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Manfrotto 1005BAC Alu Ranker Light Stand, Air Cushioned - 9' (Black)

B&H # MA1005BAC Mfr # 1005BAC
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Product Highlights
  • Quick Stack System
  • 3 Sections, 2 Risers
  • Removable Reversible Spigot

The Manfrotto 1005BAC Alu Ranker Light Stand, Air Cushioned - 9' (Black) is a black anodized air cushioned aluminum stand that rises to a maximum of 9' (2.7 m). This stand is an updated version of the old "Stacker" series.

With the patented Quick Stack System (QSS) portability is enhanced. Connecting the stands together saves a lot of room while storing them in the studio or location case.

The 1005BAC Ranker features a removable, reversible spigot for added fixture mounting versatility.

Air Cushioned
Air cushioning prevents damage to fingers and equipment if you forget to fully tighten the stand sections
Removable Spigot
  • Accepts light fixtures that have a 5/8" receptor or stud
  • One end of spigot has 1/4"-20 thread
  • Other spigot end has 3/8" thread
  • Strong
    At minimum height, it will safely support a load of 22 lbs (10kg)
    Minimum Height 3.9' (1.2 m)
    Maximum Height 8.95' (2.7 m)
    Closed Length 41.14" (1.045 m) with removable stud
    Footprint Diameter 41.73" (1.05 m)
    Weight 4.5 lbs (2.2 kg)
    Maximum Load 22 lbs (10 kg)
    Attachment Size 5/8" (16 mm) Baby receptor
    Air Cushioned Yes
    Accepts Wheels No
    Manfrotto 1005BAC Alu Ranker Light Stand, Air Cushioned - 9' (Black)
  • 013 Double-ended Spigot
  • One Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    Manfrotto1005BAC Alu Ranker Light Stand, Air Cushioned - 9' (Black)
     
    4.7

    (based on 41 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (31)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (25)
    • Lightweight (21)
    • Reliable (19)
    • Durable (18)
    • Professional quality (8)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portraits (21)
      • Studio (8)
      • Photography (7)
      • Strobe lighting (7)
      • General purpose (6)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (33)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (8), Photo enthusiast (7), Semi-professional (7), Pro photographer (6), Enthusiast (5)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great stand, super durable!

      This was the first Manfrotto product that I have ever bought and I must say that I'm surprised of the value of this stand. I bought a pair to use to hold up studio...Read complete review

      This was the first Manfrotto product that I have ever bought and I must say that I'm surprised of the value of this stand. I bought a pair to use to hold up studio strobes. They are strong, sturdy, and the air cushion is very smooth. They fold flat and have a locking system on each one so they can be locked into each other for easy transport.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Weak Link Ruins Stand

      I am a professional photographer shooting for weddings and commercial assignments. Manfrotto is always an excellent bet, except for here it seems. There is a tiny clip attached to the stand by two...Read complete review

      I am a professional photographer shooting for weddings and commercial assignments. Manfrotto is always an excellent bet, except for here it seems. There is a tiny clip attached to the stand by two really weak pins. Turning that clip/lever is supposed to allow you to tighten/loosen the legs. The pins holding the clip on snapped the third time I used it (I had to find a pair of pliers to get it down and back home). The second stand I bought, the pins have yet to snap, however, the pins are attached to a screw/nut system, so that instead of tightening or loosening the legs, it simply turns the whole screw around in the hole. It's clearly a new design they were trying that has failed. Go with a stand that has the traditional knobs to tighten or loosen the legs.

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      5.0

      Like a Rock

      By JerryJ

      from Kennewick, WA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Portraits

        Comments about Manfrotto 1005BAC Alu Ranker Light Stand, Air Cushioned - 9' (Black):

        Solidly built and I love the way they stack. I bought two and will probably kick myself eventually for not buying the 3-pack.

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        5.0

        Great stand, as expected from Manfrotto

        By Andrew

        from Spring Lake Park, MN

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Bulky

        Best Uses

        • Fill Flash
        • General Use
        • Portraits

        Comments about Manfrotto 1005BAC Alu Ranker Light Stand, Air Cushioned - 9' (Black):

        I haven't used light stands much yet, but this one seems pretty good. Everything functions as it should, the knobs are smooth, and the air cushioning works well so that the post doesn't just drop as soon as it is loosened. Manfrotto's flat folding feature is also very nice, as if you have more than one light stand, they will all clip together for easy transporting and compact storage.

        The only drawback in my opinion is that it only compacts down to about 3 feet tall or so, but that likely comes hand-in-hand with a max height of 9 feet. If it had 4 sections instead of 3, it would likely be less stable, especially at it's full height. I also don't feel that it's enough of a con to take off a star, so I still give it 5 stars.

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        4.0

        Well made solid light stand.

        By PabloH3

        from MD

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Reliable
        • Well Designed

        Cons

        • Could Be A Bit Taller
        • Expensive

        Best Uses

        • General Use

        Comments about Manfrotto 1005BAC Alu Ranker Light Stand, Air Cushioned - 9' (Black):

        I'm a semi-pro photographer using the Manfrotto stand for location shoots. This is the second one I bought. I like the fact that it collapses to a flat profile and I can click two or more together to keep them from rolling around the trunk of my car.
        I also like the metal lever bolt that sets up the legs. The remaining hardware is a cut above the average light stand.
        Wjile the Manfrotto is a bit more expensive that some lesser made stands, the hardware is likely to hold up much better and will be worth the price in the long run.

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        5.0

        Manfrotto 9' air cushioned light stand

        By Ed

        from Philadelphia,PA

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Photojournalism
          • Portraits

          Comments about Manfrotto 1005BAC Alu Ranker Light Stand, Air Cushioned - 9' (Black):

          I purchased this light stand in order to shoot a series of photos on a staircase. The 9 ft Monfrotto gave me the height I needed to to perfectly illuminate the subjects. The new stand is compact, sturdy and travels well.

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          5.0

          Really sturdy stand

          By molly

          from Orcutt, CA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

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            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Manfrotto 1005BAC Alu Ranker Light Stand, Air Cushioned - 9' (Black):

                This is a really sturdy, well made light stand. It opens and folds easily, and when extended easily and safely supports my speedlight with bracket and softbox. I would definitely recommend it to others for their lighting needs.

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                4.0

                great stand

                By juan liz

                from Antioch

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Manfrotto 1005BAC Alu Ranker Light Stand, Air Cushioned - 9' (Black):

                  its great product strong and stable....

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                  5.0

                  Sturdy

                  By RL DC

                  from Washington, DC

                  About Me Professional Artist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Highly Compatible
                  • Professional Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • In The Studio

                    Comments about Manfrotto 1005BAC Alu Ranker Light Stand, Air Cushioned - 9' (Black):

                    Great stand. I use this with a AB 800 and a 56" umbrella and it's perfect.

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                    4.0

                    Works well.

                    By JerryG

                    from Hamilton, NJ

                    About Me Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Highly Compatible
                    • Lightweight
                    • Professional Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • In The Studio

                      Comments about Manfrotto 1005BAC Alu Ranker Light Stand, Air Cushioned - 9' (Black):

                      I purchased this stand to support a 3-pound studio-light plus modifier (1-4 pounds)in my home studio.

                      It's more than up to the job, feels very stable, and is easy to set up. The locks and adjustments are smooth, easy, and generally well designed. The air-cusion is a nice "peace-of-mind" extra, which doesn't seem to add much cost.

                      I question what the user who criticized the small size of the base-clamp was trying to do with it. This thing clamps solidly with a gentle two-finger twist. No need for anything more, and no need at all for a heavier clamping lever.

                      Not sure this would be so good for outdoor use. The ideal place for sandbags is as far from the center pole as possible, but those steeply angled legs complicate that placement. Also, I wish it collapsed about 6" shorter than it does. At 42" it rules out a lot of carrying-bags. These are minor complaints for my use, and I plan to buy more of the same.

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                      4.0

                      Good quality

                      By Fred.D

                      from Dallas,TX

                      About Me Professional Artist

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Highly Compatible
                      • Improves Performance
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Complex Projects

                        Comments about Manfrotto 1005BAC Alu Ranker Light Stand, Air Cushioned - 9' (Black):

                        Light, stiff, easy to fold. Like it

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                        5.0

                        Very nice Light Stands!

                        By Raamo

                        from Minnesota

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Professional Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Manfrotto 1005BAC Alu Ranker Light Stand, Air Cushioned - 9' (Black):

                            I bought these to go with Alien Bees and I really like them so far, especially the interlocking feature.

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                            4.0

                            Get the 1004BAC instead for extra height

                            By motionblur

                            from Oslo, Norway

                            About Me professional photographer

                            Pros

                            • Compact Design
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Professional Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Manfrotto 1005BAC Alu Ranker Light Stand, Air Cushioned - 9' (Black):

                                Excellent location stands - but I mistakenly ordered the 1005BAC instead of the 1004BAC when I needed an extra stand. Will not repeat that mistake now, finally learned the difference the hard way. The 1005 seems a bit pointless, really, unless you really need the exchangeable spigot feature, as you otherwise sacrifice one extra section extension against the spigot. I would prefer the extra height of the 1004BAC Master stand anytime. Otherwise these stands are identical. I love them for their compact travel size when stacked, added safety of air cushion, and price/quality ratio. The 1004 BAC (not the 1005BAC) is the best location stand I have found so far.

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                                5.0

                                super light stands

                                By ryan hendrix

                                from wichita, kansas

                                Pros

                                • Compact Design
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Highly Compatible
                                • Improves Performance
                                • Lightweight
                                • Professional Quality

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Manfrotto 1005BAC Alu Ranker Light Stand, Air Cushioned - 9' (Black):

                                    i have owned sixteen of manfrotto's baby lightweight series interlocking light stands (12', 9', 4') for a few years now and i absolutely love them. reliable, extremely lightweight, durable, affordable, and incredibly simple to expand/collapse. for travel, i stack four together as a unit and they fit perfectly in hakuba's 200, 300 and 400 series light stand bags. imo, these should be manfrotto's flagship series light stands for standard weight flash heads.

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                                    5.0

                                    Rock solid

                                    By World Traveler

                                    from Canada

                                    About Me Hobbyist

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact Design
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Highly Compatible
                                    • Professional Quality

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Complex Projects
                                      • In The Studio

                                      Comments about Manfrotto 1005BAC Alu Ranker Light Stand, Air Cushioned - 9' (Black):

                                      Very sturdy stands!

                                      In particular, the "Ranker" feature is a must have. Make the the stands very compact and easy to transport/store.

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                                      5.0

                                      Great Light Stand

                                      By r2geek

                                      from Pasadena, TX

                                      About Me Hobbyist

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Professional Quality

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • In The Studio

                                        Comments about Manfrotto 1005BAC Alu Ranker Light Stand, Air Cushioned - 9' (Black):

                                        Holds monolight very well, even with 7 foot umbrella or 4x6 softbox. Air cushioned is icing on the cake. What makes this stand even better is when you transport. The stands lock together and make location photgraphy so much easier

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                                        5.0

                                        Great light stand at a reasonable price

                                        By Chiaroscuro

                                        from Scotts Valley, CA

                                        About Me Hobbyist

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Compact Design
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Professional Quality

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • In the field
                                          • In The Studio

                                          Comments about Manfrotto 1005BAC Alu Ranker Light Stand, Air Cushioned - 9' (Black):

                                          I use this stand for a remote flash unit, but it can hold up to 22 lbs. It has the quality and ease of operation that I have come to expect from Manfrotto. The stackable feature for mulitple stands is a great idea.

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                                          5.0

                                          The best light stands I have used

                                          By Gizmo

                                          from Phoenix, AZ

                                          About Me Pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Durable
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Long-Lasting

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Manfrotto 1005BAC Alu Ranker Light Stand, Air Cushioned - 9' (Black):

                                              For studio strobes with large soft boxes. These stands are well made and support the added weight of large soft boxes installed on my flash heads. The air cushion feature is well worth having.

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                                              4.0

                                              Worth the Money

                                              By Scout

                                              from Phoenix

                                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Lightweight

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Indoors
                                                • Portraits

                                                Comments about Manfrotto 1005BAC Alu Ranker Light Stand, Air Cushioned - 9' (Black):

                                                I have 3 of these stands and I really like the way they stack and transport. They provide a solid base for moonlights and up to medium sized soft boxes in studio settings.The only reservation I have is the tab used to tighten the legs. While it hasn't broken yet it feels like the weakest point of the stand. Having said that I highly recommend them

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                                                5.0

                                                What I Expected From Manfrotto

                                                By Denny

                                                from Chicago, IL

                                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Attach Securely
                                                • Durable
                                                • Long-Lasting

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • General Use

                                                  Comments about Manfrotto 1005BAC Alu Ranker Light Stand, Air Cushioned - 9' (Black):

                                                  A very stable and heavy duty light stand.

                                                  I have used, and have been very happy with Manfrotto products for years as I worked in a photo studio. Now that I am on my own as a freelancer, buying Manfrotto just makes sense and I am never disappointed.

                                                  I am glad I went with this model for my strobe and soft box needs. The load capacity of 22lbs vs the 11lb models really shows up in the thickness and stability of the stem.

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Perfectly suits my needs

                                                  By Jaymo54

                                                  from Rochester, NY

                                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Durable
                                                  • Easy To Use
                                                  • Lightweight

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Fill Flash
                                                    • General Use
                                                    • Night Photography
                                                    • Portraits

                                                    Comments about Manfrotto 1005BAC Alu Ranker Light Stand, Air Cushioned - 9' (Black):

                                                    I saw Mark Wallace's reviews of these and went ahead and purchased them and am very satisfied with my purchase. I am going to add a few more to my setup.

                                                    Very easy to set up, very well made, they stack flat. There is nothing not to like.

                                                    Sturdy enough for my needs at home or on location.

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Perfect

                                                    By stclairc

                                                    from Leawood, KS

                                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Easy To Set Up
                                                    • Reliable

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Artificial Lighting
                                                      • Photography
                                                      • Portraits
                                                      • Strobe Lighting

                                                      Comments about Manfrotto 1005BAC Alu Ranker Light Stand, Air Cushioned - 9' (Black):

                                                      This is the second ranker light stand I've purchased and it works flawlessly, just like the first. Solid, easy to use.

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