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On-Stage Counterweight - 6lbs (2.7kg)

You Pay: $19.95

This On-Stage Counterweight weighs 6 lbs (2.7 kg). This solid steel counterweight slides along, and locks onto most stands and boom arms.

It fits shafts up to 7/8" (2.3 cm) and has a nylon tipped screw for a sure grip.
Unlock and reposition the counterweight according to your load.
On-Stage Counterweight - 6lbs (2.7kg)
  • One Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    On-StageCounterweight - 6lbs
     
    4.0

    (based on 9 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

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    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    • 2 Stars

       

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    75%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (3)
    • Easy to use (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Studio (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-professional (3), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (8)

      Reviewed by 9 customers

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      5.0

      Great!

      By ezra

      from NYC

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Long-Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use

        Comments about On-Stage Counterweight - 6lbs:

        Best counterweight. I use it on a light stand instead of a sandbag with smaller lights.

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        5.0

        Heavy!!

        By Monsieur Canon

        from Vancouver

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use

          Comments about On-Stage Counterweight - 6lbs:

          Does the job any self righteous counterweight would do. I'm using on 0.84" pipe so it fits well.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          3.0

          Not a universal mic stand solution

          By Sean McCoy

          from Central Point, OR

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about On-Stage Counterweight - 6lbs:

                Beware, Atlas, AKG and K & M stand users, this counterweight is virtually incompatible with all my existing hardware. It's a well-made piece and a great idea, but it would seem that mic stand hardware isn't particularly standardized, and the description should be more specific regarding what types of booms this will actually work with. I'll find a use for it, but it's far from a universal counterweight solution. A better thought out locking system would have made it more useful.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great, small size

                By Steve

                from Marietta, GA

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Artificial Lighting
                  • Photography
                  • Strobe Lighting

                  Comments about On-Stage Counterweight - 6lbs:

                  It's compact, but of sufficient weight to counter-balance a strobe with a small softbox on a 59" boom arm.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Use some creativity

                  By Dmstorm

                  from Joplin, mo

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Functionality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Balance

                    Comments about On-Stage Counterweight - 6lbs:

                    I use this to counter balance my manfrotto convertible boom, and when this weight first arrived, I was disappointed to find that the opening wasn't large enough to attach to the boom pole. However, it did fit onto the back leg of the base, which actually is a much more convenient setup for me. Use some creativity, and this will do the job.

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                    • No

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                    3.0

                    Not for everybody

                    By Todd

                    from Yardley, PA

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                    • One size does not fit all

                    Best Uses

                    • Artificial Lighting
                    • Strobe Lighting

                    Comments about On-Stage Counterweight - 6lbs:

                    When they work, they are great! They anchor my light stands nicely. However, I had a hard time getting these to wrap around the heavy duty Alien Bees stands I purchased, but eventually got around it by slightly compressing one of the legs of the stand with a wrench. These now fit on there well. Bottom line: check the diameter of your stands before purchasing!

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                    5.0

                    Solid. That stand is not going anywhere.

                    By Dan the Music Man

                    from Charleston, SC

                    About Me Semi-Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Reliable
                    • Solid

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Musical Equipment
                      • Studio

                      Comments about On-Stage Counterweight - 6lbs:

                      6 lbs of deadweight is actually a bit heavier than I thought. I bought to of these to keep overhead mics from wanting to pull the stand down. I don't think that will ever be a problem now however, my gear just got a bit heavier! I wish I had thought about picking up a pair of these sooner. Sadly they are hard to come by and should be a standard feature or option when buying mic stands.

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                      • No

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                      3.0

                      good value, but not great

                      By Colin

                      from Clearwater, FLorida, USA

                      About Me Semi-Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Small size
                      • Value

                      Cons

                      • Not Functional
                      • U channel too small

                      Best Uses

                      • Home
                      • Macro Photography
                      • Portraits
                      • Studio
                      • Traveling

                      Comments about On-Stage Counterweight - 6lbs:

                      The Good: Compact for it's weight, simple (simple is great IMO).

                      The Bad. The U-shaped center is not big enough to fit my 8 foot Matthews stands! I can put the weight on a leg, but not on the center pole. I also wish it was a bright color like the Manfrotto weights.

                      In this area, the much more expensive Manfrotto weights are superior, but then they cost a LOT more.

                      I do have one suggestion: Before your first use, put some grease on the screw before you insert it into the weight. This will improve function by reducing friction.

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                      3.0

                      Compact, inexpensive, but ...

                      By Colin

                      from Clearwater, Florida, USA

                      About Me Semi-Professional

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • General shape
                      • Value

                      Cons

                      • Not Functional
                      • Poor Design
                      • Should be brighter

                      Best Uses

                      • Portraits
                      • Studio

                      Comments about On-Stage Counterweight - 6lbs:

                      Overall, not a bad idea, but it contains one flaw.

                      Pros: Small size for a lot of weight, nice design, in that the weight is kept centered around the stand or boom arm, decently made

                      Cons: Would be better if it were brightly painted, similar to the Manfroto units.

                      Flaw: Simply put, the U-shaped slot is not large enough to fit the vertical tubes of my 8' Matthews stands! They do fit the legs, so it's OK, but it would be better if it fit the center tube, to provide more balance. It also will not fit my Manfroto boom arm. This limits it usefulness somewhat.

                      One suggestion: Place a small amount of grease on the screw before inserting it into the weight. It makes it work better and should add to the useful life of the weight, as there will be less wear and tear on the threads.

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