Manfrotto Alu Mini Compact Air-Cushioned Stand (Black, 7')

Manfrotto Alu Mini Compact Air-Cushioned Stand (Black, 7')

Manfrotto Alu Mini Compact Air-Cushioned Stand (Black, 7')

B&H # MA1051BAC MFR # 1051BAC
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Product Highlights

  • 4 Sections, 3 Risers
  • Stackable When Closed
  • Double Threaded Spigot
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This is the black, 7' Manfrotto Alu Mini Compact Air-Cushioned Stand . With a patented Quick Stack System (QSS), ease of transport is optimized. Connecting the stands together saves a lot of room while storing them in the studio or in a location case.

This is an updated version of the "Stacker" stand.

Lightweight Location Stand
  • Rises to a maximum height of 7' (2.1 m)
  • Can hold up to 8.8 lb (4 kg)
  • Air-Cushioned
    Prevents damage to equipment or injury to fingers if you forget to fully tighten section locks
    UPC: 719821297581
    In the Box
    Manfrotto Alu Mini Compact Air-Cushioned Stand (Black, 7')
  • 3/8" Removable thread
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty Extension after Online Registration
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Load Capacity 8.8 lbs / 4 kg
    Mounting Options 1/4"-20 Male Thread
    3/8"-16 Male Thread
    5/8" Stud
    Number of Sections Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Column Diameter Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Maximum Working Height 6.9'; / 2.1 m
    Minimum Working Height 2.5'; / 0.75 m
    Collapsed Height 2.2'; / 0.67 m
    Footprint Diameter 2.3'; / 0.70 m
    Leg Shape Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Accepts Wheels Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Air Cushioned Yes
    Detachable Base No
    Leveling Leg No
    Reverse Legs No
    Finish Black
    Material Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Weight 2.2 lbs / 1 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.1 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 28.0 x 5.0 x 2.5"
    Alu Mini Compact Air-Cushioned Stand (Black, 7') is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 59.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Best for on-location photo shoots The good:Light-weight and stackable. Great for travel and on-location photo shoots both with light heads and flash guns. The bad: not sturdy enough for self-contained studio stropes. It felt little unbalanced with 4lb strope attached even without any light modifier although it's rated for up to 8.8lb, the air cushioning was a very nice feature though. I use it in on-location shoots, with Nikon's CLS off-camera flashs when traveling, and in studio for backdrop light.
    Date published: 2009-08-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I think I got the best light stand I use to have one of the old 5051BAC, and was very happy with it. Now with the new 1051BAC, I found I am even happier. There are a few improvements from 5051BAC that really make this new stand worth buying. 1. the three legs fold up to become like a flat board. very good for transportation if you have more than one stand. 2. the stand has two holes which can hook up some belt for easy carrying on the back. 3. stackable design which can stack folded them together for even better space saving and easier carrying.
    Date published: 2009-09-09
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good product, small footprint. This product appears to be a replacement for the now discontinued Manfrotto 305 stacker stand and is a complete re-design, requiring a new product review. I like small stacker stands because I often work on location and in tight spaces where deploying stands with a large footprint causes significant problems. As I shoot either with a Dynalite pack and head system or off-camera portable flash, my light stands don't need to support a lot of weight, so the small stacker stands are just perfect.The news 1051BAC is different from the 305 in the following ways. 1. It's air damped. 2. It uses screw-type locking clamps that are more secure than the flip-open type on the 305.3. It's a bit longer when folded up and yet still a bit shorter (6 or so) when fully extended than the old model.4. It has a slightly smaller footprint than the 305, making it possible to stick in tighter spaces or less likely anyone will trip over them.5. The brass stud is a two-piece threaded type instead of a single piece unthreaded type.6. The main locking clamp for the legs has been redesigned for the better. 7. The mechanism by which the stands are stacked and locked is completely different and they will not stack properly or lock with the older #305's. This is the only downside to this great new stand. Minus one star for not being able to stack with the older ones. The small footprint of the stands limits the type of load you can put on them, but I have no problem putting a Dynalite head with either an umbrella or small softbox. It's for certain that this sort of stand can be tipped over more easily than larger ones but the chances of anyone tripping over the legs and tipping it over in the first place are far, far reduced. I really like this product and will get more of them. ...
    Date published: 2010-12-29
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great For Travel I've used these handy little stands for a variety of purposes, ranging from Speedlite setups to gimbal stands. They are compact and fit easily into a hard case or rolling duffel if you're traveling. They also clip together easily and can be attached to a backpack. I will frequently attach 2 of them to my Tamrac backpack like a tripod.My next test is to see if they can handle a medium sized LED panel. I will emphasize that these are lighter stands so don't expect to put a 650W fresnel on them!
    Date published: 2014-11-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for off camera flashes I bought an additional connector and use this stand to put my Canon 580 EX II speedlite on it, togehter with an umbrella. Works like a charm! And it is small and light, so you can take it with you to shoot anywhere you want. However, I doubt it can hold anything too heavy, because the legs don't spread too much.
    Date published: 2012-03-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Manfrotto Rocks !!! I primarly us this stand for a background light or a speedlight . It's light compact and attaches to any Manfrotto stand that has their clip together system . Stand sits very low, which gives you a greater range and more flexiblitiy . The foot-print is very small which will allow use in tight spaces, but if to top heavy it will tip over . I own various Manfrotto stands, and Love them all . Top quality and always excellent products !!!
    Date published: 2011-03-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality stand I use these small stands for small lights and occasionally as a microphone stand. I couldn't be happier with the quality. The little touches, like the red details, make it feel like a luxurious part of the kit and not just a basic black stand. The air damping is critical for the protection of your hands and your gear. You could probably find a generic small stand for a few dollars less, but the quality of this stand is well worth it.
    Date published: 2011-10-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent in size and weight If you travel and need lightstands those are great. You can fold and stack two, three or more... and, they are very thrifty in terms of space. I use plural because the forte of these lightstands are their stackability. They do not go too tall for complex or big lighting setups, however, enough for on-the-go and simple purposes. The air cushion works great; neither slow nor fast while lowering, even with an equipment on it. I cannot say about its durability yet, however, I tend to trust the quality promise of Manfrotto. To me the only weakness is its footprint diameter. Yes, it holds what is loaded on top of it, but it does feel a little bit precarious. You can appease your paranoia by placing two or three sandbags on the legs : )
    Date published: 2014-08-10
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