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

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

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

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  • Quick Stack System (QSS)
  • 3 Sections, 2 Risers

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Manfrotto 1052BAC overview

  • 1Description

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
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Manfrotto Alu Air-Cushioned Compact Stand (Black, 7.7')
  • Removable 1/4-20" thread
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty Extension after Online Registration
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    Manfrotto 1052BAC specs

    Load Capacity 11 lb / 5 kg
    Mounting Options 1/4"-20 Male Thread
    3/8"-16 Male Thread
    5/8" Stud
    Maximum Working Height 7.8' / 2.3 m
    Minimum Working Height 3.3' / 1 m
    Collapsed Height 2.8' / 0.8 m
    Footprint Diameter 3.6' / 1.1 m
    Accepts Wheels No
    Air Cushioned Yes
    Detachable Base No
    Leveling Leg No
    Reverse Legs No
    Finish Black
    Weight 2.6 lb / 1.2 kg
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    Package Weight 3.2 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 35.5 x 5.0 x 2.0"

    Manfrotto 1052BAC reviews

    Alu Air-Cushioned Compact Stand (Black, 7.7') is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 184.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Key Parts are PLASTIC I bought 4 18m's ago, and was startled to discover the crtical area where the main pole meets the legs is made out of plastic, rather than alu or even steel like other stands. I wondered how long they would last. The answer was forever, as long as they didn't encounter any stress. As soon as a client leaned back on the backdrop, they bent, buncked, twisted, etc. I still have 1 left out of the 4 I bought, but am afraid to use it for anything cleints or bystanders might go near. I'd buy more if I had to carry my gear over a mountain range, but I don't, so I haven't. By comparision, some of my many other stands are 5-7 years old and going strong.
    Date published: 2014-08-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Look No Further The Best light stand I've ever owned . It folds flat which is a big space saver . Very light, but strong and the build quality is top notch . I love every thing about this stand . Has a very innovative system built in, that allows you to attach additional Manfrotto stands (up to 4 I think) for transport . 2 stands attached would be the same diameter as 1 regular stand . I also really love the locking system . This stand will last and with stand alot of abuse . My primary use for these are speedlights and a 28in Wescott Softbox . It's a perfect marriage !!! I have already bought 2 more . When I shop for gear, and Manfrotto makes what I'm looking for, their the Company I always go with . Can't go wrong with Manfrotto .
    Date published: 2011-01-23
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice design, poor material choice I have six stands like these, and three of its larger cousin, the 12' master stand variety. I absolutely love the larger stands, but have been let down by these smaller ones. The vital parts on the smaller stands are made of plastic, and the stacking mechanism of most of my stands have broken after two-three years of use. Also, the joint where you are supposed to tighten the legs have cracked from the pressure when tightening the tightening knob on one of my stands. So while my initial impression was very positive, my conclusion is that these stands will not last. I hope Manfrotto will make an improved version where the important joints are made of metal like on the larger stands, so it will withstand professional use.
    Date published: 2016-04-18
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great concept, but... Love the idea of combining stability and portability, however, the construction is less than rugged. After two weeks of normal use, the retaining pin on one of the light stands, where the stands clip and lock together, broke off. I did not return it, to avoid all the shipping hassles, as I can allocate that stand to always being on the bottom of the pile. Having said that, it is obvious that these stands should never be transported in a soft bag as they are not rugged enough. Best to purchase a hard case to transport these stands as they will not hold up during normal knocking around getting to and from a shoot.
    Date published: 2013-10-22
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome Light Stand. Weak pairing latch Bought a 3-pack of these to cut down on size in our travel bag as they fold flat and take up a lot less space. The stands are sturdy and supportive, however the pairing latch they use to join the stands together when not in use was very fragile. The first one broke a couple days after purchase with the second one failing a few days after that. B&H was awesome in getting them switched up and we haven't had any problems with the 2 new ones (the 3rd from the original set is still holding strong as well) although its only been a few weeks. Good product overall, just wish they would reinforce the pairing latch.
    Date published: 2016-06-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent item I have never been disappointed by any Manfrotto product. These stands are very portable and light to carry for on location, street shooting. I bought them to use with a speedlite/ beauty dish setup and off camera flash. These would also work for background stands. If you have heavy strobes and large light modifiers I would purchase a larger stand like the Photogenic TAS13 or the Manfrotto equivalent. For less experienced photographers, use sand bags with any light stand when needed, especially if you use a boom arm or a configuration that is over your subject and has the potential to fall. You don't want that kind of excitement in your session or have your gear damaged.
    Date published: 2011-08-22
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great product, poor quality control I really really like this light stand. The 2nd one I purchased was not very good though. It rattled from not being assembled/built properly and the legs were loose and didn't stay put when folded up. At least B&H has decent customer service. This is my 3rd Manfrotto product, almost in a row that had quality problems and had to be sent back for a replacement. Manfrotto customer service is almost non-existent so make sure you check the product out within the store's return policy timeframe. Otherwise, when you get good ones, I really like Manfrotto products.
    Date published: 2012-10-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from So nice I wish I had two. I typically use this stand with an SB900 and a shoot through umbrella. Outdoors I use the stand with just the SB900. I recently did an outdoor shoot in light wind with the SB900 extended to about 7'. I had no problems and didn't have to worry that it was going to fall. The legs spread out wide enough to provide stability and yet they fold up well enough to make transport rather simple. I like the flat fold up design; but without a second to lock together I am missing the real advantage. I have a cheaper stand that I use for my other SB900... I want to replace it this Christmas. I will be buying a second 1052BAC.
    Date published: 2011-12-04
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