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MatthewsReverse Stand - 7'
 
4.7

(based on 47 reviews)

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    (35)

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    (12)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (34)
  • Easy to set up (33)
  • Reliable (28)
  • Consistent (16)
  • Durable (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Photography (22)
    • Portraits (20)
    • Artificial lighting (18)
    • Strobe lighting (17)
    • Weddings (10)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (24), Semi-pro photographer (10), Professional (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
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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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              • No

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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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                  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

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Matthews Reverse Stand - 7':

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

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                          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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                            • No

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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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                              • No

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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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                                  • No

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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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                                    • No

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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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                                    • No

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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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                                      5.0

                                      Maybe the best stand availabe

                                      By eikerir

                                      from Caracas, Venezuela

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Pros

                                      • Consistent
                                      • Easy To Set Up
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Matthews Reverse Stand - 7':

                                          This might be the best stand that you can buy if you need portability but strong support.

                                          Most regular foldable stand are good for photography flashes or smallish lights, but anything else and they wobble like there's no tommorrow.

                                          I've used the Matthews with Kino Divas and 1K fresnels and it's very solid with a very wide base.

                                          I only own one of these so far, but i'm definetely getting a couple more for small crew jobs and for traveling.

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                                          5.0

                                          Compact

                                          By Rilze

                                          from PGH, PA

                                          About Me Pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Set Up
                                          • Lightweight

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Photography
                                            • Strobe Lighting

                                            Comments about Matthews Reverse Stand - 7':

                                            Strong for what it is. If you need a compact stand this is the best!

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