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Bowens 10' Compact Light Stand (Black)

B&H # BOCLSB Mfr # BW-6610
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You Pay: $58.00

Bowens Compact Light Stands represent exceptional value for money. Constructed from black anodized aluminum for a sturdy, attractive and non-reflective appearance, Bowens stands feature high-quality aluminum locking clasps, rather than plastic used by some other brands.

This stand rises to a maximum height of 10' (305 cm) and collapses down to 33.85" (86 cm).

Ultimate stability and maximum safety
Minimum Height 32.6" (83 cm)
Maximum Height 10' (305 cm)
Closed Length 33.85" (86 cm)
Footprint Diameter Not Specified by Manufacturer
Weight 3.75 lbs (1.7 kg)
Maximum Load Not Specified by Manufacturer
Attachment Size Baby (5/8")
Accepts Wheels Not Specified by Manufacturer
Air Cushioned No
Bowens 10' Compact Light Stand (Black)
  • One Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    Bowens10' Compact Light Stand (Black)
     
    4.7

    (based on 17 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (12)
    • Easy to set up (10)
    • Reliable (9)
    • Consistent (4)
    • Easy to use (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Photography (11)
      • Portraits (9)
      • Strobe lighting (9)
      • Artificial lighting (5)
      • Weddings (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (11)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (10), Professional (3)

      Reviewed by 17 customers

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      5.0

      Great lightweight light stand!

      By ignitedphoto

      from Howe

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Artificial Lighting
        • Photography
        • Portraits
        • Strobe Lighting

        Comments about Bowens 10' Compact Light Stand (Black):

        I have 3 of these, great light stands for the money!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Sturdy affordable option

        By JD

        from Pennsylvania

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Easy To Set Up

        Cons

        • Heavier

        Best Uses

        • Photography
        • Portraits
        • Strobe Lighting
        • Weddings

        Comments about Bowens 10' Compact Light Stand (Black):

        Used them days after they arrived and are a great step up from my old flimsy stands. The wide base makes them sturdier at full extension and are still a managable closed length. Some say lightweight, their not, but their also not heavy. Just the weight of a solid piece of equipment.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great product here!

        By Photografather

        from Las Vegas

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Photography

          Comments about Bowens 10' Compact Light Stand (Black):

          Great stand- I use this sometimes fully extended, even outdoors. Put some sandbags on the bottom and have no fears of wind!

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          • No

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          5.0

          Bullet proof!!

          By ignited Photography

          from Howell, MI

          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 Bowens 10' Compact Light Stand (Black):

            Great bullet proof, light weight light stand.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Solid Light Stand

            By Lisa

            from North Carolina

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Photography
              • Strobe Lighting
              • Weddings

              Comments about Bowens 10' Compact Light Stand (Black):

              Solid light stand for shooting with off camera flash. Easy and quick to set up without worry of tipping over. Make sure you have fitting for 5/8 thread top.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Nice, sturdy stand

              By Laura

              from Brooklyn Park, MN

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Photography

                Comments about Bowens 10' Compact Light Stand (Black):

                I ordered several more of these sturdy, easy to extend light stands after using my first two for a year. The extender knobs are easy to turn and hold the extended poles securely in place. The poles extend smoothly. They are easy to collapse and fold up for storage. The black finish is still in good shape despite being thrown into a stand bag and carried with other stands. I use these stands primarily to hold speedlites and umbrellas (requires umbrella adaptor and cold shoe for the flash), and they have worked well for that.

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                5.0

                Great Light Duty Stand

                By Caribbean Joe

                from Naples, FL

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Photography
                  • Portraits
                  • Strobe Lighting

                  Comments about Bowens 10' Compact Light Stand (Black):

                  I already had two of these that came in a kit. I upgraded the light stands and now have three of these - a matched set - for my 10x20' backgrounds. This third stand supports the middle of my two cross bars (to hand the background 20' wide).

                  It's also a great light stand when needed, but it is a bit lightweight and I've had two occasions where the wind has blown the stand with a soft box on it over even with 7lbs of counter weight.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Great Value

                  By Sarge

                  from Cape Coral, FL

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Bowens 10' Compact Light Stand (Black):

                  This is a great value if you're looking for an inexpensive stand. I ordered three to use under light duty and they perform great! While they are not "heavy duty", don't forget the price point. If you're looking for heavy duty, be prepared to pay the price. If light duty (but sturdy) will fit the bill, buy these!

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Good stands at a good price

                  By Steve K

                  from West Caldwell, NJ

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Artificial Lighting
                    • Photography
                    • Portraits
                    • Strobe Lighting

                    Comments about Bowens 10' Compact Light Stand (Black):

                    I used all 10 feet of this stand on the 1st day, and it worked very well. [...] these stands are an extremely good value.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Best Light Mic Stand For Live Music

                    By Al

                    from Normal, Illinois

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Bowens 10' Compact Light Stand (Black):

                        I use this for my Mic's at clubs,bars,and arenas. It's very sturdy, well made, with a great clamping mechanism. I think this stand is the best value for the money, and I looked high and low on the internet.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Sturdy and solid, yet ultra portable

                        By Davey

                        from Brooklyn, NY

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Easy Setup
                        • Lightweight
                        • Portable
                        • Solid metal construction
                        • Stable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Location work
                          • Photography
                          • Portraits
                          • Strobe Lighting

                          Comments about Bowens 10' Compact Light Stand (Black):

                          This isn't a Manfrotto or Avenger, but for the price you can't ask for much more -- solid aluminum construction. Easily supports my Gemini Pro Monolights, although you may want to throw sandbags on them for extra stability.

                          I use four of these and appreciate their compactness and portability for my location works.

                          There are limitations -- I wouldn't even consider putting a boom arm on one of these, nor my Bowens Octo 150 5' Umbrella Softbox. I have a heavy duty Avenger stand for that.

                          However, for using basic monolights with a brolly, standard softbox or reflectors attached, you can't go wrong.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          excellent for the price

                          By ShutterThugg

                          from Snowshoe, WV

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy Setup
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about Bowens 10' Compact Light Stand (Black):

                            I've used this on location twice and it worked great. sturdy build quality! I've used a 28" softbox and a 60" umbrella on it. My only qualm is that after the 1st session, the largest tube now has a noticeable "stick" when expanding.

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                            5.0

                            Great Value

                            By Aaron the Swiss Army Knife

                            from Eugene, OR

                            About Me Professional

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Studio
                              • Traveling

                              Comments about Bowens 10' Compact Light Stand (Black):

                              Perfect for tweenies and inkies. Very sturdy, particularly the clasps. Which anyone who has purchased cheap stands knows, typically go first. I will definitely be buying more of these.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Good Value

                              By WRS_Photo

                              from New Jersey Beaches

                              About Me Professional

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Everyday use
                                • Portraits
                                • Studio
                                • Traveling

                                Comments about Bowens 10' Compact Light Stand (Black):

                                I love the big easy knobs that make it super easy to fasten and position the lights where you want them. The Aluminum clamps are a nice feature. These stands are a rock solid value.

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                                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Very nice medium duty stand

                                By Allen

                                from Tucson, AZ

                                About Me Semi-Professional

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Bowens 10' Compact Light Stand (Black):

                                    These are definitely some nice stands. For basic speedlite duty they will be more that sturdy enough and should be able to handle a medium to largish softbox with ease. Construction/finish quality is superb. Sections slide with a very precision feel and the aluminum, not plastic, section clamps hold secure without having to over-tighten. The legs unfold very easily, unlike some of the other stands that I have looked at which seemed to stick and were kind of a pain.

                                    I couldn't find a footprint spec so, with the legs fully extended, I measured from the end of one of the legs to the center of the post and came up with 22" for a 44" diameter. I don't know if that's how they are officially measured for spec's, but it should give you an idea of the actual footprint.

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                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    perfect for on the go

                                    By island girl

                                    from hawaii

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact
                                    • Durable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Bowens 10' Compact Light Stand (Black):

                                        This 10' stand is perfect for on the go shoots. It is nicely compact (compared to most stands) and works well for both our 650's & 250's. It is nice & light as well. For most shoots we are doing the 10' ft height limit works just fine.

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                                        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Very nice location stand

                                        By mbrakes

                                        from Oslo, Norway

                                        About Me Professional

                                        Verified Reviewer

                                        Pros

                                        • Compact when retracted
                                        • Tall enough when extended

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Location

                                          Comments about Bowens 10' Compact Light Stand (Black):

                                          I use these stands for location lighting - they were the sturdiest and largest stands I could find that would fit inside my Tamrac 661 medium rolling studio case and still extend high enough for lighting standing people. Quality is on a par with Manfrotto stands I have used.

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