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ImpactTurtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Chrome)
 
4.8

(based on 157 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (127)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (98)
  • Reliable (89)
  • Consistent (53)
  • Durable (33)
  • Heavy duty (10)

Cons

  • Heavy (11)

Best Uses

  • Photography (82)
  • Artificial lighting (79)
  • Portraits (72)
  • Strobe lighting (61)
  • Studio (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (69), Semi-pro photographer (34), Photo enthusiast (8), Professional (7), Photography student (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (108)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The Stands are AMAZING!!

I couldn't be happier than I am with these Impact stands!! Yes, they're heavy, but I shoot a lot of my work outside on location, and the weight keeps them from being...Read complete review

I couldn't be happier than I am with these Impact stands!! Yes, they're heavy, but I shoot a lot of my work outside on location, and the weight keeps them from being top heavy. I can set them up as high as they go with a couple sandbags and a smaller (2x3) sofbox, and they never budge. I'll be buying the shorter version next, as well as the Roller Stand with the folding base for my studio. Great Product!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Sticky

Yes, it's heavy, but I view that as a good thing.
Could be sturdier.

The Stand itself is good. I like the base locking mechanism for the legs. It...Read complete review

Yes, it's heavy, but I view that as a good thing.
Could be sturdier.

The Stand itself is good. I like the base locking mechanism for the legs. It really makes that portion of the set-up a breeze. Unfortunately, every second you gain from that and then some is lost when the grip heads stick... and they do stick. You need to keep a long, thick screwdriver on you at all times to pry it loose.

Like at least one other reviewer has mentioned, in the future I think I'll just get the stand alone and buy some Avenger, Manfrotto or Matthews Grips to go along with it.

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4.0

4 stars because knuckle sticks

By Skippy

from Canada

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Chrome):

The base disconnects making it easy to put in any car. It is very stable and nice looking. I read somewhere the knuckle gets stuck and requires any simple tool to pry apart. The very first time I used the stand, I was banging a Leatherman on the knuckle trying to get the knuckle to become unstuck. Also, keep in mind the extension arm isn't 40 inches long, but 40 inches short. I ended up buying a 123 Super Boom to get a Chinese Lantern to reach far enough.

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5.0

Better than expected!

By AlexSoCal

from Orange, California

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Set Up

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Artificial Lighting
    • Photography

    Comments about Impact Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Chrome):

    Ordered the one with the removable legs and the locking mechanism is brilliant, to open legs, one hand on the lock and gravity does the rest. Excellent quality & price.
    I will use them both, in studio and location.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Big & Mighty C-Stand!

    By Gene

    from Conway, SC

    About Me Photography Student

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Artificial Lighting
      • Photography
      • Portraits
      • Strobe Lighting

      Comments about Impact Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Chrome):

      I use this for all kinds of applications where lighting or the blocking of has to happen! This stand is great for holding the heaviest of lights, scrims, flags, etc. You name it, this stand can hold it!The main reason I bought this was to use with a Luxbanx 84" Octo softbox & it holds it exactly where I want it held!Have not found anything bad about it & will buy more in the future to have for scrims, flags, etc.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Better than expected

      By iKeith

      from Charleston

      Comments about Impact Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Chrome):

      Initially I thought the impact brand would be less sturdy than others I've used. The build was a pleasant surprise. These are really tall. Too tall for most of my needs. I've also ordered shorter ones.

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      5.0

      Nice.

      By Tony V

      from Clearwater, FL

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Heavy Duty
      • Reliable

      Cons

      • None so far

      Best Uses

      • Video Productions

      Comments about Impact Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Chrome):

      These are on the heavy side but I like the way they work better then my Matthews, especially the legs going in and out.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Large but in charge

      By Neeto

      from FL

      Comments about Impact Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Chrome):

      This thing is pretty big comparred to other Matthews stands I've used. Maybe only a few inches taller than I'm used to, and the knuckles are beefy. That said, it is quality built and excellent for the price. I don't have any doubts about this product. And with BH free shipping u cant go wrong!

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      5.0

      Affordable C stand with quick setup

      By Prangsta

      from Arlington, VA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Photography
        • Video

        Comments about Impact Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Chrome):

        Was worried at first since it's not one of the known American brands, but used it for multiple shoots. The turtle base and quick release set up are great for on the go and when you need something to fit in the back of a car trunk.So far so good, we will see if it stands up over time..

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        5.0

        Happy/Good quality/Reasonable price

        By RJS

        from Saratoga Springs, NY

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Artificial Lighting
        • Photography
        • Portraits
        • Strobe Lighting
        • Studio

        Comments about Impact Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Chrome):

        Used for a few portrait and product shoots already. Hasn't failed me yet. Holds an Impact monolight with beauty dish. Height is sufficient. Only regret is not getting something with caster wheels for easy light position change. It's a heavy stand, as it should be, so lifting repeatedly to adjust the position is a little annoying.

        Very happy

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        5.0

        The Stands are AMAZING!!

        By JAM Photography Inc

        from Lake Worth, Florida

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Artificial Lighting
          • Photography
          • Portraits
          • Strobe Lighting

          Comments about Impact Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Chrome):

          I couldn't be happier than I am with these Impact stands!! Yes, they're heavy, but I shoot a lot of my work outside on location, and the weight keeps them from being top heavy. I can set them up as high as they go with a couple sandbags and a smaller (2x3) sofbox, and they never budge. I'll be buying the shorter version next, as well as the Roller Stand with the folding base for my studio. Great Product!!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Out "Standing" !

          By Go2Girl

          from Scottsdale, AZ

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Impact Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Chrome):

          I was looking for a sturdy stand with an arm to hold my beauty dish….and this Impact C-Stand is it for me. This truly makes me want to replace all my stands with C-Stands. The all steel construction is of amazing quality & because there are no plastic parts that can break, it's one less thing to worry about. Obviously, this stand is heavier to maneuver than the aluminum ones, but that would be expected.

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          5.0

          Great Product, SUPER STURDY

          By Dan West

          from Marshall, MN

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Heavy Duty
          • Reliable
          • Sturdy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Artificial Lighting
            • Grip Gear
            • Video Lights

            Comments about Impact Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Chrome):

            I've never owned any C-Stands before so I had no clue what to expect. This C-Stand is awesome! I don't know how it compares to other C-Stands but this is quality stuff right here and it's cheaper than the name brand C-Stands. It's heavy but you should know that going into it and when you are putting big lights on it and grip gear, you want to have a heavy stand so you know that your stuff is safe and won't tip over. This is built like a tank and I love the fact that everything can disassemble and the legs fold up very compact.The grip heads on this thing are AMAZING. Seriously, they are so good! They are very robust and the huge handle on them is the best part. The big handle allows you to easily tighten the grip with no effort at all. This is my favorite part of the whole set up.Also, these stands have great height on them and they are still solid even when you extend them fully which is like 11 feet. I can have a 650W Arri fresnel on it and not worry about this thing falling over when fully extend (just make sure you use a sand bag for safety). The boom is also really useful for when putting a flag or a scrim on it. I mounted a 4' x 4' diffusion scrim and it holds just fine on this.HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS. Hope this review helps someone.

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            5.0

            Outstanding

            By ulcerdoc

            from New Hope, PA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Artificial Lighting
              • Photography
              • Portraits
              • Strobe Lighting

              Comments about Impact Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Chrome):

              Fantastic stand. Built like a tank. Should last forever! Price is unbelievable for the quality. Holds Einsteins and large softboxes or 22 inch beauty dish without any strain.

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              5.0

              Classic Super-Sturdy C-Stand

              By Bob the Builder

              from Wasaki

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Impact Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Chrome):

              This thing will last for a century...

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              5.0

              Rock Solid

              By kelvin

              from Gilbert , AZ

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Artificial Lighting
                • Photography
                • Portraits
                • Strobe Lighting

                Comments about Impact Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Chrome):

                use it for indoor and outdoor lighting.
                excellent build quality.
                no negatives.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Sturdy and reliable

                By JMPower

                from Lausanne, SUI

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Impact Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Chrome):

                    Can fit the Elinchrom Maxilite and other heavy modifiers on location. Handles the wind quite well. Also a perfect fit for studio use.

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                    5.0

                    Great C-Stand

                    By Daniel, Commercial Photographer

                    from Bentonville, AR

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Heavy Duty
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Artificial Lighting
                      • Photography
                      • Portraits
                      • Strobe Lighting

                      Comments about Impact Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Chrome):

                      Very heavy duty, great stand. Quick release on the legs make folding it up super quick. Great Quality. It seems like it'll last forever.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Need

                      By Maria Sierra

                      from San Antonio, Texas

                      Comments about Impact Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Chrome):

                      This is a great piece of versetile stand to have, every studio needs 2 minimum. I use the stands for holding my soft boxes, lights and umbrella.

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                      5.0

                      C stand virginity broken!

                      By Shtevo

                      from Canada

                      Comments about Impact Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Chrome):

                      This is my first venture into buying and using C stands. My C stand virginity well and truly broken and thankfully it feels like it's the only thing that will break. It's one hefty piece of kit.
                      I use mine as a boom to hold my lights. The gear heads are awesome too. Sturdy as hell! I am very happy with this kit. No regrets unlike my real virginity! Haha

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                      5.0

                      Great addition to any studio

                      By Shane

                      from Cincinnati, OH

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Solid

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Artificial Lighting
                        • Photography
                        • Strobe Lighting

                        Comments about Impact Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Chrome):

                        These stands are solid and very versatile. I think it would be hard to have too many C-stands - you can always find a use for one. These ones are very well built and I'm very happy with them.

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                        5.0

                        Quality Product

                        By Bill

                        from Tucson, AZ

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Heavy Duty
                        • Locking Swing Out Legs

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Photography

                          Comments about Impact Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Chrome):

                          Very good quality. Durable and strong. Great value for price. Consider purchasing saddle bags for extra support.

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