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ImpactTwo Section Back Light Stand (3')
 
4.6

(based on 62 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (41)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (27)
  • Durable (25)
  • Reliable (25)
  • Easy to set up (23)
  • Long-lasting (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Portraits (26)
  • Photography (18)
  • Artificial lighting (14)
  • Strobe lighting (11)
  • General purpose (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (22), Semi-pro photographer (11), Photo enthusiast (7), Enthusiast (4), Casual photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (40)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Two Section Multi Use Stand

I was very pleased with this purchase. I purchased the stand based on its very low floor footprint, and its much lower price than some almost identical stands by other manufacturers. I needed...Read complete review

I was very pleased with this purchase. I purchased the stand based on its very low floor footprint, and its much lower price than some almost identical stands by other manufacturers. I needed a stand that would get underneath chairs where there was not much room. My primary use is for microphones and live music recording.

The unit is extremely versatile as it fully comes apart. The body can be attached to most clamps and other stands as it has the standard 3/8ths and 1/4th inch threaded adapter (one size at each end of the pole which clamps into its base). In addition there are holes drilled on one of the stands legs to attach either a 1/4th or 3/8ths threaded adapter, so another stand is easily attached to the same base.

I really am satisfied as it suites a great deal of situations for me, and I find the low to the ground leg configuration much more suited to the conditions that I record in.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Does okay...

This is a nice little stand, with a flaw listed below.Since it's two separate pieces, it's very compact when stored.

Expertise: Advanced amateur. Portrait Photography...

Problems...Read complete review

This is a nice little stand, with a flaw listed below.Since it's two separate pieces, it's very compact when stored.

Expertise: Advanced amateur. Portrait Photography...

Problems Encountered: The nut on the bottom that holds the 3 legs to the stand itself comes loose constantly.This causes the stand to be fussy and not stand still unless the nut is tightened.

Previous Equivalent Item Owned: I own 7 Impact light stands total. 1 of the above, 2 x 8ft, 2 x 13ft boom, 9.5ft heavy duty stand all from B&H...

Items I Recommend: Impact 9.5ft Heave Duty stand is awesome if you need a bigger stand...

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5.0

Great back light stand, versatile

By 4thirdsShooter

from San Diego, CA

About Me Photography Student

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Photography
    • Portraits
    • Video Backlighting

    Comments about Impact Two Section Back Light Stand (3'):

    This stand can be used with or without the extra extension, so you can get really low if you need to, or pretty high at 3 feet. I use this as my backlight stand, and always take it on location because it comes in handy and folds down so small in 2 pieces. The base is heavy steel legs to allow it to hold most small back lights without worrying about sand bags, which end up touching the ground anyway.

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    4.0

    Indoor portrait must have.

    By tedsupnet

    from Stockton, CA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Artificial Lighting
      • Portraits

      Comments about Impact Two Section Back Light Stand (3'):

      Mostly used for backlighting and special effects for portraits.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Good

      By Gebnyc

      from Nyc

      Comments about Impact Two Section Back Light Stand (3'):

      Good. I use it for background lights.

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      4.0

      Does the job...

      By Bikeguy

      from New York City

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Photography
        • Portraits

        Comments about Impact Two Section Back Light Stand (3'):

        sturdy and works well. only quip is that the bolt on the bottom doesn't quite keep the legs locked down.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Awesome Light Stand

        By Ryan

        from San Francisco, CA

        About Me Photography Student

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Artificial Lighting

          Comments about Impact Two Section Back Light Stand (3'):

          This stand is the perfect size to hold backlights. I also sometime mount a mic on the stand because the size is perfect. Well built stand with both 1/4-20 and 3/8-16 threads to hold most back lights and possibly other items.

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          5.0

          Great for background lights!

          By Nate in Maine

          from Portland, ME

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Photography
            • Portraits
            • Strobe Lighting
            • Weddings

            Comments about Impact Two Section Back Light Stand (3'):

            Very simple and sturdy stand for background lights. This design allows for minimum height for my lights, with maximum stability. I switched from a mini Manfrotto stand that could not go this low. I bought these for my studio and travel kits. I use the riser in the studio. Not ideal for a weddings, since the legs spread very wide and will show behind a small dress.

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            4.0

            Not to small

            By LB Photography

            from Fresno Ca

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Artificial Lighting
              • Photography
              • Portraits
              • Strobe Lighting

              Comments about Impact Two Section Back Light Stand (3'):

              Perfect height for a back light. Sturdy and solid base so will not fall over.

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              • No

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              5.0

              2 section back light stand

              By BobOPhoto

              from Los Angeles

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Photography
                • Portraits
                • Strobe Lighting

                Comments about Impact Two Section Back Light Stand (3'):

                Excellent low back light stand for ground level to 3' height lighting needs!
                I can use the optional mount right on the floor, or from about 16" to 36" high.
                Well-made for daily use! Good price, too!

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                • No

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                5.0

                Work Good

                By xavier

                from maryland

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Photography
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Impact Two Section Back Light Stand (3'):

                  Stand works as described.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Good short stand for placing light low

                  By Robert

                  from Las Vegas, NV

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Reliable
                  • Very Adjustable

                  Cons

                  • Slightly Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Artificial Lighting
                  • Background lighting
                  • Photography
                  • Portraits
                  • Strobe Lighting

                  Comments about Impact Two Section Back Light Stand (3'):

                  Very well made and appears ot work as expected. Good for lighting the background and keeping the stand out of the frame. Can be used two ways, one with the column which is about 1.5 feet closed and 3 feet extended. You can take the column off and use it at just about ground level if needed. It is slightly heavy due to the steel fold out legs but this is also a plus, it keeps the stand very steady.

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                  4.0

                  great stand for background or low angle

                  By shooter

                  from florida

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Impact Two Section Back Light Stand (3'):

                      works great. you can really get low angle lighting with the threaded foot on one of the legs

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                      4.0

                      pretty great

                      By photogirl

                      from ohio

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about Impact Two Section Back Light Stand (3'):

                      only feature not crazy about is how the legs will spin closed if not careful when moving it, I didn't notice a lock but I might've missed it

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                      5.0

                      Perfect for my needs

                      By Papadish

                      from Saint Clair Shores, MI

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Portraits
                        • Strobe Lighting

                        Comments about Impact Two Section Back Light Stand (3'):

                        I Have a small basement studio and finally bought a background stand that has perfect funtionality. The nut on the bottom gets loose easily so put a little locktite on it and enjoy.

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                        4.0

                        Short but does the job

                        By Needed another background light stand

                        from NY and SF

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Artificial Lighting
                          • Photography
                          • Portraits
                          • Strobe Lighting

                          Comments about Impact Two Section Back Light Stand (3'):

                          Mostly used for lighting a background. Works and built just as well and good as the more expensive ones (half the price).

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Good quality

                          By DME

                          from Spring Valley, NY

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Impact Two Section Back Light Stand (3'):

                              Nicely constructed and works well.

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                              5.0

                              Good Stand

                              By BBurk

                              from Salt Lake City, UT

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent
                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Backdrop
                                • Background lighting

                                Comments about Impact Two Section Back Light Stand (3'):

                                Works as advertised.

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Get it low

                                By Esmephotoa.

                                from Houston

                                Comments about Impact Two Section Back Light Stand (3'):

                                This lightstand allows you to put the softbox at a lower positon compared to anything else on the market.

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                                5.0

                                Two Section Back Light Stand

                                By Garyb

                                from New York

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Reliable
                                • Very Heavy Duty

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Artificial Lighting
                                  • Photography
                                  • Portraits
                                  • Strobe Lighting

                                  Comments about Impact Two Section Back Light Stand (3'):

                                  Works great as a backlight stand, and very sturdy.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Just as Good

                                  By LWink

                                  from McMurray, PA

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Comments about Impact Two Section Back Light Stand (3'):

                                  I have no problems with Manfrotto at all, and that's what I've bought mostly. Sometimes when you save a few bucks you get a product that you regret. This is not the case with this Impact stand. Very well made piece of gear.

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                                  4.0

                                  Sturdy so far, built well

                                  By MiRez

                                  from Brooklyn, New York

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Artificial Lighting
                                    • Photography
                                    • Portraits
                                    • Strobe Lighting

                                    Comments about Impact Two Section Back Light Stand (3'):

                                    This stand is built fairly well and does a good job, however it would be good if it were a tad bit shorter for those shots where you want something a little shorter than the average light stand. Otherwise a good item.

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