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AvengerLight Stand (Black, 7.8')
 
4.7

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (11)
  • Lightweight (11)
  • Reliable (9)
  • Durable (5)
  • Consistent (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Photography (11)
  • Portraits (9)
  • Strobe lighting (9)
  • Artificial lighting (7)
  • General purpose (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (10), Professional (4), Photo enthusiast (3), Semi-pro photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (13)

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

Perfect Sturdy Little Stand

By Dave

from Boston, MA

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Set Up
  • Lightweight
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Photography
    • Portraits
    • Strobe Lighting

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

    This is a great little stand for locations and thigh space. Tube construction is very light and very strong. Maybe the best part are the handles for tightening the stand lengths. It doesn't take monster strength for to tighten the extensions. Love this stand.

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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 Light Stand (Black, 7.8'):

        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 Light Stand (Black, 7.8'):

          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 Light Stand (Black, 7.8'):

          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 Light Stand (Black, 7.8'):

            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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            4.0

            Not as heavy duty as I was hoping

            By Pat

            from Salt Lake City

            Verified Buyer

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

            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 Light Stand (Black, 7.8'):

              A great accessory for artificial lightibg

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              • 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 Light Stand (Black, 7.8'):

                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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                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 Light Stand (Black, 7.8'):

                  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 Light Stand (Black, 7.8'):

                    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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                    5.0

                    Very sturdy, great product

                    By photoguy

                    from New York, NY

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

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

                    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 Light Stand (Black, 7.8'):

                      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 Light Stand (Black, 7.8'):

                          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 Light Stand (Black, 7.8'):

                          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 Light Stand (Black, 7.8'):

                            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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                            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 Light Stand (Black, 7.8'):

                              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 Light Stand (Black, 7.8'):

                              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 Light Stand (Black, 7.8'):

                                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 Light Stand (Black, 7.8'):

                                  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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                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  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 Light Stand (Black, 7.8'):

                                  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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