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AvengerTurtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (9.8', Black)
 
4.9

(based on 143 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (128)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (106)
  • Easy to set up (82)
  • Consistent (58)
  • Durable (35)
  • Easy to setup (11)

Cons

  • Heavy (14)
  • Heavy bulky (4)

Best Uses

  • Photography (75)
  • Portraits (74)
  • Strobe lighting (73)
  • Artificial lighting (68)
  • Studio (19)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (53), Semi-pro photographer (51), Photo enthusiast (13), Professional (10), Semi-professional (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (112)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Tried and True

By BenjaminScot

from Columbus, OH

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (9.8', Chrome-plated):

      We have about 60 of these stands. They are great. Rock solid. 1000 ways to configure. Will be buying over and over.

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      5.0

      Golden Standard

      By Jon

      from RI

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Artificial Lighting
        • Photography

        Comments about Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (9.8', Black):

        Pro photo studio with some video needs as well.

        If you're buying c stands you already know what you're getting into. These are great and worth the price.

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        5.0

        Sturdy and easy to transport!

        By PFPurple

        from Seattle

        Comments about Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (9.8', Black):

        Love this stand. It isnt quite as heavy as my other Avenger C-Stand but it is just as stable. Also, the detachable base makes for easier transport and storing. I also find I prefer the black to the steel because there is no reflection.

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        5.0

        Awesome!

        By tonedoctor

        from Richmond, Va

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Necessary
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (9.8', Chrome-plated):

          Wish I had purchased one of these from the beginning! Awesome! Love this stand. Easy to use, solid as the day is long, love the rubber grips on the T-handles. Smooth operating, but locks in definitively. What more could one ask for to position your lighting or other GOBO's, etc. It's a must have

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          • No

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          5.0

          Wow fantastic

          By indisen

          from Jeddah, KSA and Colombo, Srilanka

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Photography
            • Strobe Lighting

            Comments about Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (9.8', Chrome-plated):

            It is very good and fine product, very strong, worth the investment. I had to hold the 4x6 proforto soft box with Elinchrom Pro HD 500 which are bit heavy , at the first time on the extended arm, I was bit scared at first, but wow it holds it as it is for two days without moving a centimetre, I am so glad I got two of it.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Sturdy, Easy, Peace of Mind

            By Andy Z

            from Central Texas

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Easy To Set Up

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Artificial Lighting
              • Photography
              • Portraits
              • Strobe Lighting

              Comments about Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (9.8', Chrome-plated):

              Such a difference between the light stands we start with and the sturdiness of these c-stands. They set up easy and you just feel like it's one less thing to worry about when you have a light on one of these, both for whomever is under the light and for your expensive light gear.

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              • No

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              5.0

              worth the price!

              By AngelScout

              from el paso, texas

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (9.8', Chrome-plated):

                STURDY AND EASY TO SET UP.

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                • No

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                5.0

                A great stand for any kind of lighting.

                By Daniel S

                from Cincinnati, Ohio

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Reliable
                • Sturdy

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Photography
                • Portraits
                • Strobe Lighting

                Comments about Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (9.8', Black):

                I use this stand for studio and location lighting. The turtle base helps make it a little bit smaller for transport. The grip arm is an absolute must.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Fantastic

                By Mwholli

                from Albuquerque, NM

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Reliable

                Cons

                • Moderately Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Artificial Lighting
                • Strobe Lighting

                Comments about Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (9.8', Chrome-plated):

                These just arrived prior to an on location corporate shoot. With a one by six softbox and beauty dish plus two C stands I was able to manipulate the light where they needed to be located. Could not have done it with some of my lighter stands.

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                • No

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                5.0

                An awesome purchase!!!

                By malc75

                from Baker, LA

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Photography
                  • Portraits
                  • Strobe Lighting

                  Comments about Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (9.8', Chrome-plated):

                  I love the quality of this stand. It is so easy to setup and use. I love that it tightens so easily and the grip is strong. I should have purchased this stand years ago. I will be purchasing a second one very soon.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Best Light Stand...PERIOD!

                  By GeeAirMo

                  from Omaha, NE

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                  • Heavy But It Needs To Be

                  Best Uses

                  • Artificial Lighting
                  • Photography
                  • Portraits
                  • Strobe Lighting

                  Comments about Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (9.8', Chrome-plated):

                  I don't honestly know why I waited so long to buy one of these! So sturdy, so tough, and so many ways to articulate it!

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Solid Workhorse

                  By Stuart B.

                  from Greewnich, CT

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (9.8', Black):

                      Just what I was looking for. Construction is solid. Yes it is heavy. However, I actually think the weight helps make it a better stand because it can't be tipped easily if one bumps into it.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great stand!

                      By David R.

                      from Savannah, GA

                      Comments about Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (9.8', Black):

                      I just bought this for a product photography session, and am once again thrilled to own another C-stand after so many years without. Rock solid boom for a speed light in a softbox. Thanks

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                      5.0

                      Good

                      By Theo

                      from St. Louis, MO

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Artificial Lighting

                        Comments about Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (9.8', Black):

                        Great C-Stand!

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                        • No

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Avenger tall black c stand

                        By Tyson

                        from NY

                        Comments about Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (9.8', Black):

                        This stand has a great build quality, a non reflective black anodized finish and is solid as a rock. I use it as a mini boom on table top set ups with a softbox or roll of seamless. The base is removable and folds flat for storage or transportation convenience.

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                        5.0

                        Solid and reliable

                        By Canonman

                        from Krum, Texas

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (9.8', Chrome-plated):

                            I own a variety of light stands including one chrome-plated Avenger. It usually goes under my heaviest light modifier because of its weight and stability. When it came time to add a C-stand to my gear, I went with this one and do not regret it.

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                            • No

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                            (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            SOLID C STAND

                            By sandipan

                            from India

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent
                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Reliable
                            • Solid Build Quality

                            Cons

                            • None
                            • Shipping Cost High

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (9.8', Chrome-plated):

                            Great C stand as expected. I purchased this stand over Mathews because of slightly broader foot print diameter of Avanger(33") compared to Mathews(27"), as described in B&H specification .... BUT that is not true... BOTH the C stands has got SAME foot print diameter.
                            Overall, great professional C stand; solid build quality; heavy duty; yes, it is portable; thanks for turtle base. Great rubberised grip only for the 40" arm ... not for the actual stand.Chrome plating gives it more pro look compared to Mathews.
                            Fully satisfied; Highly reccomended.

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                            • No

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Perfect

                            By jmvdigital

                            from Fort Collins, CO

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent
                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Reliable
                            • Well designed

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Studio

                              Comments about Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (9.8', Chrome-plated):

                              Excellent construction, works very well, stable, reliable, and should last forever. Like the option to detach the base. ........

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Plan to buy another

                              By Bill

                              from Holiday, Florida

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Comments about Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (9.8', Black):

                              Great stand, very stable, easy to set up, I use it with a speed light for portraits. Well worth the money.

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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              Great stand

                              By Richie

                              from St. Augustine,fl

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent
                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Strobe Lighting

                                Comments about Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (9.8', Chrome-plated):

                                Heavy duty, great for location work

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                                • No

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