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ImpactAir Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand, Black - 13' (4m)
 
4.6

(based on 97 reviews)

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    (29)

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    (7)

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99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (57)
  • Reliable (54)
  • Lightweight (48)
  • Consistent (29)
  • Durable (15)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Photography (50)
    • Portraits (49)
    • Strobe lighting (46)
    • Artificial lighting (45)
    • Weddings (20)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (71)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (39), Semi-pro photographer (27), Photo enthusiast (11), 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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    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' (4m):

      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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      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' (4m):

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

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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' (4m):

          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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          5.0

          Great stand for the money...

          By krfessl

          from Monroe, ny

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

          Tried several brands, and I've just replaced most of them with this stand, either at 9' or 13'... Added casters too...

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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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              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

                Verified Buyer

                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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                            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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