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ImpactCaster Set for Light Stands with 25mm Tubular Leg Ends (Set of 3)
 
4.0

(based on 42 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (26)
  • Attach securely (13)
  • Attaches securely (12)
  • Long-lasting (7)
  • Good color value (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Indoors (28)
  • Portraits (9)
  • General purpose (8)
  • Low light (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (22), Semi-pro photographer (14)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (25)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Makes Life Easier!!

I purchased these casters for my Westcott Spiderlites. I was tired of dragging my lights around the studio floor. This set of casters was the perfect thing. Light moves quicker and easier. I...Read complete review

I purchased these casters for my Westcott Spiderlites. I was tired of dragging my lights around the studio floor. This set of casters was the perfect thing. Light moves quicker and easier. I also found that when shooting handheld you can just nudge the light with your foot to position it and not have to put your camera down. Good investment.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Just Not Right

I got three sets to put under Impact brand C-Stands with 1" legs.

They simply don't work. The angle of the caster is almost exactly 45-degrees. The angle of...Read complete review

I got three sets to put under Impact brand C-Stands with 1" legs.

They simply don't work. The angle of the caster is almost exactly 45-degrees. The angle of the C-Stand leg is 55-degrees or 60-degrees, depending on C-Stand mfg.

This angle missmatch means the top of the caster is not parallel to the ground and guarantees the caster will rotate on the leg and stop castering.

Further, the thumb screw cannot secure the caster to the slick steel leg. It would take an allen head set screw and real tension to hold the caster on.

Great idea, nice construction, poor execution.

There's a reason rolling tripod spiders have a triangle that the pod sits on. This is about the only way to guarantee that the casters are positioned propberly.

Slapping angled caps on a C-Stand just doesn't work.

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1.0

Won't work with c-stands; poor quality construction

By Michael

from Mill Valley, CA

About Me Pro Photographer

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Pros

    Cons

    • Flimsy

    Best Uses

      Comments about Impact Caster Set for Light Stands with 25mm Tubular Leg Ends (Set of 3):

      As noted by another reviewer these don't work with c-stands as the angle is all wrong. (the swivel of the caster isn't parallel to the ground) The product description should really include this information.

      Also, on one caster the nut was loose inside and it's clear that the nut holding the wheel on has no locking mechanism or even a nylock nut, so it's likely the wheels will get loose over time.

      Lastly the thumb screw to hold it onto the leg is pretty small and unlikely to stay set.

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      5.0

      Love these

      By Harrisgirl

      from SE Idaho

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Long-Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors
        • Low Light
        • Portraits

        Comments about Impact Caster Set for Light Stands with 25mm Tubular Leg Ends (Set of 3):

        I am an amateur photographer who has set up a small studio in a spare bedroom with some Einstein strobes from Paul C Buff. The wheels make moving those heavy light stands so easy and actually without worry about tipping them over. I'm so glad I finally purchased them.

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        1.0

        Just Not Right

        By Dan K

        from Redondo Beach, CA

        About Me Pro Photographer

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        Pros

        • Cast Aluminum

        Cons

        • Will Not Tighten To Leg
        • Wrong Angle For Castering

        Best Uses

        • Sitting On A Shelf Unused

        Comments about Impact Caster Set for Light Stands with 25mm Tubular Leg Ends (Set of 3):

        I got three sets to put under Impact brand C-Stands with 1" legs.

        They simply don't work. The angle of the caster is almost exactly 45-degrees. The angle of the C-Stand leg is 55-degrees or 60-degrees, depending on C-Stand mfg.

        This angle missmatch means the top of the caster is not parallel to the ground and guarantees the caster will rotate on the leg and stop castering.

        Further, the thumb screw cannot secure the caster to the slick steel leg. It would take an allen head set screw and real tension to hold the caster on.

        Great idea, nice construction, poor execution.

        There's a reason rolling tripod spiders have a triangle that the pod sits on. This is about the only way to guarantee that the casters are positioned propberly.

        Slapping angled caps on a C-Stand just doesn't work.

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        5.0

        Perfect, Easy to Use Solution

        By ErinF

        from Jackson, MS

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        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors
          • Portraits

          Comments about Impact Caster Set for Light Stands with 25mm Tubular Leg Ends (Set of 3):

          These fit perfectly on the Smith-Victor Rs10 Heavy Duty Aluminum Light Stand (10') I bought for my Westcott TS6 Spiderlites. They're easy to attached to the stand and seem to be durable.

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          2.0

          Not Real Smooth

          By Steve S

          from Houston, TX

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Securely
          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors
            • Studio

            Comments about Impact Caster Set for Light Stands with 25mm Tubular Leg Ends (Set of 3):

            Build quality seems good, but these casters seem hard to swivel when moving a stand, even with the weight of a C stand. I use these on an Impact Stand and an Avenger C stand, and even with the extra heavy weight of the C stand, they seem to stick in position. I'm going to try some graphite or WD40 to try and loosen them up.

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            5.0

            Makes studio life so much simpler

            By jholphoto

            from Marshall, MI

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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            Pros

            • Attaches Securely
            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors
              • Portraits

              Comments about Impact Caster Set for Light Stands with 25mm Tubular Leg Ends (Set of 3):

              I bought these to put on the Impact boom arm and stand I purchased. Now I want them for EVERY stand I own.

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              5.0

              Work Great

              By Jim

              from Newland, NC

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              Pros

              • Attaches Securely

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors
                • Portraits

                Comments about Impact Caster Set for Light Stands with 25mm Tubular Leg Ends (Set of 3):

                Great for easily moving studio lights around.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Good quality

                By Craig

                from Knightsen, Ca

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Impact Caster Set for Light Stands with 25mm Tubular Leg Ends (Set of 3):

                    Works, does the job, wheels a bit small for on carpet, but fine on hardwood, etc.

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                    5.0

                    Good quality

                    By Craig

                    from Knightsen. Ca.

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Lightweight
                    • Long-Lasting

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Indoors
                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Impact Caster Set for Light Stands with 25mm Tubular Leg Ends (Set of 3):

                      For the price they are worth it. These work well and are well made. They roll well, even on carpet.

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                      5.0

                      Nice and Sturdy

                      By DME

                      from Spring Valley, NY

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                      Pros

                      • Attaches Securely
                      • Durable
                      • Long-Lasting

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Impact Caster Set for Light Stands with 25mm Tubular Leg Ends (Set of 3):

                          These wheels are great.

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                          4.0

                          Nice wheel for light stand

                          By thefrenchguy

                          from Hilton Head Island, SC

                          About Me Pro Photographer

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                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Threads Reliability

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors
                          • Studio work

                          Comments about Impact Caster Set for Light Stands with 25mm Tubular Leg Ends (Set of 3):

                          I used these with the heavy light stand mounted with Profoto B1 head & softbox which make it easy to move around in the studio on hard surface or very short carpet. Easy to put on and remove. The only issue is the screw for tightening the caster on the stand leg. The threads are in the aluminum casting and not machined very precisely. One came in defective (no thread - hole oversized). But B&H made it easy to replace. Great service.

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                          2.0

                          Works…. barely.

                          By 8th Avenue

                          from Florida

                          Verified Buyer

                          Comments about Impact Caster Set for Light Stands with 25mm Tubular Leg Ends (Set of 3):

                          These are fine if you are working with VERY light stands and lights. Any weight at all and they don't roll well.

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                          4.0

                          wheels

                          By preisg

                          from allentown,pa

                          About Me Pro Photographer

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                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Good Color Value
                          • Long-Lasting

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • General Use
                            • Indoors
                            • Low Light

                            Comments about Impact Caster Set for Light Stands with 25mm Tubular Leg Ends (Set of 3):

                            easy move heavty with pull it up

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                            4.0

                            Love them.

                            By Matt Blasing

                            from Albuquerque, NM

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                            Pros

                            • Attaches Securely
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoors

                              Comments about Impact Caster Set for Light Stands with 25mm Tubular Leg Ends (Set of 3):

                              Attached to boom light stand (hair light). Makes quick moving and adjusting so much easier.

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                              4.0

                              Lightweight but so far, work great!

                              By Cathy Heinz

                              from Florida

                              About Me Pro Photographer

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                              Pros

                              • Attaches Securely
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Indoors
                                • Portraits

                                Comments about Impact Caster Set for Light Stands with 25mm Tubular Leg Ends (Set of 3):

                                I thought that they would be a little heavier/solid than they are. I put them on a regular Impact brand lightstand and had an Alien Bee light and a large softbox on it. Used for three days straight, 7 hours a day and never had a problem. I don't think they would work on the heavier Avenger lightstands but then again, if you own those, you would not be buying these anyway!

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                                3.0

                                Impact Casters are fine

                                By Greg

                                from Dallas

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Comments about Impact Caster Set for Light Stands with 25mm Tubular Leg Ends (Set of 3):

                                My first set of casters had a problem (one of the screws was stripped when it arrived and wouldn't grab the leg). B&H replaced it at no charge. The second set seems fine. They fit on my Impact light stand and supply the mobility I wanted. I haven't used them enough to know if they hold up well, and I will be watching closely since I had the issue with the first set.

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                                5.0

                                Works great!

                                By JessiRose

                                from Jefferson City, MO

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Indoors
                                  • Low Light
                                  • Portraits

                                  Comments about Impact Caster Set for Light Stands with 25mm Tubular Leg Ends (Set of 3):

                                  This set of casters roll smoothly on hard floors as well as carget.

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                                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Good, except no locking feature

                                  By Channel 70 Video Productions

                                  from Hollywood CA

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

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                                  Pros

                                  • Fast To Install
                                  • Perfect fit

                                  Cons

                                  • No Locking Feature

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Indoors

                                  Comments about Impact Caster Set for Light Stands with 25mm Tubular Leg Ends (Set of 3):

                                  We roll C stands all over the place on some shoots and then fine tune the position most times. These wheels make all of that easy. Except for no locking capability, good design and good fit. Our Impact stands still fold nicely even with the wheels installed.

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                                  5.0

                                  A very useful product !

                                  By Julien

                                  from Qc, Canada

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Useful

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • General Use
                                    • Indoors
                                    • Portraits

                                    Comments about Impact Caster Set for Light Stands with 25mm Tubular Leg Ends (Set of 3):

                                    Very useful to convert light stands on wheels

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                                    • No

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                                    4.0

                                    Good

                                    By Best photographer Mississauga

                                    from Toronto, Canada

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                                    Pros

                                    • Powerful

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Impact Caster Set for Light Stands with 25mm Tubular Leg Ends (Set of 3):

                                        Used with lighting stands. Good material

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                                        • No

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