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Giottos 210 Air Cushioned Light Stand - 7'

B&H # GILS7 Mfr # LC210
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Made from non-reflective, heavy duty anodized aluminum tubing, each section is fully air cushioned to provide maximum safety for sensitive lighting equipment. Air cushioning gently lowers the light, preventing damage to light fixtures and fingers when section locks have not been properly tightened.

Minimum Height 29.3 in (74 cm)
Maximum Height 7 ft (2 M)
Closed Length 26.8 in (68 cm)
Footprint Diameter 36.8 in (93 cm)
Weight 3.1 lbs (1.4 kg)
Maximum Load 6.6 lbs (3 kg)
Attachment Size 5/8 in stud
Accepts Wheels Yes- (1022)
Air Cushioned Yes

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GiottosAir Cushioned Light Stand
 
3.8

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (9)
  • Easy to use (8)
  • Lightweight (8)
  • Reliable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Studio (5)
    • Everyday (4)
    • Portraits (4)
    • Travel (4)
    • General purpose (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional (4), Semi-professional (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Best bang for buck

    I travel a lot and this product have been by far the best product I've used. It's solid, fast and precise. Finition is nice and durable. No cons so far, buy it...Read complete review

    I travel a lot and this product have been by far the best product I've used. It's solid, fast and precise. Finition is nice and durable. No cons so far, buy it without hesitation.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Decent, but legs could be wider

    Functions well, clamps seem to hold and are easy to use. Air cushion works.

    2 complaints but there minor:
    1) the leg lock/unlock mechanism is a bit...Read complete review

    Functions well, clamps seem to hold and are easy to use. Air cushion works.

    2 complaints but there minor:
    1) the leg lock/unlock mechanism is a bit tough to use at times. Seems like it does not want to unlock. Its a twist to lock setup.
    2) The legs themselves could spread wider. It lacks some stability IMO as compared to other stands I have used in the same price range. The stand works fine for my needs, but I MUST weight it outside with any umbrella. Even inside, with a 60" umbrella it feels a bit wobbly. I make sure I point the legs the same direction as the umbrella points but a bit more secure feeling.

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    5.0

    Great stand!

    By Cajun Dave

    from South Louisiana

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Fill Flash
      • General Use
      • Night Photography
      • Portraits

      Comments about Giottos Air Cushioned Light Stand:

      Using this stand for a speedlite, umbrella and wireless trigger. Holds everything securely, is easily adjustable, and the air cushioning means no damaged gear or pinched gingers. Folds up relatively small, too. Will buy another as soon as I get another flash.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Light and Just Right

      By Nick

      from Philadelphia, PA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Giottos Air Cushioned Light Stand:

          For my Wedding/Event assignments, this stand travels easily, and fits great
          in tight spaces in homes and event venues. I've had one for many years,
          and now with two, I have a 3-light set up for portraits and groups.
          My Nikon's pop-up flash (with small diffuser) is my fill, one Nikon flash
          on the Giotto is my Main Light, and my second Nikon flash is my
          Background/Hair Light. My Nikon flashes mount securely, are used with
          Stofen Omni Bounce's, and remain on the Giotto Light Stand, even after
          the stands smoothly collapse for their trip to their next location.
          Thanks BH, for all accurate suggestions, and service.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          1.0

          Broke the first day...

          By Tony

          from TX.

          About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Lacks Functionality
            • Limited Compatibility
            • Poor Design
            • Poor Performance
            • Pricey / Poor Value

            Best Uses

            • In The Studio

            Comments about Giottos Air Cushioned Light Stand:

            Broke the first day...

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            unsteady

            By Brian

            from NJ

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Unsteady

              Best Uses

                Comments about Giottos Air Cushioned Light Stand:

                unsteady, the base is to small for the height and weight rating

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                3.0

                Well built, but small base

                By glennimage

                from Cuero, TX

                About Me Semi-Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Small base

                Best Uses

                • Studio

                Comments about Giottos Air Cushioned Light Stand:

                Well built, professional style stand. Easy to work. However, the base is much smaller than the specifications indicate. So much so, I found the base to be disappointing. I would expect a wider base for professional use. The stand is still usable, but it will require sandbags to keep it stable with a large softbox.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                4.0

                Nice Stand

                By SjoyPhoto

                from Cleveland, OH

                About Me Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Traveling

                  Comments about Giottos Air Cushioned Light Stand:

                  Lightweight but durable. Looks like a professional stand.

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                  5.0

                  Giottos Light Stand

                  By Alexis Stein Photography

                  from Port Jefferson, Long Island, NY

                  About Me Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • reasonably priced
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use
                    • Home
                    • Landscape Photography
                    • Macro Photography
                    • Portraits
                    • Studio
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Giottos Air Cushioned Light Stand:

                    Holds up beautifully, gets the job done, lightweight for easy portability!

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                    3.0

                    Good value!

                    By Keyburt

                    from Washington, DC

                    About Me Semi-Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Sturdy

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Studio

                      Comments about Giottos Air Cushioned Light Stand:

                      I purchased these to replace the Impact Stands that came with my 5-Lamp Fluorescent fixtures. The Impact stands in the kit were not sturdy enough for the fixtures and would actually bend forward when extended over four feet high. These handle the heavy fixtures much better.

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                      5.0

                      Best bang for buck

                      By Pier-Yves

                      from Quebec, Canada

                      About Me Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday use
                        • Home
                        • Portraits
                        • Studio
                        • Traveling

                        Comments about Giottos Air Cushioned Light Stand:

                        I travel a lot and this product have been by far the best product I've used. It's solid, fast and precise. Finition is nice and durable. No cons so far, buy it without hesitation.

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                        3.0

                        Decent, but legs could be wider

                        By Paul

                        from Asheville

                        About Me Semi-Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use

                          Comments about Giottos Air Cushioned Light Stand:

                          Functions well, clamps seem to hold and are easy to use. Air cushion works.

                          2 complaints but there minor:
                          1) the leg lock/unlock mechanism is a bit tough to use at times. Seems like it does not want to unlock. Its a twist to lock setup.
                          2) The legs themselves could spread wider. It lacks some stability IMO as compared to other stands I have used in the same price range. The stand works fine for my needs, but I MUST weight it outside with any umbrella. Even inside, with a 60" umbrella it feels a bit wobbly. I make sure I point the legs the same direction as the umbrella points but a bit more secure feeling.

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                          4.0

                          Good quality

                          By Strobist

                          from Chicago, IL

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                          • Bulky

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use
                          • Portraits
                          • Studio
                          • Traveling

                          Comments about Giottos Air Cushioned Light Stand:

                          The stand itself is pretty rugged. All the parts seem like it would last a long time. I wish the base were a little wider.

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                          5.0

                          Good Product

                          By Keith

                          from Haward CA

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                          • Black would be nice

                          Best Uses

                          • General Use

                          Comments about Giottos Air Cushioned Light Stand:

                          This product fits me perfect. The room I use it in has a low ceiling so the maximum 7' hight is perfect.

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Solid Light Stand

                          By PhotoGregs

                          from Seattle

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Good Value

                          Cons

                          • None so far

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Giottos Air Cushioned Light Stand:

                            I bought this stand to hold my SB-800 with a shoot through umbrella. It's very sturdy with a 43" umbrella and my flash. I may buy another to hold my SB-600.

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                            4.0

                            nice stand for nice price

                            By mikek

                            from so.illinois

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Attach Securely
                            • Durable

                            Cons

                            • No quick release

                            Best Uses

                            • General Use
                            • Indoors
                            • Special Events

                            Comments about Giottos Air Cushioned Light Stand:

                            no quick release for sections which would be nice. Other than that nice heavy duty stands

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Giottos AC Light Stand Excellent Value

                            By Stevesr71

                            from Minneapolis, MN

                            About Me Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Giottos Air Cushioned Light Stand:

                                I use these stands along with Chimera extra-small light boxes and wireless flash units. The stands are sturdy, light, and very easy to setup. I've been using them for over a year on a regular basis and they've proven to be durable.

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