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Manfrotto 1005BAC-3 Alu Ranker Light Stand Pack of 3 - 9' (2.7m)

B&H # MA1005BAC3 Mfr # 1005BAC-3
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Product Highlights
  • Black, Air Cushioned
  • Quick Stack System
  • 3 Sections, 2 Risers
  • Removable Reversible Spigot

The Manfrotto 1005BAC-3 9' Alu Ranker Stand Pack of 3 consists of 3 black anodized air cushioned aluminum stands that rise to a maximum of 9' (2.7 m). The 1005BAC 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.

Each 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, each stand 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-3 Alu Ranker Light Stand Pack of 3 - 9' (2.7m)
  • 3 x 1005BAC Alu Ranker Light Stand, Air Cushioned - 9' (Black)
  • One Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    Manfrotto1005BAC-3 Alu Ranker Light Stand Pack of 3 - 9' (2.7m)
     
    4.7

    (based on 35 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (25)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (20)
    • Durable (15)
    • Lightweight (15)
    • Easy to set up (7)
    • Professional quality (7)

    Cons

    • Heavy (3)

    Best Uses

    • Portraits (12)
    • General purpose (8)
    • Artificial lighting (5)
    • In the studio (5)
    • Strobe lighting (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (16), Photo enthusiast (5), Business owner (3), Enthusiast (3), Semi-pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    Reviewed by 35 customers

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    5.0

    Fantastic Light Stands

    By Budman 49

    from New Smyrna Beach, Fl

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • none

    Best Uses

    • General Use
    • Strobes With Accessories

    Comments about Manfrotto 1005BAC-3 Alu Ranker Light Stand Pack of 3 - 9' (2.7m):

    The three stands can be stacked (and locked) together. The design allows for release by simply pushing a button. They are heavy duty stands but lightweight. I was impressed by the diameter of the stands. I set up one stand with a 32x48" soft box and 1600 white Lightning, the second stand had another 1600 on it. The stands handled the load with no problem.

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    4.0

    Great for my needs.

    By TR.Martin Designs

    from Asutin, Texa

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

      Comments about Manfrotto 1005BAC-3 Alu Ranker Light Stand Pack of 3 - 9' (2.7m):

      I really like the stacking capabilities of these stands, a nice surprise was the fact the 9' and 12' stands can all stack together. I was not expecting this, I figured only like sizes would stack, kudos to the manfrotto engineering team. The construction is normal Manfrotto bullet proof but with that durability comes weight which is my reason for 4 stars instead of 5.

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      5.0

      Ideal stands for travel and storage.

      By Dan

      from New York

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Manfrotto 1005BAC-3 Alu Ranker Light Stand Pack of 3 - 9' (2.7m):

          I use these for setting up on location on a daily basis. Very sturdy and I like how the fold up and snap together. I was expecting much less for the price of all three together. Pleasantly surprised.

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          5.0

          Great stands for many uses!

          By Shooter's Advocate

          from Conway, SC

          About Me Business Owner, Photography student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • In The Studio
            • On Location
            • Outdoors

            Comments about Manfrotto 1005BAC-3 Alu Ranker Light Stand Pack of 3 - 9' (2.7m):

            Used for holding Speedlites, soft boxes, umbrellas, backdrops, reflectors, etc. Built tough & looks to be well made! I have only used them for a short period of time but I can almost bet they will last me a long time!

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            5.0

            Very good! Excellent design!

            By Toni

            from San Juan, Puerto Rico

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Professional Quality
            • Stable
            • Sturdy

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • In The Studio
            • On Site Photography

            Comments about Manfrotto 1005BAC-3 Alu Ranker Light Stand Pack of 3 - 9' (2.7m):

            They are very strong, stable and light. I can load them with my heaviest studio lights and accesories and they stay stable. They extend high enough for highlighting hair,or doing some special effects. Paradoxically they are also light, so they are easy to carry along. Besides, they can be stacked together(several of them), flat, with a built-in clip which is fantastic and carry to the field or keep them in a tight space (excellent design!). The air cushioned system is good but I have seen stronger and much safer air-cushioning systems stands for heavier lights. Overall, I love them!

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            5.0

            solid, convinient

            By KOPHOTO

            from Brooklyn, NY

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use
            • Professional Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Interior Location

              Comments about Manfrotto 1005BAC-3 Alu Ranker Light Stand Pack of 3 - 9' (2.7m):

              Solid stands. Good height-to-strength ratio and handy removable/reversible stud. Stacking feature is great space-saver and makes transportation easy.

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              4.0

              Seem to be durable..But they're heavy!

              By 1gr81

              from NC

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Seem Durable

              Cons

              • 3 Are Heavy Together
              • Large ~~"~footprint~~"~

              Best Uses

                Comments about Manfrotto 1005BAC-3 Alu Ranker Light Stand Pack of 3 - 9' (2.7m):

                I really like the engineering that allows these stands to interlock for storage and transport...but three together can be a bit heavy. The legs seem to be a little "tricky and sticky" to fold and unfold. I am hoping with familiarity and practice, this will be overcome.

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                5.0

                Great stands, great price

                By dave

                from edmonton, ab

                About Me Business Owner

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Improves Performance
                • Professional Quality

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Complex Projects
                • In The Studio

                Comments about Manfrotto 1005BAC-3 Alu Ranker Light Stand Pack of 3 - 9' (2.7m):

                Love em'

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                5.0

                Nice stands

                By tapesit

                from USA

                About Me Business Owner

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Professional Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Manfrotto 1005BAC-3 Alu Ranker Light Stand Pack of 3 - 9' (2.7m):

                    Nice stands

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                    5.0

                    Sweet Stands

                    By Mike D.

                    from Newport Beach, CA

                    About Me Hobbyist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Pricey

                    Best Uses

                    • In The Studio
                    • On Location

                    Comments about Manfrotto 1005BAC-3 Alu Ranker Light Stand Pack of 3 - 9' (2.7m):

                    Love how they stack together for storage. Easy to use and lightweight.

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                    5.0

                    1005BAC-3 Alu Ranker Stands 3 pack

                    By LW Photography

                    from McMurray, PA

                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Professional Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Manfrotto 1005BAC-3 Alu Ranker Light Stand Pack of 3 - 9' (2.7m):

                        I bought these because they lock together, and help create a professional image for me. Face it, they are cool in the way they open and close, and the way they interlock together. My other photographer buddies think they are neat too. The 9 footers I bought are the size I'd get for monolights although I am using them for Speedotron heads as well. They're pretty solid and sturdy. I've read where others have stated the leg locking mechanisms broke or snapped off. I can see where that could be a possibility if you are rough on gear, or if one is left flipped in the open position. I don't foresee that happening to mine but time will tell. I try to be easy on my stuff although at times I'm a bull in a china shop. The column locking knobs are nice and easy to grip with a texture to them. The detachable spigot is handy too with both size studs. The first chance I get, I am getting the next size smaller and that will round out my gear superbly. Get the manfrotto bag too! I love it.

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                        4.0

                        Broken stacking lug - but great otherwis

                        By Ernest Becker

                        from Earth

                        About Me Hobbyist

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                        • Pricey / Poor Value

                        Best Uses

                        • In The Studio

                        Comments about Manfrotto 1005BAC-3 Alu Ranker Light Stand Pack of 3 - 9' (2.7m):

                        Came with a broken stacking lug. After exchanging all has worked well. Dedicated Manfrotto case looks like it might hold 4 stands (vs advertised 3)... maybe.

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                        5.0

                        Incredible - Great Light Stands

                        By rt41959

                        from Albuquerque, NM

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                        • Heavy

                        Best Uses

                        • Portraits
                        • strobist

                        Comments about Manfrotto 1005BAC-3 Alu Ranker Light Stand Pack of 3 - 9' (2.7m):

                        I got these a few weeks ago and am not sorry. They are easy to set up, and they pack away and hook together with a ease. I have used these stands with a fellow photographer and when I decided to buy my own stands, there was really no debating. Very strudy stand with nice wide base and great height.

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                        4.0

                        Love them!

                        By grunberd

                        from san francisco ca

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Carrying case but doesn't
                        • Manfrotto should have a c

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Manfrotto 1005BAC-3 Alu Ranker Light Stand Pack of 3 - 9' (2.7m):

                          Would have given 5 stars but demoted because there is a bit of a design flaw (or weakness) in the stacking mechanism. My 1st shipment f these stands came with rattling noises I suspected (and confirmed) were broken parts. Returned for a new threesome which arrived with no problems. I recommend treating the stands gently just in case.

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                          4.0

                          Love them!

                          By grunberd

                          from San Francisco, CA

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Manfrotto 1005BAC-3 Alu Ranker Light Stand Pack of 3 - 9' (2.7m):

                                The stands lock well and pack well. Sorry they don't come with a carrying bag.

                                My one warning is that the 1st shipment I received had a broken part. The part that was broken was the mechanism that locks the 3 stands together for carrying. I have a feeling that is a poorly designed and I dropped a star (I would have dropped only 1/2 star given the option).
                                Other than that, they're great.

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                                5.0

                                Um.. nice long legs

                                By Martine

                                from Sacramento , Ca

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Fill Flash
                                    • General Use
                                    • May i say more
                                    • Night Photography
                                    • Photojournalism
                                    • Portraits

                                    Comments about Manfrotto 1005BAC-3 Alu Ranker Light Stand Pack of 3 - 9' (2.7m):

                                    A Girl (stand) that's finally taller and more sturdier than me. I love this set. The strength and stability is superior to other so call brands. I look good and feel good having these. In fact, I am putting in another order.

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                                    5.0

                                    Good quality - Light Weight

                                    By Lindy

                                    from Los Angeles, Ca.

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Versatile

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • General Use
                                      • LED Lights
                                      • Portraits

                                      Comments about Manfrotto 1005BAC-3 Alu Ranker Light Stand Pack of 3 - 9' (2.7m):

                                      Great stands for LED lights

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                                      5.0

                                      Perfect!

                                      By Morticia Addams

                                      from Baltimore, MD

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Manfrotto 1005BAC-3 Alu Ranker Light Stand Pack of 3 - 9' (2.7m):

                                            Sturdy, well made. Feel comfortable putting expensive pocket wizards and speedlights on them in the wind.

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                                            4.0

                                            Great kit - a little heavy though

                                            By toobs

                                            from Sydney, Aust.

                                            About Me Pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Versatile

                                            Cons

                                            • Heavy

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Manfrotto 1005BAC-3 Alu Ranker Light Stand Pack of 3 - 9' (2.7m):

                                              Only thing I find is they are a little heavy.

                                              Hoping one day Manfrotto will make carbon fibre stands.

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                                              5.0

                                              Awesome Stands!

                                              By Rebecca

                                              from Williamsburg, VA

                                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Durable
                                              • Easy To Use
                                              • Lightweight
                                              • Versatile

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Fill Flash
                                                • General Use
                                                • Night Photography
                                                • Portraits

                                                Comments about Manfrotto 1005BAC-3 Alu Ranker Light Stand Pack of 3 - 9' (2.7m):

                                                This is my first purchase as a serious photographer who is trying to start my own business. These stands are very very sturdy, I was surprised by this because they were not that expensive.They have a nice wide stance and grip my wooden floors nicely so when I am moving around and bump one it does not move. The adjustable height is amazing because they comfortably fit into my "studio" and travel outside well. I have not used them much outside yet but on the dry ground (cleared of course) they sat fine and the weight of my strobes do not cause them to waver even the slightest. So far I love these stands!

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