Manfrotto 231CS Chrome Steel Column Stand with Sliding Arm (8.2')

Manfrotto 231CS Chrome Steel Column Stand with Sliding Arm (8.2')

Manfrotto 231CS Chrome Steel Column Stand with Sliding Arm (8.2')

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The Manfrotto 231CS Chrome Steel Column Stand with Sliding Arm is a wheeled, single column stand that is perfect for studio use. It features a spring-loaded sliding arm that allows quick height adjustment of your light fixture from almost floor level to nearly the top-most of its 8.2' chromium steel column.

The 231CS has a leveling leg, which extends and locks, making the load more stable on uneven surfaces such as steps. This product is available with an aluminum column (#231) or with a black anodized aluminum column (#231B).

Quick Set Up
Sets up easily in the matter of seconds
Sliding Arm Supports
Features a unique sliding arm support that can be quickly adjusted with only one hand
Multiple Fixture Support
Several lights can be mounted on the same column stand
Removable Base
The fold-away base with locking wheels can be removed easily to facilitate storage or transport
UPC: 719821181729
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Manfrotto 231CS Chrome Steel Column Stand with Sliding Arm (8.2')
  • Set of 3 Wheels
  • Hand Grip Release Light Mount
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description
    Load Capacity 17.64 lbs / 8 kg
    Mounting Options 1/4"-20 Male Thread
    3/8"-16 Male Thread
    5/8" Stud
    Number of Sections 1
    Column Diameter 1.38" / 3.5 cm
    Maximum Working Height 8.2'; / 2.5 m
    Minimum Working Height 13.7" / 34.8 cm
    Collapsed Height 47.6" / 121 cm
    Footprint Diameter 39.4" / 100.1 cm
    Leg Shape Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Accepts Wheels Included
    Air Cushioned No
    Detachable Base No
    Leveling Leg No
    Reverse Legs No
    Finish Chrome
    Material Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Weight 17.64 lbs / 8 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 21.9 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 50.0 x 12.5 x 11.0"
    231CS Chrome Steel Column Stand with Sliding Arm (8.2') is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 29.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bogen Chrome Steel Stand w/ Sliding Arm This stand is wonderful! It's so much sturdier than the typical light stand. I don't feel like someone can trip easily over the legs compared to a normal light stand. Because of the design of the legs, they run parallel with the floor and not up in the air. Another aspect of the leg design is, I can move this close to a wall in my small studio. Helps with my space issue. The stand also supports the weight of my equipment better. If I bump it, the whole thing doesn't tip over. I also like how whole unit is easy to move with the assist of wheels. The trigger handle is what sold me. I can bring my light box down to the floor with a squeeze of the trigger, or move it to the top of the stand. I would recommend this stand to anyone who owns a studio.
    Date published: 2008-04-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from In a studio it does not get any better than this I have not used these recently, they had some older lamps on them and were sitting in a corner. I pulled them out today, and put my new LED heads on them for a video shoot. I forgot how easy they are to work with. Quickly roll to position, pull he head down with a squeeze of the trigger. Push it back up just as easily. Adjust lamp height instantly. If you are in a studio, clamp a weight to the bottom of the pole. Attach a powerstrip and drop your lamp head onto the sliding arm. Role it to position, lift and tilt the head and shoot. Next on the todo list, attach a flag to the pole on a second sliding arm and instantly control light spill.
    Date published: 2017-10-22
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from nice stand This is a pretty well built stand. I am using it for a camera stand on location. It is certainly not as rock steady as a real camera stand but it is very portable. I mainly need it for the wheels and the height. The 8' column does come apart around the 4' mark which is nice so you only need to attach the other 4' section when needed. What I did get that helps a lot is a Calumet 12 Locking Support Arm (MF6880). This arm fits this stand perfectly and has a locking knob which helps secure it better than the smaller arm that comes with this stand. With a sandbag or two this makes a nice portable studio stand. It packs up very well and does not take up a lot of room.
    Date published: 2016-12-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Indispensable tool; you can do much more than lighting I have included a photo to show my stand with an extra arm; I used to have a camera stand and it was heavy and bulky. Now I have the convenience of a light stand with floor to cieling adustability, along with a camera arm. The stand glides around the room easily, and beats the pants off of tripods. I saw some complaints about the locking not working but I haven't experienced this problem. I use two stands set apart and use a superclamp atop each of the top arms to form a bridge; I then hang a light above and also on each of the two remaining arms (I bought a total of four arms). Each holds a large softbox, and the effect is similar to the Hurley headshot with flatlighting. Have not had slipped or twisting arms yet. It isn't the best light stand on the planet, but you'd pay seven times more to get this functionality. Well worth the moola, and I am very glad I found them here on B&H.
    Date published: 2015-10-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly reccommend this one! I purchased this light stand because i needed to get my lights lower to the floor than a typical background stand would allow. I liked the idea of the grip handle for ease of use so i purchased this one and I can't say enough good about it! it's built solid, heavy enough to not be tippy at all. roll's around with ease, handle slides on the pole with ease and is also very sturdy.. exactly what you would expect from manfrotto. the base when opened is wide to prevent tipping, but the wheel legs fold up with ease and the stand can stand in a corner right up to the wall (with out a light on it of course)
    Date published: 2011-01-08
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from High hopes - slightly dashed Good if your not using anything too heavy, with 5' octo softbox, mount was sliding / rotating wouldn't keep horizontal lock. My setup is well under the max load rating and in my situation I was not able to lock the head / softbox / octo into position it would rotate on pole on its own because i couldn't setup on center / square to subject. Great for everything else.
    Date published: 2012-06-18
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Light duty only Great except if you put an average 4'x6' softbox... this will overload the brake and the box will slide down unless you put a spring clamp or equivalent to stop the descent. Not impressed.
    Date published: 2012-12-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding Studio Product This is a well constructed, sturdy product that saves time and effort in the studio. The wide base allows me to use large softboxes without the need for a sandbag. The sliding arm extends about 7 inches from the pole so tilting a large softbox isn't an issue. I bought one of these to see how I like it, and after just a couple weeks of use I plan on purchasing more. I will continue to use C-stands and regular light stands on location, but this will become my default studio light stand.
    Date published: 2012-08-16
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