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AvengerA625B 7.8' Light Stand (Black)
 
4.7

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

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    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (10)
  • Lightweight (10)
  • Reliable (8)
  • Durable (5)
  • Consistent (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Photography (10)
    • Portraits (8)
    • Strobe lighting (8)
    • Artificial lighting (7)
    • General purpose (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (9), Professional (4), Photo enthusiast (3), Semi-pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (12)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Good balance of strength & weight.

    There is no perfect light stand. Anything you select will be too flimsy, too heavy, or too unstable, so the best you can do is find a good trade-off. For me, this...Read complete review

    There is no perfect light stand. Anything you select will be too flimsy, too heavy, or too unstable, so the best you can do is find a good trade-off. For me, this is it.

    For its weight, it has quite a wide base, and extremely good build quality. It handles hot-shoe flashes with battery packs nicely. Softboxes below 30in are no problem. Probably not beefy enough for big modifiers or booms - but that's where the beastly A635B comes in.

    My one complaint is the layout of the leg locking knob. It's set up in a way that might crush one of the leg tube ends if over-tightened. Certainly not a deal-breaker, but something a user should watch out for. Nevertheless, the mechanicals are smooth, the locks solid, and the tubes rigid.

    Highly recommended as go-to, medium-duty stand.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not quite living up to the Avenger name

    Got a couple of these as I'm replacing older stands. Aside from the larger t-handles and footprint, the stand didn't seem much different from one of my older Impact or Interfit stands. Read complete review

    Got a couple of these as I'm replacing older stands. Aside from the larger t-handles and footprint, the stand didn't seem much different from one of my older Impact or Interfit stands.

    I have several c-stands and a couple wheeled stands from Avenger and I love them all. This one on the other hand, is more like an overpriced basic stand from the other guys.

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    5.0

    bit larger than spec for folded...

    By FogLine

    from San Francisco

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Avenger A625B 7.8' Light Stand (Black):

        Note that the folded length and min. height are really just over 27 3/8", or 697mm according to my tape. This fortunately still fits in my Lowel TO83 case, but it's larger than the published specs. I got this instead of an omni-tota stand, because I was tired of tightening the teeny Lowel knobs. These knobs are much easier to tighten, but a bit slower. There is a longer range of tightening, which is probably a good thing. Seems to be a great little stand, looking forward to long use. Will update any issues.

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        5.0

        Nice study and stable stand

        By Jim

        from New England

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Artificial Lighting
          • Photography
          • Portraits
          • Strobe Lighting

          Comments about Avenger A625B 7.8' Light Stand (Black):

          I use them for my Broncolor lights

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          • No

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          4.0

          Good balance of strength & weight.

          By Lex

          from Detroit, MI

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

          • Leg Lock Knob Design

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Avenger A625B 7.8' Light Stand (Black):

          There is no perfect light stand. Anything you select will be too flimsy, too heavy, or too unstable, so the best you can do is find a good trade-off. For me, this is it.

          For its weight, it has quite a wide base, and extremely good build quality. It handles hot-shoe flashes with battery packs nicely. Softboxes below 30in are no problem. Probably not beefy enough for big modifiers or booms - but that's where the beastly A635B comes in.

          My one complaint is the layout of the leg locking knob. It's set up in a way that might crush one of the leg tube ends if over-tightened. Certainly not a deal-breaker, but something a user should watch out for. Nevertheless, the mechanicals are smooth, the locks solid, and the tubes rigid.

          Highly recommended as go-to, medium-duty stand.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Ready for the road!

          By Shooter McCannon

          from Florida

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Avenger A625B 7.8' Light Stand (Black):

            There's nothing ground breaking about the design of these, but they are the best rendition of the tried and true design we have all been using for years. Solid all aluminum construction. Light and compact but opens up to be very sturdy. Way sturdier than my Manfrotto BACs. These are great for portability.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Not as heavy duty as I was hoping

            By Pat

            from Salt Lake City

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Avenger A625B 7.8' Light Stand (Black):

            The weight rating and pictures lead you to believe these are more solid than they are. I bought them for lightweight traveling to put on 1x1 led panels. The weight ratings suggest they should be able to handle it no problem, but I wouldn't extend them anywhere near max height without a sandbag. they are exceptionally light and compact though. I will probably buy a few more to replace my Lowel stands.

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            5.0

            Love it!!

            By J

            from Mississipi

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Artificial Lighting
              • Photography

              Comments about Avenger A625B 7.8' Light Stand (Black):

              A great accessory for artificial lightibg

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              5.0

              Fantastic traveling stands

              By Burlingamer

              from Burlingame, CA

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable
              • Sturdy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Artificial Lighting
                • Photography
                • Portraits
                • Strobe Lighting

                Comments about Avenger A625B 7.8' Light Stand (Black):

                Very sturdy, compact versions of the bigger Avenger stands. I needed some extra space in my stand bag, so I replaced a couple of my 13' Avengers with these, and they work great. Plenty sturdy, and the work very smoothly. I use them with Alien Bees, and they have no problem, even fully extended.

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                • No

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                3.0

                Not quite living up to the Avenger name

                By See me in Dallas

                from Dallas, TX

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Good handles
                • Wide legs

                Cons

                • Expensive
                • Not as sturdy
                • Very basic

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Avenger A625B 7.8' Light Stand (Black):

                  Got a couple of these as I'm replacing older stands. Aside from the larger t-handles and footprint, the stand didn't seem much different from one of my older Impact or Interfit stands.

                  I have several c-stands and a couple wheeled stands from Avenger and I love them all. This one on the other hand, is more like an overpriced basic stand from the other guys.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great Compact Stand

                  By mstumpfphoto

                  from long island, NY

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Photography
                    • Portraits
                    • Weddings

                    Comments about Avenger A625B 7.8' Light Stand (Black):

                    This stand is very sturdy and is light and compact enough to carry with your gear. I use this stand as a portable stand on location and is usually fixed with a speedlite or a quantum t5d. You will need a bracket to mount either or the two.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Very sturdy, great product

                    By photoguy

                    from New York, NY

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Avenger A625B 7.8' Light Stand (Black):

                          This is a very sturdy/solid product. Very adjustable for my needs.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Good product, great price

                          By Wapuh

                          from Houma, LA

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Photography
                            • Portraits
                            • Strobe Lighting
                            • Weddings

                            Comments about Avenger A625B 7.8' Light Stand (Black):

                            I like the compact size, and is well made for the price.

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Smallest light stand for mono head

                            By roosterbooster

                            from Miami, Fl

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent
                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Avenger A625B 7.8' Light Stand (Black):

                                great stand for its size.....prob.....the smallest in its category (length wise when closed for travel )

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Best Avenger deal

                                By Clark SF

                                from San Francisco, CA

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Consistent
                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                • So far none

                                Best Uses

                                • Artificial Lighting
                                • Photography
                                • Strobe Lighting

                                Comments about Avenger A625B 7.8' Light Stand (Black):

                                I always love the Avenger, great quality

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Great Light Stand

                                By tkomaru

                                from New York, NY

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Consistent
                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Photography
                                  • Portraits
                                  • Strobe Lighting

                                  Comments about Avenger A625B 7.8' Light Stand (Black):

                                  It's very steady and get the job done well.
                                  Nothing bad.
                                  I just started using it, so I'll see how long does it last, but it looks pretty durable.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  excellent, strong little number

                                  By harro

                                  from DC

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy Setup
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Artificial Lighting
                                    • Photography
                                    • Portraits
                                    • Strobe Lighting

                                    Comments about Avenger A625B 7.8' Light Stand (Black):

                                    been using it on location with flash head and umbrella's and found it to be a good, strong, stable plateform

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                                    5.0

                                    Solid and reliable performer

                                    By Rob

                                    from Andover, MA

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                    • NONE

                                    Best Uses

                                    • General Use
                                    • Outdoors

                                    Comments about Avenger A625B 7.8' Light Stand (Black):

                                    This product is a staple in my location kit! It's compact enough for shorter bags, yet extremely durable and exceptionally lightweight. Large offset turnbuckles make it easy and trusty to work with- I depend on it's ruggedness and reliability.

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                                    5.0

                                    Satisfied completely

                                    By Bob

                                    from Rochester, NY

                                    About Me Professional

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attach Securely
                                    • Durable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • General Use

                                      Comments about Avenger A625B 7.8' Light Stand (Black):

                                      Good lightweight, compact stand for the money. I used one with a medium sized softbox and it worked fine, it also held my medium sized fresnel great.

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                                      5.0

                                      Great little Stand

                                      By Joe Fitz

                                      from Chicago IL

                                      About Me Professional

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Long-Lasting

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • General Use
                                        • Indoors
                                        • Outdoors

                                        Comments about Avenger A625B 7.8' Light Stand (Black):

                                        Very nice sleek little stand. Strong and high enough for any eng lighting kit. I bouht one to check it out, then i bought 4 more.

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                                        4.0

                                        a625b black light stand by avenger

                                        By Jess the Mess

                                        from Richmond, VA

                                        About Me Professional

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Attach Securely

                                        Cons

                                        • Flimsy

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Indoors

                                        Comments about Avenger A625B 7.8' Light Stand (Black):

                                        I bought this stand to hold a boom during interviews. It is extremely lightweight but not too flimsy. Gets the job done great. Definitely needs to be sandbagged due to its light weight.

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                                        5.0

                                        I would buy this product again and again

                                        By captureyourmoments

                                        from Pontotoc, MS

                                        About Me Professional

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Long-Lasting

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

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

                                          Comments about Avenger A625B 7.8' Light Stand (Black):

                                          Used with the tri-lite reflector. Very easy to adjust quickly.

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