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AvengerA2033L 10.75' C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Chrome-plated)
 
4.7

(based on 20 reviews)

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Pros

  • Reliable (12)
  • Easy to set up (9)
  • Consistent (7)
  • Durable (6)
  • Easy to setup (3)

Cons

  • Heavy (5)

Best Uses

  • Photography (14)
  • Portraits (13)
  • Artificial lighting (12)
  • Strobe lighting (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (14)
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    • Pro photographer (11), Semi-pro photographer (6)

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4.0

Solid, well built

By pinkcb

from Canada

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Quality
  • Solid
  • Sturdy

Cons

  • Doesn't Come With Pin
  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Artificial Lighting
  • Photography
  • Portraits
  • Strobe Lighting

Comments about Avenger A2033L 10.75' C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Chrome-plated):

I purchased this c-stand to get my light modifiers up high. Mission accomplished. Unit is solid and well built. Be warned it is heavy so if you're an on location photographer be prepared to schlep heavy gear. Studio-folk will be just fine. Biggest complaint I would say if you are new to grip gear is there are no instructions for assembly, use or weight ratings in the box.

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  • Yes

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4.0

Very Durable

By Bejan

from Austin, TX

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Reliable

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Artificial Lighting
  • Photography
  • Portraits

Comments about Avenger A2033L 10.75' C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Chrome-plated):

It's great for fresnels and tungeston lights and also my flags.

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5.0

Worth every penny

By Lucas

from South Jersey

About Me Pro Photographer

Pros

  • Easy To Set Up
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Artificial Lighting
    • Photography
    • Video

    Comments about Avenger A2033L 10.75' C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Chrome-plated):

    I think this is one of the best stands money can buy. With a product like this you get what you pay for and there is no sense risking saving a few bucks on an item like this. It is exactly as described and easy to use. Sturdy and well constructed. A great addition to any kit.

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    • No

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    4.0

    Good equipment

    By Manolo

    from Mexico

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Reliable
    • Strong

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Avenger A2033L 10.75' C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Chrome-plated):

    Very useful, strong equipment and good quality equipment.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Outstanding product

    By Roger

    from Newtown Square Pa.

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Photography
      • Portraits
      • Strobe Lighting

      Comments about Avenger A2033L 10.75' C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Chrome-plated):

      Location shoots, solid, well made

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      • No

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      5.0

      Buy it!

      By Doug_EX

      from Gaspé, Qc

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Artificial Lighting
        • Photography
        • Portraits
        • Strobe Lighting

        Comments about Avenger A2033L 10.75' C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Chrome-plated):

        Works great! A little bit heavy but this is a good thing...heavy=stable.
        Everyone should have a few of this. Will last a life time!

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        4.0

        Get these for strength and security

        By Dr SCSI

        from Mannheim, Germany

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Reliable
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Artificial Lighting
          • Hairlight
          • Photography
          • Portraits
          • Strobe Lighting

          Comments about Avenger A2033L 10.75' C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Chrome-plated):

          I use this Century stand and Grip Arm Kit for my Paul C Buff monolights, flags, gobos, etc. I can't really complain about the build quality, coatings, or weight. The rubber grips on the Grip Arm handles are a nice touch, but the handles still feel a bit smaller than those on an equivalent Matthews grip arm.

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          5.0

          AVENGER=HIGH QUALITY

          By DOT ZERO

          from Austin Texas

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Artificial Lighting
            • Photography
            • Portraits

            Comments about Avenger A2033L 10.75' C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Chrome-plated):

            Avenger wants the grip gear market and it seems they're going to get it.
            High quality, good pricing, and a full lineup of accessories.
            Whenever B&H offers a kit at a good price and you need the item, just get it.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Great!

            By Poly Woly

            from Rockville, MD

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Artificial Lighting
              • Photography
              • Portraits
              • Strobe Lighting

              Comments about Avenger A2033L 10.75' C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Chrome-plated):

              This is a very sturdy and versatile stand. It feels very solid. It is very heavy and it's a little too high even at its minimum height. Makes sandbagging a lot easier than with conventional light stands.

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              5.0

              The standard in stands

              By LazyEye

              from Los Altos, CA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Stable
              • Sturdy
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • Heavy bulky

              Best Uses

              • Grip
              • Lighting
              • Studio

              Comments about Avenger A2033L 10.75' C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Chrome-plated):

              You just can't go wrong with these. They are a bit heavy, but so versatile and stable. You will truly wish you had more of these if you get one, and will wonder how you got by on the non-pro gear for so long. I especially love the way the grip heads are smoothly adjusted to any angle, and they truly hold. Forget the plastic immitators - if you need the job done, get one (or more) of these.

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              • No

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              5.0

              get a grip

              By RZ

              from wilmington, DE

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Green Screen stands
                • Interview Lighting
                • Photography

                Comments about Avenger A2033L 10.75' C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Chrome-plated):

                Got real grip? You need it, what are you waiting for buy at least 2, min. 1 for your hair light!!!!!

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                5.0

                Wonderful Product, as expected.

                By KellyH

                from Westminster, MD

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Heavyduty

                Cons

                • Legs are Tight

                Best Uses

                • Artificial Lighting
                • Photography
                • Portraits
                • Strobe Lighting

                Comments about Avenger A2033L 10.75' C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Chrome-plated):

                I've been meaning to purchase C-Stands for a couple years now (used them in college) and having received them, I wish I hadn't put it off for so long. These are awesome for light stands and heavy enough to hold a reasonably weighted light and softbox out on the boom arm, even without a sandbag. I also hear these are great to hold 4-foot seamless backdrops, which I will be trying out soon. I know these will last me a long time, if not a lifetime. <3

                The legs on mine are very tight and difficult to swing out, probably something I could loosen up. But I expect this will fade with time and use.

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                5.0

                Why Did I Wait so Long?

                By JP

                from Lexington, KY

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Artificial Lighting
                  • Photography
                  • Portraits
                  • Weddings

                  Comments about Avenger A2033L 10.75' C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Chrome-plated):

                  I use this for both studio and certain location sessions. This stand makes moving and changing light so easy, that I have been kicking myself for not making the jump sooner. Previously I have had lightweight stands from Impact and those are great for portability, but I would much rather have strength, durability and ease of use and modification of light over the portability and weight saving any day. Especially if you have an assistant or grip to help you wrangle and move the stand when you're working with people, you can't go wrong with the C-Stand!

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                  5.0

                  Solid C-Stand!

                  By Chris Perry

                  from Colorado Springs

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Awesome build quality
                  • Heavy

                  Cons

                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • On-Location Film Produc

                  Comments about Avenger A2033L 10.75' C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Chrome-plated):

                  Over the years I have had extensive experience with American, Matthews, Norms, and Avenger. Though I know people can get religious on what brand they prefer (I normally prefer American due to the great handles and torque you can put on things) I am beyond happy with the current design of these Avengers and the price is worth it for the quality you're getting. They are solidly built, have a thick chrome plating, and will help you fly any flag or rig things with ease. I especially like the new rubber grips built into the grip handles--nice touch! For location work, the sliding leg version is more versatile for uneven surfaces (stairs, etc.)than the standard studio version and this is why you pay a bit of a premium. I may suggest picking up a turtle base + pin adapter as well--this will give you the ability to rig things low to the ground.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  "I would buy this product again and agai

                  By Peter Mac

                  from Waukee, IA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Easy Setup

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Artificial Lighting

                    Comments about Avenger A2033L 10.75' C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Chrome-plated):

                    I have not had these stands very long but from my experience in the freelance world these stands are better than anything I used while freelancing.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Best Stand Ever!

                    By dehgo

                    from San Diego, Ca

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy Setup
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Artificial Lighting
                      • Photography
                      • Portraits
                      • Strobe Lighting

                      Comments about Avenger A2033L 10.75' C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Chrome-plated):

                      This stand is strong and a bit heavy. I use them for on-location and in the studio.

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                      5.0

                      Best light stand ever

                      By Dehgo

                      from San Diego, ca

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Easy Setup
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Photography
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Avenger A2033L 10.75' C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Chrome-plated):

                        I use this for my on-location lighting kit. very flexible and dynamic light stand but also very heavy.

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                        4.0

                        Strong, sturdy and very useful.

                        By Tom B

                        from Dayton, OH

                        About Me Semi-Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                        • Heavy

                        Best Uses

                        • Portraits
                        • Studio

                        Comments about Avenger A2033L 10.75' C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Chrome-plated):

                        I have a couple regular stands, but the versatility of the c-stand is outstanding. I can place a light monolight or a speedlight on the end of the extension and can get the light low to the ground or up above the subject-really almost anywhere I want and the sliding leg allows for it to be placed on uneven surfaces. While it is sturdy, it is also heavy and long making it harder to fit inside trunk space forcing me to put the back seat down, but well worth it for a location shoot.

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                        5.0

                        Great for studio and outdoor

                        By Chuck J

                        from Waterford, MI

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • General Use
                          • Indoors
                          • Night Time
                          • Outdoors

                          Comments about Avenger A2033L 10.75' C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Chrome-plated):

                          Bought this c-stand based upon recommendations from friends and they were right. Perfect for studio and outdoor location work. I have used it with AB800's with umbrella's and a beauty dish. Stable and excellent quality.

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                          5.0

                          Great all-purpose stand

                          By Videografix

                          from San Jose, Ca.

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Heavy duty
                          • Multi-purpose
                          • Sturdy
                          • Well-made

                          Cons

                          • Closed shape
                          • Weight

                          Best Uses

                          • Boom stand
                          • Flag holder
                          • Lighting

                          Comments about Avenger A2033L 10.75' C-Stand Grip Arm Kit (Chrome-plated):

                          We have Matthews Combo stands, which are very useful, but the foot-print is large. The C-Stand does the same basic job, but with a smaller footprint.
                          Use for lighting boom stand, mic boom stand; and with grip arm and grip head for holding French Flags etc.

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