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MatthewsReverse Stand - 7'
 
4.8

(based on 49 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (37)

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    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (36)
  • Easy to set up (35)
  • Reliable (30)
  • Consistent (17)
  • Durable (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Photography (24)
    • Portraits (22)
    • Strobe lighting (19)
    • Artificial lighting (18)
    • Weddings (10)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (26), Semi-pro photographer (10), Professional (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (39)

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great stand

    By islegypsy39

    from Maui Hawaii

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Photography
      • Portraits
      • Strobe Lighting

      Comments about Matthews Reverse Stand - 7':

      Simple works smoothly, portable exactly why I was looking for...

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      • No

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      5.0

      Great compact stand

      By mcp

      from Burbank, CA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Photography
        • Portraits
        • Strobe Lighting

        Comments about Matthews Reverse Stand - 7':

        I love Matthews sands and this one is definitely not at sturdy as some of the other but it does allow me to get me soft box really low to the ground. Great little stand to have in the kit!

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        5.0

        I love this stand

        By just for fun

        from wisconsin

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Artificial Lighting
          • Photography
          • Portraits
          • Strobe Lighting

          Comments about Matthews Reverse Stand - 7':

          light weight and perfect.

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          5.0

          Strong and lightweight.

          By Bikeguy

          from New York City

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Portraits

            Comments about Matthews Reverse Stand - 7':

            Excellent build quality and portable.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Love these!

            By Antman

            from Minneapolis, MN

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Artificial Lighting
              • Photography
              • Portraits
              • Strobe Lighting
              • Weddings

              Comments about Matthews Reverse Stand - 7':

              I use these stands for location work and love them! They're extremely portable yet solid enough to hold studio strobes. They fold down small enough to fit in my air case with my strobes allowing me the luxury of not having to bring an extra light stand bag. Highly recommended!

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              • No

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              4.0

              Awesome Product!

              By LauraTav

              from Visalia, CA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Artificial Lighting
                • Photography
                • Portraits

                Comments about Matthews Reverse Stand - 7':

                LOVE how this stand allows for the light to get down low!

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                • No

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                5.0

                Open all the way flat!

                By Kat

                from Ga

                Comments about Matthews Reverse Stand - 7':

                Great stand. Love that it sits flat on the ground. Gives me peace of mind that it won't tople over.

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                4.0

                Great light stand

                By JKM

                from New York, NY

                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 Matthews Reverse Stand - 7':

                  This is a well made stand that offers excellent size to weight. If you need to travel with your gear, but want something actually usable for medium-sized lights (I use these regularly with a Dynalite Roadmax kit), these are a good option.I own larger stands from Matthews/Avenger, but scrapped my older lightweight bogen/manfrotto stands in favor of these.

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                  5.0

                  Great Stands

                  By PGC

                  from Rhode Island

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Matthews Reverse Stand - 7':

                      The best stands I have used for the money. Fold up small, very stable. I use with LitePanels Sola 4 and have gone full height with no problems in wind.

                      Great product.

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                      • No

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great portable stand!

                      By Matt

                      from Southampton, NY

                      Comments about Matthews Reverse Stand - 7':

                      I had reviewed a number of the portable, reverse leg stands on BH website. I thought I would end up with the Manfrotto version, since the usually produce a quality product.

                      I happened to be in Manhattan, so I stopped by the BH superstore to check out some of these stands in person. After seeing them, I felt this stand was much better quality for basically the same price. It may be slightly heavier than some of the other competing stands, but it is an easy trade off for the obvious quality in this product. Plus, almost all of the joints are nut and bolt, instead of rivets, making adjustments and repairs much easier.

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                      5.0

                      Can it be better?

                      By Hamppu

                      from Stockholm, Sweden

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Professional Use

                        Comments about Matthews Reverse Stand - 7':

                        This stand is 5 star, nothing less. It's light, steady and well crafted. I especially like the locking mechanism that is safe and has a very good feel. Quarter turn between locking and unlocking.

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                        5.0

                        Top quality product!

                        By ggweci

                        from Stouffville, Ontario, Canada

                        Comments about Matthews Reverse Stand - 7':

                        Bought this as a second portable stand to go with my Manfrotto Nano 5001b stand. This Matthews one is only slightly longer when collapsed, but is much more solid and stable when in use. Highly recommend!

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                        5.0

                        Great value

                        By Mee

                        from Canada

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

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                              Comments about Matthews Reverse Stand - 7':

                              Holds my 50" westcott soft box close to the ground. Sturdy and affordable.

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Pperfect

                              By Shutterrbug

                              from Ohio

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent
                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Photography
                                • Portraits
                                • Strobe Lighting

                                Comments about Matthews Reverse Stand - 7':

                                This stand allows the softbox to go all the way to the floor which is great for photographing little ones in my small space.

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                                5.0

                                more stable than I thought they'd be

                                By Russ

                                from Los Angeles

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Consistent
                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Artificial Lighting

                                  Comments about Matthews Reverse Stand - 7':

                                  Probably the best small travel stand I've used. Lightyears better than the reverse kit stands from a company like Lowel. I pack them in Diva200 kits for travel. Just perfect.

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                                  5.0

                                  Great stand Great price

                                  By Shananana

                                  from Orlando, FL

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Artificial Lighting
                                    • Photography
                                    • Portraits
                                    • Strobe Lighting
                                    • Weddings

                                    Comments about Matthews Reverse Stand - 7':

                                    This is my first light stand and so far I love it. As a newborn photographer I most love that it drops all the way to the floor. Because I have small children running around my lights I will add sandbags to the base, but if I only photographed adults I don't think it would be necessary. I'm overall very pleased with my purchase.

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                                    5.0

                                    Lightweight and sturdy

                                    By Mario Reise

                                    from Sanford, FL

                                    About Me Photography Student

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Consistent
                                    • Easy To Set Up
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Portraits

                                      Comments about Matthews Reverse Stand - 7':

                                      I worried that a lightweight stand would be too unstable. This stand is well built and able to handle on location demands.

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                                      5.0

                                      Reliable & Dependable

                                      By CaliGent

                                      from Chino Hills

                                      About Me Photography Student

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Consistent
                                      • Easy To Set Up
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Photography
                                        • Strobe Lighting
                                        • Weddings

                                        Comments about Matthews Reverse Stand - 7':

                                        Love how the stand folds back onto itself.

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                                        4.0

                                        Sturdy, compact

                                        By Angel Catfriend

                                        from San Jose, CA

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Compact
                                        • Easy To Set Up
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                        • Lightweight

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Artificial Lighting
                                        • Photography
                                        • Portraits

                                        Comments about Matthews Reverse Stand - 7':

                                        Nice sturdy, compact stand. Wish it had spikes for grounding on soil.

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                                        5.0

                                        The best stand available for air travel

                                        By Erik

                                        from Chicago, IL

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Consistent
                                        • Easy To Set Up
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Reliable

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Artificial Lighting
                                          • Photography

                                          Comments about Matthews Reverse Stand - 7':

                                          I'd had a couple other reverse stands before and found them too flimsy, but this one is awesome! I can easily hold a 1K with chimera or a Diva/Mole Biax on it with no wobble at all. This stand is very flexible, it folds up almost as compact as any other one but still maintains a wide base and support. One other thing that is great is that they are similar to C-stands in that they can be placed very close together (see picture). Couple them with the Matthews mini-grip kit and there's no reason to take C-stands on location if you have limited space.Anytime you can snag a stand made by Matthews, do it...the fact that this one is so flexible, durable, and costs less than [$] is terrific!

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