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LowelOmni Light Stand (9')
 
4.5

(based on 12 reviews)

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90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (9)
  • Reliable (6)
  • Easy to setup (5)
  • Consistent (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Artificial lighting (4)
  • Photography (3)
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    • Pro photographer (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Improvements

Over the years I have bought some of the cheaper light stand out there (for some cheaper lights!). I recently bought a new lowel light and saw this stand. My old Lowel...Read complete review

Over the years I have bought some of the cheaper light stand out there (for some cheaper lights!). I recently bought a new lowel light and saw this stand. My old Lowel light kit is about five years old and even though the pictures looked about the same as the three I had.... this is a major improvement over my older stands. They've made these a bit more sturdy. As always (and I won't waste my money on the cheap one's again!) Lowel makes the best!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Usable, but will last only with TLC

Our facility uses 5 Omni/Tota kits, and it's difficult to find working Lowel stands. They are light and portable and inexpensive, but these stands just don't hold up well.

The...Read complete review

Our facility uses 5 Omni/Tota kits, and it's difficult to find working Lowel stands. They are light and portable and inexpensive, but these stands just don't hold up well.

The tiny knobs hurt your fingers to operate, and most of my Omni bulb failures have happened when the riser falls down from inadequate tension.

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5.0

Omni stand

By Ted

from Washington state

Comments about Lowel Omni Light Stand (9'):

Lowel stands and equipment are the workhorse if my G&E package. The stands are perfect for Lowel lights.

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5.0

Great stand, compacts nicely

By Video Pro

from Nottingham, MD

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Small Footpring
  • Small Footprint
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General Use
    • Videography

    Comments about Lowel Omni Light Stand (9'):

    I compared stands on website and found this one to have the edge because it compacts to smaller length when all the sections are lowered so it fits in my 30" Lowell light bag perfectly. I have used Lowel stands before and they work great. Just do not leave the knobs tightened down when packing away. You need the ability for the sections to hold when you are putting weight on it (when placing lights on top). This is standard procedure for me for all of my light stands and tripods, no matter what brand.

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    5.0

    We've owned these stands for years!

    By Edithouse

    from Rio Rancho, NM

    About Me Business Owner

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Professional Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Independent Films

      Comments about Lowel Omni Light Stand (9'):

      Lightweight and dependable, we've used Lowel equipment since our company began in 1999. A great, rugged and inexpensive addition to your light kit!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Light weight.

      By Zadok

      from Washington DC

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attach Securely
      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Lowel Omni Light Stand (9'):

        Light weight but sturdy enough. Very compact when folded up. Fits well in smaller Lowel case.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Omni light stand

        By KC

        from Sacramento

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Long-Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Lowel Omni Light Stand (9'):

            It's a good light stand. Does the job.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            3.0

            sticky stand busts your knuckles

            By Patrujo

            from Pittsburgh

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Lowel Omni Light Stand (9'):

                I bought the stand because I tried them out at the lighting rental place and they were great. worn in these are wonderful,sturdy stands that don't take up much room. when I first open the stand I thought the pole was bent, it would hardly open. I forced it open and it ran all the way to the bottom and messed up the sticker. hence why I'm not returning this sticky thing. I lubed up all the riveted connections and it still is one of the toughest stands to open and close. my knuckles are bloody from trying to wear this thing in. To most people this won't matter but when you shoot wedding and events, myself and assistance struggle with opening and closing stands many times for quick transport, all while a small strobe and modifier rest precariously atop. I like the stand. it's made well, i think they over tightened the rivets on the lower half and It's difficult to slightly loosen them without damage. why couldn't they spend 50 cents more for some decent hardware instead of rivets? I'm going to drop $100 on a cheetah stand after i write this.

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                • No

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                4.0

                LIghtweight but OK

                By SN

                from Connecticut

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy Setup
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Artificial Lighting
                  • Strobe Lighting

                  Comments about Lowel Omni Light Stand (9'):

                  Well made stand, but a bit flimsy compared to the Lowell KS stands that I'm used to. A good addition to a kit of heavier stands.

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                  4.0

                  A Compact, Reliable Multi-purpose Stand.

                  By ERose

                  from Chicago, IL

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Easy Setup
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Artificial Lighting
                    • Photography
                    • Weddings

                    Comments about Lowel Omni Light Stand (9'):

                    I use this stand at weddings, specifically for shots like cutting the cake and the first dance. It is reliable and portable, two extremely important factors in weddings.
                    The only thing that is less than ideal is the fact that it is so lightweight that I worry about it being knocked over...feather-light is a pro and a con I guess!

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                    3.0

                    Usable, but will last only with TLC

                    By IndyFilmLighter

                    from San Jose, CA

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Short Lifespan

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Lowel Omni Light Stand (9'):

                      Our facility uses 5 Omni/Tota kits, and it's difficult to find working Lowel stands. They are light and portable and inexpensive, but these stands just don't hold up well.

                      The tiny knobs hurt your fingers to operate, and most of my Omni bulb failures have happened when the riser falls down from inadequate tension.

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                      5.0

                      Great Improvements

                      By jackson23

                      from Kansas City, MO

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Easy Setup
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Artificial Lighting
                        • Photography
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Lowel Omni Light Stand (9'):

                        Over the years I have bought some of the cheaper light stand out there (for some cheaper lights!). I recently bought a new lowel light and saw this stand. My old Lowel light kit is about five years old and even though the pictures looked about the same as the three I had.... this is a major improvement over my older stands. They've made these a bit more sturdy. As always (and I won't waste my money on the cheap one's again!) Lowel makes the best!

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                        5.0

                        Best Replacement Stand!

                        By Patrick

                        from Fairfax VA

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Easy Setup
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Lowel Omni Light Stand (9'):

                            Perfect Durable Construction for Field Use! Cant Go Wrong!

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                            5.0

                            The standard in stands

                            By University Video Engineer

                            from Ohio

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy Setup
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable
                            • Stable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Artificial Lighting
                              • Photography
                              • Videography
                              • Weddings

                              Comments about Lowel Omni Light Stand (9'):

                              It is just not worth it to scrimp on light stands. This one is sturdy snough to support any light in my location kit and when collapsed fits into my road case. Best of all, Lowel sells repair parts to keep the stand in use for many years.

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