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Manfrotto 5001B Nano Black Light Stand - 6.2' (1.9m)

B&H # MA5001B Mfr # 5001B
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Product Highlights
  • 5 Sections, 4 Risers
  • Lightweight Aluminum
  • Compact When Folded

This Manfrotto 5001B Nano Retractable Compact Light Stand is perfect for supporting small light fixtures on location. The stand folds down to ~19 inches, which makes it easy to fit into a location case.

Since it has five sections, support strength is maintained as the fixture is raised; most of the column remains inside the main shaft. It has a black anodized finish.

This stand replaces 001B, 3373 and 3353. It has a 5/8" top stud, topped by a 3/8" thread, which is topped by a removable 1/4"-20 threaded top.

Quick Set Up
Sets up easily in the matter of seconds
Compact
Folds back on itself to only 18.9" long
Standard Top Stud
Fitted with a 5/8" top stud with threads
Double Braced Leg Base
Provides extra stability, giving the stand more strength
Minimum Height 19.3" (49cm)
Maximum Height 6.2' (1.9 m)
Closed Length ~19" (48.3cm)
Footprint Diameter 3.3' (1 m)
Weight ~2 lbs (0.93kg)
Maximum Load 3.3 lbs (1.5kg)
Attachment Size 5/8" stud with 3/8" threaded top, 1/4"-20 threaded adapter
Accepts Wheels No
Air Cushioned No
Manfrotto 5001B Nano Black Light Stand - 6.2' (1.9m)
  • 3/8 (Euro) to 1/4-20" Male
  • One Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    Manfrotto5001B Nano Black Light Stand - 6.2' (1.9m)
     
    4.7

    (based on 224 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (168)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (47)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (198)
    • Reliable (138)
    • Easy to use (93)
    • Easy to set up (55)
    • Packs small / compresses (54)

    Cons

    • Flimsy (5)

    Best Uses

    • Portraits (91)
    • Travel (65)
    • Photography (57)
    • Weddings (54)
    • Artificial lighting (50)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (145)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (53), Semi-pro photographer (50), Photo enthusiast (42), Semi-professional (22), Professional (13)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Compact Stand

    I bought this stand because of its compactness and lightness. The stand is great for on-location work when space is a premium and/or need a stand with smaller footprint. It is also fairly...Read complete review

    I bought this stand because of its compactness and lightness. The stand is great for on-location work when space is a premium and/or need a stand with smaller footprint. It is also fairly effective as a boom as an assistant can easily hold it because it is lightweight.

    Because it is so light and compact, don't expect to load with heavy lighting equipment or accessories. Also, be aware that the stand is NOT air-cushioned, so when loosening sections they could slam down.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Returned mine

    David Hobby and Bob Krist fervently endorse this compact - but flimsy - light stand; sorry, but I can't. The basic assets of portability and compactness frustratingly overridden by jello-like stability during adjustments,...Read complete review

    David Hobby and Bob Krist fervently endorse this compact - but flimsy - light stand; sorry, but I can't. The basic assets of portability and compactness frustratingly overridden by jello-like stability during adjustments, which means waiting... and waiting for the "tensile wavering" to subside before you can continue shooting. Why make that sort of compromise, unless excessive girth the ONLY concern?

    If you barely touch your lights, or don't extend much beyond the middle range of the stand's maximum height, go for it. It's still decently constructed, with good mechanicals, but too petite to inspire much expectation at taller extension, at least with an umbrella on board. Strobe-only use may be acceptable to most.

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    2.0

    Too small for Kino Divas.

    By pulpwoody

    from Austin, TX

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Pack
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Manfrotto 5001B Nano Black Light Stand - 6.2' (1.9m):

        I bought these to work with our Kino Divas, as they fit into the case. They are small, for sure, but they are no where near sturdy enough to hold the Divas. These would be great stands for Lowel lights.

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        5.0

        Definitely what I was looking for

        By Green Vibrations Media

        from Bellflower, CA

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Pack
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Travel
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Manfrotto 5001B Nano Black Light Stand - 6.2' (1.9m):

          I had bought a couple of other brand light stands because they were supposably "lightweight"... but I ended up getting something that looked like it was sold at a toy store. There was no way I'd go on a pro shoot with those stands. So, I decided to invest in the 5001b and now the world is back in order. Definitely portable, light, and still pro looking. Thank you.

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          5.0

          Great for run and gun ENG use

          By shootER5

          from San Antonio, TX

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Pack
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Video

            Comments about Manfrotto 5001B Nano Black Light Stand - 6.2' (1.9m):

            We love these light stands for their compactness, light weight, and ease of set-up. We use a variety of Manfrotto stands, but the Nanos are the workhorses because they're so versatile.

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            5.0

            Great stand!

            By Green Planet Productions

            from Ojai, CA

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Manfrotto 5001B Nano Black Light Stand - 6.2' (1.9m):

            I was so impressed with the quality of this stand. It is a new staple in our travel gear kit.

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            5.0

            Excellent!!

            By Tyg5

            from Los Angeles, CA

            Comments about Manfrotto 5001B Nano Black Light Stand - 6.2' (1.9m):

            This stand is extremely well made and is actually pretty sturdy. I wouldn't put a light over 5 pounds on it but for smaller lights, it's perfect. It also packs up very small. The only negative is that one leg does not close flush as it hits one of the let's hinge when you're folding it back. Overall, it's an excellent, lightweight stand.

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            5.0

            Nice Light Stand

            By Peter B

            from Olney, MD

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Pack
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Manfrotto 5001B Nano Black Light Stand - 6.2' (1.9m):

              This is a well made, easy to set up light stand. It fits nicely into my tripod bag.

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              5.0

              Great stand

              By Eka

              from Melbourne

              Comments about Manfrotto 5001B Nano Black Light Stand - 6.2' (1.9m):

              Lightweight and small.

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              5.0

              Perfect portable stand for speedlite.

              By Guhl

              from Austin, TX

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Pack
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Manfrotto 5001B Nano Black Light Stand - 6.2' (1.9m):

                I'm only 5' tall and like to travel light while shooting outdoors. This is a small, lightweight stand which folds down very small and compact yet expands quickly and easily. I use it for shooting outdoors with the 580exII as fill flash off-camera. I have not put a modifier on it other than a foam bounce card 5x7", and with that it's very stable and (naturally) didn't need a sandbag even on a windy day. I keep it extended, just closing up the legs when moving from one spot to another and it's a breeze. I've loved all my Manfrotto stands! I have various sizes and shoot in the studio, too.

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                5.0

                handy and small

                By shutterbug

                from Canada

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Pack
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Indoor Portrait

                Comments about Manfrotto 5001B Nano Black Light Stand - 6.2' (1.9m):

                I was looking for a setup to extend my flash beyond arms length and to get both my hands back on the camera. Stores just about anywhere along with the accompanying Westcott collapsible umbrella I bought at the same time.

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                5.0

                My favorite stand by far

                By Andrew

                from Minneapolis

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Pros

                • Easy To Pack
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Video

                  Comments about Manfrotto 5001B Nano Black Light Stand - 6.2' (1.9m):

                  I have used many light stands over my career as a video storyteller and this one is my all-time favorite stands. It's sturdy and built well. Most importantly, I can fit 3 stands in a carry-on bag, plus 3 LED lights and that is really important to me so I don't have to ship lights and risk breaking the bulbs when I travel. Most other stands will not break down and fit into an official carry-on bag, which is typically 22" x 14" x 9". You simply can't beat the price as well. It's a no-brainer purchase to me.

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                  5.0

                  Ideal for traveling light !

                  By Carlos Gascon

                  from San Miguel de Allende Mexico

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Pack
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Travel
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Manfrotto 5001B Nano Black Light Stand - 6.2' (1.9m):

                    Excelente for travel, very light and small enough to fit my "carry on" and it´s a manfrotto !

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                    5.0

                    Solid construction, compact yet heavy

                    By Nico

                    from San Jose, CA

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Pack
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Reliable
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Manfrotto 5001B Nano Black Light Stand - 6.2' (1.9m):

                        Rock solid, can safely hold any flash+modifier or even a lighter strobe (think Alien Bees size/weight). It can be called a "portable" stand because it folds pretty compact, but it is NOT lightweight! It weighs about as much as a solid non-carbon tripod.

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                        5.0

                        Sturdier than it look

                        By Hoan

                        from Torrington, CT

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Pack
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Travel
                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about Manfrotto 5001B Nano Black Light Stand - 6.2' (1.9m):

                          I bought this light stand so I can take it on a plane to go a friend wedding. I am use to 9-10 ft heavy duty stand so I wasn't sure if I would like this smaller/lighter stand but I do need something that fit into my carry on bag with no issue. Yes, this is not a heavy duty stand that you can put 3 flashes/large umbrella on it and expect it to stand up to hurricane force. But if you want to put a small flash on it for indoor work, the wide and low base of the stand make it pretty sturdy and unobtrusive to passerby. It is a little pricy compare to a normal stand but I'm really loving its compactness. Even when I don't fly,I love how I can just stick this onto my bag and be on my way.

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                          4.0

                          Works as advertised

                          By Bikeguy

                          from New York City

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Pack
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Mounting A Flash

                            Comments about Manfrotto 5001B Nano Black Light Stand - 6.2' (1.9m):

                            This is an excellent stand for its portability, size and weight. It certainly isn't as sturdy as others but does just fine under controlled conditions.

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                            5.0

                            Highly Portable

                            By PG

                            from S CA

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Pack
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Travel

                              Comments about Manfrotto 5001B Nano Black Light Stand - 6.2' (1.9m):

                              Nice stand for traveling. Only 19" when folded it fits nicely in my carry on. As far as useable height it goes from 19 - 74".

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                              5.0

                              Great Product

                              By KPT2020

                              from Boston

                              Comments about Manfrotto 5001B Nano Black Light Stand - 6.2' (1.9m):

                              Functions as advertised. Very compact and light, but provides a stable platform

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                              4.0

                              compact, sturdy and versatile

                              By Rick

                              from NYC

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Pack
                              • Easy to Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Sports/Action
                                • Travel
                                • Weddings/Events
                                • Wildlife Photos

                                Comments about Manfrotto 5001B Nano Black Light Stand - 6.2' (1.9m):

                                This is a great stand for location or studio. When I need to get in close on a set,or near the tripod I put the legs flat on the floor so no tripping. The smaller size when folded means I can throw it in my backpack or small case. Great for Speedlights or other compact flashes.

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                                4.0

                                Best-Kept Secret For Field Recording

                                By Steve

                                from Los Angeles, CA

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Professional Recording

                                  Comments about Manfrotto 5001B Nano Black Light Stand - 6.2' (1.9m):

                                  This is a very lightweight and nimble stand, and perfect for field recording. I love using it with my M/S rig - one can walk around town compactly, and easy drop the stand and be rolling within a few seconds. It's so small in fact that it fits (with ample room amongst the foam cutouts!) inside my Pelican 1600 case, which already holds the M/S rig. I am amazed that I can literally pack up the entire recording rig into a singular case, stand and all. It's sort of mind-boggling. It is also geared more for outdoor and extra-cirrucular use with its 3-leg reinfored tripod layout compared to most mic stands whose layout is only viable in a level and controlled studio enviroment.

                                  My issue with the one I had though is it appears one of the rubber bumpers just fell off - no residual adhesive or anything, the others don't budge, so possibly a workmanship defect. Apparently even under warranty it takes them 2 weeks round trip for such a small repair (that's if the part is in stock), about 3-4 weeks if you're not near the reapir facility. So I unfortunately have to dock it one star because of this defect.

                                  Overall though it is a solid stand and I will definitely be getting more in the future - hopefully without any rubber bumpers falling off!

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                                  5.0

                                  Good pairing with Ice Light

                                  By Hidden Story

                                  from Calgary, AB

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Manfrotto 5001B Nano Black Light Stand - 6.2' (1.9m):

                                      I bought this because I needed a lightweight light stand that I can carry around in a tripod bag to hold an Ice Light. This works great. Collapses small and extends high enough to light someone with the Ice Light. I could probably even put one of my other LEDs on it. No complaints.

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                                      5.0

                                      Good light duty stand

                                      By Nisii Art

                                      from Arkansas & Alaska

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Attaches Securely
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Manfrotto 5001B Nano Black Light Stand - 6.2' (1.9m):

                                          This stand light duty so do not expect it to hold 50 lbs. of lights but is good for holdly my speed lights on location. If the ground is uneven or there is wind I might recommend a sand bag or something to assure it does not fall over. My big concern when buying this was that it was small enough to fit when collapsed to fit in my backpack and it does that very well.

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