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ALM Monte Zucker Pneumatic Posing Stool

B&H # ALPS Mfr # 122BK
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Price: $144.95
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A posing stool named for a photographer who liked it so much.

Comfortable 2" urethane cushioned steel seat.
Pneumatic control lever, adjusts seat from 20-30" high.
Protective dust cover.
Chrome plated cylinder.
Strong high impact nylon base for stability.
Seat 14" (36 cm) diameter
Base ~25" (63 cm) diameter
Height 20 - 30" (51 - 76cm)
Weight 13 lb (5.9 kg)
ALM Monte Zucker Pneumatic Posing Stool
  • 1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    ALMMonte Zucker Pneumatic Posing Stool
     
    4.6

    (based on 16 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (8)
    • Attaches securely (4)
    • Good color value (4)
    • Long-lasting (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portraits (8)
      • Indoors (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (5), Semi-pro photographer (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (11)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      great stool[...]

      The Monte Zucker posing stool has a comfortable seat and does its job well. I chose this model because the shiny silver center post is covered in unobtrusive black -- very helpful when the...Read complete review

      The Monte Zucker posing stool has a comfortable seat and does its job well. I chose this model because the shiny silver center post is covered in unobtrusive black -- very helpful when the stool is included in my shot. Like many posing stools, gravity is the only thing that holds it together so the black center post cover occasionally falls down and you don't want to pick up this stool by its seat.[...]

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Great stool but it spins!

      Great stool however there is no way to make it stop spinning. How is a spinning posing stool helpful? I shoot small kids and if their feet can't touch the floor, they can...Read complete review

      Great stool however there is no way to make it stop spinning. How is a spinning posing stool helpful? I shoot small kids and if their feet can't touch the floor, they can easily move and can stop spinning. Quality of the build is amazing, however I have to return this and find one that doesn't spin.

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      5.0

      best travel stool ever

      By studio55

      from Michigan

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Good Color Value

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Portraits
        • Special Events

        Comments about ALM Monte Zucker Pneumatic Posing Stool:

        Pros well: built, stable, easy to break down, good height range, fair price

        Cons: base is tuff to pack because of the diamiter.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Great stool -- no assembly instructions

        By Nikonnex

        from Houston, Texas

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to adjust
        • Good Color Value
        • Long-Lasting
        • Stable With Five Legs

        Cons

        • No Assembly Instructions

        Best Uses

        • Indoors
        • Portraits
        • Special Events

        Comments about ALM Monte Zucker Pneumatic Posing Stool:

        If your goal is to take a photo of an attractive piece of furniture with a person happening to sit on it, this is not your stool. However, if you are taking photos of a model and want a sturdy, adjustable and reasonably priced stool for them to sit on that will not draw attention to itself, this is the stool to get.

        Once put together, the height is easily adjusted on this stool with a pneumatic tube controlled by a paddle lever (push lever to raise, sit on stool and push lever to lower) and the adjusted height securely "stays put" when the paddle lever is not engaged.

        The stool is relatively comfortable to sit on and should be durable with its molded plastic seat rather than a fabric or fake leather cushioned seat. I appreciate the wide stance of the five leg base, which makes the stool virtually impossible to tip over, unlike 3 or 4 legged stools.

        Although very robustly built and a breeze to use when fully assembled, mine came with absolutely no instructions for assembly or use other than a small label saying "Remove this" on a plastic cap at one end of the pneumatic tube assembly. (One star deduction for this.) Fortunately, about ten minutes of tinkering succeeded in getting it put together, and in its completed state it is solid and sturdy.

        With its matte black finish, the stool will likely not be the center of attention in photographs. A black collapsing plastic tube is included to cover the polished chrome portion of the pneumatic tube assembly.

        I like having an adjustable stool rather than a fixed-height stool to be able to easily accommodate various heights of models and to allow a quick change of pose while continuing to provide support.

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        5.0

        Sturdy, Quality, Made in the USA

        By cmfears

        from Hopkinsville, Ky

        Comments about ALM Monte Zucker Pneumatic Posing Stool:

        This product is both durable and comfortable. Highly recommended!

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        5.0

        Very good posing chair!

        By J

        from Toronto, Canada

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Durable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Portraits

          Comments about ALM Monte Zucker Pneumatic Posing Stool:

          I bought two chairs and I'm very happy with them.

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          • No

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          5.0

          The BEST Posing Stools on the Planet

          By Big Daddy

          from Sacramento, CA

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

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            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about ALM Monte Zucker Pneumatic Posing Stool:

                These stools are built very well.
                Easy to work with.
                Non maring feet.
                Can be stacked to use as a Posing Table.
                Great height range.
                Very stable.
                We use and abuse them daily.
                They should last for years.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Nice addition to my studio

                By Dave

                from Nashua, NH

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Good Color Value
                • Long-Lasting

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Portraits

                  Comments about ALM Monte Zucker Pneumatic Posing Stool:

                  The posing stool is a perfect addition to my studio equipment. I usually shoot on location and it fits nicely into my back seat of my car. I just wish that it was designed for travel as it is somewhat cumbersome. Other than that, it is really a nice stool for my clients and sure beats using a wooden stool that doesn't adjust quickly.

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                  5.0

                  Simple, Solid and worth it

                  By Mark Blu Digital

                  from Los Angeles

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Securely
                  • Durable
                  • Long-Lasting

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors
                    • Portraits

                    Comments about ALM Monte Zucker Pneumatic Posing Stool:

                    This is simple. I could have bought a cheaper posing stool (it was on sale but the list price is higher than others) but it probably wouldn't last a lifetime. I do believe this one will. It's well made, easy to assemble, is very functional and practical. The four parts - base, column cober, seat and adjustment handle - just press together. Make sure you have the column cover on right before you press it together because it is NOT easy to take apart to fix it afterward.

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                    5.0

                    Perfect!

                    By Sturazzi

                    from Harrisburg, PA.

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attaches Securely
                    • Durable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Portraits

                      Comments about ALM Monte Zucker Pneumatic Posing Stool:

                      Great product, very happy with purchase!

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great quality, sturdy and USA-made!

                      By GregL

                      from Washington, DC

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Long-Lasting

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about ALM Monte Zucker Pneumatic Posing Stool:

                        This is a really useful and sturdy posing stool. Surprisingly, it has a "Made in USA" sticker on it and it shows in its good quality. The hydraulic or pneumatic tube adjustment(I'm not sure what's inside the tube)works well and can easily support heavy people. The wheels are sturdy too. Really worth owning!

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                        4.0

                        Very nice stool

                        By Imageguy

                        from Upstate NY

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Portraits

                            Comments about ALM Monte Zucker Pneumatic Posing Stool:

                            Bought for portrait sittings and have been very impressed. Seat is firm cushioned and very comfortable. The gas filled column adjusts easily and has a little spring to it when sitting. Well made.

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                            5.0

                            This stool is perfect.

                            By mmsdad

                            from Tyler, Tx

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • General Use

                                Comments about ALM Monte Zucker Pneumatic Posing Stool:

                                This stool is perfect for a studio setting. If you are shooting green screen and don't want to have to find a chair that fits or figure out how to crop the chair out of the shot, this stool is what you need.

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                A product I will use again and again

                                By Kimbee58

                                from Chesapeake, Va

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • All Black
                                • Attach Securely
                                • Durable
                                • Good Color Value

                                Cons

                                • Cushion would be nice

                                Best Uses

                                • Indoors

                                Comments about ALM Monte Zucker Pneumatic Posing Stool:

                                I will be using this stool for portrait posing.

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                                • No

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                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                3.0

                                Great stool but it spins!

                                By Mike

                                from Sacramento

                                Comments about ALM Monte Zucker Pneumatic Posing Stool:

                                Great stool however there is no way to make it stop spinning. How is a spinning posing stool helpful? I shoot small kids and if their feet can't touch the floor, they can easily move and can stop spinning. Quality of the build is amazing, however I have to return this and find one that doesn't spin.

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                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                PERFECT

                                By Al

                                from Florida

                                Comments about ALM Monte Zucker Pneumatic Posing Stool:

                                I have owned three of these stools for years. There is no better stool on the market. It is comfortable for the client, and very easy to adjust. It also goes higher than the other brands. You cannot go wrong with this stool!

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                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                great stool[...]

                                By tlinn

                                from Bend, OR

                                About Me Experienced

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Improves Performance
                                • Portable
                                • Quick Setup

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Photovideo posing stool

                                  Comments about ALM Monte Zucker Pneumatic Posing Stool:

                                  The Monte Zucker posing stool has a comfortable seat and does its job well. I chose this model because the shiny silver center post is covered in unobtrusive black -- very helpful when the stool is included in my shot. Like many posing stools, gravity is the only thing that holds it together so the black center post cover occasionally falls down and you don't want to pick up this stool by its seat.[...]

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                                  (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  It does what is suppose to.

                                  By Colleen

                                  from San Jose, CA

                                  About Me Experienced

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Portable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Photographing people

                                    Comments about ALM Monte Zucker Pneumatic Posing Stool:

                                    It is very easy to put together. It blends into the background when photographing subject. Confortable. Easy to use. It is a 1,000 times better than that generic piece of junk that an un named photo store that has locations across the country; tries to sell you where the pieces don't even fit together, or they foget to give you all the pieces.

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