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ImpactAir-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8')
 
4.4

(based on 376 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (206)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (133)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (310)
  • Easy to set up (259)
  • Reliable (196)
  • Consistent (123)
  • Easy to setup (29)

Cons

  • Unreliable (9)
  • Short lifespan (5)
  • Inconsistent output (3)
  • Too light (3)

Best Uses

  • Photography (209)
  • Portraits (207)
  • Artificial lighting (179)
  • Strobe lighting (138)
  • Weddings (75)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (307), Yes (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (124), Pro photographer (77), Photo enthusiast (73), Casual photographer (34), Photography student (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Amazing and low price!

At first, I was kind of skeptical about this light stand. Actually, when I received it and tested it. I was blow-en away about the quality. It is very good for the...Read complete review

At first, I was kind of skeptical about this light stand. Actually, when I received it and tested it. I was blow-en away about the quality. It is very good for the price of this item. I used Ezybox 30" by Lastolite attach with my 580 EX II and pockwizard Flex TT5. I works like a charm. The only drawback is a air-cushion, you can't fold it quick if you on to go, but it does protect your gears if you forgot to tighten it. Other then that, no compliments.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Don't Expect much

This stand is about what I expected for the price. I will only use this for small lights (anything smaller than a 1K). The construction is aluminum, with cheap plastic knobs. The...Read complete review

This stand is about what I expected for the price. I will only use this for small lights (anything smaller than a 1K). The construction is aluminum, with cheap plastic knobs. The supposed 5/8" baby pin on top seemed small so my light when mounted had a little play. Make sure you bag this one, the floor spread isn't very big. Overall a very cheap stand that will work with small lights.

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4.0

A bit stiff

By Carol Sheppard Photography

from Bellingham, WA

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Artificial Lighting
    • Portraits

    Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

    This is a reasonably-priced stand and was included as part of a kit. I am finding it a bit stiff when opening out, which is causing me some grief, but it can probably be addressed easily. It only affects the stand-part. I just wish manufacturers would realize that we don't all have upper-body strength.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Very good

    By Barbus

    from Harrisburg

    Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

    Very light and easy for set up

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    5.0

    Great light stand

    By Danielle

    from Cherry Hill, NJ

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Photography
      • Weddings

      Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

      Love that it's lightweight and easy to move around. Very simple to use as well.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Stronger than they feel

      By Jason

      from Madison, WI

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

      • Tough To Set Up

      Best Uses

        Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

        These stands feel a bit cheap and flimsy, but they hold their own. They can feel a bit stiff to raise and collapse due to what I'm guessing is the air-cushioning, but the advantage to that is that it won't slam down when you are collapsing.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Works well

        By CB

        from Michigan

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Artificial Lighting
          • Photography

          Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

          This works well. They are wobbly if you extend them all the way up and have heavier lights on them. But for what they are, they work great.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Smooth and Light

          By chART

          from Philadelphia

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Artificial Lighting
            • Photography

            Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

            A bargain if you don't abuse your equipment. The aircushioned operation doesn't hinder, it adds control to your adjustments. They are lightweight construction. Don't throw heavy equipment on top of them while traveling.

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            2.0

            Meh... not the worst, nor the best

            By philm

            from Southwest WI

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • No Good At Full Height
            • Too Lightweight

            Best Uses

            • Anything Light-duty
            • Portraits

            Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

            I was in a bind and needed two stands in a hurry. I did not have time to do much research. These were to replace two stands that I've had over thirty years (and they held up under heavy use all those years) that came with my Speedotron studio flash system. I ordered these as a stop gap solution. Way too light-weight for my needs. Not strong enough to support flash heads with small soft boxes attached. Forget about taking them to their full eight foot height, they will tip over for sure.
            I'll keep them as spares, but will be purchasing stands with enough strength for my needs.
            I only gave them two stars because they did not work for me. On the plus side, they are fairly well made but there is no way I would expect thirty years out of them.
            If you want light weight stands, these will serve your purposes. Pass on these if you are looking for anything more substantial.

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            5.0

            great price, great value

            By Greg

            from NJ

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

                works extremely well as part of a speedlight/umbrella setup

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                4.0

                nice stand

                By shootist

                from usa

                Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

                Well built, reasonably stable, excellent value

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                5.0

                Light weight and compact

                By NHKen

                from North Woodstock, NH

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

                  Folds up small due to the 4 sections. Light weight and strong for its size. Came with the QucikBox Softbox (24x24) and it's a good match. Add qflash and I have a nice remote studio quality light that I can use just about anywhere. Keep within its weight limit and add a sand bag to keep it up right and it will do the job.

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                  5.0

                  VERSITILE

                  By Lawyer/lecturer with a PA system

                  from Dallas

                  Verified Buyer

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                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

                        I use this with a thread adapter (from B&H) to change it to a microphone stand, but not for a mic. It holds a Beheringer 805 PA speaker/amp (which has mic stand threads), which weighs 7.5#, the spec's max load for this stand. It extends to 8' but for stability, I set it above the crowd's heads around 7' with sufficient long throw sound. I use a hard shell standard piece of rolling luggage for a PA, Hi Res 5000 lumen video projector, cables, extension cords, a computer/lectern stand with mic thread plate mounted on it, a lightweight projector stand, two more of these stands for hi-power MR16LED spotlights - all under 50# to avoid airline's baggage fees. It all snugly fits in the 26-1/2# tall interior of the luggage. In my prior system I used converted portable music stands, but they tipped the scales way over 50#. A condenser mic helps hold down weight too. I got tired of paying venues to rent all this stuff with questionable reliability, and don't like paying airlines for luggage.

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                        3.0

                        Flimsy

                        By Soli Lama

                        from Charlotte, NC

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Too light

                          Best Uses

                          • Artificial Lighting
                          • Photography

                          Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

                          I sent these back because I was going to use them for the flolight Fl lights that I had bought. Once I got the light on the stand I was waaaaaay too nervouse that it would tip over. I traded up for the 9' stands and it's absolutely worth the extra couple of bucks.

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                          5.0

                          MOST HAVE IT!

                          By OM&M

                          from MEXICO

                          About Me Photography Student

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent
                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Artificial Lighting
                            • Photography
                            • Portraits
                            • Weddings

                            Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

                            I use this special light stand with the speed light quikbox and it´s a most to have it with it... for me as a student sometimes forget to atach apropiatly.. so the air impact can prevent exactly that!

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                            4.0

                            Works well, but a little flimsy

                            By Benjamin Root

                            from Iowa, USA

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Artificial Lighting
                              • Photography
                              • Portraits

                              Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

                              A good product for beginners. A little light weight and flimsy, but works fine if you are careful.
                              The knobs lock down well, but I have noticed the the plastic clams do stretch a little if you leave them tightened for a few days

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                              5.0

                              Sturdy enough for slave flash

                              By Mel

                              from Manns Harbor, Nc

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Artificial Lighting
                                • Photography
                                • Portraits
                                • Weddings

                                Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

                                Work well. Very sturdy up to 6'for slave flash. I have not placed anything else on them yet. Air cushion works well. Clamps work well. Because they are light weight, they need sandbags or to be fastened to something if used outside or where they may be knocked over.

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                                5.0

                                Durable and Reliable

                                By Shot By Stephen James

                                from Los Angeles, CA

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Consistent
                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Artificial Lighting
                                  • Photography
                                  • Portraits
                                  • Strobe Lighting

                                  Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

                                  Works perfect and great value for the money spent.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Exelent Product

                                  By Fernando

                                  from Puerto Rico

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

                                  Light and longer

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                                  5.0

                                  Good basic light stands.

                                  By Editmvp

                                  from Billings, MT

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Artificial Lighting
                                    • Photography
                                    • Strobe Lighting

                                    Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

                                    Replaced a set of old stands with these and they're just fine. Very affordable and compact. Definitely not for large lights, but work perfectly with Arri 650s and LED panels.

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                                    5.0

                                    Save Money later

                                    By Silence

                                    from Tri State and Westchester

                                    Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

                                    Definitely an extra addition to protecting your investment, with those air tubes cushioning the drop. My gear feels safer on it than in my hands.

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                                    5.0

                                    Good light stand

                                    By Bill

                                    from Buda, Tx.

                                    Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

                                    The impact air cushioned light stand is not big enough to support the light I ordered it to hold. It is a good stand and I use it to hold lighter equipment.

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