Manfrotto Alu Master Air Cushioned Light Stand Quick Stack 3-Pack (Black, 12')

Manfrotto Alu Master Air Cushioned Light Stand Quick Stack 3-Pack (Black, 12')

Manfrotto Alu Master Air Cushioned Light Stand Quick Stack 3-Pack (Black, 12')

B&H # MA1004BAC3 MFR # 1004BAC-3
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  • Quick-Stack System
  • 4 Sections, 3 Risers
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  • 1Description

This is a Manfrotto Alu Master Air Cushioned Light Stand Quick Stack 3-Pack . Each stand in this set is a 4 section, 3 riser aluminum light stand with a black anodized finish that extends to a maximum height of 12' (4 m).

Each stand features QSS (Quick Stack System), which allows the 3 stands to be stacked and bolted together when they are closed for storage or transport.

  • Alu Master Air-Cushioned Stand (Black, 12')

    The 12' Manfrotto Alu Master Air-Cushioned Stand is a lightweight support with an impressive load capacity. A clever design feature called QSS (Quick Stack System) allows the stand to fold flat, enabling several stands to be clipped together to save space in the studio or on the road.

    The Alu Master comes with a 5/8" (16mm) "Baby" stud, a 1/4"-20 screw, and a 3/8"-16 screw. It features air cushioning to ensure the soft descent of fragile equipment when the locking knob is loosened.

    Quick Set-up
    Sets up easily in a matter of seconds
    Very Stable
    Engineered to be stable under recommended loads
    Aluminum Locking Collars
    Pressure die cast aluminum
    Double-Braced Leg Base
    Extra stability and strength
    UPC: 719821301530
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  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty Extension after Online Registration

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  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty Extension after Online Registration
Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • Alu Master Air-Cushioned Stand (Black, 12')
    Load Capacity 19.8 lb / 9 kg
    Mounting Options 1/4"-20 Male Thread
    3/8"-16 Male Thread
    5/8" Stud
    Number of Sections 4
    Column Diameter 0.79" / 2 cm
    0.98" / 2.5 cm
    1.18" / 3 cm
    1.38" / 3.5 cm
    Maximum Working Height 12.0' / 366.0 cm
    Minimum Working Height 48.8" / 124.0 cm
    Collapsed Height 42.1" / 107.0 cm
    Footprint Diameter 41.73" / 106 cm
    Leg Shape Circle
    Accepts Wheels Yes
    Air Cushioned Yes
    Detachable Base No
    Leveling Leg No
    Reverse Legs No
    Finish Black
    Material Aluminum
    Weight 6.61 lbs / 3 kg
    Packaging Infouawrruwuwrst
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 43.0 x 6.0 x 3.0"

Manfrotto 1004BAC-3 reviews

Alu Master Air Cushioned Light Stand Quick Stack 3-Pack (Black, 12') is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 95.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best purchases I've ever made I do a lot of on-site corporate portraiture, and lugging three light stands has always been a royal pain. With this Manfrotto three-pack, it's a breeze. They all snap together and fit into Manfrotto's sturdy, light bag that I can throw over my shoulder, and still pull by trolley with two camera bags and other gear. I only have to make one trip from the car to the office where I have to set up. The stands are more than sturdy enough, rise more than high enough, and have a small enough footprint that I can work in tight places. Can't say enough good things about these stands and the dedicated bag.
Date published: 2014-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good solid light stand I use these to hold Alien Bees or White Lightening mono lights on usually with a huge umbrella or other heavy modifier. No problem with these stands. Recently, I have discovered the virtues of sandbagging. It instills such confidence knowing your stand won't fall over. These stands respond very well to sand bagging. I was about to put an White Lightening strobe with 22 beauty dish at full height (sand bagged) and everything was secure and solid as a rock. This series of stand has been around for a long time. I normally carry around 5 of these all connected together. Well built and air cushioned stands are my first choice to use anytime.
Date published: 2013-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You get what you pay for! These stands replaced 4 lighter stands that I had for my 4 Alien Bees B1600 strobe lights. Since I tend to use the stands and lights outdoors 90% of the time I had issues with the lighter duty PCB stands not being heavy enough to support my lights and power packs, resulting in a few of them tipping over and damaging my lighting hardware. With these new 1004BAC's, that's a thing of the past. Heavy, sturdy construction, interlocked when folded for easy storage. I should have bought these in the first place! Highly recommended!
Date published: 2013-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product Light and sturdy I bought these recently to replace several light stands I had been taking with me. I can't say enough about these stands. They fold up and take up as much space as one of my old stands which is a huge plus. They are lightweight so easy to take on location and very sturdy. Mine regularly support a Monolight and a large 5' softbox with ease. I have yet to need full extension but having the extra reach is a plus. I noticed the write up on Rob Galbraith's site after I purchased these and I would agree with everything he says there. Definitely recommend.
Date published: 2011-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb lightstands These are really high-quality, well made light stands, and they're not made in China but are made in Italy. Using these for Einsteins, they work very well at holding the weight securely. With the air cushion design, the strobes don't crash down when you release the clamps thereby protecting your valuable strobes. The compact nesting design of the stands is really great in allowing me to fit six stands in my case where probably only three stands from another manufacturer would fit. The wide tripod bases add to the security of the stands in keeping them from falling over. They are quite worthy!
Date published: 2011-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Must Have!! ever since I got started in video and photography I've been used to working with heavy, clumsy, and most of the time wore out light stands. I recently ventured out on my own and have started building my own studio so my loved ones bought me this set(1004BAC-3) for a Christmas present and boy was I blown away at all the features of these stands. The first impressive thing is they all snap together so they are easy to carry, you don't even really need a bag for them although it does help. And unlike any other light stand I've ever seen they fold up flat! so even with the 3 stands snapped together they take up less space than my light stand bag! The knobs have a nice rubber grip on them and they are contoured so they feel very nice, and they turn just as smooth. Even the air cushion which is always nice, but on some stands it makes packing the stand up a pain cause it doesn't want to lower, with these you can easily push the pole down but at the same time it will not crash down when loosened under load. And finally these babies can take some weight they have a very heavy duty feel to them, I have no worries of my lights being tipped over when their on these stands. The only draw back I can see is they are a bit pricey but hey you get what you pay for and these are by far the best light stands I've used to date and I've used everything from Lowel to Impact. I'll be buying more of these for sure, too many light stands is never a bad thing!
Date published: 2010-01-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Just tall enough; just heavy enough These stands are perfect for a softbox such as the 24x24 Lastolite EZYBox or the Cheetahstand QBox. Their 12' height gives them true versatality for both indoor and outdoor situations. A stand for these softboxes that is too light makes the combination too unsteady; too short and you'll find yourself unable to obtain that proper overhead angle. The ability to tie all three stands together for transporting or storage should not be underrated. It is a monor, yet most valuable, characteristic.
Date published: 2011-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my best purchases to date! I wanted to buy two stands, but the 3 pack from B&H was a no brainer for the little bit extra investment. The stands came well packaged and I was surprised to see that these stands not only fold down like no other stand I have owned, but they actually interlock with each other! Awesome! The air cushion rocks, and the function of the stands works easy and flawlessly. Manfrotto kept it simple with the design, and rocked out on build quality! I love these stands and I am very glad that I didn't go with the cheaper alternatives to save a buck or two.
Date published: 2014-06-03
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