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Manfrotto5001B Nano Black Light Stand - 6.2' (1.9m)
 
4.7

(based on 230 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (173)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (48)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (202)
  • Reliable (141)
  • Easy to use (97)
  • Packs small / compresses (57)
  • Easy to set up (55)

Cons

  • Flimsy (5)

Best Uses

  • Portraits (91)
  • Travel (66)
  • Photography (57)
  • Weddings (55)
  • Artificial lighting (50)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (149)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (53), Semi-pro photographer (51), Photo enthusiast (42), Semi-professional (22), Professional (13)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Compact Stand

I bought this stand because of its compactness and lightness. The stand is great for on-location work when space is a premium and/or need a stand with smaller footprint. It is also fairly...Read complete review

I bought this stand because of its compactness and lightness. The stand is great for on-location work when space is a premium and/or need a stand with smaller footprint. It is also fairly effective as a boom as an assistant can easily hold it because it is lightweight.

Because it is so light and compact, don't expect to load with heavy lighting equipment or accessories. Also, be aware that the stand is NOT air-cushioned, so when loosening sections they could slam down.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Returned mine

David Hobby and Bob Krist fervently endorse this compact - but flimsy - light stand; sorry, but I can't. The basic assets of portability and compactness frustratingly overridden by jello-like stability during adjustments,...Read complete review

David Hobby and Bob Krist fervently endorse this compact - but flimsy - light stand; sorry, but I can't. The basic assets of portability and compactness frustratingly overridden by jello-like stability during adjustments, which means waiting... and waiting for the "tensile wavering" to subside before you can continue shooting. Why make that sort of compromise, unless excessive girth the ONLY concern?

If you barely touch your lights, or don't extend much beyond the middle range of the stand's maximum height, go for it. It's still decently constructed, with good mechanicals, but too petite to inspire much expectation at taller extension, at least with an umbrella on board. Strobe-only use may be acceptable to most.

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4.0

Light weight stand

By Rbn300

from Alabama

Comments about Manfrotto 5001B Nano Black Light Stand - 6.2' (1.9m):

Great for use with small softboxes and umbrellas. Easy to store and carry. Appears well constructed.

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5.0

Nano black light stand

By School photographer

from Minnesota

Comments about Manfrotto 5001B Nano Black Light Stand - 6.2' (1.9m):

This stand is light weight and durable and perfect for settiing up a flash to illuminate a dance floor at a wedding and for a mobile studio lighting effect. Combined with the flash mount bracket it is very effective.

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5.0

Travel ready

By HerCreativeSpace

from Los Angeles, CA

About Me Casual Photographer

Pros

  • Easy To Pack
  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Travel
    • Video
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Manfrotto 5001B Nano Black Light Stand - 6.2' (1.9m):

    I love this little stand! It is compact, and sturdy for small lights. I use this light stand for my Arri 150w and put a 5lbs sand bag for safety. It's perfect, and does the job quick and easy.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Perfect for Field Recording!

    By Andy the Field Recordist

    from Western Australia

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Pack
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Field Recording

      Comments about Manfrotto 5001B Nano Black Light Stand - 6.2' (1.9m):

      This has to be, hands down, the best microphone stand for field recording. Yes, I know it is a lighting stand, but its thread works fine for microphone shock mounts too. All the pro field recordists, use this because it packs up easily and straight into your pack.

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      • No

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      5.0

      This is a great stand

      By Kdarlin3

      from Knoxville Tn

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Special effects

        Comments about Manfrotto 5001B Nano Black Light Stand - 6.2' (1.9m):

        I use this stand for Special Effects Photography and works great with what I like to do.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Another great Manfrotto product!

        By wncullerphoto

        from Knoxville, TN

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Pack
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Head shots
          • Product Photos

          Comments about Manfrotto 5001B Nano Black Light Stand - 6.2' (1.9m):

          I use this light stand for head shots and food photography. Very easy to set up and adjusts quickly for getting the best lighting on my subject.

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          • No

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          2.0

          Too small for Kino Divas.

          By pulpwoody

          from Austin, TX

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Pack
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Manfrotto 5001B Nano Black Light Stand - 6.2' (1.9m):

              I bought these to work with our Kino Divas, as they fit into the case. They are small, for sure, but they are no where near sturdy enough to hold the Divas. These would be great stands for Lowel lights.

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              5.0

              Definitely what I was looking for

              By Green Vibrations Media

              from Bellflower, CA

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Pack
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Travel
                • Video
                • Weddings/Events
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Manfrotto 5001B Nano Black Light Stand - 6.2' (1.9m):

                I had bought a couple of other brand light stands because they were supposably "lightweight"... but I ended up getting something that looked like it was sold at a toy store. There was no way I'd go on a pro shoot with those stands. So, I decided to invest in the 5001b and now the world is back in order. Definitely portable, light, and still pro looking. Thank you.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great for run and gun ENG use

                By shootER5

                from San Antonio, TX

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Pack
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Video

                  Comments about Manfrotto 5001B Nano Black Light Stand - 6.2' (1.9m):

                  We love these light stands for their compactness, light weight, and ease of set-up. We use a variety of Manfrotto stands, but the Nanos are the workhorses because they're so versatile.

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                  5.0

                  Great stand!

                  By Green Planet Productions

                  from Ojai, CA

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Manfrotto 5001B Nano Black Light Stand - 6.2' (1.9m):

                  I was so impressed with the quality of this stand. It is a new staple in our travel gear kit.

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                  5.0

                  Excellent!!

                  By Tyg5

                  from Los Angeles, CA

                  Comments about Manfrotto 5001B Nano Black Light Stand - 6.2' (1.9m):

                  This stand is extremely well made and is actually pretty sturdy. I wouldn't put a light over 5 pounds on it but for smaller lights, it's perfect. It also packs up very small. The only negative is that one leg does not close flush as it hits one of the let's hinge when you're folding it back. Overall, it's an excellent, lightweight stand.

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                  5.0

                  Nice Light Stand

                  By Peter B

                  from Olney, MD

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Pack
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Manfrotto 5001B Nano Black Light Stand - 6.2' (1.9m):

                    This is a well made, easy to set up light stand. It fits nicely into my tripod bag.

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                    5.0

                    Great stand

                    By Eka

                    from Melbourne

                    Comments about Manfrotto 5001B Nano Black Light Stand - 6.2' (1.9m):

                    Lightweight and small.

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                    5.0

                    Perfect portable stand for speedlite.

                    By Guhl

                    from Austin, TX

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Pack
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Manfrotto 5001B Nano Black Light Stand - 6.2' (1.9m):

                      I'm only 5' tall and like to travel light while shooting outdoors. This is a small, lightweight stand which folds down very small and compact yet expands quickly and easily. I use it for shooting outdoors with the 580exII as fill flash off-camera. I have not put a modifier on it other than a foam bounce card 5x7", and with that it's very stable and (naturally) didn't need a sandbag even on a windy day. I keep it extended, just closing up the legs when moving from one spot to another and it's a breeze. I've loved all my Manfrotto stands! I have various sizes and shoot in the studio, too.

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                      5.0

                      handy and small

                      By shutterbug

                      from Canada

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Pack
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoor Portrait

                      Comments about Manfrotto 5001B Nano Black Light Stand - 6.2' (1.9m):

                      I was looking for a setup to extend my flash beyond arms length and to get both my hands back on the camera. Stores just about anywhere along with the accompanying Westcott collapsible umbrella I bought at the same time.

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                      5.0

                      My favorite stand by far

                      By Andrew

                      from Minneapolis

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Pack
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Video

                        Comments about Manfrotto 5001B Nano Black Light Stand - 6.2' (1.9m):

                        I have used many light stands over my career as a video storyteller and this one is my all-time favorite stands. It's sturdy and built well. Most importantly, I can fit 3 stands in a carry-on bag, plus 3 LED lights and that is really important to me so I don't have to ship lights and risk breaking the bulbs when I travel. Most other stands will not break down and fit into an official carry-on bag, which is typically 22" x 14" x 9". You simply can't beat the price as well. It's a no-brainer purchase to me.

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                        5.0

                        Ideal for traveling light !

                        By Carlos Gascon

                        from San Miguel de Allende Mexico

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Pack
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Travel
                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about Manfrotto 5001B Nano Black Light Stand - 6.2' (1.9m):

                          Excelente for travel, very light and small enough to fit my "carry on" and it´s a manfrotto !

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Solid construction, compact yet heavy

                          By Nico

                          from San Jose, CA

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Pack
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Reliable
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Manfrotto 5001B Nano Black Light Stand - 6.2' (1.9m):

                              Rock solid, can safely hold any flash+modifier or even a lighter strobe (think Alien Bees size/weight). It can be called a "portable" stand because it folds pretty compact, but it is NOT lightweight! It weighs about as much as a solid non-carbon tripod.

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                              5.0

                              Sturdier than it look

                              By Hoan

                              from Torrington, CT

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Pack
                              • Easy to Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Travel
                                • Weddings/Events

                                Comments about Manfrotto 5001B Nano Black Light Stand - 6.2' (1.9m):

                                I bought this light stand so I can take it on a plane to go a friend wedding. I am use to 9-10 ft heavy duty stand so I wasn't sure if I would like this smaller/lighter stand but I do need something that fit into my carry on bag with no issue. Yes, this is not a heavy duty stand that you can put 3 flashes/large umbrella on it and expect it to stand up to hurricane force. But if you want to put a small flash on it for indoor work, the wide and low base of the stand make it pretty sturdy and unobtrusive to passerby. It is a little pricy compare to a normal stand but I'm really loving its compactness. Even when I don't fly,I love how I can just stick this onto my bag and be on my way.

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                                4.0

                                Works as advertised

                                By Bikeguy

                                from New York City

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Pack
                                • Easy to Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Mounting A Flash

                                  Comments about Manfrotto 5001B Nano Black Light Stand - 6.2' (1.9m):

                                  This is an excellent stand for its portability, size and weight. It certainly isn't as sturdy as others but does just fine under controlled conditions.

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