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ImpactTwo Section Back Light Stand - 3' (90cm)
 
4.7

(based on 48 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (34)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (25)
  • Lightweight (20)
  • Reliable (16)
  • Easy to set up (11)
  • Long-lasting (10)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Portraits (16)
    • General purpose (10)
    • Indoors (10)
    • Photography (10)
    • Artificial lighting (9)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (28)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (15), Semi-pro photographer (10), Photo enthusiast (6), Enthusiast (4)

    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

    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' (90cm):

        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' (90cm):

          Works as advertised.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Get it low

          By Esmephotoa.

          from Houston

          Comments about Impact Two Section Back Light Stand - 3' (90cm):

          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' (90cm):

            Works great as a backlight stand, and very sturdy.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Just as Good

            By LWink

            from McMurray, PA

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Impact Two Section Back Light Stand - 3' (90cm):

                  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.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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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' (90cm):

                    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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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    works like it should

                    By unclemikey

                    from Richmond VA

                    About Me 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' (90cm):

                      This compact light stand worked well for back rim light and low light effects. Made well enough for outside work and certainly for the studio.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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                      5.0

                      Compact stand doubles as VAL

                      By Aaron R

                      from Detroit, MI

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Impact Two Section Back Light Stand - 3' (90cm):

                        Use the stand with the legs for a back light stand or remove the legs and use it with an assistant as a VAL.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        perfect

                        By bcbasslet

                        from new york city

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Hold A Spotting Scope

                          Comments about Impact Two Section Back Light Stand - 3' (90cm):

                          exactly what i wanted. the salesman was delightful.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Perfect!

                          By zarconiphoto

                          from Washington, DC

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attaches Securely
                          • Durable
                          • Lightweight
                          • Long-Lasting

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • General Use
                            • Indoors
                            • Portraits
                            • Special Events

                            Comments about Impact Two Section Back Light Stand - 3' (90cm):

                            Needed a stand to hold a behind-subject light for a portrait setup. This is perfect! Can hold the light basicaly at the ground-level or up 3' off the ground. Compact, sturdy, and exactly what I wanted.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            This Light Stand Rocks!

                            By Charles Diaz Studio

                            from New York

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Long-Lasting

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • General Use
                              • Indoors
                              • Outdoors
                              • Portraits
                              • Special Events

                              Comments about Impact Two Section Back Light Stand - 3' (90cm):

                              Works just like I had hoped, is a convenient solution, and priced well.

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                              5.0

                              Heavy and stable legs

                              By Michael T

                              from New York, NY

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attaches Securely
                              • Durable
                              • Lightweight
                              • Long-Lasting
                              • Powerful

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • General Use
                                • Indoors
                                • Outdoors
                                • Portraits

                                Comments about Impact Two Section Back Light Stand - 3' (90cm):

                                • I've used this product whenever I'm in need of a background light or when I'm photographing kids/babies. However, he main function of this product in my arsenal is to hold umbrellas/soft-boxes at an angle without the need to carry the long boom-arm. I attach one end to an umbrella holder/bracket and the other to a 45" umbrella or the Westcott Apollo soft-box. The weigh down the main light stand base with some sandbags or other heavy object to prevent the entire thing from toppling over in case of wind/accidental shove.

                                • Short and light enough to carry in my bag and take minimum space but long enough that I can attach a 45" umbrella or the 28" Apollo soft-box without obstructing the bracket. Base is heavy and durable.

                                • No cons; everything is as described.

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Light use only

                                By BradleyS

                                from Northeast Ohio

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Impact Two Section Back Light Stand - 3' (90cm):

                                    I may be biased because I also have an Impact 9' heavy duty stand for my OctaCool-9 (which I would never mount on this stand).

                                    This stand is fine for holding a single socket and dome but no more. That's exactly what I use it for without any major issues. I would prefer a sturdier build for the price.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Nice - Compact - Sturdy

                                    By vpbowers

                                    from Mobile, AL

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attaches Securely
                                    • Durable
                                    • Sturdy

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • General Use

                                      Comments about Impact Two Section Back Light Stand - 3' (90cm):

                                      I use this stand to support background strobe light.

                                      Very nice stand for the price.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Great Stand

                                      By Ken

                                      from Dallas, TX

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Attaches Securely
                                      • Durable
                                      • Good Color Value
                                      • Long-Lasting

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Impact Two Section Back Light Stand - 3' (90cm):

                                          Primarily for background light on portraits, but will use anytime I need a light at a very low position. Light can be positioned at floor level up to 3 feet. Very sturdy and collapses very small for portability.

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                                          • No

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                                          4.0

                                          Good Stand

                                          By Mike

                                          from Hope Mills, NC

                                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Attaches Securely
                                          • Durable
                                          • Long-Lasting

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Portraits
                                            • Special Events

                                            Comments about Impact Two Section Back Light Stand - 3' (90cm):

                                            I use this stand to hold a monolight for lighting portrait backgrounds. It is sturdy and well-made. The removable top section give you more options in light placement.

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                                            • No

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                                            4.0

                                            Geat back light stand for the price

                                            By Sean

                                            from Alberta, Canada

                                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Attaches Securely
                                            • Durable
                                            • Easy to Use

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Portraits
                                              • Reflectors

                                              Comments about Impact Two Section Back Light Stand - 3' (90cm):

                                              What can you say about a simple piece of metal. Works like a chart for low positioned lights (speedlight or full studio head). I also use it with a reflector and holder to allow for some low fill light when working with 1 strobe up high.

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                                              • No

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                                              3.0

                                              not so sure about the length

                                              By erica

                                              from santa rosa ca

                                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Attaches Securely
                                              • Durable
                                              • Lightweight
                                              • Long-Lasting

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • General Use
                                                • Indoors
                                                • Low Light
                                                • Night Time
                                                • Outdoors
                                                • Portraits
                                                • Special Events

                                                Comments about Impact Two Section Back Light Stand - 3' (90cm):

                                                i like that its portable and compactable, but it wounldn't be good for something that needs a light higher up

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                                                • No

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                                                4.0

                                                Sturdy and competent

                                                By cavatappi

                                                from seattle, wa

                                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Durable

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about Impact Two Section Back Light Stand - 3' (90cm):

                                                    The base is made of heavy metal. When the light pole is attached, it makes a competent background stand.

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                                                    • No

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Just what I needed

                                                    By Ralphie

                                                    from Hendersonville, NC

                                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • General Use

                                                        Comments about Impact Two Section Back Light Stand - 3' (90cm):

                                                        This stand is just what I was lacking in my portable studio setup. It is very useful with the opportunity to have your background light 3' off the floor or down at floor level. I would highly recommend that you get one for your background light.

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                                                        • No

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