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ImpactAir-Cushioned Heavy-Duty Light Stand (Black, 13')
 
4.6

(based on 114 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (74)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (69)
  • Reliable (63)
  • Lightweight (56)
  • Consistent (33)
  • Durable (16)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Photography (61)
  • Portraits (60)
  • Strobe lighting (56)
  • Artificial lighting (53)
  • Weddings (27)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (44), Semi-pro photographer (31), Photo enthusiast (13), Professional (4), Photography student (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (85)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A MUST FOR A PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO!

Stable and sturdy, I am confident to mount any of my strobes, constant lights, soft boxes, even cameras, on this Impact tri-pod! I trust it implicitly!As a studio photographer, I...Read complete review

Stable and sturdy, I am confident to mount any of my strobes, constant lights, soft boxes, even cameras, on this Impact tri-pod! I trust it implicitly!As a studio photographer, I can never have enough tri-pods. If a photographer is really doing their job, every shoot presents a new lighting situation and challenge. There are times when I have 6 to 8 stands set up, sometimes more, just to get the right shadow, light, and contrast, to set the right mood.For the money, the Impact Air-Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand is the best value for the money!Joel LucksCo-FounderComplete Concept Photography[@]

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good for the money, sturdy.

These things are great for the price, these are pretty heavy duty and work well. Study, Reliable, Decent.

However.

They are a pain to close sometimes, getting this...Read complete review

These things are great for the price, these are pretty heavy duty and work well. Study, Reliable, Decent.

However.

They are a pain to close sometimes, getting this weird binding effect that my manfrotto and lumopro light stands do not do. This is annoying. Really Annoying. Mostly when your in a hurry. I'm sure if you use them a lot you'll get to learn how to do it consistently, but I'd rather not learn and assistants don't know any better. The air cushioning is also not as smooth and consistent as other more expensive light stands. The smoothness isn't their like in the good stuff.. My assistant refuses to use them.

When he's not around I use them for backdrops, or holding lights only if my other light stands are already in use. I have 5-6 nice light stands and 5 lights total so they mostly get used for backdrop duty, fantastic for that I must say. If budget is important these things are an incredible value and they can hold LARGE modifiers no problem.

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5.0

Good Buy

By Alex

from Queens, NY

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Air-Cushioned Heavy-Duty Light Stand (Black, 13'):

I Rarely give reviews, but this time I believe it is worths the time to let others know. It will be a good buy.

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5.0

Great product

By WiseGal

from Rockford Michigan

Comments about Impact Air-Cushioned Heavy-Duty Light Stand (Black, 13'):

B&H photo has always been a great company with a quality product. They are competitive and trusted.

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4.0

Light weight but heavy duty

By JPS

from cincinnati, oh

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Set Up
  • Lightweight
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Artificial Lighting
    • Photography
    • Portraits
    • Strobe Lighting

    Comments about Impact Air-Cushioned Heavy-Duty Light Stand (Black, 13'):

    Very sturdy unless it's extended to full height. It's still not too bad at full extension, but there is some wobble.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Nice heavy duty light stand

    By Msphotolove

    from Austell, GA

    Comments about Impact Air-Cushioned Heavy-Duty Light Stand (Black, 13'):

    This is better and cheaper than the Paul C. Buff heavy duty light stand. Paul C. Buff is a nice brand but I needed a better alternative. I found it with this light stand. It's nice and not to heavy, and it's sturdy. I plan I buying another one in the future.

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    4.0

    great stands

    By Keith

    from Michigan and Middle East

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Impact Air-Cushioned Heavy-Duty Light Stand (Black, 13'):

      Great stands, very sturdy and the air hydraulic really saves the lights. The only negative is the mounting point is not sized for the fitting on the came LED lights. The stands are very light and good quality.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Solid Stand, Great Value

      By Andy the shark

      from Orlando, FL

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Affordable
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Artificial Lighting
      • Photography
      • Weddings

      Comments about Impact Air-Cushioned Heavy-Duty Light Stand (Black, 13'):

      I use these for my off-camera-flashes at wedding receptions. They are sturdy, good quality, and the air cushioned mechanism is nice. Best of all, they are affordable. Great value and highly recommended!

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      • No

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      5.0

      Impact Light weight 13' Stands

      By Gerald F

      from Chino Hills, California

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

      • Nothing

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Impact Air-Cushioned Heavy-Duty Light Stand (Black, 13'):

      Great light stands and well constructed. I use them to support my background cloth and for my soft boxes. The air-cushion stand up support the stand from dropping hard.

      These stands are a great buy and I highly recommend them to everyone.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Does The Job Well

      By Dave Donovan Photography

      from Walnut Creek, CA

      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 Impact Air-Cushioned Heavy-Duty Light Stand (Black, 13'):

        I've used these stands at two weddings so far. The are well constructed, heavy duty and reliable. The are air cushioned, so they will take a few extra seconds to close up, but I wouldn't buy a stand unless it has air-cushioning.

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        • No

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        5.0

        This is the second time I buy these stands

        By MagicVisionPhotography

        from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Photography
          • Strobe Lighting
          • Weddings

          Comments about Impact Air-Cushioned Heavy-Duty Light Stand (Black, 13'):

          I bought the first two Air-Cushioned Heavy-Duty Light Stand (Black, 13') by Impact four years ago. I still have them in impecable condition. They work perfect. Durable material, light weigh and the most important to me it is the high: Up to 13'. Not expensive. Good for its price.
          Overall- Excellent product

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          • No

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          5.0

          better than expected

          By Sheadberg

          from Palm Beach, FL

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Portraits
              • Strobe Lighting

              Comments about Impact Air-Cushioned Heavy-Duty Light Stand (Black, 13'):

              Well constructed and more heavy duty than expected. Feel completely secure with studio flash head and 7' umbrella. Better than expected for the price.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Works as expected

              By Jim Osdale

              from San Dimas, CA.

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Photography
                • Portraits

                Comments about Impact Air-Cushioned Heavy-Duty Light Stand (Black, 13'):

                I have used the light stands now for a few photo shoots, they work very well as expected.

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                • No

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                3.0

                So-so

                By Callynth

                from Tyler, Texas

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Impact Air-Cushioned Heavy-Duty Light Stand (Black, 13'):

                  Works fine, but somehow cracked during tightening.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Works like a charm

                  By Photo_Chick027

                  from WA State

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Impact Air-Cushioned Heavy-Duty Light Stand (Black, 13'):

                    I use this stand and another just like it along with a Manfrotto cross bar to hold up a heavy backdrop and it works like a dream!

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Half the price of a competitive stand and looks exactly alike.

                    By Wayne

                    from Sacramento, ca

                    About Me Photography Student

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                    • Needs Built In Casters

                    Best Uses

                    • Photography
                    • Portraits
                    • Strobe Lighting

                    Comments about Impact Air-Cushioned Heavy-Duty Light Stand (Black, 13'):

                    I place heavy monolights on the stands. It sure helps when I forget to hold the stand when I loosen the sectionI am lowering. It gently floats down into position saving damaged hardware. I do have a few stands that do not have the air cushioning and will probably sell them so I can replace them with the impacts. Add a set of casters to the stand and it is just as pro as you can get.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Good for the price indeed

                    By Chaz

                    from Texas

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Portraits
                      • Strobe Lighting

                      Comments about Impact Air-Cushioned Heavy-Duty Light Stand (Black, 13'):

                      I use these for outdoor shooting. Work great light enough to carry around.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Economical Solution

                      By granitev

                      from New England

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Inexpensive
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Difficult to set up

                      Best Uses

                      • Video

                      Comments about Impact Air-Cushioned Heavy-Duty Light Stand (Black, 13'):

                      I needed a stand for camcorder to take video of a choral conductor from behind a choir standing on risers. This stand did met the requirements at a reasonable cost. The only issue I have is that the legs are a little tricky to expand and collapse. Since the stand will get only infrequent use, I can live with this. For anyone setting the stand up and leaving it up for a period of time I think that this is a fine solution.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Very sturdy / Solid

                      By DalArch

                      from Dallas TX

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Positive Latching
                      • Sturdy

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Artificial Lighting
                        • Photography
                        • Portraits
                        • Studio Strobe Lights

                        Comments about Impact Air-Cushioned Heavy-Duty Light Stand (Black, 13'):

                        I have previously purchased some lightweight light stands primarily for speedlights. But upon purchasing a studio type strobe with a large 7' parabolic umbrella, I wanted a sturdy light stand. This is it. It has plenty of height, and is very secure.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        The best ever light stand

                        By Valdosta Photographer

                        from VALDOSTA, GA

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Photography
                          • Strobe Lighting

                          Comments about Impact Air-Cushioned Heavy-Duty Light Stand (Black, 13'):

                          By far an excellent product, heavy dutuy and air cushioned, perfect for location work with the monolights I use. Has the spreaders at the bottom that one can use to stake the stand into the ground or use sand bags while on location outside, a big plus. The stand is sturdy, light enough to transport easily, and priced right for a studio on a budget, and I am not saying these are cheap, far from it, but a lot of bang for your $.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Would suggest my friends

                          By Frosty

                          from Central Ontario Canada

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent
                          • Easy To Set Up

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Artificial Lighting
                            • Photography
                            • Portraits
                            • Strobe Lighting

                            Comments about Impact Air-Cushioned Heavy-Duty Light Stand (Black, 13'):

                            have not had long enough for full usage but do use with flash units

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Great Light Stand

                            By LT Colonel

                            from Raleigh

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent
                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Artificial Lighting
                              • Photography
                              • Portraits
                              • Strobe Lighting

                              Comments about Impact Air-Cushioned Heavy-Duty Light Stand (Black, 13'):

                              I bought these light stands to us at sporting events. They work great. I use them in conjunction with my Canon 600 EX RT speedlites. I'm looking at adding ankle weights to help keep them solid when fully extended in case someone bumps into them.

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                              • No

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