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Manfrotto 003 Backlight Stand, Black - Base with Spigot

You Pay: $27.99

This is a Manfrotto Backlight Stand. Mount a lighting fixture close to the floor or table with this steel stand base. This is a base and double-ended spigot only.
To order this item with the extension pole, click here.

This item replaces old catalog #3095.

Quick Set Up
  • Sets up easily in a matter of seconds
  • Folds flat
  • Very Stable
    Engineered to be stable under recommended loads
    Minimum Height 3.5" (8.9cm)
    Maximum Height 3.5" (8.9cm)
    Closed Length 12" (30.5cm)
    Footprint Diameter 23.6" (59.9cm)
    Weight 2.1 lbs (1kg)
    Maximum Load 33 lbs (15kg)
    Attachment Size 5/8" (1.6cm) stud with 1/4-20" and 3/8" threaded tips
    Accepts Wheels No
    Air Cushioned No
    Manfrotto 003 Backlight Stand, Black - Base with Spigot
  • 013 Double-ended Spigot
  • One Year Manufacturer's Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Manfrotto003 Backlight Stand, Black - Base with Spigot
     
    4.6

    (based on 21 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (16)
    • Reliable (16)
    • Easy to set up (11)
    • Durable (7)
    • Easy to use (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portraits (17)
      • Photography (10)
      • Strobe lighting (9)
      • Artificial lighting (8)
      • Studio (6)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (7), Semi-pro photographer (4), Photo enthusiast (3), Professional (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (16)

      Reviewed by 21 customers

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      4.0

      Great little light stand

      By LA Stills

      from Trenton, NJ

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Reliable

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Portraits
      • Strobe Lighting

      Comments about Manfrotto 003 Backlight Stand, Black - Base with Spigot:

      It's a great stand when you need to set a back light while shooting portraits. Opens easily and is very sturdy - the only draw back is it's a bit heavy - but don't let that keep you away.

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      4.0

      This is as low as you go

      By Behoff

      from Saratoga Springs, NY

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Artificial Lighting
        • Photography
        • Portraits

        Comments about Manfrotto 003 Backlight Stand, Black - Base with Spigot:

        I used to put my monolight on the floor when I needed it to be lower than my stands, but this gives me more flexibility while still being about as low as I will ever need.

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        5.0

        Great stand for what I needed

        By Arkansas Photographer

        from Hot Springs, AR

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Artificial Lighting
          • Photography
          • Portraits

          Comments about Manfrotto 003 Backlight Stand, Black - Base with Spigot:

          This stand works nicely to backlight my backdrops for studio photography.

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          5.0

          How low can you go?

          By Sean Kelly

          from Taos, NM

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Lightweight
          • Low Stand Low Price
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Photography
            • Portraits

            Comments about Manfrotto 003 Backlight Stand, Black - Base with Spigot:

            The lowest of the low, it pretty much sits on the ground! Compact but very sturdy. You can hide this behind someone sitting on the floor, especially if you use a battery-powered light. And the price makes it that much sweeter!

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            5.0

            Well made, Pro quality gear

            By Phil

            from Seattle

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Manfrotto 003 Backlight Stand, Black - Base with Spigot:

              This piece comes with a female 5/8" stud receptacle & with a double-ended male 5/8" stud, so it can be used as a floor-level base, with a Magic Arm, or short extension. very versatile.

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              5.0

              Great for back lighting

              By Jerry

              from Fort Worth, Texas

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Artificial Lighting
                • Photography

                Comments about Manfrotto 003 Backlight Stand, Black - Base with Spigot:

                Great stand for background lighting. Very well built. Sits very low to the ground.

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                4.0

                Great low stand

                By Dave

                from Chicago, IL

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Photography
                  • Portraits
                  • Strobe Lighting

                  Comments about Manfrotto 003 Backlight Stand, Black - Base with Spigot:

                  This is a great stand if you are looking for a stand to put on a table or to keep a strobe near the ground behind your subject.

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                  5.0

                  Great little stand

                  By TheAlchemist

                  from Arlington, MA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Photography
                    • Portraits
                    • Strobe Lighting

                    Comments about Manfrotto 003 Backlight Stand, Black - Base with Spigot:

                    This stand is well made and very low to the ground. Works great for back lights, but also for positioning lights low to the ground or for holding things on a magic arm. I have been using them with with a bracket and fork to hold white foam core pieces as reflectors or black ones as flags. Works really well.

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                    5.0

                    Exactly as promised

                    By bjd59

                    from Sierra Vista, AZ

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Lightweight
                    • Sturdy

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Artificial Lighting
                      • Photography
                      • Portraits
                      • Strobe Lighting

                      Comments about Manfrotto 003 Backlight Stand, Black - Base with Spigot:

                      Well-made and sturdy. I'm hoping to utilize this as a fill flash holder for when I shoot teams in the bright AZ sun! Should be perfect for getting the light low enough to put some light under baseball hats. It's exactly what I've been looking for! [...]Good purchase so far at leat!

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                      5.0

                      Indispensable

                      By OmLight Photography

                      from Boulder CO

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Manfrotto 003 Backlight Stand, Black - Base with Spigot:

                          Cheap, sturdy, compact when folded. Use it constantly. Just ordered two more.

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                          5.0

                          You need it for floor light

                          By Kanjigator

                          from Baltimore

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Artificial Lighting
                            • Portraits
                            • Strobe Lighting

                            Comments about Manfrotto 003 Backlight Stand, Black - Base with Spigot:

                            It is in my gadget all the time.

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                            5.0

                            Solid Base

                            By Digital Derick

                            from Germany

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent
                            • Easy Setup
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Artificial Lighting
                              • Photography
                              • Portraits
                              • Strobe Lighting

                              Comments about Manfrotto 003 Backlight Stand, Black - Base with Spigot:

                              I use this with the two below items to make a portable, compact, covert travel tripod. You can take it into places the conventional tripod isn't allowed. Also small enough to fit in a small camera bag to setup a tripod for low level shooting. Many applications that you can use this on.

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                              5.0

                              Excellent stand for mounting speedlights

                              By Rob

                              from New Rochelle, NY

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent
                              • Easy Setup
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Photography
                                • Portraits
                                • Strobe Lighting

                                Comments about Manfrotto 003 Backlight Stand, Black - Base with Spigot:

                                I use these to hold SB900's which fill in the shadows of portraits shot against green screen backdrops. They are very portable, well made and extremely convenient.

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                                4.0

                                Simple and very solid

                                By Scrivyscriv

                                from Southwest TN, USA

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy Setup
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Artificial Lighting
                                  • Strobe Lighting

                                  Comments about Manfrotto 003 Backlight Stand, Black - Base with Spigot:

                                  Very solid and extremely simple construction. There is not much that can go wrong with this stand, and it folds up easily for transport/storage. It goes well with my Manfrotto compact light stand and easily fits in Pelican 1510 & 1610 cases. It's a little heavier than I expected, since the legs are solid metal, but it's not "heavy."

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                                  4.0

                                  Stand for Manfrotto Magic Arm

                                  By Babu Rangasamy

                                  from Camp Hill, PA

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Home
                                    • Portraits
                                    • Studio
                                    • Traveling

                                    Comments about Manfrotto 003 Backlight Stand, Black - Base with Spigot:

                                    A nice stand for Manfrotto Magic Arm for light weight usage like a strobe or lighter camera.

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                                    4.0

                                    Convenient, affordable, tricky to use.

                                    By Reid

                                    from Atlanta, GA

                                    About Me Professional

                                    Verified Reviewer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                    • Poor Design

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Studio

                                    Comments about Manfrotto 003 Backlight Stand, Black - Base with Spigot:

                                    I use this for background lighting or other uses where lowest possible fixture placement is needed. Folds and stores easily, though perhaps too easily. In my experience the tripod legs can fold together at unwanted times. I sometimes resort to cable ties to keep them unfolded, which I find a bit kludgey. I would recommend it with these caveats.

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                                    4.0

                                    Great tool to have on hand.

                                    By John

                                    from Atlanta

                                    About Me Professional

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Portraits
                                      • Traveling

                                      Comments about Manfrotto 003 Backlight Stand, Black - Base with Spigot:

                                      This is a very quick, easy, inexpensive tool to keep in the lighting kit. Great for hiding a light behind a seated interviewee.

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                                      5.0

                                      Great Little Backlight Stand

                                      By Suchy (Stewart)

                                      from Vancouver BC

                                      About Me Semi-Professional

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                      • Bit short

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Home
                                      • Portraits
                                      • Studio

                                      Comments about Manfrotto 003 Backlight Stand, Black - Base with Spigot:

                                      Great little backlight stand. Portable, easy to setup, stable and super affordable.

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                                      4.0

                                      Short in stature, tall in service!

                                      By JackRack

                                      from Annapolis MD

                                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Portraits
                                        • Studio

                                        Comments about Manfrotto 003 Backlight Stand, Black - Base with Spigot:

                                        Used to hide the background illunination light. I get the effect without the stand infringing on the composition. Works well!

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                                        5.0

                                        Quality, Sturdy, Compact & Low

                                        By Photos by Jeff

                                        from Oroville, CA

                                        About Me Semi-Professional

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Reliable

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Portraits
                                          • Studio

                                          Comments about Manfrotto 003 Backlight Stand, Black - Base with Spigot:

                                          Perfect because I like to be able to Photoshop the light head and stand out and with such low profile legs it easily disappears with on stroke. Folds up nicely. probably gonna get the extension pole just because sometimes i like to have the background light up higher.

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