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General Brand Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8')

B&H # GBLSAC8 MFR # LS8A
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Product Highlights

  • Four Sections
  • 5/8" Stud with 1/4"-20 Threaded Top

You Pay: $34.95

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This aluminum 8' Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand is 4-section light support with sure-twist section locks.

If you forget to tighten any section with your light mounted, the light slowly descends, thanks to the air-cushioned action. This useful feature saves equipment and fingers from harm during busy photo sessions.

Air Cushioned
Protects equipment from impact damage.
Compact Design
Will fit easily into most location cases.
Accepts Casters
  • Eases positioning of heavy lights
  • Available as accessories
  • Minimum Height 26.75 in (68 cm)
    Maximum Height 8 ft (2.4 M)
    Closed Length 27 in (68.5 cm)
    Footprint Diameter 3 ft (91.4 cm)
    Leg Tip 20mm
    Weight 2.4 lbs (1 kg)
    Maximum Load 7.5 lb (3.4 kg)
    Attachment Size 5/8 in stud with 1/4"-20 in threaded tip
    Accepts Wheels Yes
    Air Cushioned Yes
    General Brand Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8')
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    ImpactAir-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8')
     
    4.4

    (based on 417 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (228)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (147)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (31)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (337)
    • Easy to set up (284)
    • Reliable (214)
    • Consistent (131)
    • Easy to setup (29)

    Cons

    • Unreliable (9)
    • Short lifespan (5)
    • Inconsistent output (3)
    • Too light (3)

    Best Uses

    • Photography (227)
    • Portraits (227)
    • Artificial lighting (195)
    • Strobe lighting (149)
    • Weddings (81)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (336), Yes (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (133), Pro photographer (87), Photo enthusiast (80), Casual photographer (37), Photography student (13)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Better than anticipated.

    When I received the light stands, I was surprised how well they are constructed. Easy to adjust and attach light source. Also adapted for using umbrella.

    When I received the light stands, I was surprised how well they are constructed. Easy to adjust and attach light source. Also adapted for using umbrella.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Don't Expect much

    This stand is about what I expected for the price. I will only use this for small lights (anything smaller than a 1K). The construction is aluminum, with cheap plastic knobs. The...Read complete review

    This stand is about what I expected for the price. I will only use this for small lights (anything smaller than a 1K). The construction is aluminum, with cheap plastic knobs. The supposed 5/8" baby pin on top seemed small so my light when mounted had a little play. Make sure you bag this one, the floor spread isn't very big. Overall a very cheap stand that will work with small lights.

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    4.0

    Good for price

    By Sebastian O.

    from Providence, RI

    Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

    Its a little light but then again, it is the least expensive option for a stand this size. Works well when held down with sandbags.

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    5.0

    solid, quick and easy

    By SamCollinsPhotography

    from OK Panhandle

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Photography
      • Portraits

      Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

      portable studio

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Great product

      By Tony

      from Texas

      Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

      excellent works perfect!

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      3.0

      Very lightweight

      By KJ

      from Nashville

      Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

      Almost too lightweight

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      4.0

      Great Value

      By SethU

      from telford, PA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Artificial Lighting
        • Photography

        Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

        Works for what I need it to do. With heavier equipment it might make me a little nervous.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        8' Stand

        By E-7 Photography

        from Memphis/Cordova TN

        Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

        Impact products, stand in particular, are sturdy, and built for pro usage. At the present level of my photo business, Impact from B & H is my preferred stand... This stand will be used primarily as a reflector stand.

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        4.0

        I wish it had a horizontal bar...

        By joseph

        from nj

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Artificial Lighting

          Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

          It is sturdy.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Generic

          By Charles

          from Florida

          Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

          Nothing particularly special about this stand. I wouldn't buy it again and I wouldn't recommend it, but it does get the job done

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Sturdier than you think.

          By BHP

          from Los Angeles, CA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

              Never used an air-cushioned stand before but my hands and fingers really appreciate me owning two of these. They are also much stronger than some of the other reviews might insinuate. Sandbags are obviously the safe way to go, but you can actually get away with not using one, just be sure to be prepared to adjust the base a bit. Great value and a very versatile piece of equipment.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Awesome quality!

              By Andrew

              from USA

              Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

              Best stands Ive worked with. Light, yet sturdy! Tightening actually works, unlike some other stands where you have to break your wrist tightening them. Would definitely recommend.

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              2.0

              not great, but ok.

              By MIKE

              from ny

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

                  it's OK, just temper your expectations. If you don't put anything too big and heavy on it, it works.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  1.0

                  Light Duty is a bit of an understatement

                  By MediaOnQ

                  from Fargo, ND

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Extreme Light Duty

                  Best Uses

                  • Accent Lights

                  Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

                  These are super light duty light stands with plastic tightening knobs that fall apart if you loosen them to much. I would find it difficult to trust that I could extend it to the full 8 foot mark with any kind of fixture other than a china ball type of light.

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                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Solid Light Stand

                  By C Tzionov

                  from Queens, NY

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

                      Extremely light and easy to use. The air cushioning really works!

                      I will say this, though. I purchased this item for the purpose of helping me align my DSLR and my Glidecam HD 2000. If your rig is on the heavier side, it will drag the light stand down even if you've tightened it.

                      Its not the end of the world but its best to be mindful of it when setting up your camera.

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                      4.0

                      DECENT

                      By Larry

                      from New York, NY

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Photography
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

                        These stands are an upgrade from most kit stands but nothing to write home about. I love the air-cushion feature, it gives you a little more tension to play with when they're holding something with a little weight to it. As far as stands go, if you're on a budget, throw on a couple sandbags and these work well.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Well made, too well

                        By Jarah

                        from Nashville

                        Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

                        These are great, low price stands. They work so well they are almost too hard to collapse because of the air pressure (not really a negative comment).

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                        5.0

                        Solid and well-built

                        By Mo

                        from Beckley, WV

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Good Air-cushioning
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Artificial Lighting
                          • Photography
                          • Portraits
                          • Strobe Lighting

                          Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

                          These stands came as part of a monolight kit. While not massive by any means, they were actually heavier (a good thing) than I expected. The air-cushioning is good enough that, when collapsing a stand, it literally pushed itself back up a couple of inches due to the back pressure. I haven't had them long, so it will be some time before I know how they will hold up under real-world use. Stay tuned.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Good quality light weight stand

                          By Bikeguy

                          from New York City

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Photography
                            • Portraits

                            Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

                            Easily portable. Be sure to add a sandbag if wind is an issue.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Great As Always

                            By KariAnn

                            from SLC UT

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent
                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Artificial Lighting
                              • Strobe Lighting
                              • Weddings

                              Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

                              Great light stand for Off Camera Flash. Never regret getting another one of these, i have a few now

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Light & Flexible

                              By Eric Edits

                              from Long Island, NY

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Artificial Lighting
                                • Photography
                                • Portraits
                                • Video lighting

                                Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

                                It is what it is. An inexpensive, light and sturdy light stand.

                                Great for when you need to travel light and have height flexibility.

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                                • No

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                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                Better than anticipated.

                                By Elcolibri

                                from Hagerstown, Maryland

                                About Me Photography Student

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Artificial Lighting
                                  • Photography
                                  • Portraits
                                  • Strobe Lighting
                                  • Weddings

                                  Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

                                  When I received the light stands, I was surprised how well they are constructed. Easy to adjust and attach light source. Also adapted for using umbrella.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

                                  Share this review

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