you're trying to hold something in place, heavy is what you want. You won't be lugging this from place to place easily. It assembles quickly, tears down just as fast. You'll probably want some sort of a (big) carrying case for this if you plan to travel with it. Highly recommended and a good value.

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                    4.0

                    A great, affordable C-Stand

                    By Brian

                    from Columbia, MO

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Artificial Lighting

                      Comments about Impact Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Chrome):

                      I use these C-Stands on a weekly basis, holding anything from Arri lights, to scrims and flags. They hold up well, don't scratch easily, and set up in a fly. Not everyone will love the locking mechanism for the feet; I love it and find it tremendously easy to work with if I only have one hand free. They're a great buy for your base line C-Stand. If you've got the money to blow on something more expensive, why not consider buying more of a solid product for a better price?

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                      5.0

                      Outstanding

                      By rich

                      from Dunbar, WV

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Easy To Set Up

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Artificial Lighting
                        • Photography

                        Comments about Impact Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Chrome):

                        This is an extremely heavy duty C-Stand. I really like the locking ring to keep the legs locked in place. Easy set up and tear down. I highly recommend this stand.

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                        5.0

                        This thing is a beast!

                        By Miketron

                        from San Antonio, Tx

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                        • Heavy

                        Best Uses

                        • Artificial Lighting
                        • Photography
                        • Portraits
                        • Strobe Lighting

                        Comments about Impact Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Chrome):

                        Love this stand! It's sturdy and has so many uses. This thing is not lightweight. I use it to hold alienbees as a boom and as a straight stand. I do recommend some sandbags if you get a longer boom. But overall this stand will last forever.

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                        4.0

                        Great Stand-Solid-Heavy

                        By YotoyImages

                        from El Paso, TX

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                        • Heavy

                        Best Uses

                        • Portraits
                        • Strobe Lighting

                        Comments about Impact Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Chrome):

                        The leg function and arm extension are the reason I selected this stand, and they don't disappoint. This stand is SOLID. I was having a hard time using a Einstein with a large Octa overhead with a normal stand and boom, it felt to sketchy. With my smaller light stand and boom arm I was always afraid the light would tilt and fall onto the subject. No worries with this C-Stand. The height is also a huge plus.

                        The only down side for me is portability. On location it's usually just me halling and setting up equipment. Not sure I'll be able to manage taking this heavy C-Stand on the road.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Works as designed, very impressive

                        By Brikkman

                        from Baltimore, MD

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Reliable
                        • Thorough

                        Cons

                        • None

                        Best Uses

                        • Artificial Lighting
                        • Photography
                        • Strobe Lighting

                        Comments about Impact Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Chrome):

                        For the price, I do not think you can beat it, but then again, this is my one and only c-stand. I was about to go with the KUPO or Avenger version before a friend of mine pointed me to this. I finally got around to buying it and MAN, its impressive. First, if you consider KUPO a leader, this matches well if not exactly. I would say the only difference is the tightner can come completely out...who cares. The locking base, nice, weight, heavy, works as advertised. Its worth every penny and more for what it is. I've only had it an hours, can't see many drawbacks as all. This thing is solid from weight to touch to design.

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                        5.0

                        Great Sturdy Light Stand.

                        By Cesar Barroso

                        from Hialeah, Florida.

                        About Me Pro Photographer

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                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Artificial Lighting
                          • Photography
                          • Portraits
                          • Strobe Lighting

                          Comments about Impact Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Chrome):

                          This is exactly what I needed in my studio to maintain a strobe straight over the head of the sitter. I could not have a light stand that would not be safe. Great purchase.

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                          5.0

                          You can't go wrong.

                          By Frock

                          from Wilmington, NC

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Photography
                            • Portraits
                            • Strobe Lighting

                            Comments about Impact Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Chrome):

                            Solid C stand that can fold up and into your closet when you need it to. Seems well made. It's kind of heavy but then again you some weight to these things.

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                            5.0

                            Very Strong

                            By 7thVictory Imaging

                            from US

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent
                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Artificial Lighting
                              • Photography
                              • Strobe Lighting

                              Comments about Impact Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Chrome):

                              Sturdy piece of equipment. Had evaluated several and settled on this one as a test. Many others will be secured.

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