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Manfrotto Alu Ranker Air-Cushioned Light Stand Quick Stack 3-Pack (Black, 9')

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

You Pay: $319.99

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The Manfrotto Alu Ranker Air-Cushioned Light Stand Quick Stack 3-Pack consists of 3 black anodized 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)
    UPC: 719821308027
    Model Number 1005BAC
    Maximum Height 8.95' (2.7 m)
    Minimum Height 3.9' (1.2 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
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 17.35 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 45.5 x 7.0 x 7.0"
    Manfrotto Alu Ranker Air-Cushioned Light Stand Quick Stack 3-Pack (Black, 9')
  • 3 x Alu Ranker Air-Cushioned Light Stand (Black, 9')
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty Extension after Online Registration
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    ManfrottoAlu Ranker Air-Cushioned Light Stand Quick Stack 3-Pack (Black, 9')
     
    4.7

    (based on 41 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (29)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (24)
    • Durable (18)
    • Lightweight (18)
    • Versatile (9)
    • Easy to set up (7)

    Cons

    • Heavy (3)

    Best Uses

    • Portraits (14)
    • General purpose (12)
    • Artificial lighting (5)
    • In the studio (5)
    • Strobe lighting (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (20), Photo enthusiast (5), Semi-pro photographer (4), Business owner (3), Enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (35)

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    5.0

    High Quality - sturdy

    By QT

    from Dallas, TX

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Condensed Storage
    • Dampers
    • Durable
    • Tall Height

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Portraits

      Comments about Manfrotto Alu Ranker Air-Cushioned Light Stand Quick Stack 3-Pack (Black, 9'):

      These stands are great. They are heavy duty - so you can really put a lot of load on this if needed. I love the height and the dampers are a must for any photographer who remembers getting fingers pinched from falling lights! The way the stands hood together for a min. footprint for storage is awesome. Very slick. The base opens and closes with easy.

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      4.0

      Click away

      By DNP

      from Wisconsin

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Manfrotto Alu Ranker Air-Cushioned Light Stand Quick Stack 3-Pack (Black, 9'):

      Takes a bit to get the hang of putting these together, but once you do, it's really easy. Saves valuable space in my long cases for other gear. Every bit counts when traveling with gear.

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      4.0

      Nice stand

      By Treehouse

      from NY

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Portraits

        Comments about Manfrotto Alu Ranker Air-Cushioned Light Stand Quick Stack 3-Pack (Black, 9'):

        These stands work well with my Profoto heads.
        Best to use a stageweight or sandbag if big light boxes or umbrellas are attached to the flash head.

        They pack up nicely into their own bag and seem durable so far but I've not had them for long.

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        5.0

        Unbelievable

        By J.Toulon

        from Atlanta, GA

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Everything
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Filmmaking
          • General Use

          Comments about Manfrotto Alu Ranker Air-Cushioned Light Stand Quick Stack 3-Pack (Black, 9'):

          I have been purchasing different light stands for years and never end up with solid durable ones that I like. I saw this 3 pack and just went for it. I could not believe how these things looked when they came. They are SUPER strong and durable, but best of all, instead of needing a carrying case for them, they all attach together and that is the coolest thing ever. I now understand why Manfrotto is such a popular brand.

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          5.0

          Alu Ranker Air-Cushioned Light Stand Quick Stack 3-Pack (Bla

          By Melody

          from Oregon City, Oregon

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Manfrotto Alu Ranker Air-Cushioned Light Stand Quick Stack 3-Pack (Black, 9'):

              I bought this product to use as stands to support a green screen. The thing that attracted me to the stands is the portability, the way the snap together. Also the are very sturdy and the air cushioned feature will help with the blood blisters, that I would get with the old stands. No cons at this time.

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              5.0

              Manfrotto Ranker Light Stand Review

              By John Mantzefield

              from Portland-OR

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • none

              Best Uses

              • General Use

              Comments about Manfrotto Alu Ranker Air-Cushioned Light Stand Quick Stack 3-Pack (Black, 9'):

              I worked at a production studio for over eight years where every week we were involved in studio and location shooting-these setups usually required using several C-stands which work great but they are heavy and a bit cumbersome. When I decided to outfit my home studio I wanted something that had the stability of a C-stand but lighter weight and easier to move to a location. I like these Manfrotto stands combined with an Avenger 2-½" Grip Head and a Avenger 40" Extension Arm as an alternative to the traditional C-stand. I have the same grip head and extension arms on a couple of lighter Manfrotto stands and they also work great. Adding a couple of sandbags to the Manfrotto Ranker Light Stand with these arms really makes an ideal studio hardware set up. Highly recommended.

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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 Alu Ranker Air-Cushioned Light Stand Quick Stack 3-Pack (Black, 9'):

              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 Alu Ranker Air-Cushioned Light Stand Quick Stack 3-Pack (Black, 9'):

                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 Alu Ranker Air-Cushioned Light Stand Quick Stack 3-Pack (Black, 9'):

                    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 Alu Ranker Air-Cushioned Light Stand Quick Stack 3-Pack (Black, 9'):

                      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 Alu Ranker Air-Cushioned Light Stand Quick Stack 3-Pack (Black, 9'):

                      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 Alu Ranker Air-Cushioned Light Stand Quick Stack 3-Pack (Black, 9'):

                        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 Alu Ranker Air-Cushioned Light Stand Quick Stack 3-Pack (Black, 9'):

                          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 Alu Ranker Air-Cushioned Light Stand Quick Stack 3-Pack (Black, 9'):

                          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 Alu Ranker Air-Cushioned Light Stand Quick Stack 3-Pack (Black, 9'):

                              Nice stands

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                              • No

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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 Alu Ranker Air-Cushioned Light Stand Quick Stack 3-Pack (Black, 9'):

                              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 Alu Ranker Air-Cushioned Light Stand Quick Stack 3-Pack (Black, 9'):

                                  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 Alu Ranker Air-Cushioned Light Stand Quick Stack 3-Pack (Black, 9'):

                                  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 Alu Ranker Air-Cushioned Light Stand Quick Stack 3-Pack (Black, 9'):

                                  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 Alu Ranker Air-Cushioned Light Stand Quick Stack 3-Pack (Black, 9'):

                                    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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