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Manfrotto368B Basic Black Light Stand - 11' (3.3m)
 
4.5

(based on 28 reviews)

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    (17)

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    (8)

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    (3)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (20)
  • Long-lasting (8)
  • Good color value (7)
  • Attach securely (6)
  • Good power output (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General purpose (19)
    • Indoors (19)
    • Outdoors (10)
    • Outdoor events / games (6)
    • Portraits (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (11), Semi-pro photographer (9), Photo enthusiast (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (14)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Built To Last

    This product is well made. It has some heft to it. I have been impressed with other Manfroto products, this one is not exception. My only complaint with all stand manufactures is that...Read complete review

    This product is well made. It has some heft to it. I have been impressed with other Manfroto products, this one is not exception. My only complaint with all stand manufactures is that I wish they would develop a leg drop mechanism that worked a little smoother

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Good, but there are some cons

    The sections are still a bit sticky after a few times of use and I think they are going to stay that way. Both stands have this issue. They're not too smooth going up...Read complete review

    The sections are still a bit sticky after a few times of use and I think they are going to stay that way. Both stands have this issue. They're not too smooth going up and down. I'd spend the money and buy the air cushioned ones in the future. But these do the job for what I use them for. They are really light too.

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    5.0

    Perfect

    By SDF

    from San Dego, CA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Manfrotto 368B Basic Black Light Stand - 11' (3.3m):

        This stand is perfect for quick setup and sturdy or most situations. Would buy again.

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        4.0

        Works fine

        By Moss Photography

        from Denver, CO

        About Me Pro Photographer

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Manfrotto 368B Basic Black Light Stand - 11' (3.3m):

            I was just looking for a couple of inexpensive, yet quality stands. I was a couple short for a full light setup with flags, and wanted something that wouldn't be too heavy, yet give me some height. They're not quite as good as my other stands, but they're also about 40% the price.

            I was not disappointed with these at all. These are perfect for what I wanted. A good value indeed. They did lose one star because the bottom leg attachment doesn't have a release. That's probably a cost saving, so not really a big deal.

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            5.0

            Best stand

            By photoralli

            from NY

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Indoors
              • Low Light
              • Night Time
              • Outdoors
              • Portraits

              Comments about Manfrotto 368B Basic Black Light Stand - 11' (3.3m):

              Great stand, light weight and yet sturdy
              I have an Alien bee mounted on it outdoors in a windy park, it held it's own

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              • No

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              5.0

              Well Made

              By RRE3

              from Jackson WY

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Long-Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Indoors
                • Portraits

                Comments about Manfrotto 368B Basic Black Light Stand - 11' (3.3m):

                Great value. Well made and sturdy I use this indoors to support compact flashes and reflectors. Not as portable as some as it is heavier which makes for a better support i.e. I don't worry about it falling over.

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                4.0

                Reliable, Well made, but light

                By Philip

                from Lakewood, NJ

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable

                Cons

                • Lightweight

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Indoors
                • Low Light
                • Portraits
                • Special Events

                Comments about Manfrotto 368B Basic Black Light Stand - 11' (3.3m):

                Use the lightstands to hold my Lowel Tota Lights. Seems to be the same build quality as the old models from 10 years ago....and that's a good thing! You do need to either tape them or weight them down though

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                4.0

                Tall, lighweight stand

                By gear guy

                from Washington

                About Me Pro Photographer

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                Pros

                • Good Color Value
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Indoors
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Manfrotto 368B Basic Black Light Stand - 11' (3.3m):

                  I often take lighting gear on location, Up to 4 heads and a power pack, and this stand is both easily portable and gets lights up high, which can be helpful in indoor settings. It is not sturdy enough for larger attachments like big softboxes at full height, but for lesser loads it works fine.

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                  5.0

                  Sturdy stand

                  By Victor

                  from Annapolis MD

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Securely
                  • Durable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use
                    • Indoors
                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Manfrotto 368B Basic Black Light Stand - 11' (3.3m):

                    I am using this stand with Canon Speedlite 580EX II flashes along with a 45" convertible umbrella attached to an umbrella bracket with adjustable shoe. There is a bundled pair of stands from Impact with the 36" umbrella that costs less than this setup but I liked that this light stand gets up high to about 11'. I have not used this stand outdoors but for indoor use it is sturdy and the base comes out wide enough to give confidence that the attachments up top won't tip over on you without some kind of effort. After all you can't beat the laws of physics so the higher the stand reaches the easier it might be to tip. There are some weight-bags that can be applied to the stand to avoid that problem. Otherwise, for the relatively light Speedlite's and umbrella, the stand works great.
                    I will be buying a second set to match now that I know the stand is sturdy enough.

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                    5.0

                    Strong and Tall

                    By jfarris10

                    from Liberty Lake, WA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Indoors
                      • Outdoors

                      Comments about Manfrotto 368B Basic Black Light Stand - 11' (3.3m):

                      Pretty straight forward. Its build strong and lasts long.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Cheap but durable

                      By Alex Wong

                      from Bala Cynwyd, Pa

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attach Securely
                      • Good Color Value

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use
                        • Indoors
                        • Special Events

                        Comments about Manfrotto 368B Basic Black Light Stand - 11' (3.3m):

                        Tall, lightweight, and durable. Great travel gears. Must be secured with sandbags or other gears. Does not fold as easy as my other expensive Bogen stands, but @ 1/2 the price, and light enough to carry anywhere, well worth it. Watch your hardwood floor, or go to [...] and get some of the rubber feet for it.

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                        5.0

                        Excelente

                        By GF

                        from Elizabeth, NJ

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attach Securely
                        • Durable
                        • Good Color Value
                        • Long-Lasting
                        • Powerful

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Manfrotto 368B Basic Black Light Stand - 11' (3.3m):

                          In location photoshot

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Excellent lightweight stand.

                          By Chris

                          from Saint Louis, MO

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                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Powerful

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • General Use
                            • Indoors

                            Comments about Manfrotto 368B Basic Black Light Stand - 11' (3.3m):

                            Excellent stand, highly recommended. Lightweight but sturdy. I use it to record concerts. I attach a stereo mic bar and a couple mics and I'm good to go.

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                            4.0

                            Basic Light Stand by Manfrotto

                            By [*]

                            from Bunker Hill, IN

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • General Use

                              Comments about Manfrotto 368B Basic Black Light Stand - 11' (3.3m):

                              This is a design that has been duplicated by many various manufacturers. BUY THIS ONE!

                              The few dollars you'll pay extra for a Manfrotto will be worth it to you over the long haul. The quality of workmanship and durability will make up for the higher cost.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              More than expected

                              By gonzalig

                              from Saltillo Mexico

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Amateur studio

                                Comments about Manfrotto 368B Basic Black Light Stand - 11' (3.3m):

                                I use this to photograph products on a tabletop set up. They are longer than my need require but I could use them on other set ups in the future.

                                I like that they are light and that I can store them easily under furniture at home.

                                At the beginning they were a bit tight but now they open easily.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Great basic stand

                                By csd

                                from Boston, MA

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • General Use

                                  Comments about Manfrotto 368B Basic Black Light Stand - 11' (3.3m):

                                  Sturdy, strong (probably more than I need - using this with a shoe mount flash).
                                  Does the job well - and looks pro.

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                                  • No

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                                  3.0

                                  Good, but there are some cons

                                  By Seth

                                  from Phila PA

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Manfrotto 368B Basic Black Light Stand - 11' (3.3m):

                                        The sections are still a bit sticky after a few times of use and I think they are going to stay that way. Both stands have this issue. They're not too smooth going up and down. I'd spend the money and buy the air cushioned ones in the future. But these do the job for what I use them for. They are really light too.

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Basic is Best

                                        By Athena

                                        from New England

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Attach Securely
                                        • Durable
                                        • Good Color Value
                                        • Long-Lasting
                                        • Powerful

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

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

                                          Comments about Manfrotto 368B Basic Black Light Stand - 11' (3.3m):

                                          This basic light stand does the job, is easy to use and easy cart around.

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                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          Built To Last

                                          By Peter

                                          from New Haven CT.

                                          About Me Pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Durable
                                          • Long-Lasting

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • General Use
                                            • Indoors
                                            • Outdoors

                                            Comments about Manfrotto 368B Basic Black Light Stand - 11' (3.3m):

                                            This product is well made. It has some heft to it. I have been impressed with other Manfroto products, this one is not exception. My only complaint with all stand manufactures is that I wish they would develop a leg drop mechanism that worked a little smoother

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                                            3.0

                                            To Flimsy ,but not to many choices

                                            By Prestige18

                                            from Long Island NY

                                            About Me Pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Cost effective

                                            Cons

                                            • Flimsy
                                            • Weak

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Indoors
                                            • Special Events

                                            Comments about Manfrotto 368B Basic Black Light Stand - 11' (3.3m):

                                            I use the stand with a Tota Light.The base is not wide enough ,it feels like its made from paper,when extended all the way it just feels to shaky.I dont believe it can handle harsh situations,its best to keep it off to the side .It will do the job and the price is right

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                                            4.0

                                            You get what you pay for

                                            By Michael

                                            from Vancouver, Canada

                                            About Me Pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Indoors

                                                Comments about Manfrotto 368B Basic Black Light Stand - 11' (3.3m):

                                                This brand stays for quality. But for a lightstand 11' high it is shaky fully extended with strobe plus softbox on top (I'm using Hensel). On the other hand the price is more than reasonable. So it is a fair compromise.

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                                                5.0

                                                Great deal!

                                                By ESc Photo

                                                from NYC

                                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Durable
                                                • Good Color Value
                                                • Long-Lasting

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Indoors
                                                  • Outdoors

                                                  Comments about Manfrotto 368B Basic Black Light Stand - 11' (3.3m):

                                                  Excellent stand for its price range,
                                                  light but stable and the turn knobs are great for adjusting height!

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