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AvengerA2030D 9.8' Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Chrome-plated)
 
4.9

(based on 87 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (75)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (68)
  • Easy to set up (53)
  • Consistent (33)
  • Durable (19)
  • Easy to use (8)

Cons

  • Heavy (13)
  • Heavy bulky (3)

Best Uses

  • Strobe lighting (49)
  • Photography (48)
  • Portraits (48)
  • Artificial lighting (41)
  • Studio (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (34), Semi-pro photographer (29), Photo enthusiast (7), Professional (7), Semi-professional (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (70)

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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 Avenger A2030D 9.8' Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (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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      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 Avenger A2030D 9.8' Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (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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      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 Avenger A2030D 9.8' Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Chrome-plated):

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

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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 Avenger A2030D 9.8' Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Chrome-plated):

          Heavy duty, great for location work

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great set up

          By Kyle J

          from Mesquite, NV

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Avenger A2030D 9.8' Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Chrome-plated):

            Great kit I haven't really used the arm that comes with it so not really sure I recommend this kit for that reason but it gets 5 stars because the C-Stand is awesome and you will thank yourself every time you use it.

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            5.0

            Great basic kit

            By Alan

            from Redmond, WA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Photography
              • Portraits
              • Strobe Lighting

              Comments about Avenger A2030D 9.8' Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Chrome-plated):

              This is a great kit that bundles most things you'll want out of a C-Stand. The only thing I'd recommend you get to complete the kit is an Avenger E650 pin so you can secure modifiers on the end of the grip head.

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              5.0

              I wouldn't go anywhere else

              By R

              from new york, ny

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Artificial Lighting
                • Strobe Lighting

                Comments about Avenger A2030D 9.8' Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Chrome-plated):

                These stands hold up to anything you can put them through.
                Sturdy, strong, solid.

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                5.0

                Great Stand

                By Eric

                from Grand Forks, ND

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Reliable

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Artificial Lighting
                • Strobe Lighting

                Comments about Avenger A2030D 9.8' Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Chrome-plated):

                I am quite convinced that this light stand will be around longer than I will be because it is built like a tank. That being said it is heavy. Does need a sandbag to keep the stand from tipping over when it is extended and has lights on it.

                The extentions and joints slide smooth and the knobs at the joints are large and easy to grip. I am not worried about overtightening of the knobs even with heavy lights.

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                5.0

                Peace of mind

                By Kevin

                from Pompano Beach, FF

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Reliable

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Photography
                • Portraits

                Comments about Avenger A2030D 9.8' Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Chrome-plated):

                I used to have my gear on light stands rated for heavy duty use. I installed a boom and started to see some movement on the spigot after many uses. I decided to purchase this c-stand and this is a solid piece of equipment. No more worries or concerns that my equipment may meet the ground resulting in painful regrets for not buying the best.

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                5.0

                Industry standard. Built like a tank

                By Scott Gant

                from Southwest Michigan

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Reliable

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Artificial Lighting
                • Photography
                • Strobe Lighting

                Comments about Avenger A2030D 9.8' Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Chrome-plated):

                This is THE c-stand to own. It's built like a tank and will last a lifetime. It's big, cumbersome and heavy, but those are actually what one looks for in a c-stand.

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                5.0

                Awesome!

                By Fonz

                from Santiago, Chile

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Reliable
                • Strong

                Cons

                • Expensive
                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Portraits

                Comments about Avenger A2030D 9.8' Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Chrome-plated):

                My first serious light stand (bought 3), very worth the extra bucks.. Very strong and versatile.. Thank you Avenger!!

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                5.0

                No comparison to kit stands

                By Craig

                from Palm Beach, FL

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Reliable

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Artificial Lighting
                • Background Support
                • Photography
                • Portraits
                • Strobe Lighting

                Comments about Avenger A2030D 9.8' Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Chrome-plated):

                Very professional, versatile for more than just holding lights & built well.

                I like the collapsible and removable base for travel & storage.

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                5.0

                Great stand for the money

                By Tristan

                from San Marcos, TX

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Durable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Photography
                  • Strobe Lighting

                  Comments about Avenger A2030D 9.8' Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Chrome-plated):

                  I use this stand with my Einsteins and various modifiers (47" octa, softboxes, 32" beauty dish), and it is a really good buy.

                  It is extremely well built, and feels very professional. I really like that the base can be collapsed and removed for easy travel.

                  The boom arm could be easier to deal with, but for the money it is a no-brainer. I will probably be getting a second one shortly.

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                  5.0

                  Very happy with this stand

                  By photo-john

                  from Cleveland, OH

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Reliable
                  • Solid

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Any Need To Hold A Light
                    • Artificial Lighting
                    • Strobe Lighting

                    Comments about Avenger A2030D 9.8' Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Chrome-plated):

                    This is my first C-stand. All the other stands I have are the thin, light weight umbrella stands. I did not purchase one before as I was always scred away by it's wieght and travel issues. I recently used it at a client location - and definitely feel the stability it provides much outweights the weight and extra muscle needed to trasport.

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                    5.0

                    Finally upgraded from beginner stands

                    By Nick

                    from Leavenworth, KS

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Avenger A2030D 9.8' Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Chrome-plated):

                          Love the weight on these.

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                          5.0

                          Well designed model of industry staple

                          By Johnson

                          from Los Angeles

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Set Up

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Artificial Lighting
                            • Photography

                            Comments about Avenger A2030D 9.8' Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Chrome-plated):

                            This useful piece of equipment can assist anywhere from mic holder to flag stand. Avenger makes an elegant and sturdy model.

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                            5.0

                            Very Good Kit

                            By Evyatar Hershtik

                            from TEL-AVIV, ISRAEL

                            About Me Photography Student

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Photography
                              • Portraits

                              Comments about Avenger A2030D 9.8' Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Chrome-plated):

                              I use it alot since I got it, It's very reliable kit
                              and I very happy with it.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Well Made

                              By Li

                              from Miami, FL

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent
                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                              • Base Have Slight Movement

                              Best Uses

                              • Photography
                              • Strobe Lighting

                              Comments about Avenger A2030D 9.8' Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Chrome-plated):

                              Build like a tank. Rubber grip helps turn the handle easier. Rubber ring between sections to prevent finger pinching. Removable base.

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                              5.0

                              Essential tool

                              By bmello

                              from NYC, NY

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent
                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Artificial Lighting
                                • Photography
                                • Portraits
                                • Strobe Lighting

                                Comments about Avenger A2030D 9.8' Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Chrome-plated):

                                C stands are essential tools for my lighting and grip. These avenger stands are great and I always find myself needing more than I have on hand.

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                                5.0

                                Why did I wait so long.

                                By LotsaShots

                                from Lynn, MA

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Consistent
                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Artificial Lighting
                                  • Photography
                                  • Portraits
                                  • Strobe Lighting

                                  Comments about Avenger A2030D 9.8' Turtle Base C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Chrome-plated):

                                  I started using them the day they arrived...I think I may need about 3 more.
                                  For securing flags, backdrops and light modifiers, these things can do it all.

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