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ImpactAir Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand, Black - 13' (4m)
 
4.5

(based on 93 reviews)

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    (28)

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    (7)

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99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (54)
  • Reliable (53)
  • Lightweight (46)
  • Consistent (27)
  • Durable (15)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Photography (47)
    • Portraits (47)
    • Artificial lighting (43)
    • Strobe lighting (43)
    • Weddings (20)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (68)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (38), Semi-pro photographer (26), Photo enthusiast (10), Professional (4)

    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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    4.0

    Great quality for the price

    By jim

    from cayman islands

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Impact Air Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand, Black - 13' (4m):

        impressed at how well built these are for the price. One thing though, the diameter of the footprint of the stand is a little smaller than I'd like, considering the height of the stand. Often I shoot Large groups outdoors and I live in a windy area - I'll be sure to use plenty of sandbags with these stands.

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        5.0

        Big sturdy stand.

        By PaulE

        from New York

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

        • Tad Big

        Best Uses

        • Photography
        • Strobe Lighting

        Comments about Impact Air Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand, Black - 13' (4m):

        It's big and sturdy. Almost a bit too big and may not be suitable for tight locations.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Great

        By Kaden

        from Western Wisconsin

        About Me Photography Student

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Boom Holder
          • One Man-band

          Comments about Impact Air Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand, Black - 13' (4m):

          Great sturdy build. Large and not flimsy. I am using this to hold a boom and blimp during interviews since I'm a one man band.

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          3.0

          Sturdy and functional

          By riverview

          from new orleans

          About Me Pro Photographer

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          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Artificial Lighting

              Comments about Impact Air Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand, Black - 13' (4m):

              for the price these are hard to beat. anyone who has used manfrotto and expect that type of quality. buy manfrotto. we bought these as backdrop stands for location green screen work. they are fine for that. they are heavy and clunky to operate. they do support the heavy material of the green screen well. all our light stands are manfrotto and there is a huge difference…but huge difference in price too.

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              3.0

              Nice stand

              By Ohanadogs

              from Akron, OH

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Artificial Lighting
                • Photography
                • Portraits
                • Strobe Lighting

                Comments about Impact Air Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand, Black - 13' (4m):

                it's a good sturdy stand, but not as robust as some similar more expensive stands. Good value, great for the price point.

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                5.0

                Great products with great service!

                By Creative Kim Photography

                from Stevensville, MT

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Heavy Duty

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Artificial Lighting
                  • Photography
                  • Portraits
                  • Studio Light

                  Comments about Impact Air Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand, Black - 13' (4m):

                  As a professional photographer, I've purchased several products form B&H. The product I recently purchased is the Air Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand. I needed on more sturdy stand to hold one of my larger studio lights with light box. It is just what I expected, durable, heavy duty and easy to use. Thank you for the great products and the great service! Kim

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                  5.0

                  Stands

                  By pjs

                  from san antonio

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Buying Two More

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Impact Air Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand, Black - 13' (4m):

                      Perfect for the price

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great, sturdy light stand

                      By Sapphire Sky Photography

                      from Washington, D.C.

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Impact Air Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand, Black - 13' (4m):

                          Awesome light stand, sturdy, easy to transport.

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                          5.0

                          Very sturdy

                          By Artista

                          from California

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Impact Air Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand, Black - 13' (4m):

                              I'm glad I bought this sturdy stand. High quality.

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                              5.0

                              a solid stand for a reasonable price

                              By KAS

                              from Charlottesville, VA

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable
                              • Solidly built
                              • Solidly Buit
                              • Sturday

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Artificial Lighting
                                • Location Portraits
                                • Portraits
                                • Strobe Lighting

                                Comments about Impact Air Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand, Black - 13' (4m):

                                I feel much more comfortable putting my 60-inch umbrella and a couple of speed lights on this stand, as it's solidly built.

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                                3.0

                                Stable at low level

                                By 8th Avenue

                                from Florida

                                Verified Buyer

                                Comments about Impact Air Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand, Black - 13' (4m):

                                Very stable and steady until you get above 5 feet. Not bad for the price though

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                                5.0

                                Nice and tall

                                By Canonizer

                                from Los Angeles CA

                                Comments about Impact Air Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand, Black - 13' (4m):

                                Probably taller than anything I'll ever need but good to have. Solid construction.

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                                5.0

                                sturdy and light for the price

                                By Imaj

                                from Ireland

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Cheap
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Artificial Lighting

                                  Comments about Impact Air Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand, Black - 13' (4m):

                                  quite sturdy and ligh stands. They seem to extend more than I thought but sturdy all the way (with sand bags for heavy lights).
                                  The joints and extending/unfolding mechanism is not the best quality but I don't see any problems with this.

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                                  5.0

                                  Best for Mono Lights

                                  By Chuck

                                  from Crestview Hills, KY

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Consistent
                                  • Easy To Set Up

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Photography
                                    • Portraits
                                    • Strobe Lighting
                                    • Weddings

                                    Comments about Impact Air Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand, Black - 13' (4m):

                                    Use this stand for my Photogenic Mono Lights because of the air cushioning. Sturdy and safe for equipment.

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                                    3.0

                                    Nice stand

                                    By Dustin

                                    from Cleveland

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Consistent
                                    • Easy To Set Up
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                    • Plastic

                                    Best Uses

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

                                    Comments about Impact Air Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand, Black - 13' (4m):

                                    The air cushioning works but is not the smoothest. As far as a stand goes it does its job and seems relatively durable although the knobs are plastic. I use it with a Nikon Speedlight and a 48" umbrella.

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                                    5.0

                                    Great stand

                                    By In the Tin Images LLC

                                    from Montana

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Consistent
                                    • Easy To Set Up
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Artificial Lighting
                                      • Parabolic Umbrella Stand
                                      • Photography
                                      • Portraits
                                      • Strobe Lighting
                                      • Weddings

                                      Comments about Impact Air Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand, Black - 13' (4m):

                                      Used for my 7ft umbrella
                                      well made stand long legs very tall..
                                      use ten pound sand bags if fully extended.

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                                      5.0

                                      Lightweight and Durable

                                      By ekulikova

                                      from San Francisco

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Consistent
                                      • Easy To Set Up
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

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

                                        Comments about Impact Air Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand, Black - 13' (4m):

                                        This are easy-to-set up light stands, have nice feeling nobs, adjustable, very light wight and great for traveling.

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                                        5.0

                                        perfect for wedding receptions

                                        By scott800

                                        from fresno, ca

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Consistent
                                        • Easy To Set Up
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Reliable

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Artificial Lighting
                                          • Photography
                                          • Strobe Lighting
                                          • Weddings

                                          Comments about Impact Air Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand, Black - 13' (4m):

                                          love these lightstands! sturdy and durable, they are great for putting the speedlights up high and lighting the whole room.

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                                          5.0

                                          Excellent choice. Fully satisfied.

                                          By Ron F.

                                          from Gainesville, GA

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Air Cusion Is Great
                                          • Consistent
                                          • Easy To Set Up
                                          • Joints Never Slip
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Reliable
                                          • Solid And Stable

                                          Cons

                                          • Mic Adapter Not Included

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Mic Stand For Recording

                                          Comments about Impact Air Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand, Black - 13' (4m):

                                          I bought two of these for use with professional microphones to record band concerts. The competition is a Shure S15A and in my opinion there is no comparison. The Impact product is superior in all categories and costs less than half of the Shure, including the cost of the mic adapter.

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                                          5.0

                                          Solid

                                          By FrumPilot

                                          from NY

                                          About Me Pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Set Up
                                          • Lightweight

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Artificial Lighting
                                            • Photography
                                            • Strobe Lighting
                                            • Weddings

                                            Comments about Impact Air Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand, Black - 13' (4m):

                                            This is a good light stand which hopefully will hold up well. Tall and solid!

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