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Manfrotto Alu Air-Cushioned Compact Stand (Black, 7.7')

BH #MA1052BAC • MFR #1052BAC
Manfrotto Alu Air-Cushioned Compact Stand (Black, 7.7')
Key Features
  • Quick Stack System (QSS)
  • 3 Sections, 2 Risers
This is a Manfrotto Alu Air-Cushioned Compact Stand. It rises to a maximum height of 7.7' (2.3 m). Formerly known as a "Stacker", this stand now has what is called the QSS - Quick Stand System. When folded, two or more of these stands may connected to each other to ease storage or transport.
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Manfrotto Alu Compact Stand Overview

This is a Manfrotto Alu Air-Cushioned Compact Stand. It rises to a maximum height of 7.7' (2.3 m). Formerly known as a "Stacker", this stand now has what is called the QSS - Quick Stand System. When folded, two or more of these stands may connected to each other to ease storage or transport.

Air cushioning protects fingers and mounted equipment. If the stand sections are not sufficiently tightened, mounted equipment eases down to minimum height instead of slamming down suddenly.

Versatile Top Spigot

Baby (5/8") spigot is topped with a 3/8" thread, that thread is topped by a removable 1/4-20" thread
UPC: 719821301523

Manfrotto Alu Compact Stand Specs

Stand Type1 x General Purpose Stand
Maximum Working Height7.8' / 2.3 m
Minimum Working Height3.3' / 1 m
Load Capacity11 lb / 5 kg
Closed Length2.8' / 0.8 m
Mounting
Stand/Column Top Mount5/8" Stud with 3/8"-16 Male
Included Adapter1 x 3/8"-16 Female to 1/4"-20 Male
Features
Accepts Second RiserNo
WheelsNot Compatible
Air CushionedYes
Detachable BaseNo
Leveling LegNo
Reverse LegsNo
General
Footprint Diameter3.6' / 1.1 m
FinishBlack
Weight2.6 lb / 1.2 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)35.5 x 5 x 2"

Manfrotto Alu Compact Stand Reviews

plastic is very brittle

By Nathan
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-20

they stack great for a few months then the plastic keeper breaks. Have written Manfrotto customer support multiple times to make a suggestion and try to buy replacement parts. Radio silence.

Great stand overall.

By Andrew
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-09

Overall this is a great stand. I use it with the Magmod 24 magbox. Holds the light really well. Lightweight and compact yet sturdy. Only drawback I have found so far is you have to tighten the little red knob on the legs really tight or it won't hold, like as hard as you can. Once it's tight it holds steady.

works great easy set up

By Victoria
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-10

The set up is easy and very sturdy

Great travel light stand

By Justin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-23

I love these stands. I am a location photographer so I am always in search of a small packing, quality gear. The weight is great, love the air-cushioning, and the weight is low for these steady stands.

Very Flimsy

By David
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-03

Manfrotto makes some excellent gear, and the idea behind this is great too - but the stand is extremely lightweight. With a 1.5lb head on it, the slightest touch made it swing back and forth like a metronome! I returned them and bought a different stand.

looks good

By Renee
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-30

Haven't had a chance to use yet but they look good.

great stands

By Christopher
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-21

Two of these pack up to be smaller than one of my larger, other-brand stands. They aren't nearly as beefy as other stands, but do an alright job holding a 600w strobe indoors. Wouldn't put a big light & heavy octobox on it though.

just waiting for my old light stands to break, now

By Christopher
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-22

These are the only stands I'm buying from now on. They are sturdy, quick to set up, and pack half the size of my thicker, non-stacking stands.

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Asked by: Lane
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Is this the same stand as the 1052BAC?
Asked by: Brad
Yes this is the Manfrotto 1052BAC.
Answered by: Kirk R.
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question

Do the legs have an adjustable foot print? For example, can I narrow the feet to fit in a tighter spot if necessary?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes you can.Stability becomes an issue then but i would imagine that is the same with any stand
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Date published: 2018-08-27

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Just one!
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