Manfrotto Alu Mini Compact Air-Cushioned Stand Quick Stack 3-Pack (Black, 7')

Manfrotto Alu Mini Compact Air-Cushioned Stand Quick Stack 3-Pack (Black, 7')

Manfrotto Alu Mini Compact Air-Cushioned Stand Quick Stack 3-Pack (Black, 7')

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Product Highlights

  • Stackable When Closed
  • 4 Sections, 3 Risers
  • Double Threaded Spigot

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Manfrotto 1051BAC-3 overview

  • 1Description

This is the black, 7' Manfrotto Alu Mini Compact Air-Cushioned Stand Quick Stack 3-Pack. 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.

The 1051BAC is an updated version of the "Stacker" stand.

UPC: 719821308034
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Manfrotto Alu Mini Compact Air-Cushioned Stand Quick Stack 3-Pack (Black, 7')
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  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty Extension after Online Registration
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    • 1Description

    Manfrotto 1051BAC-3 specs

    Load Capacity 8.8 lb / 4 kg
    Mounting Options 1/4"-20 Male Thread
    3/8"-16 Male Thread
    5/8" Stud
    Maximum Working Height 6.9' / 2.1 m
    Minimum Working Height 2.5' / 0.8 m
    Collapsed Height 2.2' / 0.7 m
    Footprint Diameter 2.3' / 0.70 m
    Air Cushioned Yes
    Detachable Base No
    Leveling Leg No
    Reverse Legs No
    Finish Black
    Weight 2.2 lb / 1.0 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 9.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 29.1 x 6.3 x 6.3"

    Manfrotto 1051BAC-3 reviews

    Alu Mini Compact Air-Cushioned Stand Quick Stack 3-Pack (Black, 7') is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 19.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for Basic Interviews They're portable enough to carry to locations, and they hold my Lowel Rifas fine, although the EX 66 puts a noticeable bow in the stand when at its tallest length, and the stand will tilt and fall without a weight or if the light isn't aligned with one of the tripod's feet. I use them for interviews, and for a sit-down, the stands' heights are fine. The tripod's footprint is smaller than ones of similar sizea feature that cuts both ways. It makes for great portability, but the tip-over risk is higher, so I have to be extra alert as to how I place my lights on the stand. I like the locking together feature. It helps keep my lighting kit bag organized.
    Date published: 2011-09-23
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Can't Believe this Passed Engineering Thought it might be a good tradeoff between portability and use for 600 watt led video lights weighing in at 16 oz. Not good at at all. At lowest level will work but that isn't the purpose of a video light stand. The legs opened are too narrow of a footprint so if accidentally hit on location it would tip over easily even with a sandbag. Lights I am using are only 12x12x1 so weight is centered over uprights. Also aluminum is so lightweight that any fan nearby causes the top two levels to sway. Just too lightweight for anything other than a remote flash. Heavier gauge aluminum and 5 wider footprint would make it slightly heavier but improve usage significantly.
    Date published: 2011-12-09
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Compact but not very stable I own six of the original compact 4-section light stands from Manfrotto - the ones without air cushioning and the locking feature. They fold down small enough to fit in a location lighting kit, and hold most lights and modifiers. I use them to hold monolights, reflectors, and flags on location. These new Air Cushioned stands are the same length when folded, so they fit in many rolling cases designed for lighting gear. They also have a clever way of folding flat and locking together. The Air Cushion feature keeps the stand from collapsing when I loosen the lock knob. This will protect a light from impact damage. This feature takes up more room at each joint, which has two negative effects: 1. It decreases the length of the three support legs. That means the overall diameter of the stand when erected is about 6 inches (15 cm) smaller, making it less stable and more prone to tipping as compared to the original non-air-cushioned stands. 2. The overall height is about 8 inches (21 cm) shorter. This is not as much of an issue for me, as the 7 foot height is fine for most applications. Given the lower stability, I wouldn't want it much higher anyway. Overall I prefer the non-air cushioned model.
    Date published: 2011-10-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must have for your travel kit. These are the best little stands I have ever own with just enough height for sit down interviews. I love the way they fold up and interlock with each other to stow flat taking up little room in my DOC package. The small footprint allows you to place them in tight places but saying that you should be careful over loading them as with any stand. I bag them for that extra safety factor when I super compress the footprint in really, really tight places. I use extra straps banding them together and wrap them in cloth before packing them with other check in gear. Love the air sound!
    Date published: 2011-03-07
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not sure yet, but I have some reservations. I purchased these as a replacement for the original nano stands. These were somewhat of a compromise between size and stability. The nano stands were highly compact and allowed for placement in tight places, do to the adjustable footprint. However, they were very unstable. As a consequence, I had them topple over and break four of my flashes, over the four years I've owned them. Last month was the last straw, as I had pinched my finger due to the lack of air cushioning and broke another speed light due to instability. I decided to give the Alu Mini a try. They lack the small footprint of the nano stands. As a real estate photographer, versatility of placement is an important feature. Secondly, the Alu mini has more plastic in its construction. This leads me to have some concern over their longevity. I consider Manfrotto to be a premium product and expect the products to function accordingly. Perhaps this plastic is of very high quality. Only time will tell.
    Date published: 2017-07-18
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not the best footprint I have these same stands in the 9ft size and they are great, so I wanted to get smaller ones too. The problem with the 6.75' ones are not in the quality or the height, as smaller standes are often needed. The problem with them lies in the small footprint, much smaller than other short stands I currently have. I certainly would not put a studio strobe head on these, and may even be leery of putting a portable flash on one due to the fact that one leg extends enough in the forward direction, but the back two legs don't go out far at all and could cause the stand to easily tip. I'm not even certain it would be stable enough for anything but the smallest reflector. I returned them and will purchase the next size up. If only the footprint were more stable, these would be a winner.
    Date published: 2013-07-03
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from One step forward, a giant leap backward! I own three of the earlier model of mini stands that did not feature air cushioning. Having the air cushion is definitely a plus even though it comes at the expense of making each section a little longer. However, Monfrotto have made legs shorter to keep the overal folded length short and on top of that they've replaced the solid aluminum alloy shaft and base with plastic versions. As the result they have made these stands too unstable and risky to use, as they can easily tip over by a little shake.
    Date published: 2013-03-20
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good compact light stand I have 4 of these. �The only reason I did not give them a 5 is due to their small footprint. �It would be nice if they opened up a bit wider. �I have not used them outdoors with a modifier - but indoors with Westcott Rapid Boxes they are good. �You would definitely need sandbags if outdoors with any breeze - or ditch the modifiers. �When closed up it is nice to snap them together for transportation and they do take up a lot less room then my old lightstands.
    Date published: 2018-01-24
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